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Laura Blackford, MD

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Conditions treated

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Top 25%
14 doctors
Top 15%
15 doctors
Top 5%
7 doctors
Dr. Blackford saw more pain patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LaPorte County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
13 doctors
Top 15%
13 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Blackford saw more cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LaPorte County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
2 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Blackford saw pregnancy patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the LaPorte County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
13 doctors
Top 15%
13 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Blackford saw more vascular disease patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LaPorte County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
10 doctors
Top 15%
10 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Blackford saw high cholesterol patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the LaPorte County area. Learn more.

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Top 25%
6 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Blackford saw more upper respiratory infection (URI) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LaPorte County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
13 doctors
Top 15%
12 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Blackford saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LaPorte County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
2 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
Dr. Blackford saw menstrual cramps patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the LaPorte County area. Learn more.
Top 25%
7 doctors
Top 15%
7 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Blackford saw more ear condition patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LaPorte County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
7 doctors
Top 15%
7 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Blackford saw more allergies patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LaPorte County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
7 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Blackford saw more sinus condition patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LaPorte County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
2 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Blackford saw opiate dependence patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the LaPorte County area. Learn more.
Top 25%
6 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Blackford saw more sinusitis patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LaPorte County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
9 doctors
Top 15%
9 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Blackford saw more anxiety patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LaPorte County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
2 doctors
Top 15%
1 doctor
Top 5%
Dr. Blackford saw more swine flu patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LaPorte County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
Top 25%
5 doctors
Top 15%
5 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Blackford saw more ear infection patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LaPorte County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
10 doctors
Top 15%
9 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Blackford saw more thyroid condition patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LaPorte County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
7 doctors
Top 15%
7 doctors
Top 5%
3 doctors
Dr. Blackford saw more major depression patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LaPorte County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
3 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
1 doctor
Dr. Blackford saw more drug abuse patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LaPorte County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.
Top 25%
9 doctors
Top 15%
8 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Blackford saw more hypothyroidism patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LaPorte County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
1 doctor
Top 15%
1 doctor
Top 5%
Dr. Blackford saw metabolic syndrome patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the LaPorte County area. Learn more.
Top 25%
2 doctors
Top 15%
2 doctors
Top 5%
Dr. Blackford saw adjustment disorder patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the LaPorte County area. Learn more.
Top 25%
9 doctors
Top 15%
9 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Blackford saw more back problems patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LaPorte County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
6 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Blackford saw more hay fever (allergic rhinitis) patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LaPorte County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
13 doctors
Top 15%
13 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Blackford saw more diabetes patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LaPorte County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
9 doctors
Top 15%
8 doctors
Top 5%
4 doctors
Dr. Blackford saw more back pain patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LaPorte County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
12 doctors
Top 15%
12 doctors
Top 5%
6 doctors
Dr. Blackford saw more type 2 diabetes patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LaPorte County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
6 doctors
Top 15%
6 doctors
Top 5%
2 doctors
Dr. Blackford saw more constipation patients than 85% of similar doctors in the LaPorte County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
11 doctors
Top 15%
11 doctors
Top 5%
5 doctors
Dr. Blackford saw more lung condition patients than 75% of similar doctors in the LaPorte County area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Top 25%
1 doctor
Top 15%
Top 5%
Dr. Blackford saw callus patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether she was a top doctor for the condition in the LaPorte County area. Learn more.

C-section rate

Dr. Blackford’s C-section rate is lower than the rate we predicted for her mix of cases and patients.
Dr. Blackford’s rate < 1%
Predicted rate 21%
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

To help you understand how Dr. Blackford’s C-section rate compares to a typical pregnancy doctor:

  1. We first measure the actual C-section rate for the pregnant patients Dr. Blackford treats.
  2. We then analyze the typical practices of all other doctors in the United States who deliver babies, using a data-driven model to predict the C-section rate for patients like Dr. Blackford’s.

By comparing these two numbers, you can see whether Dr. Blackford’s C-section rate 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. Blackford sees patients and can be reached at the following locations.

Office
2349 Lake Ave
Plymouth, IN 46563
487 miles away
  • Spanish
Office
510 W Adams St
Plymouth, IN 46563
486 miles away
  • Spanish

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Credentials
  • University of Wyoming (Casper) Program
    RESIDENCY
  • Ben-Gurion University of the Negev Faculty of Health Sciences
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 2011

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center-Plymouth Campus
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Saint Joseph Regional Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2019)
  • Starke Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

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  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • Avera
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • 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
  • First Choice Health
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Hawaii Medical Service Association
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Indiana University Health Plan
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • PacificSource
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • Southeastern Indiana Health Organization
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • ValueOptions
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield