As an Adult Psychiatrist, Child and Adolescent Psychiatrist, Interventional Spine and Pain Medicine specialist, and Addiction specialist, I have particular interest in minimizing opiate requirements and treating both the physical and psychological experience of pain in adults and children. Using advanced physical therapy, interventional therapy, regenerative medicine, and complementary and alternative medicine combined with optimal psychopharmacology and analgesic management, I have yet to encounter a painful area anywhere in the body that cannot be improved or resolved.
Born and raised in Upstate New York, Dr Spooner attended the University of Rochester with dual degrees in Neuroscience and Psychology before attending medical school at the University of Buffalo School of Medicine where he obtained a medical doctorate with research honors. Completion of medical school occurred in the wake of hurricane Katrina and Dr Spooner chose to complete his Pediatric Internship and Adult Psychiatry and Neurology residency in New Orleans, LA at Tulane University where he could do the greatest good for those in need while furthering his medical training. Dr Spooner was attracted to the field of psychiatry as he felt strongly that the enjoyment of life was as important or more important than the quantity of life and found pain management and end or life care particularly fulfilling.
After completing residency training, Dr Spooner attended Johns Hopkins Hospital where he completed advanced fellowship training in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and Neurology with specific recognition by the hospital CEO for going above and beyond with excellence in patient care. At this time in his life Dr Spooner still felt the need to improve the treatment of pain in Children and Adults so went on to further fellowship training in Anesthesia Interventional Spine and Pain Medicine at Indiana University where he gained further experience in interventional pain techniques and was widely recognized for excellence in the treatment of complex pain in both the adult pain medicine clinic and the Riley hospital pediatric pain clinic.
Dr Spooner has been visiting his family in Ponte Vedra Beach for over a decade and settled in Jacksonville to be closer to family and enjoy an active lifestyle. Dr Spooner takes great pride in his achievements as a father, a friend, and as a physician and treats each patient with the same care and attention he offers his own family.