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04/28/2017
By: Albert B.
VA Coeur D'alene Clinic
I CAN HONESTLY SAY THAT I HAVE ONE OF THE FINEST DOCTORS IN THE NORTHWEST. HIS NAME IS DR.ALLEN SEELEY. HE IS BRILLIANT, KIND AND HAS LOVE FOR WE VETERANS. I COULD NOT FIND A CIVILLIAN DOCTOR TO TAKE HIS PLACE FOR ANY AMOUNT OF MONEY. HE IS A LIFE SAVER AND I THANK MY BLESSINGS EVERY DAY FOR GETTING DR SEELEY AS MY PRIMARY DOCTOR. HE ALSO HAS A KIND AND WARM HEARTED TEAM THAT ALSO MIRRORS HIS OWN KIND HEART. THANK YOU DR SEELEY & YOUR TEAM FOR A WONDERFUL CLINIC IN COEUR D ALENE, IDAHO TO HELP SO MANY NEEDED VETS. KEEP UP THE WONDERFUL WORK. SINCERELY. ALBERT B, VETAPRIL 28, 2017
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06/21/2016
By: Angela D.
Dr. Bret B Dirks, MD
I have had back problems since my teens, and a more recent back injury made it a lot worse. I also have arthritis. Dr. Dirks suggested injections for me, which I was reluctant to get because I get really scared and they haven't worked for me in the past. His injections are in a totally different place than the injections I've had before, and they have helped so much! He is very nice, easy to talk to, and I believe he sincerely cares about his patients. He also performed a large surgery on my mom's back and she is doing awesome. His staff is very nice, I highly recommend!
09/20/2012
By: theresa.steffen.77
Dr. Bret B Dirks, MD
I had my surgery in Dec 2011, had L4 AND L5 fused. Everyone in the office was very professinal and courteous.You could not ask for a better Dr. than Dr. Dirks . He was very helpful in giving me all the information I needed to make the choice to have the surgery done. He and all his staff were very kind and respectfull to me and my husband. I would and have recommended Dr. Dirks to people I know that have back problems.I want to say thank you to Dr. Dirks for treating me so well.
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06/02/2017
By: Shannon D.
Burn, Timothy F, MD
I have been seeing Dr Burn's for a little of 3 years now. He is amazing, patient and kind. Takes the time to listen to everything. He bedside manner is one of the best I've seen in many years! I worked in healthcare for 15+ years and have been around many doctors. He is the most thorough doctor I have been to.
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01/11/2016
By: Linda H.
Flygare Richard A MD
I have been seeing Dr Flygear (pronounced like fleeger)for many months! His demeanor is great. Love his personality and his treatment of my disease is a miracle for me! I have suffered for years before him!
Tips & Advices
This depends on the center. Some may allow brief visits by family members. Patients should ask about visiting rules before inviting people to stop by.
No. Patients should arrange for someone to drive them home and stay with them for 24 hours following the procedure.
This depends on the procedure. Most centers ask that patients arrive one to two  hours before the procedure begins. Following the procedure, the patient will stay at the center until fully recovered from being sedated. This may take between one and three  hours. After that, if the patient isn't experiencing abnormal pain, he or she may leave.
Different states have different rules regarding requirements for surgery centers. However, ASCs are required to be certified as a Medicare and/or Medicaid Ambulatory Surgery Center supplier before they enter into an agreement with the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services.
The most common types of procedures conducted at surgery centers are:
  • Gastrointestinal
  • Ophthalmology
  • Orthopedics
  • Pain management
Some of the most common procedures include:
  • Cataract surgery
  • Colonoscopy
  • Pain injections

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