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Nathaniel L. Whitney, MD is a doctor in Spokane, WA specializing in neurosurgery, surgical treatment of pain, minimally-invasive and complex spine surgery, and cerebrovascular disorders, such as aneurysms.

Nathaniel L. Whitney, MD, MS Providence-employed provider

Inland Neurosugery and Spine Associates

105 W. 8th Ave. Suite 200W
Sacred Heart Doctors Building
Spokane, WA 99204
P: (509) 624-9112
F: (509) 624-1087

Inland Neurosurgery and Spine Associates - North

235 E. Rowan Ave, Suite 114
Holy Family Sienna Building
Spokane, WA 99207
P: (509) 624-9112

Philosophy of Care

I follow a patient-centered approach to surgery. My goal is to help patients through diagnosis, treatment and recovery, using surgery as a tool to help patients achieve their goal of the best possible outcome.

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Overview

Gender

Male

Expertise

  • Surgical treatment of pain
  • Minimally invasive and complex spine surgery
  • Cerebrovascular disorders (such as Aneurysms)

Education

Medical School

Loma Linda University School of Medicine - Loma Linda, CA

Residency

Neurological Surgery; Oregon Health and Science University - Portland, OR

Achievements

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurological Surgeons

Interests

Medical Interests

I am interested in the neurological basis of pain on a structural level - what causes pain and how we can reduce pain through surgical interventions.

I am interested in the treatment of spinal disorders. My interests range from minimally invasive spine approaches to complex spinal disorders and their surgical treatment.

I am also interested in the treatment of cerebrovascular disorders, including unruptured and ruptured intracranial aneurysms.

Personal Interests

 I enjoy spending time with my family and sharing the great outdoors.

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.6 out of 5 (61 Ratings, 25 Comments)

90

09/27/2016
The care provider was very pleasant and I felt very at ease with him.
70

09/27/2016
my care was really good i was greatful for the good care i got.
100

08/24/2016
very good office visit.
100

08/10/2016
Dr Whitney done a great difficult surgery on my back
100

07/28/2016
Dr. Whitney/[...] were both great, and they listen to what you have to say and not just talk over you. I had such a good experience. Thank you both!
100

07/28/2016
I have no negative comments about this particular health care provider. He was respectful and listened closely to my issue(s) and he was very easy to talk to. I think we made a great decision about going forward with a treatment plan for me [...]
100

07/26/2016
Our experience with Providence/Sacred Heart Physicians has been outstanding--very satisfying. I highly recommend them to anyone even if we have to travel to see them.
100

07/19/2016
It has been excellent.
100

06/14/2016
I've been extremely nervous about having surgery. dr Whitney was very positive and reassuring. I appreciated his friendly demeanor.
100

06/09/2016
Dr. Whitney [...] performed an exceptional procedure on my back. 1st rate. Very grateful to him and all involved.
90

06/07/2016
Awesome Provider
100

05/02/2016
I found Dr. Whitney very easy to talk to. He put me at ease, very likeable.
100

04/26/2016
Excellent. He listened to all my complaints and walked me through my X-rays that I had not even seen before. Spent a lot of time with me. Ordering more tests after it has been approved by [...]
70

04/19/2016
Everything was good.
100

04/19/2016
I had excellent care and my Dr liesten to everything I had to say
100

04/10/2016
Both Dr. Whitney & his PA [...], were thorough, perceptive & informative.
100

04/05/2016
at the onset of trying to get an appt, the receptionist was very inconsiderate and snotty. we needed help getting my husband into a neuro surgeon. they told me that it wasn't [...], but I'm not stupid!!! we didn't ask to get older, and we certainly didn't ask for [...] ..however, we cannot express our appreciation to doctor Whitney for seeing my husband. I would also like to add that [...], Doctor [...] scheduler remarked about the bad communications with this office. There is no need for that behavior
90

03/13/2016
Dr. Whitney was very thorough & caring, as was his nurse - referral processes in/out at his office never smooth.
90

02/18/2016
All went well with surgery, but had to be re-scheduled 2 times -
100

02/07/2016
ENTIRE experience, ALL staff and everyone I encountered was wonderful.
100

01/19/2016
Dr. Whitney is one of the most informative Drs. He lays out your condition so you understand and give you options & advice. Takes time with you and well. He is wonderful!!
90

01/12/2016
Good experience.
60

12/29/2015
Dr. Whitney is kind and takes plenty of time in his assessment and to answer questions. HOWEVER, his assistant is dreadful to work as her demeanor comes across as annoyed and irritated
90

11/23/2015
I felt like I was being taken care of very well.
90

11/18/2015
[...] it was a breath of fresh air dealing with your facility and staff. All of them presented pleasant and professional.
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