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J. Richard Daw, MD, FACC

J. Richard Daw, MD, FACC

Cardiology, Cardiovascular Imaging, Invasive Cardiology

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Heart & Vascular - Cardiology - Cary

210 Ashville Avenue
Suite 105
Cary , NC 27518

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8:00am - 4:30pm
8:00am - 4:30pm
8:00am - 4:30pm
8:00am - 4:30pm
8:00am - 4:30pm
Heart & Vascular - Cardiology - Cary

About Me

Dr. J. Richard Daw is an expert cardiologist who will see patients in the Cary office of WakeMed Heart & Vascular. He is dedicated to providing a broad range of cardiovascular services that include the latest in non-invasive cardiac, peripheral, arterial, and venous testing, electrophysiology and cardiac catheterizations, as well as nuclear studies and echocardiograms.

He earned his medical degree at the University of North Carolina School of Medicine, and completed his internship and residency in internal medicine and fellowship in cardiology at Vanderbilt University Medical Center. He also has a Bachelor of Science degree in chemistry from North Carolina State University.

Prior to joining WakeMed Heart & Vascular, Dr. Daw practiced with Wake Heart and Vascular Associates since 1995.

He holds certification in advanced cardiac life support. He is also a member of the American College of Cardiology.


North Carolina State University

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Medical School:
University of North Carolina School of Medicine

Vanderbilt University Medical Center

Provider Ratings

5 out of 5

(401 ratings)

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

182 Reviews


Communication with dr and staff very good


Dr Daw is more like a good friend that’s really cares that’s why I really like him. I tell everybody about him. That’s why he’s likes friend . He is one of my doctors that means a lot to me.


The amount of time spent and the openness and frankness of discussion. The extra care and interest spent on evaluating the issues and seeking solutions.


Caring and professionalism of staff!


The interaction between Dr. Daw and his supporting staff was positive and efficient. He explained my medical problems and treatment options in understandable terms.


Dr. Daw's ability to put a patient at ease leads to a satisfactory encounter. It is easy to be realistic with him and believe in his comments about one's condition.


Dr. Daw


Dr. Daw always spends an appropriate amount of the time and treats me and wife with respect.


Dr Daw has been my cardiologist for several years. He knows my challenges and takes the time each and every visit (annual) to understand both what I have to say AND the most recent labs taken at my primary care physician's office. I gladly trust him in all matters related to my cardiology and general advice on lifestyles and I have endeavored to do what he advises. As long as he is a practicing physician I will come to him with my condition and my check-ups and if things turn to where I need more advanced care or hospitalization I fully trust his judgement. He will be hard to replace, so please treat him very well !


Everything was on time and performed by staff that were very professional and friendly.


he remembered things about me that were not in chart i think he cares


Dr. Daw is always outstanding in every aspect. On my first visit years ago, I give him credit for saving my life.


Dr Daw listens, explains thoroughly, takes time, cares about my problems, gives directions for care at home.


Dr Daw is a caring and friendly person. I feel comfortable telling him my concerns with the medications. He answers all of my questions. I know I can call him with my heart related issues at any time.


Dr. Daw has been my cardiologist since 2007 and has been excellent to work with.


The staff, nurses, and Dr. Daw are top notch, and I am grateful to them. They track my medications from Express Scripts. I am bound to my rollator and each member guides me through the facility and that is comforting. Dr. Daw cautions me and is reassuring and emphasizes in detail the care I must follow. I thank Almighty God for this man.


As always, the entire experience was excellent, from beginning to end.


No problems, everything was great.


Dr Daw and staff is wonderful.


Doctor Daw is always outstanding


Good as usual


Very good explanation of what is going on with my [] and possible future treatment.


Dr Daw was patient and very informative. He had viewed my history the day before my visit, made notes and was very well prepared to discuss and instruct what I needed to do. The other members that I interacted with were excellent also.


Dr Daw and his staff are always very professional.


Dr. Daw is very good at spending time with me and explaining the medical answers to questions. When I moved here from another State, I was worried about who the doctor should be that I should choose for my care. Dr. Daw has turned out to be an excellent choice.


Friendly and professional staff


Everything was great and enjoy my yearly visit.


Dr Daw


everything was very good


I was very happy with my visit with Dr. Daw. I highly would refer someone to him. Thanks again for everything! [NAME] -


Thorough explanation of treadmill results.


staff all so helpful


The whole appointment was amazing from check in to check out. I felt very comfortable


All aspects of the visit were excellent.


The interest Dr Daw has about me and my condition. He was prepared about my recent Dr visits and blood results making this visit very effective in my opinion!


Care and professionalism shown by my nurse.


Dr. Daw is always outstanding!


Dr. Daw always makes every effort to explain everything regarding my tests and future recommendations. The entire staff is extremely helpful and professional.


Overall, very efficient


Check out, next schedule!


Dr. Daw is the best all round heart doctor. He listens and makes you feel you are most important at that time. He also laughs with you!! Great visit. Until next year…..


the dr’s concern for safety in recognizing thatI visited without a family member.


The entire staff is awesome !!!!!!!


Dr. Daw knows i like to be involved in decisions regarding my treatment and he is outstanding about that element. He takes the time to explain when I need assistance in understanding doctor lingo! He brings the conversation to the patient's level which many physicians cannot do. He knows how important that this is a team effort of patient and physician and that is one thing I really appreciate about him and give him outstanding remarks.


The office contacted me and moved my appointment sooner from another location so I could have early follow-up for recent ER visit.


Ladies at the reception front desk were very helpfu. Dr Daw knows my family history and has been great with guiding mein regards to my health journey. l


Daw’s since of care for me, the patient.


Complete internet shown


Professional, but down to earth.


Dr Daw... was outstanding


I drive 6 hours to to see Dr Daw I do this because of the care I receive from Dr Daw and wake med. I have other heart centers 30 min from where I live I choose wake med and Dr. Daw


Always enjoy Dr Daw's insight and realistic approach to understanding my health condition and selecting the appropriate actions to minimize my stress and concerns!


I feel so good when I leave that facility between Dr Daw & team.


Dr Daw is the Best!!


Dr. Daw, himself, does an excellent job for all the reasons previously stated. The " check out person " does an outstanding job as well.


Dr. Daw explainer everything concisely, and gave me explicit instructions on what I was to do.


I liked Dr. Saw’s open and approachable demeanor. Also very much appreciated his sense of humor.


Dr. Daw is a wonderfully caring and attentive physician. He always knows my history and takes the time to really ask about my health and provide meaningful guidance and care. He is a treasure!


At this visit, I was particularly impressed with Dr. Daw's patience in responding to me on the patient portal prior to the visit. It made the visit more productive. Also, as a follow-up, Dr. Daw responded to my concerns about an [] scheduled for the end of this month. He always responds quickly and is so helpful. I feel very lucky to have him taking care of my heart. I trust him 100 percent and look to him to guide me in making decisions, and I also know he respects my rights as a patient to choose. Since I am very independent and stubborn, Dr. Daw's respect and exceptional understanding of my feelings is commendable. I feel he genuinely cares about me and making sure I am getting the best care. I am especially glad to have him and now Dr. [], my electrophysiologist, working together well as a team. I would love to see Dr. Daw recognized for his excellence. I also am grateful to have WakeMed and its technology and nurses.


Dr. Daw and the Staff have excellent patient care.


Dr. Daw and his staff provide excellent care.


I have been a patient of Dr. Daw's for many years and he continues to be an excellent care giver. I am truly thankful that both my husband and I have him for our Cardiologist.


Dr. Daw is a phenomenal doctor, and I am grateful to be his care.


Quality time listening to me, answering my questions, explanation of tests and meds. Did not feel like I was unimportant or another number. Yes


The checkin nurse is very kind. Sorry, cannot remember her name.


Dr. Daw is as always such a pleasure to see. My numbers are stable now on medication so I won't be seeing him anymore, and it makes me quite sad actually. He is an amazing doctor, great bedside manner, and I always leave having learned something new. I never worry that he is following old guidelines and he is constantly sharing resources of new studies and research. He is very understanding and neutral, giving me the information I need to make my own informed decision.


The entire team was excellent and comforting during my outpatient procedures and this follow-up appointment. I TRUST THEM ALL IMPLICITLY!


Everything was great. Love Dr Daw. Staff professional and polite.


Yes the staff was very courteous and friendly. Dr Dow might be the best doctor I have ever seen. He is very knowledgeable, courteous and has the top line personality that doctors should have. He helps the patients understand it is up to them to make things better. Totally respect this man.


I have never had an Issue or a Problem with the Associates or Dr. Daw. I'm good


Yes, Dr. Daw was well prepared for my visit. He had reviewed my records from my last visit, had information from my last lab report and was ready to discussed critical issues to my health. He took the opportunity to make me feel at ease and I really appreciated that aspect. Very good visit and I appreciate his involvement to make it comfortable.






The office staff is very professional, easy to communicate with and Dr. Daw is very thorough and addresses all concerns. Very happy with him as my cardiologist.


I have been Dr Daw’s patient for 26 years. He and his staff have always treated me with dignity and respect. He has taken excellent care of me and my heart over the years. I recommend him highly to my family and friends.


I need to change my diet!




receptionist was very helpful at checking


The time Dr. Daw took to look at my previous visits and test and time to explain them to my wife and me. He looks at the complete picture of my health.


Everyone was very caring and professional.


Great doctor & staff. [NAME]


He had a good attitude and advised me of what I should do, in regards to my health.


Time was taken to thoroughly explain my condition, access it and recommend care and treatment options.


Dr Daw, showed a high knowledge & interest in my husband’s first time appt w/ him. Looking forward to his expertise & genuine care continuing from here.


Dr Daw is just an outstanding compassionate cardiologist


I would not trust anyone else but Dr Daw being my cardiologist He is so nice and excellent on knowing and caring for me




Dr Daw in it and his staff are excellent


All of the staff are professional and caring. Especially Pat at check-in.


Focusing on me as a patient


Dr Daw and his staff and Brielle are wonderful, easy to talk to and always get back to us if we have a question promptly. WOULD HIGHLY RECOMMEND HIM


I was just having a routine checkup, so it really was just a straight forward visit.


Dr. Daw was great as usual. Thanks


Dr. Daw is the best!


Dr. Daw is an excellent doctor who took great care and went the extra mile reviewing old images and making a plan for my heart health. He is extremely knowledgeable and hands down the best!!


Dr Daw’s caring words and actions.


The whole staff was very friendly and courteous.




I was so impressed how much time Dr. Daw was willing to spend reading and commenting on my recent physical results as it applied to my heart health. Very insightful.


Doctor Daw preparation for my visit was exceptional. I was very comfortable with him. He reminds me of old school doctors.


Wait time was reasonable


Dr Daw is always on time and never rushed. We discuss options for my medical care and he always respects my input.


I was in the waiting room for 3 minutes. I received an EKG and the doc came right in. He has always been very thorough.


Nikka, Shonda and Eric were incredibly respectful and kind. The front desk was so friendly and accommodating. Dr Daw is caring and competent.


Dr.Daw’s knowledge and experience, and his care for me as a person and not as a just another patient have been extraordinary. I owe my life to him, and value tremendously his help.


Doctor Daw was one of if not the friendliest most compassionate Doctors I have ever seen. He makes you feel very comfortable and makes sure you understand everything he is saying or recommending. He took his time with me and did not rush me thru


Dr. Daw is a kind and caring physician. I am very pleased with his conscientiousness. Dr. Daw went over my records the night before my appointment trying to troubleshoot various problems. He discussed everything with me in a clear and thorough manner. Dr. Daw is accessible and I can get in touch with him anytime. The "My Chart" app is great.


Dr Daw has been my cardiologist since 2004, he has been with me thru thick and thin. He is the best, a Dr and a friend .God has blessed him in many ways.


Dr Daw actually had reviewed and was prepared to speak to my medical history. Top notch experience


Dr.Daw hold me and walked with me to the door and said good bye. That s very nice feeling and he cares.


I am very untrusting towards the medical industry since the Covid debacle and I felt that my experience here renewed my faith in medicine. I felt heard and I left with answers that no one has been able to come up with in the last 6 months. I could not have asked for more.


The amount of time Dr Daw spent with me in answering my concerns. The receptionist was also very friendly.


Dr. Daw is a joy to visit. I feel as though I am getting the best possible care while actually enjoying the experience.


Visit was well coordinated between Dr., staff and lab.


Dr Daw is extremely intelligent but also listens and is not cocky.


Dr Daw is very thorough and kind. I was surprised he reviewed and discussed an urgent care visit I implemented while out of town. That showed me again the medical care I am receiving with him is awesome!


Dr. Daw showed a level of concern and consciousness that is unparalleled among my many Doctor visits in my 60 years. The day before my visit, I sent copies of past labs along with a two page explanation of the purpose of my visit. I also took a copy with me in case he didn't have time to review these prior to my appointment. To my shock and amazement, he had not only THOROUGHLY reviewed these, but he had also gone through the Epic system to see if there were any CT scans or other tests that might indicate whether or not I have any []!! WOW! That was so very impressive and caring, not to mention that it demonstrated his intelligence and memory to keep my data straight from his other thousands of patients. In addition, after my appointment he added more info to the notes and sent me a message on mychart to notify me. I highly value his advice and greatly appreciate him taking the time to explain various preventive tests and my level of risk.


The trainee that administered my EKG was very good!


Understanding the gravity of my physical situation and proscribing accordingly.


Dr. Daw had spent time reviewing my chart before the appointment. He not only addressed the specific reasons for my visit, but also provided information regarding my health in general. He referred to and explained previous test results that had not been explained by other medical professionals. He is very thorough. He listened to my concerns and provided research-based information for me to consider as we develop a plan for my health. Clearly, he is a doctor who cares about his patient's overall health and as individuals, not just a box to be checked.


Dr Daw was amazing . He took his time to know me and answered all my concerns without feeling rushed,. Wish there were more doctors like him.


Dr. Daw and his staff are ALWAYS wonderful!


I appreciate the kindness and caring that Dr. Daw and his assistant show towards me. Coming from another State, I was a little concerned how the medical treatment would be in this State in comparison to the State that I moved from. I definitely had excellent physicians in the former State, but I have been impressed with the professionalism and attention to details that I have experienced over the past year here.


The entire visit was A+


Everything was above my expectations. Iam looking forward to having care here.


The doctor's explanations.


Great concern for the patient.


Dr Daw does listen to the patient's input and thoughts. He is very thorough in making his decisions and then explaining them to the patient. He shows respect for the patient's input which many doctors do not.


Dr. Daw was very informative and pleasant.


I have been a patient for many years. Have always felt the care I received is outstanding!


Everything was really appreciated.


Dr. Daw is an excellent cardiologist, friendly, extremely knowledgeable and takes the time to listen and provide his guidance. All the staff members are great as well.


Dr Daw, Dr [] and your staff has been excellent to work with - no issues or concerns on my end at all. I have nothing to compare them against (as this is the 1st - and hopefully only time - that I needed cardiac treatment) but I have been very impressed.


Great visit


Dr. Daw is great in every way. He has a wonderful way of making me feel comfortable and I love his wit and charm. I enjoy every visit with him. [NAME]


Dr. Daw does an overall outstanding job ! As noted on all your previous questions.




Dr Daw’s compassion and care


Dr. Daw is very knowledgeable and caring


Dr. Daw is the absolute best!!!!


Test result explanations. Positive encouragement and feedback.


Dr. Daw is exceptional. He has reviewed my chart, was prepared for the appointment. I felt heard, and trust Dr. Daw.


My initial visit with Dr. Daw. He read my entire MyChart history prior to the visit which covered nearly 16 years.


From the office personnel nurses and Dr. Daw are very professional and are excellent at there job.


Never feel rushed by Dr.Daw! Listens and makes suggestions,always respectable. Nice sense of humor.


Great care.


Dr. Daw’s personality is light hearted and fun yet his interest in my issues and the level of care and recommendations was serious and sincere.


Always has time to listen to me and my concerns!


Just like the good old doctors of yester-year A gem:-)


I am happy be patient of dr Daw.


I've been with Dr. Daw for over 20 years. We have a great relationship. Our communication ability is great. He has a wonderful communication style with me, which I appreciate in our annual appointments.


Dr. Daw is an outstanding physician and very knowledgeable, caring and professional and has an excellent bedside manner. He takes time to thoroughly explain test results, concerns and is an avid listener. I highly recommend Dr Daw to my friends and family that are looking for a Top-notch Cardiologist.


Dr Daw is always interested in my husband Otis and I well being! Listen to us and give us his full attention. A very caring and great Dr.


Dr. made me feel comfortable and at ease.


Dr. Daw is always personal and ready to address any questions or issues I am having. I feel he is interested in my heart illness and listens carefully. I trust him with my heart medical care.


Dr Daw is outstanding. I always leave feeling that I am getting the best care I can get. I feel Dr Daw is honest with me , plus he has a great sense of humor. The two women who check you in are extremely efficient and kind. Perfect greeters.


Dr. Daw has been my cardiologist for years, previously my mother's as well. Always most knowleadgeable, trustworthy, excellent. If another provider subscribes tests or medications that may be relevant in any way, I first consult Dr. Daw.


The complete visit was outstanding


Just a great first time experience as a new patient!


The Physican and his staff were very courteous and professional.


all aspects


The time , patience, listening, responsiveness of Dr. Daw


Received excellent care


It's beat service ever


Great service


I have been seeing Dr Daw for over 10 years. Everything has been outstanding.


I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Daw. My medical issues can seem really scary at times, and he really makes me feel seen, heard, and in the best care possible. He not only very clearly interprets my test results, but he also explains exactly what each medication he prescribes is for and how it works, and he even provides additional topics to research/read so I have the most well-rounded knowledge about my health. Also, the rest of the staff during check-in and check-out were lovely as always. I feel safe and welcome when I am in this office.


I felt Dr Daw Was absolutely great. He gave you the impression that he really cared.


Every one I came in contact with were outstanding. Always has been .


I expect excellence and got it.


The entire staff seemed very personable and interested in giving good care and service.


Really appreciated Dr Daw’s concern for me and my overall health and recovery.


Dr. Daw & his staff are always efficient , knowledgeable, caring, & prompt. Dr. Daw is the best!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


Dr. Daw is an excellent caring physician


Excellent feeling of care for my present health and my future health


Doctor Daw and the entire staff are wonderful??


Dr Daw and the staff in the office always have your best interest at heart. The staff are willing to answer any questions you may have. Dr. Daw has always made my health care needs his priority and has always made me feel that I made the right choice in having him my doctor. I have no qualms about recommending him to my friends if the are looking for a cardiologist.


Excellent care, explanations and courtesy, as always.


Friendly and professional staff.


Front desk people were very courteous and helpful!


Ease of check in, speed in being called to examining room and being seen by Dr Daw


Dr. Daw’s above & beyond interest in my conditions. His attention to detail gave me great confidence in the need for additional testing.
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