Dr. Donn Turner, MD

NeurosurgeryMaleAge 68

Dr. Turner
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Banner Fort Collins Medical Center and Campbell County Memorial Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Turner to book an appointment.

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Hospital Highlight

Dr. Turner is affiliated with Medical Center Of The Rockies Loveland, a highly rated hospital.

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  • Friendly Staff
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  • Offers Telehealth
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Experience
Background

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
Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Turner performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Turner performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
Herniated Disc
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Turner treats Herniated Disc more than 95% of his peers

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

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

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Turner 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
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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
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari Malformation Type 2
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Tear
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • 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
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Torticollis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

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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
Balanced Pathway-CO EPO
Balanced Pathway-CO HMO
Balanced-CO PPO
Blue Priority-CO HMO
Blue Priority-CO PPO
Bronze Colorado PPO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Bronze Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Bronze Pathway-CO EPO
Catastrophic (Individual)-CO PPO
Catastrophic Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Catastrophic Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
CO Pathway (Select Network)-CO
Colorado College-CO
Colorado HMO
Colorado POS
Colorado PPO
CSU Fort Collins-CO
CU Health Plan - Extended-CO
CU Health Plan - High Deductible/HSA Compatible-CO
CU Health Plan - Medicare-CO
CU Health Plans Exclusive-CO HMO
Gold Colorado PPO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Gold Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Gold Pathway-CO EPO
Healthy Blue Priority 1-CO HMO
Healthy Blue Priority with HSA 1-CO
Healthy Support 1-CO PPO
Healthy Support with HSA 1-CO PPO
Indemnity (Traditional)-CO
Lumenos plans-CO
Lumenos-CO PPO
MediBlue Plus-CO HMO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-CO
Pathway PPO/EPO-CO
Pathway-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Platinum Pathway-CO EPO
Platinum-CO PPO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway (Pathway / Small Grp)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway w/HSA-CO EPO
Silver Pathway X (Pathway / Individual)-CO HMO
Silver Pathway-CO EPO
Silver-CO PPO
Traditional Network-CO
University of Colorado Extended PPO
University of Colorado High Deductible PPO
University of Colorado Medicare-CO
WellChoice - C (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - C-CO
WellChoice - H (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - H-CO
WellChoice - U (Select Network)-CO
WellChoice - U-CO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
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
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
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

Dr. Turner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Turner

3.3

Based on 24 ratings

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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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (17)
  • Office environment (17)
  • Wait times (16)
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (4)
  • Long wait times (3)
  • Staff wasn't friendly (3)
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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!!
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Upset mother – Jul 24, 2019
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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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No results
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 25, 2019
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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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What could be improved
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Fort Collins, CO – Feb 05, 2019
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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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What could be improved
No results
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Denver, CO – Mar 05, 2017
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Jerri in Cheyenne, WY – Oct 18, 2016
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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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What could be improved
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Todd M in Fort Collins, CO – May 07, 2016
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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
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Mike Clark in Windsor, CO. – Feb 05, 2016
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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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No results
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No results
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Colorado – Jan 17, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Donn Turner, MD is a Neurosurgery Specialist in Fort Collins, CO. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Banner Fort Collins Medical Center...Read more

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Education

Washington University St Louis
Medical School
1984
University Ia Hospital
Residency Hospital
1979
University of Iowa Hospitals & Clinics
Internship Hospital

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Donn Turner, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Donn Turner, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Turner frequently treats Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy), Herniated Disc, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Turner treats.

Where is Dr. Donn Turner, MD's office located?

Dr. Turner's office is located at 1313 Riverside Ave, Fort Collins, CO 80524. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

What languages does Dr. Donn Turner, MD speak?

Dr. Turner speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Front Range Center for Brain & Spine Surgery

Front Range Center for Brain & Spine Surgery1313 Riverside Ave Fort Collins, CO 80524
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Front Range Ctr Brain/Spine Sgy

Front Range Ctr Brain/Spine Sgy4108 Laramie St Cheyenne, WY 82001
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Turner is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Banner Fort Collins Medical Center

Fort Collins, CO

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average

Campbell County Memorial Hospital

Gillette, WY

67% Patient experience rating, 2% lower than the national average

Medical Center Of The Rockies

Loveland, CO

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

11 Awards Received

Poudre Valley Hospital

Fort Collins, CO

77% Patient experience rating, 8% higher than the national average

29 Awards Received