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Robert W. Orr, MD, FACC, is a board certified physician specializing in Cardiology. As a Cardiologist, he specializes in the treatment, prevention and management of heart disease. Dr. Orr is a noted speaker and has worked extensively in television, hosting medical talk shows and lending his expertise to television news. In addition, he has done several on-camera cooking programs on heart healthy cooking. He also speaks French and Spanish, and has twice been selected as one of San Diego Magazine's Top Doctors, in 2010 and 2012. Dr. Orr earned his Medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine in 1984. He completed his Internal Medicine internship and served his residency program through New York Medical College, Cabrini Medical Center, from 1985 to 1987. As Chief Resident, he was selected for a prestigious preceptorship, or mentorship program, under noted Cardiologist Dr. Frederick Feit. He went on to earn his Fellowship in Cardiology from SUNY at Buffalo in 1989. In addition to general Cardiology, Dr. Orr has special interest in non-invasive cardiology (stress testing, ECHO, TEE); invasive, non-interventional procedures, pacemaker implantation, aviation medicine, heart disease in women, and adolescent cardiology. Dr. Orr is a former Chief, Cardiology Division, of Tri-City Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Heart Association, San Diego Medical Society, and California Medical Association. To schedule an appointment with Dr. Orr, please call (760) 291-6861.

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Dr. Orr's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (3)
San Diego, CA |
I can not believe how bad this doctor was. With his arrogant, condescending attitude and horrible demeanor I had no confidence in him or his recommendations. He tried to unwind everything that my primary doctor was doing(that is working). I would steer clear of this doctor and his other 1 star reviews as it could save your life!
in Escondido CA |
He wasn't interested in answering my questions and was vague with his response. He stood next to the door and hurried me along and then wanted me to schedule surgery. I didn't have a good vibe. I felt like I was a patient algorithm and not a person.
in Murrieta, CA |
My one and only meeting with Dr. Orr was satisfactory. He seemed professional. My testing was not done by him but by Dr Vargas in the same office who I liked very much. My follow up was cancelled when I got to the office. I was told Dr. Orr was called away on a last minute emergency & I was annoyed but ok with it. My next appointment was also cancelled at the last hour. One call telling me he had an emergency. 5 minutes later another call, different employee, telling me he was ill. No confidence
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Robert W. Orr, MD, FACC, is a board certified physician specializing in Cardiology. As a Cardiologist, he specializes in the treatment, prevention and management of heart disease.

Dr. Orr is a noted speaker and has worked extensively in television, hosting medical talk shows and lending his expertise to television news. In addition, he has done several on-camera cooking programs on heart healthy cooking. He also speaks French and Spanish, and has twice been selected as one of San Diego Magazine's Top Doctors, in 2010 and 2012.

Dr. Orr earned his Medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine in 1984. He completed his Internal Medicine internship and served his residency program through New York Medical College, Cabrini Medical Center, from 1985 to 1987. As Chief Resident, he was selected for a prestigious preceptorship, or mentorship program, under noted Cardiologist Dr. Frederick Feit. He went on to earn his Fellowship in Cardiology from SUNY at Buffalo in 1989.

In addition to general Cardiology, Dr. Orr has special interest in non-invasive cardiology (stress testing, ECHO, TEE); invasive, non-interventional procedures, pacemaker implantation, aviation medicine, heart disease in women, and adolescent cardiology.

Dr. Orr is a former Chief, Cardiology Division, of Tri-City Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Heart Association, San Diego Medical Society, and California Medical Association.

To schedule an appointment with Dr. Orr, please call (760) 291-6861.

Dr. Orr says...

Dr. Orr earned his Medical degree from St. George's University School of Medicine in 1984. He completed his Internal Medicine internship and served his residency program through New York Medical College, Cabrini Medical Center, from 1985 to 1987. As Chief Resident, he was selected for a prestigious preceptorship, or mentorship program, under noted Cardiologist Dr. Frederick Feit. He went on to earn his Fellowship in Cardiology from SUNY at Buffalo in 1989.

Dr. Orr says...

Dr. Orr is a former Chief, Cardiology Division, of Tri-City Medical Center. He is a Fellow of the American College of Cardiology and a member of the American Heart Association, San Diego Medical Society, and California Medical Association.

Dr. Orr's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Cardiology
  •  Board certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Internal Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • 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 Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

Education

  • Medical School
    St. George's University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Internship Hospital
    New York Medical College Cabrini Medical Center

    Completed in 1985

  • Residency Hospital
    New York Medical College Cabrini Medical Center

    Completed in 1987

  • Fellowship Hospital
    State University Of New York At Buffalo

    Completed in 1989

    University Buffalo
  • Undergraduate School
    University Of North Carolina

    Graduated in 1980

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Cardiology

Procedures Performed

  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors