Dr. Joseph Stern, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 58
  
Dr. Stern
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Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates

1130 N Church St Ste 200 Greensboro, NC 27401

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(336) 272-4578

Dr. Joseph Stern, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Greensboro, NC and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University of Mi Med Sch in 1989 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Stern accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Options PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
Emblem Health
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Humana
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
MedCost
MedCost PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Practice Areas

Spine

Spine specialists diagnose and treat conditions affecting the bones of the spine, including degenerative spine disease, herniated discs, stenosis, and fractured vertebrae, with treatments including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.

Typically treats 80% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Stern performs this procedure more than 98% of their peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Stern treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern treats Low Back Pain more than 93% of their peers

Dr. Stern treats this condition more than 93% of their peers

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Dr. Stern's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Herniated Disc Surgery
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern performs Herniated Disc Surgery more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Stern performs this procedure more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy With Plating & Fusion
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Arthroscopic Microdiscectomy
  • Cervical Discectomy
  • Cervical Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Discectomy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Percutaneous Discectomy
  • Spinal Discectomy
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Stern treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern treats Low Back Pain more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Stern treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Stern's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniotomy for Brain Tumor
  • CyberKnife®, Cranial (Stereotactic Radiosurgery, Cranial) incl. Gamma Knife and LINAC Photon Beam
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Extradural Hemorrhage
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Decompression Therapy
  • Lumbar Microdiscectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Minimally Invasive Lumbar Decompression (MILD)
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Stereotactic Surgery
  • Stereotaxis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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Dr. Stern's Reviews

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I feel like a new person after only 8 short weeks post surgery! Surgery went great! Dr Stern is very compassionate and really listens to his patients.
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Feb 21, 2020
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My experience with Dr. Stern and his office staff exceeded my expectations in every way. My surgery was scheduled promptly and resolved my issue.
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Feb 19, 2020
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Great experience. Communications were very good and dr and all associates were very friendly and helpful. Would recommend highly.
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Feb 08, 2020
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I was headed towards cervical fusion, but was able to avoid surgery with Dr Stern's care. Thanks so much
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Jan 29, 2020
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Replaced the L5 disk. I immediately had relief of the severe pain I had experienced over the previous couple of years. Recovery has been great and painless. I wish I could have had the surgery completed years ago.
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Jan 22, 2020
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Best doctor ever. Had the most fantastic experience with Dr.Stern and Olivia, I feel great, the office was amazing, answered all my questions, made me feel at ease, emailed me back immediately, called me to see how I was doing, overall the best experience I have ever had with a physician, his staff and the entire office.
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Jan 19, 2020
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I am doing very well. I had the deep brain stimulator surgery and my tremor is so much better. Dr Stern and his staff did a great job. I can actually eat a meal now.
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Jan 16, 2020
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I had a back and a left leg pain. Was is surgery and I without pain now. Dr Stern is amazing specialist.
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Jan 08, 2020
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My surgery was great doctor stern done a great great job.
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Jan 07, 2020
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My mother had a brain tumor removed that was malignant, Dr Stern is an amazing neurosurgeon,I would recommend him 100 percent. Dr Stern saved my mothers life. God Bless him and his staff.
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Jan 04, 2020
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Three weeks after PLIF surgery and feeling much better. Surgery and recovery have been better than expected.
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Jan 03, 2020
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Dr. Stern is a great doctor. He listens to you and tries his best to address all issues. I have had 3 surgeries with Dr. Stern and with each have come to appreciate him more. He is professional, knowledgeable but most of all he cares about his patients.
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Jan 01, 2020
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I had a total fusion of the L4 and L5 with additional work on the L3 with rods and pins. Dr. Stern is not only prompt, professional but gave me a sense of confidence in the work he performed.
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Dec 14, 2019
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The surgery has resolved the issues that I was having relative to weakness in my hands and arms. Also stiffness in my shoulders. Dr. Stern did an excellent job.
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Dec 10, 2019
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As far as I can tell, everything has gone perfectly with the surgery and recovery. I have been given great explanations along the way as to what is being done to and for me, I am well pleased!
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Dec 08, 2019
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Dr. Stern performed a cervical fusion on my Husband's neck. It was a multi-level fusion. He was in agony for months before the surgery. Immediately following surgery the intense neck pain was gone. He continues to improve daily and we could not say enough good things about Dr. Stern.
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Dec 05, 2019
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Spinal fusion. Doing very well post op. Pain has immensely improved. Would highly recommend Dr. Stern to anyone.
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Dec 03, 2019
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It's been a good experience. They did back surgery. He had a ruptured disc. He is doing a 100 percent better. .
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Nov 12, 2019
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Dr. Stern did a great job on Don's surgery. Don is seeing results.
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Nov 08, 2019
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Back and knee problems have been solved. Surgery was successful
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates, which was established in 1940, is one of the oldest and largest neurosurgical practices in the country. Our group includes 44 board-certified or board-eligible physicians in the specialty areas of neurosurger...

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1989
University of Mi Med Sch
Medical School

Languages

  • French
  • English

Awards

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Locations

Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates

Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates1130 N Church St Ste 200 Greensboro, NC 27401
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The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital

Greensboro, NC

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)