Dr. Blanco has admitting privileges at Doctors Hospital of Laredo, Laredo Medical Center and Laredo Specialty Hospital. Beginning January 1st, 2022, Dr. Blanco will be working with the hospitalist groups which means that all patients of Dr. Alex Blanco, Dr. Cynthia Cantu and Ana Cantu FNP will be admitted to the care of the hospitalist physicians. Dr. Blanco will see you at the hospital IF YOU CALL DR. BLANCO to let him know you have been admitted. Do not tell the ER doctor, do not tell the nurse, do not tell the receptionist or admitting physician. YOU MUST CALL DR. BLANCO TO LET HIM KNOW YOU ARE ADMITTED TO THE HOSPITAL otherwise he will be unaware that you are in the hospital. After calling Dr. Blanco, he will visit you in the hospital and review your care. As always, CALL DR. BLANCO BEFORE GOING TO THE EMERGENCY ROOM AT 523-8900 EXT 5 so that he can properly direct your care.
EMERGENCY ROOM VISITS
Always call Dr. Blanco 523-8900 ext 5 before going to the emergency room. ER visits are an extremely costly and often times unnecessary medical expense. Additionally, allowing your personal physician to direct your care to the appropriate facility can prevent you from experiencing unnecessary complications, inconveniences or delays in treatment. Dr. Blanco does not have privileges at "stand alone" emergency centers such as Clear Choice ER, STAT ER and Laredo Emergency Room. If you are admitted to the hospital from these ERs but a hospital room is unavailable, Dr. Blanco will not be able to see you in these emergency centers. There may be some conditions that can appropriately be treated at these facilities but always call Dr. Blanco before visiting these emergency centers. Often times a simple phone call can help you determine if your condition is a true emergency or whether it can be seen at the walk in clinic or the following day in the office.