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Dr. Alan Blum, MD

Critical Care Medicine ·  Male · Age 69

Dr. Blum
444 Merrick Rd Ste LL1 Lynbrook, NY 11563

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(516) 593-9500


Dr. Alan Blum, MD is a critical care medicine specialist in Lynbrook, NY and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina in 1977 and specializes in critical care medicine, pulmonary disease, and more.


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Dr. Blum accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Capital District Physician's Health Plan (CDPHP)
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Cigna HMO
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Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Dr. Blum's conditions and procedures:

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Common Cold
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Eosinophilic Asthma
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Swine Flu
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

About Me

Biography

Dr. Alan Blum, MD is a critical care medicine specialist in Lynbrook, NY and has been practicing for 36 years. He graduated from Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina in 1977 and specializes in critical care medicine, pulmonary disease, and more.

Specialties

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease

Education

1983
Mt Sinai Hospital Center
Fellowship Hospital
1981
Mt Sinai Hospital Center
Residency Hospital
1979
Mt Sinai Hospital Center
Internship Hospital
1977
Universidad Autonoma De Guadalajara, Facultad De Medicina
Medical School
1983
1981
1979
1977

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Blum's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Blum

2.6

Based on 23 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
52.17391304347826%
(12)

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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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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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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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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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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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Very Professional office. Courteous staff. Compassionate doctor. Excellent diagnostician.
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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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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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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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i've called to speak to Dr. Blum - left messages over a week and he never got back to me.
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