Dr. John MacFarlane, MD

Dr. John MacFarlane, MD

Neurosurgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 55
(17)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John MacFarlane, MD is a neurosurgery doctor who practices in Salt Lake City, UT. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 27 years. Dr. MacFarlane is affiliated with Intermountain Medical Center.

5169 S Cottonwood St Ste 500

Salt Lake City, UT 84107

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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
high
more than 84% of peers
Herniated Disc
high
more than 83% of peers
Intervertebral Disc Disease
high
more than 79% of peers

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Specialties

  • Neurosurgery
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Board Certifications

  • Neurosurgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Neurological Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chiari's Deformity
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Ear Disorders
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Brain Surgery
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Vascular Transcatheter Embolization

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • University Of Utah School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Phi Beta Kappa, 1986
Media & Publications

Dr. MacFarlane has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Chinese
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. MacFarlane's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. MacFarlane to family and friends
3.8
based on 17 total reviews (4 with comments)
Dr. MacFarlane's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (4)
in Salt Lake City |
Dr. Macfarlane was compassionate, thorough and experienced. He has done the most disc replacements in Utah, and I am very happy I went with him. After 3 years of chronic pain and seeing five different providers I decided to proceed with surgery. Dr. Macfarlane was very honest about my chances of success and I very much appreciated his candor. I had great results (complete pain relief) but even had I not, I felt I was making the best choice for me and that I had the most skilled surgeon available
Salt Lake City, UT |
He is not only a great surgeon he is also one of the kindest people you will meet. He is personally invested in his patients and their outcomes. He is an amazing individual.
in Draper UT |
I received multiple recommendations for Dr. McFarlane. I did a considerable amount of research and found his reputation to be impeccable. When he met with me for a consultation he came across as a very trustable. He took ample time to explain the procedures we were looking at. Dr. Mcfarlane's staff is both professional and very helpful. I was in need of a lumbar discectomy for L4, L5. I am five months post surgery and the results thus far are excellent!
in Salt Lake City, UT |
I very much liked that Dr Macfarlane provided understandable explanations of each test and procedure to be performed. My opinion of him as a medical professional would rate 5 stars, but based on the almost two months it took to get in to see him, I would be reluctant to recommend him to those with very serious symptoms that might need to be treated very soon. In my personal case, my symptoms worsened during the long wait, and I believe the time required for my healing was extended because of it.
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Dr. MacFarlane accepts 4 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. MacFarlane has admitting privileges

Intermountain Medical Center
5121 S Cottonwood St
Murray, UT 84107
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