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Dr. Spencer Root, MD

Dr. Spencer Root, MD

Gastroenterology ·  Male · Age 60

  

Dr. Spencer Root, MD is a gastroenterology specialist in Tacoma, WA and has been practicing for 34 years. He specializes in gastroenterology, hospital medicine, and more.


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Dr. Root's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Ulcer
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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)
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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

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

Awards

Dr. Root's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Root

4.1

Based on 13 reviews

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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 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..
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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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