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Robert Schwengel, MD, FACC

4.8 out of 5 (357 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:

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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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.

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Patient Comments (101)

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.

  • 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

  • everything went as expected

  • Everyone is always polite, will answer questions and take care of my needs.

  • Don't change a thing

  • Dr Schwengel and his staff are always top notch

  • My appointment went very well.

  • I feel nothing has to be done I am extremely satisfied with the way things are run now. Thank You

  • Everyone at this office treated me with courtesy and professionalism. My concerns were addressed with clarity and follow-up questions were answered fully.

  • I am not willing to answer questions about making referrals as personally. I do not go beyond indicating who I see for specific treatments. I personal do NOT like surveys that force an answer to such a question!My experience was excellent and given the COVID issues I found the staff went well beyond to be able to serve my personal and family needs. Thanks you.

  • Dr. Schwengel is office is always prompt and their service. They are courteous and Dr. Schwengel is just an excellent doctor. I've been in his care for 16 years, and I am healthy and well because of his care and his concerned. I have nothing but accolades for Dr. Schwengel's office and his staff. They are very prompt and courteous and they're very good at what they do. Thank you.

  • Timely, reassuring, professional like usual.

  • Very impressed with my overall visit as a first time patient.

  • The doctor actually took the time to listen to my concerns and explained everything to me thoroughly. He was also very pleasant which was wonderful!

  • Dr. Schwengel is very outgoing and easy to talk to. He is practical and no nonsense. His staff out front could be a little friendlier and smile, though.

  • Very good service. One exception……the receptionist was polite and efficient but rather perfunctory in approach

  • Service is always excellent, no changes needed

  • This experience was fine. Last experience not so good. Two tests were prescribed during face to face meeting but were never followed up on until my regular dr called about a year later. Tests were immediately ordered and were completed shortly thereafter.

  • Dr Schwengle was very friendly, comforting, and knowledgeable about my medical history.

  • Saw the physicians assistant immediately and the doctor shortly thereafter. Entire appt lasted 15 minutes.One annoying procedure is the request to show my Medicare card every time I go for a repeat appointment. Nothing has changed with the Federal program as far as I am concerned.

  • Years and years of top-notch care...Appreciated!

  • I was having a problem and they took me right in.


  • Provider is very knowledgeable about my health condition. Try not to schedule too many appointments at one time.

  • It was good as provided. No complaints at all.

  • He kept it simple, not short.

  • Concern about my health

  • No comments. Front desk staff and doctor did what was expected in a courteous and professional way.

  • Dr takes time listen to your concerns

  • He always gave me the (INAUDIBLE)

  • I appreciate the time given to discuss changes I am experiencing.

  • Dr. Schwengel & staff were very accommodating. There was no waiting, I was taken into exam room & seen after just a few minutes.

  • every thing was good. Thanks


  • Bloodwork was ordered in August which I went in and had done. The provider did not have it The office staff are supposed to be tracking it down. I have not heard anything yet. Presume at some time will have to repeat. If bloodwork is ordered the office should check it is done and given to Dr 3 months have gone by and it is not available

  • Great experience

  • Dr. Schwengel is an amazing cardiologist. Great bedside manner. Would 10/10 recommend!

  • I was totally satisfied with the experience. I see no room for improvement.

  • Everything went as planned with the visit. It was on time and the usual pre doctor visit tests were completed (blood pressure, pulse rate, oxygen level, etc. along with an EKG). Saw the doctor and it went fine. Need a blood test next month with Dr. Boyle to complete my visit with cardiology.

  • Aside from being seen on time. I had a few questions that I had answered to my satisfaction. Everything is positive as far as I'm concerned.

  • all staff personal treated me with kindness and respect

  • Very thorough exam , excellent care

  • I did not receive an appointment reminder telephone call, but the office indicated that their automated system indicated that an automated message was left, and the date it was left. Clearly the automated system was improperly programmed, and most likely started leaving a message before my answering machine finished my message, and finished with leaving a useless message that was not traceable to the Doctor, because the phone number was not the Doctor's phone number.

  • Doctor scheduled me for tests immediately. My condition was thoroughly explained and future appointments were scheduled.I was notified of one test result on the same day.

  • Everyone was polite and considerate.

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