Dr. Joel Blumin, MD

Dr. Joel Blumin, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat | Male | 51 years old

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Dr. Joel H. Blumin is a Fellowship trained/ Board Certified Otolaryngologist/Head Neck Surgeon who has a clinical emphasis in treating patients with voice and throat problems. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and sees patients of all ages. Dr. Blumin graduated from the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa in 1993. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society in 1992. Following medical school/ he went back to his home of Los Angeles/ CA for a residency in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at UCLA. As a resident/ he received multiple awards for excellence in both teaching and research. After his residency he stayed at UCLA to become the first Fellow in Laryngology/ Voice Disorders/ and Bronchoesophagology under the mentorship of Dr. Gerald S. Berke. During this two year Fellowship/ he honed his diagnostic and surgical skills within the subspecialty of Laryngology. At the Medical College of Wisconsin/ Dr. Blumin focuses his practice on diseases of the larynx and treatment of vocal professionals in all walks of life. He has a special interest and has been nationally recognized for his care of patients with spasmodic dysphonia/ a neurologic disorder of the larynx. He also treats patients with airway stenosis/ head & neck cancer/ swallowing disorders/ parotid and thyroid tumors/ and tumors of the larynx. He also enjoys his role as an academic otolarygologist in teaching residents and medical students both the art and the science of medical practice. His research interests lie in neurolaryngology/ laryngeal biomechanics/ and spasmodic dysphonia. Dr. Blumin has a simple philosophy of patient care that was passed to him from his mentors: treat every patient as if they were your mother or father. He will carefully explain a patient's diagnosis and treatment options in terms they can understand.Read more

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Dr. Blumin's Care Philosophy

Dr. Joel H. Blumin is a Fellowship trained/ Board Certified Otolaryngologist/Head Neck Surgeon who has a clinical emphasis in treating patients with voice and throat problems. He is an Associate Professor in the Department of Otolaryngology and Communication Sciences and sees patients of all ages. Dr. Blumin graduated from the Carver College of Medicine at the University of Iowa in 1993. He was elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha honor medical society in 1992. Following medical school/ he went back to his home of Los Angeles/ CA for a residency in Otolaryngology/Head & Neck Surgery at UCLA. As a resident/ he received multiple awards for excellence in both teaching and research. After his residency he stayed at UCLA to become the first Fellow in Laryngology/ Voice Disorders/ and Bronchoesophagology under the mentorship of Dr. Gerald S. Berke. During this two year Fellowship/ he honed his diagnostic and surgical skills within the subspecialty of Laryngology. At the Medical College of Wisconsin/ Dr. Blumin focuses his practice on diseases of the larynx and treatment of vocal professionals in all walks of life. He has a special interest and has been nationally recognized for his care of patients with spasmodic dysphonia/ a neurologic disorder of the larynx. He also treats patients with airway stenosis/ head & neck cancer/ swallowing disorders/ parotid and thyroid tumors/ and tumors of the larynx. He also enjoys his role as an academic otolarygologist in teaching residents and medical students both the art and the science of medical practice. His research interests lie in neurolaryngology/ laryngeal biomechanics/ and spasmodic dysphonia. Dr. Blumin has a simple philosophy of patient care that was passed to him from his mentors: treat every patient as if they were your mother or father. He will carefully explain a patient's diagnosis and treatment options in terms they can understand.

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  •  Specializes in Ear, Nose, and Throat
  •  Board certified in Otolaryngology
  •  Malpractice claims in Wisconsin not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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  • Otolaryngology

Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acute Laryngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Nose
  • Cancer
  • Chronic Laryngitis
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cough
  • Deafness
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • ENT Cancer
  • Ear Ache
  • Ear Disorders
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Eustachian Tube Dysfunction
  • Eyelid Disorders
  • Facial Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Head or Neck Lump or Swelling
  • Headache
  • Hoarse Voice (Dysphonia)
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngitis
  • Larynx Conditions
  • Leukoplakia
  • Loss of Smell and-or Taste
  • Meniere's Disease
  • Nosebleed
  • Oral Cancer
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Parathyroid (Gland) Tumor: Other than Malignant
  • Perforated Eardrum
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Salivary Gland Stones and Inflammation
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • TMJ
  • Throat Cancer (Hypopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Throat Cancer (Oropharyngeal)
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Tinnitus
  • Tongue Cancer
  • Tonsil Cancer
  • Tonsillitis
  • Vertigo
  • Vocal Cord Nodule
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Cord Polyp

Education

  • Medical School
    Roy J Lucille a Carver College Of Medicine At University Of Iowa

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    University Of California-Los Angeles

    Completed in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of California-Los Angeles

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    University Of California-Los Angeles

    Completed in 2001

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat

Procedures Performed

  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • ENT Surgery
  • Excision of Tracheal Tumor or Stenosis
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Laryngectomy and Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Vagus Nerve Stimulation (VNS)
  • Wound Repair

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