Dr. Spencer Wheeler, MD

Dr. Spencer Wheeler, MD

Orthopedic Surgery  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 64
Dr. Spencer Wheeler, MD is an orthopedic surgery specialist in Savannah, GA and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine in 1985 and specializes in orthopedic surgery, sports medicine, and more.

4425 Paulsen St

Savannah, GA 31405

Contact Information

(912) 355-6615

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Georgia
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Georgia
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Top Care Areas

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very high
more than 97% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 97% of peers
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
more than 96% of peers

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3  Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

1  Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

99  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Injury
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Torticollis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Georgia.

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.


  • Armstrong State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • University of Georgia
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Medical College Of Georgia School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • University of Florida
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • University of Florida
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • North Sydney Orthopaedic and Sports Medicine Centre
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed
  • Union Memorial Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Wheeler has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Wheeler's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Wheeler to family and friends
14 total reviews (6 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (14)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Wheeler's Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    31 to 45 minutes

Patient Comments (6)

Was seen by physical therapist Timothy, who spent 45 minutes with me, did an "assessment," looked possible exercises up on google online while I sat there, and charged $541. Complete robbery. This was while other PT's stood around outside of my exam room, laughing and joking around about one of...more
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I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Wheeler and his staff. I was seen promptly. He was kind and informative. The shot he gave me in my knee did the trick... haven't had an issue since. I highly recommend him and his staff. As a matter of fact, my husband will see him later this week for a...more
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I really don't know what his review should be. If I go by his work alone, he's excellent. If I go by his attitude, he's lousy. My surgery was well done and the holes from the ortho surgery are hardly noticeable. He is crass, cocky, mean and inpersonable.
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Went in with intense shoulder pain. After X-ray, he came in- was incredibly short with me, would not let me explain the situation. Kept saying 'do something that hurts' I said everything I do, hurts. He sent me for X-ray on my neck, after the exam. He came back in, said my neck was beautiful and...more
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I have received very prompt treatment for my knee issues. Although they recommended surgery as the fix for the problem, they respected the fact that I didn't want to have another surgery at the time and they were able to offer a treatment that would delay the need for another surgery for several...more
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