Richard M. Wholey, M.D.

Patient Satisfaction Survey

Overall Satisfaction
4.9 out of 5
415 Ratings
127 Comments

Specialty: Interventional Cardiologist

Office Location:
Worcester Medical Center
123 Summer Street, Suite 273 N
Worcester, MA 01608

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"Personalized, compassionate care is the foundation for my relationships with patients, whether their cardiovascular issue is complex or routine.  I take time to work collaboratively with each patient, earning their trust and inspiring them to take preventive steps."

Dr. Richard M. Wholey is an Interventional and Clinical Cardiologist at the Saint Vincent Hospital–Worcester Medical Center location of Saint Vincent Medical Group.  Dr. Wholey works closely with patients to address and treat cardiovascular issues such as heart failure, arrhythmia, ischemic coronary artery disease, lipid management, risk-management modification and device management on an out-patient basis.

Through collaboration with patients, Dr. Wholey delivers exceptional treatment and follow-up care tailored to each patient’s lifestyle and unique healthcare needs. “As an interventional cardiologist, it is my goal to treat patients before the need for cardiovascular surgery arises. However, if patients are at the stage when surgical steps are in their best interests, I aim for minimally invasive interventional procedures whenever possible.”

A respected member of the Worcester medical community for 28 years, Dr. Wholey is known across New England as one of the most experienced interventional cardiologists, having performed over 25,000 invasive cardiac procedures during his career.   He was voted by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 2009 to 2012.

Dr. Wholey is board-certified in Cardiovascular Disease and Interventional Cardiology and credentialed as a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.  He is an Assistant Professor of Medicine at the University of Massachusetts Medical School.

Formerly employed as Staff Physician for UMass Memorial Hospital in Worcester, Massachusetts, Dr. Wholey served as a Senior Partner and Founding Member of Cardiology Consultants of Central Massachusetts, also in Worcester, Massachusetts.  He completed fellowships in Cardiovascular Medicine and Interventional Cardiology and an Internal Medicine residency and internship at the University of Massachusetts Medical Center in Worcester, Massachusetts.  Dr. Wholey received his medical degree from University of Cincinnati College of Medicine in Ohio.

Patient Ratings & Comments

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to provider related questions on our independently administered Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5, with 5 being the best score.
4.9
Friendliness/courtesy of Care provider
4.9
Likelihood of recommending Care provider
4.8
Care provider efforts to include in decisions
4.8
Care provider explanations of prob/condition
4.9
Care provider concern for questions/worries
4.9
Patients' confidence in Care provider
4.9
Care provider spoke using clear language

Comments

Comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Apr 5, 2019
all are way beyond "very good"
Apr 1, 2019
He is superb. I'd recommend Dr. Wholey in a heartbeat!
Mar 29, 2019
always excellent
Mar 29, 2019
Dr. Wholey has been my Cardiologist for almost 10 years and he has always provided me with outstanding cardiac care including me with information about various health issues or concerns. I have the utmost confidence in his medical care.
Mar 27, 2019
Dr Wholey is knowledgeable, kind, and attentive.
Mar 25, 2019
the lady at the front desk who checked me out is very pleasant
Mar 25, 2019
dr.wholey is a very good dr
Mar 25, 2019
he was very nice
Mar 24, 2019
office staff great!
Mar 24, 2019
Have great confidence in Dr. Wholey.
Mar 20, 2019
never been in the doctor's office with such a cohesive work group.
Mar 20, 2019
I was comfortable with visiting with the doctor I think we have a had a rapport my only just disappointment is it I didn't have a list of questions for Dr..All my test numbers were good which please me.
Mar 20, 2019
didn't keep track of the time cuz I am retired and I really think about it and yet under the circumstances with a new insurance glad to have a cardiologist with such a exceptional reputation so it's difficult to to know
Mar 20, 2019
I'd say the ladies go out of their way in gentleman to make sure you're comfortable it was. I was even brought water once which was cool.
Mar 20, 2019
repetitive questioning
Mar 20, 2019
on the surface don't find an issue in this area can't comment on the third question
Mar 20, 2019
Have been with Dr. Wholey for several years, he has always been excellent, has seen me through several crisis.
Mar 20, 2019
Excellent experience, the receptionist was outstanding. Doctor Wholey the best
Mar 19, 2019
At times it has been a long wait but I realize sometimes it can't be avoided.
Mar 19, 2019
great experience
Mar 19, 2019
great exp
Mar 19, 2019
great exp
Mar 19, 2019
great exp
Mar 19, 2019
excellent care
Mar 16, 2019
I would especially like to make comment about Tammy (front desk) in Dr. Wholey's office - she cannot be more accommodating to his patients - such a pleasant and helpful woman.
Mar 16, 2019
Dr. Wholey is a kind and compassionate doctor and I trust his decisions for my care. He has a personardlity that makes the visit so much easier to relate to and he speaks in words the novice can understand.
Mar 16, 2019
My wait time in the Exam room was due to Dr. Wholey having an emergency in the Catherization Lab - it was not due to disrespect of the patient. His staff checked on me throughout this time.
Mar 16, 2019
My wait time in the Exam room was due to Dr. Wholey having an emergency in the Catherization Lab - it was not due to disrespect of the patient. His staff checked on me throughout this time.
Mar 15, 2019
I like this practice very much. They make being a patient easy.
Mar 15, 2019
Easy to talk with; patient oriented rather than just disease oriented. Knows his medicine but hasn't lost the human perspective. Seems like he actually likes people.
Mar 15, 2019
No hesitation in recommending the practice.
Mar 14, 2019
Always friendly & helpful.
Mar 14, 2019
The staff doctor - Always professional friendly and helpful.
Mar 13, 2019
Office staff are always very professional, personable and helpful.
Mar 13, 2019
I feel Dr. Wholey listens to my concerns and takes appropriate steps to ease my concerns. He seems to be concerned about the quality of my life while providing the appropriate treatment.
Mar 12, 2019
All staff I interacted with friendly and professional.
Mar 12, 2019
The staff were very professional and courteous.
Mar 12, 2019
Always good experience
Mar 12, 2019
Dr Wholey is the BEST
Mar 12, 2019
I would refer this practice to friends & family w/o reservation
Mar 8, 2019
Dr. Wooley is the best!
Mar 8, 2019
very cordial and receptive folks
Mar 8, 2019
I didn't have any issues..it was a schedule follow up
Mar 7, 2019
the doctor explained in simple English what I needed to do for my health issues. Very pleasant and would recommend him to my friends
Mar 4, 2019
She paid attention to what I said and kept me up to date.
Feb 28, 2019
The staff & doctor were very kind, and made me feel at ease- even though I was nervous about the reason for my visit.
Feb 27, 2019
I AM VERY HAPPY TO HAVE A DOCTOR LIKE DR,WHOLEY AND HIS STAFF
Feb 27, 2019
I WOULDN'T WANT ANOTHER DOCTOR
Feb 27, 2019
I was about 5-10 minutes late and the reception desk was very pleasant & understanding. I was called in 5 minutes later. It was a very pleasant experience thanks to the staff in Dr Wholey's Office.
Feb 27, 2019
Dr Wholey is always attentive, I know he is very busy but he never has made me feel rushed at an appointment!
Feb 27, 2019
the staff is very professional and always makes feel comfortable.
Feb 26, 2019
excellent
Feb 25, 2019
don't like having to wait an hour to see the doctor, however visit was good. Dr Wholey was very helpful
Feb 25, 2019
love the doctor. hate the wait time and the parking lot
Feb 23, 2019
The staff was extremely polite. I was acknowledged as soon as I arrived
Feb 23, 2019
Dr Wholey is a very caring doctor. He has always taken the time to make sure that I understand what I need to do and understand.
Feb 23, 2019
I have never had a bad experience in this office. The staff is always polite and courteous
Feb 22, 2019
Dr Wholey is an exceptional physician. Very fortunate to have him caring for me.
Feb 20, 2019
Excellent office staff (especially Tammy and Shannon).
Feb 20, 2019
I've been Dr. Wholey's patient for over 25 years and he is simply the very best doctor in all ways.
Feb 20, 2019
Margaret was the nurse I had at this visit and she is wonderful--very efficient and caring.
Feb 19, 2019
Excellent cardiologist! would recommend him to anyone.
Feb 12, 2019
Very professional people
Feb 5, 2019
staff so pleasant
Feb 3, 2019
good
Feb 3, 2019
very good
Feb 3, 2019
good
Feb 3, 2019
very good
Feb 3, 2019
good
Jan 31, 2019
very pleasant experience, thank you!
Jan 31, 2019
thank you! I felt comfortable for the first time in years
Jan 31, 2019
very pleasant experience!
Jan 31, 2019
very pleasant experience!
Jan 31, 2019
very pleasant experience
Jan 31, 2019
thank you
Jan 29, 2019
This is a very uplifting and pleasant office, and I am so happy with *Dr. Wholey.
Jan 29, 2019
My cardioversion in 2017 but we back to good health from the first visit with *Dr. Wholey I had wonderful care.
Jan 29, 2019
Very good experience. 3. About 45 minutes.
Jan 29, 2019
The nurse assistants at *Dr. Wholey's office are very thorough and also very freindly.
Jan 29, 2019
I am very happy with *Dr. Wholey his care and his staff.
Jan 27, 2019
Great experience with provider & office staff. Relaxed atmosphere & friendliness.
Jan 24, 2019
Dr Wholey is especially kind.
Jan 24, 2019
I HAVE DOCTORS LOCALLY WHERE I LIVE BUT I CHOSE TO TRAVEL 60 MILES TO VISIT THIS MEDICAL GROUP; THEY ACTUALLY CARE, LISTEN AND TAKE ALL NECESSARY STEPS TO DIAGNOSE MY SITUATION.
Jan 22, 2019
excellent, great Doctor
Jan 21, 2019
I feel that Doctor Wholey, has always gave me excellent care, and also explains every thing to me, when Ihave any tests,or procedures. I feel very lucky to have him as my Doctor.
Jan 18, 2019
This care provider has kept me alive for 20 years post heart attack. That speaks for itself.
Jan 14, 2019
*Doctor Wholey was the best, thoughtful, diligent, and concerned with my wellbeing.
Jan 8, 2019
good experience
Dec 30, 2018
Excellent *Dr. Wholey.
Dec 27, 2018
Was a little thrown by the jargon used in Emergency Room - but in office visit, if I did not understand I asked and was given great info
Dec 21, 2018
all very good
Dec 19, 2018
Great.
Dec 17, 2018
Excellent front office staff.
Dec 17, 2018
While wait time a bit long, *Dr. Wholey spends quality time.
Dec 17, 2018
*Doctor Wholey's office has always been TOP NOTCH!
Dec 12, 2018
I'm probably still alive because of the doctor's and physician's assistant's detection & treatment of my A-FIB.
Dec 11, 2018
I've been seen by Dr. Wholey for a number of years and the experience has always been positive. Th wait time is minimal and the staff is always professional and attentive.
Dec 11, 2018
I've been a patient of Dr. Wholey for approximately 15 years he has provided first rate care. My cardiac condition is somewhat unique and he has always taken the time to fully explain the condition and when necessary recommended nationally renowned specialists and surgeons when needed. He is a trusted friend and care giver.
Dec 11, 2018
I have recommended the practice to others.
Dec 10, 2018
The staff there has to be one of the best I have encountered! Friendly and helpful beyond my expectations! Very refreshing to see people that love what they do!
Dec 10, 2018
Dr Wholey gave me both the time and the attention that I needed and I found him to be a compassionate man. And DID recommend him; my sister is now his patient as well!
Dec 10, 2018
I got there a little early and I had little to no wait! Awesome!
Dec 7, 2018
Good experience
Dec 7, 2018
very good experience
Dec 7, 2018
very good experience
Nov 30, 2018
outstanding doctor
Nov 27, 2018
good
Nov 23, 2018
Dr. WholeyIs a terrific, intelligent, caring physicoan
Nov 21, 2018
Dr Wholey is a brilliant cardiologist. Have been with him for 8 years. He is always advocate for my health and explains all his decisions about my care in detail
Nov 19, 2018
*Dr. Wholey is the finest dr. I've had the pleasure to be cared for! A very caring man.
Nov 14, 2018
Dr. Wholey has always been concerned about my care. He explains the situation so that I can understand him. No stone is left unturned when it comes to my care
Nov 14, 2018
Staff person Tammy is very helpful and always cordial.
Nov 14, 2018
Dr. Wholey is the best doctor and a gift to his patients.
Nov 6, 2018
everything went well, can't say anything negative about the care I'm getting. I can only say that at this point in my life, I would only want DR. Wholey as my doctor.
Oct 30, 2018
I LOVE DR. Wholey. Wouldn't go anywhere else. I feel he cares about my life overall, not just how my arteries are doing.
Oct 27, 2018
Rick and I have been associated for 20 years. I have complete confidence in him and I have complete control of my treatment. Rick respects this.
Oct 19, 2018
Dr Wholey is the best. We have recommended him to many of our family and friends
Oct 16, 2018
Dr. Wholey is an extraordinary physician and human being.
Oct 12, 2018
Dr. Wholey is very patient friendly, thorough and willing to spend sufficient time with me to address all of my questions/concerns.
Sep 27, 2018
The doctor is extremely caring, obviously a professional at a very high level in his field. He knows who I am and speaks with me, at each visit, about shared hobbies.
Sep 13, 2018
8. All the time I needed.
Sep 12, 2018
excellent staff and Drs.
Sep 7, 2018
genuine concern for care of patient.
Sep 5, 2018
Dr Wholey was very kind and made me feel comfortable in his care.
Sep 1, 2018
I would rate Dr. Wholey higher than very good!
Aug 25, 2018
I had given up on the medical profession. My experience here has renewed my faith.
Aug 20, 2018
Very satisfied with the doctor who takes care of me.