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Douglas Blackman, MD

Dr. Blackman is a general surgeon in the Greensboro area. He is affiliated with Annie Penn Hospital and 2 more hospitals.
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Conditions treated

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Dr. Blackman saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackman saw more biliary tract disease patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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6.2k doctors
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3.1k doctors
Dr. Blackman saw more breast cancer patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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715 doctors
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715 doctors
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357 doctors
Dr. Blackman saw more hidradenitis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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5.9k doctors
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5.9k doctors
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Dr. Blackman saw more gallstones patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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11k doctors
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Dr. Blackman saw more hernia patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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3.6k doctors
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Dr. Blackman saw more inguinal hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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496 doctors
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496 doctors
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Dr. Blackman saw more pneumothorax patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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2.3k doctors
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2.3k doctors
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1.2k doctors
Dr. Blackman saw more cholecystitis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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1.6k doctors
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1.6k doctors
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816 doctors
Dr. Blackman saw traumatic brain injury (TBI) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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7.0k doctors
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7.0k doctors
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Dr. Blackman saw more malnutrition patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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2.9k doctors
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2.9k doctors
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1.5k doctors
Dr. Blackman saw more umbilical hernia patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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5.5k doctors
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Dr. Blackman saw more bowel obstruction patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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11k doctors
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11k doctors
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Dr. Blackman saw broken bone patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Blackman saw more diverticulitis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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2.6k doctors
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2.6k doctors
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1.3k doctors
Dr. Blackman saw collapsed lung patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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5.4k doctors
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2.7k doctors
Dr. Blackman saw more sebaceous cyst patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackman saw pain patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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1.2k doctors
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1.3k doctors
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624 doctors
Dr. Blackman saw fibrocystic breast patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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5.2k doctors
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5.2k doctors
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Dr. Blackman saw carcinoma patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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2.0k doctors
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Dr. Blackman saw more appendicitis patients than 85% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackman saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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999 doctors
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499 doctors
Dr. Blackman saw broken collar bone patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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928 doctors
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927 doctors
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Dr. Blackman saw pelvic fracture patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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38k doctors
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Dr. Blackman saw cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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730 doctors
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730 doctors
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365 doctors
Dr. Blackman saw mastitis patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.
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Dr. Blackman saw more hemorrhage patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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Dr. Blackman saw more abscess patients than 95% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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734 doctors
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733 doctors
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Dr. Blackman saw more pilonidal cyst patients than 75% of similar doctors nationwide in 2014–2019. Learn more.
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6.6k doctors
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Dr. Blackman saw hemorrhoid patients in 2014–2019, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition nationwide. Learn more.

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Laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

Dr. Blackman’s laparoscopic hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
28%
laparoscopic hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery to reduce scarring and pain compared to traditional open surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Laparoscopic surgery involves smaller incisions, less scarring, and sometimes less pain than traditional open surgery.

To help you understand how Dr. Blackman’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Blackman’s hernia surgeries were performed laparoscopically.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of laparoscopic hernia surgeries for patients like Dr. Blackman’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Blackman’s rate of laparoscopic hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient gallbladder removal rate

Dr. Blackman’s outpatient gallbladder removal rate is higher than the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Blackman 87%
Predicted for his patients 76%

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient gallbladder removal to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Gallbladder removals are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Blackman’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal compares to a typical doctor who performs gallbladder removals:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Blackman’s gallbladder removals were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform gallbladder removals, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient gallbladder removal for patients like Dr. Blackman’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Blackman’s rate of outpatient gallbladder removal is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Outpatient hernia surgery rate

Dr. Blackman’s outpatient hernia surgery rate is similar to the rate we predicted for his mix of cases and patients.
90%
outpatient hernia surgery rate

As a patient, you may prefer a doctor who has a higher rate of outpatient hernia surgery to improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery.

Decision factor

Compared to predicted rates calculated for each doctor’s unique mix of cases and patients

  • Lower than our predicted rate
  • Higher than our predicted rate
  • Similar to our predicted rate

Hospitalizations are costly and associated with a higher risk of infections, so avoiding unnecessary hospital stays can save money and improve your odds of having an uncomplicated recovery after surgery. Hernia surgeries are commonly performed in an outpatient setting, avoiding hospitalizations altogether.

To help you understand how Dr. Blackman’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery compares to a typical doctor who performs hernia surgeries:

  1. We first measure how many of Dr. Blackman’s hernia surgeries were performed in an outpatient setting.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who perform hernia surgeries, using a data-driven model to predict the rate of outpatient hernia surgery for patients like Dr. Blackman’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Blackman’s rate of outpatient hernia surgery is lower than, similar to, or higher than predicted.

This prediction adjusts based on the types of patients the doctor sees, so a doctor who treats sicker patients may have a different predicted rate than a doctor who treats healthier patients.

Locations

Dr. Blackman sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

The Breast Center of Greensboro Imaging
1002 N Church St
Greensboro, NC 27401
478 miles away
132 W Miller St
Asheboro, NC 27203
500 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1995

Specializations

    1. Allopathic & Osteopathic Physicians
    2. Surgery

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Blackman is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • Annie Penn Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Wesley Long Community Hospital
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • The Moses H Cone Memorial Hospital
    B
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • FirstCarolinaCare
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • MVP Health Care
  • MedCost
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • TRICARE
  • United Healthcare
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield