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Dr. Russell Gilchrist, DO

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 48

Dr. Gilchrist

Dr. Russell Gilchrist, DO is a pain medicine specialist in Hickory, NC and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1997 and specializes in pain medicine.


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(828) 322-5172

Dr. Gilchrist accepts the following insurance:

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Choice Plus POS II
Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna
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Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Gilchrist's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gilchrist treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

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

Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gilchrist treats Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

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

Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gilchrist treats Spinal Stenosis more than 99% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis

Dr. Gilchrist's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Sternum Fracture
  • Steroid Injection
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebroplasty
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Biography

Dr. Russell Gilchrist, DO is a pain medicine specialist in Hickory, NC and has been practicing for 17 years. He graduated from Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1997 and specializes in pain medicine.

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2002
Upww
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Temple University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1998
Shanmyo Valley Hospital
Internship Hospital
1997
Philadelphia College Of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
2002
2001
1998
1997

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Gilchrist's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gilchrist

4.6

Based on 54 reviews

5 Stars
83.33333333333333%
(45)
4 Stars
5.555555555555555%
(3)
3 Stars
3.7037037037037037%
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2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
7.407407407407407%
(4)

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Really great and great at his wrok
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Dr Gilchrist is extremely knowledgeable in his field as well as kind, considerate and compassionate. He never rushes through appointments and cares about his patients.
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Always professional and explains everything well
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My visit consisted of shots in my lower back area for bursitis in both hips.
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very good, eased my back and leg pain,he don't say much, he just gets the job done. if you have problems he can help.i trust him to treat me. Ernest R. fox
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Excellent
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Dr. Gilchrist is attentive, friendly and knowledgeable. My appointments with him have been prompt. He is a busy DR -but he takes the time to listen to your concerns, explain everything in detail & address all of your concerns.
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Know what he doing
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Es un doctor que escucha con atención a sus pacientes para ayudar a mejorar sus problemas físicos, recomendando los mejores tratamiento.
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He helps me every time I see him wouldn’t see anyone elks for my neck pain. Very good Dr would recommend him to anyone with pain.
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Dr Gilchrist is a wonderful doctor he really helped my pain in my neck. I would recommend him to my friend
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Dr. Gilchrist is kind, understanding, compassionate about pain and can finish my sentences because he he is so highly skilled in his field. I trust him completely.
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I was leary about the injections but I'm glad I had them. My back aching g and stiffness is much better. I've had no problems.
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I have been to see Dr. Gilchrist many times in the past twelve years because of issues with severe back pain. I have many times and will continue to recommend Dr. Gilchrist to anyone that I meet that is suffering with back pain. Not one time have have I ever left after an appointment , dissatisfied with the care or the help that I expected. With Dr. Gilchrist, I feel like I am someone and not just a patient. I can also truly say that to me, he is more than just my doctor. He is my friend !
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Very professional and thorough and took time to go over and show me my MRI and the issues I had.
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Dr. Gilchrist is very good at his job and demonstrates lots of patience when working with someone in order to get the right medication for their specific problem. He is knowledgeable and understanding in his field. I am satisfied with him as my doctor.
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Provides explanation of injury so I can understand and then goes into treatment and medication needed to resolve.
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Went to DR GIlchrist with acute sciatic pain. From the get go he listened intently to my concerns and fears. Put me at ease and informed me of the way he was going to treat me. Great young man . Would 100% recommend
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I would recommend Dr. Gilchrist to all my family and friends. He is positively an awesome doctor who really cares about his patients and dedicates quality time to them.
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He carefully listens and quickly determines the process for treatment. In 10 years, he has 100% accuracy with my diagnosis and treatment. He always gives me the confidence that he possesses leading-edge knowledge about treatment options. He is patient, compassionate and always give me hope for improvement and enjoying a pain free lifestyle. His technique is exceptional for injections. He is absolutely the best I have experienced. After first injection, you will experience zero anxiety.
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