Get answers to our Portland Spine Surgery Frequently Asked Questions. Frequently Asked Questions from Pacific Spine Specialists, Dr Keenan our Portland Spine Surgeon, and our staff of spine surgery experts!
Welcome to Pacific Spine Specialists! We value your time and look forward to helping you. The most effective way for us to do so, is for Dr. Keenen to review your MRI scan and for the New Patient Coordinator to speak with you about your symptoms. You may begin by first phoning the New Patient Coordinator at 503-885-9391.
We appreciate your confidence in Dr. Keenen and Pacific Spine Specialists of Portland, OR! We look forward to working with you.
FOR URGENT SAME DAY EVALUATIONS: Call our New Patient Coordinator at 503-885-9391
Please fill out our referral form below and we will contact your patient within 24 hours.
Dr. Keenen welcomes chiropractic referrals, and communicates with referring physicians as patients return in follow up for continued Chiropractic care.
We do not require a referral. Check with your insurance to see if you need a referral from your Primary Care Physician in order for your insurance to cover your initial visit and any subsequent visits.
You will be mailed a Welcome Packet with New Patient Paperwork that includes:
- Patient Registration
- Billing and Financial
- Medical History Form
When you arrive at the office on the day of your appointment the receptionist will ask for your
- Your insurance card
- Driver’s License
- Completed New Patient Paperwork
- Complete list of your medications
Copays will be collected at this time. When it is your appointment time, the Medical Assistant will escort you to a room. Patients with Lower back issues will be asked to put on a gown. Next a provider will be in to speak with you, perform a physical exam, review your MRI, and discuss treatment options. Please expect an hour for your visit.
Studies challenge the effectiveness of laser-assisted procedures. In an article written by the American Association of Orthopedic Surgeons (AAOS) they dig deeper into studies, history, and references about the ineffectiveness of laser spine surgery. Read more about it here.