Dr. John Spears, DO

Dr. John Spears, DO

Orthopedic Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 53
(33)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. John Spears, DO is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Jefferson City, MO. He is 53 years old and has been practicing for 19 years.

1616 Southridge Dr

Jefferson City, MO 65109

Contact Information

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan

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Top Care Areas

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Spondylosis
very high
more than 94% of peers
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 92% of peers
Myelopathy
high
more than 85% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gout
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Sprain
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • 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
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)

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Procedures

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Minimally Invasive Spine Surgery
  • Neuroplasty
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spine Surgery
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Missouri.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1998
  • Maplegrove Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Spears has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Spears' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Spears to family and friends
3.2
based on 33 total reviews (6 with comments)
Dr. Spears' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    GOOD
  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (6)
Jefferson City |
I have never been yelled at like this before by a doctor. I felt like I was in high school getting caught having sex and smoking pot in the bathroom. Other review said he was no nonsense which is fine but he treated me and my mother very poorly. I have no doubt that his diagnosis was accurate but all I heard after being shouted at for five minutes and given no opportunity to ask any questions was "Suck it butter cup, This your life".
Auxvasse |
Dr. Spears is a down to earth surgeon that provides a service to mid-missouri that is hard to find. I have referred three new patients to him and they all have had great success as did I. He is very direct in his assessments, and gives you all the facts before proceeding with any surgical options. He is realistic with your possible outcomes and is not too proud to admit when his surgical expertise will not help you. I encourage anyone that has been told they need back surgery to see him first.
in O Fallon, MO |
Dr. Spears is a very straightforward doctor. He is very intelligent and has no time for BS or nonsense. He does spend time making sure you are aware of your options while also making sure you understand what is best. I wish all doctors were as honest as him. I felt completely safe in his hands, and have never doubted his diagnosis. He is also a very caring person, who takes a great pride in his work and his patients well being. He truly is in the right specialty!
in Lake ozark , MO |
Had c5 6 7 fusion. Absolutely satisfied excellent Surgeon!!!!!
in Jefferson City, MO |
Only waited about 10 to 15 minutes. Dr. Spears was very straight forward. He didn't beat around the bush. He told us exactly like it was and we appreciate that. Finally someone with honesty, Integrity and a doctor that won't put you through it if it isn't going to do anything to help you! I highly recommend him to anyone with spine/back issues. And although it wasn't what we wanted to hear at least we know what lies ahead.
in Kirksville, Mo. |
My husband and I have each had 2 surgeries by Dr Spears. We could not be more pleased with the results. He's all business and isn't much interested in chatting, but when we listened without interupting, we found most all of our questions had been answered. We highly recommend Dr Spears to friends and family.
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Dr. Spears accepts 8 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Blue Preferred Plus POS
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Spears has admitting privileges

Capital Region Medical Center
1125 Madison St
Jefferson City, MO 65101
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