Dr. Spencer Bertram, MD

Pain MedicineMaleAge 54

Dr. Bertram
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Telehealth services available

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 over 21 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from Ross University, School Of Medicine medical school in 2000. He is affiliated with Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Bertram to book an appointment.

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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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Oct 16, 2019
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This guy is a jerk.
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Jul 10, 2019
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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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Paul Gutmann in Shelby Township – Feb 19, 2019
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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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  • Staff friendliness
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
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Chaplain Tom in Howell, MI – Sep 16, 2018
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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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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Kristen & Matthew Vowell in Redford Twp, MI – Sep 10, 2018
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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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Jan 19, 2018
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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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Rochester – Nov 15, 2017
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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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Lanette Wolf in Auburn Hills – Aug 31, 2017
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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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Ortonville – May 22, 2017
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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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UnCaringNow_Wasn't_Before_new_Assistant in Auburn Hills, MI – Dec 22, 2016
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When I first started seeing him he was fabulous. He finally gave me answers to my questions about my pain. He was great to talk to and very understanding. After seeing him for a year he was no longer understanding even with being honest with him. I told my PCP and they had stated that they had heard similar complants. I would not suggest this Dr. for long term care. This Dr. Does have an awesome staff
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Shappa in Oxford, Mi – Nov 07, 2016
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Incredibly knowledgeable, Excellent bedside manner, and Friendly Office Staff/Nurses. Highly recommended.
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Laura B in Washington, MI – Apr 26, 2016
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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...Read more

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Anesthesiology

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine
  • 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

Awards

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Does Dr. Spencer Bertram, MD offer telehealth services?

Dr. Bertram has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

What are Dr. Spencer Bertram, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Bertram frequently treats Back Pain, Low Back Pain, and Osteoarthritis of Spine. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Bertram treats.

Where is Dr. Spencer Bertram, MD's office located?

Dr. Bertram's office is located at 1000 W University Dr Ste 100, Rochester, MI 48307. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Bertram's Top Procedures and Conditions

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

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

Low Back Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bertram treats Low Back Pain more than 95% of his peers

Dr. Bertram treats this condition more than 95% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Spine
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Bertram treats Osteoarthritis of Spine more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Bertram treats this condition more than 93% of his peers

Dr. Bertram's conditions and procedures:

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

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Dr. Bertram accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Benesys
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Care Network
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
Blue Preferred PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance
Preferred PPO
HealthPlus
HealthPlus PPO
Humana
Medicaid
Molina Healthcare
Molina
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Priority Health
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Total Health Choice
Tricare
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University Pain Clinic of Rochester1000 W University Dr Ste 100 Rochester, MI 48307
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Bertram is affiliated with the following hospital. Select the hospital below to learn more.

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Ascension Providence Rochester Hospital

Rochester, MI

71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

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