About Dr. Gregory R Spears

Dr. Gregory R Spears, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Bentonville, AR, with other offices in Bentonville, AR and Folsom, CA . He has 13 years of experience. His specialties include Family Medicine. He speaks English.

Dr. Spears has received 3 awards.

Rating Overview

18 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Gregory R Spears is Great. Dr. Gregory R Spears has been rated by 18 patients. From those 18 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Gregory R Spears is 4.1 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Gregory R Spears has 3 locations

get directions NORTHWEST MEDICAL PLAZA
1102 NW Lowes Ave Ste 2
Bentonville, AR 72712
get directions GREGORY RYAN SPEARS DO
601 SW Regional Airport Blvd
Bentonville, AR 72712
get directions Mercy Medical Group Folsom Primary Care
1700 Prairie City Rd
Folsom, CA 95630

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Specialties

Dr. Gregory R Spears has the following 1 specialty

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Gregory R Spears has the following 6 expertise

  • Influenza
  • Contraception
  • Family Planning
  • Weight Loss
  • Immunization
  • Check-up

Reviews

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Sugar & Flour Cause Everything?

I saw Dr Spears twice in a 7 day time. Once for myself and once for my teen aged son as we were attempting to establish care with a family doctor in Bentonville. I was not seeking a refill or any change in medications. This visit was entirely a meet & greet. I have successfully taken a daily maintenance medication for 3 years to prevent migraine which I have had since childhood. I was advised that eliminating white flour and sugar from my diet would likely eliminate migraine and/or allow me to indulge in known migraine triggers like chocolate and red wine again which are not goals of mine. I was not asked about elimination diets or my history of migraine treatment. His stated goal was to get me off of the managemnet med I had no complaints about for no clear reason. I disregarded that as he had a nice conversational manner and scheduled an appointment for my son where things went from not great to terrible. My son has had ADHD his entire life and manages better on meds than off. He was requesting to go back on meds as he had tried being off of them with little success and many struggles. We were again told that eliminating white flour and sugar and firming up his sleep schedule (which is quite set with school in place and which we had discussed) would eliminate his need for ADHD meds. We were also told that we need to be his "parents not his friends" which is generally advice I would agree with, it just isn't something I'm guilty of *in the least* and this doctor was incredibly out of line making that a causation of my son's situation based on a 5 minute chat. This is a "well meaning" man who is probably compitent to treat your sinus infection or flu but I would not recommend him for comprehensive care if you require maintenance meds and a lack of condescension. I feel like his model of care would fit in better at a chiropractic or alternative health center where I would not have accidentally come across him. I have Walmart insurance and was charged $218 for my visit and $140 for my son's which are both outrageous compared with the charges I am generally facing for co-insurance at doctor visits. Yesterday at Dermatology for example, it was $40. My last PCP visit was $51 at I St. Mercy. My star in this review is for the woman at the front desk who checks you in and out. I am sad to say I didn't get her name. She is friendly & competent and a joy to interact with.

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Five Stars

I've been seeing Dr Spears for years, and he's excellent. Takes good care of us and is always willing to see us on short notice. Takes time to explain things in a calm reasonable manner.

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Caring

Conscientious about patients conserns and quality of health.

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  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    Bridges to Excellence: Physician Office Systems Recognition Program

    This program is designed to recognize practices that use information systems to enhance the quality of patient care. To obtain Recognition, practices must demonstrate that they have implemented systematic office

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2017, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2018)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    13 Years Experience

  • Western University Of Health Sciences

    Graduated in 2005

  • Mercy Hospital

    Residency

  • Dr. Gregory R Spears Accepts the Following Insurance

  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
    • CIGNA PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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