Dr. Rodney Olinger, MD

Dr. Rodney Olinger, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 66
(4)
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Dr. Rodney Olinger, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Memphis, TN. He is 66 years old and has been practicing for 41 years. Read his story

6325 Humphreys Blvd

Memphis, TN 38120

Contact Information

(901) 522-7700

Insurance Accepted

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

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Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
high
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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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • 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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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Lysis of Adhesions (LOA)
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

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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Dr. Olinger's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Olinger to family and friends
5.0
based on 4 total reviews

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

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Dr. Olinger'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
16 to 30 minutes

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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Olinger accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Tennessee
    Blue Network E
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care of Tennessee
    Coventry Health Care of Tennessee PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Olinger has admitting privileges

Baptist Memorial Hospital - Memphis
6019 Walnut Grove Rd
Memphis, TN 38120
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