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 Education - 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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69 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||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.6|
|Time Spent with Patient||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
13 Patient Comments
Reviewed on May 15, 2019
Dr. Blackburn followed up with a phone call to explain some additional concerns he had.
Reviewed on May 3, 2019
dr Blackburn was very good really listened to our concerns
Reviewed on May 3, 2019
Dr Blackburn was very helpful. We can easily tell that his preparation for my appointment was very thorough. I was very impressed with him.
Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019
Never was notified that Dr was running 1 hour behind
Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019
Dr Blackburn was very very polite. he spent a good amount of time with us. he made sure we understood everything before we left. and he gave me the correct diagnoses
Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019
excellent exam and care from the physician felt he was very caring and concerned about my health issues
Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019
Dr. Blackburn is a TEN ! He reads the records, explains clearly, asks and answers questions, and simply devotes his attention and time to trying to find new ideas. No wasted time but a real sense that he is focused.
Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019
Dr Blackburn is an incredible pulmonologist.
Reviewed on Jan 9, 2019
He save my life Dr Blackburn is cordial ann knows when to interfer. He found I had Organized Pneumonia and treat me on timely matter and now again Dr Subrina and him I am following more ways to help me. I am very satisfied.
Reviewed on Nov 30, 2018
Dr. Blackburn is an old school Dr. listens carefully , knows my medical history well and follows up with a phone call . also a very pleasant individual.
Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018
My daughter and I were impressed by how efficient such a large organization was run. Dr. Blackburn took plenty of time to go over my concerns and give us his opinion on what to do next.
Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018
. I have always been so satisfied with Dr. Blackburn's visits. He is so helpful and kind. I think he is the best doctor I have ever had!
Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018
It all worked like a well oiled machine. The bonus was seeing Dr. Blackburn at the end of the day after going through all those tests, and there he was just as kind and gentle and good to us. Thank you to Dr. Blackburn and to Gretchen the PFT tech.
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