Frequently Asked Questions

What should I bring to my first appointment?
Your paperwork, insurance card, co-pay and any x-rays, MRI's or CT scans.
How do I get my medical records?
Fill out a written request that states we have permission to release your records. Fax the completed form to 303-225-8130 or e-mail the completed form to for Dr. Prusmacks records request, for Dr. Jamrich records request, or for Dr. Barker records requests. Once the form is received, the records are processed and forwarded according to your completed form. Please allow two weeks.
How do I get a refill on my medication?
Call your pharmacy and request a refill. Your pharmacy will call our refill line. The refill line is for pharmacy's only. If it is a written prescription, call 303-225-8120, select your doctor from the menu and leave a message for his nurse/medical assistant.
What insurance plans do you accept?
We accept all insurance plans except Kaiser and Medicaid.
Are you currently accepting new patients?
Yes. Call 303-225-8120 for an appointment or request an appointment online.
Do I need a referral?
Some insurance plans, mainly HMO's, still do require a referral from your primary care physician. Most PPO plans do not require a referral. Please check your insurance card or contact your insurance company if in doubt.
What will surgery cost?
This amount will vary depending on your insurance plan and type of surgery you are going to have. We have billing staff on-site to help with any questions.
How long will I be in the hospital?
It depends on the type of surgery. Some surgeries are done on an outpatient basis and some do require a short hospital stay. Discuss this with your doctor.
Can I shower after surgery?
Yes, but only if your incision is fully covered. The incision needs to stay dry.
Do I need to set up home healthcare before I have surgery?
The hospital will take care of setting up home healthcare, if needed.
Is it normal to have a sore throat or pain swallowing after cervical surgery?
Yes. There will be mild discomfort for two to six weeks after cervical surgery.
Do I need antibiotics after surgery when I go to the dentist?
Antibiotics are prescribed by the dentist if appt is within six months of any cervical or lumbar fusion.