Dr. Russel McKelway, MD

Dr. Russel McKelway, MD

Psychiatry  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
Insurances AcceptedSave
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.

1812 W Plaza Dr

Winchester, VA 22601

Contact Information

(540) 667-1230

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna

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Major Depressive Disorder
very high
more than 94% of peers
ADHD and-or ADD
more than 89% of peers
Psychiatric Diseases
more than 87% of peers

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  • Psychiatry

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness


  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Psychiatric Evaluation

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Virginia.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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


  • University Of Virginia / Main Campus
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • University Of Va Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. McKelway has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. McKelway's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. McKelway to family and friends
based on 27 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. McKelway's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
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 accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    KeyCare PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. McKelway has admitting privileges

Valley Health - Winchester Medical Center
1840 Amherst St
Winchester, VA 22601
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