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Ryan E Blalock, MD

Hand and Wrist Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Accepts New Patients
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About Ryan E Blalock, MD

Dr. Blalock is a board-certified hand and wrist orthopedic surgeon who specializes in the treatment of conditions affecting the upper extremity. Treatment focuses include upper extremity trauma, fractures, carpal tunnel syndrome, other nerve entrapment syndromes, arthritic conditions and trigger finger. He offers both open and endoscopic carpal tunnel release as well as arthroscopy. Dr. Blalock became interested in the hand and wrist due to excellent mentorship during medical school, and now he has made this his life's work.

When not caring for patients, you can find Dr. Blalock enjoying outdoor activities, including running, cycling, carpentry and whitewater kayaking. He especially enjoys class V+ creeking, a kayaking discipline that typical involves navigating steep, low-volume rivers and creeks.



LanguagesEnglish
Ages SeenAdults, Geriatrics
Hospital Affiliations
  • Baylor Scott & White Heart and Vascular Hospital - Dallas
  • Baylor Scott & White Institute for Rehabilitation - Dallas
  • Baylor University Medical Center, part of Baylor Scott & White Health
Insurance Accepted
*Accepted plans and benefits may vary by location.
INSURANCE PLAN
ACCEPTS NEW PATIENTS
Aetna - Aetna Signature Administrators
Aetna - Choice POS II
Aetna - Elect Choice
Aetna - Health Network Only
Aetna - Health Network Option
Aetna - HMO
Aetna - Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Elect Choice
Aetna - Open Access HMO
Aetna - Open Access Managed Choice
Aetna - Open Access Select
Aetna - Open Choice PPO
Aetna - QPOS
Aetna - Select SM
Aetna - US Access
Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Access PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Extended PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Plus PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred EPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO - Individual Marketplace
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW Preferred PPO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSW SeniorCare Advantage PPO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - PPO & HSA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - BSWH Employee Network - SEQA & EQA
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Covenant Preferred HMO
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - EPO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - ERS BSW Preferred HMO Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - HMO Network-Individual/Family
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - McLane Group Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Choice Network
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Baylor Scott & White Health Plan - PPO Network-Group
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Baylor Scott & White Quality Alliance - DFW ConnectedCare
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Bell County Public Health District - Bell County Public Health District
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Bronze
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Gold
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Advantage Silver
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice Plus
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Choice PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Essentials Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Blue Premier Open Access HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Federal Select PPO
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Indemnity
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - EFH Retirees
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - Medicare Advantage - Oncor
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Blue Cross Blue Shield - ParPlan
Blue Cross Blue Shield - STAR Kids
Blue Cross Blue Shield - Traditional
Brookshire Brothers - Brookshire Brothers Employee Plan (Nexcaliber)
Cigna - CAC Plan
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Cigna - Cigna Choice Fund
Cigna - EPO
Cigna - Flexcare
Cigna - HMO
Cigna - HMO Open Access
Cigna - HMO/POS
Cigna - LocalPlus
Cigna - Network
Cigna - Network Open Access
Cigna - Network POS
Cigna - Open Access Plus
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Cigna - POS
Cigna - POS Open Access
Cigna - PPO
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Consolidated Association of Railroad Employees - Self-Insured Employee Plan
Coventry - Coventry/First Health
Envolve Vision - Envolve Vision
EyeMed Vision - EyeMed Vision
First Health - First Health PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus HMO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Plus PPO
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FirstCare Health Plans - BSW Preferred HMO Network - Group
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FirstCare Health Plans - FirstCare Advantage Dual SNP (HMO SNP)
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FirstCare Health Plans - Hendrick Health Employee Plan
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Galaxy Health Network - Galaxy Health Network
Gladney Center - Gladney Center
Healthscope - DART ACO
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Healthscope - DART ACO Flex
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HealthSmart - ACCEL Network
HealthSmart - HealthSmart PPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care EPO
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HealthSmart - HealthSmart Preferred Care GEPO
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HealthSmart - Preferred Network
Humana Behavioral - Tricare Members Only
Humana - ChoiceCare
Humana - ChoiceCare Preferred Network
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Humana - Commercial HMO Plans
Humana - Commercial PPO Plans
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Humana - Medicare Advantage Plans
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Humana - National POS
Imagine Health - EPN
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Independent Medical Systems - IMS Network
Magellan - CHIP
Magellan - Navigator Networks
Magellan - Pinnacle Networks
Magellan - STAR
Magellan - STAR Kids
Magellan - Summit Networks
Medicaid - AmeriGroup
Medicaid - Oklahoma Medicaid
Medicaid - Parkland HealthFirst
Medicaid - Superior HealthPlan
Medicaid - Traditional Medicaid
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Medical Development International - MDI
Medicare Railroad - Medicare Railroad
Medicare - Traditional Medicare
Midland Memorial Hospital - Employee Benefit Plan
Mother Frances Hospital Regional - Self-Insured Employee Plan
OccuNet - Occupational Networks of Texas, Inc.
Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
PHCS Network - Beech Street of Texas PPO
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PHCS Network - Private Health Care SYstem PPO
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Reny Company - Workers Comp
Rockport - Workers Comp
Sedgwick Preferred Network f/k/a Southwest Medical - Workers Comp
Superior Vision - Superior Vision
Superior - Ambetter Balance Care - Silver
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Superior - Ambetter Essential Care - Bronze
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Superior - Ambetter Secure Care - Gold
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Superior - CHIP
Superior - CHIP Perinate
Superior - Foster Care
Superior - STAR
Three Rivers Network - Three Rivers Network
Tricare - Tricare Extra
Tricare - Tricare Prime
Tricare - Tricare Select
TriWest - VA-PCCC
United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum - United Behavioral Healthcare/Optum
UnitedHealth - AARP Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Charter EPO
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UnitedHealth - Charter HMO
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UnitedHealth - Charter POS
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UnitedHealth - CHIP
UnitedHealth - Choice +HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice EPO
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UnitedHealth - Choice HMO
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UnitedHealth - Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core Choice Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - Core EPO
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UnitedHealth - Core HMO
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UnitedHealth - Dual Complete Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Group Medicare Advantage
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Complete
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Gold
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UnitedHealth - Medicare Silver
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UnitedHealth - Navigate EPO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO
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UnitedHealth - Navigate HMO+
UnitedHealth - Navigate POS
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UnitedHealth - Nexus ACO OA
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UnitedHealth - NexusACO R
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UnitedHealth - PPO
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UnitedHealth - Secure Horizons
UnitedHealth - Select EPO
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UnitedHealth - Select HMO
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UnitedHealth - Select Plus POS
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UnitedHealth - STAR
UnitedHealth - STAR Kids
UnitedHealth - STAR+PLUS
UnitedHealth - UHC West Signature Value Gated HMO
University Mary Hardin - Baylor-Employee Benefit Plan
Your rights and protections against surprise medical bills

Insurance listings are subject to change without prior notice. Please call your physician's office or your health or insurance plan to verify coverage information prior to scheduling your visit or procedure. Not all members participating in contracted networks have "in network" access. In network participation may change from time to time without prior notice. Independent providers (which could include, for example only, anesthesiologists, radiologists, pathologists, emergency medicine physicians, advance practice professionals, and other independent providers of health care services) may deliver part of your care, and such providers may be considered out-of-network on your health and insurance plans even if the Facility may be considered in network. If you desire additional information as to the providers who may be involved in providing your care, you can either ask your treating provider (who may know some of the specialists or groups who could be involved) or you can request a list of Facility-based physician groups by calling the following toll free number: (877) 810-0372. This list is updated annually and is subject to change without prior notice.

Background

Education
  • Medical School: Washington University School of Medicine (Missouri) (2012)
  • Internship: Orthopedic Surgery, Univ of TX HSC at Houston (2013)
  • Residency: Orthopedic Surgery, Univ of TX HSC at Houston (2017)
  • Fellowship: Hand and upper extremity Surgery, Thomas Jefferson University (2018)
Certifications
  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
Industry Relationships

Physicians who are not employed, contracted with administrative duties or performing research with Baylor Scott & White Health are not required to report relationships and activities with industry partners such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies (collectively referred to as Industry). Information regarding these relationships is therefore not available on this page. However, patients may visit CMS’ Open Payments Database for more information, and should feel free to speak with their physician about relationships with Industry.

Reviews (49) for Ryan E Blalock, MD

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Sep 12, 2022
The doctor is one of the best I have ever had. His examination of my wrist injury included both wrists. He was great at showing me on the X-rays the status of my injury by comparing it with my other wrist. Tested all each finger on both hands for mobility, strength and sensitivity. Excellent at explaining my short term and long term treatment options. Pointed out a problem with my initial Velcro wrist splint and replaced it with one that made me more comfortable immediately.
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Sep 7, 2022
Dr. Blalock is a thoughtful, dedicated, and meticulous surgeon. I have great confidence in him.
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Sep 6, 2022
He answered all of my questions and he just made me feel like I was visiting a friend I was very nervous
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Sep 6, 2022
Knowledgeable, informative, and pleasant.
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Sep 6, 2022
Physician is very attentive once he sees me, but I usually have to wait 30+ minutes past my appointment time before he sees me. The operation he preformed on me in June 2022 didn't completely resolve my health issue. I expected a better outcome.
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Aug 23, 2022
It was great.
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Aug 23, 2022
Dr. Blalock is a very caring doctor who is truly concerned about each patient, which I feel is hard to find recently.
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Aug 7, 2022
Dr Blalock is a very good doctor.
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Aug 2, 2022
Took time to hear all my issues im going through
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Jul 28, 2022
Despite it being a very busy day for him, Dr. Blaylock did a thorough exam and gave a full explanation of what he was doing and the results he observed as well as next steps and recommendations. He was very patient and courteous and seemed to genuinely care about my issue and how to make it better.
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Jul 18, 2022
Dr. Blaylock is really nice and always takes time to explain any questions that I may have.
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Jul 13, 2022
Staff member came down to get me b/c I got lost and walked me out after the appt. Doctor was very professional and addressed all my concerns
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Jul 12, 2022
Thorough, great communication, affirming
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Jul 5, 2022
Dr. Blalock completed a very thorough examination, was detailed about results and treatment plan. He was caring and friendly and I never felt rushed asking him questions. From his front office staff who scheduled to his medical assistant, all were very friendly and helpful!
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Jul 3, 2022
Dr. Blaylock is an excellent physician i,m so glad I found him
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Jun 24, 2022
Dr Blalock was courteous, concerned, efficient, and professional. I am pleased with the care provided.
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Jun 22, 2022
Very good doctor and good listener
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Jun 22, 2022
Service and care could not have been better. Thank you for seeing me under the circumstances.
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Jun 7, 2022
I liked this doctor due to his knowledge empathy listening skills and easy to get along with.
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May 21, 2022
The doctor was very caring and thorough
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May 17, 2022
Dr. Blaylock was very thorough and a great listener.
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Apr 20, 2022
All the staff and Dr. Blalock were incredibly kind and seemed genuinely interested in my well being. Dr. Blalock gave me a comprehensive checkup to get a baseline for his observations. I honestly didn't expect such a thorough exam.
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Apr 14, 2022
Has been the best care provider I have ever met and he has went extra about everything I have hurt on my body very much a real Care provider
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Apr 11, 2022
Excellent care from initial phone contact throughout the visit
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Apr 5, 2022
He even cleaned tools before he used them for measurements andctesing touch. Very impressed by this. Took his time and was extremely thorough
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Apr 4, 2022
Kind, gave me options, informative
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