Please make sure you complete the new patient packet prior to your first visit with IPC. New patients can be seen within one week.
If you are seeking a referral from your primary care provider, they will need to fill out the patient referral form and fax it to 618.465.7176. They will be able to note the preferred IPC location on the referral.
Dr. Buenger believes in providing educational materials and resources to our patients. We want each and every one of our patients to have access to credible medical articles that will help them develop more knowledge about our services and procedures.
For medical resources that are educational to our patients, please visit the links below.
Burst Spinal Cord Stimulation: Theory and Outcomes by Wynndel Buenger, MD
Abbott.com: Solutions to movement disorders and chronic pain treatment.
Stryker.com: Information about kyphoplasty, vertebroplasty, RFA, discography, spinal cord stimulation, and intrathecal infusion.
HF10: Information about high-frequency spinal cord stimulation.
Precision Montage™: Information on full-body MRI scans, Multiple Waveforms, and MRI Spinal Cord Stimulator Systems.
mildⓇ Procedure: Information about an outpatient procedure that can help lumbar spinal stenosis (LSS) patients.
Opioid Prescriptions: Federal regulations and guidelines.
Medtronic: Spinal Cord Stimulators and Pain Pumps.
Cannabis for Chronic Pain?: Article – Cannabis for Chronic Pain: We Simply Don’t Know
Acceptable Insurance Plans
– Commercial Health
– Medical Rental Network
– Workers’ Compensation Network
– Auto Network
Blue Cross/Blue Shield of Illinois
Essence Healthcare, Inc.
MulitPlan, Inc., and subsidiaries (“MPI”)
Southern Illinois Healthcare Association (SIHCA)
United Health Retirement Funds (UMWA)
United States Department of Labor
– Federal Black Lung Program
– Division of Energy (DEEOIC)
Medicaid plans are not accepted at this time.
We are continuously updating the insurance plans we can accept, please call either of our office locations with any questions.