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About Dr. Paul J Spinka

Dr. Paul J Spinka, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Redding, CA. He has 28 years of experience. His specialties include Gastroenterology and Internal Medicine. Dr. Spinka has received 2 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

19 Ratings with 7 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Paul J Spinka is Great. Dr. Paul J Spinka has been rated by 19 patients. From those 19 patients 7 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Paul J Spinka is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Spinka & Chandler Mds

1839 Sonoma St
Redding, CA 96001
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Dr. Paul J Spinka has the following 2 specialties

  • Gastroenterology

    A gastroenterologist is a specialist in diagnosis and treatment of conditions involving the digestive/gastrointestinal (GI) tract. These doctors are experts on how food moves through the digestive system and is chemically broken down, with nutrients being absorbed and waste excreted. You might see this kind of doctor if you are experiencing any number of stomach issues, some of which might be severe diarrhea, irritable bowel syndrome, hemorrhoids, ulcers, acid reflux, Crohn's disease and more.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Paul J Spinka has the following 10 expertise

  • Acid Reflux Disease (Gastroesophageal Reflux / GERD)
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Hepatitis C
  • Abdominal Pain
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Acid Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Constipation
  • Celiac Disease
  • Colonoscopy
  • Hemorrhoids

Dr. Paul J Spinka has 0 board certified specialties

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Easy colonoscopy

I was very well cared for in a respectful manner.

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Five Stars

Dr. Spinka was great. Even his waiting room was welcoming.

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Poor Ethical Choices

I had an emergency surgery with this doctor at Mercy hospital in Redding, CA. I had an ERCP. The male nurse that was supposed to be helping him told me that Dr. Spinka allowed him to do the surgeries. I was in crisis and my liver and pancreas levels were out of control. I had no option to ask for another nurse or doctor in my condition or I would have. The nurse was on drugs or an ex-drug user, his actions were very sporadic and rough too the point that I asked him to please be more careful in his movement and gentle during the surgery. Right after the surgery I had this horrible pain like a broke left rib. Two years later it is getting worse and I know that it has something to do with Dr. Spinka letting the nurse do the surgery. Dangerous doctor please don't risk your life with him.

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Horrible receptionist!

I have been refered to Dr. Spinka, but his receptionist has been rude and keeps telling me there are 5 other gastroenterologists in Redding..Why don't I call one of them up to get in sooner than a month! When I said I have issues (IBS) now, and my GP is sending me to Dr. Spinka..she said go to the ER then! Not sure I want to see this Doctor if the receptionist is this NASTY!

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Actually took me earlier than my appointment.

Very good experience for having a colonoscopy. Doctor and Staff were excellent.

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  • Awards

    2 Awards

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2012, 2016)

    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.

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2012, 2014)

    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.

  • Education

    28 Years Experience

  • Chicago Medical School At Rosalind Franklin University Of Medicine & Science

    Graduated in 1990

  • Uc Davis Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Paul J Spinka accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross California
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Small Group
    • Blue Cross CA Advantage PPO Preferred DirectAccess Plus
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Individual
    • Blue Cross CA PPO Prudent Buyer Large Group
    • Blue Cross CA Pathway X PPO
    • Blue Cross CA Select PPO
  • Blue Shield California
    • BS CA Platinum 90 PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze 60 PPO SHOP
    • Blue Shield CA Bronze Full PPO 4500
    • Blue Shield CA PPO
    • Blue Shield CA Silver 70 PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
    • PHCS PPO Kaiser
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

Spinka & Chandler Mds, 1839 Sonoma St, Redding, CA
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