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Dr. Richard Swensson, MD

Pediatric Cardiology ·  Male

Dr. Swensson

University of California Irvine

1140 W La Veta Ave Ste 750 Orange, CA 92868

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Dr. Richard Swensson, MD is a pediatric cardiology specialist in Orange, CA and has been practicing for 46 years. He graduated from University of Kansas / School of Medicine in 1969 and specializes in pediatric cardiology and cardiology.


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(714) 581-4401

Dr. Swensson accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
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No malpractice claims found for California
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Dr. Swensson's conditions and procedures:

  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Chest Pain
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Defects, Fetal
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Ebstein's Anomaly
  • Echocardiography
  • Fear of Fainting
  • Fetal Echocardiography
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hypertension
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pediatric EKG (Electrocardiogram, ECG)
  • Pediatric Stress Echocardiography (ECG)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Tetralogy of Fallot
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease

About Me

Dr. Swensson strives to treat each patient as an individual with a thoughtful, caring manner, understanding the uniqueness of each child.  He listens carefully to parents' insights, concerns and fears and explains everything in detail using diag...

Specialties

  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Cardiology
  • Pediatrics

Education

1973
University Colo
Fellowship Hospital
1971
University Tex Med Br
Residency Hospital
1970
University Tex Med Br
Internship Hospital
1969
University of Kansas / School of Medicine
Medical School
1964
Harvard University
Undergraduate School
1973
1971
1970
1969
1964

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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Dr. Swensson was my daughters doctor when I was 20 weeks pregnant. I was blessed that he moved from San Diego to Orange County when she was two as he saved her life by taking the time and running tests that were necessary, something her other doctor didn't do. My daughter was in the hospital a week later for her first open heart surgery. Without Dr. Swensson she would not be here today. He has provided great care for 18 years, I would recommend him to everyone.
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we love Dr. Swensson. Please don’t retire
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I am now 20 years old I’ve been having heart problems since I was born I honestly believe that if it wasn’t for Dr.Swensson saved my life thank you so much for your dedication
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We have taken our daughter to Swensson since my daughter was 1.5 years old. She had open heart surgery st 6 month old in NYC. She is now 6 yrs . We really like his bedside manners, he’s great with kids and I have yet to find another pediatric cardiologist with credentials like his. I would definitely recommend him to other families.
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Dr Swensson has been treating my son for 15 yrs. my son is now 31 and has severe hypertrophic cardiomyopathy. We have had doctors all over the country From Columbia univ to being followed for 10 yrs at the National institute of Health and Loma Linda who referred us to Dr Swensson. In nearly 32 yrs of seeing Drs I have never come across a more caring and compassionate person. We love Dr Swensson and so grateful to have him. His kindness moves me to tears. He is by far the best.
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I am still waiting on Dr. Swensson to call me back with my child's echo results going on 2 months now. It should have been within 7-10 days and I have called and left several messages. We are talking about a small child who has a history of cardiac issues, has already had open heart surgery and has been close to passing several times. Disgusted.
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my son is 12 and has been going to him since he was 3 days old. We love Dr. Swensson!
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