Iowa Spine Care is currently accepting new patients.
In an effort to provide you with the best quality spinal care at the most reasonable prices, we accept most health insurance plans. Contact us to find out if we are in your provider’s network.
Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)
Q: What kind of information do I need to bring to my first appointment at Iowa Spine Care?
A: Your insurance card and any current diagnostic test results (such as CT, Myelograms, X-rays, MRI, etc…).
Other things to consider bringing:
- A family member, so multiple people hear what Dr. McGuire is saying. Family members often ask additional questions you may not think to ask at the time.
- A list of all medications you are currently taking and information regarding all significant past medical history.
Q: How long does it typically take for diagnostic tests and treatments ordered by the doctor to be scheduled?
A: Due to multiple mandatory check points, it may take up to two weeks. We put forth every effort to schedule your tests and treatments in a timely manner; however, most insurance companies will require a doctor’s report from our office before they authorize the payment, which could take 2-3 days. Most delays are attributable to the insurance company’s processes or the amount of time it takes for testing facilities to return results.
Q: Once my diagnostic and/or laboratory tests are completed, what should I expect to do about the results?
A: Following the completion of your diagnostic and laboratory tests, we recommend that you request a copy of the results (or the originals) to bring to your follow-up visit at Iowa Spine Care. Because of our collaborative and personal process, and the inherent complexity of spinal issues, Dr. McGuire only explains the results in person. This ensures you can feel comfortable with the process and can get answers to all of your questions. We want to make sure you understand the ramifications of the results before you agree to any treatment protocols.