Dr. Merrill Wise III, MD

Dr. Merrill Wise III, MD

Clinical Neurophysiology  ·  
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Age 60
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Dr. Merrill Wise III, MD is a clinical neurophysiologist in Memphis, TN and has been practicing for 27 years. He graduated from University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine in 1984 and specializes in clinical neurophysiology, neurology, and more.

5050 Poplar Ave

Memphis, TN 38157

Contact Information

(901) 683-0044

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
  • CareSource
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Choice
  • CoreSource
  • 25 More

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Wise III performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Sleep Apnea
very high
more than 99% of peers
Sleep Disorders
very high
more than 99% of peers
Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
high
more than 83% of peers

Dr. Wise III's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Wise III "Dr. Wise is a sleep medicine specialist who recognizes the importance of identifying and treating sleep disorders in order to provide optimal physical, emotional, and cognitive function. Dr. Wise evaluates children, adolescents, and adults with the full range of sleep problems and disorders. He has a special interest in the diagnosis and management of excessive daytime sleepiness, and neurologically based sleep disorders."

5  Specialties

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
  • Neurology
  • Pediatric Sleep Medicine
  • Psychiatry
  • Sleep Medicine

4  Board Certifications

  • Clinical Neurophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Neurology with Special Qualification in Child Neurology
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
  • Sleep Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

46  Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Aneurysm
  • Anxiety
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Bedwetting
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Chronic Pain
  • Circadian Rhythm Sleep Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Delayed Sleep Phase Disorder
  • Dementia
  • Excessive Daytime Sleepiness
  • Idiopathic Hypersomnia
  • Infantile Sleep Apnea
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Insomnia
  • Kleine-Levin Syndrome
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Narcolepsy and Cataplexy
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Parasomnias
  • Periodic Limb Movement Disease
  • Phobia
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • REM Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Disorders
  • Sleep-Related Rhythmic Movement Disorder
  • Sleep-Walking
  • Spine Disorders
  • Thrombosis
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Vascular Disease
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2  Procedures

  • Multiple Sleep Latency Test (MSLT)
  • Sleep Study

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

  • Rhodes College
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1980
  • University Of Tennessee Health Science Center College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Texas Childrens Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • Tex Chldns Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1987
  • Baylor College Of Med
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • President, Medical School Honor Council, 1983
  • Distinguished Medical Student Achievement Award, 1984
  • Chief Resident, Jefferson Davis Hospital, 1987
  • Service Award, Epilepsy Foundation of North and Central Alabama, 1994
  • Childrens Hospital of Alabama Research Award, 1993
  • Algernon Sydney Sullivan Award, 1980
  • Best Doctors in America, 2005
  • Psychiatry Medal, 1984
Media & Publications
  • Medical News Today, 12/12/2004
  • Narcolepsy and other disorders of excessive sleepiness in children, 1992
  • Childhood Narcolepsy, 1998
  • Practice parameters for the treatment of narcolepsy: an update for 2000, 2001
  • A functional autoantibody in human narcolepsy?, 2005
  • Objective measures of sleepiness and wakefulness: Application to the real world?, 2006
  • Indications for polysomnography and related procedures, 2005
  • Practice parameters for evaluation of chronic insomnia, 2000
  • Parasomnias in Childhood, 1997
  • Practice parameters for clinical use of the Multiple Sleep Latency Test and the Maintenance of Wakefulness Test, 2005
  • Practice parameters for the nonpharmacologic treatment of chronic insomnia, 1999
  • The role of the Pediatric Nurse Practitioner in a childrens sleep clinic, 1995
  • Narcolepsy and other disorders of excessive sleepiness, 2004
  • Narcolepsy in Children, 2001
  • Practice parameters for the treatment of restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder, 1999
  • Practice parameters for the use of light therapy in the treatment of sleep disorders, 1999
  • Practice parameters for the dopaminergic treatment of restless legs syndrome and periodic limb movement disorder, 2004
  • Practice parameters for using polysomnography to evaluate insomnia: an update, 2003
  • Practice parameters for the use of auto-titrating positive airway pressure devices for titrating pressures and treating adult patients with obstructive sleep apnea syndrome., 2002
  • Practice parameters for the use of continuous and bilevel positive airway pressure devices to treat adult patients with sleep-related breathing disorders, 2006
  • BBC News, 12/12/2004
  • Childhood Narcolepsy, 1993
  • Sleep disruption in adolescents due to excessive use of computers at night, 2004
  • Narcolepsy, 2004

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wise III's Reviews

4.4
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wise III to family and friends
14 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
    (11)
  • 4
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  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Wise III'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 (2)

One of the most professional and caring healthcare providers I've dealt with in a long time. Had a really positive experience with him and the clinic.
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Excellent Physician. Great bedside manner.
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