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James Bledsoe, DO

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South Ogden Family Medicine | Ogden Clinic
5740 Crestwood Dr Ogden, UT 84405
801-479-7771

Specialties

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine

Procedures / Treatments

  • Abscess Draining Ogden Clinic physicians diagnose and treat abscesses often, usually through draining the sore. Abscesses are not difficult to drain but should be drained professionally. Schedule an appointment today if you have a sore larger than 1 cm or if it continues to grow.
  • ADHD Carefully monitored medication combined with cognitive-behavioral therapy helps to improve ADD/ADHD in children and adults.
  • Asthma Management Asthma management will involve taking your prescribed medication as directed by your Ogden Clinic physician and avoiding known asthma triggers
  • Casting Orthopedic casting is the most effective way to treat a fracture or a broken bone. Ogden Clinic specialists use cotton and fiberglass bandages to immobilize injuries and promote recovery.
  • Cholesterol Management A treatment plan designed by a healthcare provider to lower a patient’s cholesterol level. A plan includes recommendations for improved lifestyle, diet, weight, and physical activity. Other risk factors are also assessed that can affect a patient’s cholesterol level. In some cases, cholesterol-lowering medications may also provide additional benefit to managing a healthy cholesterol level. Cholesterol management also involves decreasing the LDL cholesterol (“bad” cholesterol) and making sure HDL (“good” cholesterol) is at recommended levels. Patients and healthcare professionals work together to help improve and maintain heart health and reduce the risk for cardiovascular disease and stroke.
  • Congestive Heart Failure Congestive heart failure occurs when the heart does not pump enough oxygen to meet the body’s needs. When the heart’s pumping power decreases it can cause fatigue, shortness of breath, swelling, and other symptoms. Experts at Ogden Clinic are trained to diagnose and manage congestive heart failure.
  • Diabetes Treatments related to diabetes and how the body handles blood sugar.
  • Diabetes Education Third party training and support for a patient's diabetes self-management and overall health.
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG) Test EKG testing is used to check the heart’s electrical activity. The test can help determine the cause of unexplained chest pain or pressure, diagnose diseases, or check the heart health of patients with existing heart conditions.
  • Fractures A fracture is a broken bone. A bone may be completely fractured or partially fractured in any number of ways (crosswise, lengthwise, in multiple pieces). It can be treated through a variety of means.
  • Hormone Management Hormone therapy refers to either estrogen or progesterone treatment used to ease menopause symptoms. Estrogen/progesterone therapy effectively relieves hot flashes, vaginal dryness and disturbed sleep patterns.
  • Hypertension High blood pressure is another word for the condition. Blood pressure measures the force against artery walls as the heart pumps blood through the body.
  • Ingrown Toenail Our providers can address ingrown toenails that are infected or painful.
  • Intravenous Therapy Intravenous (within-vein) is the fastest way to deliver medications throughout the body. This method is used to correct electrolyte imbalances, perform blood transfusion, or as fluid replacement for dehydration.
  • IUD An IUD, also known as an intrauterine contraceptive device, is inserted via the vaginal canal into the uterus to prevent conception.
  • Joint Injections Also known as intra-articular injections (steroid or other medication) that is injected into a joint to treat inflammatory joint conditions (arthritis, tendinitis, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, etc.).
  • Laceration Repair Minor skin wounds such as animal bites and deep punctures can be repaired in-office. Depending on the nature/size of the laceration, our professionals will use sutures, staples, or tissue adhesives in an outpatient setting.
  • Mental Health Mental health disorders including depression and anxiety can be improved with cognitive-behavioral therapy, relaxation techniques, lifestyle coaching, and closely-monitored medication to regulate serotonin in the brain.
  • Mole Biopsy Suspicious moles should be evaluated by a medical professional who can determine if they are cancerous. During mole biopsy, all or part of the mole is removed for laboratory analysis.
  • Pulmonary Aspiration A pulmonary aspiration occurs when foreign objects (liquids, food, vomit, saliva) enter the lungs. Treatment includes following the therapies recommended by your Ogden Clinic healthcare professional, including possibly undergoing a swallowing study.
  • Spirometry Test Spirometry is a test used to measure the amount of air inhaled and exhaled. This test is used to assess how well the lungs are functioning.
  • Wart Removal Painful or embarrassing warts can be removed several ways. We perform cryotherapy, chemical peels, or even minor surgery to remove warts. Medication is also effective depending on the size and type of wart.
  • Well Child Checkups The American Academy of Pediatrics (AAP) developed a set of comprehensive health guidelines for well-child care that are conducted during well child checkups. These routine visits include growth and development monitoring, preventative care, and vaccinations if needed.

Education

Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center
Andrews Air Force Base – Residency, 2002

Malcolm Grow USAF Medical Center
Andrews Air Force Base – Internship, 2000

Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences
D.O. – 1999

Brigham Young University
B.S. Molecular Biology – 1995

Experience

Ogden Clinic | South Ogden Family Medicine
South Ogden, Utah – 2016 to Present

South Ogden Center for Family Medicine
South Ogden, Utah – 2010 to 2016

75th Medical Group
Hill Air Force Base, Utah – 2009 to 2010

15th Medical Group
Hickam Air Force Base, Hawaii – 2006 to 2009

9th Medical Group
Beale Air Force Base, California – 2002 to 2006

Interests

Dr. Jim Bledsoe is a family physician living in South Ogden. He enjoys the broad spectrum of family medicine: caring for newborns, the elderly, and everyone in between. Dr. Bledsoe earned his Bachelor’s degree from Brigham Young University and attended medical school at Kansas City University of Medicine and Biosciences. Following graduation, he was commissioned as an officer in the US Air Force where he served as a physician for 11 years.

Dr. Bledsoe joined South Ogden Center for Family Medicine in 2010. His clinical interests are diabetes, high blood pressure, cholesterol disorders, depression, anxiety, asthma and allergies, sports injuries, and skin disease. Currently, Dr. Bledsoe serves as Chief of Family Medicine at Ogden Regional Medical Center where he sees patients of all ages.

Jim grew up in Huntington Beach, California. He and his wife Angie have five children. In his free time, he enjoys skiing, surfing, building custom skateboards, genealogy, and triathlons. He is also fluent in Spanish.

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Meet Dr. James Bledsoe

James Bledsoe served as a military doctor for 11 years before beginning his clinical practice. Because of this, he enjoys seeing patients with acute conditions like sports injuries. Dr. Bledsoe also discusses mood and sleep disorders–two other areas of interest he enjoys treating.

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South Ogden Family Medicine | Ogden Clinic
5740 Crestwood Dr Ogden, UT 84405
801-479-7771


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