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About Dr. Benjamin Blackmon Jr
Dr. Benjamin Blackmon Jr, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Columbia, SC. He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Anesthesiology. Dr. Blackmon is affiliated with Lexington Medical Center, Providence Hospital and Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center. He speaks English.
Dr. Benjamin Blackmon Jr has the following 1 specialty
Anesthesiologists are physicians who are trained to administer anesthetics, which are medicines used to block nerve sensation. Anesthesia can be either local to one specific part of a body, like a tooth, or regional to block feeling to a larger portion of the body, such as during an epidural for child birth. It can also be more general to block sensation to the entire body, resulting in unconsciousness.
Anesthesiologists assist in surgery by determining how much anesthesia is necessary and by monitoring the patient's level of responsiveness and vital signs throughout the procedure. The anesthesia specialist will also bring the patient out of anesthesia and then continue to monitor his or her vital signs post-operation.
Besides assisting in surgeries, anesthesiologists may also treat patients suffering from chronic pain.
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Dr. Blackmon is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Lexington Medical Center
Carolina Pines Regional Medical Center
Palmetto Health Baptist
Kershaw County Medical Center
Kershaw County Medical Center
33 Years Experience
Medical University of South Carolina
Graduated in 1980
Dr. Benjamin Blackmon Jr accepts the following insurance providers.
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Locations & Directions1410 Blanding St, Columbia, SC
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