Dr. Donn Turner, MD

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

Meet Dr. Donn Turner, MD

Dr. Turner is a board-certified neurosurgeon with Front Range Center for Brain and Spine Surgery.

He brings over 30 years of experience in providing cutting-edge care and helping restore patients to a high quality of life. Dr. Turner offers both surgical and non-surgical treatments; his expertise is in helping patients heal from failed back surgeries, as well as performing minimally invasive spine surgery.

Dr. Turner at a Glance

  • He is known for being clear and communicative when explaining potential treatment options and outcomes to patients and their families.
  • Dr. Turner is straightforward, often recommending non-surgical care before exploring surgery with patients.

Visit Dr. Turner to discuss ways you can experience lasting pain relief.

Dr. Turner is a member of Front Range Center for Brain and Spine Surgery, P.C.

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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, MD 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
  • Brain Tumors
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chiari Malformation
  • Complex Spinal Disorders
  • Degenerative Spinal Conditions
  • Facet Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Foot Drop
  • Herniated Disc/Bulging Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Ligament Sprain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Muscle Strain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Pain/Neuralgia
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Osteoporosis
  • Spinal Fracture
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Scoliosis and Deformity
  • Spinal Cord Injuries
  • Spinal Infections
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spinal Trauma
  • Spinal Tumors
  • Spine Conditions
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Thoracic Spine Disorders
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Whiplash
  • Muscle Pain


  • Accident and Injury Care
  • Anterior Cervical Corpectomy
  • Anterior Cervical Discectomy and Fusion (ACDF)
  • Anterior Lumbar Interbody Fusion (ALIF)
  • Anterior/Posterior Lumbar Fusion
  • Bone Graft Substitutes
  • Disc Surgery/Replacement
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Joint Injections/Blocks
  • Interspinous Process Spacers
  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Lateral Lumbar Interbody Fusion
  • Lumbar Corpectomy
  • Lumbar Spine Fusion
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
  • Minimally Invasive Procedures
  • Minimally Invasive Surgery
  • Neck/Cervical Spine Surgery
  • 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 Technique
  • X-STOP®

What Patients are Saying About Dr. Donn Turner, MD

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

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Accolades for Dr. Donn Turner, MD

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, MD

1313 Riverside Avenue Fort Collins, CO 80524 Driving Directions

Primary Location

1313 Riverside Avenue
Fort Collins, CO 80524


Monday: 9:00 - 5:00
Tuesday: 9:00 - 5:00
Wednesday: 9:00 - 5:00
Thursday: 9:00 - 5:00
Friday: 9:00 - 5:00

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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
  • Cigna
  • Multiplan
  • PHCS

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