Dr. Stephen Parker, MD

Dr. Stephen Parker, MD

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 57
Dr. Stephen Parker, MD is a physical medicine & rehabilitation pain medicine specialist in Murrells Inlet, SC and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Medical University of South Carolina in 1993 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation pain medicine.Read his story

3545 Highway 17 Unit 200

Murrells Inlet, SC 29576

Contact Information

(843) 294-1941

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Empire Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • MedCost
  • MultiPlan
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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Chronic Neck Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Dr. Parker's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Parker "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."


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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Parker "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."

1  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation Pain Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

59  Conditions Treated

  • 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
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • 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 Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain


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14  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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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

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Parker to family and friends
16 total reviews (5 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Parker's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes
Dr. Parker Says:

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Patient Comments (5)

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...more
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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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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...more
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