Dr. Richard John Begg MD Cardiologist

Dr. Richard Begg is a cardiologist in Beaver, Pennsylvania. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including Forbes Regional Hospital and UPMC Passavant. He received his medical degree from Royal College of Surgeons Ireland and has been in practice for 28 years. Dr. Begg accepts several types of health insurance, listed below. He is one of 68 doctors at Forbes Regional Hospital and one of 75 at UPMC Passavant who specialize in Cardiovascular Disease.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Cardiologist: General Cardiology

Education & Medical Training

Shadyside Hospital
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1986 - 1989

Allegheny General Hospital-Western Pennsylvania Hospital
Fellowship, Cardiovascular Disease, 1989 - 1992

Royal College of Surgeons Ireland
Class of 1986

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 25 years in Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 23 years in Cardiovascular Disease

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified 15 years in Interventional Cardiology

OH State Medical License
Active through 2013

PA State Medical License
Active through 2012

Publications & Presentations

Myocardial infarction after carotid stenting and endarterectomy: results from the carotid revascularization endarterectomy versus stenting trial.
Blackshear, J. L., Cutlip, D. E., Roubin, G. S., Hill, M. D., Leimgruber, P. P., Begg, R. J., Cohen, D. J., Eidt, J. F., Narins, C. R., Prineas, R. J., Glasser, S. P., Voeks, J. H., Brott, T. G.

The Carotid Revascularization Endarterectomy versus Stenting Trial (CREST): stenting versus carotid endarterectomy for carotid disease.
Mantese, V. A., Timaran, C. H., Chiu, D., Begg, R. J., Brott, T. G.

Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • Anthem Blue Access PPO
  • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS California PPO
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA HMO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • Health Net California Large Group PPO
  • Health Net HMO - Employer Group
  • HealthAmerica HealthAssurance PPO
  • Highmark BCBS ClassicBlue
  • Highmark BCBS PPOBlue
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO - Kaiser
  • Multiplan PPO
  • Pacificare HMO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
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