Dr. Russell Gilchrist, DO

Pain MedicineMaleAge 51

Pain Medicine

Dr. Russell Gilchrist, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Hickory, NC and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1997. He is affiliated with medical facilities Catawba Valley Medical Center and Frye Regional Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Russell Gilchrist, DO

Hickory Orthopaedic Center, PA

214 18th St SE Hickory, NC 28602
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(828) 584-6091
Telehealth services available

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At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Experience
Background

Background Check

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

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gilchrist treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 98% of his peers

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

Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gilchrist treats Back Pain more than 97% of his peers

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

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Gilchrist treats Low Back Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Gilchrist treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Gilchrist's conditions and procedures:

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Back Pain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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(828) 584-6091

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)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO

Dr. Gilchrist's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Gilchrist

4.7

Based on 102 ratings

5 Stars
89.2156862745098%
(91)
4 Stars
2.9411764705882355%
(3)
3 Stars
3.9215686274509802%
(4)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
3.9215686274509802%
(4)
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The best
Friendly, great listener, compassionate, excellent doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Vickie Vaughan – Aug 08, 2022
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When you leave his office you know what’s wrong, what the treatment is going to be and what the results will probably be! He is kind when he offers his opinion and on target with results!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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V. Heinrich – Aug 06, 2022
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Hip injection for arthritic pain
Appointment was on time; very professional and explained other issues I was having with nerve tingling. Pain has currently gone away after one day.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Apr 29, 2022
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Dr. Gilchrist has been a huge help in helping me stay away from having surgery on my back and other areas. He is very knowledgeable and listens and explains what he is doing. And he does not push pain killers which is what I like.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Gretchen LeBrun – Feb 25, 2022
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Dr Gilchrist explains things well, listens to concerns and answers questions completely. If there are alternatives he explains each so the best decision can be made.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dec 01, 2021
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It went great, he has treated me before and was very helpful with my issues
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ronald Borum – Nov 20, 2021
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Dr. Gilchrist does everything possible to relieve pain without relying on a prescription. He will explain what he can do and does it well.
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Nov 18, 2021
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A good doctor to go to get shot and stuff
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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chris benfield – Nov 15, 2021
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Very prompt and nice
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Carrie Lewis – Nov 06, 2021
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Second time Dr. Gilchrist has treated me. Pain free once again!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 02, 2021
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Very detailed and thorough
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Sep 14, 2021
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Dr. Gichrist is very patient giving answers to my questions. He gives easy to understand answers. He has given me many injections in my back over the years and has helped keep me active. Thankful for him!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Larry R Craig – Aug 30, 2021
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Very satisfied.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 27, 2021
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Went and get right in no wait went back he done what he had to with my neck was fast and very polite. I Would recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 04, 2021
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Does a great job explaining issues and providing options. Has provided me with much relief through epidural and lumbar spine injections.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Mary Starnes – Aug 01, 2021
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Dr. Gilcrest is a good listener. He explains diagnosis well. He has helped me a lot.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jul 31, 2021
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He is such a good doctor and he has helped me so very much with my pain. I could not ask anything more. He is super
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Sandy Laws – Jul 30, 2021
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Good
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Barry Devine – May 12, 2021
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Dr.Gilchrist is always understanding ,patient and assuring. I would recommend him to anyone with confidence.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Mary – May 07, 2021
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Dr.Gilchrist treated me like I mattered. He gave me alot of imformation and made me feel comfortable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Alice Hamilton – May 04, 2021
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Biography

Dr. Russell Gilchrist, DO is a Pain Medicine Specialist in Hickory, NC and has over 25 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Philadelphia...Read more

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

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Russell Gilchrist, DO offer telehealth services?

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Is Dr. Russell Gilchrist, DO accepting new patients?

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What are Dr. Russell Gilchrist, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Gilchrist frequently treats Chronic Neck Pain, Back Pain, and Low Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Gilchrist treats.

Where is Dr. Russell Gilchrist, DO's office located?

Dr. Gilchrist's office is located at 214 18th St SE, Hickory, NC 28602. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Hickory Orthopaedic Center, PA

Hickory Orthopaedic Center214 18th St SE Hickory, NC 28602
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Frye Regional Medical Center ORS

Frye Regional Medical Center420 N Center St Hickory, NC 28601
2

OrthoCarolina Gastonia

Orthocarolina PA870 Summit Crossing Pl Gastonia, NC 28054
3

OrthoCarolina Lincolnton

Carolinas Healthcare System Neurosciences Institute441 McAlister Rd Ste 1100A Lincolnton, NC 28092
4

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Gilchrist is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Catawba Valley Medical Center

Hickory, NC

77% Patients that would definitely recommend, 7% higher than the national average

5 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2022)

Frye Regional Medical Center

Hickory, NC

66% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% lower than the national average