Philip Blum, M.D., P.A., graduated summa cum laude from Johns Hopkins University in 1982 and Baylor College of Medicine in 1986. He completed his neurology specialty training at Georgetown University in Washington, D.C. and Baylor College of Medicine. Dr. Blum spent six months of his neurology residency training specifically in the technique of electromyography and nerve conduction studies. Post-residency, he did additional fellowship training in neuroimaging of the central nervous system (MRI, MRA, CT).
During and after undergraduate and graduate studies, Dr. Blum has remained involved in immunology, neurology, and neuromuscular specialty research studies and his subspecialty interests remain focused on neurological diseases of immunologic origin including those of the central and peripheral nervous system. He performs expert electromyography and nerve conduction studies and imaging review to complement his clinical practice.
Patients are frequently referred to Dr. Blum for consultation and treatment of uncommon neurological disorders within his specialty interests of immunology and neuromuscular disease including multiple sclerosis, peripheral neuropathy, CIDP and other inflammatory nerve diseases, myositis, myasthenia gravis, and entrapment neuropathy such as carpal tunnel syndrome. He also treats general neurological illnesses including dementia, epilepsy, movement disorders, and headache.
Since completing his medical training, Dr. Blum has practiced exclusively in Houston with offices in Pasadena and Pearland. In 2013, Dr. Blum moved his offices to Memorial City in west Houston. A unique training and perspective in immunology has allowed Dr. Blum to develop infusion services within his offices and offer treatment of immune-related neurological disease in a comfortable and friendly atmosphere under his direct supervision.
Dr. Blum strongly endorses ethical principles of medicine and actively practices patient and family centered care. Tests, treatments, and the overall goals of care are carefully planned in partnership with the patient and family. Dr. Blum is also active in the local health community. He has served on and chaired hospital committees on quality improvement, ethics, and information technologies.
Courtney M. Preston, M.D., graduated from Baylor University and received her medical degree from The University of Texas Medical School (UTHealth) at Houston, where she also completed her neurology training and neurophysiology fellowship.
Dr. Preston has expertise in the performance and interpretation of electromyography. She specializes in neuromuscular disorders, including but not limited to neuropathy, myopathy, myasthenia gravis and amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS).
She also has experience treating strokes, movement disorders, seizures and headaches. Her clinical interests include electromyography and nerve conduction studies, neuromuscular disorders, stroke, movement disorders, epilepsy and headaches.