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New Patients

Click here for more information about the Department of Neurosurgery at SLU Hospital.

If you haven't seen one of our physicians in three years, you are considered a new patient.

Please have your primary care physician fax in the following documents:

  • Referral (If you want to see a specific neurosurgeon, please indicate on the referral. Otherwise, you may make the fax attention to: Department of Neurosurgery
  • Patient demographics
  • Last office visit notes
  • Any recent imaging reports (MRI, CT, XRAY, etc) - at least one type of imaging is needed for review before we can schedule for a clinic visit

Fax all documents to 314-577-8720

Referral Process

In order to provide you the best care, we have the following process in place:

  1. Referral is received by fax
  2. Patient information is verified
  3. Neurosurgeon reviews referral
  4. Approval for clinic scheduling
  5. Precertification
  6. Clinic is scheduled

If you have any questions, please call us on our main line at 314-577-8715 or you may email our team members (click on their names to email). If this is an emergency, please call 911.

Our Team Members

Nurse Supervisor

Jodi Walsh

Clinical Manager

Julie Leyva

For insurance or precertification questions:

Tanika Randle

Christy Tate

For billing questions:

Sharon Dickerson

For scheduling questions:

For Dr. Abdulrauf, Dr. Coppens, Dr. Elbabaa, Dr. Belkhair

Crystal Burston

For Dr. Bucholz & Dr. Mercier

Shelia Arnold

For Dr. Elbabaa & Dr. Mercier (Pediatrics)

LaDonna Willis
314-577-5306 opt 1


For all other questions, please use this contact form.