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Dr. Mark Spicer, MD

Neurosurgery ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Spicer

Dr. Mark Spicer, MD is a neurosurgery specialist in Murrieta, CA and has been practicing for 16 years. He graduated from Yale University in 1997 and specializes in neurosurgery.


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(951) 290-4378

Dr. Spicer accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Choice Plus POS II
Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
Medicaid
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
CareSource
Medicaid
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access
Community Health Choice
Medicaid
Coventry Health Care
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Health Net
Medicaid
Health Net of California
Large Group HMO
HealthPlus
Medicaid
HealthPlus Amerigroup
Medicaid
Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
Medicaid
Husky Health
Medicaid
inHealth
Medicaid
INTotal Health
Medicaid
Medicaid
Midwest Health Plan
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Medicaid
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Peach State Health Plan
Medicaid
Simply Healthcare Plans
Medicaid
Staywell (Wellcare)
Medicaid
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Medicaid
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
Wellcare of Georgia
Medicaid
WellPoint

Background Check

No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Spicer's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spicer treats Low Back Pain more than 92% of his peers

Dr. Spicer treats this condition more than 92% of his peers

Spondylosis
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spicer treats Spondylosis more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Spicer treats this condition more than 88% of his peers

Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Spicer performs Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy) more than 84% of his peers

Dr. Spicer performs this procedure more than 84% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Laminectomy
  • Laminoplasty
  • Laminotomy
  • Lumbar Laminectomy
  • Posterior Cervical Laminectomy

Dr. Spicer's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Aneurysm
  • Astrocytoma
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain and Nervous System Cancer (incl. Gliomas, Astrocytoma, Schwannoma, Medulloblastoma, Chordoma)
  • Brain Aneurysm
  • Brain Cancer
  • Brain Disorders
  • Brain Hemorrhage
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Broken Neck
  • Cancer
  • Cerebral Artery Thrombosis
  • Cerebral Hemorrhage
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid (CSF) Shunt - Insertion, Repair or Removal
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Leak (CSF Leak)
  • Cerebrospinal Fluid Rhinorrhea
  • Cerebrovascular Disease
  • Cervical Artificial Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Disc Replacement
  • Cervical Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chordoma
  • Complex Spine Surgery
  • Cranial Trauma
  • Craniectomy, Craniotomy, Surgery of Skull Base, Neuroendoscopy
  • Craniopharyngioma
  • Deep Brain Stimulation
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dural Repair or Other Spinal Cord Repair
  • Epidural Hematoma
  • Epilepsy
  • Fracture
  • Glioma
  • Gliomatosis Cerebri
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hydrocephalus
  • Image-Guided Spine Surgery
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Kyphosis Surgery
  • Lamina Procedures (incl. Laminectomy, Laminoplasty, Laminotomy)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Meningiomas
  • Microdiscectomy
  • Myelopathy
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Neuroplasty
  • Neurostimulation
  • Normal Pressure Hydrocephalus
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pituitary Gland Tumor Excision
  • Pituitary Tumor
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Secondary Malignancies
  • Skull Base Surgery
  • Spina Bifida
  • Spinal Compression Fracture Repair
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stroke
  • Subarachnoid Hemorrhage
  • Subdural Hemorrhage
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Thoracic Spine Myelopathy
  • Thrombosis
  • Traumatic Brain Injury
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vertebral Column Tumors

About Me

Care Philosophy

It is my care philosophy to help patients regain their independence and demonstrate the Departments commitment to healing individuals and not just surgically treating their medical condition.

Specialties

  • Neurosurgery

Board Certifications

Education

2004
University Of Southern California
Residency Hospital
2003
University Of Southern California
Fellowship Hospital
1998
University Of Southern California-General Surgery
Internship Hospital
1997
Yale University
Medical School
1988
PHD University Of London
1985
Leeds U
Undergraduate School
2004
2003
1998
1997
1988
1985

Awards

Dr. Spicer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Spicer

4.5

Based on 58 reviews

5 Stars
84.48275862068965%
(49)
4 Stars
1.7241379310344827%
(1)
3 Stars
1.7241379310344827%
(1)
2 Stars
1.7241379310344827%
(1)
1 Star
10.344827586206897%
(6)

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Dr Spicer is a wonderful doctor. I had back surgery and it was a very good experience. He takes his time with you as if your his only patient.
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AMAZING! From start to finish Dr. Spicer and his staff were beyond amazing. He never rushed through my appointments and took the time to make me feel comfortable with my condition and decision to have surgery. Spinal fusion is no small matter, but they made it incredibly easy for me. Best doctor I...Read More
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Dealing with lower back pain and acute sciatica for 10 years nearly destroyed my life. I was finally referred to Dr. Mark Spicer who gave me the option of spinal fusion surgery. Surgery was the best decision I ever made in my life. I have my life back and I am completely pain free. Dr. Spicer is...Read More
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Dr. Mark Spicer has allowed me to enjoy life again to the fullest capacity. I can now walk again without pain. Dr. Spicer is not only an extremely caring physician, he is an excellent surgeon. I'm only 52 and I needed L4, L5, S1 fusion. I could only walk with a cane, and would be crying in pain...Read More
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Thank you Dr. Spicer & your amazing staff, I couldn't ask for a more caring compassionate surgeon. You go above & beyond a doctors duties & are always available whenever we need you. I wish there were more doctors like you who practice not for the money but for the love of people.
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