Dr. Merle Stringer, MD

Dr. Merle Stringer, MD

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77 y/o
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Dr. Merle Stringer, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Panama City, FL and has been practicing for 46 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, interventional pain medicine, and more.

Brain & Spine Specialists

2011 Harrison Ave

Panama City, FL 32405
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Insurance Accepted

  • 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

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Florida
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. Stringer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Chronic Neck Pain
very high
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stringer treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 100% of his peers

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

Limb Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Stringer treats Limb Pain more than 99% of his peers

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

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Dr. Stringer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Aneurysm
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bell's Palsy
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebral Palsy
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • 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
  • Cluster Headache
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dementia
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Diplopia
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dystonia
  • Ear Disorders
  • EEG (Electroencephalogram)
  • Elbow Injuries
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Idiopathic Intracranial Hypertension
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Intracranial Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) Repair
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Surgery
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Meningiomas
  • Migraine
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Neurosurgical Procedures
  • Non-Cosmetic Chemodenervation
  • 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
  • Paracentesis
  • Parkinsonism
  • Parkinson's Disease
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Phantom Limb Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyneuropathy Due to Alcohol and Drugs
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Repair Intracranial Aneurysm
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • 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
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spina Bifida
  • 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 Disorders
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spine Surgery
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Syncope
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Transient Ischemic Attack (TIA)
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Vertigo
  • Visual Field Defects

About Me

Biography

Dr. Merle Stringer, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Panama City, FL and has been practicing for 46 years. He specializes in neurosurgery, interventional pain medicine, and more.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Neurology
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

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

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

Dr. Stringer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Stringer

4.6

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1 Star
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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 and real. I moved to Florida because I was ready to enjoy life. I would not send anyone to him. Office staff friendly. Nurses cold and just as unfeeling as doctor.
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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 payment arrangements that helped me with my high deductible insurance, where I couldn't get treatment anywhere else without payment up front.
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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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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 are a great team!
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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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Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
Blue Preferred Patient Care PPO
Blue Select
CHAMPVA
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Commercial Insurance Company
Coventry Health Care
Group Plan PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
POMCO Group
Tricare
TriCare for Life
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Universal American

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Bay Medical Center

Panama City, FL

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