Russell Blackwelder, MD, MDiv

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Russell Blackwelder, MD, MDiv

Physician in Charleston, SC
Specialties:Family Medicine, Primary Care
NPI #1407118508

Russell Steven Blackwelder, MD, MDiv

Russ Blackwelder, MD, MDiv, CMD is Director of Geriatric Education, Community Geriatrics Section Head, and Associate Professor in the Department of Family Medicine at the Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC). He also serves as Co-Medical Director for The Village at Summerville, a local continuing care retirement community. He graduated from medical school and residency at MUSC and is a Certified Medical Director (CMD) through the American Medical Directors Association. He has won the family medicine residency program's top teaching award and been nominated multiple times for the MUSC College of Medicine's highest teaching honor. The author of multiple peer-reviewed publications, he also serves as a Board Review Faculty focusing on Geriatrics for the American Academy of Family Physicians Board Review Course. While directing the Geriatrics curriculum for the MUSC Family Medicine Residency since 2015, he has mentored seven graduates who have been accepted to Geriatric Fellowship training. Dr. Blackwelder completed undergraduate education at Presbyterian College in Clinton, SC, a Master of Divinity at Columbia Theological Seminary in Decatur, Ga, and is an ordained minister in the Presbyterian Church (USA). His clinical interests include Geriatrics, Geriatric education, Palliative Care, and the role of physicians in society.

Board Certifications: Family Medicine
Clinical Areas of Interest
  • Geriatrics
  • Preventive medicine
  • Wellness and prevention
  • Residency at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine
  • Medical School at Medical University of South Carolina College of Medicine

Insurances Accepted

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My Offices

  • Map of 171 Ashley Ave in Charleston
    MUSC Health University Medical Center
    Primary Office
    171 Ashley Ave
    Charleston, SC 29425
    Day of the WeekHours
    MondayOpen 24 Hours
    TuesdayOpen 24 Hours
    WednesdayOpen 24 Hours
    ThursdayOpen 24 Hours
    FridayOpen 24 Hours
    SaturdayOpen 24 Hours
    SundayOpen 24 Hours
    Map of 171 Ashley Ave in Charleston


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