Jacob Blum, MD
Jacob Blum, MD, felt he could make the biggest contribution to people’s lives in family medicine. He believes in listening to the patient and asking the right questions. Dr. Blum practices preventive medicine, encouraging good dietary habits and regular exercise. His areas of expertise include:
High Blood Pressure
Acute Health Problems
A Family Physician is concerned with the total healthcare of the individual and the family and is trained to diagnose and treat a wide variety of ailments in patients of all ages. The Family Physician receives a broad range of training that includes adult medicine and care of the aged, the care of children, women’s health, maternity care, preventive medicine and behavioral science. Special emphasis is placed on the primary care of families, utilizing consultants and community resources when appropriate.
American Board of Family Medicine
Education & Training:
Bachelor of Science
McGill University, Montreal, Canada
1975 - 1978
Doctor of Medicine
Memorial University of Newfoundland, Newfoundland
1978 - 1982
Sunnybrook Hospital, Toronto
1982 - 1984
Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville
Legal Practice Name:
Baptist Primary Care, Inc
From the Doctor:
In 2013, my wife and I established our home in the Jacksonville area. We had slowly migrated south from Canada to Kentucky and finally to Florida, and were happy to leave our winter boots behind. We love the outdoors including walking our dogs, hiking and tennis. Scuba diving for treasure is my crazy distraction. Our three adult sons (and their significant others) enjoy visiting us on a regular basis, and no doubt enjoy the local beaches.
My practice style is to listen to the patient's concerns and symptoms, arrive at my diagnosis with the examination, and confirm with medical testing, as indicated. An open discussion of the findings and conclusions with the patient helps establish a level of comfort and understanding. In this way, we move forward, as a team, to establish an optimal approach and outcome.