Dr. Charles Buzzanell, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 64

Dr. Buzzanell
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Blue Ridge Pain Management

3 Walden Ridge Dr Ste 100 Asheville, NC 28803

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(828) 350-9310

Dr. Charles Buzzanell, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Asheville, NC and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Georgetown University School Of Medicine medical school in 1984. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Buzzanell to book an appointment.

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  • Offers Telehealth
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Experience
Background

Background Check

2 disciplinary actions Found
  • Disciplinary action in another state (11/16/2004)View details
  • Physical or Mental Condition (11/1/2002)View details
1 board action Found
  • Noncompliance with a Professional Rule (12/4/2018)View details
No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Dr. Buzzanell's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buzzanell treats Chronic Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Buzzanell treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buzzanell treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Buzzanell treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Buzzanell treats Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Buzzanell treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Buzzanell's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(828) 350-9310

Dr. Buzzanell accepts the following insurance:

Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Options PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Elderplan
Medicare HMO
MedCost
MedCost PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Wells Fargo Insurance

Dr. Buzzanell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Buzzanell

3.7

Based on 67 ratings

5 Stars
64.17910447761194%
(43)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
4.477611940298507%
(3)
2 Stars
2.985074626865672%
(2)
1 Star
28.35820895522388%
(19)
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What went well
  • Office environment (40)
  • Explained conditions well (38)
  • Listened & answered questions (38)
What could be improved
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  • Appointment was rushed (16)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (15)
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My last visit with Dr. Buzzanell was in 2019. I loved him and gave him a 5 star rating. After a "mistake" he made with my treatment, I read his Medical Board reports and I was heartbroken. He's a wonderful, compassionate doctor. I've never met any doctor who is kinder and more caring than Dr. Buzzanell. He runs a top notch office. I highly recommend you read his Medical board reports before seeing him. If you get to see his PA's, then fine, but think twice before letting him treat you due to his issues.
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Nov 08, 2020
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Dr. Buzzanell was efficient and precise explaining the procedure.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
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Sep 02, 2020
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Dr.Buzzanell and His Staff are all Great! Words can’t describe how wonderful they all are and I have never met another Doctor who cares about his patients like Dr.Buzzanell!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Michael – Jul 22, 2020
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he is the best
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linda – Jul 14, 2020
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I feel that Dr.Buzznell is one if not the best pain management doctor around and I've been bounced around to quite a few . All my other places were closed down for one reason or another .But for the first time I feel someone has finally got my pain under control and I'm thankful to him everyday . God bless this doctor and his staff..
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Charlene Talbert – May 07, 2020
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Always professional and helpful !! My quality of life is so much better since I’ve been seeing Dr. Buzzanell !! He has helped me manage my pain and problems with sleep, Everyone in the office is courteous and professional and makes your experience easy and comfortable !! The best results in I’ve had with my chronic pain
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Dwayne Melton – Apr 17, 2020
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Great first visit. Took his time and talked to me. Explained treatment in detail. He was very personable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Feb 25, 2020
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Very understanding
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Feb 11, 2020
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Been a patient of Dr Buzzanell for over 8 years and have had great success on my pain treatments from neck & back. He's always polite & professional. I've recommended him to several of my friends. I highly recommend him to anyone who has pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Andrew Hipps – Dec 11, 2019
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Dr. Buzzanell is a knowledgable, professional, incredibly skilled physician. He is personable, friendly and very easy to talk to. He listens to his patients. He has always addressed any question or concern I've had and made me feel as though I was truly heard and involved in my treatment plan. He, and his whole staff, often see patients at their worst. Chronic pain and the anger and sadness that accompanies it is no joke. Dr. Buzzanell and his staff know this. They care. They have gone above and beyond to help me, care for me, body and spirit. I don't often leave reviews but I would be remiss if I did not share my overwhelmingly positive experiences with others who may need it. Dr. Buzzanell and the amazing staff at Blue Ridge Pain Management earnestly care. They will listen. And even if you think it is impossible, they will help you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Ed Eberle – Dec 02, 2019
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Its a doctors office!! Schedules get off sometimes, the patient that was causing him to run behind might be you one day.
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D kirkland – Nov 22, 2019
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Dr Buzzanell is kind and thoughtful. He was able to find a way to help me with pain I had suffered with for many years and have my life back to me without pills!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Enka, NC – Oct 01, 2019
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My visit was great. All staff is very respectful. Dr. Bushnell is very caring and concerned about other aspects of my life.
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What could be improved
No results
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Apr 18, 2019
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I have been a patient of Dr Buzzanell since 2013 treating me for spinal stenosis and other issues in the Lumbar and Saccrum. Dr Buzzanell manages my chronic and disabling pain with nerve block and RFA procedues and a intrathecal pain pump. Recently the pain has caused me to spend 18 hours a day in bed. I had an appointment yesterday and Dr Buzzanell determined my pain is from trigger points. He gave me 6 injections. Today I'm having no pain! I'm grateful and appreciative of Dr Buzzanell.
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Mar 29, 2019
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Friendly, caring support staff. Well appointed and comfortable offices and exam rooms. Dr Buzzenell is one of the few doctors that took his time in our first visit which included a physical examination, a summary of what he had learned from the referral (yes he had read it) and then gently coaxed me from a position of ‘frozen’ patient to a person comfortable in a frank and open discussion on what I had been through, and what to and not to expect. I leave each appointment feeling cared for.
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Mar 29, 2019
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I have been a patient at Blue Ridge Pain Management for around ten year. At the point that I had my first appointment I had given up on anyone believing what I was saying was wrong and helping me. From the first moment I met Dr Buzzanell, I knew that I had found a doctor that was listening to what I was saying and cared about what I had been going through for a few years. He has helped me to get back my life, and I often say to people that he saved my life. It is hard to live with chronic pain
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Mar 27, 2019
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Dr. B is a very caring and competent doctor that has given me a lot of pain relief from my lower back and knees. I have been a patient of his for about 4 years and would recommend him very highly.
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Violet Wood in Kings Mountain, NC – Jan 22, 2019
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Dr. Buzzanell is persistent in taking care of my pain. He doesn't give up where others have. He's relentless!
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Carlos – Jan 11, 2019
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Love Dr. Buzzanell, he is such a caring helpful doctor!
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NC – Dec 29, 2018
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I have been seeing Dr Buzzanell for almost 2 years. I was struck by a texting driver 5 1/2 years ago leaving my mentally and physically disabled. I have receptive and expressive aphasia. Since our first meeting Dr Buzzanell has always shown that he truly cares about my situation. They have greatly reduced my acute and chronic pain. The staff is always friendly and though I'm afraid of Doctors I have no fear going to see him! I recommend his practice to ANYone wanting to lessen their pain. A+
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David Kinnett in Marshall, NC – Dec 07, 2018
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Biography

Dr. Charles Buzzanell, MD is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Asheville, NC and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Georgetown...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

Education

National Naval Med Center
Residency Hospital
1984
Georgetown University School Of Medicine
Medical School

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Does Dr. Charles Buzzanell, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Buzzanell has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Charles Buzzanell, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Buzzanell frequently treats Chronic Pain, Chronic Neck Pain, and Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Buzzanell treats.

Where is Dr. Charles Buzzanell, MD's office located?

Dr. Buzzanell's office is located at 3 Walden Ridge Dr Ste 100, Asheville, NC 28803. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Blue Ridge Pain Management3 Walden Ridge Dr Ste 100 Asheville, NC 28803
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