Dr. Ronald Schechter, MD

Dr. Ronald Schechter, MD

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Dr. Ronald Schechter, MD is a Cardiology Specialist in Towson, MD and has over 39 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Schechter has more experience with Cardiac Electrical System Procedures, Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, and Heart Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from University of Maryland School Medicine medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with UM St. Joseph Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schechter to book an appointment.

Locations

UM SJMG – Cardiovascular Care

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(410) 204-2658
UM SJMG – Cardiovascular Care7505 Osler Drive Ste 303 Towson, MD 21204
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Dr. Schechter is affiliated with UM St. Joseph Medical Center Towson, a highly rated and top awarded hospital for cardiology.

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Dr. Schechter's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schechter

3.7

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Just don’t get sick. He was my mother’s cardiologist until she got really sick, and he advised her to get another Dr. He’s a know it all who doesn’t. Don’t ask him questions or he will question you about your job. I complained to his office mgr about his extreme unprofessionalism and rudeness. Steer clear of him or you will regret it. He is a discredit to his profession. Imagine a Dr who doesn’t want sick patients.
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Caroline – Sep 09, 2021
I was not too impressed with Dr. Schechter. I was just in St. Joseph Hospital for high BP and chest pressure. After two days released without finding the issue or cause! Seeing another Cardiologist ASAP. He was in a hurry and when I asked about doing a cath, I was basically told- you do your job and let me do mine!
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Aug 19, 2020
Excellent doctor with vast clinical experience who has been in the proverbial trenches for decades. He is a good listener, thorough, measured in his approach, and confident in his diagnosis. He will not put you through unnecessary invasive or potentially dangerous procedures. He is direct and clear in communications and returns phone calls. His office people are top notch.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Mar 19, 2020
I have been a patient for over ten years, excellent service.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 26, 2019
This physician sent my mother for testing an Echocardiogram to R/O CHF. I was never contacted with results, When I called I was told he would call me if there was a problem. Well my mom ended up in ER 2 months later for the first time ever we were told her swollen legs; he saw in his office was that she had heart failure. She spent 3 weeks in hospital with every doctor in disbelief he didn't admit her to begin and those test results they faxed over showed she had CHF to begin with, never knew!
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Alvera Chinquina in Shrewsbury, PA – Dec 24, 2016
Dr. Schechter is the worst, most unprofessional doctor I have ever dealt with. After five years of treating my mother, just when she needed him most, he told her to get another doctor. He criticized and blamed her for getting sick. He even criticized her for having to call for an ambulance on several occasions. It turned out that her mitral valve was torn and two of her arteries were blocked but these diagnoses were made by real doctors at Johns Hopkins. We will never see this man again.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Caroline in Baltimore, MD – Aug 16, 2016
Love Him. He is a wonderful man, has a great bedside manner. Very patient and listens to everything I need to talk about.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
5 people found this helpful
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Baltimore, MD – Jun 09, 2016

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Schechter

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Schechter treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Schechter treats other conditions, please contact the office at (410) 427-2580.

Cardiac Electrical System Procedures

Electrophysiologists monitor, diagnose and treat abnormal heart rhythms through procedures such as electrocardiograms (EKGs) and pacemaker insertionsCompare with other Cardiac Electrical System Procedures specialists.

Dr. Schechter is experienced in the area of Cardiac Electrical System Procedures. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 4 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Electrocardiogram (EKG)
Cardiovascular Stress Test
Echocardiography
Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
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Adult Congenital Heart Conditions

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.Compare with other Adult Congenital Heart Conditions specialists.

Dr. Schechter is experienced in the area of Adult Congenital Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 19 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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Atrial Fibrillation
Aortic Valve Regurgitation
Aortic Stenosis
Atrial Flutter
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Heart Conditions

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Dr. Schechter is experienced in the area of Heart Conditions. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

Based on claims data for 34 conditions and procedures

Treatments
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First Degree Heart Block
Heart Disease
Hypertension
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
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Check Dr. Schechter's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Schechter's conditions and procedures:

  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Septal Defect
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac MRI (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) of Heart or Chest
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Cardiovascular Diagnostic Test
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiogram
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Dobutamine Thallium Stress Test
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Endocarditis
  • First Degree Heart Block
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Long QT Syndrome
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Mobitz, Type 2, Heart Block
  • Nuclear Stress Testing
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pericarditis
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Peripheral Arterial Disease Screening (PAD)
  • Pharmacologic Nuclear Stress Test
  • Pharmacologic Stress Test, Adenosine
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Second Degree Heart Block
  • Septal Defect
  • Sick Sinus Syndrome
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Stress Test
  • Structural Heart Disease Evaluations and Treatment
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • TCD Bubble Test
  • Third Degree Heart Block
  • Tilt Table Testing
  • Treadmill Stress Test
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Unstable Angina
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Septal Defect
  • Ventricular Tachycardia (VT)

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About Me

Biography

Dr. Schechter received his medical degree from the University of Maryland School of Medicine. He completed his fellowship at the University of Maryland...Read more

Specialties

  • Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine

Education

1989
University of Maryland Medical Center
Fellowship Hospital
1985
Temple University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1983
Temple University Hospital
Internship Hospital
1982
University of Maryland School Medicine
Medical School
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Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Ronald Schechter, MD?

Click here to schedule an appointment online. New patients can also call (410) 204-2658, and for other questions, call (410) 427-2580.

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What are Dr. Ronald Schechter, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Schechter frequently treats Cardiac Electrical System Procedures, Adult Congenital Heart Conditions, and Heart Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Schechter specializes.

Where is Dr. Ronald Schechter, MD's office located?

Dr. Schechter's office is located at 7505 Osler Drive Ste 303, Towson, MD 21204. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Ronald Schechter, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Schechter has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Schechter is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

UM St. Joseph Medical Center

Towson, MD

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

32 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Coronary Intervention Excellence Award™ (2021)