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Spencer John N Md - 7 Reviews - 12741 Research Blvd Ste 303, Austin, TX - Surgeon Reviews - Phone (512) 918-8404

Spencer John N Md

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12741 Research Blvd Ste 303
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John Spenser was one of the most caring, empathetic people I have ever known. I was lucky enough to be his patient for several years and it was with great distress that I found h...

Worst

Feel Doctor did not exhaust all means to diagnose properly in a timely manner. Patient had to seek annother Doctor and received help within 3-4 months versus 3 and a half year...

died in 2011 1/10/2012

John Spenser was one of the most caring, empathetic people I have ever known. I was lucky enough to be his patient for several years and it was with great distress that I found he had died in june of 2011. he will be greatly missed. more

Intelligent, Intuitive, Compassionate, and Caring! 2/25/2011

I was a patient of Dr. Spencer for almost the entire time i lived in Austin, approximately 7 years. It would be easy for me to go on and on about how truly unique and wonderful a doctor he is, but i think it suffices for me to say that he saved my life by not only his clinical knowledge but his extreme humanity and compassion towards a suffering soul. I could not have emotionally been kept afloat without his encouragement, listening, and most of all, intuitive connection. Renee, his office mgr, is impeccable as his assistant, not to mention her always cheerful demeanor and smile. I relocated to another state recently, but i must say i miss them both as not only professionals but cherished friends. I think the only ""weakness"" Dr. Spencer has is that he cares too much. Go pay him a visit if u need an exceptional doctor and assistant. more

Trustworthy and Caring Psychiatrist 2/15/2011

As of this January, I have been a patient of Dr. Spencer for four years. *As a caveat, I see doctors for other health issues and I realize each person's experience is different with a particular doctor. I am not arguing that, I'm simply noting the experience I've had.* When I began seeing him, I had actually spent two years with a psychiatrist that had overmedicated me. Dr. Spencer helped fix my medicine. Before you even see Dr. Spencer you fill out what seem to be a mountain of forms. But, in those forms you get to explain in whatever terms you'd like your problems, as you see them. You get to explain about your family, your current life, etc. Dr. Spencer requests that you send in those forms prior to your visit, which means that even before you get there- he knows some about your life and your areas of concern. Dr. Spencer is not a doctor that's going to give you a hug as you walk in the door, but he has always been friendly and kind. Dr. Spencer nods his head a lot and is constantly jotting things down- it's not really un-personable when you realize at your next visit that he can tell you every detail of your last visit. I've been depressed, crying, angry and even slightly manic and he's always treated me kindly and with respect. When I've been doing well and have been excited, Dr. Spencer has noticeably shared that excitement. When you're there, you review your medicine and what's going on in your life. You can tell him what's working, what's not working, triggers or bring a friend/relative/spouse with you to explain your recent activities or behavior. If I've had to change medicines, we've always worked out how to step it down carefully. I also have other health problems that require medicine that may interact or conflict with the medicine I am prescribed. I am able to leave a message with Renee at the front and get a rapid (for a doctor that has a great deal of patients) response as to whether or not this medicine will work or a suggestion as to another possibility. Dr. Spencer's office has been terrific about working with my other doctors' offices. The waiting room/reception situation is unusual- you walk in and basically sit down on a couch or chairs in front of you. There's a reception window, but you can usually just sit down (regular patient or new) and Renee (office administrator/receptionist) will ask for you to come up to see her if there are any pre-visit things to take care of. When you leave, you go see Renee at the window and pay for your visit and schedule your next. Renee is great at what she does- she calls you to remind you of your appointments, takes care of medicine refills, reschedules, etc. She is also friendly when dealing with your mistakes. When I have needed to change medicines, I have been frustrated because I have had to go in versus changing it just because I think it will work, only to realize that I go to Dr. Spencer because of choices he makes and his responsibility he feels for my health. more

Drug dealer doctor. 1/31/2011

He has turned my friend into a drug addict. She has multiple diagnosis and he just prescribes more and more drugs. She has stopped breathing twice, and passed out from combining Ambien, Seraquel, Valium, and Soma. He does nothing to help her manage her anxiety. I have told him about the almost over doses and he does nothing. Do not go to this doctor. more

Doesn't care about his patients 11/16/2010

I have lived in several cities over the years and have had several different doctors. Admitly I am not an easy patient but Dr Spencer is the most uncaring doctor I have ever had in my life. For four years he sat as far away from me as he could get and in four years I got worse. I thought he said things that were not in best interested and then claimed he didn't remember saying them. I would not recommend him to my worse enemy. more

Easy experience 12/9/2006

I found the receptionist to be very helpful and easy to deal with. Pros: Service, Quality of Care, Transparency Cons: Office a little hard to find more

DIAGNOSIS 5/8/2006

Feel Doctor did not exhaust all means to diagnose properly in a timely manner. Patient had to seek annother Doctor and received help within 3-4 months versus 3 and a half years! more
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    Mon. - Fri. 9am - 5pm;Sat. - Sun. CLOSED
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  • Neighborhoods:

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