Dr. Richard Blau, MD

Dr. Richard Blau, MD

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Age 66
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Dr. Richard Blau, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Hicksville, NY and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University of Florida in 1979 and specializes in rheumatology.Read his story

120 Bethpage Rd

Hicksville, NY 11801

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • EmblemHealth
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Oxford Health Plans
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for New York
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. Blau's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blau treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Blau treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blau treats Arthritis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Blau treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
Joint Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Blau treats Joint Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Blau treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Blau's conditions and procedures:

Ankylosing Spondylitis
Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
Arterial Doppler Ultrasound
Arteritis
Arthritis
Arthritis of the Ankle
Arthritis of the Finger
Arthritis of the Foot
Arthritis of the Hand
Arthritis of the Midfoot
Arthritis of the Neck
Arthritis of the Shoulder
Arthritis of the Toe
Arthritis of the Wrist
Arthrocentesis
Autoimmune Diseases
Autoimmune Vasculitis
Biological Therapy
Bone Disorders
Bursa Injection
Bursitis
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Central Nervous System Vasculitis
Chondrocalcinosis
Chronic Neck Pain
Climacteric Arthropathy
Crystal Arthropathy
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
Dermatomyositis
Diagnostic Ultrasound
Elbow Bursitis
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
Felty's Syndrome
Foot Conditions
Gout
Hand Conditions
Hip Arthritis
Hip Bursitis
Hypersensitivity Vasculitis
Infusion Therapy
Injection of Tendon
IV Therapy
Joint Disorders
Joint Drainage
Joint Injection
Joint Pain
Knee Arthritis
Knee Disorders
Lupus
Lymphocytic Vasculitis
Monoarthropathy
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Necrotizing Cutaneous Vasculitis
Neuropathic Arthropathy
Osteoarthritis
Osteoarthritis of Ankle
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Elbow
Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteopenia
Osteoporosis
Polyarteritis
Polyarthropathy
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Polymyositis
Psoriatic Arthritis
Raynaud's Disease
Rheumatoid Arthritis
Rheumatoid Vasculitis
Seronegative Arthritis
Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy
Shoulder Disorders
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Sjögren's Syndrome
Soft Tissue Injections
Spondylarthropathy
Spondylitis
Spondylosis
Steroid Injection
Subacromial Bursitis
Systemic Sclerosis
Systemic Vasculitis
Takayasu's Arteritis
Temporal Arteritis
Trigger Point Injection
Trochanteric Bursitis
Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
Ultrasound-Guided Injection
Vasculitis
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
X-Ray

About Me

Care Philosophy

The Arthritis Institute of Long Island is staffed by dedicated professionals and is a full-service diagnostic private practice located in Hicksville, New York. The Institute has a CLIA accredited onsite laboratory, MRI, X-ray, osteoporosis DEXA sc...

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

  • 1984
    La Co-Usc Med Ctr
    Fellowship Hospital
    1984
  • 1982
    LAC USC Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital
    1982
  • 1980
    LA Co USC Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital
    1980
  • 1979
    University of Florida
    Medical School
    1979
  • 1974
    University of Florida, Gainesville
    Undergraduate School
    1974

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Dr. Blau's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Blau

4.0

Based on 41 reviews

5 Stars
65.85365853658537%
(27)
4 Stars
7.317073170731708%
(3)
3 Stars
4.878048780487805%
(2)
2 Stars
2.4390243902439024%
(1)
1 Star
19.51219512195122%
(8)

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  • Staff friendliness
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My wife and I have been patients of Doctor Blau for about twenty years and we both believe he is the most competent doctor, treating people with arthritis, in all of Nassau County.. Prior to our first visit with Dr. Blau we both had different doctors who specialized in arthritis. I have the gout...Read More
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Dr. Blau was amazing, one of the best doctors I have visited. His immediate nurses are friendly and funny, too. Dr. Blau has the best personality, I wish more doctors were like him. The only flaw is the receptionists. They are the first line of attack and they are miserable. Since Dr. Blau is...Read More
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Quick and easy. My wife went to this office and is still waiting for a call since June. Office manager is useless and still can't figure out insurance and billing. Rarely see the doctor since he has NP. Simple: They are terrible. Good news is the NYU just opened their own Rheumatoid Arthritis...Read More
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Dr. Blau and his entire team of professionals are friendly, cheerful, helpful. & extremely competent! I sought Dr. Blau's expertise in dealing with chronic, often disabling, arthritis in both of my knees. Midway through treatment, I visited my son & his family & I was delighted that I could...Read More
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Dr. Blau and his staff have created an environment that matches in detail my desires for what I would like when I need medical attention.
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Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
GHI PPO
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Pathway Enhanced Guided Access
Prism Blue Priority EPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Oxford Health Plans
Freedom Plan
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
Oxford Liberty