Dr. Joseph R Bloomer MD Gastroenterologist

Dr. Joseph Bloomer is a gastroenterologist in Birmingham, Alabama. He is affiliated with multiple hospitals in the area, including UAB Highlands and University of Alabama Hospital. He received his medical degree from Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and has been in practice for 45 years. He is one of 13 doctors at UAB Highlands and one of 16 at University of Alabama Hospital who specialize in Gastroenterology.

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Specialty & Clinical Interests

Gastroenterologist: Hepatology & Liver Transplantation

Hospital Affiliation

University of Alabama Hospital
High performing in Gastroenterology & GI Surgery

UAB Highlands

Education & Medical Training

University of California at San Francisco
Residency, Internal Medicine, 1966 - 1968

Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Class of 1966

Certifications & Licensure

American Board of Internal Medicine
Certified in Internal Medicine

AL State Medical License

Awards, Honors & Recognition

Meaningful Use Stage 1 Certification, Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services

Elected Member, The American Society for Clinical Investigation

Investigator Alumnus, Howard Hughes Medical Institute

Publications & Presentations

Loss-of-Function Ferrochelatase and Gain-of-Function Erythroid 5-Aminolevulinate Synthase Mutations Causing Erythropoietic Protoporphyria and X-Linked Protoporphyria in North American Patients Reveal Novel Mutations and a High Prevalence of X-Linked Proto
Balwani, M.,Doheny, D.,Bishop, D. F.,Nazarenko, I.,Yasuda, M.,Dailey, H. A.,Anderson, K. E.,Bissell, D. M.,Bloomer, J.,Bonkovsky, H. L.,Phillips, J. D.,Liu, L.,Desnick, R. J.

Equivalent survival following liver transplantation in patients with non-alcoholic steatohepatitis compared with patients with other liver diseases.
Kennedy, C., Redden, D., Gray, S., Eckhoff, D., Massoud, O., McGuire, B., Alkurdi, B., Bloomer, J., Dubay, D. A.

Abnormal mitoferrin-1 expression in patients with erythropoietic protoporphyria.
Damron, T.A., Damron, T.A., De La Roza, G., Naqvi, A.H.

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Insurances Accepted

  • Aetna Choice POS II
  • Aetna HMO
  • BCBS Alabama PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois BlueChoice Select
  • BCBS Illinois PPO
  • CIGNA Open Access
  • Cofinity PPO
  • First Health PPO
  • Great West PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan PHCS PPO
  • Multiplan PPO
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO
  • WEA Trust POS-SE
  • WEA Trust Preferred Provider Plan - Trust Pref
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