Dr. Robert Spear, DO
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Dr. Robert Spear, DO


Family Medicine | Male

APM Spine and Sports 5665 Lowery Rd Ste 100 Norfolk, VA 23502 Get Directions


Dr. Robert Spear, DO is a family medicine doctor who practices in Norfolk, VA. He is 55 years old and has been practicing for 25 years. Dr. Spear is affiliated with Bon Secours - Depaul Medical Center, Sentara Virginia Beach General Hospital, Sentara Princess Anne Hospital and Sentara Leigh Hospital.

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    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (4)
in Virginia Beach, VA |
Dr. Robert Spear is probably one of the best physicians I have ever encountered. He is an excellent pain mgmt doctor but & 'superior' & physician in general. I cannot say enough about Dr. Spear's knowledge. I had an issue after a fall that I inquired about with other doctors in various fields who totally thought i was a little 'off' which basically masked just not knowing. After explaining the problem to Dr. Spear, he immediately knew what the problem was. What a relief that was in many way
in Chesapeake, VA |
I was refereed to Dr Spear from my neurosurgeon. He placed a rod on L3,L4,L5, enlarged spinal canal, 2 artificial discs, and bone grafts. I and 1/2 years later and after a double knee replacement my back was aching in the L2, L3 region. Dr Spear performed nerve bock on both sides of L2 and then the painful side of L3. Dr Spear was courteous and explained the procedure in full detail. He talked me through each procedure and helped me regain my exercise routine. I will see him again if needed.
in va beach |
He came in pokes around at me a bit until I went ow! Then immediately wanted to stick a needle in my lower spine.... No.. Then when I refused that he sent me straight to physical therapy. I'm healthy for the most part and work out. I do not need physical therapy and certainly do not want to take up some nurses time doing that or taking another patients spot who actually needs it. Refused to manage pain which is the whole point of going to a pain management Doctor ? The needle or the chair doc!!
I came to see Dr. Spears with low back pain. Although I'm not a doctor, I do have a medical background and read up on the condition. It became immediately clear during this appointment that Dr Spears lacks basic fund of knowledge and rambled on about conditions that bordered on gibberish. He becomes irritated with questions because I believe he does not know the answers. This insecurity cause me to seek out another one of his partners who is fabulous. In closing, I would say beware... voodoo
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  •  Specializes in Family Medicine
  •  Board certified in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Conditions Treated

  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Myelopathy
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain


  • Medical School
    University Of New England College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1992

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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  • Family Medicine

Procedures Performed

  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate