Dr. Richard Blanks, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 55

Dr. Blanks
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Novellus Research Sites Inc

11190 Warner Ave Ste 300 Fountain Valley, CA 92708

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Dr. Richard Blanks, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Fountain Valley, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center and Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Blanks to book an appointment.

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4.6

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  • Didn't explain conditions well (2)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (2)
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Dr Blanks is awesome. He did my shoulder surgery 4/2018 recovered perfectly. Then 1/2019 I had car accident and the same right arm I had another tear. I went back to him and he took care of me again. As he suggested try physical therapy and if don’t work will do surgery. I am so glad I went back to him to do my surgery bcuz he had to repair the previous surgery and repair the new surgery. I am doing excellent and I owe it to him. I would recommend anyone to go to him. Awesome doctor.
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Maria Burks – Dec 18, 2019
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I was blessed the first day I met this doctor and his staff very caring very professional this doctor is help me more than words can say I had to have knee surgery again God sent me to a wonderful doctor so polite so Professional I am blessed to call him my doctor and his staff all of them are just wonderful wonderful people thank you so much Christine Williams
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I could not ask for a better doctor the staff is amazing they all work as a team no matter when you call There’s always someone on the other side With always for you to help I’m so grateful to have. This Doctor Who is going to be doing my knee surgery I am so grateful that I know that I’m in good hands with him and a wonderful wonderful staff if you’re looking for a good doctor I highly highly recommend dr Blake Thank you for being my Dr. Christine Williams
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My name is Christine I’m a drug and alcohol counse in CA – Feb 20, 2019
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Had to wait a little bit, it is a very busy office. But overall very happy with everything.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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DD – Aug 16, 2018
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The whole experience was great. I'm very happy with how things turned out.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jul 17, 2018
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Everything went well with my knee surgery. I am very happy with the whole process, and my knee is doing great!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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JR – Jul 13, 2018
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Dr. Blanks had no intention of doing his job. His arrogance was overwhelming, and he is incapable of listening or even reading a medical chart. He had no idea what was going on, and what's even more disgusting, he was completely content with being of no help when I clearly expressed the degree of pain I was experiencing. When I asked repeatedly for any type of medical advice, after he had brushed me off with several smug condescending responses, his final statement, "What do you want me to say?"
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Mar 29, 2018
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I'm so glad I went here for my shoulder. The shoulder surgery was a life changer.
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Jul 24, 2017
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I had an appointment with Dr. Blanks in reference to an injury to my shoulder. He conducted a comprehensive examination and treated my injury. I found him to be a professional, skilled and adept physician.
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Retired Police Commander in Huntington Beach, CA – Feb 23, 2017
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Biography

Dr. Richard Blanks, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Fountain Valley, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Fountain Valley Regional Hospital...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

2001
The Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
2000
University of Massachusetts
Residency Hospital
1994
Brown University Affiliated Hospital
Internship Hospital

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Richard Blanks, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Blanks has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Richard Blanks, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Blanks frequently treats Osteoarthritis of Knee, Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain, and Knee Arthroscopy. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Blanks treats.

Where is Dr. Richard Blanks, MD's office located?

Dr. Blanks' office is located at 11190 Warner Ave Ste 300, Fountain Valley, CA 92708. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Experience and Background Checks

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Background

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Blanks' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Knee
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blanks treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 69% of his peers

Dr. Blanks treats this condition more than 69% of his peers

Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blanks treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 67% of his peers

Dr. Blanks treats this condition more than 67% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Knee Arthroscopy
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blanks performs Knee Arthroscopy more than 59% of his peers

Dr. Blanks performs this procedure more than 59% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthroscopic Knee Shaving

Dr. Blanks' conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spondylitis
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery

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(714) 241-7000

Dr. Blanks accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Basic HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
Anthem
Access for Infants & Mothers (AIM)-CA HMO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Priority Select-CA HMO
Gold Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Select-CA HMO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum Priority Select-CA HMO
Platinum Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Priority Select-CA HMO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select-CA HMO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Priority Select-CA HMO
Silver Select (Select / Small Grp)-CA HMO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Vivity-CA HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Priority Select HMO
Select Plus HMO
Select PPO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Basic PPO
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Delta Health System
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Humana
Molina Healthcare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Locations

Practice

Novellus Research Sites Inc11190 Warner Ave Ste 300 Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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Socal Medical Specialist Medical Corporation3851 Katella Ave Ste 150 Los Alamitos, CA 90720
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Blanks is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center

Fountain Valley, CA

64% Patient Experience Rating, 5% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center

Fountain Valley, CA

72% Patient Experience Rating, 3% higher than the national average