Dr. Cathi Spear, MD

Family MedicineFemaleAge 44

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. She is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Spear to book an appointment.

Dr. Spear

Integrity Family Care

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

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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..."

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Dr. Spear's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Back Pain
  • Bird Flu
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Canker Sore
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chronic Care Management
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diarrhea
  • Dizziness
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Esophagitis
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fever
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Magnesium Metabolism Disorders
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mastodynia
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Bradycardia
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Throat Pain
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vertigo
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheezing

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(256) 325-1540

Dr. Spear accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
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Dr. Spear's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Spear

3.7

Based on 12 ratings

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What went well
  • Appointment scheduling (7)
  • Office environment (7)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (6)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (2)
  • Office environment (2)
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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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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
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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.
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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
  • Wait times
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
2 people found this helpful
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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.
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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.
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What could be improved
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About Me

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

Media & Publications

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What are Dr. Cathi Spear, MD's top areas of care?

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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Locations

Integrity Family Care

Integrity Family Care1041 Balch Rd Ste 300 Madison, AL 35758
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  • Hours
    • 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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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Spear is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Athens - Limestone Hospital

Athens, AL

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

Crestwood Medical Center

Huntsville, AL

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Huntsville Hospital

Huntsville, AL

74% Patient experience rating, 5% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Madison Hospital

Madison, AL