Dr. Robert Blackwood, MD

Dr. Robert Blackwood, MD

Family Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 65
Dr. Robert Blackwood, MD is a family medicine specialist in Virginia Beach, VA and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from University of Calgary / Faculty of Medicine in 1981 and specializes in family medicine, adult medicine, and more.Read his story

1201 Lake James Dr Ste 200

Virginia Beach, VA 23464

Contact Information

(757) 523-0022

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Dr. Blackwood's Experience

Dr. Blackwood's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Blackwood's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Blackwood "Dr. Robert Blackwood (Family Medical Doctor) received his medical degree and Board Certification in 1984. In the thirty years since then he's dedicated his life entirely to family and medicine. As a father of ten children, with his wife, Catherine, he has a deep appreciation of the challenges families face; he understands how health issues affect relationships, and how to cope with them. As a doctor, he has a comprehensive medical knowledge, and an uncommon breadth of medical skills, having worked in both rural and urban environments, and in Family Medicine, Emergency, and Obstetrics. Although Dr. Blackwood is known for his keen mind and extensive experience as a physician, he is most sought after for his compassionate manner and care for all of his patients. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Blackwood "A Medical Home

A medical home is a place that provides you with personalized, comprehensive, coordinated, and continuous medical care. Your medical health involves a lot of factors — from prevention  and wellness to illness and treatment, from surgery and recovery, to specialist referrals, medication, and much, much more. A medical home coordinates all your health needs — whether acute, chronic, or preventive — so that you can trust that you are getting the care you need when you need it. 

The key features of a medical home are: 

  • Personal physician. Each patient has an ongoing relationship with a personal physician who is trained to provide first contact, continuous, and comprehensive care. 
  • Physician directed medical practice. The personal physician leads a team of individuals at the practice level who collectively take responsibility for the ongoing care of patients.
  • Whole person orientation. The personal physician is responsible for providing for all the patient's health care needs or taking responsibility for appropriately arranging care with other qualified professionals.
  • Care is coordinated and/or integrated. For example, across specialists, hospitals, home health agencies, and nursing homes.
  • Annual Health Exam. all patients receive complete physical exam once every year.


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6  Specialties

  • Family Medicine
  • Adult Medicine
  • Emergency Medicine
  • Men's Health Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Women's Health Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Family Medicine*

18  Procedures

  • Abscess Incision and Drainage
  • Biopsy
  • Breast Exam
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Immunization
  • Joint Injection
  • Mole Removal
  • Pap Smear
  • Pelvic Exams
  • Physical Examination
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Stitches
  • Urinalysis
  • Vaccination
  • Wart Removal
  • Well Baby Care
  • Wellness Examination

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

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.


  • University of Calgary / Faculty of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1981
  • Misercordia Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1984

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Blackwood has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Blackwood's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blackwood to family and friends
50 total reviews (20 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (50)

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Dr. Blackwood's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (20)

Dr. Blackwood and his colleges are incredibly THROUGH and PERSONABLE. I can always get in quickly to get an appoint with him or one of his staff. THEY actually LISTEN TO YOU. I LOVE coming here instead of other offices where they treat you like a number. Dr. has you come in and gives excellent...more
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They don’t make doctors like this anymore! Dr. Blackwood literally saved my life
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I've been seeing Dr. Blackwood for several years. Recently I brought my 3 year-old in because he was running a fever and had a really scary cough. Dr. Blackwood was great with my son -even though he was in no mood to see the doctor- and gave me and my husband his cell number in case he got worse....more
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Dr. Blackwood has been such a blessing for me and my family. I usually see his Physicians Assistant for most visits. She is wonderful and doesn't rush me. If she needs to consult Doctor Blackwood for more complex issues, he is usually quick to come in. The staff is really friendly and professional...more
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Amazing that I was advised by this DR that he would not complete my FMLA documents to cover my 6 days from work while I was by my husband's beside while he was in ICU because my husband is the patient and I am not. Well guess what DR that is why it is called FAMILY medical leave act. It protects...more
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