Dr. Ricardo Blanco, MD is a pulmonologist in Covington, LA and has been practicing for 25 years. He specializes in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and more.


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Northlake Pulmonary Associates

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    • Tue: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:30am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:30am - 4:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Dr. Blanco accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicaid
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Tricare
HealthPlus
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HealthPlus Amerigroup
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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
Tricare
Husky Health
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inHealth
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INTotal Health
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Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
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MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid

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Dr. Blanco's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Pulmonary Disease
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Dr. Blanco treats Pulmonary Disease more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Blanco treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
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Dr. Blanco treats COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease) more than 97% of his peers

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

Pneumonia
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blanco treats Pneumonia more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Blanco treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Blanco's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Bronchospasm
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cryptococcosis
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Fungal Infections
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumoconiosis and Pneumonopathy
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Arteriovenous Malformation
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Embolism
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Respiratory Management
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spirometry
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thrombosis
  • Tuberculosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

About Me

Biography

Dr. Ricardo Blanco, MD is a pulmonologist in Covington, LA and has been practicing for 25 years. He specializes in pulmonary disease, critical care medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonology

Education

Tulane University Hospital and Clinics
Fellowship Hospital
1994
Jackson Meml Hosp-U Miami Sch Med
Residency Hospital
1992
Jackson Meml Hosp-U Miami Sch Med
Internship Hospital
1983
Univ Costa Rica
Medical School
1994
1992
1983

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Hi....I Absolutely would refer Dr. Blanco to anyone and everyone. He is so tremendously compassionate and has wonderful bedside manner. I went to him after a pulmonary embolism since I was very concerned about my recovering process and I did not have a pulmonary doctor. I made my appointment with Dr. Blanco and he was so caring and explained everything in great detail as well as his wonderful staff. I Thank God that he is my doctor. God Bless you Dr. Blanco!! Sincerely, Mary Toti
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Dr Blanco was my mothers Doctor . He was outstanding ,always caring and never in a hurry always had time for her and never give up. Although she was 96 he was always there to help and do the very best he could for her . He is one of the most caring and concerned Doctor we have ever had dealing with. We drove from Mississippi for her appointments .all the staff are just great.
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Dr. Blanco is one of the few doctors in my husbands long life that he came home extolling his great experience with. Having worked for doctors most of my life its the wife who usually has to call behind her husband's back and give the details of what his problems really are. If a guys arm is falling off he will book and appt. for shoulder pain. Dr. Blanco gets to the real problem and covers all his concerns with his patient. Thank you, Anne Bass
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Dr. Blanco has gone above an beyond what I would expect from a doctor. His care, courtesy and thoughtfulness are unmatched by any doctor that I have been treated by.
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Dr. Blanco is extremely professional and knowledgeable. With his compassion and expertise he was able to guide my family thought a very difficult time.
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79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

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

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