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Dr. Richard Taw, MD

Cardiology ·  Male · Age 74

Dr. Taw

Dr. Richard Taw, MD is a cardiology specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 49 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine in 1970 and specializes in cardiology, clinical lipidology, and more.


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(310) 829-4327

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
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
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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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
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

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

Dr. Taw's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • 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
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Echocardiography
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Tumors, Benign
  • High Cholesterol
  • Holter Monitoring
  • 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
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
The Johns Hopkins Hospital
Residency Hospital
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
1970

Awards

Dr. Taw's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Taw

3.5

Based on 8 reviews

5 Stars
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1 Star
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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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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...Read More
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I would highly recommend him. Excellent knowledge and patient care.
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