Dr. John Blair, MD

Dr. John Blair, MD

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Orthopedic Spine Surgery  ·  
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54 y/o
(30)

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Dr. John Blair, MD is an orthopedic spine surgery specialist in Lakewood, WA and has been practicing for 23 years. He specializes in orthopedic spine surgery and orthopedic surgery.Read his story

Puget Sound Orthopaedics

7308 Bridgeport Way W Ste 102

Lakewood, WA 98499
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CHAMPVA
  • First Choice Health
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tricare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Blair performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Neck Muscle Strain
very high
more than 98% of peers

Dr. Blair's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Blair's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Blair "My role as a physician is to understand each patient's individual needs and personalize treatment. I have over thirteen years of experience in all aspects of spinal surgery and I am constantly learning new and innovative skills to better serve my patients."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

39  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
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13  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Cornell Univ
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • University of Chicago
    Medical School | Graduated 1989
  • UCSD Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1990
  • University Ca San Diego Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University of Minnesota Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Blair has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Blair's Reviews

3.7
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blair to family and friends
30 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (30)

  • 5
    (17)
  • 4
    (3)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (7)

Dr. Blair's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment

    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness

    EXCELLENT
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

I had neck surgery with Dr. Blair 4 weeks ago. I was experiencing pain down my right arm and was having a difficult time at work. I had gone through all the usual conservative treatment options: physical therapy, massage and injections. All gave me some temporary relief. I had surgery with a rather...more
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I had neck surgery with Dr. Blair 4 weeks ago. I was experiencing pain down my right arm and was having a difficult time at work. I had gone through all the usual conservative treatment options: physical therapy, massage and injections. All gave me some temporary relief. I had surgery with a...more
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Dr Blair gave me a steroid injection that he clearly botched. He was careless and made my condition far worse. Zero interest in my outcome. Instead of hip pain I now have debilitating pain down my entire leg and can hardly walk. I’m $1500 poorer and in far more pain. Thanks!
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Thanks for your feedback. We would like to learn more about your experience so that we can understand what happened and learn from it. Please contact Deborah at 253.722.0485.

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I used to like Dr. Blair. Don't get me wrong, I appreciate that he did my surgery (microdiscectomy/laminectomy), but the post operative care was terrible. I'm five months post op and I feel like he gave up on me two months after. He kept saying "oh nothing is wrong" when in reality my tissue is...more
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I had surgery by Dr. Blair in December. It was a laminectomy. I could hardly walk. The surgery has given me my life back. I am now walking regularly over five miles a day. I can't thank him enough!
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