Residents of the Wilmington area who deal with chronic pain have another reason to feel better. EmergeOrtho is adding a very experienced physician who is board certified in both pain management and anesthesiology to their medical staff. On July 5, 2017, Ruth Anderson, MD, MS, will begin seeing patients in our Wilmington offices at 2716 Ashton Drive and 8115 Market Street in Porter’s Neck.
Meet Dr. Ruth
Dr. Ruth Anderson (her patients call her Dr. Ruth) earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Rehabilitation Education and her Master of Science in Physical Education/ Exercise Specialist, both from Pennsylvania State University. After earning her medical degree at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center, she completed an internship in Internal Medicine at St. Paul Medical Center, as well as residencies in anesthesiology at Parkland Memorial Hospital in Dallas, TX, and Geisinger Medical Center in Danville, PA. She completed her fellowship in pain management at the University of Chicago.
What Else Does Dr. Ruth Anderson Enjoy?
Prior to her medical education, Dr. Anderson studied dance at NYU School of the Arts in New York City. Her modern dance career was cut short because of a back injury, which enables her to empathize with her patients concerning the debilitating effects of acute and chronic pain. This experience inspired her to pursue an education first in exercise physiology, then eventually in clinical medicine with an emphasis on fitness and nutrition.
What Types of Pain Does Dr. Anderson Treat?
Providing a multidimensional approach to the treatment of pain, including alternative therapies, Dr. Anderson brings more than three decades of experience and a unique approach to the field of health and wellness. As an interventional pain management specialist, she offers the full range of state-of-the-art procedures, including but not limited to epidural steroid injections, a blocking procedure to treat migraines and the implantation of dorsal column stimulators to treat the most severe chronic pain syndromes.
Dr. Anderson also has special interests in exercise and aging, and has published numerous articles on the topics. She is the author of GET MOVING! Live Better Live Longer, a self-help book presenting individualized exercise prescriptions to fight the six leading causes of death and disability in our country. Health and wellness, including weight loss and nutrition, have not only been her vocation, but also her passion. Her stated goal is to decrease the cost of health care—one healthy person at a time.
EmergeOrtho is pleased to welcome Dr. Anderson!
Dr. Anderson Practices at:
2716 Ashton Drive in Wilmington, NC
8115 Market Street in Porter’s Neck, NC