Welcome to Mackenzie Spine
In our practice, we strive to attain the best possible healing and recovery for every patient. Because every patient is unique, we prescribe treatment based on a thorough evaluation, which we perform utilizing the latest technological advancements available. We believe in evaluating patients promptly and educating them on their diagnosis so they can play an active role in the decision-making and treatment process. Our clinical experience has shown us that patients who participate in their own healthcare decisions are far more likely to achieve an optimal level of healing and recovery.
Dr. Mackenzie is an expert in MINIMALLY INVASIVE SURGICAL TECHNIQUES for spinal surgery. This means that, wherever possible, incisions will be small and damage to adjacent tissues will be minimized by using careful muscle splitting techniques or approaches where less muscular damage occurs. This results in less postoperative pain and faster recovery. Please note that although the majority of spinal problems can be treated this way, there are exceptions for complex problems.
Orthopedic Spinal Surgery
Minimally invasive spine surgical techniques
Entire spine from the base of the skull to the tailbone
In medical terms — Cervical spine down to the coccyx
Conservative care of the adjacent tissue connections
Executive Order GA-19: effective May 1, 2020.
We are still open and are currently seeing patients in the clinic. All patients and staff at the clinic are required to wear face masks. All patients will be screened for the coronavirus with a questionnaire and will have their forehead temperature tested. All previous updates are still applicable.
We are still open and treating patients, however, in order to assist in minimizing the spread of the COVID-19 virus and in order to make it safer for you we have made some changes which, we hope, will be temporary.
Appointments made for office visits will be distanced apart in order to avoid crowding the waiting room.
In addition, we are currently working a reduced office schedule of Monday, Wednesday, and Thursday from 8:30 AM to 12 noon. If for some reason, you are only able to come in the afternoon special arrangements can be made.
If you call the office and the answering service answers, you can leave a message with them for a routine follow-up and we will call you back. If you believe your symptoms are more serious, then please ask the answering service to patch the call through to me.
For some types of office visits, we also have telemedicine options that can be downloaded for free onto your iPhone. These include Zoom and FaceTime.
Thank you for your continued support during these times and we look forward to serving you in full capacity towards the end of April.
Donald Mackenzie, M.D, F.R.C.S.C, F.A.C.S.
Narcotic refills cannot be filled outside office hours
Requires office visits every three months
Call pharmacy at least two days in advance (have prescription containers on hand)
Magnetic Resonance Imaging (MRI)
EMG, Nerve Conduction Studies or Neurological Evaluation
Functional Capacity Evaluations
* These procedures are performed at various other independent facilities the choice of which will depend on a number of factors including your insurance coverage and proximity to your home.