Dr. M Whitney Parnell, MD

Dr. M Whitney Parnell, MD

General Surgery | Female | 49 years old

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Surgical Associates of Myrtle Beach
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2015 Five Star Recipient for Treatment of Gastrointestinal Bleed

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  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Centene
  • Cigna
  • Medicaid
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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4.4 based on 17 responses
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Experience with Dr. Parnell
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Parnell's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (15)
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in Myrtle Beach, SC |
Dr. Parnell is excellent in diagnosing my issues and explained in detail what I may encounter. She did have to refer me to another physician, but will be able to provide me the care I need within the scope of her practice. I found her personable, compassionate and precise. I'm an R.N., who moved to the area several years ago. My visit with her was what I expected and I'm happy that I found her.
in Longs, SC |
I am hoping she was just having a bad disconnected day the other day...I felt like she was not listening to me and my husband and I found her somewhat abrupt. I generally have not felt like this with her, will see how my next appt works out.
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Surgical Oncology
  • Trauma Medicine

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Hernia
  • All Lymphoma
  • Anal and Rectal Cancer
  • Anal Disorders
  • Anal Fissure
  • Anemia
  • Anorectal Abscess
  • Appendicitis
  • Appendix Cancer
  • Appendix Disorders
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Cancer
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breast Lump
  • Cancer
  • Carcinoma in Situ
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cholecystitis
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coagulation Disorders (incl. Hemophilia)
  • Colonic Volvulus
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cutaneous Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Ductal Carcinoma in Situ
  • ENT Cancer
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Gallbladder Diseases
  • Gallstones
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hidradenitis Suppurativa
  • Hypercoagulable State
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Incisional Hernia
  • Inguinal Hernia
  • Intestinal Diseases
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Intussusception
  • Leukocytosis
  • Lipomas
  • Liver Cancer
  • Lobular Carcinoma in Situ (LCIS)
  • Lymphosarcoma
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Mycosis Fungoides
  • Myelodysplastic Syndromes
  • Myeloproliferative Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Neuroendocrine Tumors
  • Neutropenia
  • Nodular Lymphoma
  • Non-Hodgkin's Lymphoma
  • Non-Melanoma Skin Cancer
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pancytopenia
  • Paralytic Ileus
  • Perimenopause
  • Polycythemia Rubra Vera
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Primary Hypercoagulable State (incl. Factor V Leiden Disease)
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Disorders
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Stomach and Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Throat Cancer (Nasopharyngeal)
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Hernia
  • Umbilical Hernia
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vascular Disease
  • Ventral Hernia
  • Yeast Infections

Procedures Performed

  • Abdominal Mass Biopsy
  • Abdominal Surgery
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Appendectomy
  • Appendectomy, Laparoscopic
  • Appendectomy, Open
  • Biopsy
  • Biopsy of Affected Tissue
  • Biopsy of Breast
  • Breast Surgical Procedure
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colectomy
  • Cryosurgery for Skin Lesions
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Breast Tumor
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Lipoma
  • Excision of Neck Mass
  • Excision of Rectal Tumor
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Soft Tissue Lesion
  • Excision of Stomach Tumor
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Gallbladder Removal
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Laparoscopic
  • Gallbladder Removal (Cholecystectomy), Open
  • Hemicolectomy
  • Hemorrhoid Banding
  • Hemorrhoid Removal
  • Hemorrhoidectomy or Excision of Anal Tags
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Incisional Hernia Repair, Laparoscopic
  • Inguinal Hernia Repair, Open
  • Laparoscopic Colectomy
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Lumpectomy
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Mastectomy
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Open Incisional and-or Ventral Hernia Repair
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Partial Mastectomy
  • Port Placements or Replacements
  • Single Incision Gallbladder Removal
  • Skin-Sparing Mastectomy
  • Smoking Cessation Counseling
  • Stereotaxis
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Wound Repair

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    Malpractice Claims not available

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    Sanctions

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Medical School
    Creighton University School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1995

  • Residency Hospital
    Phoenix Integrated Surgical

    Completed in 2000

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Wyoming

    Graduated in 1990

Awards & Recognition

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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Parnell's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in General Surgery
  • No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  • Malpractice claims in South Carolina not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Parnell's Office & Staff

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Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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Experience with Dr. Parnell

Level of trust in provider's decisions
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Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Parnell's Care Philosophy

Dr. Parnell wishes to recognize the value of every person and is guided by a commitment to excellence and leadership. Dr.Parnell demonstrates this by: * Providing exemplary physical, emotional and spiritual care for each patient and their families * Balancing the continued commitment to the care of those underserved in our area with the provision of highly specialized services to a broader community. *Demonstrating social responsibility through the just use of our resources.