Dr. Charles S. Bluhm, MD

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Specializes in Gastroenterology • Male • Age 57

1 Independence Plz Ste 900
Birmingham, AL 35209
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Dr. Bluhm:

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Dr. Bluhm's Experience

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Hospital Quality

The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

Brookwood Medical Center
2010 Brookwood Medical Center Drive
Birmingham, AL 35209
Cullman Regional Medical Center
1912 Alabama Highway 157
Cullman, AL 35058

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9 Facts About Hospital Quality

Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

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Patient Satisfaction

Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Bluhm

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Birmingham Gastro Assocs
Birmingham Gastro Assocs
1 Independence Plz Ste 900
Birmingham, AL 35209
Cullman Gastroenterology Assoc
Cullman Gastroenterology Assoc
212 4th Ave SE Ste 300
Cullman, AL 35055
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    Dr. Bluhm's Experience

    Specialties

    • Gastroenterology

    Board Certifications

    • Gastroenterology
    • Internal Medicine
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    • Colonoscopy
    • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
    • Colorectal Cancer Screening
    • Endoscopy
    • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
    • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
    • Liver Biopsy
    • Manometry
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    • Abdominal Pain
    • Anemia
    • Barrett's Esophagus
    • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
    • Biliary Atresia
    • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
    • Cirrhosis
    • Colitis
    • Colorectal Cancer
    • Common Bile Duct Stone
    • Crohn's Disease (Regional Enteritis)
    • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
    • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
    • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
    • Diverticulum of Esophagus
    • Duodenal Ulcer
    • Duodenitis
    • Dysentery
    • Dysphagia
    • Enteritis
    • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
    • Esophageal Cancer
    • Esophageal Ulcer
    • Esophageal Varices
    • Esophagitis
    • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
    • Gastric Ulcer
    • Gastritis
    • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
    • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
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    • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
    • Gastrojejunal Ulcer
    • Gastroparesis
    • Heartburn
    • Hemochromatosis
    • Hemorrhoids
    • Hepatitis
    • Hepatitis A
    • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
    • Hepatitis C
    • Hepatorenal Syndrome
    • Ileus
    • Indigestion
    • Intestinal Obstruction
    • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
    • Lactose Intolerance
    • Liver Diseases & Disorders (incl. Hepatitis & Cirrhosis)
    • Malnutrition
    • Megacolon
    • Neoplasm of Gastrointestinal Tract
    • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
    • Pancreatic Disease
    • Pancreatitis
    • Pancreatobiliary Disease
    • Peptic Ulcer
    • Pouchitis
    • Pyloric Stenosis
    • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
    • Stomach Cancer
    • Ulcerative Colitis
    • Unexplained Weight Loss
    • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
    • Vomiting Disorders
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    Background Check for Dr. Bluhm

    Malpractice Claims not available

    • Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Alabama.
    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Ohio State University College Of Medicine and Public Health
    Graduated in 1985

    Internship Hospital

    Allegheny General Hospital
    Complete in 1986

    Residency Hospital

    Allegheny General Hospital
    Complete in 1988

    Fellowship Hospital

    Palmetto Health Richland Memorial Hospital
    Complete in 1990

    Undergraduate Schools

    Pennsylvania State University
    Graduated in 1979
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Bluhm & Staff

    • English
    • Spanish
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Bluhm's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

    Check out the quality of care at the 2 hospitals where Dr. Bluhm has admitting privileges:

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    • Brookwood Medical Center

    • Cullman Regional Medical Center

  3. Healthgrades

    8 Facts About Patient Satisfaction Surveys

    Patient satisfaction surveys provide a standardized way of reporting about healthcare experiences. But there can be more than meets the eye when reviewing scores. Here's what you should know

    Patient Satisfaction

    Patients' feedback on their experience with Dr. Bluhm

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Bluhm to family and friends

    12 responses
    below
    national average

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    Dr. Bluhm's Office & Staff
    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
    12 responses
    above
    national average
    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
    12 responses
    above
    national average
    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    12 responses
    same as
    national average
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    16 – 30 minutes 12 responses
    longer than
    national average
    Experience with Dr. Bluhm
    Level of trust in provider's decisions
    12 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider explains medical condition(s)
    12 responses
    below
    national average
    How well provider listens and answers questions
    12 responses
    below
    national average
    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
    12 responses
    below
    national average

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    7 Tips to Prepare for Your Appointment

    The key to a successful appointment is communication. To get the most out of your visit, prepare ahead of time so you can lead the conversation with your doctor. These 7 tips will get you ready

    1

    Appointments & Offices

    Check insurance plans, locations and make an appointment

    Is Dr. Bluhm accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?

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    Office Locations

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    Birmingham Gastro Assocs
    1 Independence Plz Ste 900
    Birmingham, AL 35209
    (205) 271-8000 (Office)
    B
    Cullman Gastroenterology Assoc
    212 4th Ave SE Ste 300
    Cullman, AL 35055
    (256) 736-2001 (Office)
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    Staff friendliness and courteousness
    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    Under 10 minutes
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