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Dr. Cathi Spear, MD

Family Medicine ·  Female · Age 42

Dr. Spear

Integrity Family Care

1041 Balch Rd Ste 300 Madison, AL 35758

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Dr. Cathi Spear, MD is a family medicine specialist in Madison, AL and has been practicing for 12 years. She graduated from University Of Louisville School Of Medicine in 2003 and specializes in family medicine.


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(256) 325-1540

Dr. Spear accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
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Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
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Dr. Spear's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Bladder Diseases
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Bronchitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Dizziness
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Ear Disorders
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Essential Tremor
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Hives
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization
  • Insomnia
  • Joint Pain
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nausea
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pharyngitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Preventive Care
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Function Test
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Infections
  • Sore Throat
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Strep Throat
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination

About Me

I am dedicated to helping patients become actively involved in their medical care and treatment options.

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2007
Uabsom In Huntsville
Residency Hospital
2004
Riverside Methodist
Internship Hospital
2003
University Of Louisville School Of Medicine
Medical School
1999
Georgetown College
Undergraduate School
2007
2004
2003
1999

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Dr. Spear's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Spear

3.7

Based on 12 reviews

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Very thorough. That also means there is more testing than one might like initially, but getting a 'baseline' for longer-term care was the right path.
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Very good Doctor. She listens to the things you say. She is very calm and doesn't seem to be in a hurry to get to the next patient. She is the Primary Physician for both my wife and I. We both recommend her as being knowledgeable and caring.
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Integrity Family Care and Dr Spear is mostly concerned with volume not quality healthcare. I went in with 4 problems and they were so busy Dr. Spear didn't have time for me so she sent a PA; who determined which of my 4 problems were "Acute". The PA addressed 2 problems and said I'd have to comeback to get the other two problems addressed. They run the place like a factory were "Volume" is there goal, not care, period
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I have been looking for a doctor for the past four years. Dr. Spears and her staff were pretty amazing! Everyone was so polite. Dr. Spears really took time to get to know me. She was very informative and had a sense of humor at the same time. I am really picky, but Dr. Spears and staff put me at ease immediately and explained everything.
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Dr. Cathi Spear is very thorough, very friendly, and really knows her medicine. She straightened out my thyroid perfectly, she listens well. At 59 years old, she truly is the best internal medicine doctor I have had, and I was very pleased with my previous one in another state before we moved for 15 years. She is outstanding.
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She did not say hello. She was angry, did not want to be there, and did not want to help me. She was argumentative and rude. She did not ask me questions on why I was there, and was angry when she said I was there for one thing, and I told her that was not why. If there was a miscommunication, she should talk to the nurse who took the information. I know why I was there!! Within the first minute of her in the room I knew she did not want to help me. Only wanted to send to specialists. Terrible.
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I have never seen Dr. Spears but I was looking at the ratings for the health care providers at Integrity Family Care because I was considering using them for myself. The person who said that Dr. Spears lectured her on premarital sex tipped the scales for me! I totally agree with everything Dr. Spears said. I hope I can get an appointment soon!:) Impressed!
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Had the pleasure of working alongside Dr. Cathi Spear recently and must say she is one of the most intelligent physicians I’ve ever had the opportunity to work with. Her attention to detail, thoroughness, & management of patients with multiple medical issues/diagnoses is unparalleled. Her love of patients and medicine shines through her work. She is one of the few MDs whom I would trust my own, my friend’s, and my family’s healthcare. Exceptional MD. Brilliant.
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Dr Spear is very kind and compassionate. I have really enjoyed having her as my doctor. There are certain areas of medicine she admits she is more comfortable with than others and she is willing to do her best to find something out for me when she doesn't know. Or she will refer me. Either way, I have always received excellent care when I can get in to see her. She has been hard to find sometimes because she has been at several different practices. I like her honesty and she has a huge heart.
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I went in for a yearly papsmear and birth control prescription. Dr. Spear said the pap was unnecessary and wasteful due to my age (20). She then lectured me on how having sex before marriage will lead to severe depression, increase the risk of your future marriage failing, you should be submissive to your husband, that I will have to answer to God one day about this, and that God intended on people to have only one partner. All she did was listen to my heartbeat and breathing, then lecture.
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Integrity Family Care

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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Sat: closed
    • Sun: closed
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Huntsville Hospital

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Madison Hospital

Madison, AL