Dr. Laurie Spence, MD

Dr. Laurie Spence, MD

Ear, Nose, and Throat  ·  
Female  ·  
61 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Laurie Spence, MD is an otolaryngology (ear, nose & throat) specialist in Ukiah, CA and has been practicing for 29 years. She specializes in ear, nose, and throat and otolaryngology-head and neck surgery.Read her story

Adventist Health Ukiah Valley Medical Office Otolaryngology - ENT

1165 S Dora St Ste C2

Ukiah, CA 95482
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Spence performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ear Ache
very high
more than 99% of peers
Outer Ear Infection
very high
more than 99% of peers
Larynx Conditions
very high
more than 99% of peers

Dr. Spence's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Spence's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Spence "Family is most important to me, followed by the environment and the animal kingdom, including our dog. Other interests include performing music and crafts of many sorts Concerning medicine, my favorite topic is anatomy, of which the head and neck provide the most complex combination of systems."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Spence "The practice of medicine is a collaboration between you, the patient, and your care providers. My goal is to help the patient resolve their medical issues with proven efficacy, efficiency, and compassion."

2  Specialties

  • Ear, Nose, and Throat
  • Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

0  Board Certifications

Dr. Spence does not have any board certifications listed.

89  Conditions Treated


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31  Procedures

  • Ablation or Excision of Nasal Turbinates
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Balloon Sinuplasty
  • Caldwell-Luc Procedure
  • Cervical Lymph Node Dissection
  • Diagnostic Nasal and-or Sinus Endoscopy
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tube Placement
  • ENT Surgery
  • Ethmoidectomy (Sinus Surgery)
  • Excision of Parotid, Sublingual, or Submandibular Gland
  • Excision or Destruction of Palate or Uvula Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Pharynx Lesion
  • Excision or Destruction of Tongue Lesion
  • Head and Neck Surgery
  • Intranasal or Sinus Procedure
  • Laryngoscopy - Laryngotomy - Laryngectomy - Pharyngolaryngectomy - Pharyngectomy
  • Laryngoscopy and Laryngotomy
  • Lip, Excision or Resection
  • Lymph Node Biopsy or Excision
  • Nasal Septum Surgery (Septoplasty)
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Perforated Eardrum Repair (Tympanoplasty)
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Thyroidectomy or Thyroid Lobectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Vestibule and Floor of Mouth, Excision or Destruction
  • Wound Repair

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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.


  • University of California At Davis / School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Jefferson Medical College
    Medical School | Graduated
  • State University Of New York At Buffalo
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1986
  • State University Of New York At Buffalo
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Spence has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Spence has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Spence's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Spence to family and friends
7 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (7)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Spence's 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 (2)

Dr. Spence is a lovely woman, extremely calming to me during the visit, and wonderful to be with when in panic over the possibility of a cancer.
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She does not listen and only is concerned for herself, not her patients. Her audiology is done by a separate office in this complex. If she was serious about being an ear, nose and throat doctor (ENT) she should be set up for that, and this all adds to the wait time. Too much information is...more
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