Drew A. Spencer, MD

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Primary Specialty

Neurological Surgery

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Practice Focus Areas

Education

Medical Education:
MD, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine - 2010
Residency:
McGaw Medical Center of Northwestern University - 2017

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Neurological Surgery - Neurological Surgery (Certified)

Faculty Profile

Health System Clinician, Feinberg School of Medicine

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Practice Groups and Affiliations

Medical Group:
Northwestern Medical Group
Alignment Category:
Northwestern Medicine Physician Network
On Medical Staff At:
Central DuPage Hospital
Delnor Hospital
Huntley Hospital
McHenry Hospital
Northwestern Lake Forest Hospital
Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Palos Hospital
Woodstock Hospital

Ratings and Reviews

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Overall Rating

4.9
4.9 

426 Ratings

Reviews from Patients

80 Reviews

Reviews from Patients

80 Reviews

August 29, 2023

5.0

As per previous answer no beating around the bush. I recommended my cousin snd Dr did surgery snd she is very happy with Dr Spencer

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August 24, 2023

5.0

Dr. Spencer is a great doctor. He showed us the scans and explained everything so we could understand what he was saying. He was very patient with us and a good listener. I’m

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Just recommended him today, to my daughter.

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August 22, 2023

5.0

Knew about my situation and had answers and did not rush

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August 21, 2023

5.0

Good Dr.

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August 18, 2023

5.0

Smart , easy to talk to and very efficient.

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August 11, 2023

5.0

took time needed to explain and review reports, etc.

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August 06, 2023

5.0

Very caring, compassionate and knowledgeable.

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July 25, 2023

5.0

Because he is very thorough

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July 20, 2023

5.0

His explanation of the procedure and his kind demeanor

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July 06, 2023

5.0

He is very efficient and listens.

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July 01, 2023

5.0

Same very comfortable , doesn”t jump into surgery

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June 26, 2023

5.0

He puts people at ease immediately.

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June 25, 2023

5.0

Experience and knowledge of performing this procedure ✔️

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June 20, 2023

5.0

He's the best!!!!

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June 18, 2023

5.0

Dr Spencer is excellent. He listens to your concerns and asks questions to get the full problem. He is caring, knowledgeable, professional. He put me at ease and helped resolve my issues. Great Dr!!!

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June 06, 2023

5.0

See answer above. Dr Spencer took the time to explain my issues and listen to my concerns.

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May 30, 2023

5.0

Listening and explaining

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May 27, 2023

5.0

Excellent bedside manner; knowledgeable and seems to care for patients.

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May 22, 2023

5.0

Smart, well trained, fast on his feet and willing to look at alternates

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May 21, 2023

5.0

very professional

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May 16, 2023

5.0

He was not rushed. He made sure he answered any questions I had.

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May 08, 2023

5.0

He was very professional and took time to explain the MRI to me and ordered more X-rays to further review my condition. Very compassionate and polite.

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May 04, 2023

5.0

Dr. Spencer was very compassionate

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April 27, 2023

5.0

He’s everything we read about him in reviews , he was recommended by highly , he is that and more

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April 27, 2023

5.0

Very detail oriented and thorough on explaining what options we have and what to expect if surgery is required.

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April 27, 2023

5.0

He is an excellent Doctor 🧑‍⚕️ he explains very well .. and he is very patient .. one can ask questions with great confidence ..

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April 13, 2023

5.0

Dr. Spencer explained my condition to me and options for treatment. He listened to my questions and concerns. I feel I have a better understanding so I can discern the next step of care.

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April 11, 2023

5.0

I find Dr. Drew Spencer an awesome doctor took time tovery thoroughly explained my medical condition using the MRI pictures and my medical options.

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April 09, 2023

4.0

Nice guy but we’re still trying to figure out next steps!

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March 26, 2023

5.0

Very thorough = professional and courteous

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March 23, 2023

5.0

Very personable doctor. He was not in a rush to get out of the room. He explained everything to us and asked if we had any questions. We were very impressed with him.

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March 21, 2023

5.0

He's blessed the best!!!

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March 16, 2023

5.0

Knowledgeable

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March 16, 2023

5.0

Dr Drew Spencer very professional, listens to my concerns. Has a plan with my best interest to get the treatment done I need. Answers are in patient ease so you can understand. Very happy he agreed to take me on as a patient.

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March 10, 2023

5.0

What a pleasant Doctor. Dr Spencer listened, explained and had a solid plan to help me and my severe pain issues. Very genuine and had the bedside manner which most Doctors do not have anymore it is more s business. He put the care in.

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March 07, 2023

5.0

He was very thorough, easy to talk to and didn't keep you waiting. He made sure to answer any questions we had.

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March 05, 2023

5.0

He instantly earned my trust and admiration

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March 01, 2023

5.0

Feel Dr. Spencer is an excellent surgeon and takes time to listen to you.

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February 28, 2023

5.0

Very helpful, answered all my questions, working with me to solve my problem

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February 26, 2023

5.0

Dr. Spencer helped me with my health issues and got me on the way to recovery without surgery. He suggested Physical Therapy which helped me feel better.

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February 23, 2023

5.0

Dr. Spencer once again is the main reason why I subscribe to NM care. We are in a very uncaring society and here is Dr. Spencer. A truly humanistic, caring surgeon and individual. God bless, guide and protect Dr. Spencer.

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February 21, 2023

5.0

Very professional, easy to talk to and explained everything

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February 21, 2023

5.0

He seemed to really care and wants to figure out what my issue is

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February 15, 2023

5.0

Very emphatic with my medical concern. Guided me with post surgical care.

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February 14, 2023

5.0

Dr Spencer very polite caring doctor listen what I was saying. Try to explain plain language.

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February 10, 2023

5.0

He explains your MRI. He listens to you and is a true professional. He makes you feel comfortable about your condition or perhaps a better terminology…he makes you feel as if he has your back.:)

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February 07, 2023

5.0

Dr Spencer takes his time to make sure all your questions are answered. He shows you the X-ray or MRI and explains what he sees. He addressed my concerns in a thorough, thoughtful and reassuring manner.

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February 03, 2023

4.0

He took the time to hear me and explained all aspects of what could happen and what my option are.

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February 02, 2023

5.0

He’s earned my trust. He’s he’s laid to me the risks and benefits along with percentages of what I’m facing. I’m scared yes but I feel he can make my life better.

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January 31, 2023

5.0

He was very nice and thorough in his questions and answers.

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January 15, 2023

5.0

Very good to communicate with.

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January 12, 2023

5.0

Good professional Doctor.

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January 10, 2023

5.0

Dr. Spencer fully explained the entire procedure and the need for it before the surgery and then performed a successful operation as he had prepped me for. Very professional, easy to talk to, great bedside manner.

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January 10, 2023

5.0

Dr Spencer is a great surgeon but also the ability to explain the diagnosis and treatment in a professional way so that I can understand the medical updates. That is a gift.

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January 10, 2023

5.0

Dr Spencer is an excellent communicator. He’s patient and compassionate.

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January 08, 2023

5.0

He took his time to explain the whole surgical procedure to me

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January 05, 2023

5.0

Dr. Spencer helped me immensely with his expertise and bedside manner. He has all the qualities I need from a surgeon.

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January 01, 2023

5.0

Dr. Spencer was professional and took the time to explain everything and we discussed what the next steps would be best.

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December 29, 2022

5.0

He explained everything to a T. I felt very good after I left his office.

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December 29, 2022

5.0

Exceptionally friendly, confident, and very patient takes all the time that I need for questions never feel rushed. Love his bedside manner. We can all use more doctors like him in every field. It does not stop with Dr. Spencer I feel this way about his entire staff.

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December 27, 2022

4.0

Takes time to listens to patients. Takes time to explain diagnoses to patients.

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December 22, 2022

5.0

Very nice dictor with good bed-side manner. Explained my condition and treatment options very well.

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December 18, 2022

5.0

Pleasant, answered questions in a matter could understand.

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December 17, 2022

5.0

Kind, good communication skills, and committed to finding a real solution to my pain and suffering if there is one.

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December 17, 2022

5.0

He’s down to earth no nonsense approach to trying to solve my back issue gives me hope that I may be pain-free.

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December 13, 2022

5.0

He is concerned, patience he explains his answers

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December 07, 2022

5.0

He explains everything calmly and gives a lot of confidence ♥️

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December 02, 2022

5.0

He seems to care about his patients

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November 29, 2022

5.0

Dr. Spencer is very passionate with his specialty, sits down and explain everything to the patient. I am very comfortable asking him questions and he gives very informative answers. I never regret searching for a 3rd opinion with my spine care.

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November 29, 2022

5.0

In addition to the above, I cannot imagine what the past few months would have been like without Dr Spencer’s care. His calm demeanor is what I really needed.

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November 17, 2022

5.0

I felt that Dr. Spencer was not only concerned about my spinal issues but, he was concerned about my general heath as well. He was direct, articulate and patient with me. I have confidence in his skills as a surgeon and trust his judgement.

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November 15, 2022

5.0

Just a good and honest and accessible doctor.

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November 10, 2022

5.0

Very caring and nice

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November 10, 2022

5.0

Very knowledgeable and quick, drew me out with appropriate questions, quick but thorough exam and discussed treatment options in an open manner. I truly felt it was a good choice to see him.

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October 31, 2022

4.0

I just met so I don’t have much to share. However, Dr. Spencer was concerned and through when explaining my next steps ahead.

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October 28, 2022

5.0

He took the time to explain and my son who was with me who has back issues made an appointment before we left for himself!

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October 27, 2022

5.0

Excellent Service 🤗

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October 27, 2022

5.0

Excellent surgeon

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October 26, 2022

5.0

Dr Spencer is very Professional . I was very comfortable talking with him about my medical issues and concerns.

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Disclosures

Drew A. Spencer, MD reported no external professional relationships for calendar year 2021.

External Professional Relationships

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