Jacob L. Blake, MD
Specialty: Pain management using ESIs, RFA, Nerve Blocks, Sympathetic Blocks, Neurostimulation, Intrathecal Drug Delivery, MILD
From a young age Jacob Blake knew he wanted to help others.
Inspired by the example set by his mother who provided legal counsel to the poor, he saw early on the positive influence one person could have on the lives of others.
Dr. Blake’s innate scientific curiosity drew him to the medical field. He enrolled at the University of Nevada School of Medicine where he developed a further interest in pharmacology and physiology. After a residency in anesthesiology at University of California, San Diego (UCSD)–where he was both Chief Resident and Regional Anesthesia Resident of the Year–Dr. Blake knew he had found his calling.
At Sierra Neurosurgery Group, Dr. Blake helps patients manage both acute and chronic pain. His practice is founded upon the core values of understanding, respect, and trust. He spends a good deal of his clinical time listening to patients in order to understand their experience both medically and emotionally and works with them to develop a custom treatment plan.
Among the tools in Dr. Blake’s pain management arsenal are the use of epidural steroid injections (ESI), radiofrequency ablation (RFA), nerve blocks, sympathetic blocks, neurostimulation, intrathecal drug delivery (pump), intrathecal infusion systems (for cancer patients) and minimally invasive lumbar decompression (MILD).
Originally from Denver, Colorado, Dr. Blake moved to Carson City, Nevada when he was 15. He is licensed to practice medicine in Nevada, California, Oregon and Washington.
“As a physician I am aware of the subtleties involved in medical care. Dr Blake and his team are excellent.”
“Dr Blake is very attentive and takes the time to get to know his patients. He really cares not only about your injury but how you’re doing in general. It’s very nice to have a doctor who cares about your general well being.”
“I love Dr Blake! He is very easy to talk to. Everyone in the office is GREAT!”
“Dr. Blake is a wise and comforting pain specialist who knows his stuff! I always feel better after seeing him and that’s because of his communication skills; I understand what my options are and feel informed enough to make decisions in my best interests. As long as I am in Reno he’ll be my doctor I hope!”
“Dr. Blake is the best doctor I’ve ever had!”
“I give Dr. Blake and his PA the highest rating. They LISTENED to me and gave me the respect that I knew what I was talking about with my back pain. I will be referring him to my friends & family.”
“Dr Blake is one of the finest physicians I have ever known! Very professional yet very caring & sympathetic when he needs to be! Always knowledgeable about my condition & what needs to be done! I have utmost trust in him & respect for him as a doctor & as a person! I am always careful to follow his directions because I do not ever want to risk losing him & his caring staff! That would be worse than my pain… Lol!”
“Extremely intelligent welcoming kind caring great listener can’t say enough to express how valued I felt as a “first visit” patient with Dr. Blake.”
“Dr. Blake is very knowledgeable and compassionate. I truly feel lucky to have him in my pain management corner.”
“He took the time to totally understand all the medical issues that I have and presented a clear cut approach to resolving them. I actually felt he was connected and knew his stuff!!!”
“Dr. Blake has a great bedside manner. I wouldn’t trust anyone else.”