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HealthEast Spine Center

We realize that everyone is different and while surgery may be an option for some, it is not for everyone. Our full spectrum approach to spine care includes an array of techniques including physical rehabilitation, injection therapy and if needed, surgery.

Our dedicated and experienced Spine Care team will work directly with you and your primary physician to create a care plan that is based on your individual needs and goals. This ensures that all factors of your life – personal and family history, as well as workplace concerns – are considered and addressed.

Contact the Spine Center

Learn more about treatment options for your aching back (or hips, or knees ...)

651-326-5444 or toll-free 1-866-200-6681
Fax: 651-326-5520
Spine Care contact form

For New Patients

New to the Spine Center? Please fill out our new patient form and bring it to your first appointment. The form gathers important information about your health history and symptoms.
New patient form

Spine and Orthopaedics education

For ortho/spine education questions, please call 651-232-4498.

IF YOU NEED SURGERY
If your Spine Care doctor determines that surgical treatment is required, spine surgery is offered at:
St. John's Hospital
St. Joseph's Hospital
Woodwinds Health Campus

MEET THE SPINE CENTER TEAM

Mary E. Dunn, MD
Neurosurgery

Erin B. Dykhuizen, LICSW
Licensed Indep. Clinical Social Worker

Richard S. Gregory, MD
Neurosurgery

Sarah Heuser, LICSW
Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker

Jason D. Holgers, DO
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Kristen Jones, MD
Neurosurgery

Meysam A. Kebriaei, MD
Neurosurgery

Ammar Khashan, PA-C
Physician Assistant

Kimberly D. Schuelke, CNP
Nurse Practitioner

Nora Tholl, PAC
Physician's Assistant Certified

Jennifer K. Thomas, DO
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Interventional Pain Management Physiatry
Margaret Wallenfriedman, MD
Neurosurgery

Designed with you in mind

Because your experience at the Spine Center is our priority, we offer:

  • Lighting and music during procedures are customizable to fit each patient’s personal preference and mood.
  • Our physical therapy gym features state-of-the-art equipment, allowing patients to exercise and improve their strength while our skilled team monitors their progress.
  • Private welcome bays and recovery suites provide more privacy than a traditional setting to encourage an optimal healing process. Patients can view their X-rays and watch interactive educational and discharge videos.

Spine Center photos

Teamed with unmatched care, numerous thoughtful details will make your visit with us a soothing, inviting and, most importantly, a healing one.

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Tour the Spine Center

Take a video tour of the HealthEast Spine Center.

Spine Center: A New Approach

Our unique facility features gentle, natural lighting and warm decor, creating a welcoming environment.

Spine Center
1747 Beam Avenue, Suite 100
Maplewood, MN 55109

Guiding you through the process

A spine nurse navigator will work closely with you to coordinate recommendations from your care team, provide education and answer any questions you have along the way.

Your nurse navigator will continue to coordinate your ongoing treatment plan, and will also call you from time to time to check in on your progress and discuss your new goals.

Process for receiving spine treatment at HealthEast:

  • Before your first appointment, a member of the team will contact you to discuss your care. You will be asked about the details that led to your back or neck pain, things that make your symptoms both better and worse and how your daily activities or work life may be effected.
  • If you have had recent spine images (x-ray, CT, MRI, discogram) or other related tests (bone scan, EMG) that have been taken at a facility that partners with HealthEast, we will request your results and have them sent to us directly.
  • Your spine nurse navigator will continue as your personal resource to help guide you through your treatment plan and keep you on track toward achieving your goals for a heathier you.

The process begins by calling our Spine Center at 651-326-5444 and answering a few questions.