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About Dr. Michael Spearman
Dr. Michael Spearman, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Pittsburgh, PA. He has 29 years of experience. His specialties include Diagnostic Radiology, Radiology and Neuroradiology. Dr. Spearman is affiliated with Canonsburg Hospital, Allegheny General Hospital and Sharon Regional Hospital. He speaks English.
Dr. Michael Spearman has the following 3 specialties
- Diagnostic Radiology
Radiologists help doctors get a closer look at what’s happening inside your body. If your primary care doctor wants to investigate your symptoms further, they may refer you to a radiologist to get an ultrasound or x-ray. Some radiologists specialize in mammography and breast imaging, which is who you see when you need a mammogram. A Radiologist can also determine if bones are broken or fractured after any kind of accident.
Radiologists are trained to perform MRIs and CT scans, both of which are used to determine the presence of diseases or disorders and help your doctor properly diagnose you. They can detect anything from tumors, bleeding and infections to bone and muscle disorders.
A radiologist is a physician who specializes in the use of medical imaging to diagnose and treat illnesses or injuries in patients.
The different types of medical imaging are X-ray, computed tomography (CT) scans, magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), ultrasound, and nuclear medicine.
Radiologists are experts in these different types of tests and can advise a primary care doctor on which test is most appropriate in a specific case. These doctors also assist primary care doctors in analyzing the images produced by these tests in order to determine next steps necessary for treatment.
Neuroradiologists focus specifically on diagnosing conditions related to the nervous system, spine, head and neck through radiology. They can identify abnormalities in these areas and help doctors properly diagnose the presence of tumors, aneurysms and even dementia.
It’s also common for them to consult with patients with persistent headaches or back pains, trauma to a certain area, or any issue that can affect brain function, such as a stroke. Like any radiologist, they are trained to perform x-rays, cat scans, ultrasounds and MRIs, but they work closely with neurologists and neurosurgeons.
Dr. Michael Spearman has the following 9 expertise
- Back Pain
- Brain Ischemia
- CT Scan
- Fainting (Syncope)
- PET Scan
Dr. Michael Spearman has 2 board certified specialties
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Dr. Michael Spearman is Board Certified in 2 specialties
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Please be careful ... the risk of stroke after a spinal injection are real and are not fully explained. This is what happened to the patient I am writing about and the stroke occurred 4 days post the steroid injection to his back. Make sure all risks are explained fully and there was zero follow up with this patient post the injection and stroke by Dr. Spearman.
Dr. Spearman is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
West Penn Hospital
Alle-Kiski Medical Center
29 Years Experience
Saint Louis University School Of Medicine
Graduated in 1988
University Of Pittsburgh Medical Center
Dr. Michael Spearman accepts the following insurance providers.
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- Highmark Community Blue PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsAllegheny Rad Associates, 4800 Friendship Ave, Pittsburgh, PA
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