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About Dr. Mark E Flanum

Dr. Mark E Flanum, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Anchorage, AK. He has 16 years of experience. His specialties include Orthopaedic Surgery and Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine. Dr. Flanum has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

14 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Mark E Flanum is Excellent. Dr. Mark E Flanum has been rated by 14 patients. From those 14 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Mark E Flanum is 4.6 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Orthopedic Physicians Anchorage Inc

3801 Lake Otis Pkwy Ste 300
Anchorage, AK 99508
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Specialties

Dr. Mark E Flanum has the following 2 specialties

  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Orthopaedic Surgery of the Spine
  • Expertise

    6 Expertise

  • Osteoarthritis (Hand and Wrist)
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Sports Medicine

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Reviews

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Awesome Dr

After years of living with daily back pain and getting nowhere with my family practitioners I was fortunate enough to see Dr. Flanum. The wait time was only several minutes, the staff were all courteous and friendly and treated me very well through a number of xrays and scans. Dr. Flanum found the cause of my pain within minutes and discussed my options. Dr. Flanum spent enough time with me to answer all my questions and ultimately will be performing surgery on my back in the mext few weeks. I recommend this Dr and facility to anyone suffering with spinal injuries/pain.

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Five Stars

I was referred to Dr. Flanum regarding my BFA Disorder (Body Falling Apart!). After evaluating my diminished mobility issues and options, he administered a successful spinal epidural two months ago that has me functioning again. We now know where the problem is if surgery is ultimately required. I'll be very comfortable asking this surgeon to do the job.

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Excellent doctor!

Unlike other posts on here I'm not sure about the second negative one but the first not revealing her name only sane Jane Doe, I find Dr. Mark Flanum to be an excellent doctor, surgeon and person. I have been to just about every back specialist in Anchorage all to no avail. I had amazing experience with OPA as I had both hips replaced by Dr. Timothy Kavanaugh. I asked him for a recommendation and he recommended Dr. Flanum. I made an appointment and took my massive amounts of MRIs and x-rays and made an appointment my appointment time was at 2:30 by 2:40 I was in his office. His medical assistant Nicole was very friendly asked me all the pertinent questions and within minutes the doctor himself was in the examination room. He looked at the images that I gave him he ordered a couple x-rays which were taken immediately and we discussed several options he was not one to jump into surgery and therefore I received an injection which did not work. It only gave me about a month of relief. I made another appointment and again no wait and welcomed by a friendly staff and the option of surgery was disgusted me and with the images on the screen in detail he went over exactly what he was going to do. I felt very confident and decided to proceed with surgery. The day of the surgery he came into the waiting area and discussed everything that was going to be done with me again and was there in the recovery room when I woke up several hours later. I was equestrian for many years and that entails many years of falling off of horses when you ride jumpers that's part of the plan. I started having problems again and he immediately made an appointment this time with his PA, Michael. Again I had no waiting time I had met Michael before after my surgery and he discussed what he thought was going on. Dr. Flanum was there and apparently Michael had seen something that he wanted to speak with Dr. Flanum about. The two of them came back and pointed out that I had a synovial cyst that the facet joint was pressing on and it was interned pressing on the nerve which was causing my pain this doctor not one to jump as surgery is the only recourse or remedy suggested a procedure which I'm about to have done where they're going to attempt to pop the synovial cyst to see if that will relieve the pressure and the pain. He describes the procedure in detail and I feel so comfortable with this man. I highly recommend this doctor as he is a hands on doctor and for me has been very open with my treatment and all procedures I've had. FIVE STARS DR. FLANUM!!!

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Excellent Orthopedics

Dr. Flanam is a great physician and his experience and skillfulness save lives.

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Worst Doctor Visit I've Ever Had

Dr. Flanum was incredibly unprofessional. Going to see him wasted 3 hours out of my work day for him to tell me that he couldn't find anything wrong.I waited for 2 hours to see him. It's a good thing I brought a book. He asked me a few questions, quickly looked at my x-rays and walked out of the room. I could hear him telling jokes to a coworker in the hall after he said goodbye when he left me sitting (on crutches) in the exam room. He didn't tell me that I was done, that I could leave, OR how to get out of the office. I had to walk out and ask him if I was free to go... and wandered through the halls till I found the check-out desk.I will NEVER return to OPA. They may look good on the outside, but the entire operation seems like a complete joke (which is also their reputation in the medical community around Anchorage).

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Top 10 Doctor - State (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Top 10 Doctor - City (2014)

    Top 10 Doctors are chosen by the millions of patients who visit Vitals each year to find a new doctor and share their experiences by providing ratings and reviews. In order to differentiate highly-regarded doctors from the rest for patients in search of quality care, Vitals awards Top 10 Doctor honors to those physicians within a certain specialty and geographic area who are consistently given top ratings by their patients.

  • Patients' Choice Award (2013)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Education

    16 Years Experience

  • University Of Wisconsin School Of Medicine And Public Health

    Graduated in 2002

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Mark E Flanum accepts the following insurance providers.

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • Premera
    • Premera Heritage Signature
    • Premera LifeWise Connect
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Locations & Directions

Orthopedic Physicians Anchorage Inc, 3801 Lake Otis Pkwy Ste 300, Anchorage, AK

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