Dr. Spencer Root, MD

Dr. Spencer Root, MD

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Gastroenterology  ·  
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59 y/o
(12)

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Dr. Spencer Root, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Tacoma, WA and has been practicing for 33 years. He specializes in gastroenterology, hospital medicine, and more.

Franciscan Digestive Care Associates - Tacoma

1112 6th Ave Ste 200

Tacoma, WA 98405
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Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Root performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Ulcer
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more than 59% of peers
Gastric Ulcer
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more than 51% of peers
Constipation
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more than 50% of peers

Dr. Root's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

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."

3  Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

2  Board Certifications

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

11  Procedures

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

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Dr. Root's Reviews

4.0
Likelihood of recommending Dr. Root to family and friends
12 total reviews (5 have 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)

Wonderful Doctor.
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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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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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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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