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Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery • Male • Age 50

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Dr. Spencer's Experience

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Dr. Spencer's Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

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Hospital Quality

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Providence Alaska Medical Center
3200 Providence Dr
Anchorage, AK 99508
Alaska Regional Hospital
2801 Debarr Rd
Anchorage, AK 99508

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Appointments & Offices

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Accepting new patients?

  • Yes
Anchorage Fracture and Orthopedic Clinic
Anchorage Fracture and Orthopedic Clinic
3831 Piper St Ste S220
Anchorage, AK 99508
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    Dr. Spencer's Experience

    Specialties

    • Orthopedic Surgery

    Board Certifications

    • Orthopedic Surgery
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    • Carpal Tunnel Release
    • Cervical Spine Surgery
    • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
    • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
    • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
    • Excision of Tibula or Fibula
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Herniated Disc Surgery
    • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
    • Hip Replacement
    • Hip Resurfacing
    • Joint Drainage
    • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
    • Knee Replacement
    • Kyphosis Surgery
    • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
    • Lumbar Spine Surgery
    • Nerve Block, Somatic
    • Non-Spinal Nerve Blocks
    • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
    • Scoliosis Surgery
    • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
    • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
    • Spinal Fusion
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    • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
    • Steroid Injection
    • Thoracic Surgical Procedure
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    • Adhesive Capsulitis
    • Ankle Fracture
    • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
    • Arm Fracture (incl. Elbow and Shoulder)
    • Back Pain
    • Bursitis
    • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
    • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
    • Chronic Neck Pain
    • Chronic Pelvic Pain
    • Clavicle Fracture
    • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
    • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
    • Degenerative Disc Disease
    • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
    • Femur Fracture
    • Gait Abnormality
    • Gout
    • Hip Fracture
    • Intervertebral Disc Herniation
    • Knee Fracture
    • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
    • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
    • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
    • Low Back Pain
    • Lumbar Spine Fracture
    • Myelopathy
    • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
    • Osteoarthritis
    • Osteoarthritis of Hip
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    • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
    • Osteoarthritis of Knee
    • Osteoarthritis of Spine
    • Osteopenia
    • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
    • Pathological Spine Fracture
    • Pelvic Fracture
    • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
    • Peripheral Neuropathy
    • Pseudoarthrosis
    • Pyogenic Arthritis
    • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
    • Rheumatoid Arthritis
    • Rib Fracture
    • Rotator Cuff Tear
    • Scapular Fracture
    • Scoliosis
    • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
    • Sjögren's Syndrome
    • Spinal Cord Injury
    • Spinal Stenosis
    • Spine Deformities
    • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
    • Spondylolisthesis
    • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
    • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
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    • No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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    • No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
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    Awards & Recognitions

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    Education & Training

    Medical School

    Georgetown University School Of Medicine
    Graduated in 1996

    Internship Hospital

    Beth Israel Deaconess Med Center
    Complete in 1997

    Residency Hospital

    Harvard Medical School
    Complete in 2002

    Fellowship Hospital

    Brigham and Women's Hospital
    Complete in 2003
    Washington University In St. Louis
    Complete in 2004
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    Languages Spoken by Dr. Spencer & Staff

    • English
  2. Healthgrades

    9 Facts About Hospital Quality

    Patients’ risk of dying during a hospital stay for heart bypass surgery could be 85.2% lower, on average, at a hospital rated 5 stars compared to a hospital rated 1 star for that procedure. Choosing the right hospital is critical to your health. View Slideshow

    Dr. Spencer's Hospital Quality

    The right hospital is as important as the right doctor

    Healthgrades Hospital Quality Ratings

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    • Alaska Regional Hospital

    • Providence Alaska Medical Center

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    Patient Satisfaction

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    Likelihood to Recommend

    3.7
    • 12 Star Ratings
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    3.7 out of 5

    Likelihood of recommending Dr. Spencer to family and friends

    3.7 out of 5

    12 responses

    Dr. Spencer's Office & Staff

    Ease of scheduling urgent appointments

    4 out of 5

    12 responses

    Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.

    4.2 out of 5

    12 responses

    Staff friendliness and courteousness

    4 out of 5

    12 responses

    Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)

    10 – 15 minutes

    11 responses

    Experience with Dr. Spencer

    Level of trust in provider's decisions

    3.8 out of 5

    12 responses

    How well provider explains medical condition(s)

    3.8 out of 5

    12 responses

    How well provider listens and answers questions

    3.7 out of 5

    12 responses

    Spends appropriate amount of time with patients

    3.7 out of 5

    12 responses

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    Is Dr. Spencer accepting new patients?

    • Yes.

    What insurance does he accept?*

    • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.
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    Office Locations

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    Anchorage Fracture and Orthopedic Clinic
    3831 Piper St Ste S220
    Anchorage, AK 99508
    (907) 563-3145 (Office)
    (907) 561-3967 (Fax)
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