Drs Blum & Desai, LLC
RICHARD H BLUM MD, FACP, FNLA
 
FAVORITE LINKS: 

To go to the National Lipid Association website, click here
To learn more about options for BRCA positive individuals, click here


To watch WBRE PA-Live video interview with Dr Blum discussing lipid testing, heart disease and obesity, click here.

Click here to read Wilkes-Barre Times Leader article about cholesterol control.

Certified in ACLS at http://www.ACLScertification.com

Dr Blum has been in practice adjacent to Wilkes-Barre General Hospital since 1977.  He is Board Certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine, and American Board of Clinical Lipidology, and is a Fellow of the American College of Physicians and the National Lipid Association.

His primary focus is on prevention and treatment of cardiovascular diseases.

In addition to his focus on cardiovascular disease treatment and prevention, Dr Blum maintains a keen interest in inherited BReast and ovarian CAncer syndromes.  Testing for BRCA1 and BRCA2 is available in the office and counseling with regard to disease prevention options in BRCA positive indivduals can be arranged with Dr Blum.

EDUCATION:
Yale University  BS  1970
Temple Univ School of Medicine 1974
Geo Washington Univ Hospital
Internal Medicine Residency
1974-1977
Richard H Blum MD
Dr Blum is now the area's only Clinical Lipidologist, certified by the American Board of Clinical Lipidology. 

This relatively new specialty provides advanced care of cholesterol and lipid disorders designed to prevent heart disease and meet lipid goals for patients at increased risk for cardiovascular diseases.  

Advanced lipid testing can be ordered through several local laboratories.