Accepting new patients

Dr. Philip Blazar, MD

Orthopedic Hand Surgery ·  Male · Age 54

Dr. Blazar

BWH Orthopedic/Arthritis Center

75 Francis St Boston, MA 02115

Make an Appointment

Show Phone Number


Dr. Philip Blazar, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1991 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.


Dr. Blazar's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Blazar

4.2

Based on 20 reviews

5 Stars
70%
(14)
4 Stars
10%
(2)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
10%
(2)
1 Star
10%
(2)

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Blazar?
(Select your rating)
Average Reported Wait Time
  • 16 – 30 minutes
Dr. Blazar's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What People Say About Dr. Philip Blazar, MD
RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
Dr. Blazer was amazing. Double joint replacements. Very professional and just an all round nice guy. Extremely knowledgeable. He was honest about my recovery being very difficult. I would highly recommend him
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Philip Blazar, MD?
Reply
Dr Blazar seems to have done an okay job on my wrist surgery. What is a disaster is his organizational skills. Yesterday I had a 9:45 AM Post-Op appointment. I arrived, checked in and they brought me to an appmt room. I waited 45 mins, no Doctor, and stepped out of the room asking if I had been forgotten. I was assured that he would be in shortly. 45 mins later --- total 1 hour 30 mins --- still no Doctor. I finally just left. If you want service try elsewhere.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option1
thumbs down icon option1
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Philip Blazar, MD?
Reply
I have Dupuytren's Contracture and have been extremely satisfied with Doctor Blazers treatment before, during, and after multiple procedures. His professional approach, willingness to discuss and listen to concerns regarding the procedure, and the results were better than I would have expected based on 4 previous surgeries (Partial Fasciectomies) by other doctor's. I highly recommend Doctor Blazer for any hand surgery, especially those requiring a high degree of skill.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option3
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Philip Blazar, MD?
Reply
I chose Dr. Blazar for carpel tunnel release because of his high recommendations. I'm sure that he is a skilled surgeon, worthy of those recommendations. However, my outcome was not favorable. During my surgery, he inadvertently cut my artery. What was supposed to be a 30 min surgery turned into 2 hrs. What was supposed to be quick recovery became 5 months of horrible pain. When asked to explain what happened, he was very forthright, and I was very gracious. But an apology would have been nice.
Was this helpful?
thumbs up icon option4
thumbs down icon option
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. Philip Blazar, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Blazar?

About Me

Biography

Dr. Philip Blazar, MD is an orthopedic hand surgery specialist in Boston, MA and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Harvard Medical School in 1991 and specializes in orthopedic hand surgery and orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Hand Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Upenn Med Center Phil Pa
Residency Hospital
1997
Hospital University Pa
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Harvard Medical School
Medical School
1997
1991

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Blazar accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(617) 732-5384

Dr. Blazar accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Blazar's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Blazar's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hands
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blazar treats Osteoarthritis of Hands more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Blazar treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blazar treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Blazar treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
Limb Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blazar treats Limb Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Blazar treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Blazar's conditions and procedures:

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Replacement
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • 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 Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • 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
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

Affiliated Hospitals

Check the quality of care at hospitals where Dr. Blazar treats patients.

Learn more