Dr. Blend personalizes his help to patients as individuals, looking toward prevention of health problems, as well as considering a variety of treatments--not all just standard pharmaceutical treatments-- to deal with any health issues. He considers the patient's lifestyle (nutrition, types and extent of exercise, and emotional outlook) as well as body chemistry (hormone balances, environmental influences, etc., as they affect that individual.) He then advises beneficial changes. He takes time to consider and answer each patient's questions and concerns, even pausing to consider consequences, using his expert integrative knowledge of the body with its interacting internal systems as a whole. (He's not just a compartmentalizing "body parts" type of doctor.) He actually practices the art of medicine.
He is friendly, but gives frank and clear advice without condescension. leaving the patient feeling comfortable to communicate.
Seven years ago, when we retired and searched for a personal physician with an individualized and integrative-type of philosophy and practice, we were fortunate to find Dr. Blend, who welcomes my husband and me to sit in on each of our visits as a couple, if we choose to do so.
I am so glad I (we) have Dr. Blend right here in Manatee County. He has helped us achieve and maintain good health, and I highly recommend him.