Dr. E Donner, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 66

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. E Donner, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Johnstown, CO and has over 40 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Temple University School of Medicine medical school in 1982. He is affiliated with Poudre Valley Hospital, winner of the Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award. He is also affiliated with McKee Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. E Donner, MD

Colorado Spine Institute

4795 LARIMER PKWY Johnstown, CO 80534 ()
Accepting new patients

Make an Appointment

(970) 342-2220

Accepting new patients

Healthgrades Provider Compare™

Quickly compare more Orthopedic Surgery Specialists in your area

Hospital Highlight

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

At a Glance

  • Explains Conditions Well
    Patients said this doctor explains conditions well. See reviews
  • Practices at Top Hospital
    America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Joint Replacement Award™ See hospitals
  • Recent Reviews
    Reviews made in the last 30 days. See reviews

Experience and Background Checks

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
Learn more about background checks

Experience Check

Check Dr. Donner's experience treating your condition or procedure

Dr. Donner's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Donner treats Back Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Donner treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Donner treats Low Back Pain more than 95% of his peers

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

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

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Donner 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
Hide other areas of care

Dr. Donner's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Dural Tear
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Interlaminar Spacer
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulator Implantation
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Insurance Check

Search for your insurance provider

Dr. Donner accepts

Accepted insurance can change. Please double-check when making an appointment.

(970) 342-2220

Dr. Donner accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Choice PPO
Altius Health Plans
Anthem
Balanced-CO PPO
Blue Priority-CO PPO
Bronze Colorado PPO
Catastrophic (Individual)-CO PPO
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
Healthy Support 1-CO PPO
Healthy Support with HSA 1-CO PPO
Indemnity (Traditional)-CO
Lumenos plans-CO
Lumenos-CO PPO
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Non-HMO- HSA, HRA and HIA+-CO
Platinum-CO PPO
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
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Options PPO
WellCare
WellCare PPO
WellPoint

Dr. Donner's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Donner

4.7

Based on 80 ratings

5 Stars
88.75%
(71)
4 Stars
3.75%
(3)
3 Stars
2.5%
(2)
2 Stars
0%
(0)
1 Star
5%
(4)
healthgrades logo

Leave a review

How likely are you to recommend
Dr. Donner
What went well
No reviews yet
What could be improved
No reviews yet

Your trust is our top concern.

We strive to keep the reviews trustworthy, honest & fair.

We monitor all reviews to ensure they comply with our guidelines and don’t include personal information, profanity, libel, defamation, harassment, obscenity or fraud.

All reviews are confirmed and audited before publication, and community members have the ability to flag inappropriate content for further review by our team.

Doctors can not pay for good reviews, nor can they pay to have negative reviews removed.

Any reviews that are deemed fraudulent or violate our guidelines will be removed immediately.

RecentHighestLowestMost Helpful
Reply
Best surgeon in Colorado
I cannot say enough about Dr Donner and his staff. I have had scoliosis my entire life. As I have aged, it became more severe and very painful. In addition, one of my vertebrae slipped out of place and it became painful to stand or walk. I have seen other Orthopedic spine doctors before and with each it was the same response, there was nothing they could do to help me surgically and referred me to PT and Pain management doctors. Even with the help from pain management, I could not get out of pain and I was losing my quality of life. I came to see Doctor Donner to see if there was anything more that could be done. Dr. Donner listened to my concerns and was confident that he could help me. Dr Donner was able to fuse the lumbar section on my back from L1 to S1. The surgery went well and Dr. Donner was able to straighten it and fix my vertebrae that was out of alignment. The surgery took a little longer than expected but that is because Dr. Donner is a perfectionist. He makes sure to get i
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
May 13, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. E Donner, MD?
Reply
Wonderful care
Dr Donner and staff were professional, kind, accommodating and thorough. I have an extensive history with issues of the spine. I feel I was given the best care available to treat my conditions. Very pleased.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Marcia Brewer – May 08, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. E Donner, MD?
Reply
Very likely to refer friends and family to Dr. Donner. I have struggled with serious neck issues for 20+ years and had several neck surgeries prior to seeing Dr Donner. I was pleased that his first course of action was not another surgery, rather, a combination of physical therapy, steroid injections and proper pain management. Once surgery became a necessity, he offered a solution using an artificial disk, instead of another fusion. This has, over the last few years, proven to be a great option over fusion and the recovery time was much shorter.
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Trey King – Apr 12, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. E Donner, MD?
Reply
Exceptional Surgeon!!!
Dr. Donner has excellent bedside manners. This is not a surprise as he has performed spine surgery in the past on my back. You will never find a more skilled, compassionate, and humane Physician. Dr. Donner is a Top Doc! He stands out amongst his peers, and is simply the best Neurosurgeon. This surgeon is way at the top of his game, and has been for many years. He also has the most amazing, and knowledgeable staff as well!! Everyone is so polite and professional. I feel so very fortunate to be apart of such a caring team of doctors. His PA, Kris is amazing too!!! I can't say enough truths, and positive things about Dr. Jeffery Donner and his team! Thanks for always listening to my concerns, and I put as your patient. Our family love, and champion you guys!!! Heather R.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Heather R. – Mar 31, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. E Donner, MD?
Reply
Dr Donner is the best orthopedic surgeon anywhere. He and his entire staff are very knowledgeable and concerned about your total well-being.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Mar 31, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. E Donner, MD?
Reply
I am Always completely satisfied with the Procedure, care and the whole staff at CSI. They are professional, thorough and caring. THANK YOU Dr Donner, Luc and staff for the care you gave me. God bless you
Helpful
Dawn – Mar 05, 2022
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. E Donner, MD?
Reply
He always makes me feel important! They are all very nice!
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Dec 29, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. E Donner, MD?
Reply
Top notch surgeon all the way!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Stan G – Dec 10, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. E Donner, MD?
Reply
Very good Dr Donner is friendly, knowledgeable has years of experience and uses surgery judiciously.
Helpful
Jim danforth – Nov 09, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. E Donner, MD?
Reply
After a horrible visit with another Doctor, a neighbor suggested that I try Dr. Donner. I’m so happy I did! Dr. Donner and PA Cris both went over my procedure several times till I completely understood all that it entailed. I felt very safe in the hands of Dr. Donner. I went with a lot of sciatica pain and the minute I woke up no pain at all! Well of course there was the usual pain from staples but the pain down the back of my legs was completely gone. I would recommend Dr. Donner to anyone having pain. Before surgery they go over the procedure again and tell you all about what to expect…no surprises. I had my surgery at the surgery center across from the office. All went so smooth, I wondered why I waited so long to take care of this. All and all, couldn’t have asked for a better experience.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Cheryl – Nov 07, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. E Donner, MD?
Reply
Dr. Donner and his staff are awesome. They really listen to you and are willing to discuss all of your treatment options with you.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Diane Hatch – Oct 30, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. E Donner, MD?
Reply
Very satisfied. Great service. No fluff, just the facts and then it's my decision. They listen.
Helpful
John – Oct 09, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. E Donner, MD?
Reply
Always takes time- not rushed
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Mary – Sep 03, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. E Donner, MD?
Reply
Very knowledgeable and helpful. Also great bedside manner.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Aug 21, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. E Donner, MD?
Reply
He is always personable and listens . He has helped me on the part and continues to do so.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Susan McCoy – Aug 11, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. E Donner, MD?
Reply
Dr. Donner & his entire clinic staff are very knowledgeable about spinal issues & have options available. I’ve never felt pressured to have surgery unlike some other clinics. The staff is friendly & always answers every question I may have. I highly recommend.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
Helpful
Amy M – Aug 01, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. E Donner, MD?
Reply
Mri review
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
Helpful
Jul 09, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. E Donner, MD?
Reply
I only wish I would have gone there first. I was seeing another Ortho who was just stringing me along with repeated treatments that were not working.I decided I needed a second opinion. I was looking for a specialist who would find the answers to the pain and suffering I was feeling. My life was on hold. Dr.Donner and each of his staff worked miracles to get me the treatment I needed. My life has done a complete 180. I highly recommend Dr. Donner
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Tracy – Jun 19, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. E Donner, MD?
Reply
I haven't been able to stand upright or walk without a limp in over 10 years. I've been to countless other surgeons only to be told I'm too deteriorated to help me. Dr. Donner and his staff are miracle workers in my view. I'm walking again!!! If you have run out of options, go see Dr. Donner! He can get you out of pain. Did I mention how great all the staff is too? Chris, Bob, Luke, Rebecca, just to name a few of the rock stars who make everything flawless. Thank you all so much!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Awesome doc and staff !! – May 08, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. E Donner, MD?
Reply
Went great!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
Helpful
Michelle R – Apr 10, 2021
×Post a ResponseAre you Dr. E Donner, MD?

Leave a review

How was your experience with Dr. Donner?

Is this your profile?

Respond to reviews, add information, and reach more patients. Claiming is free and only takes a minute.

Claim your profile

About Me

Care Philosophy

To provide the most professional orthopedic care possible and communicate effectively at every stage of treatment. Orthopedic medicine focuses on the science...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Neck Surgery
  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1997
Temple University
Internship Hospital
1989
University Of Pennsylvania (Health Systems-Presbyterian Medical Ctr)-Spinal Surgery
Fellowship Hospital
1989
Temple University School of Medicine
Residency Hospital
1982
Temple University School of Medicine
Medical School
1974
University of Vermont
Undergraduate School
,

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Patient's Choice Award-Colorado's Favorite Physicians, Vitals.com, 2010

Frequently Asked Questions

Is Dr. E Donner, MD accepting new patients?

Dr. E Donner, MD generally accepts new patients on Healthgrades. You can see Dr. Donner's profile to make an appointment.

Does Dr. E Donner, MD accept my insurance?

Use the Healthgrades insurance check to verify if Dr. Donner accepts your insurance.

What are Dr. E Donner, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Donner frequently treats Back Pain, Low Back Pain, and Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Donner treats.

Where is Dr. E Donner, MD's office located?

Dr. Donner's office is located at 4795 LARIMER PKWY, Johnstown, CO 80534. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. E Donner, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Donner has not yet indicated whether they offer telehealth services. Please contact the office to check for availability/eligibility.

How can I make an appointment with Dr. E Donner, MD?

Find contact information here to make an appointment.

Locations

Colorado Spine Institute

Colorado Spine Institute Professional LLC4795 LARIMER PKWY Johnstown, CO 80534
1

Affiliated Hospitals

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

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

McKee Medical Center

Loveland, CO

71% Patients that would definitely recommend, 1% higher than the national average

6 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Medical Center Of The Rockies

Loveland, CO

83% Patients that would definitely recommend, 13% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

Poudre Valley Hospital

Fort Collins, CO

78% Patients that would definitely recommend, 8% higher than the national average

24 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)