AboutDr. Jerome Blackman, MD, PC is a Doctor primarily located in Virginia Beach, VA. He has 41 years of experience. His specialties include Psychiatry and Neurology. Dr. Blackman is affiliated with Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital and Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Jerome Blackman has the following 2 specialties
A psychiatrist is a doctor with specific training in the diagnosis and treatment of mental illness.
He or she can not only provide the counseling necessary to both diagnose and treat a patient, but can also prescribe medication when needed. In some cases, a psychiatrist will only provide the medication and the counseling will be provided by another healthcare specialist, like a certified counselor or psychologist.
Like other doctors, psychiatrists employ diagnostic tools like CT scans and MRI in order to observe the structure and function of a patient's brain.
Once a diagnosis is made, these specialists may use behavior or cognitive therapy in order to address the patient's condition, or a multitude of other types of therapy, in conjunction with or in place of medication.
A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.
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- Acute Traumatic Stress Disorders
- Adjustment Disorders
- Adolescent Behavior
- Anxiety Disorders
- Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
- Bipolar Disorder
- Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD)
- Child Development
- Clinical Depression
- Compulsive Personality Disorder
- Dependent Personality Disorder (DPD)
- Depressive Disorder
- Dual Diagnosis
- Forensic Psychiatry
- Histrionic Personality Disorder
- Manic Depressive Disorder
- Marital Counseling
- Mental Illness
- Mood Disorders
- Panic Disorder
- Personality Disorder
- Phobias (Phobic Disorders)
- Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders (PTSD)
- Separation Anxiety
- Sexual Disorders
- Sleep Disorders
Dr. Blackman is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital
1060 First Colonial Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
Virginia Beach Psychiatric Center
1100 First Colonial Rd
Virginia Beach, VA 23454
41 Years Experience
Tulane University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1975