Dr. Bret Dirks, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(29)
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Dr. Bret Dirks, MD
Dr. Bret Dirks, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Coeur D Alene, ID. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 29 years. Dr. Dirks is affiliated with Gritman Medical Center, Kootenai Health, Northwest Specialty Hospital and Benewah Community Hospital.

Inland Northwest Spine & Nrsgy

850 W Ironwood Dr Ste 300

Coeur D Alene, ID 83814

Contact Information

(208) 667-1376

Dr. Bret Dirks, MD

Dr. Bret Dirks, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative

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Dr. Dirks' Experience

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Dr. Dirks' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Neurosurgery
  • Board certified in Neurosurgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
1

Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities

Background Check

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Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Idaho.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Washington School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1988
  • University Of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Dirks has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Dirks' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Dirks to family and friends
3.4
based on 29 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. Dirks' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Lewiston, ID |
Dr Durks saved my life I had back surgery two month prior to going to see dr durks. I was in constant pain in my lower back. He suggested that we do fusion of L3-S1. I went with it and I am four month out and feel much better than I did before. Thank you dr Durks
in Pomeroy WA |
Dr Dirks saved my life. I had a herniated disc and had surgery from another doctor and about 3 weeks after having that surgery I was having the same pain, that Dr sent me to pain clinic was told nothing more could be done and a spinal stimulator was placed. I finally got another referral to Dr Dirks and he did some test and surgery. I had a ruptured disc that he fused. He listened to me and took me to surgery when I couldn't get any one else to listen. I am pain free now and off pain meds.
Post Falls, ID |
Dr. Dirks is condescending and arrogant. Not willing to help patients unless it is advantageous to his career. Do yourself a favor and find another Dr
in Troy, MT |
I had my lower back fused in four different places. Dr. Dirks and his staff were excellent with scheduling and explaining all of my options. I decided on surgery and really was not that optimistic, hoping for maybe 30% improvement. Prior to surgery I could not stand for more than a couple of minutes, could not carry anything of weight or even vacuum my floors without being in terrible pain. Six months post surgery I am 100% pain free, 100% mobility. If you want results you want Dr. Dirks.
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Dr. Dirks accepts 6 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
    Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Group Health Cooperative
    Coop Core

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Hospitals where Dr. Dirks has admitting privileges

Benewah Community Hospital
229 S 7th St
Saint Maries, ID 83861
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Gritman Medical Center
700 S Main St
Moscow, ID 83843
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Kootenai Health
2003 Kootenai Health Way
Coeur D Alene, ID 83814
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Northwest Specialty Hospital
1593 E Polston Ave
Post Falls, ID 83854
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