Dr. Russel McKelway, MD


Psychiatry | Male

Russell B Mckelway MD 1812 W Plaza Dr Winchester, VA 22601 Get Directions
Dr. Russel McKelway, MD
Dr. Russel McKelway, MD is a psychiatry doctor who practices in Winchester, VA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years. Dr. McKelway is affiliated with Valley Health - Winchester Medical Center.

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Patient Comments (3)
Dr. McKelway is a wonderful psychiatrist! I have been his patient for 20 years, and he has helped me and my family enormously. He is brilliant when it comes to the practice of psychiatry, but he also shows sincere concern and compassion. He has the experience to guide his patients through rough waters, and educates his patients about their illness, medications, and various approaches. Dr. McKelway will listen and advise wisely. He is a great man.
Winchester, VA |
I've been seeing McKelway for a few years, strictly for the purposes of medication maintenance, nothing else. He has terrible bedside manner and lacks empathy. He was personally critical of my faith and continually asks me very personal sexual questions. Over time, he has had difficulty keeping my scheduled appointments and I've consistently had to wait 30+ minutes, sometimes having to cancel the visit and leave because he was so behind.
Winchester, VA |
Purposely misleading in meds prescribed, and his complete lack of empathy, and rejecting my own wishes for my medical treatment was traumatizing. He put me on a medicine he months later admitted was exactly the type of medicine I was VERY afraid of being put on and lied about side effects, as my biggest fear was feeling drugged and zombielike, which had happened before. He put me on med he later admitted he nicknamed Dope-a-max because it makes you so out of it. Too afraid to seek help since
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Dr. McKelway's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

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

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Psychiatry

Conditions Treated

  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder


  • Medical School
    University of Virginia / Main Campus

    Graduated in 1984

  • Residency Hospital
    University Of Va Med Center

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Psychiatry

Procedures Performed

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation