JACOB L. BLAKE, MD, ABA, BC

INTERVENTIONAL PAIN SPECIALIST

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.

Dr. Blake Specialties

Pain management using ESIs, RFA, Nerve Blocks, Sympathetic Blocks, Neurostimulation, Intrathecal Drug Delivery, MILD.

  • ESIs
  • RFA
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neurostimulation
  • Intrathecal Drug Delivery
  • MILD

Dr. Blake is available for appointments at these office Locations:

RENO, NV

Sierra Neurosurgery Group
5590 Kietzke Lane
Reno, NV 89511

Dr. Blake Curriculum

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Professional Experience

October 2012-Present
Interventional Pain Specialist Sierra Neurosurgery Group Reno, Nevada

July 2009-September 2012
Anesthesiologist
Columbia Anesthesia Group Vancouver, Washington

August 2009-August 2012
Pain Management Specialist
Southwest Washington Interventional Pain Clinic Vancouver, Washington

January 1999-August 2000
Emergency Department Technician St. Mary’s Hospital
Reno, Nevada

July 1998-August 2000
Research Technician, Molecular Biology Lab, Dr. Gary Blomquist, University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada

 

Education

2008-2009
Interventional Pain Management Fellowship University of California, San Diego
San Diego, California

2005-2008
Anesthesiology Residency University of California, San Diego San Diego, California

2004-2005
Internal Medicine Internship St Mary’s Hospital
San Francisco, California

2000-2004
M.D.
University of Nevada School of Medicine Reno, Nevada

1994-1999
B.S. Biochemistry University of Nevada, Reno
Reno, Nevada

Certifications

2012
Certified in Advanced Cardiovascular Life Support

2009
Certified by American Board of Anesthesiology, Anesthesiology

2009
Certified by American Board of Anesthesiology, Pain Medicine

Honors

2007-2008
Chief Resident
UCSD Department of Anesthesiology

2008
Golden Needle Award: Regional Anesthesia Resident of the Year.
UCSD Anesthesiology Dept.

Hospital Affiliations

Renown Regional Medical Center, Reno, Nevada

Renown South Meadows Medical Center, Reno, Nevada

Renown Rehabilitation Center, Reno, Nevada

Summit Surgery Center, Reno, Nevada

Quail Surgery Center, Reno, Nevada

Medical Licensure

Nevada

California

Oregon

Washington

Continuing Medical Education

2008
Fellows Neurostimulation Course (Boston Scientific)

2010
Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression Didactic Course (Vertos)

Publications and Oral Presentations

Site of Pheromone Biosynthesis and Isolation of HMG-CoA Reductase cDNA in the Cotton Boll Weevil, Anthonomus grandis.A Taban, J. Fu, J.Blake, C. Tittiger, G. Blomquist. Archives of Insect Biochemistry and Physiology. 2006. Vol 61: 153-163.

A Biologically-Realistic Computational Model of Neocortical Speech Perception. Beirkamper Oral Presentation, Aug, 2002. Mentor: Philip Goodman, M.D. Internal Medicine, UNSOM

Continuous Spinal Analgesia and Anesthesia after Accidental Dural Puncture in the Parturient. Blake J, Minokadesh A, Kuczkowski K. Arch Gynecol Obstet. 2007 Apr 19. Western Anesthesia Research Conference (WARC) presentation, March 2007. Sacramento, CA.

Is the First ‘On the Table” Blood Pressure Representative of Baseline Blood Pressure? Blake J, Drummond JC, Schulteis G., Patel Piyush. Western Anesthesia Research Conference (WARC) poster presentation, March 2008. Seattle, WA. ASA and SNACC poster presentation , Oct. 2008. Orlando, FL.

Interventional Pain Medicine in the Era of Evidence Based Medicine. 2nd Annual Spine Symposium, Feb 26th, 2011. Vancouver, WA.

Perioperative Management of the Chronic Pain Patient, Columbia Anesthesiology Group – CME presentation, 2011.

“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.”