Dr. Richard Taw, MD

Cardiology •  Male • Age 75
  
Dr. Taw
Accepting new patients

Preventative Cardiology Center

2021 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 212e Santa Monica, CA 90404

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(310) 829-4327

Dr. Richard Taw, MD is a cardiology specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 50 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine in 1970 and specializes in cardiology, clinical lipidology, and more.


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Dr. Taw 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
Blue Shield of California
Basic PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Adult Congenital Cardiac Disorders

Adult congenital cardiac disorder specialists diagnose and treat heart disorders, such as arrythmias and mitral valve disease, that have been present from birth to adulthood.

Typically treats 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Heart Murmur
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taw treats Heart Murmur more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Taw treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Mitral Valve Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taw treats Mitral Valve Disease more than 94% of their peers

Dr. Taw treats this condition more than 94% of their peers

Atrial Fibrillation
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taw treats Atrial Fibrillation more than 72% of their peers

Dr. Taw treats this condition more than 72% of their peers

Cardiac Care

Cardiac care specialists diagnose and treat general cardiac conditions such as high blood pressure, angina, and arrhythmias through procedures including cardiovascular stress tests, ablation therapy, and heart valve surgery.

Typically treats 70% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Cardiomyopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taw treats Cardiomyopathy more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Taw treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taw treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Taw treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Heart Disease
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taw treats Heart Disease more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Taw treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

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Dr. Taw's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Cardiomyopathy
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taw treats Cardiomyopathy more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Taw treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Atrial Cardiomyopathy With Heart Block
  • Cardiomyopathy 1, Familial Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy Due to Anthracyclines
  • Cardiomyopathy, Alcoholic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Chagas
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated 10
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect Type 1
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated With Conduction Defect Type 2
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated, Idiopathic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated, With Woolly Hair and Keratoderma
  • Cardiomyopathy, Familial Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Fatal Fetal, Due to Myocardial Calcification
  • Cardiomyopathy, Fetal Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypogonadism, Collagenoma Syndrome
  • Cardiomyopathy, Infantile Histiocytoid
  • Cardiomyopathy, Takotsubo
  • Cardiomyopathy, X-Linked, Fatal Infantile
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taw treats Coronary Artery Disease (CAD) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Taw treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Coronary Artery Calcification
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 1
  • Coronary Artery Disease, Autosomal Dominant 2
Heart Murmur
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Taw treats Heart Murmur more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Taw treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Taw's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Dr. Taw's Reviews

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3.5

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He and his staff are all very nice and helpful. He can do many tests right in his office. Evan my mother in law liked & trusted him !
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Santa Monica, CA – Sep 01, 2016
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Excellent in every way. Extraordinary availability. Always minimum wait time. His nurse practitioner is one of the best around. Most of his staff has been with him his whole career. Excellent follow through. Ila, his coordinator is extremely efficient. He does charge a yearly fee to medicare patients. A++++ all around. I have been his patient since 1987. But it is absolutely worth it.
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Dolores R. in Chatsworth, CA – Aug 04, 2016
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I would highly recommend him. Excellent knowledge and patient care.
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San Juan Capistrano, CA – Jul 07, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Our practice at the Preventive Cardiology Center is a traditional, patient focused medical practice in an open, friendly environment. We spend time with our patients and are available by phone and after hours to meet their needs. We have ample ancill...

Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Lipidology
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging
  • Nutrition Education

Education

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency Hospital
1971
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Internship Hospital
1970
Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
Medical School
Occidental College
Undergraduate School
Chief Resident In Medicine-Johns Hopkins Hospital

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Locations

Preventative Cardiology Center

Preventive Cardiology Center2021 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 212e Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Providence Saint John's Health Center

Santa Monica, CA

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average