Dr. Charles Buzzanell, MD
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Dr. Charles Buzzanell, MD


Anesthesiology | Male

Blue Ridge Pain Management 3 Walden Ridge Dr Ste 100 Asheville, NC 28803 Get Directions


Dr. Charles Buzzanell, MD is an anesthesiology doctor who practices in Asheville, NC. He is 60 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

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Dr. Buzzanell's Reviews

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Dr. Buzzanell's Performance
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  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (6)
in Asheville, NC |
He does ok till he starts insisting on injections still not sure what's in the injections; then when you complain he has to go back to find a problem to drop you. When the patient IF there was a problem would've been better off If he'd dropped him; than keep performing Cauterization(s) I've not been same Since Oct 2016 since he Burned the nerves of My neck then dropped me off 20mg x 5 Oxy Now going thru withdrawals Wasn't Warned about At ALL! Didn't even know I had problem till he dropped me.
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.
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.
in Asheville, NC |
I would consider another pain management facility, changed medical records from what they originally stated.
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.
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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Dr. Buzzanell's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Anesthesiology
  •  Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  Sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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  • 2

    Dr. Buzzanell has received 2 sanctions

    What is a sanction or disciplinary action
    • Disciplinary action in another state (11/16/2004)
    • Action Taken: Surrender
    • Summary: Dr. Charles Anton Buzzanell, Lic #MD-045542-E


      The physician was disciplined by the North Carolina medical board.


      License was voluntarily surrendered

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


      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.


      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
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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Medical School
    Georgetown University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    National Naval Med Center

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • 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