Healthcare Professionals – Frequently Asked Questions
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What does “Nura” stand for? “Nura” suggests the nurturing approach we take with patients, as well as, alluding to the nerves and nervous system that are such key components of chronic pain diagnosis and treatment.
What type of care will by patients receive? Our multidisciplinary approach includes medication management, physical therapy, behavioral health counseling and minimally-invasive procedures as needed. these work in concert to dial up a patient’s long-term health and dial down their pain. On a patient’s first evaluation appointment, they are seen by a physician, advanced practice provider, physical therapist and a licensed psychologist to create an individualized, comprehensive plan of care.
If you have a specific case to discuss with a provider, please call our Provider Hotline at 763-537-1000.
Will the Nura provider communicate my patient’s treatment plan notes back to me as the referring provider? Nura will communicate your patient’s plan of care back to you provided that the patient signed a Release of Information.
Why did you change your name from “MAPS” to “Nura”? Nura acquired the assets of Medical Advanced Pain Specialists (“MAPS”) and brought back the multi-disciplinary treatment approach for chronic pain to the Twin Cities.
Nura is now 100% physician/locally owned whereas the prior ownership consisted of an out-of-town investor group. Our approach and policies have become considerably more patient-centric and we saw the need to rebrand the company to reflect that. Learn more about the Nura story.
Is Dr. David Schultz in charge? David Schultz, MD was the founder and owner of MAPS before the sale to an investor group. And, Dr. Schultz is once again the founder and Chief Executive Officer at Nura.
Who are the providers at Nura? We have hired (and are continuing to hire) new providers, physical therapists, and psychologists to meet the growing need for chronic pain care in the Twin Cities and to provide more scheduling flexibility for patients. In addition to David Schultz MD, Nura as two additional physicians. In 2018, Peter Schultz, MD, MPH, was hired as the Medical Director of Nura Pain Clinic. Dr. Peter Schultz sees all of the new patients. In July 2020, Richard Scott Stayner was hired as Medical Director of Nura Surgical Center.
What else changed along with the name change? Not only are we focusing on a patient-first approach to dial up a patient’s long-term health, we changed our physical look and feel as well. When you visit Nura you will see new signs on the building, new scrubs/outfits and name tags being worn by our providers, and new brochures and materials in the lobby. We are in the process of several facelifts to our buildings.
Are the clinic locations, phone numbers, and referral fax number the same? Nura has clinics at the same Edina and Coon Rapids locations along with the same phone numbers. Our Maple Grove location closed on 2/27 and moved to Coon Rapids.
The process to refer a patient is the same as is the referral fax number.
Will Nura be covered by the same insurance? Nura will have the same basic policies and insurance coverage that MAPS had. The invoice for services will now come from Nura instead of MAPS.
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