Dr. Russell Branum, MD

Dr. Russell Branum, MD

Rheumatology  ·  
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Age 55
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Dr. Russell Branum, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Fort Smith, AR and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles in 1988 and specializes in rheumatology and internal medicine.

1501 S Waldron Rd Ste 202

Fort Smith, AR 72903

Contact Information

(479) 755-6900

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Medicare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Branum performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoporosis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Branum's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

2  Specialties

  • Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

66  Conditions Treated

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12  Procedures

  • Arthrocentesis
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bursa Injection
  • Injection Therapy
  • IV Therapy
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint X-Ray
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Arkansas.

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.

Education

  • David Geffen School Of Medicine At UCLA, University Of California, Los Angeles
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University Of Co School Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Branum has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Branum's Reviews

2.8
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Branum to family and friends
25 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
    (10)
  • 4
    (0)
  • 3
    (2)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (13)

Dr. Branum's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well

    VERY GOOD
  • Answers questions

    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent

    VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

    FAIR
  • Office environment

    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness

    FAIR
  • Average wait time

    16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

I never made it in to see the doctor. The office manager was rude. They never called me to schedule a referral after my long time Dr. retired. I made several calls to try and schedule an appointment. I had my records sent to this office twice. The office manager told me that I could not get any...more
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Kind and caring, willing to listen.
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Dr. Branum has been my rhuematologist for the past 6 years. He has always been courteous and listened to my issues. He has made sure that the medications have been best suited to my diagnosis. I would and have recommended him!
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Dr. Branum has been my doctor for years, in fact I was one of his first patients when he set up practice in FSM. It is always easy to blame the doctor when you have an incurable disease and can't seem to get well, but I have nothing but good things to say about my doctor. He takes time to listen...more
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Dr. Branum has always taken my concerns seriously. Sometimes you have to wait a little bit to see him, but he gives me quality time so I don't mind. He's always researching new therapies and he truly cares about me as not only as person. My only complaint would be his receptionists. He will say...more
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