Dr. Ralph Blume, MD

Dr. Ralph Blume, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 80
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Dr. Ralph Blume, MD is a rheumatology specialist in New York, NY and has been practicing for 48 years. He graduated from Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons in 1964 and specializes in rheumatology.

622 W 168th St

New York, NY 10032

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Cigna
  • HealthFirst
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Blume performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Gout
very high
more than 96% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 92% of peers
Arthritis
very high
more than 91% of peers

Dr. Blume's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

1  Specialties

  • Rheumatology

2  Board Certifications

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

68  Conditions Treated

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for New York.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Columbia University College Of Physicians and Surgeons
    Medical School | Graduated 1964
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1965
  • New York Presbyterian Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Columbia P&S
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1970

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Blume has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Blume's Reviews

5.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blume to family and friends
8 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Blume'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 (2)

I have been seeing Dr. Ralph Blume for more than 20 years. He treats me for Lupus and along with my nephrologist, monitors my kidney health as I had a transplant back in May of 2000. He is absolutely the best doctor I have ever been treated by. He is extremely thorough and caring. If there is a...more
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Dr. Blume is very experienced, highly intelligent, cautious, thoughtful, and an excellent listener.
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