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Kara Blackmer, PA

Physician Assistant

Kara Blackmer, PA Office and Other Patient Information

Advanced Practice Providers

Nurse Practitioners (APRNs) and Physician Assistants (PAs) are an important part of the Baptist Health team and help us increase timely access to care.

You'll see these advanced practice providers caring for patients in a variety of medical specialties at doctor's offices, hospitals, outpatient centers and emergency rooms. They have advanced medical education and work closely with physicians to diagnose and treat patients, and even prescribe medication.

Kara Blackmer, PA Biography and Info

Kara Blackmer, RD, MPAS, PA-C is a board-certified Registered Dietitian and Physician Assistant. She began her career in healthcare 12 years ago with a passion for learning about the science behind the effects of nutrition on health. After working for several years as a clinical dietitian she decided to expand her knowledge beyond nutrition and branch into medicine.

  • Congenital Cardiac Surgery
  • Pediatric Critical Care
  • Extracorporeal Membrane Oxygenation (ECMO)


  • Cardiovascular Surgery Extender


  • Physician Assistant


  • National Commission on Certification of Physician Assistants


  • English

Hospital Affiliation

  • Wolfson Children's Hospital
  • Baptist Medical Center Jacksonville

Legal Practice Name

  • Nemours Children’s Health

Ages Treated

  • Infant
  • Toddler
  • Teen

Kara Blackmer, PA Additional Information

Education & Training

  • Bachelor of Science - University

    Long Island Univ., Brooklyn Ctr. - Brooklyn , NY

    2004 – 2007

  • Bachelor of Science - Undergraduate

    Long Island University - Brookville , NY

    2004 – 2007

  • (Other) - Internship

    Stony Brook University Medical Center - Stoney Brook , NY

    2007 – 2009

  • University

    Stony Brook University Medical Center - Stoney Brook , NY

    2007 – 2009

  • Internship

    Stony Brook University - Stony Brook , NY

    2007 – 2008

  • Master's Degree in Physician Assistant - Medical School

    Massachusetts College of Pharmacy & Health Science - Worcester , MA

    2013 – 2014

  • Master's Degree in Physician Assistant - Graduate

    MCPHS University - Manchester , NH

    2013 – 2014