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
Health Plans Accepted
  • Aetna POS/EPO
  • Aetna Preferred Provider Organization
  • Blue Shield of CA Access + HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield of CA Covered CA PPO/EPO
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plan
  • Blue Shield of CA HMO Plus POS
  • Cigna HMO
  • Coventry Integrated Network PPO
  • Health Net Covered CA PPO
  • Health Net HMO
  • Health Net PPO/EPO/POS
  • Interplan PPO/EPO
  • MultiPlan LTD PPO
  • Scan Senior Health Plan HMO
  • United Healthcare HMO
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 (114 Ratings, 44 Comments)


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03/28/2018
entire staff was excellent, attentive, courteous, and they listened and communicated
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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
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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 [...]
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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.
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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.
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10/09/2017
Dr. Wright has a comforting bedside manner.
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10/02/2017
Dr. Wright is an excellent physician
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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
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07/23/2017
everything good
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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.
100

07/10/2017
I was particularly impressed that Dr. Wright seemed unconcerned about the amount of time he spent with me. It is very rare these days to find a provider who is unhurried and willing to spend the amount of time he did.
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06/29/2017
Dr. wright is great!!! very helpful.
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06/28/2017
I've had heart problems for the past 38 of my 87 years. Dr. wright is by far the best cardiologist I have ever been to. His office is the most professional in the building.
100

05/30/2017
he takes any incredible amount of time and thoroughly explains everything that he is doing. He is perhaps the most knowledgeable doctor in the group of doctors that I see for my various medical conditions.
100

05/26/2017
I was very pleased with Dr. Wrights care. He was a little behind schedule, but he didn't try to rush through my appointment and exam. I have been in that situation before, in which docs whizz in and out, and I am left wondering why they even bothered to see their patients. Dr. Wright was very patient with all my concerns. He is a great doc.
100

05/23/2017
Hard to get through phones. Wait time very long at office.
90

05/17/2017
Seemed caring andthorough
20

05/15/2017
Doctor discounted what I was experiencing. Not going into what I was telling him. Not listing to me telling him that something wasn't right. Things had changed. Everything is the same as before and comeback in six months.
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05/04/2017
Did not get results of blood tests . Willhave to callthem
 
Pacific Heart Institute
2001 Santa Monica Boulevard Suite 280W
Santa Monica, CA 90404
(310) 829-6889
Affiliated Facilities
Providence Saint John's Health Center