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Susan P. Blackford, MD

Susan Blackford

Integrative Medicine Physician

I enjoy partnering with patients on lifestyle modification and managing complex medical issues using both conventional and complementary approaches. I have a special interest in mind-body medicine. I started my medical career with seven years in private practice in Green Bay, Wisconsin. I provided office-based, hospital, and nursing home care. I was one of few female primary care practitioners in that area, so my practice filled with women who wanted an alternative approach to menopausal treatment. This sparked my interest in integrative medicine. In 2002, my family and I set off for the warmer climate of North Carolina, a more ethnically diverse population, and a longer growing season. I joined Durham Medical Center, a part of Duke Primary Care. In 2008, I received the Bravewell Fellowship scholarship award, and completed a fellowship in Dr. Andrew Weil’s Program in Integrative Medicine through the University of Arizona and Duke Integrative Medicine in 2010. In 2012, I helped start the Duke Integrative Primary Care Program.


  • Internal Medicine
  • Primary Care- new and return
  • Annual physicals and routine gynecologic care
  • Medicare Annual Wellness visits
  • Trained in Integrative Health Coaching
  • Trained in medical hypnotherapy


  • MD, Duke University School of Medicine, 1991
  • Internal Medicine, University of Virginia Hospital, 1991-1994
  • Integrative Medicine, University of Arizona, 2010
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