Susan Blackford, MD

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Susan Blackford, MD

Susan Blackford was born in Concord N.H. She graduated from Wellesley College in 1984 and then worked for 3 years at the Boston VA Medical Center doing research on patients with memory disorders, primarily Korsakoff Syndrome.

Susan then headed south to North Carolina and Duke University for medical school. Realizing that she wanted to focus on care of the whole patient rather than specializing, she completed a residency in General Internal Medicine at University of Virginia. After residency, she and her husband and 3 cats traveled to Green Bay, WI, Berlin NH and Gallop NM doing locum tenens. They then settled in her husband’s hometown of Green Bay and had 2 children.

In Green Bay, Susan was one of few female primary care practitioners. Her practice quickly filled with women seeking an alternative approach to menopausal treatment and more open mindedness to alternative practices in general.

After seven years in Wisconsin, she and her family set off for the warmer climate of North Carolina for a more ethnically diverse population and a longer growing season. Currently Susan practices at Durham Medical Center, which is part of Duke Primary Care.

When not at her busy Internal Medicine Practice, Susan enjoys organic gardening, running, knitting, and starting more home projects than she can finish. She has recently taken up white water kayaking. She also enjoys traveling to Central and South America with her husband and family on scouting trips for her husband’s birdwatching tours.