Dr. Charles Buzzanell, MD

Dr. Charles Buzzanell, MD

Anesthesiology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 61
Dr. Charles Buzzanell, MD is an anesthesiology specialist in Asheville, NC and has been practicing for 34 years. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in anesthesiology and pain medicine.

3 Walden Ridge Dr Ste 100

Asheville, NC 28803

Contact Information

(828) 350-9310

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • Cigna
  • Elderplan
  • MedCost
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Wells Fargo Insurance

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Dr. Buzzanell's Experience

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

2  Specialties

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

38  Conditions Treated


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10  Procedures

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

2 Sanctions
  • 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
0 Board Actions

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


  • Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • National Naval Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

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Media & Publications

Dr. Buzzanell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Buzzanell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Buzzanell to family and friends
37 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (37)

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Dr. Buzzanell's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Very rarely do you find a doctor who seems to truly care about their patients the way that Dr. Buzzanell does. He takes a personal interest in every one, and is one of the most compassionate doctors I've ever met. He does everything in his power to help his patients, and I feel blessed to have...more
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I have been a patient for many years when I came to this office I was disabled and weighed 474 I had just gotten out of a wheelchair with dr buzzanells help I now weigh 300 and I am returning to work soon he is a very kind and good doctor but he is also a very honest if he can't help you he will...more
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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...more
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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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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...more
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