Dr. Merrill S. Wise III, MD

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Specializes in Sleep Medicine • Male • Age 56

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Dr. Wise III's Experience

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Dr. Wise III's Care Philosophy

Dr. Wise is a sleep medicine specialist who recognizes the importance of identifying and treating sleep disorders in order to provide optimal physical, emotional, and cognitive function. Dr. Wise evaluates children, adolescents, and adults with the full range of sleep problems and disorders. He has a special interest in the diagnosis and management of excessive daytime sleepiness, and neurologically based sleep disorders.


  • Sleep Medicine
  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Sleep Medicine Psychiatry & Neurology

Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
  • Pediatrics
  • Sleep Medicine
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Evoked Potential Test
  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Polysomnography
  • Bedwetting
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Convulsions
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Hypersomnia
  • Idiopathic Hypersomnia
  • Insomnia
  • Kleine-Levin Syndrome
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Movement Disorders
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Myoclonus
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Parasomnias
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea of Infancy
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Rhythmic Movement Disorder
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tremor

Background Check for Dr. Wise III

0 Malpractice Claims

  • No malpractice history found for Tennessee.
  • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

  • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Awards & Recognitions


Media & Publications

  • President, Medical School Honor Council, 1983
  • Distinguished Medical Student Achievement Award, 1984
  • Chief Resident, Jefferson Davis Hospital, 1987
  • Service Award, Epilepsy Foundation of North and Central Alabama, 1994
  • Childrens Hospital of Alabama Research Award, 1993
  • Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, 1980
  • Best Doctors in America, 2005
  • Psychiatry Medal, 1984
  • Medical News Today, 12/12/2004
  • Narcolepsy and other disorders of excessive sleepiness in children, 1992
  • Childhood Narcolepsy, 1998
  • Practice parameters for the treatment of narcolepsy: an update for 2000, 2001
  • A functional autoantibody in human narcolepsy?, 2005
  • Objective measures of sleepiness and wakefulness: Application to the real world?, 2006
  • Indications for polysomnography and related procedures, 2005
  • Practice parameters for evaluation of chronic insomnia, 2000
  • Parasomnias in Childhood, 1997
  • Practice parameters for clinical use of the Multiple Sleep Latency Test and the Maintenance of Wakefulness Test, 2005
  • Practice parameters for the nonpharmacologic treatment of chronic insomnia, 1999
  • The role of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in a childrens sleep clinic, 1995
  • Narcolepsy and other disorders of excessive sleepiness, 2004
  • Narcolepsy in Children, 2001
  • Practice parameters for the treatment of restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder, 1999
  • Practice parameters for the use of light therapy in the treatment of sleep disorders, 1999
  • Practice parameters for the dopaminergic treatment of restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder, 2004
  • Practice parameters for using polysomnography to evaluate insomnia: an update, 2003
  • Practice parameters for the use of auto-titrating positive airway pressure devices for titrating pressures and treating adult patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome., 2002
  • Practice parameters for the use of continuous and bilevel positive airway pressure devices to treat adult patients with sleep-related breathing disorders, 2006
  • Childhood Narcolepsy, 1998
  • BBC News, 12/12/2004
  • Childhood Narcolepsy, 1993
  • Sleep disruption in adolescents due to excessive use of computers at night, 2004
  • Narcolepsy, 2004

Education & Training

Medical School

University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
Graduated in 1984

Residency Hospital

Baylor College Of Med
Complete in 1990
Tex Chldns Hospital
Complete in 1987

Fellowship Hospital

Baylor College Of Med
Complete in 1991

Undergraduate Schools

Rhodes College
Graduated in 1980

Languages Spoken by Dr. Wise III & Staff

  • English

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