Dr. Charles A. Buzzanell, MD

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Specializes in Pain Medicine • Male • Age 59

3 Walden Ridge Dr Ste 100
Asheville, NC 28803
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Blue Ridge Pain Management
Blue Ridge Pain Management
3 Walden Ridge Dr Ste 100
Asheville, NC 28803
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    Dr. Buzzanell's Experience

    Specialties

    • Pain Medicine

    Board Certifications

    • Anesthesiology
    • Pain Medicine
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    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
    • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
    • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
    • Peripheral Nerve Block
    • Spinal Nerve Block
    • Steroid Injection
    • Trigger Point Injection
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    • Autoimmune Diseases
    • Autonomic Disorders
    • Back Pain
    • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
    • Bone Disorders
    • Brachial Plexus Palsy
    • Brain Disorders
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Fibromyalgia
    • Headache
    • Headache (incl. Migraine)
    • Intervertebral Disc Disease
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Knee Disorders
    • Low Back Pain
    • Migraine
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Postherpetic Neuralgia
    • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
    • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Scoliosis
    • Spinal Stenosis
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    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Disorders
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylitis
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Thoracic Spine Pain
    • Trigeminal Neuralgia
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    Background Check for Dr. Buzzanell

    0 Malpractice Claims

    • No malpractice history found for North Carolina.
    • Disciplinary action in another state  (11/16/2004)
    • Action Taken: Surrender
    • Summary: Dr. Charles Anton Buzzanell, Lic #MD-045542-E

      NATURE OF COMPLAINT

      The physician was disciplined by the North Carolina medical board.

      ACTION TAKEN

      License was voluntarily surrendered

    • State: Pennsylvania
    • Physical or Mental Condition  (11/1/2002)
    • Action Taken: Surrender
    • Summary: Dr. Charles Anton Buzzanell, Lic #0098-00481

      NATURE OF COMPLAINT

      In September 2002, Dr. Buzzanell authorized an ER physician to admit one of his patients, and later failed to remember and denied he had given the authorization. After another patient’s death, the medical examiner felt Dr. Buzzanell was less than forthcoming in discussing the patient’s surgery. Dr. Buzzanell relinquishes his license to practice pending an investigation or in lieu of disciplinary action.

      ACTION TAKEN

      Voluntary surrender of license

      09/16/03: Consent Order for License Reinstatement Dr. Buzzanell has now successfully completed evaluation and treatment at Ridgeview Institute for attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and has continued his treatment on an outpatient basis. He has a contract with the NCPHP who reports he is compliant.

      1. Dr. Buzzanell’s license is reissued to expire on 01/31/04
      2. He shall limit his practice to no more than 30 hours a week
      3. He shall restrict privileges to one local hospital
      4. He shall not implant intrathecal pumps or spinal column stimulators and tunneled catheter systems
      5. He shall continue his treatment with his healthcare providers, therapists, and support groups
      6. He shall maintain and abide by a contract with the NCPHP
      7. He must comply with other conditions

      12/18/03: Temporary license extended to expire 06/30/04.

      01/10/04: Consent Order Amendment

      Paragraph #2 now reads: He shall limit his practice to no more than 40 hours a week

      All other terms remain the same.

      05/20/04: Temporary license extended to expire 01/31/05.

      January 27,2005-Full Licensure Granted

      The Board has terminated all previous Consent Orders.

      The Physician holds a full and unrestricted license to practice medicine in North Carolina.

      October 17, 2007-Public File Amended

      The Board has granted the Physician's request to amend his 2003 Order.

      The medical examiner stated under oath that she did not speak to the Physician about the patient as described in the original Order.

    • State: North Carolina

    0 Board Actions

    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1984

    Residency Hospital

    National Naval Med Center
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Buzzanell & Staff

    • English
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    • 5 reviews

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    5 out of 5
    - in Candler, NC |

    Dr. Buzzanell is a very kind and caring doctor. He helped me when no one else could. I appreciate this medical practice and would recommend him to anyone who needs pain relief.

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    1 out of 5
    - in Waynesville, NC |

    I visited Dr Buzzanell for migraines. He recommended the SPG block. This did not work for me. He recommended and pushed this treatment again. When I declined, I was told that there is nothing more that they could do for me and recommended that I go to a headache specialist at Duke. He offered only the SPG block and nothing more for my migraines. What a waste of time and money.

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    1 out of 5
    - in Asheville, NC |

    I would consider another pain management facility, changed medical records from what they originally stated.

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    5 out of 5
    - in Candler, NC |

    My experience with Dr. Buzzanell and all staff in his office have been first class all the way. I worked for 35 years as a nurse and to say the least my body has paid for it. I would not give back those days of taking care of patients for anything. I have been left with very debilitating back and sciatica pain from arthritis and 2 back surgeries leaving scar tissue. I do not like taking pain pills. Dr. B is the third pain specialist I was sent too. I just wish we had started with him.

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    5 out of 5
    -Asheville, NC |

    Very knowledgeable and up to date on his field. Careful and thorough in treatments. Very proficient skill set with the procedures. I would recommend Dr. Buzzanell and his staff to all pain patients in the area.

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    Blue Ridge Pain Management
    3 Walden Ridge Dr Ste 100
    Asheville, NC 28803
    (828) 350-9310 (Office)
    (828) 350-9311 (Fax)
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