Dr. Samuel st Clair, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 67

Neurosurgery

Dr. Samuel st Clair, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Raleigh, NC. He is affiliated with medical facilities Rex Hospital and Wilson Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Samuel st Clair, MD

REX Neurosurgery and Spine Specialists (Raleigh)

4207 Lake Boone Trail Rexwoods II Raleigh, NC 27607 ()
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Dr. st Clair is affiliated with Rex Hospital Raleigh, a highly rated hospital.

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
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No malpractice claims found for North Carolina
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. st Clair's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Herniated Disc
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. st Clair treats Herniated Disc more than 97% of his peers

Dr. st Clair treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Low Back Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. st Clair treats Low Back Pain more than 97% of his peers

Dr. st Clair treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. st Clair treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 97% of his peers

Dr. st Clair treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Dr. st Clair's conditions and procedures:

  • Bone Cancer
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 1
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

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Dr. st Clair accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
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National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
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UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. st Clair's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. st Clair

4.6

Based on 42 ratings

5 Stars
88.0952380952381%
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4 Stars
2.380952380952381%
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1 Star
9.523809523809524%
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Doesn’t allow a zero rating. Giving a 1 ?? implies that they got something right. Wait times in office are ridiculous. Wait time after getting in an exam room is ridiculous. Front desk staff are nice, but they are not treating the patients. St.Clair’s “gopher” has a arrogant personality matched by his. He actually referenced her in a negative tone when he came in the room by saying, “ I see you’ve met my _____” Nothing cute or funny about disrespecting your staff or being arrogant. Should have listened to the hospital staff & requested another Dr.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jul 16, 2021
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Actually went to three top Neurosurgeons about the problem I was having which was severe pain in my arm due to my Neck, This Doctor actually listened and took the time to explain every question that I had, I only have one neck And I didn’t want anybody to screw that up. The outcome was Excellent. Dr Samuel St.Clair Has a great reputation And Definitely understand why.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Silla Lopez – Dec 29, 2020
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Impersonal, inattentive, poor listener, sloppy, messy with food on clothes, didn't wash hands, rude, false reporting, ill-prepared, did not provide clear, concise information. Literally one of the worse experiences with a health care provider in all of my years.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
4 people found this helpful
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Sep 05, 2020
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I had cervical spine surgery on c3,4,5,&6 by Dr. St. Clair in 2009 with excellent results. Therefore, when I started having extreme hip pain, I went to see him once again. Recently, he did a lumbar decompression on L4, L5, & S1. Again, I had excellent results. Dr. St. Clair explains your condition in terms easily understood. I have recommended him to family and friends and will continue to do so.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Beach bound – Apr 01, 2020
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12 years ago Dr St Clair performed back surgery! Great care! Now 12 years later I am visiting the doctor for neck problems. I drive 2 hours to visit the doctor. It is well worth the trip. So glad to see he is still practicing.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
7 people found this helpful
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Paula Ray – Mar 29, 2018
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I was struck by the doctor's arrogance and lack of clinical skills. He couldn't even be bothered taking a patient history.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Dec 05, 2017
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He met with me at 6:30pm and didn't walk out of the office until 7:15pm. He thoroughly reviewed my MRI and spelled it out in plain English. As a nurse, I meet with doctors of all types daily, and I've never met one who seems to care as much as he does. Patients in the waiting room were raving about how fabulous he is, which put me immediately at ease. He is wonderful, and I'm so thankful that I was recommended to him. Surgery next week- fingers crossed!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
8 people found this helpful
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Coats, NC – Apr 08, 2017
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Nice man, great doctor. He made sure it was the right thing for me. Made surgery an easy decision with facts and explanations. I am healing well and feeling GREAT.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Mar 29, 2017
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Dr. St. Clair assisted with my spinal fusion of L5-S1. He & his staff were professional and very friendly. I met him just before my surgery and he explained my MRI scans in terms of what is considered within normal limits and what he saw on mine very thoroughly ; more thoroughly than even my spinal surgeon whom I had been seeing for three years. I had actually been seeing doctors at my spinal surgeons office for five years and he was far more thorough than anyone else. Highly recommend!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Amy Fryar in Raleigh, NC – Mar 01, 2017
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Experience was very good. All staff was awesome. PA was over the top awesome!!!!!!! Had two surgeries. Dr. St. Claire recommended I have disc fusion. Surgeon he recommended did not give me much hope he could reduce my pain. Wish Dr. St. Claire did the surgery I needed. He told me he only assisted. Finally went to Wake Orthodox to Dr. Deol. Had two surgeries. Disc fusion lower back and they found scholeosis mid back. Have lots of rods. Dr. St. Claire and staff are awesome! Felice Ryals.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
7 people found this helpful
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Felice Ryals. 919-961-3687 in Raleigh,NC – Feb 27, 2016
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He repaired a herniated disc between 5 and 6 in my neck,great doctor all about the care of his patients.Great personality and beside demeanor.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
19 people found this helpful
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Marion Adams Mccallum at that time in Raleigh NC – Feb 06, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Samuel st Clair, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Raleigh, NC. He is affiliated with medical facilities Rex Hospital and Wilson Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Univ Louisville Sch Of Med, Neurological Surgery Univ Louisville Sch Of Med, General Surgery
Residency Hospital

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What are Dr. Samuel st Clair, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. st Clair frequently treats Herniated Disc, Low Back Pain, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. st Clair treats.

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Dr. st Clair's office is located at 4207 Lake Boone Trail Rexwoods II, Raleigh, NC 27607. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

REX Neurosurgery and Spine Specialists (Raleigh)

REX Neurosurgery and Spine Specialists (Raleigh)4207 Lake Boone Trail Rexwoods II Raleigh, NC 27607
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. st Clair is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Rex Hospital

Raleigh, NC

84% Patients that would definitely recommend, 14% higher than the national average

16 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2021)

Wilson Medical Center

Wilson, NC

45% Patients that would definitely recommend, 25% lower than the national average