Dr. Mario Brkaric, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male
  
Dr. Brkaric
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Indiana Spine Center

1345 Unity Pl Ste 310 Lafayette, IN 47905

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(765) 446-5210

Dr. Mario Brkaric, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Lafayette, IN. He is affiliated with medical facilities Franciscan Health Lafayette East  and Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Brkaric to book an appointment.


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Dr. Brkaric accepts the following insurance:

Anthem
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Blue Preferred --IN HMO
Blue Preferred --IN POS
Blue Preferred Plus-IN POS
Blue Preferred-IN HMO
Blue Traditional-IN
Bronze Blue Access Plus w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO
Bronze Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
Catastrophic Pathway-IN
Franciscan Alliance Tiered-IN
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO
Gold Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
HealthSync (Select Network)-IN
HealthSync Options-IN POS
Healthy Indiana Plan PPO
Lumenos Plans-IN
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway-IN HMO-POS
Platinum Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access w/HSA-IN PPO Plus
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO
Silver Blue Access-IN PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-IN
Anthem Blue Cross
Medicare Advantage
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Healthy Indiana Plan (HIP)
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Encore
Humana
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Medicare Advantage
MDwise
Medicaid
PHCS
PHCS Par-Multi Plan
Sagamore Health Network
Tricare
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UnitedHealthCare
Medicare Advantage

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Dr. Brkaric's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Spinal Fusion
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brkaric performs Spinal Fusion more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Brkaric performs this procedure more than 96% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Brkaric treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 91% of his peers

Dr. Brkaric treats this condition more than 91% of his peers

Scoliosis
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Dr. Brkaric treats Scoliosis more than 89% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acrodysplasia Scoliosis
  • Adolescent Idiopathic Scoliosis
  • Adult Scoliosis
  • Degenerative Scoliosis
  • Scoliosis as Part of Neurofibromatosis
  • Scoliosis With Unilateral Unsegmented Bar
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Dr. Brkaric's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Broken Arm
  • Disc Replacement
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

Dr. Brkaric's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Brkaric

3.7

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
62.5%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
8.333333333333334%
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1 Star
25%
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  • Office environment (19)
  • Explained conditions well (17)
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  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (6)
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after seeing 10 diff.m drs, Dr,Torak turned me over to Dr,Brkaric for am charlie horse pain in my thight, He did spinal fusion, looks like ma bird cage,so big, main point is I am in excrutiating pain in my spine,continuously, can't even sweep a room withhout shaking from pain and cry at least twice a week. There were time I wished I would not wake up.,I've used epiderals,sprays,roll ons, rubs, pain pills NOTHING HELPS.LAST VISIT HE SAID EXRAY LOOKED FINE.SOMETHING IS NOT RIGHT, i SHAKE SO BAD FROM THE PAIN. I REALLY NEED HELP, i CAN'T EVEN LEAVE THE HOUSE, CAN'T CARRY GROCERIES IN.SOMETHING WAS SCREWED UP, NO ONE SHOULD HAVE TO SUFFER LIKE I AM. i DEFINETLY WOULD NOT RECOMMEND DR BRKARIC. i could go on how my life has changed. I,M 74 AND THE MOST MISERABLE SENIOR CITIZEN GOD PUT ON EARTH THANKS TO THE GOOD DR.
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May 24, 2020
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I'm in more pain and I'm now on disability after the surgery. I do not recommend this Dr.
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Prs – May 05, 2020
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He fixed my back when other doctors said nothing could be done.
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Apr 01, 2020
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We took my dad to see this Dr. Brkaric and have never been So disappointed in a doctor before. My dad is in severe pain due to nerves in his back. He never introduced himself or ask how he was feeling and what was wrong. He just kept looking at xrays and MRI's and then turns around and says the surgery to correct is to extensive for a 78 yr old and he wouldn't do it. And never said he would look into anything else.
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  • 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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Anonymous – Feb 17, 2020
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I went to Dr. Brkaric for my 4th cervical fusion. Upon first introduction he was brief and slightly curt although professional. He reviewed my MRI and X-Rays and explained exactly what the problem was and confidently stated that he could correct it. After the surgery I felt immediate relief, the pain and other symptoms were gone. I am now healthy proof of Dr. Brkaric's skill and knowledge as a surgeon and after getting to know him he is not only a good doc, but I would consider him a friend.
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Anthony in Brookston, In – Jun 21, 2017
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this guy screwed me up more by giving me spondylolisthesis surgery. i have been in more and more pain every year. i do NOT recommend you see him at all.
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Apr 21, 2017
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HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!! I had lower back surgery. He gets right to the point and explains everything thoroughly. Shows you your MRI or x rays and shows you what needs to be done and what to expect. He's the BEST!!!
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Chris Bradley in Macy , IN – Jan 27, 2017
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Aaron M in lafayette,indiana – Jun 15, 2016
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There is not enough words to explain how great Dr. Brkaric is. For a doctor he gets down to the point and explains everything to you so you know exactly what to expect. My surgery (on my back) went very well and I was walking the next day. He made sure that I was ok and comfortable in the hospital. I ran into a problem with my shoulder a couple of weeks later and he was genuinely concerned about it. Got me into a Mri quickly. I wouldn't go to any other doctor,
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Shon French in Crawfordsville, IN – Feb 29, 2016
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Dr. Brkaric takes the necessary time to listen to his patients concerns, explain diagnostics, and treatment recommendations. He tries to treat conservatively in the beginning and only recommends surgery if other non-invasive methods are unsuccessful. He is a skilled surgeon and has performed two spinal fusions for me. His bedside manner and follow up care are second to none. I recommend him to others without hesitation.
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Lisa Y in Lafayette, IN – Feb 27, 2016
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Dr. Brkaric has performed two surgical procedures on me that have been very successful. I have recommended Dr. Brkaric to many of my friends and family members and will continue to do so. I find Dr. Brkaric to be very professional, yet a real person.
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Biography

Dr. Mario Brkaric, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Lafayette, IN. He is affiliated with medical facilities Franciscan Health Lafayette East  and Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Brkaric to book an appointment.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

Downstate Kings County Medical Center
Residency Hospital

Awards

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Locations

Indiana Spine Center

Indiana Spine Center1345 Unity Pl Ste 310 Lafayette, IN 47905
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Franciscan Health Lafayette East 

Lafayette, IN

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

  • Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)

Indiana University Health Arnett Hospital

Lafayette, IN

73% Patient experience rating, 4% higher than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)