Dr. Spencer Root, MD

Dr. Spencer Root, MD

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59 y/o
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Dr. Spencer Root, MD is a gastroenterology doctor who practices in Tacoma, WA. He is 59 years old and has been practicing for 33 years.

Franciscan Digestive Care Associates - Tacoma

1112 6th Ave Ste 200

Tacoma, WA 98405
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Accepted insurance

  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Top Care Areas

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Gastrointestinal Diseases
very high
more than 96% of peers
Abdominal Disorders
very high
more than 94% of peers
Benign Tumor
very high
more than 89% of peers

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Root "Anything worth accomplishing requires effort, perseverance and self-sacrifice. I believe in the saying, ?no pain, no gain?. When it comes to your health, you are the most important ingredient for success."
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Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hospital Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biliary Atresia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Cancer
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
  • Cholelithiasis
  • Cirrhosis
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Dehydration
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dysphagia
  • Enteritis
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Esophageal Diseases
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Hepatitis C
  • Hernia
  • Ileus
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Intestinal Ischemia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Liver Damage from Alcohol
  • Malnutrition
  • Nausea
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Pancreatitis
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Pyloric Stenosis
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Stomach Diseases
  • Stomal Ulcer
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vomiting Disorders

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Procedures

  • Bile Duct Procedure
  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Gastroenterology Procedures
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
  • Pyloromyotomy

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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.

Education

  • Uc Riverside
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1981
  • Uniformed Services University of The Health Sciences
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Fitzsimons Army Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Letterman Army Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Root has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

Dr. Root does not have any memberships or affiliations listed. If you are Dr. Root and would like to add memberships or affiliations, please update your profile.

Harrison Medical Center

is a Healthgrades Top-Rated Hospital

Hospital Quality

2017 Five Star Recipient for Appendectomy

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Dr. Root's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Root to family and friends
4.0
based on 12 total reviews (5 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (12)

  • 5
    (9)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
    (3)

Dr. Root's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (5)

in Malibu, CA |
Wonderful Doctor.
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Gig Harbor, WA |
My situation was based on emergency and I was scared. Dr. Root put me at ease and lifted my spirits. Very personable and explained things in terms I could understand. I'm happy to have him as my new "G.I. Guy".
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in Port Orchard, WA |
Had lifethreatening issue that was the most painful problem In my entire life felt like being literally poisoned with strychnine for a year and a half no dr could figure out and i given up almost lost my mind He diagnosed/ comforted me and reassured me as if I was his own son Never Met a Dr who is...more
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in Belfair, WA |
He took care of my husband during an E.R. visit at St Anthony's Hospital. He was very caring and was very helpful in setting us up with a surgeon. Made sure we were getting excellent care!
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Missed my diagnosis completely.
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  • Accepts most major Health Plans. Please contact our office for details.

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Hospitals where Dr. Root has admitting privileges

Harrison Medical Center
2520 Cherry Ave
Bremerton, WA 98310
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