Ruth K. Anderson, MD
Ruth K. Anderson, MD

Interventional Pain Management, Anesthesiology

American Board of Pain Medicine, Board Certified in Anesthesiology

Coastal Region

Wilmington – Ashton
Wilmington – Porters Neck

Dr.  Ruth Anderson practices at two locations in Wilmington at 2716 Ashton Drive and 8115 Market Street, Suite 108.  Dr. Anderson also practices in our Jacksonville office at 2000 Brabham Avenue, Suite 100.  She is a graduate of the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas. She completed her residency at Geisinger Medical Center (Danville, PA) and Parkland Memorial Hospital (Dallas, TX), followed by her fellowship in pain management at the University of Chicago. Dr. Anderson is board certified in Pain Management and Anesthesiology.

Dr. Anderson earned a master’s degree in exercise physiology and has over 30 years’ experience in fitness and nutrition. This allows her to bring a unique coupling of health and wellness to traditional medicine, which is the most effective way to treat chronic pain conditions.

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.

Providing a multidimensional approach to the treatment of pain, 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.

Dr. Anderson has been with EmergeOrtho since 2017.

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  • Undergraduate: Pennsylvania State University
  • Graduate: Pennsylvania State University
  • Doctorate Degree: University of North Texas
  • Medical School: University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
  • Internship: St. Paul Medical Center
  • Residency: Geisinger Medical Center (Danville, PA) and Parkland Memorial Hospital (Dallas, TX)
  • Fellowship: University of Chicago
  • Fellowship-Trained in Pain Management


  • Board-Certified Pain Management Specialist
  • Board-Certified in Anesthesiology
Interventional Pain Management: Treating Migraines Without Medications

Interventional Pain Management: Treating Migraines Without Medications

Coastal Region

An interventional pain management specialist with EmergeOrtho in Wilmington, Ruth Anderson, MD, wants people who suffer from chronic severe headaches to know that relief is not only possible, it’s highly probable—and without taking narcotics. “Pain management physicians bring a unique approach to treating migraine headaches,” explained Dr. Anderson. “Many times, migraine headaches can be treated...

My experience with Emerge Ortho has been very good. I have been treated with professional courtesy and given excellent health care. The staff have all been very pleasant. The attention to detail shown has been impressive to me. Staff answer all my questions and make sure that I leave having all my administrative work done 100% and accurately. Dr. Ruth Anderson has been my primary doctor, and she has been stellar in her pain management care for me. She is very professional, pleasant, and has been tremendous in helping me relieve a majority of my pain issues without using opioid medications.

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My most recent appointment was today with Dr. Ruth Anderson. I have been seeing a pain management specialist for at least 30 years from Connecticut to Florida. EmergeOrtho is by far the most organized with friendly and competent Staff - I have never waited more than 10 minutes to be seen. Dr. Anderson listens and communicates her thoughts about each procedure. I am new in town and am absolutely ecstatic that I found EmergeOrtho and Dr. Anderson and staff. It is such a positive environment!

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