Dr. William Spear, MD

Dr. William Spear, MD

Cardiology  |  
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Age 43
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Dr. William Spear, MD is a cardiology doctor who practices in Oak Lawn, IL. He is 43 years old and has been practicing for 17 years. Read his story

5151 W 95th St

Oak Lawn, IL 60453

Contact Information

(708) 346-5562

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • 2 More

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Atrial Flutter
very high
more than 99% of peers
Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
very high
more than 97% of peers
Heart Disease
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Spear's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Spear "William H. Spear, MD, FACC, FHRS offers comprehensive cardiology and cardiac electrophysiology services at Consultants in Cardiology & Electrophysiology offices in Oak Lawn and Palos Heights, Illinois. He treats patients with heart rhythm disorders, where his commitment to providing the best quality of care is evident through his caring interaction, gentle examinations, and thorough patient education. While he treats diverse cardiac disorders, his interests are in atrial fibrillation and ablation of complex arrhythmias. Dr. Spear completed his undergraduate studies at Northwestern University and received his Doctor of Medicine at the University of Miami Leonard Miller School of Medicine. After completing his residency training in internal medicine at the University of Miami Jackson Memorial Hospital, he completed fellowship training in cardiovascular disease and clinical cardiac electrophysiology at Loyola University Medical Center. Over the years, Dr. Spear received multiple honors for academic and leadership achievements in medicine, presented at national meetings, and published research in peer reviewed journals. He continues to stay actively engaged in research to make ablation procedures safer for patients by using robotics, reducing radiation exposure, and shortening procedure times. He serves as the medical director of the Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Program at Advocate Christ Medical Center and is on the clinical faculty at the University of Illinois College of Medicine. Dr. Spear proudly leads one of the highest volume robotic ablation centers in the United States. Patients in the Chicago region benefit from this expertise, as robotic ablation allows for more precise and stable treatment of atrial fibrillation and other forms of arrhythmia. Dr. Spear holds multiple board certifications in: Internal Medicine Cardiovascular Disease Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology Dr. Spear is a member of: American College of Cardiology, Fellow Heart Rhythm Society, Fellow "

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Specialties

  • Cardiology
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Internal Medicine
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Aneurysm of Heart
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Aneurysm
  • Aortic Ectasia
  • Aortic Stenosis
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Aortic Valve Regurgitation
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Cardiomegaly
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Carotid Artery Disease
  • Chest Pain
  • Chronic Pulmonary Heart Diseases (incl. Pulmonary Hypertension)
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congenital Heart Disease
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Endocarditis
  • Heart Attack (Acute Myocardial Infarction)
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypertensive Heart and Chronic Kidney Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Primary Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Pulmonary Edema
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Pulmonary Valve Disease
  • Septal Defect
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Ablation for Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation
  • Ablation for Treatment of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Automatic Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Implantation
  • Cardiac Catheterization (incl. Coronary Angiography)
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Event Monitor
  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiac Myocardial Perfusion Imaging
  • Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Cardioversion, Elective
  • Cardioverter-Defibrillator or Pacemaker Insertion, Removal or Repair
  • Chest CT (incl. Heart and Lungs)
  • Coronary Angioplasty, Atherectomy and Stent
  • Coumadin® Management
  • Electrophysiological Study
  • Electrophysiology
  • Heart Surgery
  • Insertion of Epicardial Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Insertion of Left Ventricular Lead for Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Pacemaker Insertion or Replacement
  • Peripheral Artery Catheterization
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation
  • Removal or Revision of Pacemaker or Cardioverter and-or Defibrillator
  • Thoracentesis
  • Tilt Testing or Cardiac Event Monitors

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Illinois.

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

  • Northwestern Center Feinberg School Of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1997
  • University Of Miami / School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 2001
  • University Of Miami Hospital and Clinic
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Loyola University Hospital
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2007

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Spear has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • German

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Spear's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Spear to family and friends
4.5
based on 8 total reviews (2 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (8)

  • 5
    (7)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Spear's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

in Hammond, IN |
I saw Dr. Spear when I needed a cardiac ablation. He was and is very understanding, explains everything so you can understand what's happening and is very compassionate. I recommend him highly and am so grateful I was referred to him. He's a great doctor and very skilled!!
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in Whiting, In |
Dr. Spear is very nice and personable. He explains everything to you in detail, and answers all questions. He take time with his patients and you don't have to wait 2 hours to see him. He is an amazing cardiologist.
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Dr. Spear accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    LocalPlus
    Open Access Plus
  • Coventry Health Care
    Coventry Health America PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • HealthLink
    HealthLink PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
    Preferred PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Priority Health
    Priority PPO
  • Sagamore Health Network
    Sagamore Plus

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Hospitals where Dr. Spear has admitting privileges

Palos Community Hospital
12251 S 80th Ave
Palos Heights, IL 60463
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Advocate Christ Hospital and Medical Center
4440 W 95th St
Oak Lawn, IL 60453
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Community Hospital
901 MacArthur Blvd
Munster, IN 46321
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Little Company of Mary Hospital
2800 W 95th St
Evergreen Park, IL 60805
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