William Blackshear Jr., MD

William Blackshear Jr., MD, FACS

Vascular Surgery Saint Petersburg, FL

President, Prescription Health Network LLC

Office Address

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  • 7292 4th St N
    Suite B
    Saint Petersburg, FL 33702
    Phone: (727) 896-8149
    Fax: (727) 823-8606

Dr. Blackshear's Clinical Specialties & Interests

  • Vascular Surgery: General Vascular Surgery
  • Clinical Interests: Bariatric Medicine

Dr. Blackshear's Faculty Appointments & Work History

  • Attending SurgeonNorthside Hospital
    St. Petersburg, FL
  • Attending SurgeonEdward White Hospital
    St. Petersburg, FL
  • Attending SurgeonColumbia St. Petersburg Medical Center
    St. Petersburg, FL
  • Attending SurgeonColumbia University General Hospital
    Seminole, FL
  • Attending SurgeonSunCoast Hospital
    Largo, FL
  • Attending SurgeonColumbia Clearwater Community Hospital
    Clearwater, FL
  • Attending SurgeonMease Hospital
    Dunedin, FL
  • Attending SurgeonHealthSouth Rehabilitation Hospital
    Largo, FL
  • DirectorLargo Medical Center
    Largo, FL
    Director (1992-2000); Attending Surgeon (1992-2002)
  • Consulting SurgeonBay Pines Veterans Administration Medical Center
    Bay Pines, FL
  • Attending SurgeonMemorial Hospital
    Tampa, FL
  • Attending SurgeonUniversity Community Hospital
    Tampa, FL
  • Attending SurgeonJames A. Haley Veterans Administration Medical Center
    Tampa, FL
  • Assistant Professor of SurgeryUniversity of South Florida
    Tampa, FL
    Assistant Professor of Surgery (1979-1983); Chief, Peripheral Vascular Surgery (1979-1989); Associate Professor of Surgery (1983-1992);
  • Consulting SurgeonUSAF Regional Hospital
    MacDill Air Force Base, FL
  • Attending SurgeonTampa General Hospital
    Tampa, FL
  • InstructorTulane University Affiliated Hospitals
    New Orleans, LA
  • Medical OfficerU.S. Naval Academy
    Annapolis, MD
  • Medical OfficerUSN MCB-5

Dr. Blackshear's Education & Medical Training

  • University of WashingtonUniversity of WashingtonFellowship, Vascular Surgery
  • Tulane UniversityTulane UniversityResidency, General Surgery
  • Denver General HospitalDenver General HospitalInternship, General Surgery
  • Tulane Univ Sch of MedTulane University School of MedicineMedical School, MD, AOA,
  • Duke UniversityDuke UniversityOther Training, BS, Chemistry

Dr. Blackshear's Certifications & Licensure

  • PA State Medical LicensePA State Medical LicenseActive through 2012
  • AL State Medical LicenseAL State Medical LicenseActive through 2012
  • NE State Medical LicenseNE State Medical LicenseActive through 2014
  • MN State Medical LicenseMN State Medical LicenseActive through 2013
  • FL State Medical LicenseFL State Medical LicenseActive through 2013
  • IA State Medical LicenseIA State Medical LicenseActive through 2013
  • AZ State Medical LicenseAZ State Medical LicenseActive through 2013
  • American Board of SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgerySurgery, 1978
  • American Board of SurgeryAmerican Board of SurgeryVascular Surgery, 1983

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Dr. Blackshear's Awards, Honors, & Recognition

  • Society for Vascular SurgeryDistinguished FellowSociety for Vascular Surgery, 2003
  • Tulane University Owl ClubResident TeachingTulane University Owl Club, 1977
  • United States Navy Achievement1972
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Dr. Blackshear's Publications & Presentations


  • Ultrasonic Evaluation of Patients with Carotid Disease.Blackshear, W.M., Jr., and Grizzard, W.S, Joint Meeting of the XXIV International Congress of Ophthalmology and The American Academy
  • Selective Use of Segmental Doppler Pressures and Color Duplex Imaging in the Localization of Arterial Occlusive Disease of the Lower Extremity.AbuRahma, Ali F. and S. Kahn, M.S. II, 18th Annual Meeting of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, Hyatt Gainey Ranch, Scottsdale
  • Surgical Sympathectomy for Sympathetic-Maintained Pain Syndromes-Results of a Contemporary Multidisciplinary Treatment Program.Gupta, A.K., Bandyk, D.F., Kirkpatrick, A.F., Kruse, B., Johnson, B.L. and Gonsalves, C, 21st Annual meeting of the Southern Association for Vascular Surgery, Hotel del Coronado, Coronado
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  • Parenteral and Enteral Nutritional Support.Hillsborough County Pharmaceutical Association, Memorial Hospital, Tampa, Florida
  • The Relationship Between Doppler Frequency, Carotid Stenosis, and Pressure Gradients.The Eighth Annual Meeting of the Peripheral Vascular Surgery Club
  • Advantages of Continuous Electroencephalographic Monitoring During Carotid Artery Surgery.XVI World Congress of the International Society for Cardiovascular Surgery
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Dr. Blackshear's Professional Memberships

  • Distinguished FellowSociety for Vascular Surgery - SVSDistinguished Fellow
  • FellowAmerican College of Surgeons - ACSFellow
  • MemberAmerican Society of Bariatric Physicians - ASBPMember
  • MemberSouthern Association of Vascular SurgeryMember
  • Past PresidentFlorida Vascular SocietyPast President
  • MemberSociety of Endovascular SpecialistsMember
  • MemberSociety for Clinical Vascular SurgeryMember

Hospital Affiliations

Insurance Accepted

  • ODS Network
  • United Healthcare - Direct Choice Plus POS
  • United Healthcare - Direct Options PPO

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