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Roderick C. Spears, MD

Roderick C. Spears, MD Physician

Dr. Spears is employed by Penn Medicine.

About Dr. Roderick C. Spears

Recognized in Philadelphia magazine's annual Top Docs issue for 2017

Patient Satisfaction Ratings

Patient Rating Breakdown

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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Clinical Specialties

Specialty:

  • Neurology

Programs & Centers:

Board Certification:

  • Neurology, 2010

Additional Certification:

  • Headache Medicine, United Council of Neurologic Subspecialties, 2010

Clinical Expertise:

  • BOTOX Therapy
  • Facial Pain
  • Head Injury
  • Headache
  • Migraine
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Trigger Point Joint Injections
  • Undiagnosed Headache
  • Undiagnosed Neck Pain

Description of Clinical Expertise

Headache Medicine

Headache and Facial Pain Medical Management including during pregnancy
Botox injections for Migraine
Occipital Nerve blocks and Trigger Point injections
Infusions for Headache

Practice Locations and Appointments

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna US Healthcare
  • Cigna
  • Cigna HealthSpring
  • CVS Health
  • Devon Health Services (Americare)
  • Gateway Health Plan
  • Geisinger Health Plan
  • HealthAmerica / HealthAssurance, a Coventry Plan
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPartners Medicare
  • HealthSmart
  • Highmark Blue Shield
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana / Choicecare
  • Independence Blue Cross (Keystone East)
  • Intergroup
  • Keystone First
  • Keystone First Medicare
  • Multiplan
  • NJ Medicaid
  • NJ Qualcare
  • Oxford Health Plan
  • PA Medicaid
  • PA Medicare
  • Preferred Health Care/LGH
  • Rail Road Medicare / Palmetto GBA
  • Remedy Partners at Penn Medicine
  • Tricare
  • United Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthcare Community Plan
  • US Family Health Plan

Education and Training

Medical School: Wayne State University School of Medicine
Residency: Akron General Medical Center
Residency: Albert Einstein - Montefiore Medical Center
Fellowship: Saint Luke's-Roosevelt Hospital Center

Memberships

American Academy of Neurology, International American Headache Society, National International Headache Society, International

Hospital Affiliation

Dr. Spears is employed by Penn Medicine.

Hospital Privileges:

  • Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania: Has privileges to treat patients in the hospital.

Research

Selected Publications:

Ilene Raymond Rush: Migraines Plague Millions, Especially Women – Now There’s New Hope Philadelphia Inquirer/Philly.com : 2017.

Alaina Tedesco: Novel Agent prevents Chronic Migraine in trial. Healio.com : 2017.

Spears Roderick C: Low-pressure/spinal fluid leak headache. Current pain and headache reports 18 (6): 425,2014.

Spears Roderick C: Is gabapentin an effective treatment choice for hemicrania continua? The journal of headache and pain 10 (4): 271-5,2009.

Tepper Stewart J, Spears Roderick C: Acute treatment of migraine. Neurologic clinics 27 (2): 417-27,2009.

Spears Roderick C: Efficacy of botulinum toxin type A in new daily persistent headache. The journal of headache and pain 9 (6): 405-6,2008.

Stillman Mark, Spears Roderick: Endocrinology of cluster headache: potential for therapeutic manipulation. Current pain and headache reports 12 (2): 138-44,2008.

Spears Roderick C, Ifthikharuddin Sarah: New-onset headache from cerebral venous thrombosis. Headache 47 (2): 275-6,2007.

Spears Roderick C: Carotidynia in a 57-year-old man. Headache 46 (4): 676-7,2006.

Spears Roderick C: Hemicrania continua: a case in which a patient experienced complete relief on melatonin. Headache 46 (3): 524-7,2006.

Academic Contact Info

Penn Medicine Valley Forge
1001 Chesterbrook Blvd.

Berwyn, PA 19312
Phone: (610) 576-7700
Patient appointments: 800-789-7366 (PENN)