Patient Information

SpineCare Arizona is currently accepting new patients.

Insurance

We are contracted with most insurance plans, including Medicare, Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Health Care and many others.  If you have out of network benefits (meaning you can see a doctor who is outside of your plan), we usually will have no problem obtaining advance approval from your insurance company to pay for your visit. 

Give us a call at 602-258-2200 and one of our staff will be happy to contact your insurance company to check your benefits.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Q: What should I bring to my first office visit with my spine surgeon?
A:  It is important that the physician have all diagnostic studies (X-rays, CT, Myelograms, MRI, etc...), to review.  Please ask the diagnostic radiology facility to provide you with a copy of the actual films or the originals, along with the report, for you to bring to your office visit.

Other things to bring:
your insurance card, list of all medications and information regarding all significant past medical history.

Q: How long will it take for test and treatments ordered by the doctor to be scheduled?

A: It may take two weeks due to multiple check points.  We work very hard to schedule your test and treatments in a timely manner.  Most insurance companies will require a doctors report from our office prior to authorization which could take 2-3 days to become available.  All other delays are related to the insurance company authorization process and the testing or treatment facility.
  
Q: After my tests are completed, what do I do about the results?

A: After the diagnostic studies are completed, you should request a copy of the originals to bring to your follow-up office visit.  Due to the complex nature of spinal disorders, the physician will only explain the results of the diagnostic and laboratory studies during your follow-up office visit.  It is not possible to effectively explain the diagnostic study results or treatment options by telephone.