Dr. Joseph Spare, MD

Dr. Joseph Spare, MD

Psychiatry  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 71
Dr. Joseph Spare, MD is a psychiatry specialist in Bucyrus, OH and has been practicing for 40 years. He graduated from University Of Louisville School Of Medicine in 1972 and specializes in psychiatry.

2458 Stetzer Rd

Bucyrus, OH 44820

Contact Information

(419) 562-2000

Insurance Accepted

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

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Personality Disorders
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more than 99% of peers
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Bipolar Disorder
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more than 99% of peers

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1  Specialties

  • Psychiatry

1  Board Certifications

  • Psychiatry
    Accredited by: American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology*

59  Conditions Treated

  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Alcohol-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Alcoholism (Alcohol Dependence)
  • Anorexia
  • Antisocial Personality Disorder
  • Anxiety
  • Autism
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Borderline Personality Disorder
  • Cocaine Addiction
  • Combination Drug Dependence
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Confusion
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Developmental and Learning Disorders
  • Dissociative Disorder
  • Dissociative, Conversion, and Factitious Disorders
  • Drug and Alcohol Dependence
  • Drug-Induced Mental Disorders
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Eating Disorders
  • Emotional Disturbances of Childhood and Adolescence
  • Gender Dysphoria
  • Homicidal Ideation
  • Impulse Control Disorders
  • Major Depressive Disorder
  • Marijuana Addiction
  • Narcissistic Personality Disorder
  • Nondependent Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Amphetamine or Related Acting Sympathomimetic Abuse
  • Nondependent Antidepressant Abuse
  • Nondependent Cocaine Abuse
  • Nondependent Drug and Alcohol Abuse
  • Nondependent Hallucinogen Abuse
  • Nondependent Marijuana Abuse
  • Nondependent Opioid Abuse
  • Nondependent Sedative, Hypnotic, or Anxiolytic Abuse
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Personality Disorder (OCPD)
  • Opioid Dependence
  • Paranoid Personality Disorder
  • Pedophilia
  • Personality Disorders
  • Phobia
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD)
  • Psychiatric Diseases
  • Psychosis
  • Psychosis Due to Mental Illness
  • Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizoid and Schizotypal Personality Disorder
  • Schizophrenia
  • Schizophreniform and Schizoaffective Disorder
  • Schizophreniform Disorder
  • Somatoform Disorders
  • Suicidal Ideation
  • Tobacco Use Disorder


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5  Procedures

  • Electroconvulsive Therapy (ECT)
  • Group Psychotherapy
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Medication Therapy
  • Psychotherapy and Psychophysiological Therapy (incl. Biofeedback)

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • University Of Louisville School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1972
  • Louisville Affil Hosps
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1973
  • Marion Genl Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1978
  • Ohio Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1976

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Spare has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Spare's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Spare to family and friends
26 total reviews (4 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (26)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Spare's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (4)

Dr. Spare saved my life! I don't care what the other reviews say. I've been going weekly for 7yrs and he always looks me in the eyes. If you don't feel right in the meds your given, tell him and he'll work it out. He won't know if you don't tell him. Be proactive in your health care. I also in my...more
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NEVER let this QUACK treat you or anyone you know !!! VERY DANGEROUS!!!
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Worst doctor Ive ever seen unless you want to be overdosed on depakote, also its concerning to me that he got raided by the fbi and ripped off the government 165,000$ dollars this guy is arrogant and the only doctor that performs electric shock therapy IMO hes a total freak. I suggest you find a...more
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I seen Dr. Spare years back. In the year+, I was under his care, not one time did he make eye contact. My meds were changed constantly, which ultimately lead me to being hospitalized. Now I provide transportation for an elderly man under his care. His mental status became very out of character, it...more
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