Richard F. Wright

Languages: English
Accepting New Patients
Professional Statement
Richard Wright is currently President of the Pacific Heart Institute in Santa Monica, CA. He previously served as Director of the Heart Institute at Saint John’s Health Center in Santa Monica and on clinical faculty at UCLA. He has served as President of the American College of Cardiology, California Chapter, and on the Medical Advisory Board at the Los Angeles Zoo, where he served as the cardiologist for the Great Apes. Dr. Wright is a renowned lecturer and was a co-author of the U.S. guideline on management of patients with heart failure. A recipient of the Specialist of the Year Award from the American College of Cardiology, California, he continues to be listed in peer surveys as one of the top cardiologists in the state.
Education
Institution
Type
Field of Study
Year
Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA
Medical School
1997
LAC - USC Medical Center, Los Angeles, CA
Internship
1978
Peter Bent Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Residency
Veterans Affairs Medical Center, West Roxbury- Brockton, MA
Residency
Brigham & Women's Hospital, Boston, MA
Fellowship
Cardiology
1984
Board Certifications
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Internal Medicine
  • American Board of Internal Medicine, Cardiovascular Disease
Clinical Interests
  • Ablation For Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Aneurysm
  • Arrhythmia
  • Atherectomy
  • Cardiac Ablation
  • Cardioversion
  • Chest Pain
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Angiography
  • Coronary Angioplasty
  • Heart Disease
  • Hypertension
  • In-Office Stress Test
  • Myocardial Infarction
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Thoracentesis
PATIENT RATINGS AND COMMENTS

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey.Responses are measured on a 10 - point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5 - point scale in order to display results in a 5 - star rating.Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.9 out of 5 (113 Ratings, 47 Comments)


 

06/30/2018
Dr. Wright is professional, knowledgeable and caring for his patients.
100

06/20/2018
As a heart specialist Dr. wright is very knowledgeable, courteous, explains things well, [...].
100

06/20/2018
Dr Wright is very personable as well as knowledgeable. He is my husband's longtime doctor and we both hold him in high regard. However, the front desk clerk didn't greet me, barely acknowledged my presence during our interaction, and kept taking calls while I was waiting to hear whether I should keep standing there until she returned my insurance card and a referral, or sit down and she'd let me know when the documents would be returned.
90

06/04/2018
Special mention to [...] (Dr. Wright's secretary). She's just great overall!! [...]
100

05/29/2018
He is so willing to share/explain/TEACH US ABOUT OUR OWN HEALTH.
100

05/23/2018
Very patient and completely involved in the present.
100

05/23/2018
Couldn't ask for a better doctor. He is attentive and seems to care very much about his patients.
100

05/16/2018
Great doctor & staff!!!
100

05/04/2018
Dr. Wright always spends a lot of time with me, and answers all questions with never a hint of hurry. He's remarkable.
100

04/24/2018
Super great, very smart, considerate, and wonderful. Friendly, funny, careful.
100

04/18/2018
I found the front office staff very non professional and short In the past I have never had these experience I am a health care professional with a PhD. I expect all aspect of service to be equal to the quality of care provided by my physician I would recommend the practice but would add caveat regarding non professional staff
100

04/04/2018
An Exellent Cardiologist who is a good listener and very good at meeting my needs, as result he has always sent me home happy and satisfied by his care.
100

03/28/2018
entire staff was excellent, attentive, courteous, and they listened and communicated
100

03/19/2018
Dr. Wright has such a great personality and makes visits less stressful than they otherwise would be. He has an excellent bedside manner, which is seemingly more and more rare these days!
100

03/01/2018
always takes whatever time necessary to treat listen & administer care. very pleasant, sets u @ ease
100

02/28/2018
Have always felt extremely well cared for from Dr. Wright. He is a wonderful doctor!
100

02/28/2018
I find Dr.Wright,well informed,zero's in on eval correctly,assesses correctly and has me VERTICAL!
100

02/27/2018
Excellent
100

02/21/2018
The doctors and office personnel are always very courteous and helpful.
100

02/20/2018
dr. wright is a great care provider [...]
100

01/19/2018
The very best!
100

01/18/2018
All good!
100

01/08/2018
Dr Wright is a wonderful physician. He is not only very knowledgeable, but explains the health issues clearly and with great empathy
100

01/04/2018
Dr. Wright is extremely devoted to his specialty. He is knowledgeable about studies and fully explains reasons for the care and answers all questions and concerns. He never appears rushed. I feel very fortunate to be under Dr. Wright's (and staff) care.
100

12/27/2017
An excellent cardiologist who is non-interventionist, knowledgeable and kind.
100

12/20/2017
Dr. Wright always takes the time to explain the "whys" and "how" of his recommendations. He is a caring and compassionate doctor!
100

11/22/2017
Dr. Wright really understands my health care needs and gives great advice.
100

11/20/2017
Too long wait time in exam room
100

11/17/2017
The best.
100

11/16/2017
[...] Dr. Wright is excellent, I feel very fortunate to have him as my cardiologist!
100

11/15/2017
Always great
70

11/01/2017
it's impossible to get a call back so I have to make an appointment to get paperwork for the insurance done. to make an appointment someone had to call me back.
100

10/26/2017
Wait time 90 minutes.
100

10/09/2017
Dr. Wright has a comforting bedside manner.
100

10/02/2017
Dr. Wright is an excellent physician
100

09/29/2017
I've taken my mother to this care provider and recommended others.
100

09/27/2017
when receiving results of tests the office does not get back to me with questions and the Dr is hard to reach though his office
100

09/22/2017
One attendant had strong cologne or perfume that set off my asthma.
100

09/14/2017
the very best!
100

09/09/2017
always professional and pleasant.
100

08/09/2017
wonderful physician. always takes time to listen, to explain.
100

08/09/2017
Dr. Wright is excellent. He explains complex issues clearly and projects confidence to the patient. He's tops!
100

07/26/2017
Dr. Wright has always been a very kind, intuitive health care provider for me. He is sensitive to my needs and takes very good care of me.
100

07/26/2017
Richard Wright is the best diagnostician I've worked with
100

07/23/2017
everything good
100

07/20/2017
Dr. Wright is one of the best doctors I have. always takes time with me. My wife also is a patient of his.
100

07/19/2017
Dr. Wright's communication skills and ability to relate and understand my health condition is exceptional, and the best I have ever experienced from the many doctors I have seen. For example, he listened to and understood my inability to tolerate most medications which has been problematic all of my life, and he even cited a study that had shown a difference in ability to process medication (enzyme-related) between people in Japan and elsewhere [...]. It was beyond my expectation that when I took the supplemental bp medication that he prescribed ([...], which he believed there was a good chance I would tolerate), that I had no ill-effect. It has been 2 days so far, and my experience (knock on wood) has been remarkable. [...] This is just one example of the exceptional care I have experienced so far with Dr. Wright and his staff, as I can cite many more, and really sets Dr. Wright's care far above what I have found most everywhere else.
 
Pacific Heart Institute
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard Suite 280W
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-6889
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint John's Health Center