Navigating the Clinic

Below you’ll find all the information you’ll need to know about our clinic, how to contact us, who to contact, where to go and more. If you ever have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact us.

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Contacting the Office

We strongly encourage the use of the MyDulyHealth app. Our Team will monitor our messages during business hours. We typically get back to people the same day.

Dr. Paul’s staff are available from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

The Duly Health and Care (formerly DuPage Medical Group) Spine Department has a handful of PAs that take calls after hours for emergencies only, but we ask that patients respect that reservation.

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Contacting the Office

We strongly encourage the use of the MyDulyHealth app. Our team will monitor our messages during business hours. We typically get back to people the same day.

Dr. Paul’s staff are available from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday.

The Duly Health and Care (formerly DuPage Medical Group) Spine Department has a handful of PAs that take calls after hours for emergencies only, but we ask that patients respect that reservation.

When to See Dr. Paul?

Due to the amount of time Dr. Paul spends in the operating room and high demand, Dr. Paul’s appointments are usually coordinated by the DMG spine staff. People who see Dr. Paul for consultation have typically undergone significant non-operative care or have been referred directly by Kevin, Adam, a physiatrist, or a pain doctor.

Before the consultation, an MRI will be performed for evaluation, as these visits are surgical discussions. Referrals to Dr. Paul directly often involve a problem that requires surgery more urgently or may have been offered surgery elsewhere. A referral to Dr. Paul does not mean he will recommend surgery. Only some who see Dr. Paul are offered an operation as Dr. Paul tries to exhaust non-operative options whenever possible.

In order to minimize risk and optimize your outcome Dr. Paul has several requirements prior to surgery. Cardiac, pulmonary and renal function must be maximized for your given situation. Additional criteria are a body mass index of 38 or lower, well controlled diabetes with a HgA1C of less than seven.

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When to See Dr. Paul?

Due to the amount of time Dr. Paul spends in the operating room and high demand, Dr. Paul’s appointments are usually coordinated by the DMG spine staff. People who see Dr. Paul for consultation have typically undergone significant non-operative care or have been referred directly by Kevin, Adam, a physiatrist, or a pain doctor.

Before the consultation, an MRI will be performed for evaluation, as these visits are surgical discussions. Referrals to Dr. Paul directly often involve a problem that requires surgery more urgently or may have been offered surgery elsewhere. A referral to Dr. Paul does not mean he will recommend surgery. Only some who see Dr. Paul are offered an operation as Dr. Paul tries to exhaust non-operative options whenever possible.

In order to minimize risk and optimize your outcome Dr. Paul has several requirements prior to surgery. Cardiac, pulmonary and renal function must be maximized for your given situation. Additional criteria are a body mass index of 38 or lower, well controlled diabetes with a HgA1C of less than seven.

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When to See Dr. Paul’s Physician Assistants

Adam Mollsen and Kevin Wright see the vast majority of patients in Dr. Paul’s practice. Each has over ten years of experience, and one of them is in the clinic almost every business day. Adam and Kevin help provide non-operative care and order imaging when needed. They help care for the 95% of people who do not require surgical care in our practice.

Adam and Kevin are always available to help you understand your spine problem and answer your questions. Together they see over 1200 patients and assist with over 200 spine cases with Dr. Paul every year. Having reputations in the medical community for being caring and knowledgeable, it’s not unusual for physicians and nurses to seek advice from them. They can typically see patients requesting an appointment within 72 hours. Adam and Kevin speak with Dr. Paul almost daily and discuss patients continuously.

Helping to manage non-operative care for so many people, they often form close and personal relationships with their patients undergoing surgery. They spend substantial time in the hospital and ASC with people after surgery and work very closely as a trusted resource with the nursing staff.

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When to See Dr. Paul’s Physician Assistants

Adam Mollsen and Kevin Wright see the vast majority of patients in Dr. Paul’s practice. Each has over ten years of experience, and one of them is in the clinic almost every business day. Adam and Kevin help provide non-operative care and order imaging when needed. They help care for the 95% of people who do not require surgical care in our practice.

Adam and Kevin are always available to help you understand your spine problem and answer your questions. Together they see over 1200 patients and assist with over 200 spine cases with Dr. Paul every year. Having reputations in the medical community for being caring and knowledgeable, it’s not unusual for physicians and nurses to seek advice from them. They can typically see patients requesting an appointment within 72 hours. Adam and Kevin speak with Dr. Paul almost daily and discuss patients continuously.

Helping to manage non-operative care for so many people, they often form close and personal relationships with their patients undergoing surgery. They spend substantial time in the hospital and ASC with people after surgery and work very closely as a trusted resource with the nursing staff.

When to call our office after surgery

Reasons to call after hours:
  • Increasing drainage from a surgical wound or fevers greater than 101 degrees
  • Significant throat swelling (after neck surgery)
  • Loss of control of bowel or bladder
  • Potential need to postpone scheduled surgery for the next business day
Reasons to call during business hours:
  • To make an appointment
  • Discuss or obtain test results
  • Medication refills
  • Inquiries regarding insurance, billing, or disability paperwork

We strongly recommend implementing the use of MyHealthApp to contact the office. Laura and our staff monitor the messages during business hours.

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Communicate with your doctor

Get answers to your medical questions from the comfort of your own home

Access your test results

No more waiting for a phone call or letter – view your results and your doctor’s comments within days

Request prescription refills

Send a refill request for any of your refillable medications

Manage your appointments

Schedule your next appointment, or view details of your past and upcoming appointments

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Communicate with your doctor

Get answers to your medical questions from the comfort of your own home

Access your test results

No more waiting for a phone call or letter – view your results and your doctor’s comments within days

Request prescription refills

Send a refill request for any of your refillable medications

Manage your appointments

Schedule your next appointment, or view details of your past and upcoming appointments

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Clinic Hours

Dr. Paul’s staff are available from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. The DuPage Medical group Spine Department has a handful of PAs that take calls after hours for emergencies only, but we ask that patients respect that reservation.

Monday
8AM-4:30PM
Tuesday
8AM-4:30PM
Wednesday
8AM-4:30PM
Thursday
8AM-4:30PM
Friday
8AM-4:30PM
Saturday-Sunday
Closed
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Communicate with your doctor

Get answers to your medical questions from the comfort of your own home

Access your test results

No more waiting for a phone call or letter – view your results and your doctor’s comments within days

Request prescription refills

Send a refill request for any of your refillable medications

Manage your appointments

Schedule your next appointment, or view details of your past and upcoming appointments

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A Contemporary Approach to Spine Surgery

Dr. Paul is on the cutting-edge of minimally invasive spinal surgery. He is recognized for his work and serves as the founding surgeon of Duly Health and Care (formerly DuPage Medical Group)’s Spine Center.

Clinic Hours

Dr. Paul’s staff are available from 8:00 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday. The DuPage Medical group Spine Department has a handful of PAs that take calls after hours for emergencies only, but we ask that patients respect that reservation.

Monday
8AM-4:30PM
Tuesday
8AM-4:30PM
Wednesday
8AM-4:30PM
Thursday
8AM-4:30PM
Friday
8AM-4:30PM
Saturday-Sunday
Closed
Download on the App Store
Communicate with your doctor

Get answers to your medical questions from the comfort of your own home

Access your test results

No more waiting for a phone call or letter – view your results and your doctor’s comments within days

Request prescription refills

Send a refill request for any of your refillable medications

Manage your appointments

Schedule your next appointment, or view details of your past and upcoming appointments

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A Contemporary Approach to Spine Surgery

Dr. Paul is on the cutting-edge of minimally invasive spinal surgery. He is recognized for his work and serves as the founding surgeon of Duly Health and Care (formerly DuPage Medical Group)’s Spine Center.

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Disclaimer
The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this web site is for general information purposes only. Dr. Paul makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information contained on or available through this web site, and such information is subject to change without notice. You are encouraged to confirm any information obtained from or through this website with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY SEEKING MEDICAL TREATMENT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE.

Dr. Paul does not recommend, endorse or make any representation about the efficacy, appropriateness or suitability of any specific tests, products, procedures, treatments, services, opinions, health care providers or other information that may be contained on or available through this web site. DR. PAUL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY ADVICE, COURSE OF TREATMENT, DIAGNOSIS OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS THAT YOU OBTAIN THROUGH THIS WEB SITE. www.paulspine.com/legal/disclaimer.

Individuals’ outcomes may depend on a number of factors, including but not limited to patient characteristics, disease characteristics and/or surgeon experience.

All logos and names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

©2021 Ronjon Paul MD. All rights reserved.

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Disclosures & Important Information

The information on this site is not intended or implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. All content, including text, graphics, images and information, contained on or available through this web site is for general information purposes only. Dr. Paul makes no representation and assumes no responsibility for the accuracy of information contained on or available through this web site, and such information is subject to change without notice. You are encouraged to confirm any information obtained from or through this website with other sources, and review all information regarding any medical condition or treatment with your physician. NEVER DISREGARD PROFESSIONAL MEDICAL ADVICE OR DELAY SEEKING MEDICAL TREATMENT BECAUSE OF SOMETHING YOU HAVE READ ON OR ACCESSED THROUGH THIS WEB SITE.

Dr. Paul does not recommend, endorse or make any representation about the efficacy, appropriateness or suitability of any specific tests, products, procedures, treatments, services, opinions, health care providers or other information that may be contained on or available through this web site. DR. PAUL IS NOT RESPONSIBLE NOR LIABLE FOR ANY ADVICE, COURSE OF TREATMENT, DIAGNOSIS OR ANY OTHER INFORMATION, SERVICES OR PRODUCTS THAT YOU OBTAIN THROUGH THIS WEB SITE. www.paulspine.com/legal/disclaimer.

Individuals’ outcomes may depend on a number of factors, including but not limited to patient characteristics, disease characteristics and/or surgeon experience.

All logos and names are trademarks or registered trademarks of their respective owners.

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DAY OF SURGERY INFORMATION

Edwards Hospital

Arrival & Directions

Drive to the South parking garage. Free Valet parking is available during business hours. If you self-park, take the elevator from the garage to the first floor to enter the main hospital lobby. Wheelchairs are available if needed. Take the D elevator to the 2nd floor. Proceed to the Surgical and Endoscopy Check-In Desk. Here you and your family will be checked in and escorted to the Pre-op Area to be prepared for surgery. Up to two family members may wait with you until you are taken to surgery. Your family may then wait in the Surgical Waiting room until notified by the surgeon that the surgery has been completed. A receptionist will take down contact information so that your family may be easily reached to speak with Dr. Paul. Complimentary coffee is available for your family while in the Surgical Waiting room. The cafeteria and gift shop are on the ground floor in the North area of the hospital and the coffee shop is in the South area of the hospital for your family’s convenience.

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In the preoperative room you will be prepared for surgery. The team will be checking your vital signs, starting your IV, validating your medications, health history, lab results and any follow up for additional testing needed. At this time, they will obtain your consent for surgery and answer any questions you may still have. Your anesthesiologist will see you and your family prior to your surgery. Dr. Paul, Adam or Kevin  will mark your surgical site. You will be escorted to the operating room by cart. Your family can wait in the surgical waiting room. Dr. Paul will call them when surgery is completed.  If he can not reach them, he will leave a message with the Patient Liaison. Following surgery you will be taken to the Post Anesthesia Care Unit (PACU) where you will recover for an hour or more. During this time, pain and nausea control will be established and your vital signs will be monitored frequently.