Dr. Bret Dirks, MD

Dr. Bret Dirks, MD

Neurosurgery  ·  
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Age 56
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Dr. Bret Dirks, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Coeur D Alene, ID and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in neurosurgery.

850 W Ironwood Dr Ste 300

Coeur D Alene, ID 83814

Contact Information

(208) 667-1376

Insurance Accepted

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

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Dr. Dirks' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dirks treats Low Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Dirks treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dirks treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Dirks treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Dirks treats Spondylosis more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Dirks treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Dirks' conditions and procedures:

Aneurysm
Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
Bone Cancer
Bone Disorders
Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
Brain Aneurysm
Brain Cancer
Brain Disorders
Brain Surgery
Broken Neck
Cancer
Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
Cerebral Hemorrhage
Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
Cerebrovascular Disease
Cervical Spine Myelopathy
Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
Degenerative Disc Disease
Ear Disorders
Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
Epilepsy
Fracture
Herniated Disc
Herniated Disc Surgery
Hydrocephalus
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
Low Back Pain
Lumbar Spine Fracture
Meningiomas
Myelopathy
Neuroplasty
Neurostimulation
Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
Pathological Spine Fracture
Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Scoliosis
Secondary Malignancies
Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
Spinal Cord Injury
Spinal Cord Stimulation
Spinal Fusion
Spinal Nerve Block
Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
Spinal Stenosis
Spine Deformities
Spine Disorders
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
Stroke
Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
Subdural Hemorrhage
Thoracic Spine Fracture
Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
Thrombosis
Torticollis
Vascular Disease

About Me

Biography

Dr. Bret Dirks, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Coeur D Alene, ID and has been practicing for 31 years. He graduated from University Of Washington School Of Medicine in 1988 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics
Residency Hospital
1988
University Of Washington School Of Medicine
Medical School
1988

Awards

Dr. Dirks' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Dirks

3.5

Based on 32 reviews

5 Stars
59.375%
(19)
4 Stars
3.125%
(1)
3 Stars
3.125%
(1)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
34.375%
(11)

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I have been a patient of Dr. Dirks for approximately 10 years because of degenerative disc disease that wants to try to ruin my life. The only reason I am still working and have a decent quality of life is because of him. Dr. Dirks is personable, warm, caring, and he LISTENS to his patients. He...Read More
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If I could give lower than one star I would!
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Dr Dirks is a great doctor and surgeon! He is very compassionate,always willing to listen and very forward about letting me make decisions about my care! His girls at the office are great !
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I was so lucky to be referred to Dr. Bret Dirks. He is a no nonsense type of doctor that is here to take care of the problem. I had a C6/7 herniation and he recommend surgery after other doctors in the same specialty recommended steroid injections even though I am hyper sensitive to them. Dr....Read More
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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
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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 (GHC)
Coop Core

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Coeur D Alene, ID

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