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Dr. Richard Blanks, MD

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29 years of experience

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Overview

Dr. Richard Blanks, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Fountain Valley, CA. They specialize in Orthopedic Surgery, has 29 years of experience, and is board certified in Orthopaedic Sports Medicine. They graduated from Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School and is affiliated with Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center and Orange Coast Medical Center.

Dr. Blanks works at Platinum Orthopaedics in Fountain Valley, CA with other offices in Fresno, CA. They are accepting new patients and accepts Aetna, Anthem and Blue Cross Blue Shield as well as other major insurance plans. Please call ahead to schedule an appointment and to confirm all accepted insurance plans.

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Locations

  1. 1
    Novellus Research Sites Inc
    11190 Warner Ave Ste 300, Fountain Valley, CA 92708 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (714) 241-7000
  2. 2
    8405 N Fresno St, Fresno, CA 93720 Icon Directions Right Arrow Directions Phone Icon (559) 449-7645

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  • Fountain Valley Regional Hospital and Medical Center
  • Orange Coast Medical Center

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    About Dr. Richard Blanks, MD

    Specialties
    • Orthopedic Surgery
    Specialties
    Years of Experience
    • 29 years of experience
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    Languages Spoken
    • English
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    NPI Number
    • 1639125982
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    Education & Certifications

    Fellowship
    • The Orthopaedic Specialty Hospital
    Fellowship
    Residency
    • University of Massachusetts
    Residency
    Internship
    • Brown University Affiliated Hospital
    Internship
    Medical Education
    • Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine Science/The Chicago Medical School
    Medical Education
    Undergraduate School
    • UC San Diego
    Undergraduate School
    Board Certifications
    • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine and Orthopedic Surgery
    Board Certifications
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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Dr. Richard Blanks, MD is accepting new patients on Healthline FindCare. You can check to see if Dr. Blanks is offering online scheduling or call the provider’s office for more information.

    Dr. Blanks has an average wait time of 31 – 45 minutes at their office(s).

    Dr. Blanks has indicated that they do offer telehealth services. Please call the provider’s office at for more information.

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