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Dr. Joseph Blanda, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 62

Dr. Blanda

Blanda Orthopedics and Physical Therapy

2383 S Main St Ste D106 Akron, OH 44319
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Dr. Joseph Blanda, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Akron, OH and has been practicing for 28 years. He graduated from University Of Pittsburgh / Main Campus in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

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Dr Blanda is awesome he treats you with respect and kindness and he tells you like it is but with A heart, he replaced my left knee and he’ll do my right one if and when I need it done God Bless you Dr Blanda
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Doctor Blanda always takes the time needed at every appointment! He makes me feel like he is really hearing me and not dismissive. I would recommend Doctor Blanda!
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Over the last three years he has replaced both my knees. Very satisfied with him. He is down to earth, doesnt talk down to you, explains things, and does not rush you.
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If I could do 0 stars I would. Prior to treatment, I had swelling/ pain approx. 20-25% of time, but was able to do physical activity. After injection, without considering other options or sharing possible complications with injections, I now have swelling/ pain/ discomfort 90-95% of the time (4 months later) and have difficulty doing many physical activities. I was told this was "the best option" without sharing possible side effects or complications. After researching the injection, much has been published about the many risks associated with injections...again, these were not shared prior to treatment. At a follow-up, I was told he did not know what to do and that might simply be because of bad joints and to take anti-inflammatory medication (ibuprofen) to see if that works. Again...to go from having symptoms 25% to 95% is not due to a condition advancing, but to a failed treatment. My advice, don't just assume a doctor is doing what is best for you & know what they are doing
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Dr. Blanda and his Staff are Outstanding, my knee replacement was a good experience. Thanks to Dr Blanda and Staff I have a fully recovered, with no problems. Once again I am very grateful.
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I love him great bed side manners and a kind Doctor I’ll keep him he did my sister knees and I can’t believe how good she’s doing
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By far Dr.Blanda is "THEE ABSOLUTE BEST" IF I ever had to have another procedure done he is DEFINITELY my go to surgeon. I recommend him 1000 % Had my surgery done in June and you can barely tell there's a scar there. His PT staff is also very awesome they truly care about your needs and getting you on the road to recovery. The office staff is great also. In a nutshell I truly cannot say enough about Dr.Blanda and his staff.
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Dr. Blanda and the PT Center provide excellent care in a warm, friendly atmosphere.
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I fully trust and have recommended Dr Blanda to friends and family already. I will definitely continue to recommend. I like his staight forward and truthfulness. Dr Blanda makes you feel like you are not just a number but someone that he cares about
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Dr. Blanda is extremely patient and caring in his treatment. His goal is your health and not just his treatment.
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About Me

At Blanda Orthopedics and Physical Therapy we understand that your pain or injury is important. Dr Blanda will provide you with an understandable explanation of your problem and discuss treatment options.  We will use an integrative approach to get you back to to your previous level of activity.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Physical Therapy
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

1991
Pennsylvania State University / College Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
1990
Akron City Hospital
Residency Hospital
1986
Akron City Hospital Summa Health System
Internship Hospital
1985
University Of Pittsburgh / Main Campus
Medical School
1980
St. Vincent College
Undergraduate School

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(330) 785-9356

Dr. Blanda accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
AultCare Insurance Company
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Coventry Health America PPO
Golden Rule
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
SummaCare
Bronze 4000
Gold 1000
Gold 1500
Gold 2000
Gold 2000Q
Gold 500
Individual 5000
Individual 6350
Individual 750
Individual Value
Medicare Advantage - Emerald HMO-POS
Medicare Advantage - Ruby HMO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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Dr. Blanda's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Knee Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blanda treats Knee Disorders more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Blanda treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Knee
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blanda treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Blanda treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blanda treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Blanda treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Blanda's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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80% Patient experience rating, 11% higher than the national average

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2018)

Western Reserve Hospital

Cuyahoga Falls, OH

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

65% Patient experience rating, 4% lower than the national average