Dr. Richard Taw, MD

Dr. Richard Taw, MD

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Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
73 y/o
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Dr. Richard Taw, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Santa Monica, CA. He is 73 years old and has been practicing for 47 years. Dr. Taw is affiliated with Providence Saint John's Health Center.

Preventative Cardiology Center

2021 Santa Monica Blvd Ste 212E

Santa Monica, CA 90404
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Health Net
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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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 ancillary support from a Patient Concierge and a Nurse Practitioner who have been with us for many years. I am triple board certified in Cardiology, Internal Medicine and Clinical Lipidology (cholesterol disorders) and S.H.A.P.E. certified in prevention
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Experience for Dr. Taw

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Top Care Areas for Dr. Taw by Patient Volume

1

Cardiomyopathy

Dr. Taw treated this condition for more patients than 99% of his peers nationwide.

very high

2

Hyperlipidemia

Dr. Taw treated this condition for more patients than 98% of his peers nationwide.

very high

3

Heart Disease

Dr. Taw treated this condition for more patients than 97% of his peers nationwide.

very high

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How we evaluate our data - Patient volume is analyzed by provider and compared nationally with all providers who perform the same procedure, or treat the same condition. We organize the volume data in percentile ranking from 'may perform' for the lowest claims volume to 'Very High' for the highest claims volume data. For a given condition or procedure, performance categories are defined based on 80%, 90%, and 95% confidence intervals from the average patient volume for all providers in our database. Providers identified as ‘may perform’ do not have sufficient volume for Healthgrades to create a statistical evaluation.

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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Lipidology
  • Diagnostic Ultrasound Imaging
  • Nutrition Education
  • Preventive Cardiology
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Carotid Artery Stenosis
  • 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
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Carotid Ultrasound
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Echocardiography
  • Holter Monitoring
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Stress Echocardiogram
  • Transesophageal Echocardiography (TEE)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Occidental College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1970
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • The Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Chief Resident In Medicine-Johns Hopkins Hospital
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Taw has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Taw does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Taw and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Providence Saint John's Health Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Cardiac Care Excellence Award

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Taw is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Taw's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Taw to family and friends
3.9
based on 7 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Taw's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (3)
Santa Monica, CA |
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 !
in Chatsworth, CA |
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.
San Juan Capistrano, CA |
I would highly recommend him. Excellent knowledge and patient care.
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Dr. Taw accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • 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

Hospitals where Dr. Taw has admitting privileges

Providence Saint John's Health Center
2121 Santa Monica Blvd
Santa Monica, CA 90404
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