“We are committed to the large task of caring for our patients at all stages of their lives, from infancy to their nineties, with care that is comprehensive in scope but individually tailored to each person’s specific needs.”

Board Certification

  • Family Medicine



Misericordia Hospital Edmonton
Family Medicine
Edmonton, Alberta

Medical School

University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine
Doctor of Medicine
Calgary, Alberta

Hospital Affiliated With

Sentara Princess Anne Hospital


Dr. Blackwood received his medical degree from University of Calgary Faculty of Medicine in Calgary, Alberta, Canada in 1982 and achieved Board Certification in Family Medicine in 1984. Over the past 30+ years, Dr. Blackwood has dedicated his life to his wife, Catherine, his 10 children, and medicine.

Dr. Blackwood began practicing in Virginia Beach more than 20 years ago. In addition to family medicine his expertise also draws from more than two decades as an emergency room physician and he has been a faculty member of the Eastern Virginia Medical School for the past 20 years.

Known for his keen mind, extensive experience, and an uncommon breadth of medical skills, having worked in both rural and urban environments as a private medical practice physician, Dr. Blackwood:

  • Understands the challenges facing families today.
  • Understands how health issues affect family dynamics and how to better cope with them.
  • Has comprehensive medical knowledge in the areas of Family Medicine, Emergency Medicine, and Obstetrics.
  • Most noted is he is sought after among private doctors for his deep level of compassion and care for all of his patients.

Read more about our history here.