Dr. Lon J. Lutz, MD

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Interventional Pain Medicine | Male

Lon J Lutz MD PA 17 Exchange St W Ste 307, Saint Paul, MN 55102 Get Directions
(651) 968-5465

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Respectful treatment of painful spinal conditions. http://lonlutzmd.comRead more

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lutz to family and friends
2.8
based on 12 total surveys (3 with reviews)
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  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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  • How well provider listens and answers questions
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  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Lutz's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (9)
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St Paul, MN |
I would not go back to him for any injections again, he is very cold. But even though my problem has been fixed, aword of warning, ask them before you make an appointment what your insurance said. I thought that if my insurance denied the injection they would have told me, but they didn't. As a result 3 months later I start getting letters saying that since I signed to cover anything that the ins wouldn't, I need to pay in 7 days or it will go to a collection agency. Look out for yourself!
in Woodbury MN |
I have had the medial branch block done 4 other times by my other Dr. And it never hurt. When the procedure was done by Dr. Lutz it hurt so bad I was crying and he didn't address all the areas done previously so I would have had to come back. I couldn't go back. He doesn't seem to care about the patient. I finally found my Dr I love and will only go to her.
in Saint Paul, Minnesota |
What he lacks in empathy, and communication skills, is not made up for in any way by his clinical prowess. I've met CNA's with more passion for care. If you like no eye contact while the physician asks and answers his own questions as he fumbles through your chart, offers no explanation or thoughts on your prognosis or recovery and insists you instruct them what to do, you'll like this one. If you hoping for thoughtful care keep looking this is not your guy. What a Lutz?
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Specialties

  • Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Pain Medicine

Board Certifications

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  • Anesthesiology

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Arthropathy of Spinal Facet Joint
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervicogenic Headache
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Upper Back Pain

Procedures Performed

  • Discography
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Herniated Disc Procedure
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

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    Malpractice Claims not available

    Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Minnesota.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

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

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  • 0
    Board Actions

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Education

  • Medical School
    University Of North Dakota

    Graduated in 1985

  • Internship Hospital
    Hennepin County Medical Center

    Completed in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    Anesthesiology

    Completed in 1989

    Mayo Clin Sch Of Med

    Completed in 1989

  • Undergraduate School
    North Dakota State University

    Graduated in 1980

  • Other Education
    International Spine Intervention Society-Master Level Instructor 1998

    Completed in 1998

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

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  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Interventional Pain Medicine
  • Board certified in Anesthesiology
  • Malpractice claims in Minnesota not available
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Lutz's Office & Staff

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10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Lutz

Level of trust in provider's decisions
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How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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Dr. Lutz's Care Philosophy

Respectful treatment of painful spinal conditions. http://lonlutzmd.com