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About Dr. James Spence

Dr. James Spence, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Lakeland, FL. He has 47 years of experience. His specialties include Neurological Surgery. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

3 Ratings with 1 Comment

The overall average patient rating of Dr. James Spence is Poor. Dr. James Spence has been rated by 3 patients. From those 3 patients 1 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. James Spence is 2.3 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

James W Spence MD

5966 Pier Place Dr
Lakeland, FL 33813
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Dr. James Spence has the following 1 specialty

  • Neurological Surgery

    A neurological surgeon is a physician who surgically treats disorders of the nervous system, which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
    In addition to treating trauma of the head and spine, these doctors also treat disorders like epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    Neurological surgeons can perform surgical procedures on the brain, such as stereotactic surgery, microsurgery, endoscopic surgery, stereotactic radiosurgery, and endovascular image guided methods.

  • Expertise

    9 Expertise

  • Aneurysm
  • Back Injuries
  • Brain Surgery
  • Brain Tumor
  • Craniotomy
  • Glioblastoma
  • Head and Neck Disorder
  • Laminectomy
  • Stroke

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My dad used to run and play all kinds of sports. Spence performed back surgery, and damaged my dad's sciatic (spelling?) nerve (the one that runs all the way down your leg to your heel). My dad's back and leg have never been the same. He deserves to be sued for malpractice and should thank his lucky stars that my dad is a Christian person who doesn't believe in law suits. If it were my call I would have taken him all the way to the bank...he's a BUTCHER! Please don't use this "doctor"...he should seriously lose his license.

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  • Education

    47 Years Experience

  • University of Maryland

    Graduated in 1966

  • Tufts University School Of Medicine


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. James Spence accepts the following insurance providers.

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James W Spence MD, 5966 Pier Place Dr, Lakeland, FL


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