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Dr. Richard Blanks, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 53

Dr. Blanks

Orange County Orthopedic Specialists

11190 Warner Ave Ste 300 Fountain Valley, CA 92708
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Dr. Richard Blanks, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Fountain Valley, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School in 1993 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

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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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Had to wait a little bit, it is a very busy office. But overall very happy with everything.
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The whole experience was great. I'm very happy with how things turned out.
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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!
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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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I'm so glad I went here for my shoulder. The shoulder surgery was a life changer.
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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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Biography

Dr. Richard Blanks, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Fountain Valley, CA and has been practicing for 18 years. He graduated from Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School in 1993 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Education

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

Awards

Memberships & Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

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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
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

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

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Knee Disorders
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blanks treats Knee Disorders more than 80% of his peers

Dr. Blanks treats this condition more than 80% 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 57% of his peers

Dr. Blanks treats this condition more than 57% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain
Knee Sprain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blanks treats Knee Sprain more than 46% of his peers

Dr. Blanks treats this condition more than 46% of his peers

Dr. Blanks' conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral Collateral Ligament (LCL) Sprain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2017)

62% Patient experience rating, 7% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)