Dr. Richard Taw, MD

Dr. Richard Taw, MD

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Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
73 y/o
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Accepting new patients

Dr. Richard Taw, MD is a cardiology specialist in Santa Monica, CA and has been practicing for 48 years. He graduated from Johns Hopkins University / School Of Medicine in 1970 and specializes in cardiology, clinical lipidology, and more.

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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Top Care Areas

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See how frequently Dr. Taw performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Cardiomyopathy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Hyperlipidemia
very high
more than 98% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Taw "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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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

  • Aneurysm
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • 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
  • Hypertensive Heart 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

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
America's 50 Best Hospitals 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)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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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)

in 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 !
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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...more
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in San Juan Capistrano, CA
I would highly recommend him. Excellent knowledge and patient care.
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