Joe T. Minchew, MD Joe T. Minchew, MD

Joe T. Minchew, MD

Orthopaedic Surgeon, Spine Surgeon

4.62 out of 5  (225 ratings, 39 reviews)
Duke Health Provider question Circle Img
Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

Click to see a list of accepted insurance plansHide accepted insurance plans
Contact
919-403-5149 Office number
919-477-1929
Fax number
Insurance

Duke Health contracts with most major health insurance carriers and transplant networks, including the ones listed below. Before scheduling your appointment, we strongly recommend you contact your insurance company to verify that the Duke Health location or provider you plan to visit is included in your network. Your insurance company will also be able to inform you of any co-payments, co–insurances, or deductibles that will be your responsibility. If you proceed in scheduling an appointment and your health insurance benefits do not participate with Duke, your out of pocket liability may be higher. We will contact you regarding your coverage and patient liability. If you are uninsured, learn more about our financial assistance policy.

Below are the plans currently accepted in 2018. There are some changes to the plans accepted beginning January 1, 2019. For a complete list of plans accepted in 2019 and to verify that your health plan includes Duke Health, please visit PlanForDuke.com.

Click to see a list of accepted insurance plansHide accepted insurance plans

Contact
Profile
ABOUT ME

I see all conditions and disorders that affect the spine in young adults to older adults. We work very hard to go through their history along with a physical exam to try to determine the cause of their problems. We then look at the best treatments available to relieve their symptoms. I think it’s important for me to establish a relationship with my patient and to figure out what the most troubling aspect of their condition is for them. My favorite part of my job is helping people alleviate their spinal pain and doing it in the way that’s the most appropriate for them. I’m just as excited about a patient whose pain improves with medicine and physical therapy as I am about a patient who needs surgery.

LANGUAGES I SPEAK
English
LEARN MORE ABOUT ME
Experience
Duke Spine Services

I am part of a team of spine orthopaedic surgeons and neurosurgeons that offers a full spectrum of spine surgery options, including disc replacement to relieve pain and swelling, complex reconstructive surgeries for scoliosis, and procedures to remove spinal cancer lesions.

My surgical specialties
  • Laminectomy and laminotomy
    question Circle Img
  • Microsurgery
    question Circle Img
  • Anterior spinal fusion
    question Circle Img
  • Inserting spinal rods, plates and screws into the spine
    question Circle Img
  • Spinal bone graft
    question Circle Img

Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2016 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes.

Surgeries Performed by the Spine Team
21,771
Surgeries Performed by the Spine Team
21,771
My surgical specialties
  • Laminectomy and laminotomy
    question Circle Img
  • Microsurgery
    question Circle Img
  • Anterior spinal fusion
    question Circle Img
  • Inserting spinal rods, plates and screws into the spine
    question Circle Img
  • Spinal bone graft
    question Circle Img
Procedures I Perform the Most

Note: All surgical experience data is from July 2014 through June 2016 and is calculated by individual Current Procedural Terminology (CPT) codes.

Training
EDUCATION
MD, Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine (Maryland), 1988
RESIDENCY
Surgery, University of California–Los Angeles Medical Center, 1988-1989
Orthopaedics, University of California–Los Angeles Medical Center, 1989-1993
FELLOWSHIP
Disorders and Surgery of the Spine, University of California–Los Angeles Medical Center, 1993-1994
BOARD CERTIFICATION
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Orthopaedics
Clinical Focus and Research
PUBLICATIONS
View Joe Minchew's publications on PubMed
Ratings and Reviews

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

Overall provider rating
4.62 out of 5 (225 ratings, 39 reviews)
PATIENT REVIEWS
Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.
Industry Relationships and Collaborations
This faculty member has no reported relationships with industry.