Dr. Martin K Blankenship DC - Principle Chiropractic Physician/Director Dr Martin was first inspired to become a chiropractor when a snowboarding injury during college rendered him unable to run without pain. This was devastating as Dr Martin was, and is a very active, healthy individual. After having an MRI and being told that there was nothing wrong with the tissues, the given prognosis was to give it time and it would get better. Nine months of not being able to run without pain was taking its toll on him. It was at this time that his sister dragged him down to the chiropractor where he learned that the problem was not an anatomical problem but a functional problem. It was very clear to the chiropractor what was wrong and after one chiropractic adjustment, he was able to run across the parking lot without pain. That was the inspiration for him to become a chiropractor over 20 years ago. He has been adjusting and educating patients on the benefits of chiropractic care ever since. Dr Martin attended both Life Chiropractic College and Life Chiropractic College West, graduating from the latter in 1995. It was then that he commenced practice in Florida and several countries across the world. From Florida to England to Northern Ireland to Australia and finally back home to stay in beautiful Saint Petersburg. In the over 20 years that Dr. Martin has been a Chiropractic Physician he has dedicated his life and work to adjusting as many families as possible toward optimal health and improving their lives through the process. Dr Martin also speaks English and a tiny bit of Spanish in an attempt to better communicate with his patients. Dr. Kaysie Blankenship-Powers DC - Chiropractic Nutritionist Dr Kaysie was born in West Virginia and moved to Florida as an infant. She was raised in Tampa and graduated from Chamberlain High School. While attending University of Florida and graduating in 1987, she learned about chiropractic from her father, who is a medical doctor in the area. Kaysie then attended Life Chiropractic College in Marietta George. She has always had an interest in nutrition, especially after severely breaking her ankle and realizing that it would only heal properly if the right supplements were available. She practiced nutrition and chiropractic in Jacksonville, Florida for about 15 years. She is now bringing her passion for nutrition and health to Pinellas at Family Chiropractic Plus. Dr Kaysie uses advice and different supplemental products to cater to patient's specific needs. Only proven and well researched supplements are recommended by Dr Kaysie. Juice Plus products and the Standard Process line fill these requirements admirably.
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At Family Chiropractic Plus we do not prescribe medications. Instead, we recommend our patients take certain dietary supplements and/or vitamins in order to facilitate & support healing. Dr. Martin manipulates the spine in order to affect a multitude of health conditions all over the body. This emphasis on the connectedness of the body means that Dr. Martin will encourage patients to care for themselves in every aspect – mental and physical.
Not only does Dr. Martin align your spine and adjust your vertebrae, but he will also consult you on how to improve your health and wellness using a variety of other methods, such as nutritional couching, massage, & more.
Dr. Martins philosophy focuses on going right to the source of a problem, & treating the cause, rather than the symptoms. At your first session, Dr. Martin will take a thorough medical history and give you a complete health examination in order to identify underlying causes of your condition.
Dr. Blankenship does not have any board certifications listed.
Why It Matters: Dr. Blankenship's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
Arthritis of the Ankle
Arthritis of the Finger
Arthritis of the Foot
Arthritis of the Hand
Arthritis of the Midfoot
Arthritis of the Neck
Arthritis of the Shoulder
Arthritis of the Spine
Arthritis of the Toe
Arthritis of the Wrist
Car Accident Injuries
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Cervical Disc Degeneration
Cervical Spine Disorders
Chronic Back Pain
Chronic Neck Pain
Complex Spine Disorders
Congenital Spine Disorders
Degenerative Diseases Affecting Musculoskeletal System
Degenerative Spine Disorders
Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
Lower Back Muscle Strain
Motor Vehicle Accident
Neck Muscle Strain
Pediatric Spinal Disorders
Pinched Nerve in Back
Rheumatoid Arthritis-Related Fibromyalgia
Thoracic Disc Disorders
Wear and Tear Arthritis
Activator Methods Chiropractic Technique
Chronic Pain Management
Low Back Procedure
Manipulation Adjustment of Back and Neck
Neck Pain Procedure
Spine Rehabilitation Exercises
Weight Loss Management
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for Florida.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1991
Life University / Life Chiropractic College / West Campus
Medical School | Graduated 1995
Active Health Chiropractic
Internship Hospital | Completed 1996
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Dr. Blankenship has no awards or honors listed.
Media & Publications
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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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