Dr. Alan Blum, MD

Pulmonary DiseaseMaleAge 71

Dr. Blum
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Franklin Hospital Medical Center Home

444 Merrick Rd Lynbrook, NY 11563

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Dr. Alan Blum, MD is a Pulmonologist in Lynbrook, NY and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Blum has more experience with Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep Apnea, and Pulmonary Vascular Conditions than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara medical school in 1977. He is affiliated with Mount Sinai South Nassau. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Blum to book an appointment.

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One of the best doctors that i have ever seen ! He is caring, thorough, friendly,professional and efficient ! He is genuinely concerned with my medical issues. He spends enough time with me too. His staff is also professional, friendly, and efficient. The office has a large waiting room with magazines. The breathing equipment is excellent as well. I know that I made the correct choice !
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dave B. in ELMONT, NY – Jul 18, 2018
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Very dismissive.Walked away when I asked a question .Would never go there again .Told me my results were not normal and that I needed no other testing and walked away .Would he treat a family member like this ?
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Dr. Blum was very professional in every way. He helped me with my sleep apnea and I am very grateful for him and his staff.
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Hewlett – Oct 25, 2017
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Dr. Blum is dismissive, uncaring, and incompetent. My mother was brought to the emergency room twice in a period of two months. She was released the same day. The third time she was there a month later and admitted to ccu with a ventilator and subsequently died. He was defensive but unapologetic. Do not go to this doctor.
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Island Park – Oct 20, 2017
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Dr. seems competent, but getting result of in-home sleep study seems impossible. No one EVER called to tell me anything about results and when I called the office I was told I will get a call from the "vendor." Do they mean the ice cream vendor, the vending machine? I guess they mean I have sleep apnea and the medical device supplier was going to let me know. NOT ACCEPTABLE.
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Lynbrook, NY – Mar 21, 2017
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Dr Blum was very quick with my hospital visits and wasn't helpful in explaining anything to me. He has terrible bedside manner.
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Woodmere, NY – Jan 17, 2017
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Very Professional office. Courteous staff. Compassionate doctor. Excellent diagnostician.
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Rose B. in New York, NY – Jul 29, 2016
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I have seen Dr. Blum several times over the past 10 years -- for altitude expedition preparation, chronic bronchitis, and sleep apnea. His office is professional. He cares for his patients and listens carefully. He is a top rate physician.
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Andrew B in Ossining, NY – Jul 29, 2016
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Dr Blum needs to come down a few notches, Guess that is why he's has appts available told him my concerns did an x ray, and handed me a script for a cat scan, which he should have himself told his girls to schedule ASAP, neglected to put STAT , I had to request that, considering his assumed dig. , which was so far fetched and scary. Well Scan showed what I suspected, but his attitude is minus zero. To the trainees that follow him, reevaluate, as per other reviews, he is so full of himself,
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Ozone Park, NY – May 16, 2016
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Started with flu went into brinchitis been coughing my head off violently for over a month. He puts me on 2 machines and says I have non-productive cough asthma. HA !! Then says to his trainees thank God I got that machine a year and a half ago or otherwise I'd be stumped. Oldest one in the group, ready for retirement, and he would have been stumped ? Phlegm galore, still choking. Take the inhaler and nose spray, I'm going elsewhere.
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Craig in Rockville centre, ny – Apr 02, 2016
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i've called to speak to Dr. Blum - left messages over a week and he never got back to me.
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Howard Beach, NY – Jan 08, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Alan Blum, MD is a Pulmonologist in Lynbrook, NY and has over 44 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Blum has more experience with Obstructive...Read more

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1983
Mt Sinai Hosp Ctr
Fellowship Hospital
1981
Mt Sinai Hosp Ctr
Residency Hospital
1979
Mt Sinai Hosp Ctr
Internship Hospital
1977
Universidad Autonoma de Guadalajara
Medical School
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Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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Does Dr. Alan Blum, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Blum has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Alan Blum, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Blum frequently treats Obstructive Lung Disease, Sleep Apnea, and Pulmonary Vascular Conditions. See all practice areas where Dr. Blum specializes.

Where is Dr. Alan Blum, MD's office located?

Dr. Blum's office is located at 444 Merrick Rd, Lynbrook, NY 11563. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Blum

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Blum treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Blum treats other conditions, please contact the office at (516) 593-9500.

Obstructive Lung Disease

Obstructive lung disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions including COPD, emphysema, asthma and cystic fibrosis that cause blockages or narrowing in the airways of the lungs, making breathing difficult.Compare with other Obstructive Lung Disease specialists.

Dr. Blum is experienced in the area of Obstructive Lung Disease. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Emphysema
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
Asthma
Bronchiectasis
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Sleep Apnea

Sleep-disordered breathing specialists diagnose and treat conditions, such as snoring or obstructive sleep apnea, in which breathing is interrupted during sleep, resulting in symptoms of fatigue, irritability and high blood pressure.Compare with other Sleep Apnea specialists.

Dr. Blum is experienced in the area of Sleep Apnea. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Pulmonary Vascular Conditions

Pulmonary vascular specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the flow of blood between the heart and lungs, including pulmonary hypertension and pulmonary embolism.Compare with other Pulmonary Vascular Conditions specialists.

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Dr. Blum's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Lower Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Pulmonary Rehabilitation Services
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Septic Embolism
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Study
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Viral Infection
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Anthem
Blue Access (Select Network)-NY
Blue Priority (Select Network)-NY
Empire (Select Network)-NY POS
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP) HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
EmblemHealth
Health Insurance Plan of Greater New York (HIP) PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
PHCS Network PPO

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Franklin Hospital Medical Center Home444 Merrick Rd Lynbrook, NY 11563
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Pulmonary and Critical Care Consultant444 Merrick Rd Ste Ll1 Lynbrook, NY 11563
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