Dr. Joseph Stern, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 59

Dr. Stern
Accepting new patients

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 over 32 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. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Stern to book an appointment.

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Dr. Stern is affiliated with The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital Greensboro, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
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Experience
Background

Background Check

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

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

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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Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

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

Spondylolisthesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stern treats Spondylolisthesis more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Stern treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis

Dr. Stern's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • 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
  • 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
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

Dr. Stern's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Stern

4.9

Based on 215 ratings

5 Stars
98.13953488372093%
(211)
4 Stars
0.46511627906976744%
(1)
3 Stars
0.46511627906976744%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
0.9302325581395349%
(2)
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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (163)
  • Explained conditions well (163)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (163)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (8)
  • Long wait times (7)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (2)
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Dr stern is a very down to earth doctor and makes sure his patients understand what he is telling us. He did brain surgery on me in 2004 and I did great. I would recommend him to anyone. Thank you Dr. Sterbn
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No back, hip, or leg pain
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Dec 30, 2020
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He performed my shunt revision surgery in 2013. Everything has gone wonderfully and I have not been back to see him since, but I just wanted to leave a review here. I would recommend him to anyone. He has a wonderful bedside manner and is just very easy to communicate with. His staff is wonderful as well!!
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Dec 19, 2020
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My surgery went great, I can tell a huge difference in my legs and my back. I have regained the feeling back.
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Dec 17, 2020
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Doing a lot better. Great doctor.
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Dec 11, 2020
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Dr Stern ids an amazing Dr. He is respectful, caring and spends time with his patients. He makes you feel like family. I respect him more than anyone in this world.
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Nov 16, 2020
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Dr, stern and Bryan are the best.
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Oct 14, 2020
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Ruptured DISC WONDERFULLY RECOVERED
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Aug 15, 2020
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I had a fusion L5 s1 6 screws and 2 rods. I feel excellent. Dr. Stern has me cleaned up and feeling much better!
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Jul 28, 2020
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When I first started I was in serious pain with lower back on the right side. Six years later I had the same problem on the left side and immediately I contacted Dr.Stern and once again he solved The pain on April of this year. I will forever be grateful to Dr Stern and his staff!
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Jul 13, 2020
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My surgery went great! It was like a miracle. The nerve pain I was experiencing has now gone away. I have the residual stiffness at night, but overall I have gotten better overall. The staff here is incredible.
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Jul 11, 2020
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Dr. Sturn has been friendly and extremely helpful during this time.
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Jun 13, 2020
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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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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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What are Dr. Joseph Stern, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Stern frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Low Back Pain, and Spondylolisthesis. 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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Locations

Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates

Carolina Neurosurgery & Spine Associates1130 N Church St Ste 200 Greensboro, NC 27401
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Stern is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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The Moses H. Cone Memorial Hospital

Greensboro, NC

74% Patient Experience Rating, 5% higher than the national average

17 Awards Received

Award Highlight: America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019)