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About Dr. Brian M Block

Dr. Brian M Block, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Towson, MD. He has 20 years of experience. His specialties include Pain Medicine and Anesthesiology. Dr. Block is affiliated with University of Maryland St Joseph Medical Center. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

9 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Brian M Block is Great. Dr. Brian M Block has been rated by 9 patients. From those 9 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Brian M Block is 3.7 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Maryland Pain Specialists

8322 Bellona Ave Ste 330
Towson, MD 21204
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Specialties

Dr. Brian M Block has the following 2 specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

    Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
    Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
    Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.

  • Expertise

    3 Expertise

  • Cancer Pain
  • Acute Pain
  • Chronic Pain

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Reviews

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Two Stars

Has the personality of a dead fish. Doesn't care about his patients. Definite no-no.

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Five Stars

I was very happy with Dr. Block. He is straight forward and no nonsense. The office was helpful with filling out necessary paperwork for my injury.

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Knowledgeable and informative... with a good sense of humor. I trust him!

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Courtesy is not both ways

If you have an appointment you better not be one minute late. If you are, you will have to reschedule. This I found was rediculas because I had to wait a long time to be seen by the doctor when I was early (even past my appointment time) and the same courtesy was not returned to me. I also want to add you will not see Dr Block except for your first visit for about 5 minutes. If you are requiring a proceedure, he is in and out without any conversation. His staff does everything including writing prescriptions. When I was asked to describe my pain, and I said my knee is a new pain since my back surgery, I was told by his CRNP to loose weight. I had already lost 30 pounds but that was not noted. Another thing was I was changing insurance so there was a transitional period before it showed active, however I still had the insurance, I was told I eeded cash or check before I could be seen for my prescriptions. I had to go to the office every month to pick up the prescriptions and they did not take a blood pressure blood tests or nothing except the 2 prescriptions were handed to me by the CRNP. They do not care if you are in pain or not. They want your money or no pain aid, no billing and i add I did not owe a dime ever! I paid in full every visit. I felt when I need the aid the most the doctor was not there for me. I was 3 minutes late and was treated like the plague and asked to reschedule. Last but not least I want to make you aware of 3 offices he has. 2 are on Balona ave. One time I was late because I went to the office I first met the doctor at GBMC. I was told I did not have an appt there I was to go to Balona Ave. So I went to the Spine Center on Balona Ave and was told again I did not have an appt there. I was told I was to go to the other office on Balona Ave. After an hour of run around and having so much pain in walking the distances, I was going to be turned away for being late. It was only after I explained I did not know they had 3 offices. I hope your experience is better than mine. My summary of it all is don't be late (parking is very difficult) or don't loose your insurance because you will suffer...they do not care about anything but money!

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Block is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    20 Years Experience

  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1998

  • Johns Hopkins Health System

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Brian M Block accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • CareFirst BCBS
    • CareFirst BlueChoice Advantage
    • CareFirst BluePreferred PPO
    • CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry Southern Health PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Optimum Choice Preferred POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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Locations & Directions

Maryland Pain Specialists, 8322 Bellona Ave Ste 330, Towson, MD
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