Anderson, Ruth, MD


Ruth Anderson, MD, MS

Board Certified Pain Management Specialist
Board Certified in Anesthesiology
Fellowship Trained in Pain Management




Main Office Number: 910-332-3800
Care Coordinator: 910-769-9628




2716 Ashton Drive
Wilmington, NC 28412

Porter's Neck
8115 Market Street, Suite 108
Wilmington, NC 28411

2000 Brabham Avenue, Suite 100
Jacksonville, NC 28546

  • Pain management
  • Alternative therapies to treat pains
  • Weight loss, nutrition and exercise

M.D., University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center
Ph.D. candidate, University of North Texas
M.S., Pennsylvania State University
B.S., Pennsylvania State University


Anesthesiology, Geisinger Medical Center (Danville, PA) and Parkland Memorial Hospital (Dallas, TX)


Pain Management, University of Chicago


Internal Medicine, St. Paul Medical Center


Board Certified, Pain Management Specialist
Board Certified, American Board of Anesthesiology

Physician Profile:

Dr, Ruth Anderson is  a board certified physician in Pain Management and Anesthesiology. She was fellowship trained in Pain Management at the University of Chicago. She attended medical school at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas where she graduated in the top 10% of her class.

Dr. Ruth (as her patient’s call her) also 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. 

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