Dr. Robert Blem, MD

Dr. Robert Blem, MD

Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 46
(14)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Robert Blem, MD is a vitreoretinal disease & surgery doctor who practices in Lafayette, LA. He is 46 years old and has been practicing for 20 years. Dr. Blem is affiliated with University Hospital and Clinics, Lafayette General Surgical Hospital and Lafayette General Medical Center.

1000 W Pinhook Rd Ste 301

Lafayette, LA 70503

Contact Information

(337) 264-1011

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • 9 More

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Top Care Areas

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Vitreoretinal Surgery
very high
more than 98% of peers
Diabetic Retinopathy
very high
more than 98% of peers
Retina Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers

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Specialties

  • Vitreoretinal Disease & Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
1

Board Certifications

  • Ophthalmology
    Accredited by: American Board of Ophthalmology*
62

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Endophthalmitis
  • Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Anterior Ischemic Optic Neuropathy
  • Aphakia and Other Disorders of Lens
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autoimmune Thyroid Diseases
  • Benign Neoplasm of Choroid
  • Benign Neoplasm of Eye
  • Benign Tumor
  • Blind Hypotensive Eye
  • Blindness
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cataract
  • Central Serous Chorioretinopathy
  • Chorioretinal Scars
  • Chorioretinitis
  • Chronic Endophthalmitis
  • Corneal Diseases
  • Corneal Ulcer
  • Diabetic Eye Disease
  • Diabetic Macular Edema (DME)
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Drusen
  • Dry Age-Related Macular Degeneration
  • Endophthalmitis
  • Exotropia
  • Eye Cancer
  • Eye Infections
  • Floaters
  • Focal Chorioretinitis and Focal Retinochoroiditis
  • Glaucoma
  • Graves' Disease
  • Hyphema
  • Iridocyclitis
  • Keratitis
  • Macular Degeneration
  • Macular Edema
  • Macular Hole
  • Macular Pucker
  • Malignant Neoplasm of Eye
  • Migraine
  • Pterygium
  • Purulent Endophthalmitis
  • Retina Diseases
  • Retinal Detachment
  • Retinal Detachment and Retinal Tear
  • Retinal Dystrophy
  • Retinal Hemorrhage
  • Retinal Telangiectasia
  • Retinal Vein Occlusion
  • Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP)
  • Retinopathy of Prematurity (ROP)
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Senile Cataracts
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Ulcer
  • Uveitis and Iridocyclitis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vitreous Hemorrhage
  • Wet Age-Related Macular Degeneration

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Cataract Removal Surgery
  • Destruction of Lesion of Retina and Choroid
  • Eye Procedure
  • Eye Surgery
  • Laser Surgery
  • Pterygium Surgery
  • Repair of Eye Laceration
  • Repair of Retinal Detachment or Retinal Tear
  • Retina and Vitreous Surgery
  • Vitrectomy
  • Vitrectomy (incl. Macular Hole Repair)
  • Vitreoretinal Surgery

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

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

  • Virginia Commonwealth University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1993
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College Of Virginia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of Tennessee-Chattannooga
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1998
  • Virginia Commonwealth University / Medical College Of Virginia School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2001
  • University Of Texas Medical Branch
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2003

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Blem has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Blem's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blem to family and friends
4.2
based on 14 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Blem's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
Lafayette, LA |
He did not even introduce himself to my daughter,his patient, or me, her mother who was with her. He came in looked at the computer for her history and then he told my daughter she either had a stroke or MS and thus needed a MRI. Well she did them, 3 of them. He has never called to tell her the results. We went to another Dr.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Blem accepts 18 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
    Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • HealthFirst
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Tricare
    TriCare for Life
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Blem has admitting privileges

Lafayette General Medical Center
1214 Coolidge Blvd
Lafayette, LA 70503
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Lafayette General Surgical Hospital
1000 W Pinhook Rd
Lafayette, LA 70503
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University Hospital and Clinics
2390 W Congress St
Lafayette, LA 70506
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