Richard M. Wholey, M.D.

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Overall Satisfaction
4.9 out of 5
721 Ratings
135 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
4.9
CP spoke using clear language
4.8
Provider explained things clearly
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.
Aug 1, 2021
I wish the test results were shared with my PCP. I have two accounts one for here and one for Reliant. They need to post test results in both accounts.
Aug 1, 2021
Online registration asks to many permissions. Some not relevant or to involved
Aug 1, 2021
Usually have to wait more than 30 min to see provider. Although provider and staff are great!
Aug 1, 2021
Dr Wholey is compassionate and caring. He listens to the patient and explains everything thoroughly.
Jul 31, 2021
Great
Jul 31, 2021
Great doctor will recommend him to everyone I know that needs a cardiologist
Jul 31, 2021
Great experience #1
Jul 31, 2021
Great experience
Jul 31, 2021
This visit was one of the best Drs visit ever. I feel very confident having him for a Dr. And a great staff very welcoming and explaining everything
Jul 31, 2021
I always recommend Dr Wholey
Jul 31, 2021
Awesome care by DrWholey and everyone in his office. I highly recommend DrWholey to anyone needing a cardiologist
Jul 31, 2021
Wonderful service provided by everyone
Jul 31, 2021
Prompt efficient professional service
Jul 31, 2021
Love DrWholey and his staff they are awesome to deal with
Jul 29, 2021
Dr. Wholey takes time to listen to you.He explains things extremely well.He's easy going.In my opinion, he's the best cardiologist in the area! I would recommend him without question.
Jul 29, 2021
Very professional and pleasant staff
Jul 29, 2021
St. Vincent's has provided, overall, a very good experience.
Jul 29, 2021
Dr. Wholey was recommended by a friend and I am pleased with the care he provides. I believe I have seen Dr. Wholey at the right time given my previous condition of high blood pressure and cholesterol...calcified arteries.
Jul 29, 2021
The nurse remembered us and was very professional.
Jul 29, 2021
Wait time for doctor on the long side. 45 minutes.
Jul 29, 2021
Everything went smoothly upon our arrival and processing. However, the wait for the doctor (after the nurse) almost 45 minutes.
Jul 27, 2021
I have made considerable positive progress in my health. Didn't seem to matter. From what I have read from numerous sources including Cleveland clinic, I was not happy about what MD stated to me. In fact he brushed my statements off without further discussion. My choice to lower my prescription dose was not an option to him. 🙁
Jul 27, 2021
Everyone is coming and going at check out. MD tells secretary my next appts et al with others there to hear.
Jul 27, 2021
A regular routine visit should not take more than two hours, especially since actual appt was somewhat rushed. 🙁
Jul 25, 2021
Good experience
Jul 23, 2021
Had to wait in exam Room for over an hour. It would be nice if the office knows that the doctor is running behind for them to text or call and have the patient delay their trip into the office.
Jul 23, 2021
I'm sure you know Dr. Wholey is always kind and caring . He's got an anormous amount of patients I'm sure . He has an EXTREMELY GOOD NAME . Everyone I've told about him say he's THE BEST ..!!!
Jul 23, 2021
I've never ever had a problem with Dr. Wholey or his office staff . The entire staff are all kind , curtious , and understand . I'm handicapped , and they know me by name always . To me he's the best Doctor in this hospital . You need more Doctors like him . He's THE ABSOLUTE BEST and KINDEST !!!!
Jul 21, 2021
The nurse/assistant was excellent and immediately put me at ease.
Jul 19, 2021
Never told of any delays
Jul 19, 2021
Super people at the office
Jul 18, 2021
Mentioned my heart valve was getting closer to needing fix. I should have asked more questions so on the ride home I realized that there was no discussion of how soon this may be.
Jul 18, 2021
Always put on hold and often get disconnected while on hold
Jul 18, 2021
Good
Jul 18, 2021
Long wait to see doctor after the nurse or pa goes over meds and does ekg. Up to 30-45 minutes more
Jul 17, 2021
Dr. Wholey is the best, smart and caring.
Jul 17, 2021
They are always lovely.
Jul 16, 2021
Health assistant always introduced herself and informs me of what she is doing
Jul 16, 2021
I have known Dr Wholey for many years always ask health question and discusses I may have!!!
Jul 16, 2021
Staff always friendly informs u what is going to expect!!
Jul 16, 2021
Always treated with respect!!
Jul 16, 2021
Dr Wholey was 25 min late!!
Jul 15, 2021
Dr. Wholey is EXCELLENT he is really top notch.
Jul 15, 2021
Dr. Wholey is EXCELLENT !
Jul 15, 2021
Good
Jul 15, 2021
Good
Jul 15, 2021
Dr Wholey is the best
Jul 15, 2021
Everyone very helpful
Jul 14, 2021
Good
Jul 14, 2021
Good
Jul 14, 2021
Good
Jul 14, 2021
Good
Jul 14, 2021
Very good
Jul 11, 2021
I love the doctor I always have to wait.Never this long
Jul 11, 2021
Doctor is so nice to talk to. I have been seeing him for many years.
Jul 9, 2021
Would definitely recommend Dr Wholey and staff
Jul 9, 2021
Excellent
Jul 9, 2021
Excellent
Jul 9, 2021
Dr Wholey was recommended by 3 family members, highly recommended. Very nice staff and Dr Wholey
Jul 2, 2021
Excellent bedside manner
Jul 2, 2021
40 minute wait I. Exam room for doctor
Jul 2, 2021
Dr Wholey is an outstanding and caring cardiologist
Jul 2, 2021
Emma was very professional and kind
Jul 2, 2021
Great staff. Very COVID-19 conscious
Jul 2, 2021
Good Experience