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Dr. Griffith M Blackmon has the following 6 specialties
- Critical Care Medicine
Also sometimes referred to as intensivists, critical care specialists are physicians with specialized training in the diagnosis and management of life-threatening conditions. Some of these conditions affect vital organs like the heart and lungs, those that make breathing difficult or impossible, and those that affect entire organ systems, like the renal system.
Critical care specialists are typically found in a hospital's intensive care unit where they monitor patients with life-threatening conditions and make determinations as to the best course of treatment.
- Sleep Medicine
A sleep medicine specialist is specially trained in diagnosing and treating disorders involving sleep.
Sleep disorders such as sleep apnea, restless leg syndrome and insomnia are very common and can often cause other serious health issues, such as depression, asthma, and migraines. Sleep medicine specialists often work in sleep centers where they observe a patient while sleeping and monitor brain waves, behavior, and vital signs in order to identify the causes of sleep disturbance, or an inability to sleep (insomnia).
Sleep medicine specialists treat patients through advising on sleep hygiene, providing cognitive behavioral therapy, using light therapy, or medical sleep aides.
- Occupational Medicine
You might work with an occupational therapist when you’re injured or if you have a disability. They rehabilitate and assist patients with every day activities, such as eating, getting dressed, working and attending social events. This includes self-care, leisure and work-related activities that lead to increased independence and development. Their goal is to empower people to still live the life they want despite any physical, developmental, social and/or emotional issues they might face.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
- Pulmonary Disease
A pulmonologist is a physician who specializes in the diagnosis and treatment of conditions related to the lungs and respiratory tract.
These specialists are similar to critical care specialists in that their patients often require mechanical ventilation to assist their breathing.
Pulmonologists diagnose and treat patients with conditions such as asthma, cystic fibrosis, asbestosis, pulmonary fibrosis, lung cancer, COPD, and emphysema. Exposure and inhalation of certain toxic substances may also warrant the services of a pulmonologist.
Some of the tools and tests pulmonologists use to diagnose a patient are a stethoscope in order to listen for abnormal breathing sounds, chest X-rays, CT scans, blood tests, bronchoscopy, and polysomnography.
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.
Dr. Griffith M Blackmon has the following 8 expertise
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Angiographic Visualization
- Tuberculosis (TB)
- Chest Infection
- Occupational Medicine
Dr. Griffith M Blackmon has 5 board certified specialties
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Dr. Griffith M Blackmon is Board Certified in 5 specialties
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I see this doc and first he tells me I have asthma n then he tells me he thinks I have vcd issues. So my doc sends me to get the scope of my throat and this place was a ear nose n throat place. So we did the procedure n was told once done that I don't have vcd. So I asked the place to send a copy to blackmon to show him that I don't. But when I see blackmon again,show him the results he states that he believes that I do have it n now tis test needs to be done while in distress. Lol all I could do is laugh. Then he tell me that it's anxiety n I need to go on Prozac. I told him Ya ok not happening.
I felt very comfortable with Dr. Blackmon. I found him to be kind, courteous, and he answered all of my questions completely. He took the time to make sure I was aware of the ramifications of my condition and the steps I need to take in the future. I was pleased with my level of care provided by him.
I was referred to this doctor after I had a severe life-threatening anaphylaxis reaction in which my air ways were in danger of closing. I was referred to him because during this reactions my pulse soared to 250+. This is common in these situations. He told me that it was anxiety and I needed to see a psychiatrist. \ If someone stops breathing because of closed air ways, is he gonna tell a patient to see a counselor?????? This should scare all who reads this!!!!
29 Years Experience
Drexel University College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1989
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Dr. Griffith M Blackmon accepts the following insurance providers.
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
- Moda Health First Choice Network
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsHarrison Medical Center, 2520 Cherry Ave, Bremerton, WA
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