Dr. David Spencer, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 78

Orthopedic Surgery

Dr. David Spencer, MD is an Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Park Ridge, IL and has over 52 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from University of Ia Roy J & L Carver Com in 1971. He is affiliated with medical facilities Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Pascagoula Hospital. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. David Spencer, MD

The Spine Center

1875 Dempster St Ste 425 Park Ridge, IL 60068
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No malpractice claims found for Illinois
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Spencer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spencer treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Spencer treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spencer treats Back Pain more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Spencer treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spencer treats Low Back Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Spencer treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Spencer's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Neck
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Disc Replacement
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Hand Fracture
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Kyphoplasty, Percutaneous
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Laminoforaminotomy
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • 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
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fracture Treatment
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection

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Dr. Spencer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Illinois PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Open Access Plus
Commercial Insurance Company
Elderplan
Medicare HMO
First Health
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Spencer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Spencer

3.6

Based on 14 ratings

5 Star
64%
64%
4 Star
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0%
3 Star
0%
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2 Star
7%
7%
1 Star
29%
29%

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Fusion lower spine
DR Spenser do my spine fusion in 2008,.since that date I don't have pain.god bless Dr.David Spenser
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
What could be improved
No results
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Ned Ranisavljevic – Jan 19, 2023
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You're not going to find a more qualified, knowledgeable, experienced, talented, expert in his field SPINAL SURGEON then Dr Spencer. I was referred to him by three different doctors which pretty much tells you all you really need to know about him his reputation and what his credentials are. Not only that he operated on the wife of one of them so that in itself tells you just how good he really is. In keep in mind he's not operating on an ingrown toenail so you want someone who's at the top of their field and well experienced. I've been a patient of his for nearly 15 years and now my daughter is. He and his staff have ALWAYS GONE ABOVE AND BEYOND and could not be more kind, empathetic, accommodating, caring, compassionate, generous and helpful!! I've gotta say I'm his biggest fan!! Don't be put off if he seems like he's chop, chop (no pun intended). He's a very busy man but will always make time for you.
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
What could be improved
No results
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Frances Berkley – Jul 08, 2021
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Dr. Spencer is an outstanding surgeon. I highly recommend him for spinal surgery.
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
What could be improved
No results
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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.
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
3 people found this helpful
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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!
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
4 people found this helpful
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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 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.
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
What could be improved
No results
6 people found this helpful
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Jay in Galesburg, IL – Jan 09, 2016
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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...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

St Francis Hospital of Evanston
Residency Hospital
1971
University of Ia Roy J & L Carver Com
Medical School
1966
University of Iowa
Undergraduate School

Awards

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. David Spencer, MD accept new patients?

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What conditions does Dr. David Spencer, MD treat?

Dr. Spencer frequently treats the following conditions: Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement), Back Pain, and Low Back Pain. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. David Spencer, MD's office address?

Dr. Spencer's office is located at 1875 Dempster St Ste 425, Park Ridge, IL 60068. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. David Spencer, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. David Spencer, MD is affiliated with Advocate Lutheran General Hospital and Pascagoula Hospital.

Is Dr. David Spencer, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. David Spencer, MD holds board certifications in Orthopedic Surgery.

How much experience does Dr. David Spencer, MD have?

Dr. Spencer has over 51 years of healthcare experience.

Locations

The Spine Center

The Spine Center1875 Dempster St Ste 425 Park Ridge, IL 60068
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Advocate Lutheran General Hospital

Park Ridge, IL

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

31 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2022)

Pascagoula Hospital

Pascagoula, MS

74% Patients that would definitely recommend, 4% higher than the national average

1 Award Received