Dr. Russell Gilchrist, DO

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 49
  
Dr. Gilchrist
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

OrthoCarolina

214 18th St SE Hickory, NC 28602

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(828) 322-5172

Dr. Russell Gilchrist, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Hickory, NC and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gilchrist has more experience with Spine, Pain Management, and Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine medical school in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities Catawba Valley Medical Center and Frye Regional Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Gilchrist to book an appointment.


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(828) 322-5172

Dr. Gilchrist accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Spine specialists.

Typically treats 81% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 14 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Spinal Stenosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Spondylitis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gilchrist treats Spondylitis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Gilchrist treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Pain Management

Pain management specialists diagnose and treat pain and pain-related conditions through procedures including medication, electrical stimulation, physical therapy, and alternative therapies such as acupuncture.Compare with other Pain Management specialists.

Typically treats 81% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Chronic Neck Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gilchrist treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Gilchrist treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Steroid Injection
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gilchrist performs Steroid Injection more than 90% of their peers

Dr. Gilchrist performs this procedure more than 90% of their peers

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Typically treats 57% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arthritis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gilchrist treats Arthritis more than 86% of their peers

Dr. Gilchrist treats this condition more than 86% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gilchrist treats Osteoarthritis of Shoulder more than 83% of their peers

Dr. Gilchrist treats this condition more than 83% of their peers

Osteoarthritis of Hip
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gilchrist treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Gilchrist treats this condition more than 75% of their peers

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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
  • 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
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • 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)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • 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
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gilchrist

4.7

Based on 71 ratings

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I feel fortunate to have found Dr Gilchrist to help with my pain from back and other issues. He listens to my concerns and answers my questions and provides the care needed to help lessen my pain.
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Staff friendly and helpful. Dr Gilchrist explains each step of shot injection.
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Feb 14, 2020
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Dr.Gilchrist ia a wonderful Dr. Has has help me with my shoulder and neck pain and is now working on my back
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Elizabeth O'Neil – Feb 04, 2020
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Dr Gilchrist is an excellent doctor. Other doctors I went to couldnt find the problem, but Dr. Gilchrist found it and treated me, and I was pain free! He is very knowledgeable and precise. I HIGHLY recommend Dr. Gilchrist.
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Katherine – Jan 29, 2020
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I started seeing dr Gilchrist in 2012. I saw several doctors that didn't seem to want to help me. They wanted to treat me without doing full diagnostics. I decided to try Dr Gilchrist. He did several tests on me,made my diagnosis,THEN treats me. I FINALLY had answers. He explains the condions i have and what the treatments are for. I get spinal injections. All Exrays,MRI and cat scans,as well as injections are done at the office. He is steady and gentle with treatment. Its impossible to always be %100 comfortable,but he makes great effort to help ease his patients anxiety.
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Jessica Huffman – Dec 21, 2019
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the dr explains your condition precisely and easy to understand terms. his staff are very professional and helpfull.i would highly recommend dr gilchrist . there was a bit of a wait but i was the last patient. i understand that time can get backed up during the day, and cause delays. i in no way hold that against this place or dr.
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ray – Dec 08, 2019
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Dr. Gilchrist is a quiet man, a man who is patient and listens to your needs. He believes in being aggressive and treating the focus problem. While in the examination room he displays great knowledge and also seeks your input. Wow and the surgical procedure room he is focused and uses up most Precision with his hands. He also listens to the patient and gives them a pause if a breather is required. He has my trust.
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Eva Smith – Oct 04, 2019
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Neck Pain both sides, numbness in hand & fingers. Dr. Gil Christ is efficient and told me exactly what was causing my pain, DDD. He laid out a treatment plan and it started immediately. I’m excited to begin PT and meds for pain relief. He is comfortable and knowledgeable, I like his direct approach.
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Susan Bolick – Sep 14, 2019
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He was very thorough in the examination. Would def. recommended him.
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Sep 13, 2019
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Wonderful doctor. Listens and takes time to address any issues that you are having. Highly recommend!
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Jennifer Dunn – Sep 13, 2019
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He is a very compassionate person. He takes time to listen, then explains what needs to be done. I have been his patient since 2014, and I trust him completely.
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Judy – Sep 06, 2019
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I think he is great. Positive and patient Explains each step of the way
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Aug 16, 2019
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Was worried about taking injections in my back for pain relief. Stenosis, sever arthritis, and sciatica nerve had my body so tightened up that it was hard to even roll over in bed. Dr. Gilchrist took the time to make sure what was required to get me up and around a little better. He started me on physical therapy to get my core stronger and then the injections. The injections were not as horrible as I had imagined. Dr Gilchrist and the staff that work with him were very professional and pleasant. I am glad my sister found such a good Dr and staff...and recommended them to me. I would recommend him to anyone.
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JLF – Aug 11, 2019
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Dr. Gilchrist is very kind. He listens to my explanations a pain that I'm experiencing. He always has a good response in situations where something new has developed. He does not just accept that nothing can be done. Very highly recommended.
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Aug 09, 2019
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Explains procedure and helps manage the pain. Knowledgeable and kind.
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I would recomment Dr. Gilchrist to anyone I know because he is that good.
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Jul 16, 2019
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Dr. Gilcrest has been kind at all visits I have had. He is willing to listen and explain in layman's terms what is the cause of my pain.
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Malina Fuller – Jul 10, 2019
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All staff very nice
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May 26, 2019
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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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Biography

Dr. Russell Gilchrist, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Hickory, NC and has over 23 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Gilchrist has more experience with Spine, Pain Management, and Arthritis and Arthropathy than other specialists in h...

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2002
UPWW
Fellowship Hospital
2001
Temple University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1998
Shanmyo Valley Hosp
Internship Hospital
1997
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School

Awards

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Locations

OrthoCarolina

OrthoCarolina214 18th St SE Hickory, NC 28602
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Catawba Valley Medical Center

Hickory, NC

79% Patient experience rating, 10% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Frye Regional Medical Center

Hickory, NC

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)