O. Josh Bloom, MD, MPH, CAQSM
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I strive to take care of my patients with the same compassion and attentiveness that I give my family members.
– O. Josh Bloom, MD, MPH, CAQSM

O. Josh Bloom, MD, MPH, CAQSM

Family Medicine Doctor, Primary Care Doctor, Sports Medicine Specialist

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Not Accepting New Patients
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Where I See Patients
Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine - Cary - Cary, NC
Board Certified
American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
I strive to take care of my patients with the same compassion and attentiveness that I give my family members.
– O. Josh Bloom, MD, MPH, CAQSM

About Me

I strive to take care of my patients with the same compassion and attentiveness that I give my family members. I believe in providing evidence-based, comprehensive, hands-on care to individual patients, families, teams, and our community. I enjoy taking care of patients of all ages and athletes of all ability levels. I strongly believe in a team-based approach to care and emphasize lifestyle (particularly exercise and nutrition) to promote wellness and to prevent and manage chronic disease. In addition to clinical duties at CFPSM, I am the Head Team Physician and Medical Director of the Carolina Hurricanes, the Head Team Physician and Co-Chief Medical Officer of USA Baseball, and Head Team Physician at Apex Friendship High School. I also have particular interest in evaluation and management of sports-related concussions and am the Medical Director of Carolina Sports Concussion Clinic. I am a native of Alamosa, CO. North Carolina has been my home for the last 23 years. My wife, Carie Bloom, MD is a pediatrician. We love spending time with our three children.

Current Appointments and Affiliations
Languages I Speak
English, Spanish

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Ratings and Reviews

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score. Patients who see some types of providers receive a different version of the patient satisfaction survey. Those results are not available on DukeHealth.org.

Overall Provider Rating
4.97 out of 5
620 ratings, 108 reviews

Training and Education

Board Certification
American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
Primary Care Sports Medicine, Moses Cone Elon University Site (North Carolina), 2003-2004
Family Practice, Moses Cone Health System (North Carolina), 2000-2003
MD, Tulane University School of Medicine (Louisiana), 2000

Clinical Focus and Research

My Research Interests

I have a strong clinical research interest in Sports Concussions. At Carolina Sports Concussion Clinic, we are actively involved in on-going research projects looking at assessment and treatment of these injuries. I also serve on the National Hockey League/NHLPA Concussion Subcommittee and serve as Chairman of USA Baseball Medical and Safety Committee.


Insurance Accepted

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below.

    • Aetna Choice POS, Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Elect Choice HMO, Aetna Open Access Elect Choice
    • Aetna Health Network Only, Aetna Health Network Option
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Limited Benefit Insurance PPO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS
    • Aetna Medicare Assure Plan (HMO D-SNP)
    • Aetna Medicare Eagle Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Essential Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Value Plan (HMO)
    • Aetna Open Access HMO, Open Access Aetna Select, Aetna Open Access Managed Choice
    • Aetna Open Choice PPO
    • Aetna PCP Coordinated POS Plan
    • Aetna Quality Point of Service (QPOS)
    • Aetna Select HMO
    • Aetna Traditional Choice
    • Aetna Voluntary Indemnity Group Plan
    • Aetna Whole Health – Duke WakeMed WKCC
    • Aetna/CVS Health
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
    • Blue Advantage
    • Blue Medicare (HMO, PPO)*
    • Blue Options (123, PPO, HSA)
    • Blue Select
    • NC State Employees Health Plan
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice does not participate in the plan.

    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Connect Individual Family Plan
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
    • Experience Health Medicare Advantage (HMO) Plan
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Healthgram
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana Choice - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare - Medicare Advantage (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice - Medicare Advantage (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus - Medicare Advantage (HMO)
    • Humana Medicare Advantage Group Plan - NC State Retirees
  • MedCost
    • First Medicare Direct
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • AmeriHealth Caritas North Carolina
    • Carolina Complete Health
    • Healthy Blue
    • NC Medicaid Direct
    • WellCare of North Carolina
    • TRICARE Prime
    • TRICARE Prime Remote
    • TRICARE Select
    • AARP Medicare Advantage Plan 2 (HMO-POS)
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)*
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)*
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • United Healthcare (HMO, PPO, POS)
    • United Healthcare Charter/Charter Balance/Charter Plus
    • United Healthcare Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Core/Core Essential
    • United Healthcare Navigate/Navigate Plus/Navigate Balanced
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Healthcare Shared Services - Harvard Pilgrim/UHC Options PPO Network
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)
    • *Duke HomeCare and Hospice and mental health providers do not participate with the plan.

Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

External Relationships

This faculty member (or a member of their immediate family) has reported outside activities with the companies or institutions listed below. This information has been reported to the health system leadership and, when appropriate, management plans are in place to address potential conflicts of interest.
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