Dr. John Spears, DO

Dr. John Spears, DO

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 53
Dr. John Spears, DO is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Jefferson City, MO and has been practicing for 20 years. He graduated from Michigan State University / College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1998 and specializes in orthopedic surgery.

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

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1  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

59  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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9  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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  • 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
36 total reviews (8 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (36)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Spears' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (8)

Dr. Spears has done 3 spinal fusions on me in the last 4 years. Every experience has been fantastic. I have been told that he is ex-military which may explain why he is meticulous and proud of his work. He is a no-bs kind of guy. You may not like what he has to say, but you can bet it will be the...more
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Dr Spears and his team know what they are taking about. This is my 2nd surgery by Dr Spears and I have been extremely happy with the outcome.
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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...more
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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....more
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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,...more
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