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Robert Schwengel, MD, FACC

4.8 out of 5 (365 Ratings)



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About Robert Schwengel

Dr. Schwengel has been in the practice of general and invasive cardiology with Cardiovascular Associates of Rhode Island since 1993. He received his doctor of medicine and completed his residency in internal medicine at The George Washington University School of Medicine and Health Science in Washington.

Dr. Schwengel completed his fellowship in cardiovascular medicine at the University of Maryland Medical System in Baltimore. He is a fellow in the American College of Cardiology and a Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine at the Warren Alpert Medical School at Brown University. Dr. Schwengel is board certified in cardiovascular disease, adult echocardiography and stress echocardiography. He has special interests in coronary artery disease, congestive heart failure and valvular heart disease.


Practicing at the following locations:

  1. Southcoast Physicians Group Cardiology

    1076 North Main Street
    Providence, RI 02904

    P: 401-273-2460

    Get Directions 41.850361 -71.40367200000003
  2. Southcoast Physicians Group Cardiology

    676 Aquidneck Avenue
    Middletown, RI 02842

    P: 401-849-9042

    Get Directions 41.5060166 -71.28202909999999
  3. Southcoast Physicians Group Cardiology

    2444 East Main Road
    Portsmouth, RI 02871

    P: 401-849-9042

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Insurances Accepted

Southcoast accepts most major insurance plans. Call the Southcoast patient registration department at 844-297-2952 or your health plan with any questions regarding coverage.

Provider Ratings

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Patient Comments (97)

At Southcoast Health, we strive to deliver exceptional patient care along with an exceptional patient experience. We appreciate all of your feedback and share your comments to recognize the wonderful care our teams provide to you as well as identify areas for improvement.

  • Everyone made me feel welcome and comfortable

  • On time. Competent, focused health care.

  • Great experience. Staff curious and receptive. Always pleasant and accommodating. Great team !!

  • Keep doing what you do

  • Dr. Schwengel knows me well!

  • Saw Dr. for approx. 10 minutes. Explained a few concerns and sent me for blood work. Hopefully all is well. Am waiting to hear about results of tests.

  • Very professional office

  • Prompt, courteous service from beginning to end. Excellent and thorough explanations by Dr Schwengel regarding my previous test results, planned next steps and advice. Thanks.

  • The nurses were very kind, and speaking to them reassured a lot of the anxiety I had over the visit. The doctor himself was very professional, respectful and polite. He answered all the questions I had in an understandable way, which also helped ease my anxieties over the process and my health issues. He was definitely dedicated in being thorough with investigating my health issues which was a breath of fresh air for me; my previous cardiologist dismissed my symptoms as anxiety despite very serious symptoms and a heavy family history. Just the first visit really renewed my faith in doctors just a bit again, after multiple awful experiences with other doctors (not from this practice) due to me being young & my mental health diagnoses.

  • Every task was performed quickly and efficiently by each and every member at this location.

  • All was perfect

  • Everyone is fine.

  • I have been a patient of Dr. Schwengel for years. He is always very helpful and knowledgeable. The nurses and nurses trice staff are very efficient and friendly as is the echocardiogram technicians.

  • Helpful staff and knowledgeable doctor.

  • Everything was great, no wait, everyone was kind and informative. Made my day!

  • I was called into the office before I could sit down after I checked in. All my questions were answered and my next appointment was set up and the blood work forwarded to the lab.

  • Smooth professional prep and exam.

  • This physician seems very competent and informed about the medical aspects of my care. He has yet to ask me about any of the psychological or psycho social aspects of living with my diagnosis.

  • you did well

  • Saw me in a timely manner. very efficient on running EKG and reporting results to me. explained my medical history very well.there is nothing they could do an better than they did.

  • I called in the morning, and got a 1:30 appointment for that day. I had seen Dr. Schwengel twice in the past, he is very warm, friendly, and knowledgeable. He asked lots of questions. Fortunately, I had no heart issues and was sent on my way! Thank you!

  • Hi, this was my very first appointment with Dr. Schwengel and so some of the questions were not applicable. I didn't have the option to put non-applicable, so I had press two, but in general, he gets a rating of a 10 from me. Thank you.

  • Appointment and process were executed in a timely, efficient, and positive manner.

  • The medical staff were polite, courteous and listened carefully when I spoke to them. The doctor relayed relevant information and always asked if I had any questions or concerns. All in all this was a very pleasant visit!!

  • everything was well organized and professional.

  • Doctor was easy to talk to. Also he listened

  • They always listen

  • All of the staff were courteous and friendly. Dr. Schwengel was pleasant and explained my new cardiac changes on the EKG very well. I was comfortable with him and he explained what to watch for and what to expect in the future.

  • Nothing could have improved the visit. It was superb. Dr Schwengel as always is tremendous. His insight and knowledge and background of the patient is incomparable.

  • My adult daughter has special needs and was brought to see Dr. Schwengel by her group home staff person, I had explained, I'm my daughter's legal guardian. I had explained her medical history, and her recent issues to the office staff who had entered it into the records, and they were supposed to explain it to the doctor before my daughter's visit. However, the doctor was unaware of her history, that being said, the group home staff person reported that my daughter had a very good visit, and the doctor did very well with her. Thank you.

  • very frendly and helpful group

  • Timely appt and bloodwork and follow up.

  • Very professional practice. Everything was great

  • Great staff and fabulous doctor.

  • Most excellent visit!

  • Friendly and cordial office staff, and Dr. Schwengell goes all the way in answering questions and explaining things. Exceptional!

  • This was my first visit many of these questions did not apply to me. However, I will say that I was pleasantly surprised by the whole experience. Never having been to a Cardiologist before. But the tone of the survey was a little patronizing and as I said, any questions do not apply to a first time visitor to your office. Thank you.

  • My experience with all my South Coast providers, have been very positive experiences. I'm very satisfied with the care I receive from staff, PA's and doctors.

  • The overall visit exceeded my expectations by far! Most remarkable was the undivided attention Dr. Schwengel paid to me, my issues and my history. He was sincerely and genuinely concerned and concerned about the issues that brought me there and past medical events.

  • Dr. Schwengel has been my cardiologist for many years. He's the best, and I trust him completely.

  • Professional and excellent communications

  • Everyone in this office is professional and helpful

  • Calm, kind doctor. Helped clarify health issue and provided appropriate next steps for understanding condition.

  • Always polite and knowledgeable staff. Dr.Schwengel is always pleasant and eager to help with questions I may have.

  • Listened tome and offered encouragement to continue with present routine.

  • Excellent care from Dr. Schwengel and staff.

  • every pleased with the service and will continue to see him

  • I wish the specialist cardiologist had more office hours.

  • Customer care are doing well, they attended to me in respective ways and in a good manner.

  • It was nice and everyone was very helpful and respectful.

  • Put me at easeStaff handled everything for me

  • The nurse was very informative and professional throughout the whole procedure.

  • The support staff and Dr. Schwengel are A+.

  • Everyone and everything was great!Thanks to you all!

  • EVERYONE is professional, courteous, friendly and helpful.

  • I feel respected when I see my physician. That is very important to me. I appreciate that I am given options to think about. I don't feel pressured in any way and I have the facts I need to make informed decisions.

  • Seen in a timely manner. Very helpful and courteous staff. Dr. Schwengel listened to all I had to say and took the time to thoroughly discuss all my questions and concerns. AND he or his staff always call to discuss test results if necessary.

  • Prompt, courteous, respectful, caring, knowledgeable, informed and timely.

  • They were all very nice and professional.. My first time in this office. I am new to South Coast Health. One helpful suggestion, I didn't remember when the doctor wanted me to have my next blood work done.. and the schedule coordinator didn't have that info on my way out to help with scheduling this. It ended up being 2 months out.. This is a very small glitch.. but perhaps better in office data systems might help.. Small lessons learned..but just trying to heher..A very positive day.. my test from the visit were available on 'My Chart' by the time I made it home.. Very impressive :-)

  • Appointment made quickly. Like text messages for reminders. Staff and doctor very nice; procedure explained; made me feel comfortable. Provided good explanation and answered all of my questions.

  • Extremely friendly; was seen earlier than my actual appointment time; all staff listened to everything I had to say and answered my questions completely. I felt important to them.

  • wonderful experience. Made me feel as ease and answered all my questions. Love Southcoast

  • My first time at your office. I had a great experience. Thank you.

  • Appointment was on time. Provider was well informed. I got good service.

  • My appointment was right on time. Doctor did not keep me waiting, talked to me about test and asked how I was feeling since my last visit. He was pleased with my EKG and sending me for blood work, which is routine. Will hear from him if blood work is not satisfactory. All in all a good follow up visit.

  • This was a very Plesant visit from the time i arrived to the time i left .Nurse that took my vitals was awesome with a lot of people skills / caring .No waiting time was unbelievably appreciated !Thank youu00A0

  • I was seen promptly. But also had time to speak to the doctor

  • They always make me feel very comfortable, not nervous like some doctors can do. Easy to speak to. They just are very different than most doctors are, for the better.

  • 1. expedited appointment as needed was terrific2. practitioner's listening to and understanding of my concern was excellent3. I am comfortable that I can see my cardiologists whenever necessary

  • On time ansewered my questions

  • Have knowledge of the patient record.

  • I now know why a couple of Southcoast users recommended Dr. Robert Schwengel to me -- He was great!

  • I have been with Dr. Schwengel for years.He is kind, concerned, and always answers my questions.I have no complaints..I think he is great.

  • Everything was done exceptionally well.

  • it was amazind everone was friendly

  • I was treated promptly and professionally

  • Everyone I interacted with during this, my first appointment, was professional, polite, very helpful, and kind - sure wish I had been referred to your office, sooner.

  • Very professional staff. Clean efficient office with good Covid precaution.

  • Dem Schwenegel is great. Saw him in 2018 and this year. Very informed about record.

  • Very Professional- Caring - Knowledgeablecould not be happier with the treatment.

  • Everything was spot on as usual. I wish I could say that about others I know. Thanks

  • Do not change anything!

  • Very excellent doctor and staff

  • Everyone from staff to my Dr is personable and professional.

  • Overall great appointment from the receptionary area to the exiting lady arranging my next appointment. Dr. Swengell and [Name] was exceptional.

  • All good

  • Dr Schwengle was very informative with my condition and made it so I could understand what I have and the signs I need to look for in the future

  • Appointment was great. Called in early, nurse was fantastic & doctor arrived immediately after nurse finished with her duties. All was explained & next appointment scheduled on exiting the facility.

  • I feel that Dr. Schwengel has a genuine concern for my health and well being. That is extremely important to me.

  • Everyone was very curteous and professional.

  • Everything went great. The office staff is wonderful & the doctor was great.

  • Everything was fine

  • Fine in all aspects of my appointment.

  • Dr. SCHWENGAL and his staff are always very pleasant and very thorough and listen to all my questions and answer," with explanations, until I feel satisfied!

  • Nothing to improve always a good visit Thank you

  • First visit establishing care. MD was diligent and prepared to see me. Actionable next steps and guidance were provided. Thank you, that's what I needed.

  • The staff and the doctor was very nice and professional . They seem to care about my health.

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