Anesthesiology | Male | 60 years old
Blue Ridge Pain Management
3 Walden Ridge Dr Ste 100
Asheville, NC 28803
Dr. Buzzanell specializes in Anesthesiology and practices in Asheville, NC. He practices at 1 location.
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No malpractice history found for North Carolina.
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Dr. Buzzanell has received 2 sanctions
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NATURE OF COMPLAINT
The physician was disciplined by the North Carolina medical board.
License was voluntarily surrendered
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.
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.
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the... More
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Graduated in 1984
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