Medical Education and Training

  • MD Degree, Medical College of Wisconsin, 1990
  • Orthopedic Residency, Nebraska University Health Foundation, 1995
  • Fellowship in Spinal Surgery, Carolinas Medical Center, 1996
  • Board Certified, American Board of Orthopaedic Surgeons, 1998

Dr. Clay Frank started Integrated Spine Care in 1998 when he recognized the need for alternative and integrated treatment options for patients with neck and spine problems. His philosophy of treating patients as he would any family member is a philosophy shared by the entire Integrated Spine Care team.  Dr. Frank blends recent medical advances with patient preferences to develop a customized treatment plan.

Dr. Frank is a nationally recognized researcher and expert on minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion, a cutting edge technology that allows patients with misdiagnosed or underdiagnosed sacroiliac joint problems a chance for relief, often from years of disabling pain, with a minimally invasive surgery. 

A copy of a recent publication regarding the success of minimally invasive sacroiliac joint fusion, on which Dr. Frank was a co-author, can be found at the following link:

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