About Roger Blake MD
Roger Blake MD is board certified by the American Board of Surgery. He is the founder and CEO of Blake Surgical Association in Cleveland, Mississippi. He has over two decades of surgical and general medical experience and has dedicated his life to helping others who are less fortunate than himself. He is also passionate about other peoples’ healthcare rights and is a renowned public speaker.
One thing that Roger is sure about is how badly he has always wanted to be a physician. When he was seven years old, his mother was pregnant with his younger sister and he would go along to the hospital for the prenatal visits. He found himself fascinated by hospitals and doctors and immediately knew it was the path he wanted to pursue.
After high school, he began his higher education at the University of Miami, where he earned his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He then continued on to receive his Doctor of Medicine degree at the same institution. He completed both his general surgery residency program and his surgical critical care residency program at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas. As an avid reader, he is constantly keeping up to date on the latest technology, especially in the area of laparoscopic surgery.
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Although Roger Blake MD is fully qualified to perform standard operations, whenever possible, he emphasizes the importance of minimally invasive procedures. He strongly believes in reducing the stress and pain endured by patients undergoing surgery. He stands apart from other specialists in his field, not only because of his ground-breaking beliefs, but also because of his level of commitment to doctor-patient care and his ability to relate to people on a humanitarian level.
Getting to know his patients and being able to provide them with high-quality care, as well as a sense of comfort, has been very gratifying for him and very rewarding throughout his career. Roger Blake MD loves the fact that he has a personal relationship with each and every one of his patients. The connection he feels with people makes him more than just a physician, he is also their friend. The reason he enjoys working in rural communities instead of urban is that a lot of people in the bigger communities treat surgical patients like an assembly line. There are very few personal touches because it’s treated like a business. Most physicians don’t even know their patients’ names. In smaller communities, people know their surgeons more intimately and have the comfort and knowledge that they are sincerely being looked after, even beyond their hospital stay.