Dr. Lance Wright, MD

Dr. Lance Wright, MD

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(44)
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Dr. Lance Wright, MD is a neurology doctor who practices in Memphis, TN. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 27 years.Read his story

6325 Humphreys Blvd

Memphis, TN 38120

Contact Information

(901) 522-7700

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Tennessee
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Migraine
very high
more than 99% of peers
All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Tremor
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Wright's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Wright "Lance J. Wright | Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute Dr. Lance Jefferson Wright was born on February 5, 1960 in Odessa, TX. He grew up in Dallas and later Houston, TX. He attended Texas A&M University where he graduated in 1982, Summa Cum Laude with a Bachelor's of Science Degree in Zoology. He was admitted to the Alpha Phi Omega Honor Society and was elected to "Who's Who in American Colleges and Universities". Dr. Wright attended Medical School at the University of TX Health Science Center in Houston, graduating in 1986. He performed his internship at Charity Hospital in New Orleans and completed a neurology residency at the University of TX Southwestern Medical School in Dallas. A fellowship in epilepsy and neurophysiology followed in Dallas as well. Dr. Wright practiced neurology in Wilmington, NC for two years before joining the Semmes Murphey Clinic in 1993. He served in the US Navy Reserves attached to Fleet Hospital 21 where he attained the rank of Lieutenant Commander. He is an Assistant Clinical Professor at the University of TN School of Medicine. Dr. Wright is married to Evie Skoda Wright. He has two children, Johanna Claire and Kendall Paige, and two step-children, Helena Faith and Michael Paul. Professional Societies: TN Medical Society Shelby County Medical Society Extra Curricular Activities: Dr. Wright has been involved in martial arts since 1974 and holds a 6th Degree Black Belt in Taekwondo and a 3rd Degree Black Belt in Okinawa Kenpo Karate. He also trains in Aikido and has studied Kendo."

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Specialties

  • Neurology
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Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
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Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Anterior Horn Disease
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cluster Headache
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myasthenia Gravis
  • Myelopathy
  • Myoclonus
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Parkinsonism
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rasmussen's Syndrome
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Procedures

  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Tennessee.

0 Sanctions

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.

Education

  • Texas A&M University / Main Campus
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1982
  • University Of Texas Health Science Center At Houston
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Charity Hosp New Orleans
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University Of Texas Southwestern Medical Center At Dallas
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • U Tex Sw
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wright has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Wright does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Wright and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Dr. Wright's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wright to family and friends
3.4
based on 44 total reviews (12 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (44)

  • 5
    (26)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (17)

Dr. Wright's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (12)

in Jackson, TN |
After reading the reviews on Dr. Wright, I was a little apprehensive. I gave him the chance and I am very happy I did! He is indeed an extremely thorough physician and will actually listen to everything you have to say. In my case, I had been to other doctors that gave up on trying to find a...more
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in Memphis, TN |
I’m currently a patient of Dr. Wright’s. I seek treatment for seizures and migraines. He’s thorough and attentive. He certainly doesn’t force medication and takes into account my situation and concerns. Although at the first appointment he didn’t seem to be the most approachable, he means well and...more
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Cordova, TN |
Dr. Wright was brisk and condescending at both of my appointments with him. I did not want to return for a second visit but did so at the insistence of my GP as I've been dealing with neurological and blood disorders for almost 1 year. He was more rude at the second appointment than the first and I...more
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Germantown, TN |
For anyone who feels Dr Wright is rude I would have to AGREE. He insulted me and called me a liar within 10 minutes of seeing him. Tried to force medicine on me that was not needed (including Botox). I was on a medicine that was working but instead of listening to the questions I had about my...more
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Memphis, TN |
Dr. Wright is very textbook and seems to know his stuff, but his bedside manner leaves a lot to be desired. He was, quite frankly, rude. I have worked in medicine, and for surgeons all of my adult life, and if someone tells you they are scared, the doctor should reassure them. I work at UT as a...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Wright accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    Blue Network E
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care of Tennessee
    Coventry Health Care of Tennessee PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Wright has admitting privileges

Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis
6019 Walnut Grove Rd
Memphis, TN 38120
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