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About Dr. Janine A Blackman
Dr. Janine A Blackman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Potomac, MD, with other offices in Bethesda, MD and Bethesda, MD . Her specialties include Family Medicine. Dr. Blackman is affiliated with Warren G Magnuson Clinical Center National Institute of Health. She speaks English.
Dr. Janine A Blackman has the following 1 specialty
- Family Medicine
A family practitioner is a doctor who specializes in caring for people of all ages, at all stages of life. Rather than focusing on the treatment of one disease or patient population, family practitioners are often the doctors that people see for their everyday ailments, like cold and flu or respiratory infections, and health screenings. When necessary, family practitioners will provide referrals for conditions that require the expertise of another specialist.
The doctors may also provide physicals, inoculations, prenatal care, treat chronic diseases, like diabetes and asthma, and provide advice on disease prevention.
Dr. Janine A Blackman has the following 14 expertise
- Mind-Body and Relaxation Techniques
- Holistic Health
- Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
- Family Planning
- Women's Health
- Weight Loss
- Nutritional Support
Dr. Janine A Blackman has 1 board certified specialty
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
Dr. Janine A Blackman is Board Certified in 1 specialty
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The name of Dr. Blackman's office is RiverSoul Wellness. The office receptionist started off nice on phone and the appointment was easy to get...they had a weird waiting room though because no one greets you and you can't let the receptionist know you are there waiting. They had me sign a 1 page policy paper but then after it was signed, gave me 3 missing papers, detailing some extreme policies like a $100 cancellation policy, must give 7 days notice in advance, and charges for phone calls. Dr. Blackman explained how treatment will be and took my medical history and chief complaint, but gave no physical exam. While I spoke with the Dr. she handed me a credit card authorization form to fill out, on the spot, and I felt rather pressured to do so. She ordered my lab work, brought me only some of the nutritional supplements I would need to buy (she needed to order more), said she would start me on some supervised prescriptions that might change, and set up a follow-up appointment. After I left, I discovered an unwanted procedure (around $800) charged to my credit card despite repeated requests not to. I gave no informed consent. When I called back minutes after appointment ended to question about this surprise additional procedure, the receptionist easily became rude. I was worried then and ask for the Dr. to call back-- twice-but no call backs. I sent an email too. The pharmacy called me to confirm the custom prescription. I tried calling the office first thing next morning, again call not returned. Later the office called back after 11 am. The receptionist first said it was too late to take the extra charge off. I pointed out that I had called right away. She finally agreed to take that extra charge off my credit card but said Dr. Blackman was insulted and is now dropping me as a patient!!! I was shocked! At first I thought the receptionist was mistaken, or not giving the correct messages to Dr. Blackman! So I left yet another message to speak with Dr. Blackman, thinking this would all be straighten out. I mean who abandons a patient like that, for inquiring about and extra charge??? Then after still not receiving not even one phone call and beginning to feel quite duped, I had to call the pharmacy to cancel the prescription that was already compounded for me. The pharmacy said I was responsible at first, until I explained that Dr. Blackman had DROPPED ME, not the other way around, and in less than 24 hours, before I could even pick up my prescription. I sent a letter to Dr. Blackman requesting a full refund since I had expected a medically supervised program (not a half baked one). I then went to dispute the credit card charges by calling the number listed on my billing statement--it turned out it was Dr. Blackman's personal number, much to my distress. A letter from her was posted fifteen days after my appointment saying I would not receive a refund (for my 'complex physical exam' charge) and that I was "tracking" her because I called the number on my billing statement. Wow! Why would she even have her personal number listed there? Most businesses list their number or their billing office number. To sum this all up, I had a horrible experience with Dr. Blackman. I feel that she is unethical and that I have been taken advantage of for monetary gain. This is my personal experience with her and her center. I cannot in good conscience recommend her. I have reported this to the BBB and will file also with the Medical Board.
Dr. Blackman is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
Franklin Square Hospital Center
Dr. Janine A Blackman accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
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