Dr. Spencer Root, MD

Dr. Spencer Root, MD

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Gastroenterology  ·  
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60 y/o
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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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Dr. Root's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ulcer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Root treats Ulcer more than 95% of his peers

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

Gastric Ulcer
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Root treats Gastric Ulcer more than 71% of his peers

Dr. Root treats this condition more than 71% of his peers

Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Root performs Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine) more than 55% of his peers

Dr. Root performs this procedure more than 55% of his peers

Dr. Root's conditions and procedures:

Celiac Disease
Colitis
Colon Cancer
Colon Cancer Screening
Colon Disorders
Colon Polyp
Colonoscopy
Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
Colorectal Cancer Screening
Constipation
Crohn's Disease
Diarrhea
Endoscopic Polypectomy
Endoscopy
Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
ERCP (Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography)
ERCP With Spincterotomy
Esophageal Dilation
Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
Gastric Ulcer
Heartburn
Hepatitis
Inflammatory Bowel Disease
Irritable Bowel Syndrome
Percutaneous Edoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
Ulcer
Ulcerative Colitis

About Me

Care Philosophy

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.

Specialties

  • Gastroenterology
  • Hospital Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Gastroenterology
  • Internal Medicine

Education

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

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Dr. Root's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Root

4.1

Based on 13 reviews

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1 Star
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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...Read 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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