Nov 24, 2020
Get to know Family Physician Dr. Robert Blakeburn, who serves patients in Clinton, Oklahoma.
New York City, Nov 24, 2020 (Issuewire.com) - Dr. Blakeburn, a board-certified family physician, is the Founder of The Blakeburn Clinic in Clinton, Oklahoma. His goal is to establish a strong relationship with each patient and be their partner in seeking health, preventing disease, and early detection of current problems.
"We are dedicated to caring for the whole person and building relationships with patients one at a time. Our mission is to provide great compassionate health care to the people of western Oklahoma. Whether you need an urgent appointment for an illness or injury, need help managing illnesses like diabetes and high blood pressure, have a newborn or child that requires attention, need vaccinations or allergy shots, or desire cosmetic treatment such as laser hair removal or Botox, we are here to serve you" as stated on his website.
Since 1990, Dr. Blakeburn has been practicing primary care family medicine in Western Oklahoma while establishing a reputation as one of the top family medicine specialists in the area. By providing personalized attention and focusing on preventative care options designed to help patients reach and maintain their optimal health, he has broken away from the traditional healthcare model centered on merely treating illnesses.
The doctor's areas of interest and expertise include all facets of adult and pediatric medicine, including wellness, heart disease, hypertension, cholesterol management, allergies, and diabetes. As many of his patients are aware, he is proficient in integrative medicine and has incorporated this into his everyday practice. He has incorporated cosmetic treatments (i.e. Botox, pulse light therapy) into the practice as well as weight loss, diabetic education, allergy and immunotherapy, and anti-aging medicine.
Academically, Dr. Blakeburn completed his undergraduate studies at the University of Oklahoma in 1984. He then graduated with his medical degree from the University of Oklahoma College of Medicine in 1987. Three years later, in 1990, he completed a Family Practice Residency while on active duty at Carswell Air Force Base in Ft. Worth, Texas.
Upon completion of his residency and serving as Chief Resident, he achieved board certification in family medicine through the American Board of Family Medicine (ABFM). The ABFM is a non-profit, independent medical association of American physicians who practice in family medicine and its sub-specialties.
From 1990 to 1993, Dr. Blakeburn was an active duty physician at Vance Air Force Base in Enid, and an ER physician at Bass Baptist Hospital. He received the Meritorious Service Medal and attained the rank of Major. In 1993, he opened his private practice in Enid where he was president and one of the founders of the Enid Clinic. In 2001, he moved to Clinton to become the first full time ER physician at Integris Clinton Regional Hospital & the Medical Director of the Jim Thorpe Rehabilitation Unit. He was chosen by the Oklahoma Foundation of Medical Quality to be one of six physicians in the state to be Champions of Quality.
In 2007, Dr. Blakeburn returned to his roots and first love and again, established a private practice specializing in family and holistic medicine. He continues to be the Director of the AllianceHealth Inpatient Rehabilitation Unit & a Hospitalist at AllianceHealth Clinton.
To advance his efforts, he remains an active member of the Christian Medical & Dental Associations and a Fellow of the American Academy of Family Physicians (FAAFP).
Family medicine is a medical specialty devoted to comprehensive health care for people of all ages. The specialist is called a family physician or family doctor. A family physician is often the first person a patient sees when seeking healthcare services. They examine and treat patients with a wide range of conditions and refer those with serious ailments to a specialist or appropriate facility.
Actively supporting his community, Dr. Blakeburn was the Scoutmaster of local Boy Scout Troop 361 and is an Eagle Scout. He is an ardent supporter and participant in the Western Oklahoma Ballet Theatre and Southwest Playhouse. He is also a board member and participating physician in the Clinton Free Medical Clinic, and a long time board member and current Chairman of Vine Life Ministries in Oklahoma City. For 6 years, he was the Lay Leader at the First United Methodist Church and has been known to fill the pulpit on occasion.
On a more personal note, Dr. Blakeburn is married to the former Kristin King of Clinton. Together, they are very proud of their triplet boys, Christopher, Jason, and Matthew, and their daughter, Chelsea.
Learn More about Dr. Robert Blakeburn:
Through his findatopdoc profile, https://www.findatopdoc.com/doctor/321643-Robert-Blakeburn-Family-Practitioner or through The Blakeburn Clinic, http://drblakeburn.com/about
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Source :Robert Blakeburn, MD, FAAFP
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