Dr. John Blake, MD

Pain Medicine AnesthesiologyMaleAge 43

Dr. Blake

Specialists In Pain Management

2339 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404

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(423) 698-0850

Dr. John Blake, MD is a Pain Medicine Anesthesiology Specialist in Chattanooga, TN and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Alabama, Birmingham medical school in 2004. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Baroness Hospital and CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Blake to book an appointment.

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Dr. Blake is affiliated with CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga Chattanooga, a highly rated hospital.

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Experience and Background Checks

Experience
Background

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No malpractice claims found for Tennessee
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Blake's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Injection
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(423) 698-0850

Dr. Blake accepts the following insurance:

1st Medical Network
AARP
American General
American International Group (AIG)
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Anthem
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Beech Street (Multiplan)
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card
Blue Card PPO
Network C
Network P
Network S
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Flexcare
Great West Healthcare-Cigna
Great West Healthcare-Cigna HMO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Compassionate Care Network (CCN)
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
HealthPlus
Medicaid
Humana
Choice Care
Choice Care PPO
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medica
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
One Health
One Health HMO
One Health POS
One Health PPO
Private HealthCare Systems
Signature Health Alliance
Tricare
Tricare South
UnitedHealthCare
Medicaid
United Healthcare
United Healthcare HMO
United Healthcare PPO

Dr. Blake's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Blake

3.0

Based on 43 ratings

5 Stars
34.883720930232556%
(15)
4 Stars
13.953488372093023%
(6)
3 Stars
4.651162790697675%
(2)
2 Stars
4.651162790697675%
(2)
1 Star
41.86046511627907%
(18)
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This Dr's office was once a great place for Pain Management with an amazing staff and Dr's that listened. Dr Todd is an amazing Dr but unfortunately he does not have the power to do what needs to be done and this is left Dr Blake. Dr Blake was once a compassionate and listened to his patients, however ever since his new office I have seen a drastic change in atmosphere and attitude from staff and Dr's alike. I having been a patient of specialist in pain management going on five years and today unfortunately I will no longer be a patient there. the lack of respect in the downright hostility of the staff,the fact that none of the doctors will listen to me or help me regardless, upon a agreement on issues,a continued increase in pain and decline and lack of quality of life I was turned away for being one minute past the deadline of my appointed time due to being stuck in traffic and being held up by circumstances beyond my control in relation to an accident on the roadway. This was even
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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Gary Blankenship – Dec 10, 2019
I have always been happy with the care I receive at this practice. I see Todd most of the time and he is very kind and knowledgeable. I have never received any care or surgical procedure that did not turn out well.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Mary J. – Nov 03, 2019
NOT Specialist In Pain Management! 98% of people in the office never smile or act like they care at all. I've had 5 cervical surgeries, 1 lumbar surgery, and a hip replacement nine weeks before my visit. I was in so much pain from all these surgeries that I couldn't hold back the tears. I was prescribed a muscle relaxer and an anti-inflammatory medicine, neither of which heled my pain at all. I went back in two weeks and all he could talk about was a spinal injection. That made things worse. Out
5 people found this helpful
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Apr 19, 2019
Never meet the man which I find kind of strange. The #1 thing 2 going 2 a PM Dr. is TRUST. Something I have NONE of 4 these folks. I would love 2 have a Medtronics device placed in my back but I prefer to hurt rather than allow them 2 do it. Already approved by ins. but I will wait until I find some1 I I TRUST. Its easier 2 agree with them than B honest about your pain. Seems like they look for reasons to tell you to hit the door rather than show compassion.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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REAL Pain Sufferer in Chattanooga, TN – Feb 10, 2019
I just want to thank everyone at Specialists in Pain Management for taking such good care of me!! Dr. Blake provided excellent care and came up with plan to help me get my pain under control and get my life back.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
2 people found this helpful
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Cleveland, TN – Oct 21, 2017
The office staff proved to be cold and hateful. I've had cancer which has caused numerous pain problems as my body is breaking down. Every appointment I was treated like a junkie. I left and have found a practice that respects what I've been through. I hated feeling like I was having to justify my misery.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
22 people found this helpful
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Chatsworth, GA – May 17, 2017
This is the worst doctor I have seen in TN. First of all, he does not see you. He has built a practice with Nurse Pratitioners. He did 2 procedures on me before I even saw him in the office. After months of trying, I finally got an appointment to see him. He was almost an hour late and I rushed through my visit with an attitude. He nor his staff showed any compassion for the pain I am experiencing. He just wants to make money with injections. I would not recommend this dr for antything.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
15 people found this helpful
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Peach in Chattanooga TN – May 04, 2017
I waited over 6 months to get into pain management, which I need due to a horrible back injury. I explained that my insurance did not cover much and provided genetic testing my PCP had done to show which pain meds I responded best to. Doctor did not listen to any of that, kept me waiting over 1.5 hours and spent 5 minutes with me. Only thing he would do was send me for physical therapy (ins doesn't cover) and possible back injection (also not covered). BEYOND disappointed.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
22 people found this helpful
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Chattanooga, TN – Dec 01, 2016
I have found the Staff to be most caring and concerned with my well being. I was referred to Dr. Blake by my PC, who refused to work with me to control and manage my pain. I have multiple areas that create excruciating pain. My PC refused to write any prescription for a controlled substance. Dr. Blake and crew are a God send. My life is returning to normal. My job is great since I am able to do the physical tasks. You can say that Dr. Blake gave me my life back.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
14 people found this helpful
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Oather C. in Chattanooga, TN – Jul 14, 2016
I found him to be very personable,and thorough.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
8 people found this helpful
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Sharon in Chattanooga Tennessee – May 10, 2016
Dr. Blake was nice but a bit rushed when talking to me. I liked him. However his surgery scheduling office staff are VERY rude both in person and on the phone when I had to deal with them. The nursing staff were all very good.
What went well
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
9 people found this helpful
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Chattanooga, TN – Apr 25, 2016
Dr. Blake and his staff are wonderful. They took time , explained the procedure I was needing, and did a wonderful job. I will definitely go back to him for my next procedure.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Chattanooga, TN – Apr 19, 2016
I'm still waiting to see how things go . I have a lot of metal in my back. It's sad that people have to go through living like this. Some people in the medical field just don't know what life is. When you're in pain .
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
8 people found this helpful
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Highway. Moss in Rossville Ga – Mar 29, 2016
I realize working for a Pain Management office would be trying at times. Unfortunately there is patients that are legitimately in pain and not just seeking Pain Meds. With that being said I think Dr Blake's front office staff could be more pleasant and not so rude when checking in. If you do not like your job go elsewhere!!!!!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
13 people found this helpful
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Chattanooga, TN – Feb 25, 2016
Dr Blake has no empathy for pain patients. Refuses to increase meds even though you explain to him that you're in serious pain. I have a pain pump that was installed in 2008 and when I moved to Tennessee I started seeing Dr Blake. He reduce the amount of medication I was getting by 90%. Took away the biggest part of my breakthrough medicine and finally took it away totally. Now I sit here in pain and they do not care. Had a breakdown in the office due to the fact that the PA was completely obtus
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
13 people found this helpful
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Knoxville – Feb 05, 2016
Spent time and got to know my situation. Explained and talked about plan of action.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
5 people found this helpful
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BL in Chattanooga, TN – Jan 15, 2016

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Biography

Dr. Blake received his Doctor of Medicine degree from the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2004.  He completed his residency in Anesthesiology...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
  • Anaplastology
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2005
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Residency Hospital
2005
Carraway Methodist Medical Center, Birmingham, Al
Internship Hospital
2004
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Fellowship Hospital
2004
University of Alabama, Birmingham
Medical School
2004
University of Alabama At Birmingham
Undergraduate School
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Dr. Blake frequently treats Chronic Pain, Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Blake treats.

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Dr. Blake's office is located at 2339 McCallie Ave, Chattanooga, TN 37404. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Specialists In Pain Management

Specialists In Pain Management2339 McCallie Ave Chattanooga, TN 37404
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Blake is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Baroness Hospital

Chattanooga, TN

63% Patient Experience Rating, 6% lower than the national average

1 Award Received

CHI Memorial Hospital Chattanooga

Chattanooga, TN

78% Patient Experience Rating, 9% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Erlanger East Hospital

Chattanooga, TN

1 Award Received

Parkridge East Hospital

Chattanooga, TN

Parkridge Medical Center

Chattanooga, TN

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average