Dr. Stephen Boatwright, MD

Pain Medicine Anesthesiology •  Male • Age 66
  
Dr. Boatwright
Accepting new patients

Palmetto Spine & Pain Care Consultants

4736 Highway 17 Byp S Myrtle Beach, SC 29588

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(843) 213-2039

Dr. Stephen Boatwright, MD is a Pain Medicine Anesthesiology Specialist in Myrtle Beach, SC and has over 36 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Medical University Of South Carolina medical school in 1984. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Conway Medical Center and Grand Strand Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Boatwright to book an appointment.


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Dr. Boatwright's conditions and procedures:

  • Anesthesia
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Conscious Sedation
  • Discography
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Migraine
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Dr. Boatwright accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Boatwright's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Boatwright

3.6

Based on 51 ratings

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The office manager was so rude to me I decided to go elsewhere. The doctor should send her to orientation and learn how to talk to patients, especially patients in pain.
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Andrea D – Oct 08, 2020
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Made nothing but promises, delivered on nothing. Told me he couldn't help me. Will be finding a new doctor. Worst experience with a "doctor" I've ever had in my life.
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Mar 12, 2020
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I have been seeing Dr. Boatwright for several years, he is extraordinary. He provides care from a patient’s perspective and works directly with the patient.
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Aug 30, 2019
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Dr. Boat wright is Great and Very helpful, Staff are also well knowledge and helpful Thank You
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Relieved – Aug 22, 2019
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Dr, Boatwright is very understanding and knowledgeable and answers all your questions.You never feel rushed .All his staff is friendly and professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Rudy Gionet – Aug 20, 2019
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My Medical Doctor office had problems arranging consult with Dr Boatwright office and requested we check with Palmetto Pain Center about appointment. At Palmetto Spine and Pain Center we were given appointment time and paper work to have completed at time of appointment My husband had an appointment at 10:30 AM We arrived at Palmetto Spine and Pain Center at 10:20 AM and was informed that because we were not there at 9:45AM to put information in computer that the doctor would not see us. We were not ever informed to be there at 9:45AM when appointment was at 10:30 ! So if you not there 45minutes earlier they will not see you! This is no type of way to treat their patients who are in pain reaching out for help! They have no compassion for their patients ??
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Leslie Burr in Surfside Beach , SC – Jun 18, 2019
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My Medical Doctor office had problems arranging consult with Dr Boatwright office and requested we check with Palmetto Pain Center about appointment. At Palmetto Spine and Pain Center we were given appointment time and paper work to have completed at time of appointment My husband had an appointment at 10:30 AM We arrived at Palmetto Spine and Pain Center at 10:20 AM and was informed that because we were not there at 9:45AM to put information in computer that the doctor would not see us. We were not ever informed to be there at 9:45AM when appointment was at 10:30 ! So if you not there 45minutes earlier they will not see you! This is no type of way to treat their patients who are in pain reaching out for help! They have no compassion for their patients ??
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  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Leslie Burr in Surfside Beach, SC – Jun 18, 2019
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the staff is very friendly, concerning, helpful and knowledgable...Dr Boatwright listens and very sympathetic to ones needs
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Joyce C L in MYRTLE BEACH, SC – Mar 07, 2019
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Caring, professional, concerned...
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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  • Long wait times
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Oct 08, 2018
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Very disappointed that i was ignored for over 3 weeks when I moved back to this area and wanted to be a patient again. I did nothing wrong while being a patient, and left on friendly terms when i moved to another state. I had paid for my records after I moved about 2 yrs ago. If I wasn't going to be accepted back in the practice, a prompt reply to my request would of been proper protocol, not ignore my several requests. Rumor has it that they don't want to take medicare.
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Mar 04, 2018
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Do not go to this doctor if you are in pain. You will waste up to 3 hours waiting. All he wanted to do was give me epidural shots that are dangerous and did not work at all for me.He threatened to take away my pain medication if I didn't take shots. After, three very scary shots that did not work he wanted to do a fourth! Would not take no for an answer! And, my pain is not in my back!
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Mary in Myrtle Beach, SC – Dec 08, 2017
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The staff of dr boatwright are very friendly. Page is very nice lady. They always help me when my pain starts to act up. I been with all different pain clinics and this one is the best. I wouldnt go no other place. So what if there behind and u have to wait. They care about there patients. When dr boatwright able to come back full time ill make sure i can make apptoinment with him. The pain clinic is the best ive ever been too.
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Shannon in MYRTLE BEACH – Dec 04, 2017
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I've been seeing the Doc since 2010, could not ask for a better pain specialist. He knows what he's doing, is compassionate and accommodating. Has kept me working longer then I would have been able to without his help. Sometimes the waiting time to go in the back and see him can be a little long, but it is totally worth it.
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Bert in Tabor City, NC – Jun 30, 2017
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Dr. Boatwright is one of the best and friendliest most understanding Dr you can see... Especially for pain.
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Donna Brown in Conway, SC – May 08, 2017
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The doctor is excellent. Getting to a person to speak to at the office is another story. Unfortunately, they are automated and can take weeks to get back to you if they ever do.
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Mar 07, 2017
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Dr.Boatwright is by far the number one pain specialist on the Grand Strand. He goes above and beyond to show compassion, understanding, and empathy to his patients. He is extremely knowledgeable. Page,Tish, Tonya, Ashley, and all the staff are very loving, caring, and helpful. I cannot imagine going anywhere else. * Sometimes the truth hurts and our first response is to lash out in anger.* No one cares more about his patients than Dr. Boatwright. He would never knowingly talk bad about anyone!
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S.Melton in Longs, SC – Oct 27, 2016
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after being dismissed over a test that was not mine...wrong date on it ...wrong info.I thought taking another test would resolve the issue.Oh no....humiliation.. To my.dismay they did not even process the second test and the company that does the testing confirmed they did not get 2nd test. The Office Manager Tish would not return calls. Thank you for making my life worse. The Office send me a letter saying they do not trust me???????? I can only hope others will not suffer this horrid Treatment
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Elizabeth Burgess in NMB, SC – Sep 10, 2016
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Great experience when being brought in, until it gets above his head. Don't do it! A mill and now he is studying to practice addiction medicine. What a great fit, create your own patient base!
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Myrtle Beach, SC – Jul 06, 2016
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Dr. Boatwright is by far the best doctor I have ever had. He is very caring and understanding when it comes to pain. For years, I suffered from debilitating back pain and was not taken seriously by other doctors. I credit Dr. Boatwright with restoring my quality of life and actually diagnosing my issues rather than just brushing me off as others had in the past. My problem actually required surgery and I may have lost the ability to walk without his care due to the lack of care from others.
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Jessica Lawson in Myrtle Beach, SC – Feb 26, 2016
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Doctor Boatwright was the best doctor I ever had. He treated me before I moved away and continues to treat my mother until this day. He made it so I could continue to work for several years. Since I moved away, I became permanently disabled and suffer from extreme pain every day, all day. I miss his treatments. I highly recommend Dr. Boatwright to anyone suffering from extreme pain. He is the best you will ever find !!
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Jennifer in Hyde Park, NY – Feb 18, 2016
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Comprehensive care of the patient

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology
  • Family Medicine

Education

Palmetto Richland Mem Hospital
Residency Hospital
1993
Palmetto Richland Meml Hosp-University of SC
Fellowship Hospital
1984
Medical University Of South Carolina
Medical School

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Locations

Palmetto Spine & Pain Care Consultants

Palmetto Spine & Pain Care Consultants4736 Highway 17 Byp S Myrtle Beach, SC 29588
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Conway Medical Center

Conway, SC

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

Grand Strand Medical Center

Myrtle Beach, SC

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Mcleod Loris Hospital

Loris, SC

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019)
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