Dr. Ricardo Blanco, MD

Dr. Ricardo Blanco, MD

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Pulmonology  |  
Male  |  
58 y/o
(12)

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Dr. Ricardo Blanco, MD is a pulmonology doctor who practices in Covington, LA. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Blanco is affiliated with St. Tammany Parish Hospital.

Northlake Pulmonary Associates

1203 S Tyler St Ste 200

Covington, LA 70433
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana

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Top Care Areas

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

Pulmonary Disease
very high
more than 99% of peers
COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Shortness of Breath
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Specialties

  • Pulmonology
  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Sleep Medicine
5

Board Certifications

  • Critical Care Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonary Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Pulmonology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abscess
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Asbestosis
  • Asthma
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Hypersensitivity Pneumonitis
  • 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 Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Rheumatoid Lung Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing

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Procedures

  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Breath Testing
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Continuous Positive Airway Pressure (CPAP)
  • Fiberoptic Bronchoscopy
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Respiratory Management
  • Spirometry
  • Thoracentesis

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

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

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Blanco has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Blanco's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blanco to family and friends
4.7
based on 12 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Blanco'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 (5)
in Slidell, LA 70461 |
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
in Monticello ms |
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.
in Sioux Falls, SD |
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
in Covington, LA |
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.
Bogalusa, LA |
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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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Blanco accepts 27 insurance carriers
  • 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
    Medicaid
  • HealthPlus Amerigroup
    Medicaid
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
    Medicaid
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Tricare
  • Husky Health
    Medicaid
  • inHealth
    Medicaid
  • INTotal Health
    Medicaid
  • Medicaid
  • Midwest Health Plan
    Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
    Medicaid
  • 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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Hospitals where Dr. Blanco has admitting privileges

St. Tammany Parish Hospital
1202 S Tyler St
Covington, LA 70433
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