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Robert Schwengel, MD, FACC

4.8 out of 5 (382 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 (95)

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.

  • no other comments; it was a first appointment with Dr. Schwengal.

  • Everyone was so agreeable, so kind and helpful. That office is welcoming and has excellent medical care.

  • Excellent!

  • The staff and doctor performed there duties above and beyond your normal doctor's visit

  • Appointment was on time and answered all my concerns

  • When provider is mentioned I comment specifically on Dr. Schwengel. He is top notch. The staff is fine.

  • Don't take b/p reading immediately!!Wait next time & let me relax a bit.

  • u00A0Office staff went to great lengths to get me an earlier appointment for my echo cardiogram prior to impending surgery.

  • Job well done

  • They all made me feel that they really cared about me and answered all my questions completely!! ? !!

  • I was taken into the office promptly. All staff were courteous and professional. The office is very professional and friendly. I always fell comfortable when coming to this office.

  • Everything

  • There wasn't anything I was unhappy about… everyone was very helpful, courteous and professional…. It was a very good appointment

  • always treated with kindness … thank you for the great care !

  • The office staff is efficient, friendly, kind.

  • Support staff did the prep testing for the doctor very efficiently so he had all the data he needed to do a thorough exam.

  • Quick follow up appointment. On time.

  • The receptionist was very pleasant. Gave me a mask. The young lady that did the EKG was efficient, pleasant, and did a good job. Dr. Schwengel, as always, has done a terrific job for me, knows me well, knows my situation well. We had a good discussion. Very satisfied. Very happy with Dr. Schwengel.

  • great

  • The office staff were very courteous and everything seemed so organized. This was my first visit to this Dr. and I thought he was great.

  • I need more help in a medication not covered by my health plan

  • listened and applied experience.

  • I feel I am in excellent hands, and that it is a well-run office.

  • Everything was done promptly and courteously.

  • Every thing went well.

  • Very smooth visit.

  • Answered all my questions

  • Fine as is!!!

  • Very friendly staff. Doctor is great. No improvement necessary.

  • This provider was too direct. He didn't reassure me that the results of the echocardiogram (which is the next step) would be positive or be helpful to me in any way.

  • Don't need to change anything!!! Just keep doing what you do . Very satisfied

  • Organized, effective and friendly.

  • Very nice Dr and very nice office staff, it was a great visit.

  • Good Communication (helpful, timely, on point).Neat, clean waiting & exam rooms.Very organized check-in and check-out.Personable staff

  • Thorough report and advice.

  • Everything was in a timely manner

  • I enjoyed my visit, and left feeling much better about my health. Everyone was very nice and friendly.

  • Can't imagine!

  • Ok

  • Everything was great!

  • I was seen ahead of schedule. That's a first. The Dr. Was very thorough and he explained everything in a simple manner that was easy to understand.

  • From the moment I entered the office, I felt comfortable and welcomed. [Name] was efficient and friendly. [Name] was kind and skillful. Dr. Schwengel was reassuring and listened acutely to my issues. He was well informed and I felt confident with his recommendations. Thank you all!

  • Dr Schwengel always listens well & plans appropriately.

  • Timeliness of appointment

  • Would like mental health concerns and a whole person health discussed in the future. Doc knew his heart stuff, kudos.

  • No suggestions.

  • Very professional and informative about my concerns, what the causes could be, what to look for, and to not hesitate to contact if needed. Made me feel at ease.

  • Personal touch. The RNs were always polite and responded to my needs.

  • Weight captured in my post appointment record reflected my weight taken fully dressed. No adjustment to reflect actuakbody weight.

  • The people in this office and very friendly and helpful. Very easy to talk to.....

  • Fast, courteous and good medicine.

  • Always allows for and provides for any and all questions about my situation. He interacts with me very patiently and explains everything.

  • Informative concerning situation. See


  • Reception was very well done. On time doctor visit

  • Very professional service. Dr listened and was very familiar with my medical conditions

  • Everything was fine. I felt completely taken care of.

  • No wait, in and out in a timely fashion

  • The assistant was very friendly and made me feel comfortable. The doctor was great. He really listened to my concern and took time to answer all my questions.

  • Great overall! Quick friendly and informative! I just love this Dr. and always feel like my concerns are heard!

  • Great as always [Name][Name] [Name]

  • Dr. Schwengel's office is always very considerate. Very... very professional. There's no problem going there. Dr. Schwengel was great. And I have no nothing to say, but good things.

  • This is my first visit with this doctor and he made me feel very comfortable answered all my questions and I will be glad to return.

  • Excellent.

  • Pleasant staff..Doctor listened ..appointment was not rushed..Dr took his time...

  • This is an extremely well run office. There is never a long wait and everyone is courteous and seems interested in you. I really like Dr Schwengel, as he always has a moment to catch up with you before we get to the issue at hand. He is a very pleasant doctor and he makes an effort to relate to his patients. He is also very knowledgeable and is more than happy to answer any and all questions. I

  • Knowledgeable and friendly

  • The appointment was scheduled for 9:30. I arrived a few minutes before my appt and checked in. Shortly thereafter an assistant showed me in to the exam room took my vitals and did an EKG, She departed and several minutes later the doctor arrived to discuss my health. He answered my questions and we talked about my medicines and he scheduled a test. All was very satisfactory.

  • This was my first appointment. Have a follow-up appointment in a week. At this appointment I was seen on time, my questions answered and suggestions made on further treatment.

  • Everything was great

  • I am always the focus of my visit by all staff. I always leave knowing I am in good hands.

  • Explained everything when I asked questions

  • We only had to wait a few minutes and the Dr. was very kind and professional.

  • Exceptional care from Dr.Schwengel . Staff in the office are also exceptional - kind, caring and patient. Thank you for always being so professional and providing the best care .

  • Well coordinated office.

  • Dr. spoke to me about my medications and why we should keep to the same ones, since I was doing well. We talked about the benefits of exercise and what to do and not do when using certain machines if I go back to fitness center.

  • Nothing it was excellent

  • Everything was great

  • Staff is always very professional and courteous. Dr. Schwengel is very thorough and knowledegable, is prepared to see me and answers all my questions. He is an excellent cardiologist.

  • They listen to me and explains any questions I may ask.

  • Super Dr.

  • Perfect

  • Cost of medications is usually not an issue for me because my meds are free at the Newport Naval Base. Dr. Schwengel answered my multiple questions patiently and completely. My goals for my health are understood by all and need not be repeated.

  • No wait

  • [Name] was shown through-out my appointment. [Name] and Dr. Schwengel and staff were cordial and pleasant. I really can not add to that; except I might suggest that sense this is a Cardiologist office that some kind of "soft" music being playing in the waiting/reception area vs. a TV program. I found it disturbing. Thank you.

  • The Doctor has to listen more and not have his mind made up about a diagnosis before hearing all the medical history

  • the program works, continue what you are doing

  • Dr. Schwengle is knowledgable, kind, and personable. He listens well and answers questions and explains his reasoning thoroughly. I trust his judgment and feel I'm in good hands.

  • Doctor was extremely knowledgeable, spent a lot of time discussing my health and was extremely personable!

  • You have to make the questions applicable. Some of those questions were not pertinent to my visit today. Thank you.

  • Very friendly, professional and courteous.

  • Excellent care and concern

  • I was seen on time. I was listened to when I spoke or asked questions. The staff was completely focused on me when interacting.

  • Everyone was helpful and kind. The doctor explained things perfectly.

  • Professional and excellent communications

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