Dr. Donn Turner

Dr. Donn Turner

Neurosurgeon at Front Range Center for Brain and Spine Surgery, P.C.

Meet Dr. Donn Turner

Don Turner, MD, a native of Colorado, came to the Front Range Center for Brain & Spine Surgery, P.C. in 1894. He received his MD degree in 1978 from Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis. He completed his neurosurgical residency at the University of Iowa in 1984. Dr. Turner was certified by the American Board of Neurological Surgery in 1986 and became a fellow of the American College of Surgeons in 1988.

Dr. Donn Turner is a Neurosurgeon with Front Range Center for Brain and Spine Surgery, P.C..

Welcome to Front Range Center for Brain & Spine Surgery Video, P.C. by Dr. Turner:

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Doctor Quote

In our practice, finding the best solution to a neck or back pain issue is accomplished through a respectful partnership between patient and physician.

Directions to our primary location in

Fort Collins, CO

How Dr. Donn Turner Can Help You


  • Neurosurgeon

Languages Spoken

  • English

Years in Practice

  • 30 Years


  • MD - Washington University School of Medicine
  • Neurosurgical Residency - University of Iowa


  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arm Pain
  • Auto Related Injuries
  • Back Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Foot Drop
  • Herniated Disc / Bulging Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Ligament Strain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Muscle Pain / Muscle Strain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain / Neuralgia
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis / Spinal Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spine Conditions
  • Spine Injuries
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic spine disorders
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Work Injuries


  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy & Fusion
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Anterior/Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Axial Lumbar Interbody Fusion (AxiaLIF)
  • Bone Graft Substitutes
  • Cervical Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Disc Arthroplasty
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injections / Blocks
  • Facet Rhizotomy Injections
  • Interspinous process spacers
  • Laminectomy / Decompression Surgery
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion (XLIF)
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion Instrumentation
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck / Cervical Spine Surgery
  • Non-Surgical Treatment and Diagnosis
  • Posterior Cervical Decompression
  • Posterior Cervical Discectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Foraminotomy
  • Posterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (PLIF)
  • Posterolateral Lumbar Fusion
  • Spinal Cord Surgery
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spine Surgery
  • Transforaminal Lumbar Interbody Fusion (TLIF)
  • Upper Cervical Specific Techniques
  • X-STOP

What Patients are Saying About Dr. Donn Turner

  • Thank you for taking care of me and performing my surgery. Already, five days out I have noticed the burning and stabbing pain in my left leg has decreased tremendously. What a relief!! I cannot tell you how gratifying it is to have a new perspective on life, no longer shadowed by constant pain. It is an art, what you do and I appreciate your care.
    — Jessica
  • You fixed me up really well, Again. Thank you so much for making the pain better. Also your staff and the caregivers at Surgery Center of Fort Collins were outstanding.
    — Katie
  • My recent surgery, lumbar fusion, has made such a difference in my life!!! I’m truly grateful for such competent, caring, caregivers, and want to thank all of you, Dr. Turner as well as the caring office staff. It has made a significant improvement in my comfort and well-being that “Thanks” seems so little a word!!! But “Thanks” is packed with much appreciation!!!
    — Carol
  • I can’t thank you enough for the care and attention you gave me last week. We are also grateful for the time you and your staff took to talk with us to help us better understand our care.
    — Joseph
  • We wanted to say “thank you” for your willingness and efforts in scheduling Harry’s appointment, the pre-admit process and surgery. Everyone was very professional, caring, and very considerate of our needs and requests. Dr. Turners’ skills are a blessing for many, with us at the top of the list. Harry is doing well, he still has some pain but says it’s minimal and different from pre-surgery. The booklet on the surgery healing process has been very informative. Thank you ALL again.
    — Jan

Accolades for Dr. Donn Turner

Professional Distinctions

  • Fellow, American College of Surgeons

Professional Affiliations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgery
  • American College of Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons
  • Colorado Medical Society
  • Colorado Neurological Society
  • Larimer County Medical Society
  • North American Spine Society

Board Certifications

  • Board Certified, American Board of Neurological Surgery

Office Information for Dr. Donn Turner

1313 Riverside Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524
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Primary Location:

1313 Riverside Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524


Monday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Tuesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Wednesday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Thursday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.
Friday: 8:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

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Insurance Accepted

  • AARP
  • Aetna
  • American Family Insurance
  • Anthem Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Bankers Life and Casualty
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Fortis
  • Golden Rule Insurance Company
  • Health Net
  • HealthPartners
  • Highmark
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross
  • Medicare
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Shelter Insurance
  • State Farm
  • Thrivent Financial for Lutherans
  • UnitedHealth Group
  • Unitrin
  • WellCare Health Plans
  • WellPoint
  • Co Choice Health
  • First Choice of Midwest
  • Tricare

Additional Locations

4108 Laramie Street
Fort Collins, CO 82001
Driving directions
910-20th Street
Gothenburg, NE 69138
Driving directions

Profile last updated: August 31, 2016. This information was supplied by or on behalf of the provider.