Dr. Samuel Jorgenson, MD

Dr. Samuel Jorgenson, MD

Orthopedic Spine SurgeryMaleAge 63

Accepting new patients

Dr. Samuel Jorgenson, MD is a Orthopedic Spine Surgery Specialist in Meridian, ID. He is affiliated with medical facilities West Valley Medical Center and St. Luke's Boise Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Jorgenson to book an appointment.

Locations

Spine Institute of Idaho

Spine Institute of Idaho360 E Montvue Dr Ste 100 Meridian, ID 83642
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Caldwell1906 Fairview Ave Ste 420 Caldwell, ID 83605
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Fruitland1118 Nw 16th St Ste A Fruitland, ID 83619
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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
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Dr. Jorgenson's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Jorgenson

2.2

Based on 41 ratings

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I just had a neck fusion of C4-6. I don't remember the whole clinical name for it. I read some bad reviews on here and I just want to say my experience has been fantastic. Great attention leading up to the operation, excellent communication from the Spine Institute of Idaho. My visits with Dr. Jorgenson and his PA Sari have been terrific. I have had many injuries and illnesses in my life and have much experience, both good and bad, with medical providers. I can honestly say this has been one of the best experiences I have had. The operation and the issues were clearly explained. We discussed options at length. After the operation the follow-up has been excellent. After each appointment I receive a summary email that goes over all that we talked about. I have read some reviews on here about Dr Jorgenson being arrogant or distant. That has not been my experience, but I would like to say that I prefer a surgeon who has confidence. Overall, just a great 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
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Benje – Jul 17, 2021
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Absolutely Awful. This man was so rude, arrogant, had ZERO empathy. Luckily I know better than to let somebody who is so comfortable treating me like that to my face and in front of my family cut on me when no one who cares is around. Yikes! I audio recorded the entire meeting with him, let him know he was rude and had poor bedside manner and would be d cloning his services. I then left the appointment immediately. He went on to attempt to terminate my ongoing Care at the clinic. physical therapy, pain management, injections etc. both lucky and unlucky for me my scans are just awful and actually warranted some level of sympathy from a few other surgeons who are willing to step in but I strongly urge anybody to feel comfortable in demanding at least base level respect and TRUSTING those that wield a scalpel in the name of your future. After seeing “DR.“J rating here and 2 other sites I do feel better that I am not alone and in Fact not the exception rather than the rule w/ “DR” J.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Alyssa Collins – Mar 12, 2021
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Dr Jorgenson was a long awaited visit for me as I have been a patient of Spine Inst. Meridian for almost 2 years managing my back injury, AVOIDING surgery. Finally, my pain and scans got bad enough my doctor said I should consider surgery. I scheduled and met the only surgeon at this clinic. I showed up so nervous but I knew what I had and what I needed. Almost immediately The Dr made me feel like I was an imposition and barely greeted me. He immediately reviewed my scans in silence for about 5mins and when I spoke he shot dahgers at me and asked, “would you like me to review these?” Whilst pointing at screen. I wanted to say, “ not here! You should have reviewed them AND come up with a plan or advice BEFORE I arrived like all others I have seen regarding this!” I didn’t. He the went on to “explain” to me the issue. I asked a ?. He sneered and said “save the ?’s til the end” He the. Carried on telling me what his colleagues already have. He was crazy rude and has zero empathy. Very bad
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • 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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Alyssa Collins – Mar 12, 2021
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I had severe "pinching" pain in my lower back and found out that I no longer had any disc left, I was bone on bone. Dr. Jorgenson and his awesome assistant, Sari, were incredible. I had fusion surgery and it was life-changing! They gave me my life back and I am forever grateful to them!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Explained conditions well
What could be improved
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Aug 04, 2020
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Only met with him 1 time prior to surgery. Saw him for less than a min. day of surgery and again for release. I am still in pain and have numbness in arms and hands as well as now I have Horner's Syndrome due to an error in surgery. The entire right side of my head and face including pupil is partially paralyzed. My right vocal cord is 100% paralyzed and I have to have plastic surgery to correct it so I can have a voice again. I Do Not recommend and I will never go there again. with seeing other reviews I am astonished they are still allowed to practice.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
13 people found this helpful
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Horner's Syndrome – Jun 23, 2020
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Dr. Jorgensen and Siri his assistant have left me with more issues than I started with. I had spinal fusion surgery L5/S1 the original complaints were bilateral sciatica and back pain. Now I am trying to find out why someone would tell you they would provide at home PT that never happened. I can only say at this point is severe caution should be used when choosing the spine institute of Idaho. I would not recommend ever.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
12 people found this helpful
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Veteran in Caldwell , ID – Jun 13, 2019
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Very poor bedside manners, did not recognize my back,claimed, he claimed it was bad hip, IPMR, found a pinched nerve.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
9 people found this helpful
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May 13, 2019
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His arrogance was mind blowing 2 surgeries on my wife and she is still in pain He would not refer her to another doctor and told us she’s going to have to learn to live with it He’s useless
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
17 people found this helpful
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John – Mar 27, 2019
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I needed a micro-discectomy and he was able to help me quickly and did an excellent job, I couldn't be more 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
5 people found this helpful
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Suzy in Sun Valley, Idaho – Nov 23, 2016
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Dr J and his PA Sari tried to take care of my spinal stenosis. I had 2 steroid shots which didn't work and then I was scheduled for a fusion of my lumbar spine. Even though I was working with the Spine Institute for months to treat this leg pain, I feel like I never got to discuss my care with a doctor. In this case, Dr J. At this point I still have leg pain and am trying to find another spine surgeon to discuss my spinal stenosis.
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
14 people found this helpful
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Carlsbad, CA – Oct 23, 2016
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Dr. Jorgenson didn't listen or try to understand my condition, he was no help. I waited 45 minutes in a room before he came in, he was in a rush, spent less than 5 minutes with me. Total waste of my time. I'm Seeking help from another Dr.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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Caldwell, ID – Sep 08, 2016
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Waited 1.5 hours before PA came in to go over my MRI. Told me I needed surgery. Asked if I still wanted to see Dr Jorgenson. I declined and left. I am now seeking out another provider.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
10 people found this helpful
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Boise, ID – Jul 09, 2016
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Phenomenal. Removed hardware from my lumbar spine (S-I joint). Outpatient surgery. Surgery was at 7am. That same afternoon I was enjoying lunch on a downtown patio. No need for post-op pain meds. Thank 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
2 people found this helpful
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Lane in Boise, ID – Jun 08, 2016
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Dr. Jorgenson's conditions and procedures:

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Cauda Equina Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Excision of Tarsal or Metatarsal
  • Fracture
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Sprain
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Posterior Lumbar Fusion With Robotic Assistance
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • 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
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Upper Back Pain

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Dr. Jorgenson accepts the following insurance:

AARP
Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Altius Health Plans
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Bankers Life and Casualty
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross of Idaho
Blue Cross of Idaho PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Deseret Mutual (DMBA)
EBMS
Federal Employee Program (FEP)
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
Medicaid
Moda Health
Mutual of Omaha
Principal Financial Group
Pyramid Life
SelectHealth
State Farm
Tricare
UniCare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare
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About Me

Care Philosophy

The Spine Institute of Idaho's mission is to enhance the quality of life for each patient by providing advanced medical technologies and individualized,...Read more

Biography

Samuel Jorgenson, MD, is a doctor specializing orthopedics, practicing at Spine Institute of Idaho in Caldwell, Idaho. Orthopedic surgeons use both surgical...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Spine Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

University Of Colorado Health Science
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Southern California
Residency Hospital
University Of Southern California
Internship Hospital
Hahnemann University School of Medicine
Medical School
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Awards

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What are Dr. Samuel Jorgenson, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Jorgenson frequently treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Osteoarthritis of Spine, and Back Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Jorgenson treats.

Where is Dr. Samuel Jorgenson, MD's office located?

Dr. Jorgenson's office is located at 360 E Montvue Dr Ste 100, Meridian, ID 83642. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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

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West Valley Medical Center

Caldwell, ID

75% Patient Experience Rating, 6% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)

St. Luke's Boise Medical Center

Boise, ID

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

14 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)