Frequently Asked Questions

What do I need to bring to my new patient appointment?

  • Your films and reports
  • Insurance card(s)
  • Referral from your referring or primary care physician (if applicable)
  • Completed health history and demographic forms
  • Driver’s license or other government issued identification card
  • Check or credit card to pay for your visit or your co-pay/co-insurance payment (if applicable)
  • If you are filing a worker’s compensation claim, we will need the name, address, and telephone number of your worker’s compensation carrier in addition to their initial authorization

Where do you perform surgery
Kansas Spine Hospital
Via Christi Hospital
Wesley Medical Center
What types of insurance do you accept?

  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield – Tri Care (Champus)
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas – Medicaid
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas – Medicare
  • Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Kansas, Inc.
  • BCBS Premier Blue
  • CIGNA HealthCare of Kansas/Missouri
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health
  • Health Partners of Kansas
  • Preferred Health Systems/ PHC
  • Railroad Medicare
  • Wichita Preferred Provider Association (WPPA)
  • United Healthcare

What happens to my MRI or X-Ray films once I’ve brought them to the office?
We encourage all patients to personally bring their films to their appointment. Films that arrive prior to the appointment are logged into a computer database, filed and pulled for your appointment.

What happens to my films after I’ve had surgery?
They are retained if you have elected a surgical option and are otherwise sent home with you.

Why do I need a referral from a physician to be seen by a neurosurgeon?

A primary care physician or other referring physician will perform the appropriate evaluation and