Dr. Merle Stringer, MD

Dr. Merle Stringer, MD

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Neurosurgery  |  
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75 y/o
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Dr. Merle Stringer, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Panama City, FL and has been practicing for 45 years. He graduated from Medical College of Georgia in 1968 and specializes in neurosurgery, interventional pain medicine, and more.

Brain and Spine Center

2011 Harrison Ave

Panama City, FL 32405
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • CHAMPVA
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • POMCO Group
  • Tricare

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Adult & Pediatric Neurology
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuritis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

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

  • Medical College of Georgia
    Medical School | Graduated 1968
  • Washington Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1969
  • Medical College of Georgia
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1973
  • University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • University of Western Ontario
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Stringer has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Stringer's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Stringer to family and friends
4.6
based on 64 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (64)

  • 5
    (57)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Stringer's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

in Port Saint Joe, FL
Dr, Stringer came in with an arrogant and curt attitude. He gave me no hope of a future decent quality of life just because they couldn't find how they could do surgery to help me. He just washed his hands of my case without a care. I have never met such a cold doctor in my life. My pain is severe...more
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in Panama City, FL
Dr. Stringer has helped a lot of people in my family. He saved my brother's life years ago. This gentleman not only cares about what he does, he cares about his patients'. When I went to see him he head a nerve test and MRI done right in his facility there, and it was so easy. He also offers...more
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in Panama City, FL
Dr Stringer was kind, caring and very knowledgable. He was prompt and to the point with my care and I felt very confident in his treatment. I feel 100% better and will continue to use him as my physician for my back and neck problems.
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in Panama City, FL
Really nice Doctor. He has treated me before and always was nice to me. I was most recently seen by his brother Dr. Doug Stringer and he still took the time to come into my appointment and ask me how I was doing and listened to my whole story again. The two brothers really take great care of me and...more
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in Lafayette Indiana
I was on vacation with my family, went to the ER with what I thought was a migraine. Dr. Stringer was my doctor. He was wonderful from the start. He explained everything, bedside manner was great. Was great with my family and helping with anything that we needed.
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