Family Medicine

Complete Family Medicine Center

Blackwood Family Medicine offers many medical services, but our aim is to provide complete family healthcare.

We target the body and mind, from birth to the twilight years, and from head to toe.

  • Wellness and Preventive Care
  • Annual Health Exams
  • Physical Exams [More Information]
  • Chronic Disease Management (i.e. Diabetes)
  • Pediatrics
  • Immunizations
  • Women’s Health Care
  • Mental Health

Not a Typical Family Physicians Clinic

Urgent care and family practice at one location.

We are a complete family medical center with urgent care and family practice at one location. Our patients benefit from our same day appointments when an illness or injury needs fast attention.

Always call 9-1-1 or go directly to a hospital emergency room if you are unstable or have a serious injury or illness. An urgent care clinic will not be properly equipped to treat these conditions.

Compassionate Family Practice Physicians

It is important our patients understand that our goal at Blackwood Family Medicine is to provide the best medical care possible to everyone. We never want our patients to feel neglected or rushed when being seen at our office. Our practitioners are excellent diagnosticians and want to give patients a thorough examination.

We know your time is valuable and appreciate your loyalty as a patient. Our primary care family practice is dedicated to providing personalized care.

There are occasions when our family practice doctors must attend to patient emergencies. This may cause a delay in seeing patients with scheduled appointments at our office. We hope you will be as compassionate toward our doctors and their commitment to all patients as you expect them to be with you. Our physicians strive to be your best family doctor.

Scheduling The Time You Need With Your Family Medical Doctor

When calling to make an appointment at Blackwood Family Medicine, please tell the scheduler all of the issues you wish to discuss with your doctor. This allows us to dedicate the appropriate amount of time you may need with your practitioner to address all of your concerns. If you have a number of concerns to address, it may require more than one appointment. We promise to work together to meet your needs.

Specialist Referrals

In the event that your illness or injury requires a more in-depth diagnosis or treatment, Blackwood Family Medicine will coordinate with you and your insurance to get you referred to a specialist and facilitate appointments with other healthcare providers.

Dr. Blackwood has spent more than 20 years in practice developing relationships with specialists in the Hampton Roads area. This means he is connected to an extensive network of trusted physicians and healthcare professionals across all specialties.

You can feel reassured we will only refer you to physicians or groups of physicians that have proven to us their high qualities and standards of care are worthy of Blackwood Family Medicine patients. We will also track along with your specialists’ care plan and follow up with you regularly.

Prescription Medication and Renewals

Warning: Over the counter and prescription medications can be harmful if misused.

Medication prescribed for treating an acute illness or chronic condition must be monitored at regular intervals by a licensed physician for several major reasons.

First, to determine if you still need the medication therapy; second, to ensure the medication is resulting in the desired effect; third, to check the dosage and frequency are accurate or if your medication therapy requires a change; fourth, to make sure you are not experiencing any complications or dangerous side effects.

For the safety of our patients, it is the established policy of Blackwood Family Medicine that we do not renew prescriptions over the telephone. Any prescription renewals will require an office visit.

Please remember to schedule your appointment well in advance of running out of your medication in case you need lab or blood work prior to your renewal.

We are happy to provide hard copy prescriptions for pharmacy or mail order use as well as call in your medication needs to your local pharmacy. We will authorize the appropriate amount of refills to see you through to your next check up.

Immunizations for Adults

We can provide the following vaccine boosters and immunizations: (also see our Physical Exams page)

  • Annual flu shots for all ages
  • Annual pneumonia shots
  • Tetanus and Dyptheria boosters (every 10 years)
  • Shingles vaccine (after 60)

Vaccines for traveling abroad are available:

  • Hepatitis A and B
  • Malaria Prophylaxis

If you require any other travel-related inoculations, we can make recommendations.