Bill Blessington, MD
Dr. Bill Blessington is passionate about teaching people how to live healthier lives. He views every patient visit as an opportunity to offer empathy and compassion and nurture a lasting partnership. He supports patients’ mental and physical well-being, working together with them to develop creative solutions that help them reach their goals.
Dr. Blessington sees adults of all ages. He has a special interest in using collaborative care to treat depression and help people better manage chronic diseases. With this approach, primary care and mental health provide integrated support that can include short-term counseling, medication, and education. Dr. Blessington is also interested in using harm-reduction strategies for opioid use disorder treatments and teaching medical residents.
A graduate of the University of California, Santa Barbara, Dr. Blessington holds a bachelor of science in microbiology. He earned a doctor of medicine at the American University of the Caribbean in St. Maarten. He completed his residency at the State University of New York (SUNY) Downstate Medical Center in Brooklyn, New York.
During his time at SUNY, Dr. Blessington had the privilege of caring for underserved patients. He continues to look for opportunities to identify and fix disparities in health care. He was a founding member of the Miami chapter of Happy Period, which provides menstrual hygiene kits to girls and women.
Dr. Blessington and his wife have two children. The family enjoys traveling, visiting parks, and swimming together. He spends his spare time hiking, cooking, shooting hoops, playing and writing stories for role-playing games, and reading fantasy novels. He once snowboarded down New Zealand’s Mount Ruapehu—the same slopes that were used to film Mount Doom in Lord of the Rings.