Dr. David Spencer, MD

Dr. David Spencer, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 74
Dr. David Spencer, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Park Ridge, IL and has been practicing for 41 years. He graduated from University of Ia Roy J & L Carver Com in 1971 and specializes in orthopedic surgery and spinal cord injury medicine.

1875 Dempster St Ste 425

Park Ridge, IL 60068

Contact Information

(847) 558-1010

Insurance Accepted

  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Elderplan

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Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 99% of peers
Back Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Low Back Pain
very high
more than 93% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Spencer "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."

2  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

62  Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • 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
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
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15  Procedures

Background Check

1 Malpractice Claim
  • Settlement : 10/18/2016
    Amount or Range: $50,000.00
    State: Illinois
0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

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  • University of Iowa
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1966
  • University of Ia Roy J & L Carver Com
    Medical School | Graduated 1971
  • Charity Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1972
  • McGaw Med Ctr
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976
  • St Francis Hospital of Evanston
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • U Ill Hosps
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1977

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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What People Say About Dr. David Spencer, MD
Dr. Spencer is an outstanding surgeon. I highly recommend him for spinal surgery.
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Dr. Cody Sweet in Mount Prospect, IL – Jul 23, 2018
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Spent 2 minutes with me. He was quick to prescribe pain medication without establishing a long term treatment plan. Clearly, I will not be seeing Dr. Spencer again and would not I recommend him.
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Jul 09, 2017
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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.
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Eric Johnson in Galesburg,IL – Oct 31, 2016
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He is the very best! He has done 2 surgeries on me and I could not recommend him more. He is great!
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Vicki Kuchowicz in Motto Grove, IL – Jan 28, 2016
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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...Read More
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Jay in Galesburg, IL – Jan 09, 2016
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