Gregory M. Blume, MD

Gregory M. Blume, MD

Neurology
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OSF Illinois Neurological Institute

200 E. Pennsylvania Avenue
Peoria, Illinois 61603
ph: (309) 624-4000
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Areas of Expertise Electromyography (EMG), Muscle Disease

Medical Education University of Kansas (Lawrence, KS)

Internship(s) University of Kansas (Wichita, KS; 1989-1990)

Residency University of Colorado (Denver, CO; 1990-1993)

Fellowship(s) Neuromuscular - Washington University (St. Louis, MO; 1993-1997)

Associated with OSF Illinois Neurological Institute, OSF Saint Francis Medical Center

Family?
I'm married and we have three children.

Hobbies/Interests?
Spending time with family

What medical change has impacted your specialty the most since you began practicing medicine?
Genetic testing

Why did you choose your specialty?
One of my mentors worked with ALS patients.  I watched how he interacted with patients and realized what a difference the right approach with people can make in their quality of life.

Why did you choose Peoria, Illinois, to practice when you could have gone anywhere in the country?
I chose Peoria because I wanted to live someplace with an outstanding medical community that would also allow me to teach and mentor future medical professionals. 

Do you have any advice to give your patients?
When going to see a specialist, always take your list of medications.  This simple step is so important to your care. 

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