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Dr. Donn Turner, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 67

  24 Reviews
Dr. Turner

Front Range Center for Brain & Spine Surgery

1313 Riverside Ave Fort Collins, CO 80524

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(970) 493-1292

Dr. Donn Turner, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Fort Collins, CO and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Washington University St Louis and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(970) 493-1292

Dr. Turner accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Whole Health Colorado Front Range
Altius Health Plans
American Republic
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Cigna
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LocalPlus
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Coventry Health Care
First Choice Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
HealthSmart
Humana
MedHealthInsurance
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MVP Health Care
Principal Life
State Farm
Thrivent Financial
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
United Healthcare
Wells Fargo Insurance
Wisconsin Physicians Service
Worker's Compensation
Worker's Compensation WC

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for Colorado
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Turner's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spondylolisthesis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Turner treats Spondylolisthesis more than 95% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Cervical Spondylolisthesis
  • Degenerative Spondylolisthesis
Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Turner treats Spondylosis more than 95% of his peers

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

Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Turner treats Herniated Disc more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Turner treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Turner's conditions and procedures:

  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Decompression Therapy
  • Lumbar Fusion
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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Terms and conditions

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Turner

3.3

Based on 24 reviews

5 Stars
54.166666666666664%
(13)
4 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
3 Stars
0%
(0)
2 Stars
4.166666666666667%
(1)
1 Star
37.5%
(9)

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Office was very rude. They only take Wyoming Medicaid well we live here in COLORADO!!! The wait to see neurosurgeon at University is 6 months My daughter is 23 and her C2 and C3 are subluxating she can barely get out of bed. She has a CSF leak out of both ears. When I asked who to recommend if they won’t see her THEY HUNG UP ON ME !!!!! As a RN I’m horrified!!
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Him and his associates believe they are above talking to the patient. I waited for over an hour to see the Dr. and finally left. He then immediately discharged me for daring to become impatient. I believe emergencies come first but not every time I see a Dr.
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Dr. Turner was very straightforward and clear about the procedure. Everything went great as planned. I felt some immediate relief as well as tje need to heal after the procedure. The team supported me every step while encouraging me to get up and move!
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Dr. Turner is such a genuine man and makes you feel comfortable. I instantly trusted him and felt like he cared. Everything ran smoothly and I would recommend him to anyone. He is very intelligent.
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I too, like several others, have had "two" surgeries with/by Dr. Turner. I am very pleased w/both and the way I was treated. He is very, very, kind and considerate. I would highly recommend him. My husband also had a surgery (neck/disc) surgery done by him about 8 yrs ago, and he also feels the same as I do. He was very pleased with the surgery and is doing quite well. His staff was very kind in following up after surgery to see how I was doing.
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Dr Turner has fixed my back twice (laminectomy and herniated disc surgeries) with excellent results both times. The pain relief after surgery was complete and immediate. I followed post-surgery guidelines with restricted lifting and lots of walking which I am sure contributed to the good results. Dr Turner's nurse followed through with me to be sure I did! If I have more back problems, I sure hope Dr Turner will be around to help! Thank you Dr T!
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Dr. Turner was so cool. He made me feel at ease throughout my entire lower back issue. I completely trusted him the instant we met. I am so grateful
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Dr. Turner was great to work with. He and his entire team went above and beyond. Two days post fusion surgery and I am feeling better than I have in almost a year.
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Donn Turner, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Fort Collins, CO and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Washington University St Louis and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

Washington University St Louis
Medical School
1984
University Ia Hospital
Residency Hospital
1979
University Ia Hospital
Internship Hospital
1984
1979

Languages

  • Spanish
  • English

Awards

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81% Patient experience rating, 12% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Poudre Valley Hospital

Fort Collins, CO

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

  • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018, 2017)
  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2018)