Dr. Stephen Parker, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine  |  
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Age 56
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Dr. Stephen Parker, MD
Dr. Stephen Parker is a Board Certified Interventional Pain Management Physician who has been a member of Carolina Orthopaedics team since the fall of 2011. His interests are in neck and back pain, management of worker injuries and general muscular skeletal medicine. He performs nerve conduction studies, epidural steroid injections, radiofrequency ablation, spinal cord stimulator trials, kyphoplasty, facet blocks, as well as joint and hip injections under fluoroscopy. Dr. Parker has also been involved in the development of Telemedicine technology and is co-founder of MDLive based in South Florida. He is a diplomat of the Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehab, a member of the International Pain Society, South Carolina Spine Association, the American Telemedicine Association and the South Carolina Medical Association. Dr. Parker is a graduate of the Medical University of South Carolina and completed his residency at the University of Pittsburg in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He obtained additional training in pain management in Atlanta, Georgia. He has experience in both inpatient and outpatient rehab, having served as a medical director prior to joining Carolina Orthopaedics. Dr. Parker and his wife Camilla have two young children and reside in Pawleys Island. He is active at Pawleys Island Christian Community Church, AAU basketball, golf and enjoys exercising and all types of music.

Carolina Coast Surgery Center

3545 Highway 17 Unit 200

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Contact Information

(843) 294-1941

Dr. Stephen Parker, MD

Dr. Stephen Parker, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • MultiPlan
  • PHCS
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Worker's Compensation

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Care Philosophy

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.
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Dr. Parker's Experience

Dr. Parker's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Internal Medicine and Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Cord Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain


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  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Pain Management
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Parker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Parker's Reviews

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based on 16 total reviews (5 with comments)
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Patient Comments (5)
Myrtle Beach, SC |
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.
Myrtle Beach, SC |
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.
North Myrtle Beach, SC |
Never again!!!!
in Pawleys Island, SC |
I would not recommend this doctor to anyone. He did not treat my condition appropriately, and he was disorganized and completely incompetent. I think he may have mixed up my chart with someone else's because he submitted the incorrect information in a workers comp case which resulted in them discontinuing my care and now I am permanently disabled.
in Little River, SC |
I had been seeing this doctor over 5 months, through the course of are meetings he was always asking me if I knew about spinal cord stimulators and every time he asked , I would tell him I already have one . Also he asked me to have my testosterone checked, so a nurse came in and took my blood. When I went back a month later , I had to ask him what were the results ,he told me it was lost. So I asked if he was going to take it again, he says he doesn't need it. Also he wanted me to take a geneti
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Dr. Parker accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Federal Employee Program
    State Employees Program
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • PHCS
  • Planned Administration Inc
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare
  • Worker's Compensation
    Worker's Compensation WC

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Hospitals where Dr. Parker has admitting privileges

McLeod Health - McLeod Regional Medical Center
555 E Cheves St
Florence, SC 29506
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Tidelands Waccamaw Community Hospital
4070 Highway 17
Murrells Inlet, SC 29576
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