Dr. Philip Blum, MD

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Dr. Philip Blum, MD
Dr. Philip Blum, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Houston, TX. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. Blum is affiliated with Memorial Hermann Memorial City Medical Center.

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Dr. Blum's Care Philosophy

Dr. Blum strongly endorses ethical principles of medicine and actively practices patient and family centered care. Tests, treatments, and the overall goals of care are carefully planned in partnership with the patient and family.

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Dr. Blum's Reviews

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4.2
based on 58 total reviews (14 with comments)
Dr. Blum's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (14)
in Houston, TX |
Dr Blum sincerely does not care for your well being. His ego prohibits him from spending quality time with the patient to understand their needs and is overall rude and insincere in his bedside manner. To NOT trust him for your healthcare needs.
Houston, TX |
Would strongly not recommend Dr Blum who lacks any respect for his patients or their family members. During our last visit for dementia of our parent, he had the audacity to refer to him as "crazy" multiple times in his presence. Then he stated he needs "antipsychotic medication as you are crazy." Why kind of doctor provides this kind of bedside manner? The amount of time he spent with us was less than 5 minutes and was prescribing drugs as a solution. Do NOT trust this doctor!
Rosenberg, TX |
This doctor is dangerously arrogant and incompetent. I had a sudden onset of nerve issues and blinding, stroke-like head pain. Without any preamble he sat down and told me that I was overweight and was either diabetic or pre-diabetic and had neuropathy and my only course of action was to lose weight. He ordered blood work, nothing else. Said he knew it wasn't a tumor because the avg. life expectancy was 3 mos so I would have been dead already. Blood neg for diabetes. Find another Dr!
in Houston, TX |
I have seen Dr. Blum for a pre-op evaluation and adore him. He is thorough, compassionate, and takes time to explain everything to his patient. I will be scheduling another appointment due to a questionable medical condition which falls under his specialty. I would highly recommend Dr. Blum to anyone.........he is super!
Arrogant, doesn't like being questioned. Inconsiderate to patient's concerns. Avoid this doctor.
in Houston, TX |
I have seen Dr. Blum once for a pre-op evaluation. He took time with me, asked pertinent questions, and gave excellent advice. I would highly recommend him to anyone with neurological problems. I will be seeing him again very soon for some pending problems. Thank you Dr. Blum.
in Houston TX |
I have not had an appointment with Dr. Blum. I would like too. However the process is extremely difficult. I have been calling for 4 days. Each day the operator tells me that Erika will call me back and set me up with an appointment. Four days later, and 5 calls, I still have not heard from Erika and do not have an appointment. I have never in my life had this much difficulty getting an appointment with a doctor. Their operating system definitely needs attention. I'm very frustrated!
in Houston, TX |
THE BEST! I have never left a review for a physician before but Dr. Blum is definitely a standout. I have seen multiple specialists in three different states -- only one of them was any good (now deceased), and now Dr. Blum too. Excellent bedside manner. He asked the right questions, at the right time and in the right way to get the answers he needed. I have total confidence that his treatment protocol will do the trick. After 30 years of suffering I finally found someone to help!
Houston, TX |
I've never reviewed a doctor before (I'm not even sure I've reviewed a restaurant before), but I felt compelled to after meeting with Dr. Blum. I was recently hospitalized due to some (seemingly) neurological issue. The hospital neurologist was not able to diagnose me, but within minutes after meeting Dr. Blum, he accurately diagnosed me. His thoroughness, calm demeanor, and amazing listening skills are exactly what I want in a doctor. I was so impressed - thank you, Dr. Blum!!
in Houston, TX |
The best doctors visit I have ever experienced. When I arrived I only had to wait around 5 minutes before seeing Dr. Blum. The staff was very friendly and offered me water while I was waiting. Dr. Blum was very friendly as well and actually took the time to explain my condition and the possible treatment options for it in detail. He also addressed all of my questions and concerns.
in Houston, TX |
This is not a negative evaluation of Dr. Blum. Due to the extreme incompetence of his office staff -- particularly his scheduler, Dariella -- I never got to see Dr. Blum. Over three days I called five times to try to confirm insurance coverage, get new patient forms, and schedule an appointment; but no one seemed able to follow through because Dariella was unavailable. When I finally reached her, she said she would e-mail the forms right away. She never did, so I called a different neurologist
in Katy, TX |
Dr. Blum is the FIRST Neurologist that I would recommend to ANYONE. He is very personable and made me feel very comfortable at my first meeting with him. He is very understanding and listened carefully to any questions or concerns that I had. He has a vast knowledge of Parkinson's Disease, for which I saw him for. I am looking forward to my next appointment with him.
Houston, TX |
Rude, arrogant, dismissive. Horrible bedside manner. Running his practice like an assembly line.
in Houston, TX |
I felt that he was extremely knowledgeable about my condition. He took the necessary time to answer of all our questions, and we did not feel rushed. Professional yet very caring. I feel that I am in good hands.
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Dr. Blum's Care Philosophy

Dr. Blum strongly endorses ethical principles of medicine and actively practices patient and family centered care. Tests, treatments, and the overall goals of care are carefully planned in partnership with the patient and family.

Dr. Blum's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Neurology
  •  Board certified in Neurology
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Neurology

Conditions Treated

  • Adult-Onset Chorea
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Injury
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebellar Ataxia
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebral Vascular Disease
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chorea (Excluding Huntington's Chorea)
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Cluster Headache
  • Common Peroneal Nerve Dysfunction
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Cubital Tunnel Syndrome
  • Dementia
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Distal Muscle Weakness
  • Dizziness
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inclusion Body Myositis
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Migraine
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myasthenic Syndromes
  • Myelopathy
  • Myositis
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Nerve Diseases
  • Nerve Injury
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuritis
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Numbness
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Paresthesia
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Injuries
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculitis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Tarsal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tension Headache
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Weakness

Education

  • Medical School
    Baylor University

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Maryland Medical Center

    Completed in 1991

  • Residency Hospital
    Baylor University

    Completed in 1995

    Georgetown University Hospital

    Completed in 1993

    University of Maryland-College Park

    Completed in 1992

  • Undergraduate School
    Johns Hopkins University / School of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Specialties

  • Neurology
  • Neuromuscular Medicine
  • Neuroradiology

Procedures Performed

  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Neurological Testing