Dr. Reid Blackwelder

Family Medicine
Kingsport, TN
36 years experience male

Locations

Office

Kingsport, TN

Address

201 Cassel Dr, Kingsport, TN
Directions

My office hours

Saturday: Closed
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Insurances accepted

Blue Cross Blue Shield Of Tennessee

Aetna Life Insurance Company

UnitedHealthcare

About

Bio

I am originally from Atlanta, GA, but consider Northeast Tennessee home now. I graduated from Haverford College in Pennsylvania and received my medical degree from Emory University School of Medicine, cum laude. After completing my residency and a teaching fellowship at the Medical College of Georgia, I became "a simple country doctor" in Trenton, GA, a town of 1400. This experience opened my eyes as to how much fun practicing medicine can be, as well as revealed how bizarrely our medical education system is structured. I decided to return to an academic setting to try to change what I could from within the system. I actively see patients in the office, have a hospital practice, do OB, teach medical students and Family Medicine residents and take call. I am always looking to integrate different healing systems when caring for my patients, and routinely prescribe botanical and allopathic medications, discuss exercise and nutritional issues, explore a person's emotional and spiritual support systems, and refer to other healers.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Holistic Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Preventive Medicine

Doctor Q&A

832 Answers
925 Agrees
The number of answers this doctor has agreed with.
A 37-year-old male asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Ignore: Lower legs hurting? Do wall push-ups to ease pain Caused by tight heel cords.
A 19-year-old female asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Be seen: Many different things can cause lymph nodes to be swollen, and many are benign. However your family history is concerning and you are worried. I think ... Read More
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A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Reid Blackwelder
36 years experience Family Medicine
Just start!: The way to get back junto shape is to start exercising! start low and go slow so as not to overdo it. But perhaps walking, bicycling, gentle body weig ... Read More
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Mar 28, 2014
Our current AAFP president. If this MD has the trust of the majority of FM doctors in the nation....you can trust him with his answers. Thank you for your leadership. To the future of DPC:)...am su...Read More
Feb 21, 2013
I was taught by Dr Blackwelder in medical school and still remember his words of wisdom and his love of family medicine and wellness
Sep 10, 2013
A fantastic and dedicated physician. Great answers and very helpful! Thank you!
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Dear Dr. Blackwelder, Thank you for mentioning that a headache does not have to be present. We had quite an extensive series of tests conducted a year and ago when CVS was first diagnosed, including ...Read More
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thank you. its my daughter she has been having a cough on and off for weeks now. she has been to the doctor twice now and he has just givin her cough meds. now her right side of her face has swollen a...Read More
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Thank you, the doctor moved my arm up above my head, triggering the pain in my neck, which at the same time causes the pain up my neck and into my ear. She did check my ears and said they were fine.

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Emory University School of Medicine, GA
Graduated 1984MD

Residency

MEDICAL COLLEGE OF GA HOSPITALS AND CLINICS
Completed 1987

Awards

2008 AAFP Teacher of the Year
2010 Caduceus Club Mentor of the Year
2000 Gold Humanism in Medicine

Affiliations

Quillen College of Medicine
American Academy of Family Physicians
Wellmont holston Valley Hospital and Medical Center
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