Dr. Rodney Olinger, MD

Dr. Rodney Olinger, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 66
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Dr. Rodney Olinger, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Memphis, TN and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from University Of Miami / School Of Medicine in 1977 and specializes in neurosurgery.Read his story

6325 Humphreys Blvd

Memphis, TN 38120

Contact Information

(901) 522-7700

Insurance Accepted

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

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
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more than 88% of peers
Spondylosis
normal
more than 83% of peers
Spine Disorders
normal
more than 74% of peers

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Dr. Olinger's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Olinger "Rodney G. Olinger | Semmes Murphey Neurologic and Spine Institute Dr. Rodney Glenn Olinger was born in 1951 in Connecticut. He grew up in New York City. In 1969 he attended the University of Miami in Florida as an undergraduate. He then went on to the University of Miami School of Medicine, graduating in 1977 in the top 1/3 of the class. After medical school he did a surgical internship at Montefiore Hospital in New York City, followed by his residency in neurological surgery at the Albert Einstein Affiliated Hospital in New York City. After completing residency he started practicing neurological surgery in Memphis, TN in 1983. Dr. Olinger is licensed to practice medicine in Tennessee, Mississippi and Arkansas. He is Board Certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgeons. Professional Societies Membership: Fellowship of the American College of Surgeons Congress of Neurological Surgery American Association of Neurological Surgery Southern Neurosurgical Society Tennessee Neurosurgical Society American Medical Association Memphis, and Shelby County Medical Society Disorders & Treatments Arm Pain Back Pain Brain Tumors Carpal Tunnel Leg Pain Spinal Tumors Spine Additional Areas of Expertise Anterior Discectomy and Fusion for Cervical Disc Disease Brain Hemorrhages Cervical and Lumbar Disc Disease Degenerative Disc Disease Glioma Surgery Image Guided Surgery Peripheral Nerve Surgery Radiculopathy Spinal Stenosis Ulnar Nerve Surgery Workers Compensation "
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1  Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

1  Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*

42  Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
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12  Procedures

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

  • University Of Miami / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1977
  • Montefiore Hospital Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Albert Einstein College Med
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1983

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Olinger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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