Dr. Joseph Stern, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 60

Neurosurgery

Dr. Joseph Stern, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Greensboro, NC and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Mi Med Sch medical school in 1989. He is affiliated with The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Joseph Stern, MD

Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates

1130 N Church St Ste 200 Greensboro, NC 27401 ()
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Dr. Stearn agreed to see me quickly after I contacted his office and explained my situation resulting from an injury caused by overexertion during yard work. An MRI revealed a severely ruptured disk impinging on nerves. Surgery has been scheduled for removal of the protruding tissue. Hopefully, all will go well.
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Kirt B. – Apr 15, 2022
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Compassionate care
I came into contact with Dr. Stern and his team when my dad was brought to the ER with a traumatic brain injury. Dr. Stern and his NP Josh were incredibly compassionate and explained the situation in a simple, straight forward but kind manner. They were in regular contact with us throughout the whole process. Their expertise and support helped make a very difficult situation a little easier to deal with. I would highly recommend them. We felt heard and supported.
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Nancy Parsons – Mar 31, 2022
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yes I would recommend Dr. Stren to a friends an family member he is a excellent Dr. his staff are very professional and caring people
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Charles Sechrest – Feb 04, 2022
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Excellent surgeon, was able to walk again without pain.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Doug Logeman – Jan 26, 2022
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Visit was a recheck during which Dr. Stern answered all my questions.
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Dec 10, 2021
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Couldn't ask for a more awesome office staff, nurse's, PA(Josh) or Doctor (Stern). Helpful, caring, kind and courteous. Grace under fire!
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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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K Shields – Nov 04, 2021
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Progressive chronic spinal/neuropathy symptoms confidently re-evaluated by Josh & Dr. Stern has determined a clear plan.
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  • Listened & answered questions
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Oct 29, 2021
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Telephone visit but as always a very good visit
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D Underhill – Oct 23, 2021
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Without a doubt I would recommend Dr. Stern. He did surgery on me 10 years ago and would never consider anyone else. He obviously knows his surgery and his communication, concern and compassion for his patients is amazing! Never too busy to answer a question or concern and you are a person not just a patient or case!! He helped me 10 years ago and know I will have the same outcome this time!
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Deborah Durham – Oct 20, 2021
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I was following up for a disability letter. Dr. Stern has been an excellent physician/surgeon. Has has performed two major surgeries for me in the past 14 years. He is amazing, attentive and does exceptional work. I refer everyone I know to him.
What went well
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  • 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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Tonee McIntosh Craft – Oct 14, 2021
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Incredibly thorough and responsive. Explained my Lumbar issue , and thoroughly explained the surgery necessary to correct my disc issue.
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Spencer A Lomax – Oct 13, 2021
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Not a long wait time, he answered all my questions, he explains things really well. I was very satisfied with my visit.
What went well
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Oct 13, 2021
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My procedure went well. Four months later I can hardly tell that I had surgery. Dr. Stern kept me informed as to the risks, what outcome to expect and was honest enough to tell me the surgery may not fix everything. Because of his reputation as a skillful surgeon, I was not at all frightened to proceed with the procedure.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Oct 13, 2021
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I felt very comfortable with Dr, Stern. He is compassionate and caring, and explains everything ve0ry well.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Oct 12, 2021
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Very professional and respectful. Knowledgeable in his field and explains everything in a manner that is understandable. Values patient input and involves patient in decision making.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Dawn Rose – Oct 08, 2021
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Dr. Stern is professional, thorough, caring, patient, asks and answers questions taking in to account my health issues affecting my communication capabilities.
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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Lightman – Oct 02, 2021
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Dr. Stern and his RN Brian thoroughly explained what needed to be done to correct severe spinal stenosis causing leg numbness and pain in my butt! Dr. Stern is an excellent listener and cares about his patients. His staff is very friendly. I'm able to walk without pain and I highly recommend 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
What could be improved
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Mary Lou – Sep 30, 2021
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Dr Stern and his assistants were very detailed in explaining what needed to be done to get rid of the horrific pain I was having in my lower back and especially down the outside of my leg into my foot.
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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Beth M Scearce – Sep 24, 2021
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He is friendly, and takes his time to explain the problem and what needs to be done to fix it!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Sep 24, 2021
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Very comprehensive!! Pleasant, detailed and non rushed!
What went well
  • 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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Rakesh Gupta, MD – Sep 22, 2021
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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...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

1989
University of Mi Med Sch
Medical School

Languages

  • English
  • French

Awards

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Is Dr. Joseph Stern, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. Joseph Stern, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Stern's profile to make an appointment.

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What are Dr. Joseph Stern, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Stern frequently treats Low Back Pain, Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), and Spine Deformities. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Stern treats.

Where is Dr. Joseph Stern, MD's office located?

Dr. Stern's office is located at 1130 N Church St Ste 200, Greensboro, NC 27401. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Joseph Stern, MD speak?

Dr. Stern speaks French and English. View profile to see all.

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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Stern's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern treats Low Back Pain more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Stern treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Stern treats this condition more than 99% 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
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Spine Deformities
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern treats Spine Deformities more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Stern treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Cavernous Malformation of Spine
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Kyphosis
  • Lordosis
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Occult Spinal Dysraphism
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Split Spinal Cord Malformation
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Dr. Stern's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Anterior Cervical Microdiscectomy With Fusion
  • Brain Abscess
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • 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
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epilepsy
  • 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
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis Surgery
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stereotactic Neurosurgery
  • Stereotactic Radiosurgery
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Stern accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of North Carolina
Blue Options PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
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CoreSource
Coventry Health Care
EmblemHealth
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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
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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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