Dr. David L. Spencer, MD

Dr. David L. Spencer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery | Male | 72 years old

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To provide our patients with the best quality orthopedic surgical spine care in a professional, comfortable and pleasant environment. We strive to offer care to our patients that is innovative, efficient and professional with integrity and honesty in a cohesive, family-like environment. We have a strong commitment to excellence in diagnosis and treatment of spinal injuries and conditions spanning all age groups.Read more

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in Galesburg,IL |
I have been going to Doc Spencer since 1991 in which I have had 6 surgeries on the lower back, and he is definitely one of the best bar none. Always willing to answer any questions you might have with not only the patient but with the family as well.
in Motto Grove, IL |
He is the very best! He has done 2 surgeries on me and I could not recommend him more. He is great!
in Galesburg, IL |
Dr Spencer is AMAZING! He not only cares for the patient but her cares for the patient's family. He was thorough and professional but very down to earth. You left the office truly understanding your condition and what procedures were going to entail. He personally returns phone calls! In this day and age he still is the persona of the kind family doctor you USED to hear about. We would recommend him to everyone we meet. God bless you Dr. Spencer.
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Dr. Spencer's Care Philosophy

To provide our patients with the best quality orthopedic surgical spine care in a professional, comfortable and pleasant environment. We strive to offer care to our patients that is innovative, efficient and professional with integrity and honesty in a cohesive, family-like environment. We have a strong commitment to excellence in diagnosis and treatment of spinal injuries and conditions spanning all age groups.

Dr. Spencer's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Orthopedic Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Spinal Muscular Atrophy (SMA)
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture

Education

  • Medical School
    University Of Ia Roy J & L Carver Com

    Graduated in 1971

  • Internship Hospital
    Charity Hospital

    Completed in 1972

  • Residency Hospital
    McGaw Med Ctr

    Completed in 1976

    St Francis Hospital Of Evanston
  • Fellowship Hospital
    U Ill Hosps

    Completed in 1977

  • Undergraduate School
    University Of Iowa

    Graduated in 1966

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • EMG (Electromyography)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Joint Drainage
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection