Dr. Craig Blum, MD

Dr. Craig Blum, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
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Age 68
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Dr. Craig Blum, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgery specialist in Orchard Park, NY and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from State University Of New York At Buffalo School Of Medicine in 1975 and specializes in pediatric orthopedic surgery, orthopedic surgery, and more.

3671 Southwestern Blvd

Orchard Park, NY 14127

Contact Information

(716) 204-3200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bluegrass Family Health
  • EmblemHealth
  • Fidelis Care
  • Independent Health
  • MagnaCare
  • Medicaid
  • 7 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Blum performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Spine Deformities
very high
more than 92% of peers
Scoliosis
very high
more than 90% of peers
Fracture
very high
more than 89% of peers

Dr. Blum's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Blum "UBMD Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine's Commitment to Excellence:

We will improve lives through compassionate care for those with musculoskeletal conditions; innovative research to discover, develop and deliver treatment; and collaborative education of the community and the orthopaedic physicians of tomorrow.

We will treat everyone with integrity, kindness, respect and confidentiality.

Every member of our organization shares this commitment."

3  Specialties

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Non-Surgical Orthopedics

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

85  Conditions Treated

  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Dysplasia
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scoliosis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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37  Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Williams College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1971
  • State University Of New York At Buffalo School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1975
  • State University Of New York At Buffalo-General Surgery
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1976
  • State University Of New York At Buffalo-Orthopaedic Surgery
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1980
  • Alred I. Dupoint Institute-Pediatric Orthopaedics
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1981

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Blum has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Blum's Reviews

3.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blum to family and friends
4 total reviews (1 has a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
    (2)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Blum's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    GOOD
  • Time well spent

    GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

I really appreciated Dr. Blum's honesty and his seemingly true care for my daughters well being. I think most of us are so used to shiny Doctor's offices with flashy young doc. Although Dr. Blum is a bit older and doesn't seem to care about the these things, I do think he stays well informed with...more
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