Dr. Laurel Blakemore, MD

Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 54
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Dr. Laurel Blakemore, MD
Dr. Laurel Blakemore, MD is a pediatric orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Gainesville, FL. She is 54 years old and has been practicing for 26 years. Dr. Blakemore is affiliated with Uf Health Shands Hospital.

3450 Hull Rd # 2

Gainesville, FL 32607

Contact Information

(352) 273-7001

Dr. Laurel Blakemore, MD

Dr. Laurel Blakemore, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Maryland Physicians Care
  • Medicaid
  • 2 More

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Top Care Areas

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Scoliosis
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more than 59% of peers
Spine Deformities
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more than 55% of peers
Spine Disorders
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more than 41% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Blakemore "I'm so lucky to care for children with orthopedic conditions, it's an honor and my life's work! I specialize in scoliosis and spinal deformities, but also care for general pediatric orthopedic conditions like fractures, sports injuries and congenital conditions. One of the best things about treating kids is the chance to develop relationships with the patient and their family, as many of the problems we see can be treated with casting or bracing as opposed to surgery. We honestly try to provide every child the best care possible. "

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Specialties

  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Arthrogryposis - Severe Scoliosis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Clubfoot
  • Complex Fractures
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Congenital Deformity
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hip Fracture
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Mental Retardation - Short Stature - Scoliosis
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Pediatric Fractures
  • Pediatric Hip Disorders
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Upper Extremity Fracture
  • Vertebral Fracture
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tenotomy
  • Arm Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Alabama At Birmingham
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • Stanford Affliated Hospitals
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1998

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Blakemore has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • French

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Blakemore's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blakemore to family and friends
3.3
based on 9 total reviews (1 with a comment)
Dr. Blakemore's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Macclenny, FL |
After several appointments with other doctors including our pediatrician, we seen Dr. Blakemore. She is absolutely phenomenal. My 13 yr old daughter felt very comfortable and confident in our decision to proceed with surgery for scoliosis. I honestly thought we were going to have no choice but to travel to a different state to get the care that was necessary. Dr. Blakemore took her time with us and answered every question we asked based on her education, experience and fit for my child.
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Dr. Blakemore accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    HealthKeepers HMO
    KeyCare PPO
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Care HMO
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Choice Advantage
    Blue Choice Network POS
    CareFirst Maryland POS
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Maryland Physicians Care
  • Medicaid
  • Meritain Health
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Blakemore has admitting privileges

Uf Health Shands Hospital
1600 South West Archer Road
Gainesville, FL 32610
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