Extenders
The Nurse Practitioners or Physician Assistants who assist the physician both in clinic and in surgery are called physician extenders.  These highly-trained extensions of the physician are vital to the practice, allowing the physician to have an extra set of skilled hands both in the office and in the surgery suite.  These clinicians contribute to the high standard of care that is set by the physicians of the Spine Institute of Louisiana.

Operators
When you call the Spine Institute of Louisiana you are greeted by one of our operators who can assist you in scheduling or rescheduling an appointment, refilling a prescription, or getting a message to your physician or his extender.  These staff members can be reached at 318.629.5555.

Schedulers
Each physician has his own scheduler who assists you in checking in upon arrival at our facility, and will schedule additional procedures as ordered after your clinic visit such as EMGs, MRIs, or CT myelograms.  These ladies are the faces you see when you arrive at our facility.

The schedulers can be reached at the following numbers:

318.629.5592 Pierce D. Nunley, M.D.
Andrew Utter, M.D.
Chris Howard, CFNP
Mike Brandao, CFNP
Kimberly Spotts, PA-C
318.629.5591 Euby J. Kerr, III, M.D.
Stephen Kay, PA-C
318.629.5594 David A. Cavanaugh, M.D.
James Harper, CFNP

Medical Records Custodian
If you need copies of your records to be sent to another provider or facility, you can reach our Medical Records Custodian at 318.629.5557 or via fax at 318.629-5556.

Billing
Our billing office can be reached at 318.629.5609 for any questions you have pertaining to your balance or any questions regarding payment of your claim(s).

Insurance Verification/Financial Counseling
If you have any questions about your insurance coverage, if you need to update your insurance information, or make arrangement regarding your portion of your clinic or surgery expense, please call 318.629.5555 and we will be glad to assist you.

Workers Compensation
Our workers compensation liaisons work closely with both the patients and the workers compensation adjusters to ensure that a timely turnaround occurs from physician’s order to obtaining approval to scheduling of the procedure or surgery. Our liaisons can be reached at either 318.629.5442 or 318-629-5457.

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