Dr. Eric Stem, MD

Dr. Eric Stem, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMale

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(843) 932-2350

Dr. Eric Stem, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Summerville, SC. Dr. Stem has more experience with Knee & Lower Limb Surgery than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities Trident Medical Center and Trident Health System - Summerville Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Stem to book an appointment.

Locations

Lowcountry Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine

Lowcountry Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine93 Springview Ln Unit B Summerville, SC 29485
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Lowcountry Orthopaedics and Sports Medicine130 E 3RD NORTH ST Summerville, SC 29483
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Lowcountry Orthopaedics & Sports Medicine2880 Tricom St North Charleston, SC 29406
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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Stem is affiliated with Trident Medical Center Charleston, a highly rated hospital.

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Dr. Stem's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Stem

4.4

Based on 32 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
9.375%
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Dr Stem performed a total right hip replacement. He is absolutely the most top notch orthopedist and I am truly blessed he accepted me as a patient. He is patient, answers all questions and concerns, never rushes you just takes his time to ensure you understand everything he does. He is absolutely fantastic and I am truly blessed to have him as my doctor. Actually he is a ten star not five.,.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Annie L Driskell – Jun 05, 2021
Dr Stem focuses only on me at my visits & when I had surgery. I feel like I am his only patient. He is knowledgeable, helpful & always professional. He & his staff are always available when I need them. He is an excellent surgeon & Lowcountry Orthopedics is a wonderful medical practice. I highly recommend him!
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Theo Fouts – May 26, 2021
I went in for my post op appointment.My knee was still hurting Dr.Stem checked it out and gave me an injection in my knee and two days later my knee felt amazing.Dr.Stem is an excellent doctor!! I won’t go anywhere else.He really cares about his patients.
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Sherry – Apr 24, 2021
listens to your concerns. very good doctor.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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katherine hanna – Feb 25, 2021
Knowledgeable about his field and really cares about your individual needs.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Feb 11, 2021
Doctor Stem and his staff are amazing. Doctor Stem is caring and compassionate. His staff is the greatest. Missy and everyone else go out of their way to make sure you get the best care.
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Jan 21, 2021
I can say all my visits with Dr. Stem and all this staff has been great. I have had both knees replaced and if something happens that I need to have surgery again I will go back to Dr. Stem and his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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James – Dec 25, 2020
Dr. Stem was very thorough and explained all my options. Having just moved into the area I was glad to find a new Dr. that I can be comfortable with.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Jeff Hix – Dec 24, 2020
Dr Stem is very kind, compassionate, knowledgable, and an expert professional in his field. When you are with him, he treats you as if you are his only patient. He’s a great listener and always seeks the best treatment. His Nurse/Med tech, Missy is awesome, as well. They make a great team. You cannot go wrong with this phenomenal doctor!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Paula Linman – Jul 09, 2020
I have and will continue to refer my family and friends to Dr. Stem. He is a very compassionate and I put my complete trust in him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Diane Smoak – Jun 26, 2020
I am so grateful for Dr. Stem. The staff has changed my life. I could hardly walk on my first visit. Dr. Stem replaced both of my knees and one year later I can finally walk without a cane. Thank Y’all So Much.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Ryan – May 28, 2020
Dr Stem has replaced both my knees and I would highly recommend him for any knee issues you may have. He’s very caring, informative and supportive of your needs..
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Sue Kane – Apr 16, 2020
I spent very little time waiting to see DrStem. The entire experience beginning to end was professional, complete and calming. He did a through examination of my injury. He then told me what the next steps could be and engaged me in the decision. He had all follow up tests ordered and scheduled before I left. He calmed me down to know there was a good chance for a full recovery and how that might be achieved. He did it without rushing anything. I felt like I was important to him and not just another patient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Karl Naugle – Nov 01, 2019
Dr Stem is very attentive & listens to his patient describe their ailments. He ask pertinent questions to ascertain clarification before he diagnoses condition. I have found him to be quiet & thoughtful, but more importantly, effective in treatments.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Dedra D. – Aug 22, 2019
Very pleased with a knee replacement he did! Very professional and informative with great follow up care With nurses, staff and patients he is highly regarded. I will be having my other knee replaced by him as well. Extremely satisfied!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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K Scogin in Goose Creek, SC – May 17, 2019
I would recommend Dr.Stem,because he is very effective and puts the needs of his patients first.........
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Steven lee in Summerville,s.c. – Jan 12, 2017
I would recommend Dr. Stem to any person who needs shoulder replacement or knee replacement or any treatment with shoulders or knee pain. I have already told many people of Dr. Stem. He did outstanding work for me. Dr. Stem took very good care of me. V Grooms
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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Vivian Grooms in Summerville, SC – Sep 19, 2016

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Frequently Treated by Dr. Stem

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Stem treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Stem treats other conditions, please contact the office at (843) 797-5050.

Knee & Lower Limb Surgery

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee & Lower Limb Surgery specialists.

Dr. Stem is experienced in the area of Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See the graph below to learn more about his experience.

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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Knee Dislocation
Knee Arthroscopy
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Dr. Stem's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Stem accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of South Carolina
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
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Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
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First Choice Health
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First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
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Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedCost
MedCost PPO
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Pyramid Life
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Among Charlestons leading and longest standing orthopaedic groups, founded by Dr. Joel R. Cox in 1975, Lowcountry Orthopaedics offers the most advanced...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Mayo Clinic (reconst. surgery; joint replacement) - Jacksonville FL
Fellowship Hospital
Ft. Wayne Orthopaedics - Ft. Wayne IN
Residency Hospital
Keesler Medical Center - Biloxi MS
Internship Hospital
University of North Carolina School of Medicine - Chapel Hill NC
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Frequently Asked Questions

How can I make an appointment with Dr. Eric Stem, MD?

Call (843) 932-2350 to make an appointment as a new patient. Click here for more information.

Is Dr. Eric Stem, MD accepting new patients?

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Does Dr. Eric Stem, MD accept my insurance?

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What are Dr. Eric Stem, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Stem frequently treats Knee & Lower Limb Surgery. See all practice areas where Dr. Stem specializes.

Where is Dr. Eric Stem, MD's office located?

Dr. Stem's office is located at 93 Springview Ln Unit B, Summerville, SC 29485. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Eric Stem, MD offer telehealth services?

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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Stem is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Trident Medical Center

Charleston, SC

66% Patient Experience Rating, 3% lower than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Trident Health System - Summerville Medical Center

Summerville, SC

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)