Dr. Ruth Anderson, MD

Pain Management Nursing  |  
Female  |  
Age 57
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Dr. Ruth Anderson, MD
Dr. Ruth K. Anderson attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas where she graduated in the top 10% of her class. She completed her fellowship in pain management at the University of Chicago. Dr. Ruth has over 25 years of experience in fitness and nutrition. Exercise, health and wellness have not only been her vocation but also her passion. She wrote GET MOVING! Live Better, Live Longer – a medically based guide on how to use exercise to combat disease. Dr. Anderson is a Diplomat of the American Board of Pain Management and Anesthesiology.

2716 Ashton Dr

Wilmington, NC 28412

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(910) 332-3800

Dr. Ruth Anderson, MD

Dr. Ruth Anderson, MD

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Anderson is committed to the complete non-surgical and minimally invasive management of pain syndromes. The goal of our office is to increase your daily activities and enhance the quality of your life. We provide an evaluation, a diagnosis and treatment plan in which you, as the patient, are an active participant. The end result is a caring and complete approach to the management of each patients pain.
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Dr. Anderson's Experience

Dr. Anderson's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pain Management Nursing
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology and Pain Medicine
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Pain Management Nursing
  • Pain Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Pain Management

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Anesthesiology*
  • Pain Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Adult Scoliosis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Back Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Climacteric Arthropathy
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gouty Arthropathy
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Disorders
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Male Pelvic Pain
  • Migraine
  • Monoarthropathy
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Neuropathic Arthropathy
  • Non-Inflammatory Pelvic Pain
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthropathy
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pinched Nerve in Back
  • Polyarthropathy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Infectious Reactive Arthropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Postherpetic Neuralgia
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Seronegative Spondyloarthropathy
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Spondylarthropathy
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Transient Arthropathy
  • Traumatic Arthropathy
  • Wear and Tear Arthritis


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  • Bursa Injection
  • Cervical Block
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Fluoroscopic-Guided Hip Injection
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Ilioinguinal and Iliohypogastric Block
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Ischial Bursa Injection
  • Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Block
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Medical Branch Block
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Root Block
  • Nutritional Counseling
  • Pain Management
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Physical Examination
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Tendon and Bursa Injection
  • Third Occipital Nerve Block
  • Thoracic Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for North Carolina.

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.


  • Pennsylvania State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • St. Paul Hospital In Dallas
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Geisinger Medical Center, Danville Pa
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of Chicago
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2004
  • University Of North Texas Health Science Center Texas College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Other Education | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Anderson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Anderson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Anderson to family and friends
based on 17 total reviews (13 with comments)
Dr. Anderson'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 (13)
in Columbia, SC |
Dr Anderson is one of the best doctors I've ever dealt with. She cares about working towards improving not just your level of pain, but your lifestyle as well. She won't just prescribe pills and move on to the next patient. She actually cares about you. Her staff at pain management is another story all together! They refuse to let you contra dr Anderson without a appointment. They are loud and rude. They will talk about your information loud enough where the entire waiting room can hear.
in Columbia Sc |
Dr Anderson is a kind and caring doctor. She truly cares about her patients. Most importantly..if you are going to her just to get pills well think again. She is about helping you with pain management..she is not a licensed drug dealer..so.if you are trying to do bad things..think again..she knows all!!! This is why i love her so much!!!
in Columbia Sc |
Dr anderson is truly amazing. She has helped me more than any other doctor. I suffer with Lupus and sjogrens disease. She does total comprehensive care not just pain medications. I would highly recommend her to anyone who is in chronic pain!!!
in Columbia, SC |
Dr Anderson is a very caring, compassionate and focused physician. She is very cautious when prescribing medications, making sure the patient understands the danger of mixing meds so we do not accidentally overdose of have a severe reaction. She has performed two procedures in the facet joints in my neck on both sides in order to help control my chronic migraines. She explained each step during the procedure and was able to keep me calm though I have had 4 procedures in previous years.
in Columbia, SC |
This doctor I would never recommend her. Her bedside manner is horrible. Her office smells of dog and she is completely rude. I don't know who hired her, but she lacks people skills.
in Columbia, SC |
Dr. Anderson is the ONLY doctor I have been to that sees you on time or ahead of your appointment, she doesn't keep patient's waiting. She is kind, caring and considerate- very gentle with injections. Excellent doctor! Staff is friendly, office is very clean. 5 STARS.
in Columbia, SC |
Best doctor I've experienced in a very long time! She's caring and compassionate and I do recommend all of my clients living with painful autoimmune disorders to her.
in Columbia, SC |
Dr. Anderson is one of the most compassionate physicians I know. Her diagnosis and treatment plan for managing my chronic joint pain has allowed me to have a much better quality life. I have already told several of my combat veterans what she has done for me.
in Columbia, SC |
Dr. Anderson has had helped me lose 30 lbs so far. She is kind and caring. She has a genuine understanding of my pain and has not made me feel like an addict or someone is just trying to get drugs. She is gives responsible care. I feel safe under her guidance. She is busy yet always nice and accomodating. I would follow her anywhere.
in Elgin, SC |
I have been seeing Dr. Anderson for pain managment for over a year now. If it wasn't for her compassion, I would not be in a good place with my pain. From day 1, I felt like she understood what I was going through and really wanted to help the best she could. Body pain isn't fun and having this great doctor to patient relationship has been great. She really does care!!!
in Barnwell, SC |
she has no respect for others Not even looking at the medical records from past treatments. All of which I am sure Dr Ruth would want to repeat because Dr. ruth would fell she is more experience,
in Pelion, SC |
She really is about helping people and for the most part is kind. She is a tough dr. My biggest problem is she pretty much will tell you that you aren't in pain. I receive shots and every time she tells me how long it helped. Ummm last I checked I am the only one that knows how long something helped. I'm glad she don't just throw pills at you though. That's a big A+ for me. But if I had to choose between her and Dr William Odum. He can rot for all I care. Dr. Anderson is the way to go!!!
Dr. Anderson's bedside manner is lacking tremendously. It feels as if any show of caring is disingenuous. She will listen to your symptoms. However, if you have a question about a possible diagnosis that she didn't mention, she completely railroads the thought and will not answer your questions. That being said, the staff is extremely helpful and courteouscourteous.
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