David C. Spencer M.D.

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Faculty profile
  • Director, Comprehensive Epilepsy Center

Professor of Neurology School of Medicine

Accepting new patients

4.8 out of 5 (102 Ratings, 30 Comments)


  • Neurology

Special focus on

  • Epilepsy
  • Residency:

    • Stanford University, Stanford
  • Fellowship:

    • Epilepsy-Stanford University, Stanford


Dr. Spencer is pleased to see patients for consult but is not taking new patients for ongoing care. Dr. Spencer's clinical areas of interest are treatment of seizure disorders/epilepsy and video EEG monitoring. The professor of neurology received his medical degree in 1993 from the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He underwent his residency training and epilepsy fellowship at Stanford University in Stanford, CA.


  • English

Memberships and associations

  • Fellow of American Academy of Neurology

Patient Ratings

4.8 out of 5 (102 Ratings, 30 Comments)

The patient ratings score is an average of all responses to the question "How likely would you be to recommend this provider to your family and friends (on a scale of 0 to 10)" on our nationally-recognized NRC patient surveys.

Patient Comments

  • Oct 25, 2019

    Great experience !

  • Aug 16, 2019

    Dr. Spencer is calm, knowledgeable, attentive, and reliable and has my highest respect. Did not have to wait past the appointment time; got free parking.

  • Aug 09, 2019

    It was a basic appointment. The interview was polite. I did not expect more.

  • Jul 29, 2019

    We always have the best experience with Dr. Spencer. We've seen him for several years.

  • Jul 26, 2019

    Dr. Spencer fit us into his schedule after our son, had a more serious seizure. Dr. Spencer is always very attentive to his needs and ours. Dr. Spencer listens carefully and follows up with a plan for improving care.

  • Jun 28, 2019

    I believe Dr. David Spencer is awesome. He is the best doctor I have ever seen. I would recommend him to anybody that has a neurological problems. He is a awesome doctor and extremely caring and nice and very understanding.

  • Jun 16, 2019

    Dr. Spencer took the time to really listen to my concerns and respond to my questions. I have seen several neurologists in the past, Dr. Spencer was definitely the most responsive and helpful.

  • May 19, 2019

    Dr. Spencer is an amazing neurologist and I trust him with my life.

  • May 04, 2019

    Usually very friendly and caring. If something is not working for me he will look at other options to try and treat my condition. Both with are reassuring.

  • Apr 22, 2019

    [Name] was a, or is a very critical point in my physical health. Dr. David Spencer was incredibly knowledgeable in his profession, but even more important, a listener. He listened and asked questions that were pertinent to helping me get the best help I can get, so we definitely recommend him. Both my wife and I were very impressed with his bedside manner and the time that he took to explain things in a way that we could understand.

  • Apr 08, 2019

    Dr. Spencer's the best doctor that I've ever had and I get the feeling he always cares about me and always wants to know what's going on. And he follows me regularly on mychart, which is wonderful.

  • Apr 06, 2019

    He spends ample time and discusses a range of options for treatment. I never feel like I'm being rushed through the appointment.

  • Mar 22, 2019

    Dr Spencer is a good Doctor...Also had Dexa...it’s in a weird location but okay..people at front are nice...

  • Mar 18, 2019

    Really quick, probably not enough time for one minute. But anyways, I really appreciate Dr. Spencer's bed side manner, he's very attentive to listening to my concerns and gives really good feedback so that when I leave the appointment, I feel much more encouraged about my medical situation and the plans going forward. So as far as a caregiver he's exceptional and as far as thinking things through and coming up with the best solution and plan he's exceptional in that respect as well and has been in the past. So I really appreciate his support. So I guess I mean, it's probably almost up, so. Thank you.

  • Jan 21, 2019

    As always, very professional, and knowledgeable.

  • Jan 20, 2019

    Very great personal Doctor. Even had my family come put to talk with him from Iowa. Went VERY WELL. Thank you

  • Jan 20, 2019

    He is always very calm and thorough, and he always makes me feel at ease, and one thing about - because this is a teaching hospital. he's very considerate and asks before bringing in an additional person, a doctor for instance, that is learning, and he'll always ask permission and make sure it's alright with us, and is very just kind and considerate with us and I just, I really admire that in him and he is - always remembers everything about us and talks to both myself and my husband.

  • Dec 22, 2018

    Dr. Spencer was very knowledgeable and kind. He explained things thoroughly and answered any questions I had. I had a good experience with him.

  • Dec 08, 2018

    I felt like this provider was really great. He gave us all of his time. He spent an hour and a half with us. It was very thorough and I felt like we got a lot of information from him about what our experience was going to be and what he was going to tell us. And I felt like it was really great.

  • Nov 30, 2018

    Yeah, I just wanted to make mention that Dr. Spencer is very professional. He definitely knows his stuff and additionally very attentive to the patients, me being the patient. Able to listen, good listener, and also just really has a good understanding again of all the facets of the neurological issues that I'm going through, and really comes up with some great solutions. So after my last appointment, it was just a really satisfying appointment. Went the extra mile to to teach me some things, and well here I am feeling a lot better. Thanks.

  • Oct 29, 2018

    He is a very good provider. He... I have seizures and he has put the neuro pace... he's got the neuro pace in my head and he's taking care of it. He's one of my good neurologists. Thank you very much.

  • Oct 21, 2018

    As always: thorough, probing, friendly, patient, respectful.

  • Aug 31, 2018

    I appreciated Dr. Spencer's time, attention and thoroughness. He listened very closely to my concerns and addressed all of my many questions.

  • Aug 19, 2018

    It was a very good visit Dr. Spencer was attentive to any questions or concerns I had I appreciated his bedside manner his ability to meet me at my level with regards to the overall experience I've been having away from the office so very personable very professional and also very knowledgeable as far as his occupation goes i figure i want to pass that along thank you.

  • Aug 15, 2018

    It was great, they doctors actually talk to me and were not out to push more pills down my throat. Bend Oregon's doctors suck. I am greatly to have come to OHSU.

  • Aug 11, 2018

    The best doctor in the world.

  • Aug 10, 2018

    Talked about everything plus more it felt like.

  • Jul 31, 2018

    Very friendly and wiling to help with any medical attention that is needed to get me better.

  • Jul 15, 2018

    Yes, I had a very good experience at OHSU. I was able to get parking easily for free. I was able to get to my appointment early and be seen on time. Dr. Spencer and the medical assistant were both excellent. Dr. Spencer I've seen before and have really enjoyed my interaction with him. I'll be coming back in 6 months and expect I will get somewhat high quality service. Thank you.

  • Jul 14, 2018

    He is very thorough. He takes his time with his patients. And he listens. And he is very personable. And he always knows what's going on and is very concerned and shows compassion.

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