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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

O. Josh Bloom, MD, MPH

Family Medicine Doctor, Primary Care Doctor, Sports Medicine Specialist

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Board Certified
American Board of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
Where I See Patients
Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine - Cary - Cary, NC
Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine - Holly Springs - Holly Springs, NC
Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine - Raleigh - Raleigh, NC
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
My Locations
Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine - Cary
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Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine - Holly Springs
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
Carolina Family Practice & Sports Medicine - Raleigh
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This location is currently 5.5 miles from your current location.
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 medical physician of the Carolina Hurricanes and USA Baseball, and a team physician at Cary 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 15 years. My wife, Carie Bloom, MD is a pediatrician. We love spending time with our three children.

Languages I Speak
English, Spanish
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Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Provider Rating
4.92 out of 5
900 ratings, 228 reviews
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Training and Education
Board Certification
American Board of Family Medicine, Sports Medicine
American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
Fellowship
Primary Care Sports Medicine, Moses Cone Elon University Site (North Carolina), 2003-2004
Residency
Family Practice, Moses Cone Health System (North Carolina), 2000-2003
Education
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 management of these injuries. I also serve on the National Hockey League (NHL) Team Physician Society Research Committee.

Publications
View my publications on PubMed
Insurance Accepted

Visit planforduke.com to view the full list of plans Duke Health will accept in 2020 from each carrier or network.

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

  • Aetna
    • 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 HMO Open Access
    • Aetna Medicare Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Premier Plan (PPO)
    • Aetna Medicare Prime Plan (HMO, PPO)
    • 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
  • Ambetter
    • Ambetter of North Carolina
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of NC
    • 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
    • Cigna Choice Plus
    • Cigna Behavioral Health (*Limited eligibility)
    • Cigna Open Access
    • Cigna Open Access Plus
    • *Please call Cigna Behavioral Heath to see if the provider is participating in your plan.

  • Duke Group Plans
    • Duke Basic
    • Duke Select
  • Experience Health
  • First Health
  • Gateway Health Alliance
  • Gateway Health Plan
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Prime (HMO)
    • Gateway Health Medicare Assured Select (HMO)
  • Halifax Physician-Hospital Organization
  • Healthgram
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice (PPO)
    • Humana ChoiceCare (PPO)
    • Humana Gold Choice (PFFS)
    • Humana Gold Plus (HMO)
  • MedCost
  • Medicare
    • First Medicare Direct*
    • Medicare Part A
    • Medicare Part B
    • *This is for Wake County only.

  • MultiPlan / Private Healthcare Systems
  • NC Medicaid
    • NC Medicaid*
    • *Not all Duke locations and doctors participate in this plan. Please contact the location you will be visiting to determine what is accepted.

  • OneNet PPO
  • Optima Health
    • FAMIS
    • Optima Family Care (Medicaid HMO in VA)
    • Optima Individual & Family (On & Off Exchange Plans)
    • Optima Plus (PPO)
    • Optima Vantage (HMO)
  • TRICARE
    • TRICARE Extra*
    • TRICARE for Life*
    • TRICARE Prime*
    • TRICARE Prime Remote*
    • TRICARE Standard*
    • *Duke Primary Care does not participate with the plan.

  • United Healthcare
    • AARP Medicare Complete (HMO, PPO)
    • AARP Medicare Complete Essential (HMO)
    • All Savers Alternate Funding
    • All Savers Fully Insured
    • State Employee Health Plan (for retirees)
    • 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 of the River Valley
    • United Healthcare Option PPO
    • United Healthcare Options PPO with Harvard Pilgrim
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Choice/Choice Plus
    • United Healthcare Passport Connect Options PPO
    • United Healthcare Select/Select Plus
    • United Medical Resources (UMR)

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 copayments, co–insurance, 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.

Industry Relationships
Duke requires faculty members to report certain relationships outside of their employment in order to ensure potential conflicts can be addressed. This faculty member has no reported outside relationships with industry.