Patient Information

 

WHAT TO EXPECT DURING YOUR INITIAL VISIT

 

First off, thank you for choosing FRISCO SPINE.  Dr. Paul Salinas and Dr. David Masel know you have options, and we appreciate you choosing our practice.  Most often patients come to FRISCO SPINE expecting our physicians to perform a full physical exam and release a diagnosis.  However, our neurosurgeons DO perform neurosurgical consultations.  This means they rely on imaging, such as MRI, CT scans, x-ray’s etc, to properly diagnose exactly what is going on.  For example, the imaging will be able to show our neurosurgeons if a slipped disc, pinched nerve, or herniated disc is the root of your symptoms.  Additional testing may be required to properly pinpoint your issue.  Examples of these tests include, EMG’s, EEG’s, discograms, etc.  Our neurosurgeons do NOT do pain injections or medication management.  We will refer you to an appropriate specialist to provide those services to you.

Please note, if you do not have any imaging or studies for our neurosurgeons to review, the initial consult will primarily consist of our mid-level writing all the proper orders needed to provide our physicians the items they need to properly diagnose and treat you.

PREPARATION

As this is your first time to visit our practice, we do require all patients to provide:

Identification (TX DL, ID, Passport)

Copy of their insurance card

Copy of their imaging disc (MRI, CT, X-rays)

Copy of their imaging report

New patient paperwork – 100% completed

The paperwork must be completed accurately before you can be seen by our providers. If you have had any previous surgeries, related to your current issue, additional records may be required.  Please make sure all medications and surgical history are as accurate as possible.

WAIT TIME

We value your time and sincerely strive to minimize the amount of time patients have to wait.  However, our neurosurgeons are on call 24/7 and at 6 different hospitals across the Metroplex.  Often times they are called for emergency consultations which delay their clinic.  In addition, we strive to allow our patients to have all of their questions answered when reviewing images and studies with the physicians, to make sure they understand their treatment plans, and can construct a plan to deal with an illness in a collaborative manner. If we are ever more than 30 minutes behind schedule, we will ask you if you want to reschedule, suggest that we speak on the phone later if the issue is solvable that way, or will give you the best estimate as to when we will be able to see you.  Thank you in advance for your patience.

 

 

Below are the links to our online patient forms for New Patients as well as Follow up patients. Please fill these out at your earliest convenience so that we can process them efficiently. If you are unable to fill these online forms, be sure to arrive at least 45 minutes earlier than your appointment to fill out on our patient kiosk.

Patient Forms

The Patient Forms Portal button below takes you to our PDF forms that you can PRINT and bring to your appointment.  The Headache Forms are for patients seeing Dr. Joseph Vaughan.  You will find the Surgery Form helpful if you are scheduled for a surgery with one of our providers. If you would like your Medical Records Released, please select the ‘Release of Info’ PDF for your convenience.

Insurance we Accept

Everyone deserves to enjoy a life without back pain, which is why Frisco Spine proudly accepts a number of different insurance plans. We are constantly expanding our list of accepted providers so if yours is not listed here, please call us to check for coverage.

Insurance affiliations include:

  • Accountable PPO
  • Aetna HMO / PPO
  • Aetna Medicare
  • Alliance WC
  • Averde Health PPO
  • Blue Cross / Blue Shield PPO / POS / HMO
  • Beechstreet / PPOnext PPO
  • Bravo Healthcare Medical
  • Care Improvement Plus
  • Care N Care
  • Cigna HMO / PPO/OAP/OAPC
  • Cigna Worker’s Comp
  • Choicecare PPO
  • Choicecare Medicare
  • Choicecare Medicare Advantage
  • Coventry
  • FedMed PPO
  • First Health/Coventry Medicare Advantage PPO
  • First Health/Coventry PPO
  • First Health/Coventry Worker’s Comp
  • Galaxy PPO
  • Great West PPO / POS / Open Access
  • HealthChoice OK
  • Health Smart – ACCEL
  • Health Smart -GEPO
  • Health Smart – POS
  • Health Smart – PPO
  • Healthspring Medicare
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Preferred
  • Humana ChoiceCare Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Humana ChoiceCare Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Humana ChoiceCare Medicare Choice PPO
  • Independent Medical Systems PPO
  • Integrated Medical Systems PPO
  • Medcorp SW PPO
  • Medicare
  • Oaklahoma Heathcare Authority
  • PHS/Multiplan
  • Planvista (NPPN) PPO
  • Prime Health Services
  • Principal PPO
  • Scott and White Health Plan
  • Stratose/Plan Vista/ NPPN
  • Texan Plus/ Today’s Option/Universal American
  • Texas True Choice
  • Tricare
  • Tricare Prime
  • Unicare PPO
  • United Healthcare PPO / All Other / Secure Horizons
  • WellCare
  • WellMed
  • Wellspring

Hospital Affiliations

  • Baylor Scott & White Hospital, Carrollton, TX
  • Baylor Scott & White Hospital Grapevine, TX
  • Baylor Scott & White Hospital, McKinney, TX
  • Baylor Scott & White Hospital, Plano, TX
  • Baylor Scott & White Centennial Hospital, Frisco, TX
  • Denton Regional Medical Center, Denton, TX
  • Baylor Scott & Whiteat White Rock, Dallas, TX
  • Lake Pointe Medical Center, Rowlett, TX
  • Medical Center of McKinney, McKinney, TX
  • Medical Center of Plano, Plano, TX
  • Methodist Hospital of McKinney, McKinney, TX
  • Methodist Richardson, Richardson, TX
  • Methodist Surgical Center Addison, Addison, TX
  • Presbyterian Hospital, Flower Mound, TX
  • Presbyterian Hospital, Plano, TX
  • Preston Surgery Center, Dallas, TX
  • Star Medical Center, Plano, TX
  • Texas Health Resources, Flower Mound, TX
  • Texas Health Resources, Plano, TX