Richard M. Wholey, M.D.

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Overall Satisfaction
4.9 out of 5
669 Ratings
70 Comments

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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
Provider showed concern
4.9
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
4.8
Provider explained things clearly
4.9
CP spoke using clear language
4.9
Provider included you in decisions
4.9
Patients' confidence in CP
4.9
Likelihood of recommending this provider

Comments

Comments are gathered from our Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Apr 11, 2022
Dr. Wholey is a physician who listens carefully and who responds with compassion and concern.
Apr 9, 2022
I trust Dr Wholey's experience and understanding to help me navigate my health issues
Apr 9, 2022
Great staff in the office. Best I've experienced
Apr 7, 2022
Very happy and satisfied with dr. Wholey and his staff. Would not consider changing doctors for any reason and would recommend him to my friends.
Apr 7, 2022
Dr. Wholey and staff are number one in my opinion and I would highly recommend them to anyone who asks about them.
Apr 7, 2022
Everything went well
Apr 7, 2022
My visit to Dr Wholey's office couldn't have gone any better
Apr 7, 2022
Everything went smoothly
Apr 6, 2022
Dr wholey is wonderful and the staffVery friendly & accomodating
Apr 6, 2022
Excellent
Apr 6, 2022
Excellence
Apr 6, 2022
Excellence
Apr 6, 2022
Excellence
Apr 6, 2022
Excellence
Apr 6, 2022
Excellence
Apr 3, 2022
Front staff, nurse and Dr. Wholey are the best
Apr 2, 2022
Would not go anywhere else. No complaints about delay in seeing Dr. Wholey as I know he spends time making sure there are no problems. A 10+, or A +
Apr 2, 2022
My husband and I are both patients of Dr. Wholey, and we have complete confidence in him.
Apr 2, 2022
No delay, so no need for notification. My husband and driver waited in the car during my appointment and was amazed how quickly I called him to pick me up at the door.
Apr 2, 2022
Healthy visit, so no concerns discussed.
Apr 2, 2022
Dr. Wholey and his entire staff make my twice annual visits a pleasure.
Apr 2, 2022
Exceptional care, as always
Mar 31, 2022
Dr Wholey inspires confidence, easy to communicate with and practical In terms of treatment
Mar 31, 2022
I felt comfortable with the care I received,
Mar 31, 2022
Dr. Wholey was kind and listened to my concerns.
Mar 31, 2022
She listened and was very helpful
Mar 31, 2022
The process was efficient and the staff was kind and friendly
Mar 31, 2022
Friendly and professional staff
Mar 27, 2022
Have already sent a couple friends to Dr Wholey over the years and recommended him to others.
Mar 26, 2022
Great bedside manner with open discussion regarding my care.
Mar 26, 2022
Personal medical decisions and comments should be left to the licensed senior medical professionals (MD, NP, PA).
Mar 26, 2022
Everyone was very friendly and helpful
Mar 24, 2022
Excellent experience with Dr. Wholey. I feel at ease & very confident in his care.
Mar 24, 2022
The staff was great, there was a loud , disruptive patient complaining that held up everything I think the staff did an outstanding job!
Mar 24, 2022
The staff at St. Vincent cardiology is polite & helpful. Dr. Wholey is very comforting & caring doctor- great listener so grateful to have him as my physician.
Mar 24, 2022
Dr. Wholey Is a fantastic cardiologist.
Mar 24, 2022
Excellent nurse
Mar 24, 2022
I feel very fortunate to be under the expert care of doctor Wholey I consider him the best doctor I have ever had in my 70 years.
Mar 23, 2022
In fairness, Dr. Wholey had two pressing emergencies that morning which set off his entire schedule that day.
Mar 23, 2022
I always enjoy talking to Doctor Wholey
Mar 23, 2022
It was very good everyone was great
Mar 21, 2022
I do not make it a habit to recommend places or services. My expectation may differ from someone elses.
Mar 21, 2022
Love Dr. Wholey
Mar 21, 2022
The wait can sometimes seem long but emergency situations pop up
Mar 19, 2022
Dr Wholey is one great physician
Mar 19, 2022
Dr Wholey and the other people I interacted with were excellent!
Mar 19, 2022
She was fantastic!
Mar 19, 2022
Everyone was very attentive and polite.
Mar 18, 2022
Excellent care
Mar 14, 2022
Always friendly and efficient
Mar 14, 2022
After initial screening & EKG, I waited 60 minutes to see Dr. Wholey. I had been informed "he has a couple of patients ahead of you"
Mar 13, 2022
I would NEVER go to another Cardiologist! Dr. Wholey is incredible!
Mar 13, 2022
I have recommended many people to practice.
Mar 13, 2022
Nursing staff are always pleasant and helpful.
Mar 13, 2022
I always have a pleasant experience each and every time I have an appointment.
Mar 11, 2022
The Best
Mar 11, 2022
All are very nice
Mar 11, 2022
The girls at the front desk are wonderful.all the nurses are great. Answer back with questions promptly. Love going to this practice. Dr Wholley is the Best
Mar 10, 2022
MD is excellent!!!
Mar 10, 2022
Excellent staff
Mar 10, 2022
Great staff n wonderful physician
Mar 10, 2022
All good
Mar 7, 2022
Wonderful doctor and staff, caring, helpful. Wish I had seen them earlier. Will highly recommend!
Mar 5, 2022
Excellent doctor!!!
Mar 5, 2022
I have no complaints about my visit
Mar 5, 2022
Fabulous, pleasant staff. Dr Wholey is Excellent! Very grateful to be his patient.
Mar 4, 2022
Excellent staff
Mar 4, 2022
Dr Wholey is very thorough. He asks questions concerning my total health not just cardiac. We discussed all decisions.
Mar 4, 2022
The young lady I had was excel and very thorough.
Mar 4, 2022
This was the longest wait I have had. Usually it's about 15 minutes. I respect drs are busy so the wait does not upset me.