Dr. Bret Dirks, MD

Dr. Bret Dirks, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(31)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Bret Dirks, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Coeur D Alene, ID and has been practicing for 30 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

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Top Care Areas

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Low Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 96% of peers
Spondylosis
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • 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

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Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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
3.5
based on 31 total reviews (7 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (31)

  • 5
    (18)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (0)
  • 1
    (11)

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 (7)

in Coeur D Alene
If I could give lower than one star I would!
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in Coeur D Alene, ID
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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in Phoenix AZ
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....more
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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
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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...more
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