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Dr. Spencer Bertram, MD

Pain Medicine •  Male • Age 52

  32 Reviews
Dr. Bertram

University Pain Clinic of Rochester

1000 W University Dr Ste 100 Rochester, MI 48307

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Dr. Spencer Bertram, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Rochester, MI and has been practicing for 13 years. He graduated from Ross University, School Of Medicine in 2000 and specializes in pain medicine and anesthesiology.


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Dr. Bertram accepts the following insurance:

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Dr. Bertram's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Chronic Neck Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bertram treats Chronic Neck Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Bertram treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bertram treats Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Bertram treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Neuritis
  • Neuritis With Brachial Predilection
  • Optic Neuritis
  • Peripheral Neuritis
  • Polyneuritis
  • Radiculitis
  • Ulnar Neuritis
  • Vestibular Neuritis
Low Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bertram treats Low Back Pain more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bertram treats this condition more than 96% of his peers

Dr. Bertram's conditions and procedures:

  • Acute Postoperative Pain
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Cervical Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Cervical Facet Joint Injection
  • Cervical Medial Branch Block
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Discography
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Epidural Injection
  • Epidural Steroid Injections
  • Facet Block
  • Facet Joint Injection
  • Facet Joint Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fracture
  • Headache
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Injection
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Medial Branch Radiofrequency Neurotomy
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Selective Nerve Root Block
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Nerve Block, Sympathetic
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Pain Management
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Radiofrequency Nerve Ablation
  • Reflex Sympathetic Dystrophy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injection
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Upper Back Pain

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I saw him when he was in Rochester, and when I found out he was no longer in the area, I was really sad to have to find a new pain management doctor. I only saw him once, but he was really kind and caring towards me and I felt like he took me seriously even though I am young. He listened to me and did a gentle exam of my mouth (where I am having pain) that was more gentle and careful than a lot of dental providers I've seen. I really appreciated that he was willing to see me and try medications to help me. I wish he was still in the area! If you read this Dr. Bertram, know that you are greatly missed in Rochester and you had a positive impact on me and were one of the nicest providers I have seen in my long list. Wish you were closer because I'd be coming to you if I could!
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This guy is a jerk.
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This doctor exceeds in knowledge, professionalism, and has taken care of my neck and back issues very well to void major surgery. However, Dr. Bertram is no longer at; University Pain Clinic of Rochester, Michigan, and will be truly missed by his patients. For me I will be looking for another Pain Doctor like Dr. Bertram.
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Dr Bertram is a kind and compassionate man. His approach to treatment is personalized, proficient, & paramount. I have been to other “pain clinics” where treatment is more like an assembly line. That’s not the case with Dr Bertram. He truly has a concern for his patients. Dr Bertram has provided relief to my chronic back pain when others couldn’t. His knowledge and experience is priceless. And that’s why I drive more than a hour to his office. If you’re in extreme pain, this place is for you. td
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Dr. Bertram is amazing. Very friendly, personable, and caring, and willing to listen to EVERYTHING said, and explained to him. He doesn’t speak in medical terms when explaining things; he explains things to you so you’ll understand them. Very sad to hear that he is no longer at the practice in Rochester, MI. I hope if he still continues to practice, that we can locate him again!
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Dr. Bertram has changed my life. I was barely functioning before going to see him. His treatments have given me a new lease on life! His staff is so helpful and caring. I have recommended freinds who are now patients as well.
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I have been going to Dr. Bertram for the past couple of years. He is extremely professional and has a great bedside manner. With his care, I have been able to stay away from narcotic medication and surgery. His staff is caring and always goes the extra mile. I recommend Dr. Bertram to everyone I know.
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My husband first used Dr. Bertram for his back and he received relief from his injections. I had an issue and went to Dr. Bertram and he has helped me with head and neck pain. You have to have confidence in the doctor who puts needles into the base of your skull. He has a gentle touch and is a caring doctor.
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He is a self-center and arrogant doctor that does not listen and does not want to hear your thoughts or opinions. He need to be learn to read his patients, not everyone is a drug seeker, some need extra care and support. He can not look beyond his own ego to see the signs of abuse and does not want the extra work it may take. When things go wrong, he is too arrogant to admit the error and get help! He does not care. He does as little as possible. Calling with a question do not expect a call back
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I started seeing Dr Bertram about 7 months ago. He was WONDERFUL when I made the switch to his clinic. Recently, he is very short & uncaring. Hes unwilling to switch me over to what works for my pain. He is "uncomfortable" bcuz it stopped working. I explained many times it didn't, I was having another issue that I was hospitalized for. He stops me & says no, We're not going back. His new larger framed lady that assesses the patient made the office quality go down, I heard her talking to him @me
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About Me

Care Philosophy

The focus of my practice is the diagnosis and treatment of all types of pain using the most current state of the art therapies available in medicine. Specialized methods of treatment include nerve block techniques, epidural injections, radiofrequency...

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine

Education

2006
University Of Michigan / Ann Arbor
Fellowship Hospital
2000
University Of Chicago
Residency Hospital
2000
Ross University, School Of Medicine
Medical School
1998
University Of California At San Diego
Internship Hospital
1989
Northern Michigan University
Undergraduate School
2006
2000
2000
1998
1989

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75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average