Dr. Richard Blanks, MD

Dr. Richard Blanks, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 51
(20)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Richard Blanks, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Fountain Valley, CA. He is 51 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Blanks is affiliated with Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center and Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center.

11190 Warner Ave Ste 300

Fountain Valley, CA 92708

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Delta Health System
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • 3 More

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ACL Surgery
very high
more than 95% of peers
Knee Disorders
normal
more than 46% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
normal
more than 43% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • Uc San Diego
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Brown University Affiliated Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Of Massachusetts
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2000
  • The Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2001

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Blanks has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Dr. Blanks' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blanks to family and friends
4.6
based on 20 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Blanks' 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'm so glad I went here for my shoulder. The shoulder surgery was a life changer.
in Huntington Beach, CA |
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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Dr. Blanks accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Basic HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
    Vitalidad Plus California Con Aetna
  • 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
    Basic PPO
  • 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
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Blanks has admitting privileges

Orange Coast Memorial Medical Center
18111 Brookhurst St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center
17100 Euclid St
Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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