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Dr. Bret Dirks, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Dirks

Inland Northwest Spine & Nrsgy

850 W Ironwood Dr Ste 300 Coeur D Alene, ID 83814

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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.


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(208) 667-1376

Dr. Dirks accepts the following insurance:

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
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Dr. Dirks' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Low Back Pain
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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
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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 will not do surgery unless he absolutely has to and his recommendations for alternative treatments definitely bought me time before I had to have any surgeries. I recommend him -excellent surgeon!
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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. Dirk's staff is awesome as well, answering any question and being available. I would Highly recommend him and if I need to have anything else done in the future I would return to him. I live in AZ.
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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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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.
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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
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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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