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Spencer Root, MD

Dr. Root is a gastroenterologist in Puget Sound region. He is affiliated with St Joseph Medical Center and 3 more hospitals.
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433 doctors
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433 doctors
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216 doctors
Dr. Root saw more digestive tract conditions patients than 95% of similar doctors in Puget Sound region in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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66 doctors
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65 doctors
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Dr. Root saw more benign polyps patients than 95% of similar doctors in Puget Sound region in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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39 doctors
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39 doctors
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19 doctors
Dr. Root saw more colon polyps patients than 95% of similar doctors in Puget Sound region in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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28 doctors
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28 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Root saw more diverticulosis patients than 95% of similar doctors in Puget Sound region in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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19 doctors
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19 doctors
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9 doctors
Dr. Root saw more indigestion patients than 95% of similar doctors in Puget Sound region in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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498 doctors
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498 doctors
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248 doctors
Dr. Root saw more pain patients than 85% of similar doctors in Puget Sound region in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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204 doctors
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204 doctors
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Dr. Root saw more liver condition patients than 95% of similar doctors in Puget Sound region in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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158 doctors
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158 doctors
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79 doctors
Dr. Root saw more diarrhea patients than 95% of similar doctors in Puget Sound region in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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222 doctors
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222 doctors
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111 doctors
Dr. Root saw more acid reflux patients than 95% of similar doctors in Puget Sound region in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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90 doctors
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91 doctors
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45 doctors
Dr. Root saw more hepatitis patients than 95% of similar doctors in Puget Sound region in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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127 doctors
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126 doctors
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63 doctors
Dr. Root saw more inflammatory bowel disease (IBD) patients than 95% of similar doctors in Puget Sound region in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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49 doctors
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50 doctors
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24 doctors
Dr. Root saw more hepatitis C patients than 95% of similar doctors in Puget Sound region in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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149 doctors
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150 doctors
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74 doctors
Dr. Root saw more hemorrhage patients than 95% of similar doctors in Puget Sound region in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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274 doctors
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274 doctors
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137 doctors
Dr. Root saw more anemia patients than 85% of similar doctors in Puget Sound region in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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4 doctors
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4 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Root saw more delayed gastric emptying (gastroparesis) patients than 95% of similar doctors in Puget Sound region in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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1 doctor
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2 doctors
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Dr. Root saw autoimmune hepatitis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Puget Sound region. Learn more.
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46 doctors
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45 doctors
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22 doctors
Dr. Root saw more ulcerative colitis (UC) patients than 95% of similar doctors in Puget Sound region in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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180 doctors
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180 doctors
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89 doctors
Dr. Root saw more constipation patients than 95% of similar doctors in Puget Sound region in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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41 doctors
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40 doctors
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20 doctors
Dr. Root saw more gas patients than 95% of similar doctors in Puget Sound region in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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33 doctors
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32 doctors
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16 doctors
Dr. Root saw more irritable bowel syndrome (IBS) patients than 95% of similar doctors in Puget Sound region in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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7 doctors
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7 doctors
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3 doctors
Dr. Root saw anal fissure patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Puget Sound region. Learn more.
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28 doctors
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27 doctors
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13 doctors
Dr. Root saw more cirrhosis patients than 85% of similar doctors in Puget Sound region in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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6 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Root saw hepatic encephalopathy patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Puget Sound region. Learn more.
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29 doctors
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28 doctors
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14 doctors
Dr. Root saw more colon cancer patients than 75% of similar doctors in Puget Sound region in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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6 doctors
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6 doctors
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2 doctors
Dr. Root saw cholestasis patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Puget Sound region. Learn more.
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134 doctors
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134 doctors
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67 doctors
Dr. Root saw more gastroenteritis patients than 85% of similar doctors in Puget Sound region in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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425 doctors
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424 doctors
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212 doctors
Dr. Root saw vascular disease patients in 2014–2018, but we couldn’t determine whether he was a top doctor for the condition in Puget Sound region. Learn more.

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233 doctors
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234 doctors
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116 doctors
Dr. Root saw more peripheral vascular disease (PVD) patients than 85% of similar doctors in Puget Sound region in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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43 doctors
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43 doctors
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Dr. Root saw more non-alcoholic liver disease patients than 85% of similar doctors in Puget Sound region in 2014–2018. Learn more.
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29 doctors
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29 doctors
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Dr. Root saw more Crohn's disease patients than 85% of similar doctors in Puget Sound region in 2014–2018. Learn more.

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Cost estimates

These ranges are network rate estimates across all the insurance plans that Dr. Root accepts.

Note: These are just estimates. We advise verifying the exact costs with your provider.

Anoscopy $107 – 516
Colonoscopy (screening) $760 – 3,507
Sigmoidoscopy $299 – 1,369
Upper endoscopy $1,629 – 3,686

Amino’s cost estimates are estimates of the total amount that you and your health insurance company might pay for a procedure—this is what we call the “network rate”. Our cost estimates can help you prepare for the financial impact of medical care and help you make more confident decisions about where to get treated.

Locations

Dr. Root sees patients and can be reached at the following location.

Franciscan Digestive Care Associates - Tacoma
1112 6th Ave
Tacoma, WA 98405
2,296 miles away
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  • Korean

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Credentials
  • Uniformed Services University of the Health Sciences F. Edward Hebert School of Medicine
    MEDICAL EDUCATION, 1985
  • Fitzsimmons Army Medical Center--Denver
    FELLOWSHIP
  • Letterman Army Medical Center--Presidio
    RESIDENCY

Hospital affiliations

Dr. Root is able to admit and treat patients at the following hospitals.

  • St Joseph Medical Center
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    Hospital safety grade (Spring 2017)
  • St Anthony Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available
  • St Clare Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available
  • St Francis Hospital
    Hospital safety grade not available

Insurance accepted

Always check coverage with your doctor’s office.

  • Aetna
  • Anthem
  • Arkansas Blue Cross and Blue Shield
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Avera
  • Baptist Health Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Arizona
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Alabama
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Florida
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Illinois
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Kansas City
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Minnesota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Mississippi
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Montana
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Nebraska
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of New Mexico
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of North Dakota
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Rhode Island
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Texas
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Vermont
  • Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Wyoming
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Blue Shield of California
  • BlueCross BlueShield of South Carolina
  • BlueCross BlueShield of Tennessee
  • CareFirst BlueCross BlueShield
  • Cigna
  • Community Health Options
  • CommunityCare
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Cross and Blue Shield of North Carolina
  • EmblemHealth
  • Evergreen Health Cooperative
  • Fallon Health
  • First Choice Health
  • FirstCare Health Plans
  • FrontPath Health Coalition
  • GlobalHealth
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Group Health Cooperative of South Central Wisconsin
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Hawaii Medical Assurance Association
  • Hawaii Medical Service Association
  • Health Alliance
  • Health Alliance Plan of Michigan
  • Health Net
  • HealthCare Partners
  • HealthNow New York
  • HealthPartners
  • HealthPlus
  • HealthSCOPE Benefits
  • HealthSmart
  • Heritage Provider Network
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Hometown Health
  • Horizon Blue Cross Blue Shield of New Jersey
  • Humana
  • Independence Blue Cross AmeriHealth
  • Independent Health
  • Indiana University Health Plan
  • Lifetime Healthcare
  • MVP Health Care
  • MagnaCare
  • Mayo Clinic Health Solutions
  • MedCost
  • Medica
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • Medicare
  • Meritain Health
  • Midlands Choice
  • Moda Health
  • MultiPlan
  • Neighborhood Health Plan
  • Network Health Plan
  • Ohio PPO Connect
  • Optima Health
  • Oregons Health COOP
  • PacificSource
  • Paramount
  • Pomco
  • PreferredOne
  • Premera Blue Cross
  • Presbyterian Health Plan
  • Priority Health
  • Providence Health Plan
  • Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Rocky Mountain Health Plans
  • SelectHealth
  • SummaCare
  • TRICARE
  • The Health Plan
  • Tufts Health Plan
  • UPMC Health Plan
  • United Healthcare
  • Unity Health Insurance
  • ValueOptions
  • Vantage Health Plan
  • WPS Health Insurance
  • WellMed Medical Management
  • Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield