Dr. Benjamin Anyanwu, MD

Dr. Benjamin Anyanwu, MD

Neurocritical Care  |  
Male  |  
Age 49
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Dr. Benjamin Anyanwu, MD is a neurocritical care doctor who practices in Winston Salem, NC. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Read his story

2025 Frontis Plaza Blvd Ste 120

Winston Salem, NC 27103

Contact Information

(336) 277-2200

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • 7 More

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Traumatic Brain Injury
more than 35% of peers
Brain Disorders
more than 9% of peers

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Dr. Anyanwu's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Anyanwu "Dr. Benjamin Anyanwu obtained his medical degree at the University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital. He taught Neurosciences at the St. George's University School of Medicine Grenada, before joining the Seton Hall University New Jersey where he did his residency training in General Neurology. After his training in General Neurology he pursued fellowship training in Vascular Neurology (Stroke) and Neurocritical Care at Thomas Jefferson University Hospital, Philadelphia PA. He holds 3 board certifications. He is board certified in General Neurology, Stroke and in Neurocritical Care. He was the former Medical Director of Comprehensive Stroke Program and Neurocritical Care at Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center, Winston Salem NC. He also served as the Chief of Neurology in that hospital for 3 years, before deciding to pursue his interest in Global Health and training of Neurologists and Neurology Residents in Developing Countries. He still maintains active practice in Stroke and Neurocritical Care in the United States. "


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Anyanwu "My philosophy in patient care is to provide accurate information about their medical condition, afford them treatment based on the best scientific evidence, while providing them the opportunity to be involved in all aspects of their care plan through adequate education and commitment to individual preferences. "


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  • Neurocritical Care
  • Neurology
  • Vascular Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Physician Specialties**
  • Vascular Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chronic Pain
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects


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  • 24-Hour Ambulatory Electroencephalogram
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • U Nigeria Fac Med-Enugu
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University Of Nigeria / College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • Seton Hall Sch Grad Med
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Jfk Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2007
  • Thom Jefferson U Hosp
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2008
  • St. George's University School Of Medicine
    Other Education | Completed 2002

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Anyanwu has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Igbo

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Anyanwu's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Anyanwu to family and friends
based on 7 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Anyanwu's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
Patient Comments (5)
Lagos, LA |
I was referred to Dr. Anyanwu through a friend from Ghana a few years ago when I had a stroke. He took care of me while he was at Forsyth Hospital. I have been trying to reach him then to tell him what an incredible doctor he is. I just saw online that he moved to Ohio Dr. Anyanwu is instrumental to my survival today. I had a horrible stroke and thought I was going to die. Today I am a living testimony of the superior medical skills of this doctor in Stroke care. I am healthy and back to work!
in Akron, oh |
I was referred to Dr. Anyanwu for a second opinion, while at Summa Hospital for a Myasthenia Gravis flare 10/17/17. Dr. Anyanwu was working with 3 medical students. He was incredibly through with educating them on my autoimmune disease, as . One of the most impactful moments for me wa when he told the student drs was that the MG patients know their bodies, and it is important to listen to them. They know the difference between tired and a flare. He is a great educator and physician!
in Stony point nc |
My wife was in neuro icu dr anyanwu was on duty she had just had brain surgery earlier in that day was doing ok .I left room for few minutes and came back to find her unattended and having a seizure.unable to breathe.dr.ordered ct scan that was all wife lay there for about 4 hours not responding in any way.nurses and I kept asking him to help her.he said she normal and what was happening was to be expected.she went into cardiac arrest after 4 hrs from brain swelling.she died from brain swelling.
Winston Salem |
Dr. Anyanwu is a very good doctor he goes above and beyond to treat his patients so they can have a better quality of life/with a better outcome if at all possible and we appreciate that; as well as thank him . Sincerely, Sam
in Winston-Salem, NC |
Very poor bedside manner, especially given that he is dealing with life and death situations. As just one example, he brought a roomful of strangers in to my mother's hospital room while she lay dying, did not bother to even tell me who they were, and then went about cavalierly discussing her medical condition with all of them with no regard or respect to me sitting there. My mother died but if she had not, I would have refused to have him provide care, even if it meant transferring hospitals.
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Dr. Anyanwu accepts 16 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
    Blue Options PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Wellpath Preferred PPO
  • Health Net
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MedCost
    MedCost PPO
  • MedHealthInsurance
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • MVP Health Care
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Universal American
  • Wisconsin Physicians Service

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Hospitals where Dr. Anyanwu has admitting privileges

Centra Lynchburg General Hospital
1901 Tate Springs Rd
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Novant Health Forsyth Medical Center
3333 Silas Creek Pkwy
Winston Salem, NC 27103
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