Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

103 Patient Ratings
35 Patient Comments

William Spiker, M.D.

Patient Rating:

4.7 out of 5

103 Patient Ratings
35 Patient Comments

Clinical Details

Phone Number Clinical Office Address
(801) 213-4500 South Jordan Health Center
5126 West Daybreak Parkway
South Jordan, UT 84009
Map
(801) 587-7100 University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108
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Bio

Dr. Spiker treats conditions of the neck and back such as disk herniations, spinal stenosis, cervical myelopathy and deformities of the spine. He believes in the thoughtful use of new technologies, including minimally invasive surgery and image-guided techniques. As an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Utah, he enjoys the benefits of working closely with non operative spine specialists and physical therapists to provide comprehensive care to his patients.

Dr. Spiker’s research interests include the treatment of cervical spine disorders, spine imaging techniques and the genetics of common spinal conditions. He has authored many peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on these and other related topics.

Dr. Spiker studied Biochemistry and History and The University of California at Santa Barbara and earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Utah and a dual Orthopaedic Spine and Neurosurgical Spine Fellowship at the Rothman Institute at Jefferson Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Instructor
Neurosurgery - Adjunct Instructor

Patient Ratings

The Patient Rating score is an average of all responses to care provider related questions on our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey.

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

Likelihood of recommending care provider
4.7
My confidence in care provider
4.7
Time care provider spent with me
4.6
Care provider spoke using clear language
4.8
Care provider's effort to include me in decisions
4.7
Care provider's concern for questions & worries
4.8
Care provider's explanation of condition/problem
4.7
Wait time at clinic
4.2
Care provider's friendliness and courtesy
4.8

Patient Comments

Patient comments are gathered from our Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey and displayed in their entirety. Patients are de-identified for confidentiality and patient privacy.

May 07, 2015

Dr. Spiker is wonderful. He truly seems concerned and interested in his patients.

May 05, 2015

Dr Spiker has AMAZING bedside manner and was very kind and patient with my questions. The resident made me feel a bit stupid as to my presenting concern and seemed rushed. The nurse provided incorrect medical information which implies she did not know my case when providing me feedback. I would recommend Dr. Spiker to anyone with back problems. The other two medical professionals I would not.

April 20, 2015

Doctor and nurse were well-prepared and knowledgable about my case. Review and recommendations were honest and insightful.

April 18, 2015

appreciated Dr. Spiker and his Fellow

March 04, 2015

When asked about my quick recovery, I tell everyone it is because I had such a great surgeon. Every experience I have had with my surgery and recovery was great. I have not complaints.

January 06, 2015

Dr. Spiker is a wonderful doctor. He has an excellent bed side manner and an excellent support staff. I would recommend him and the surgery to anyone who asked. He changed my life.

December 12, 2014

Providers at other institutions should be so good

October 17, 2014

Dr. Striker was very informative and seems to be quite knowledgeable in his field of medicine.

August 29, 2014

Reviewed the MRI which no previous doctor has ever done ..really appreciate being able to see and totally understand my back problems and the procedure which will be used to correct it.

August 06, 2014

Dr. Spiker is so great! I could not ask for a better doctor. He cares, he shows concern and he always includes me in the decision process. He's a wonderful doctor!

July 31, 2014

Dr. Spiker was thorough in exam, symptoms discussion, and realistic goals w surgery. time spent was excellent and I left w a comprehensive plan.

June 23, 2014

Real down to earth. Amazing is all I can say

June 04, 2014

good

May 26, 2014

Dr. Spiker is amazing!

May 19, 2014

Great people

May 09, 2014

Great Doctor

May 07, 2014

Dr. Spiker is a great doctor. He shows that he cares for his patients. I would recommend Dr. Spiker to anyone.

May 04, 2014

the doctor made me feel like he understood all my issues and really spelled out what his recommendation was and why. He had no problem answering all of the questions that were asked of him.

March 19, 2014

excellent

February 10, 2014

I really like him. He is thoughtful, caring and up to date.

February 03, 2014

This visit was to get a second opinion on a surgical procedure.

January 27, 2014

Given the amount of pain I've been experiencing between the last time I saw him to my apt. on Fri. I feel my doctor could have informed me sooner on the results of my MRI. I emailed him a couple of times & didn't hear back. Once we met up at my apt. he really took the time to listen & answer all my questions.

January 20, 2014

Dr. could not help with his problem. Suggested other kind of Dr. for his neck.

January 12, 2014

showed pictures to explain the problem which made it very easy to understand.

January 08, 2014

very good

December 23, 2013

Dr. Spiker is awesome. He always answer my questions & I can tell he really wants to make sure I get better. Since some of my symptoms have come back I know he's doing his best to help me figure out what's goin on. I am great full to have him as my doctor!

December 16, 2013

Dr. Spiker is a great doctor. He truly cares and takes his time to explain everything to me. I would recommend him to anyone.

December 16, 2013

I love Dr. Spiker! He's on time, friendly, humble and shows genuine concern for the patient. He spends sufficient time with you and is always willing to answer any questions. He gets an A++++ from me!

December 06, 2013

I have already recommended this and other U of Utah Orthopaedics providers to family and friends

November 25, 2013

Dr. Spiker is awesome! And I hope he always maintains the level of care he currently gives. Everytime I've seen Dr. Spiker, he has shown concern and sensitivity. From the first appointment, I had complete confidence in him and his ability.

November 25, 2013

Dr. Spiker and fellow were nice

November 13, 2013

no bad experiences. Delighted with the providers and facility.

November 12, 2013

I was afraid to come here as I have not had a good experience with surgeons in the past, but Dr. Spiker went above and beyond to help me and explain exactly what was happening to me. I am very grateful to have met him, I would most certainly recommend him to my friends and family for treatment. Thank you so much Dr. Spiker for your kindness and compassion you are by far the best doctor I have met.

November 11, 2013

Great

October 16, 2013

I found Dr. Anderson and Dr. Spiker top notch!

Academic Profile

Board Certification and Academic Information

Academic Departments Orthopaedics - Instructor
Neurosurgery - Adjunct Instructor

Academic Office Locations

Academic Office Phone Number Academic Office Address
(801) 587-5450 University Orthopaedic Center
590 Wakara Way
Salt Lake City, UT 84108

Academic Bio

Dr. Spiker is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Utah who specializes in the treatment of spinal disorders and traumatic orthopaedic injuries. He treats common spinal conditions of the neck and low back such as disk herniations, spinal stenosis, cervical myelopathy, cervical and lumbar deformities and shooting pains in the upper and lower extremities. Dr. Spiker believes in the thoughtful use of new technologies, including minimally invasive surgery and image-guided techniques.

Dr. Spiker’s research interests include the treatment of cervical spine disorders, spine imaging techniques and the genetics of common spinal conditions. He has authored many peer-reviewed publications and book chapters on these and other related topics.

Dr. Spiker studied Biochemistry and History and The University of California at Santa Barbara and earned his medical degree from the University of Southern California. He completed his residency in Orthopaedic Surgery at the University of Utah and a dual Orthopaedic Spine and Neurosurgical Spine Fellowship at the Rothman Institute at Jefferson Medical Center in Philadelphia, PA.

Education

Education History

Type School Degree
Postdoctoral Training Rothman Institute at Jefferson University
Orthopedic and Neurosurgical Spine Surgery
Postdoctoral Training
Residency University of Utah
Orthopedic Surgery
Resident
Professional Medical University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine
Medicine
M.D.
Undergraduate University of California at Santa Barbara
Biochemistry and History
B.S.

Publications

Selected Provider Publications

Journal Article

  1. Patel AA, Spiker WR, Daubs M, Brodke DS, Cannon-Albright LA (2012). Evidence of an inherited predisposition for cervical spondylotic myelopathy. Spine (Phila Pa 1976), 37(1), 26-9.
  2. Patel AA, Spiker WR, Daubs M, Brodke D, Cannon-Albright LA (2011). Evidence for an inherited predisposition to lumbar disc disease. J Bone Joint Surg Am, 93(3), 225-9.
  3. Spiker W, Patel A (In Press). Lumbar Disc Disease: All in the genes? International Journal of Clinical Rheumatology.

Book Chapter

  1. Spiker WR, Brodke DS (2013). Cervical Vertebrectomy and Plating. In Zdeblick TA, Albert TJ (Ed.), Master Techniques in Orthopaedic Surgery - The Spine (3rd, Chapter 4, pp. 49-63). Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins.
  2. Spiker W, Patel A (2013). Genetics of Disc Degeneration. In Basic Science of Spinal Disorders. Sharan and Vaccaro.
  3. Spiker W, Lawrence B (2011). Lumbar Disk Herniation. In Patel (Ed.), Spine Surgery Basics.
  4. Spiker W, Patel A (2010). Rheumatoid Arthritis of the Cervical Spine. In Vaccaro and Anderson (Ed.), Decision Making in Spinal Care (2). Thieme Medical Publishers, Incorporated.

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