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Dr. Stephen Parker, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 58

Dr. Parker

Carolina Orthopaedics

3545 Highway 17 Unit 200 Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

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Dr. Stephen Parker, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation pain medicine specialist in Murrells Inlet, SC and has been practicing for 22 years. He graduated from Medical University Of South Carolina in 1993 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation pain medicine.


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(843) 294-1941

Dr. Parker accepts the following insurance:

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Federal Employee Program
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Cigna
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Dr. Parker's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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Dr. Parker treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Parker treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Back Pain
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Dr. Parker treats Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Parker treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Spondylosis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Parker treats Spondylosis more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Parker treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Parker's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pain Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

About Me

Our skilled pain management team strives to treat patients with care and compassion. Having chronic pain can be a difficult thing to deal with both socially and professionally. We are a comprehensive pain management solution which incorporates all of the latest in pain management procedures along with medication management.

Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

2011
Non-Surgical Orthopaedics, P.C.
Fellowship Hospital
1997
University Pittsburgh Med Center
Residency Hospital
1994
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1993
Medical University Of South Carolina
Medical School
1983
Howard University
Undergraduate School
2011
1997
1994
1993
1983

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

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The worst experience ever!!! Dr Cook, recommended injections with Dr. Parker. I decided to have them. Previous injections in New York had some discomfort with it but nother like what I experienced with Dr. Parker. The pain during the procedure was excruciating, a fiery piercing pain down to my toes. I endured two of these shots. I could not walk for three hours and sat in the recuperating area until I was wheeled out. No follow up No concern by either doctor, until follow up appt today
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Dr. Parker eliminated my chronic back pain with radio frequency ablation and I am very grateful to him. This allows me to live a normal life and enjoy traveling pain free. I can really enjoy my retirement pain free! The doctor is easy to talk to and takes his time with you. I feel very at ease with him and trust him completely.
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He took care of my daughter for about 10 years. Had her on really high dose of pain meds. Weeks ago the day before her appt his office called and said he could no longer take CASH PAY patients and to stop and pick up final prescription. How do you treat a human being like that? No referral, no plan for the future. Just bye bye. Wouldn’t send my worst enemy to him.
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I was treated by Dr. Parker and feel that this man should not have a medical license. I was treated by this individual who appears to be so lost in his records. I finished a spinal injection treatment for an evaluation for ablation on spinal nerves and the man was so confused as to what he did to me already that his stenographer had to straighten him out and ask him to look at my records before he said anything else. I am a medical professional myself and was shocked at his throughness
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This Dr started off good but after about 10yrs being his patient had nerve 2tell me he didn't realize how much medicine I was on even tho I saw him every single month &he wrote the scripts at each visit. I became highly addicted,didn't receive any help from him or staff. Final appt I had, I asked 4a few day supply of meds b/c of pain i was in &he completely refused! Even ibuprofen! Once I told him he was giving me WAY 2much medicine he lost interest in me all together&pushed me 2the wastedside.
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He took blood for me to check my testosterone to see if meds were effecting it. When I went for 3 additional follow ups and he kept telling me that it wasn't in, then on the 4 th follow up , he said it was lost. When I questioned him about it , he got very mad and cussed at me. I left his office and contacted his administrater and told them what had happen, they stated that blood was not suppose to be took in the office. They never contacted me back. He probably owns stock in the blood bus.
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My experience with Steven Parker was not at all good. I personally do not believe he has the skillset or demeanor to practice medicine. I'm amazed the AMA has not yet taken away his license to practice medicine. Not impressed.
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My experience with Dr. Parker was absolutely the worst I have had with any doctor in my life. He was arrogant , condescending , dismissive , and rude. I've spoken with several other patients who had similar experiences with this ego in a good suit. I would never recommend this man to anyone.
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Never again!!!!
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