Dr. Spencer joined the clinic to enjoy the small town feel, the variety of outdoor opportunities available in a local community and provide quality care. “I was looking for full-scope family practice medicine,” said Dr. Spencer, who graduated from the University of Wisconsin with a bachelor’s degree and his medical degree at the UW-School of Medicine and Public Health. He also completed his residency training in family medicine at Appleton Medical Center and St. Elizabeth Hospital.
Dr. Spencer enjoys all the opportunities available at ThedaCare Physicians-Waupaca, from regular clinic practice to obstetric care to the ability to do a variety of procedures like colonoscopies. “It’s nice to have that all in one facility,” he said. “There is good support between the hospital and clinic.”
The location of the clinic was also a big draw. He is from Marshfield and his wife is from Little Chute so it is nice to have family close by.
Dr. Spencer enjoys working with his patients. “I like following people through all different stages in life,” he said.
He finds it much easier to focus on the whole person, not one part. “Family medicine was an option to give me the ability to do all of it,” said Dr. Spencer.
His philosophy of care is to look at the whole picture of the patient. “I like to get into a couple areas of how different factors in their life can affect their health,” said Dr. Spencer. “I also really try to have patients make their own medical decisions. It takes a little more time but I like to have my patients well informed.”
He said working in the Waupaca clinic has been an easy transition. “It’s everything I’ve expected it to be and more,” he said. “A lot of people have made that transition easy for me. The colleagues I have to work with have been very receptive and open. They are really good about making sure I have everything I need and can answer my questions.” Dr. Spencer enjoys many outdoor activities, which he said help connect him with patients. “I can talk about a variety of subjects,” he said.