Dr. Charles Buzzanell
Professional background and philosophy
Dr. Charles Buzzanell holds board certifications in pain management and anesthesiology through the American Board of Anesthesiology. Dr. Buzzanell graduated from the Georgetown University School of Medicine in 1984. He graduated summa cum laude from Towson University with a double major in chemistry and biology. He was commissioned in the U.S. Navy on scholarship to attend Georgetown University, followed by anesthesiology residency training at the National Naval Medical Center with fellowship training in pain management at the Wake Forest University Baptist Medical Center. He was Director of the Pain Control Clinic at the National Naval Medical Center. He participated in Desert Storm before completing 12 years of honorable service in 1992. Following that, he was an assistant professor and Director of the Georgetown University Pain Management Fellowship Program, as well as assistant professor with the New York Medical College at St. Vincent's Hospital in New York City. His interest in relieving human suffering took shape at an early age, witnessing the compassionate hospice care that his Irish grandmother gave to their family elders.
He believes chronic pain management necessitates a multidisciplinary approach to look at suffering aspects of the body, mind and spirit. He is dedicated to helping chronic pain patients regain function in their lives through pain reduction techniques, life coaching and rehabilitation. Trained in interventional pain management, he diagnoses what generates chronic pain and explains factors that contribute to patients suffering. With an individualized management plan, Dr. Buzzanell personally oversees the responses to the treatment plan, which often include pain-reducing procedures balanced with analgesic medications and clinical coaching.