Dr. Howard Blumstein, MD

Dr. Howard Blumstein, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 44
Dr. Howard Blumstein, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Smithtown, NY and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in rheumatology.Read his story

315 E Main St

Smithtown, NY 11787

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Blumstein's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Blumstein "Dr. Howard Blumstein joined Rheumatology Associates of Long Island in 2005. Dr. Blumstein graduated summa cum laude from Binghamton University with a Bachelor of Science degree in biology. He attended SUNY Buffalo School of Medicine and Biomedical Sciences. His internal medicine residency was completed at the University of Medicine and Dentistry of NJ at Robert Wood Johnson Medical School in 2003. He completed his rheumatology fellowship at Mount Sinai Medical Center in NY in 2005. Dr. Blumstein is in full-time clinical practice at RALI. He is a Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at Stony Brook University Hospital and participates in the Rheumatology Fellowship Program. Dr. Blumstein has authored scientific papers published in peer-reviewed journals on topics, including geriatric rheumatology and temporal arteritis. He has a wide range of clinical interests and cares for patients with rheumatoid arthritis, systemic lupus erythematosus, scleroderma and other collagen vascular diseases. Dr. Blumstein has been recognized by Vitals and has received both Compassionate Doctor Recognition and a Patients' Choice Award since 2008. Dr. Blumstein is actively involved in the clinical research program at RALI and is currently a principal investigator on several research projects. Dr. Blumstein is very involved in political advocacy for patients with rheumatic diseases and regularly represents NY State rheumatology patients for the American College of Rheumatology as well as the NY State Rheumatology Society."
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1  Specialties

  • Rheumatology

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*

61  Conditions Treated

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4  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

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  • University At Buffalo State University Of New York School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2000
  • University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey / Robert Wood Johnson Medical School
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Mount Sinai Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • Chinese
  • Korean
  • Spanish
  • English

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I suffer from a number of chronic health conditions (breast cancer, spinal disease, autoimmune, etc), so I've seen more than my fair share of specialists. Dr. Blumstein is, hands down, one of the best doctors I've ever seen. He's incredibly thorough, actually listens to his patients' concerns and...Read More
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