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How do I make an appointment?

How Do I Make An Appointment to See a Minnesota Spine Institute Provider?

You may schedule an appointment by calling our office at: 612-670-4971

You may want to verify with your insurance company to determine if you need a primary care referral to see one of our spine surgeon providers.

What do I bring with me?

It is essential that you bring along the following items:

  • X-rays, CT scans and MRI scans, CDs, films and/or reports.
  • Medical records of previous tests or treatments
  • (EMG, Physical Therapy, Chiropractic treatment, Acupuncture, etc.)
  • Any brace or support you are using
  • Current insurance card
  • Photo identification – to protect your identity
  • Payment for your initial visit (co-pay or co-insurance)

How should I prepare for an X-ray or MRI?

Ask your doctor about any specific restrictions or guidelines to follow when you are scheduling your X-rays or MRI scans.

How do I find a specialist?

Contact our office for a free consultation, a care specialist will work with you to locate the right spine surgeon provider for your needs.