Dr. Anthony Russell, MD


Pain Medicine | Male

525 Samaritans Ridge Ct Elkin, NC 28621 Get Directions
Dr. Anthony Russell, MD
Dr. Anthony Russell, MD is a pain medicine doctor who practices in Elkin, NC. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 30 years.

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in Gainesville, FL |
Hard to get a hold of, staff doesn't return calls promptly, or at all on occasion. Recently had a discrepancy due to him making a common error, but I was left to talk with only two secretary's about the matter. Still waiting a return call (2 days now). I followed a prescribed plan verbatim as described to me by himself in person, only to realize I ran out ot my dedication because the RX issued differed from that we discussed. On my first visit it took nearly two weeks to get needed prior auth...
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Dr. Russell's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Pain Medicine
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  Sanctions found
  •  Board actions found

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  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

    What is medical malpractice
  • 3

    Dr. Russell has received 3 sanctions

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
    • Other (6/22/2011)
    • Action Taken: Surrender
    • Summary: Please reference the following Document
    • Documentation: Download here (PDF)
    • State: North Carolina
    • Disciplinary action in another state (2/27/2007)
    • Action Taken: Surrender
    • Summary: Dr Anthony Otis Russell; License # 25MA05227500

      Nature of Complaint:

      The Physician has been the subject of disciplinary action in another state.

      The Physician has been disciplined in the State of North Carolina for his arrest for three felony charges for possession of steroids and for possession of materials used to make methamphetamine.

      Action Taken:

      The Board has accepted the Physician's Surrender of his license to practice medicine in the State of New Jersey.

    • State: New Jersey
    • Professional Misconduct (7/5/2006)
    • Action Taken: Surrender
    • Summary: Dr Anthony Otis Russell; License # 35491

      Nature of Complaint:

      The Physician possessed precursor chemicals for the purpose of manufacturing methamphetamine and he also self-administered steriod injections.

      Action Taken:

      The Physician has Voluntarily Surrendered the license to practice medicine in the State of North Carolina.

      January 18, 2007-Consent Order

      The Board has Indefinitely Suspended the Physician's license to practice medicine in the State of North Carolina.

      He shall not reapply for reinstatement for at least one year of the date of his Surrender.

      December 11, 2007-Indefinite Suspension Terminated: Probation

      The physician has complied with the requirements of his North Carolina Physicians Health Plan contract and was evaluated at the Farley Institute which assessed that the physician is safe to return to the practice of medicine.

      The three felony charges relating to the purchase of chemicals for the manufacturing of methamphetamines were dismissed and expunged from the physician's record by the Guilford County District Attorney's office.

      The board has issued the physician a temporary license to practice medicine in the State of North Carolina to expire on 06-10-2008 and is placed on Probation subject to the following terms and conditions:

      1. The physician shall maintain his contract with the NCPHP and comply by its terms and recommendations.
      2. The physician shall abstain from the use of all mind or mood altering substances including alcohol.
      3. The physician shall submit samples upon request by the board for determination of consumption of prohibited substances.

      May 22, 2008-Temporary License Extended

      The North Carolina Medical Board has extended the physician's license to practice medicine in the State of North Carolina to expire on 11-30-2008.

      November 20, 2008-Temporary License Extended

      The North Carolina Medical Board has extended the physician's license to practice medicine in the State of North Carolina to expire on 11-30-2009.

      November 19, 2009-Full & Unrestricted License

    • State: North Carolina
  • 1
    Board Action

    Dr. Russell has 1 board action

    What are board actions
    • Physical or Mental Condition (10/7/2010)
    • Action Taken: License Reinstatement without Restrictions
    • Summary: Dr. Anthony Otis Russell; License # MD435939

      Nature of Complaint:

      The physician has complied with a previous Board order.

      Action Taken-Probation Terminated/License Reinstated

      The Pennsylvania Board of Medicine has terminated the physician's probation and has reinstated the physician's license to practice medicine and surgery in the State of Pennsylvania to an unrestricted status

    • State: Pennsylvania

Conditions Treated

  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Low Back Pain
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis


  • Medical School
    New York University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1987

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Trigger Point Injection