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Robert Schwengel, MD, FACC

4.7 out of 5 (375 Ratings)



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.


Robert practices at the following locations:

Southcoast Physicians Group Cardiology

1076 North Main Street
Providence, RI 02904

P: 401-273-2460

Get Directions 41.850361 -71.40367200000003

Southcoast Physicians Group Cardiology

676 Aquidneck Avenue
Middletown, RI 02842

P: 401-849-9042

Get Directions 41.5060166 -71.28202909999999

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 (76)

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.

  • I do not like the Tele Health experience because I feel that the doctor needs to see me in person to judge my readiness.

  • I have have complete confidence in Dr. Schwengell and the staff. There all very friendly and professional and I couldn't be more the most satisfied with the care I'm getting there. Thank you.

  • Dr. Schwengel is always professional and knowledgeable. He was able to describe in detail an alternative drug to Praluent, which is not on my provider's formulary.

  • Doctor Schwengel and the entire staff at this facility has always treated me with kindness, patience and respect. No further improvement is needed with this exemplary staff of true professionals.

  • Given the limitations due to Covid, telehealth was a good alternative. Unfortunately I don't have a smart phone so was unable to meet literally face to face. I can see where this might be an issue with elder and poorer populations, and I feel so much more can be picked up from in person meeting about a person's health.So perhaps adding a Zoom feature might assist?

  • I have no complaints. Everybody was very nice

  • Everthing went well.

  • Took care of business

  • Organized so things went smoothly Didn't feel rushed thoughFelt like everyone cared

  • I felt like the provider doesn't really listen. The provider is friendly, but doesn't hear you out fully. It is difficult to get to know a patient and for the patient to express oneself in under 15 minutes.

  • Oh, there was a meeting that went or the appointment went on schedule. So that was quite pleasant.

  • On timeExpertThorough but not lengthyListened and acted on appropriateGoals

  • No Commnt at this time

  • Dr Schwengel & his staff are always welcoming , efficient & helpful.Dr Schwengel is an excellent Cardiologist I trust his judgement completely.

  • Reliable, courteous service as usual.

  • Caring and professional environment

  • All nice people. Ver professional.

  • Always taken care of,all the time I have been going to this office l have never had a problem,Dr Schwengel is outstanding.

  • No need for improvement.

  • Dr. Schwengel is a phenomenal cardiologist with an exceptional bedside manner. Would 10/10 recommend him to others.

  • Even with the current restrictions, the staff and provider made the check-in, paperwork and follow-up appointment guick and easy. They were extremely helpful, friendly and absolutely professional.

  • Good visit with a cardiology specialist, Dr. Schwengel. I've been seeing him since the mid-2000s, so we're nearly old friends by now. Excellent doctor, listens and pays attention, explains things clearly. Also set up and did some of the prep work for my aorta repair (open heart) in 2007. That was an ordeal, but Dr. Schwengel not only discovered the original problem, but was excellent during the recovery.

  • Dr. Schwengel is always very thorough. He discusses things with me completely. He answers my questions, and he always helps to make me feel at ease. I feel that he has done an outstanding job in helping me manage my heart health.


  • No need to improve, the experience was was great.

  • I am very satisfied with my healthcare.

  • I was made to feel at ease & treated in a professional manner

  • Brief visit - just to reconnect. Went well.

  • Timely, courteous, professional

  • Remember me as a patient I was very impressed doctor remembered me after 10 years

  • Provided safe health care environment as the pandemic is still among us.

  • I am very happy with Every aspect of the medical service I received.

  • Caring and very efficient.

  • Every procedure regarding this appointment, especially with regard to covid19, was carried out expeditiously with all precautions seamlessly executed. A +

  • I am very happy with everything

  • Doing Fine.

  • Yes, the receptionist, the nurse that comes in, and the doctor - they're very nice and very good. That's all I got to say.

  • This was an emergency type visit and the provider was able to see me right away. Was very satisfied with the provider, results and recommendation for my next step to determine the cause of my pain.

  • We tried video but it didn’t work with my iPad. Not sure why but doing it just by phone was fine.I got the After Visit Summary today. Very thorough and timely. Much appreciated.

  • professional, friendly office

  • Everything they did or said to me was to help me with my condition.

  • Wait time bare minimum. Called upon arrival check in quick and complete.Wait time was minimal to see the Dr. My overall visit outstanding!

  • I was extremely satisfied with Dr Schwengel. He is the BEST!!!??????

  • Appointment was on time.

  • On time, well informedGood questions

  • everything was fine.

  • The office of Dr. Robert Schwengel is superbly organized. The staff is courteous, helpful and always take time to make me feel at ease. Dr. Schwengel is attentive, inquisitive and reassuring. I am most pleased and satisfied and very fortunate to be in his medical care.

  • Excellent customer service, from entry of the office staff, the nurse and the Dr. Very easy to talk to regarding health concerns. Thank you

  • Dr Schwengel has always been very professional and knowledgeable. I am always pleased with his helpfulness.

  • We had an appointment over the phone, because of the COVID-19 outbreak. I was somewhat concerned about how that would proceed, but I need not have worried about it at all. [Name] called first to get me set up with the procedure, take my weight, temperature, blood pressure and medications list in a most efficient manner. A short time later Dr. Schwengel called and we went over everything for the past year and the coming year that I should anticipate with regards to testing. In every way possible this phone visit was most effective.

  • Always professional, knowledgeable and courteous, Dr. Schwengel and his staff make me feel comfortable and confident about my heart issues going forward.

  • Dr Schwengel in my opinion is one of the best doctors I’ve ever had. He really cares about me and it shows

  • Everything was done well. I have no complaints. Thank you.

  • I get the doctor was genuine.

  • Instructed me on the usage of having a visual appointment with Dr Schwengel. Good quality video and audio. Very pleased and received a good report and advised on future appointments. Also very timely. Ty

  • I am older so I like face to face contact and my blood pressure machine wasn't working right. I think at least a once a year personal visit would be good.I know at this time it isn't possible but blood pressure and EKG can't be done on a virtual visit

  • video tel con was a great way to stay in touch during these times of restrictions

  • On going perfect record.

  • There wasn't much more you could do to improve my visit everybody right from the front desk to the doctor we're absolutely great

  • This was the first tele-visit and I felt it went very well.

  • This was a telephone visit due to the pandemic and it was thorough and satisfactory.

  • Dr. Schwengel was extremely helpful. He knew my history. He gave me suggestions. He used the mode of teleconferencing. I thought extremely well I could see him I could hear him his personality came through which is very positive. He also added new information. He gave me a lot of helpful information about house visitors that we're going to come and how they might how I might protect myself and my family from coronavirus that was useful and of course he made plans for the future and also recommended what my next step should be and it was a very professional useful helpful ended.

  • The video call worked for about 20 seconds

  • Well, you do well.

  • He answered my questions. I enjoyed the conversation.

  • For a phone interview, it was helpful.

  • Saw me quick, got me in incredibly fast to the lab for blood work and a EKG. Answered all my questions and put my mind at ease. Thanks guys!


  • Even, and especially, given the distancing (talking with cardiologist Dr. Schwengel by phone) required due to coronavirus, exceptional efforts were made by him and the office staff in affording this connection. So helpful,and accommodative of questions and communications...not just instructions.

  • Due to the circumstances of the coronavirus. It was not a personal visit It Is by phone and under those circumstances. It was as good as could be but could have been better if it was face-to-face.

  • In this time of need, so nice to have medical service that is friendly, competent and available. Thank you so much

  • Completely satisfied.

  • Phone conversation with my doc great

  • Dr. Schwengel and his staff always present a positive and helpful environment whenever I have an appointment. I get answers to any questions or concerns I may have. If I forget something, I can go on-line and send question and receive a prompt response. You should be happy to have such a professional as Dr. Schwengel as part of Southcoast.

  • Front desk could be more courteous.

  • Just keep on as you are!

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