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Michael Blackwell, MD

Dr. Blackwell is an orthopedic surgeon in the Greater Houston area. He is affiliated with Houston Northwest Medical Center and 4 more hospitals.
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Dr. Blackwell saw more arthritis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackwell saw more osteoarthritis patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackwell saw more torn meniscus patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackwell saw more herniated disc patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackwell saw more rotator cuff tear patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackwell saw more sprained joint patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackwell saw pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackwell saw more sprained shoulder patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackwell saw more rotator cuff syndrome patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackwell saw more rotator cuff sprain patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackwell saw more back problems patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackwell saw more broken bone patients than 85% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackwell saw more spine condition patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackwell saw chondromalacia patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackwell saw more tennis elbow patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackwell saw more carpal tunnel syndrome patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackwell saw more sprained ankle patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackwell saw more broken arm patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackwell saw plantar fasciitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
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24 doctors
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Dr. Blackwell saw sprained wrist patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackwell saw trigger finger patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackwell saw more peripheral neuropathy patients than 75% of similar doctors in the Greater Houston area in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackwell saw neuropathy patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackwell saw gout patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
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Dr. Blackwell saw repetitive stress injury (RSI) patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.

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368 doctors
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Dr. Blackwell saw back pain patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackwell saw foot condition patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackwell saw tendon rupture patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.
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Dr. Blackwell saw broken foot patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.

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Dr. Blackwell saw tendonitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in the Greater Houston area. Learn more.

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Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Blackwell accepts.

Note: These are just estimates. We advise verifying the exact costs with your provider.

ACL surgery $2,008 – 24.1k
Broken forearm repair (non-surgical) $991 – 2,083
Broken forearm repair (surgical) $7,441 – 11.4k
Knee arthroscopy $4,110 – 8,397

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Locations

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

Tomball MRI DBA Tomball Medical Imaging
425 Holderrieth Blvd
Tomball, TX 77375
1,198 miles away
PET Imaging of Kingwood
22710 Professional Dr
Kingwood, TX 77339
1,180 miles away

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Credentials
  • University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston Program
    RESIDENCY
  • University of Texas Medical Branch School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1991

Hospital affiliations

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

  • Houston Northwest Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • Kingwood Medical Center
    A
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • St Luke's Hospital at the Vintage
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • Tomball Regional Medical Center
    C
    Hospital safety grade (Fall 2017)
  • Emil J Freireich Cancer Center
    Hospital safety grade not available

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
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hill Physicians
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Optima Health
  • PacificSource
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Priority Health
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Scott and White Health Plan
  • TRICARE
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Viva Health
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield