Dr. Shanda Blackmon, MD

Dr. Shanda Blackmon, MD

Thoracic Surgery  |  
Female  |  
Age 47
(16)
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Dr. Shanda Blackmon, MD is a thoracic surgery doctor who practices in Rochester, MN. She is 47 years old and has been practicing for 13 years.

200 1st St SW

Rochester, MN 55905

Contact Information

(507) 284-2808

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

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Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy
very high
more than 99% of peers
Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Bronchoscopy
very high
more than 94% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Blackmon "To deliver timely, patient-directed, evidence-based health care to patients with disease in the chest. I focus on lung and other thoracic tumors, esophageal cancer, and minimally invasive resections."
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Specialties

  • Thoracic Surgery
  • Invasive Pulmonology
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Board Certifications

  • General Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Surgery*
  • Thoracic Cardiovascular Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Thoracic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acidosis
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alkalosis
  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Dissection
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Asthma
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Benign Tumor
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bronchiolitis
  • Bronchitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cancer
  • Chest Trauma
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Collapsed Lung (Pneumothorax)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Cough
  • Dysplasia
  • Emphysema
  • Empyema
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Diverticulum
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Esophageal Tumor
  • Fungal Infections
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Heart Disease
  • Hernia
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Interstitial Lung Disease
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lung Abscess
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lung Herniation - Congenital Defect of Sternum
  • Lung Mass
  • Lung Neoplasms, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Lung Nodule
  • Mediastinal Cancer
  • Mediastinal Diseases
  • Mediastinal Tumors
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Malignant
  • Mediastinal Tumors, Not Specified as Malignant
  • Metastatic Respiratory System Cancer
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Partial Lung Collapse
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pleura Cancer
  • Pleural Cancer
  • Pleural Effusion
  • Pneumonia
  • Pneumonitis (Due to Solids or Liquids)
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Insufficiency
  • Respiratory Failure
  • Sarcoma
  • Septal Defect
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Thoracic Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Thymomas
  • Valley Fever
  • Vascular Disease
  • Zenker's Diverticulum

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Biopsy
  • Brachytherapy
  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Decortication and Pleurectomy
  • Esophageal Surgery
  • Esophagectomy (Esophagogastrostomy, Esophagojejunostomy)
  • Esophagomyotomy
  • Esophagostomy
  • Excision of Esophageal Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Heart Surgery
  • Hernia Repair
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Laparoscopic Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lobectomy, Open
  • Lung Removal (Partial or Complete): Open, or Resection of Lung Tumor: Open
  • Lung Removal, Open
  • Lung Resection
  • Lung Surgery
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mediastinoscopy
  • Open Diaphragmatic and-or Paraesophageal Hiatal Hernia Repair
  • Open Thymectomy
  • Paracentesis
  • Paraesophageal Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Respiratory Management
  • Segmentectomy, Open
  • Surgical Procedures
  • Thoracentesis
  • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
  • Thoracic Sympathectomy for Sweaty Palms
  • Thoracoscopic Lobectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Pneumonectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Segmentectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Thymectomy
  • Thoracoscopic Wedge Resection
  • Tracheal Surgery
  • Video-Assisted Thoracoscopic Surgery (VATS) or Thoracotomy

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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 Texas / Austin Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 2001
  • Emory University Rollins School of Public Health
    Medical School | Graduated 1994
  • Atlanta Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Atlanta Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2003
  • Methodist Hospital,The
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2005
  • University Of Texas M D Anderson Cancer Center,The
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005
  • Emory University-M.P.H.
    Other Education | Completed 1994

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Presentation Award for the American College of Surgeons, Georgia Chapter, 2000
  • Asa G. Yancey, Sr., M.D. Excellence in Surgery Award, 1998
  • Shining Star Award for Employee Excellence, 2000
  • Department of Surgery and Psychiatry Excellence Award,, 1998
  • Student Presidential Leadership Award, 1998
Media & Publications

Dr. Blackmon has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Blackmon's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Blackmon to family and friends
3.6
based on 16 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (5)

Dr. Blackmon'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
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Blackmon accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Blackmon has admitting privileges

Mayo Clinic Hospital - Saint Mary's Campus
1216 2nd St SW
Rochester, MN 55902
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Mayo Clinic Methodist Hospital
201 W Center St
Rochester, MN 55902
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