Roger Blake MD is a surgeon and general physician who resides in Cleveland, Mississippi.
He is board certified by the American Board of Surgery and is the Chief Executive Officer and Owner of Blake Surgical Association. He has over twenty years of surgical and general medical experience and he passionately believes in a kinder, more compassionate healthcare system that benefits the less fortunate. In addition to his impressive medical career, his feelings about modern-day laparoscopic techniques and patient care have led him on a path of public speaking.
Roger has known since the young age of seven that he wanted to go into the world of medicine. He used to accompany his mother on her prenatal visits when she was pregnant with his sister and he instantly felt at home in a hospital setting. He knew that was an industry he wanted to be a part of.
After graduating from high school, Roger Blake MD began pursuing his higher education. He enrolled at the University of Miami, where he received his Bachelor of Science degree in Biology. He felt an affinity for the school and stayed on to receive his Doctor of Medicine at the same institution. Both of his residency programs – his general surgery residency program and his surgical critical care residency program – were conducted in Dallas at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center. Not one to relax in his learning, he is constantly reading about the latest technology, especially when it comes to minimally invasive surgery.
While he is fully qualified to perform traditional operations, whenever possible, Roger Blake MD tries to minimize his patients’ levels of fear and discomfort by encouraging minimally invasive procedures. He also takes the time to learn about his patients as human beings, which profoundly sets him apart from other surgeons in his field. He is well-known for his doctor-patient camaraderie and superior bedside manner.
And it isn’t only his patients who benefit from his methodologies. He wouldn’t have it any other way. One of the main reasons that he has chosen to work in smaller, rural communities is the closeness he feels with the community. In a larger city, the world of medicine is performed more like a business, with people being regarded as numbers on a page instead of people. Roger Blake MD cherishes each and every relationship he has with the people he gets to treat.