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Banner Medical Group partners with local spine surgeons

Front Range Brain and Spine physicians relocate in Fort Collins

FORT COLLINS, Colo. (July 11, 2022) – Banner Medical Group has entered into a professional services agreement with Fort Collins-based Front Range Center for Brain and Spine Surgery, P.C., effective July 1, 2022. The medical practice includes:

  • Dr. Timothy Wirt, neurosurgeon
  • Dr. Donn Turner, neurosurgeon
  • Dr. Douglas Beard, orthopedic surgeon

These long-time community physicians specialize in spine surgery and will move their clinic practice to Banner Health Center at Lady Moon Drive and an outreach clinic in Cheyenne, Wyoming. They will perform procedures at Banner Fort Collins Medical Center and Banner Surgery Centers.

The group brings a developed and long-standing regional practice to Banner Health in Northern Colorado, primarily from southeastern Wyoming, southwestern Nebraska and Colorado.

Drs. Beard, Turner and Wirt will not be employed by Banner Medical Group as part of the professional agreement. Banner Medical Group physicians will continue to provide brain and spine surgical services in addition to the physicians with Front Range Center for Brain and Spine.

The three providers will retain their clinic phone number, 970-493-1292.

Banner Health is one of the largest, secular nonprofit health care systems in the country. In addition to 30 acute-care hospitals, Banner also has an academic division, Banner – University Medicine, and a partnership with one of the world’s leading cancer programs, Banner MD Anderson Cancer Center. Banner’s array of services includes a health-insurance division, employed physician groups, outpatient surgery centers, urgent care locations, home care and hospice services, retail pharmacies, stand-alone imaging centers, physical therapy and rehabilitation, behavioral health services, a research division and a nursing registry. To make health care easier, 100% of Banner-employed doctors are available for virtual visits, and Banner operates a free 24/7 nurse line for health questions or concerns. Patients may also reserve spots at Banner Urgent Care locations and can book appointments online with many Banner-employed doctors. Headquartered in Arizona, Banner Health also has locations in California, Colorado, Nebraska, Nevada and Wyoming. For more information, visit

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