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Dr. Russell D Meldrum Is this you?

About Dr. Russell D Meldrum

Dr. Russell D Meldrum, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Phoenix, AZ. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

32 Ratings with 14 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Russell D Meldrum is Great. Dr. Russell D Meldrum has been rated by 32 patients. From those 32 patients 14 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Russell D Meldrum is 3.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

The Core Institute

18444 N 25th Ave Ste 210
Phoenix, AZ 85023
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Specialties

Dr. Russell D Meldrum has the following 1 specialty

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Expertise

    15 Expertise

  • Laminectomy
  • Bone Fracture
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Joint Replacement
  • Scoliosis
  • Sports Medicine
  • Joint Pain/Swelling
  • Knee Surgery
  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Arthroscopy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Surgery

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Reviews

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Meldrum is a jerk who lacks proper etiquette and diagnostic skills

Meldrum is the worst. He didn't even spend 5 minutes with me after I spent over an hour waiting on him. Meldrum dismissed my hip issues. I had an MRI done on my hip after a car wreck injured it months ago. The radiology report said I have an Ischiofemoral impingement. Dr. Meldrum said that the radiologist is wrong and that the stated impingement doesn't exist and that my hip pain is probably due to me being born breach. When I told him my mother had a c-section he couldn't even give me answers and started rushing me out; he hardly spoke to me. He told me to go back to my primary Doctor. So I did. I told my doc what happened and everything that Meldrum told me and I asked him if there was a way to get an MRI Arthrogram (a procedure where they shoot contrast into the joint to get a better look at the issues) done on my hip because there has to be an explanation to why I'm having so much pain. Well my doc agreed with me and said that Meldrum shouldn't have dismissed me like that and telling me that my impingement doesn't exist when it clearly does. I had my MRI Arthrogram this week which was read by a different radiologist than the first MRI (no contrast) and not only did it prove that the Ischiofemoral impingement exists it also shows that I have a torn labrum with degeneration. It's been 7 months since my car wreck and I've been in this pain ever since then. If this guy hadn't blown me off my hip would have been fixed by now and there probably wouldn't be any degeneration. I have to wait another month for the VA hospital to get me in to speak to a different surgeon because I made it absolutely clear that I don't want this lazy, arrogant man touching me. It speaks volumes, that my service in the Marine corps means nothing to this man who is supposed to be helping veterans not causing more harm. The fact this man is still employed is far beyond a miracle. I'm surely going to file a formal complaint with his superiors. The sad thing is that this guy is apparently the only one who does the arthroscopic surgeries at the VA hospital, labrum tears are 99% of the time fixed with arthroscopic surgery; but this jerk put it in his notes that I'm not a candidate for scope procedure! He acted like I was wasting his time and he was too busy telling me there isn't anything wrong with me and that radiologists make stuff up. At this point I'm considering an open procedure just so I don't have to tell this guy how I feel to his face (I have aspergers autism. I can't filter things that come out of my mouth, I say what I feel no matter how brutally honest it may be); and I'll get a cool scar out of it. I'm severely disappointed in the lack of care I received from this medical monstrosity. One should expect to receive the best care for this nations veterans; but Meldrum does work at the VA hospital. They take pride in putting vets on waiting lists, falsifying medical records, practically giving our personal health information to hackers, and not to mention withholding care in hopes that we die first before having to spend the money to fix something/someone they already broke to begin with. My primary care doctor is the only faith I have in the VA hospital because he listens to me and cares about my health; not many who work for the government care about veterans anymore. Especially not Meldrum. I'm a 30 yr old female but I'm also a Marine Corps Veteran, Ordained Minister, Volunteer, Animal Trainer, AKC CGC Evaluator, Pharmacy Technician, Wife, Pet Lover, Student, & Teacher. This man calls himself a doctor but he has made me live in this pain for three months longer than I should have. He has caused suffering, and loss of several potential jobs. If he had even made an effort to show compassion and a sense of caring he wouldn't be getting low marks on this website; but he made his choices and now he must deal with them.

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Dr. Russell Meldrum is a poor doctor at best.

He installed my left hip improperly, it dislocated a number of times due to improper cup installation. I tried to recoup my medical expenses from the ...

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Exceptional Surgeon

I highly recommend Dr. Russell Meldrum. Seven years ago I needed hip replacements. I had a complicated case and I couldn’t find a surgeon willing to attempt the surgeries. I was referred to Dr. Meldrum who took my case enthusiastically. He presented the options and explained the risks clearly. The replacements and a follow-up surgery were complete successes. I have been pain free for six years and am doing things I wasn’t able to do for decades, including hiking, swimming, kayaking. His manner is friendly and professional. Post-op questions that occurred the months following the surgeries were answered almost immediately. Dr. Meldrum is a gifted surgeon and I could not be more pleased with the care he gave me.

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One Star

Dr. Meldrum was courteous and forthcoming about my hip surgery. I had total trust in him.

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Bi lateral hip replacement

I first went to Dr. Meldrum in 2001. He did two hip replacements and one revision for me. He told me exactly what was going to be done. He took awesome care of me. After my surgery, he called to check on me. I was very sad when I found out he would no longer be my surgeon.

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  • Education

  • St Marys Hospital Medical Center

    Residency

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Russell D Meldrum accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
    • Aetna Whole Health Banner Health Network HMO
  • BCBS AZ
    • BCBS AZ Alliance Network
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA LocalPlus
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Health Net
    • Health Net AZ PPO HSA
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana National POS
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO
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The Core Institute, 18444 N 25th Ave Ste 210, Phoenix, AZ

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