Dr. Thomas Russ, MD

Dr. Thomas Russ, MD

Interventional Cardiology  |  
Male  |  
69 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Thomas Russ, MD is an interventional cardiology doctor who practices in Redding, CA. He is 69 years old and has been practicing for 42 years. Dr. Russ is affiliated with Shasta Regional Medical Center and Mercy Medical Center Redding.

Dignity Health Medical Group - North State

2510 Airpark Dr Ste 302

Redding, CA 96001
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas


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Chest Pain
very high
more than 97% of peers
Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
very high
more than 97% of peers
Heart Palpitations
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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  • Interventional Cardiology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Coarctation of the Aorta
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Aneurysm
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertelorism
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease


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  • Angioplasty
  • Aortic Aneurysm Repair
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombolysis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors

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.


  • Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • Meth Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1977
  • Lincoln Hosp/Montefiore Hosp/Ny Med College
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Good Samaritan Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981
  • St Louis University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Russ has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Russ' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Russ to family and friends
based on 17 total reviews (11 with comments)
Dr. Russ' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (11)
in Cottonwood, CA |
Was suggested by my Drs office and went to my appointment being a new patient Mr Russ came into the room and just started to talk and never introduced himself, strike one, then proceeded to tell me all about myself and later he admitted he haven't received all medical information from uc Davis after their specialist had taken care of me in the hospital, strike two, his bed side manner needs much improvement, strike three!!!! The only thing going for his office staff!!!!
in Burney, CA |
I have been seeing doctors since I was a kid, and I have never met one as arrogant and unprofessional as Dr. Russ. After listening to him berate his staff, I acctually left 10 seconds into the exam because he was so hostile. Find a different doctor, I know I will
in Redding, CA |
Wow! Dr. Russ saved my father's life. What more is there to say??? I am forever indebted to him for his skilled work.
in Orange, CA |
Amazing Doctor. Incredibly knowledgeable. He has an aloof humor, guess the people leaving negative reviews aren't quick witted or don't have a sense of humor.
in redding, ca |
Very rude cardiologist. This cardiologist has his own problems with his medical assistant. He said something bad right in front of the medical assistant. Very disrespectful & inhuman. Treat patient with disrespect. This cardiologist office has his own problems, generating the problem to patient. Stay away. NEVER go back!
in Redding, CA |
Worst doctor forever. Please stay away. This cardiologist has his very own problems with his own medical assistance. He will pass his own problems to the patient. Very arrogant. He doesn't have professional conduct. Very disrespectful. I can NEVER imagine a healthcare professional is so inhuman while treating patients, NEVER go back. He said something bad of his medical assistant right in front of you.
in Redding, CA |
Worst doctor forever. Please stay away. This cardiologist has his very own problems with his own medical assistance. He will pass his own problems to the patient. Very arrogant. He doesn't have professional conduct. Very disrespectful. I can NEVER imagine a healthcare professional is so inhuman while treating patients, NEVER go back.
in Redding, CA |
Exceptionally caring and knowledgeable. Willing to take time with me and ask relevant questions and provide very helpful information and referral.
in Redding, ca |
Dr. Russ in my opinion is an outstanding Doctor. I went to the ER with chest pain @ 52 dr Russ is very professional and thourogh. He also has great bedside manor. Dr. Russ ended up doing an angiogram on me and catered to my specific needs. I have been through a lot as a cancer survivor and have ptsd so it was great for me! He was very knowledgeable and made me very comfortable start to finish. I now have a health heart thanks to dr. Russ. I also feel he is a very good person. 10+++ great!
in Redding, CA |
I cannot recommend him. He said one thing to me, but put the opposite on his report. He told me that I wasn't taking my medications, and when I said that wasn't true that I was, he ignored me. He said he didn't like patients to talk. This is a physician with an agenda. He acts like a curmudgeon, but smiles like he's kidding, giving mixed signals as to who he is. I'm really sorry as I liked him initially, but then got my report. He must have some axe to grind.
in Redding, CA |
The best, most informative Cardiologist I've ever had. I learned more in two visits than all of the time spent with my last Cardiologist (6+ years). Dr Russ is very thorough and offers many alternative suggestions and solutions. He gives straight, sound answers to any question you may have, no dancin' around or being purposely vague, just old fashioned straight talk. Bedside manner and attitude is great. If he can put up with a crotchety old cowboy like me then he's your man.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Russ accepts 6 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
    Select PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Russ has admitting privileges

Mercy Medical Center Redding
2175 Rosaline Avenue Clairmont Hgts
Redding, CA 96001
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Shasta Regional Medical Center
1100 Butte St
Redding, CA 96001
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