Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Lung Cancer
- Pulmonary Disease
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA
- Associate Professor of Learner College of Medicine
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
General pulmonary medicine with interest in evaluation of shortness of breath, chronic cough, pulmonary infections, asthma, bronchitis, COPD, cough, emphysema, histoplasmosis, lung cancer, pulmonary disease.
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72 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.
Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.
The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.4|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
11 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Apr 26, 2017
Reviewed on Apr 19, 2017
as close to perfect as I ever had
Reviewed on Feb 20, 2017
Reviewed on Jan 10, 2017
Overall a very positive experience. The efficiency is remarkable. Dr. Blackburn was thorough, personable and very professional. I felt confident that a good plan was in progress.
Reviewed on Jan 6, 2017
World class care.
Reviewed on Nov 30, 2016
Dr James save my life.
Reviewed on Oct 31, 2016
Reviewed on Sep 26, 2016
I couldn't ask for a more courteous caring physician. Dr Blackburn takes the time to answer all questions. My care has been excellent. Thank you
Reviewed on Sep 19, 2016
Dr. Blackburn is great. His (examination discovered other health issues.
Reviewed on Aug 12, 2016
Dr. Blackburn shows concern about my problem and listens patiently about my concerns and questions about my health. Explained in detail my chest cat scans and made sure I understood what it showed.
Reviewed on May 31, 2016
I drove up from Atlanta to get a second opinion regarding shortness of breath. I couldn't be more pleased with Dr. Blackburn. He asked me many questions about my symptoms and prior medical history and answered all my questions in detail. I'm a native Clevelander who is well aware of The Cleveland Clinics' outstanding reputation. I assumed my visit would be a good experience but my appointment with Dr. Blackburn exceeded my high expectations. Thank You!
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