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Dr. Richard Blum, MD

Clinical Lipidology ·  Male · Age 71

  8 Reviews
Dr. Blum

Blum & Desai Mds

545 N River St Ste 230 Wilkes Barre, PA 18702

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(570) 826-0526

Dr. Richard Blum, MD is a clinical lipidologist in Wilkes Barre, PA and has been practicing for 42 years. He graduated from Temple University in 1974 and specializes in clinical lipidology and internal medicine.

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(570) 826-0526

Dr. Blum accepts the following insurance:

Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union
Amalgamated Clothing & Textile Workers Union WC
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
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Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
Geisinger Health Plan
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
Choice Care PPO
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

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Dr. Blum's conditions and procedures:

  • Cholesterol Management
  • Familial Hypercholesterolemia
  • Hyperlipidemia

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About Me

Care Philosophy

I continue to provide primary care for adults. As the area's only lipidologist, certified by the American Board of Clinical Lipidology, I can provide advanced lipid testing, risk assessment and treatment , helping to reduce cardiovascular risk and prevent cardiovascular events.


  • Clinical Lipidology
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications


George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences
Residency Hospital
George Washington University / School Of Medicine and Health Sciences
Internship Hospital
Temple University
Medical School
Yale University
Undergraduate School


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66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average