Dr. Cathi Spear, MD

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Dr. Cathi Spear, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Madison, AL. She is affiliated with medical facilities such as Athens-Limestone Hospital and Crestwood Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients.

Dr. Cathi Spear, MD

Integrity Family Care

1041 Balch Rd Ste 300 Madison, AL 35758 ()
Accepting new patients

Accepting new patients

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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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Mar 15, 2019
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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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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Marty Kradlak in Huntsville, AL – Feb 13, 2019
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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
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 10, 2019
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Angela Wynn in Decatur, AL – Oct 26, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Louise M. in AL – Sep 17, 2018
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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.
What went well
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What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Former Patient – Aug 22, 2018
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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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Trouper – Jun 08, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Belinda Isley in Huntsville, AL – May 27, 2018
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Jan 17, 2016
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
12 people found this helpful
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Jan 11, 2016
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Care Philosophy

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

Biography

Dr. Cathi Spear is a board certified family medicine physician and has been practicing in the Decatur, AL area for the past 14 years. She graduated summa...Read more

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2007
Uabsom In Huntsville
Residency Hospital
2004
Riverside Methodist
Internship Hospital
1999
Georgetown College
Undergraduate School

Awards

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Dr. Spear frequently treats Animal Allergies, Allergic Rhinitis, and Vitamin B Deficiency. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Spear treats.

Where is Dr. Cathi Spear, MD's office located?

Dr. Spear's office is located at 1041 Balch Rd Ste 300, Madison, AL 35758. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Spear's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Cancer Screening
  • Canker Sore
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diarrhea
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dyslexia Assessment
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Esophagitis
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fever
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Health Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • HIV Screening
  • Hives
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impairment Rating Evaluation
  • Independent Educational Evaluation
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease Evaluation
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mammography
  • Mastodynia
  • McMurray's Test
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patch Testing
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyuria
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Proteinuria
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • STD Screening
  • Strep Test
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tremor
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheelchair Evaluation
  • Wheezing
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

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Locations

Integrity Family Care

Integrity Family Care1041 Balch Rd Ste 300 Madison, AL 35758
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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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