Dr. Spencer Root, MD

Dr. Spencer Root, MD

Gastroenterology  |  
Male  |  
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 32 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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more than 59% of peers
Gastric Ulcer
more than 51% of peers
more than 50% 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."


  • Gastroenterology
  • Hospital Medicine

Board Certifications

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

Conditions Treated

  • Celiac Disease
  • Colitis
  • Colon Cancer
  • Colon Disorders
  • Colon Polyp
  • Constipation
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Diarrhea
  • Esophageal Dilation
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Heartburn
  • Hepatitis
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Ulcer
  • Ulcerative Colitis


  • Colon Cancer Screening
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colorectal Cancer Screening
  • ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
  • ERCP With Spincterotomy
  • Endoscopic Polypectomy
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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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.


  • 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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Harrison Medical Center

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Root is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Root's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Root to family and friends
based on 12 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Root's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Malibu, CA |
Wonderful Doctor.
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".
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 so compassionate and reassuring He found that I was allergic to a precribed med from kitsap mental health if I wasn't blessed to find this dr Then I wouldnt be here now forever grateful! Thank you..
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!
Missed my diagnosis completely.
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Hospitals where Dr. Root has admitting privileges

Harrison Medical Center
2520 Cherry Ave
Bremerton, WA 98310
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