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Dr. John Lopez, MD

Neurosurgery •  Male • Age 46

  
Dr. Lopez

Spine Care Specialists of Alaska

2310 Peger Rd Ste 106 Fairbanks, AK 99709
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Dr. John Lopez, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Fairbanks, AK and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey / Newark in 2000 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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Dr. Lopez accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Choice Plus POS II
American Republic
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Assurant Health
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Blue Card PPO
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Medicaid
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Chinese Community Health Plan (CCHP)
Cigna
Cofinity
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Commercial Insurance Company
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
Golden Rule
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
GEHA
Health Net
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Tricare
HealthPlus
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HealthPlus Amerigroup
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Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
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Humana
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INTotal Health
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Medica
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Midwest Health Plan
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Molina Healthcare
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Peach State Health Plan
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Premera Blue Cross
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Dr. Lopez's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Spondylosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lopez treats Spondylosis more than 89% of his peers

Dr. Lopez treats this condition more than 89% of his peers

Low Back Pain
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lopez treats Low Back Pain more than 85% of his peers

Dr. Lopez treats this condition more than 85% of his peers

Spine Disorders
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normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lopez treats Spine Disorders more than 74% of his peers

Dr. Lopez treats this condition more than 74% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Degenerative Spine Diseases
  • Ossification of the Posterior Longitudinal Ligament of the Spine
  • Pediatric Spinal Tumor
  • Progressive Spinal Muscular Atrophy
  • Progressive Spinobulbar Muscular Atrophy
  • Spinal Cord Tumor
  • Spinal Dysostosis, Anhalt Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Ryukyuan Type
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Scapuloperoneal
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type I
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type II
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy, Type III
  • Spinal Tuberculosis

Dr. Lopez's conditions and procedures:

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Surgery
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Myelopathy
  • Neuroplasty
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

Dr. Lopez's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lopez

4.2

Based on 29 reviews

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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1 Star
17.24137931034483%
(5)

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What People Say About Dr. John Lopez, MD
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Dr. Lopez and his entire staff are fantastic!!! He's operated on my neck (2017) and on my lower back (Dec. 2018) and I am 80% pain free. He gave me a good analogy that everyone should keep in mind about the post-op results/expectations - if you park you car on a garden hose for a few minutes, no big deal, but if you park on it for years it will take longer to spring back, if at all. Your nerves in your spine are kind of the same thing. The longer you put off treatment, the longer it will probably take to resolve. I am 80% pain free for the first time in 10 years. The rest will hopefully come back in the next 6-12 months. We are lucky to have Dr. Lopez here in our town and not somewhere else where he could probably make more money.
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Highly recommend Dr. Lopez. Dr. Lopez is the first Doctor that listened to me, all the other Doctors just wanted to give me a bunch of prescriptions. I had nerve impingement in my neck, chronic pain, chronic migraines for years. Dr. Lopez looked at my MRI, did x-rays with motion and found exactly where my pain was coming from. He did cervical fusion and relieved my pain. He is very knowledgeable, friendly, he worked with my insurance, he explained everything to me, answered all my questions.
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Dr. Lopez performed a triple cervical fusion on my neck in January 2018. I am very happy with the results. I received kind, compassionate, and knowledgeable care from not only Dr. Lopez but also all of the staff who cared for me. I recommend Dr. Lopez to anyone who is having neck pain and/or arm and hand numbness.
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take the money and run from this guy
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Mr Lopez was very personal with me and made me feel comfortable with the procedure. He even called me at home and on my cell. His nurses were great about getting back with you and also called to check to see how I was doing after the procedure. He was friendly, kind and patience and seemed to honestly care about me as a person. The staff are always pleasant and helpful. Thanks so much for the care that you have provided.
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Dr. Lopez did my spinal surgery. It did not relieve any of my back pain. It actually increased it. When I tried to tell him I was in excruciating pain I was ignored or was only aloud to talk with his PA Ken. The only thing I was told was the xrays look fine. You are fine. They eventually stopped taking my calls and told me to go see a General Practioner. I would say stay far away from this doctor.
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I had an 8 hour surgery with Dr Lopez one year ago that concerned L4,L5,S2 He explained what I should expect in recovery time and rehab... Everything about this surgery went perfect from the surgery to recovery & rehab... It's one year later and I am pain free and my mobility is great. He comes highly recommended.
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Biography

Dr. John Lopez, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Fairbanks, AK and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey / Newark in 2000 and specializes in neurosurgery.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Co School Of Med
Residency Hospital
2000
University Of Medicine and Dentistry Of New Jersey / Newark
Medical School

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71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2017)

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