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150 E Sonterra Blvd Ste 200, San Antonio, TX 78258, USA


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Dr. Robert Spears

San Antonio, TX


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AARP, ACE , AIG, APWU, Adventist Health, Aetna, Amerigroup, AmeriHealth, American Republic Insurance Company, Anthem, Blue Cross Blue Shield, Assurant, AvMED, Beech, BEST Life and Health Insurance Company, Champva, Care Improvement Plus, CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield, United Healthcare, Cigna, CompBenefits, Consolidated Health Plans, First Choice, First Health, Freedom Health, Galaxy Health, Group Health Cooperative, Guardian, Health Choice, HealthNet, HealthPartners, Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield, Highmark Blue Shield, Humana, Liberty Mutual, MVP Health Care, Mail Handlers Benefit Plan, Medicaid, Medicare, Mercy Care, Metropolitan Health Plan, Moda Health, Molina Healthcare, OneNet PPO, Oxford, POMCO, Preferred Care Partners, PreferredOne, Sierra Health and Life, Superior HealthPlan, Tricare, Tufts Health Plan, UPMC Health Plan, Workers' Compensation

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Voro score

81% recommended

86 out of 106 patients recommend this doctor after their visit.

Other reviews

Zocdoc

4.6(106)

Approach

: A native of Louisiana, Dr. Spears graduated from Louisiana State University and is a magna cum laude graduate of Louisiana StateUniversity Health Science Center at Shreveport. Dr. Spears received his Otolaryngology residency training at the Medical College of Georgia and is Board Certified. Upon completion of residency, he joined the practice in 1995. He is a Fellow of the American College of Surgery. Dr. Spears is a Clinical Assistant Professor of Otolaryngology at the University of Texas Health Science Center in San Antonio. He sees patient at our North Central and Southwest locations. Dr. Spears sees adults and children for general ENT issues.

Biography

Educations

Louisiana State University, Shreveport, MD

Certifications

Otolaryngology

Trainings

Augusta University (residency)

Wait time

Patients typically wait less than 15 minutes before being seen.

Bedside manner

Patients say this doctor has excellent bedside manner.

Reviews (106)
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Neil D.Mar 19
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Spears is very knowledgeable, straightforward, and thorough. He addressed all my concerns and went beyond just my initial complaints to make sure that he investigated all possible causes of my symptoms which left me feeling optimistic about my course of treatment. I’ve had several ENT docs over the years and Dr. Spears is at the top of my list of ENTs to recommend.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He is on point, direct, and friendly. His staff is great, too!
Laura D.Nov 17
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. SPEARS IS THE BEST DOCTOR I HAVE EVER HAD. VERY NICE AND HE KNOWS MEDICINE VERY WELL. NO WAIT TIME. NICE STAFF. DON'T WASTE YOUR TIME AT THOSE ER WALK IN PLACES. HE CLEARED SINUS AND CHEST CONGESTION IN 1 DAY.
Joshua J.Sep 19
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I highly recommend Dr. Spears to other patients. We received excellent service from the moment we checked in to discharge
Mary G.Sep 13
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He was very informative and very professional I would highly recommend him
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great doctor to take your children to. My daughter was amused with Dr Spears.
AnonymousMar 10
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: More than 30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Doctor and Staff were wonderful!!
Debra M.Jan 18
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He is straight to the point
Diana C.Oct 26
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great doctor! Office staff was very polite and professional.
Fred C.Sep 22
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Awesome ! Need more doctors with sense of urgency he had and the character
Chance F.Aug 31
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very pleasant. Blunt and straight to the point which is what I like. Great personality. I think we'll get along just fine for the foreseeable future.
Laura C.Aug 18
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Everyone in the office was very nice and professional. We were seen right away after filling out our forms. My daughter went in for a thorough ear cleaning. They procedure didn't take long. Everything was explained. We went ahead and did her hearing test as well. Again everything was explained. There was ample opportunity to ask questions. The check-out process was very quick as well. I think we were in and out in less than an hour.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He is very passionate about his work and LSU
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I always enjoy my visit with Dr. Spears. He is caring and he always listens to you concerns and of course he is very polite and happy!
AnonymousJun 22
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: More than 1 hour
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?Over a two hour wait while hearing the lady in the next room and the doctor having a rather loud discussion about whether she was just imagining her symptoms. Nurse for the visit had to redo my tests three times because she wasn't paying attention/was in a hurry to get to lunch. Unlikely to return.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Excellent. Great love him
Aly A.Sep 30
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?Very professional and has a great sense of humor. Made me feel at ease when he took the time to explain things and promised not to sugar coat anything. Wish the wait to see him wasn't so long.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: More than 30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He's fun, bluntly spoken and seeming honest. He apologized for prior staff who, three years prior, recommended hearing aids which he said I may not need at all. Additional testing to be done.
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: More than 30 minutes
Bedside manner: Awful

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Spears didn't listen. (This is just my personal experience with him. Other patients may think otherwise.) First thing he does walking into the exam room is touch my bra strap, mentioning football colors. But that didn't offend me nearly as much as how proud he was to proclaim that he doesn't apologize for his unprofessional personality and he doesn't care how it affects patients. he said that's just who he is so too bad. The battery on his scope went out just as he starts to examine me. He doesn't bother to fix it or recheck and says, "oh well it's good enough. I saw enough." Maybe he did see enough. But maybe not. Why not respect the 1 1/2 hours I waited and be certain and talk me through why he did what he did instead of harass me into a scary(for me) treatment. If I had any signal that he was listening I may have trusted him and been receptive. His diagnoses could be perfect but how can I put myself through that again?
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very Nice and wanting to help find a good plan for my horrible sinus condition... He's very Happy :)
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: More than 30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Really long wait time, but other than that he's a really good doctor. He has a great sense of humor and is well educated in his field, he definitely knows what he's talking about. If you're willing to wait for his services it's worth it.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: More than 30 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?The staff talked loudly about inappropriate things. The wait was awful. Almost an hour and a half. This was at the South New Braunfels office @ City Base.
Norma W.Mar 31
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very down to earth person, made me smile . And took care of my health.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Spears makes you feel comfortable at what he is explaining
Lisa P.Mar 14
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Enjoyed his colorful personality. He seemed genuine about helping me feeling better. He can relate to people and makes you feel comfortable from the get go.
 Isn't sure about this doctor
Wait time: More than 1 hour
Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?After waiting over an hour in waiting room, a medical assistant brought us back to the pre exam room, asked lots of questions, got my daughter's history, etc. Then back to the waiting room for another long wait. By the time we saw Dr. Spears, it was late (after 5; her appt was at 3). He introduced himself and right away told us he's a "coon ass", country boy, hoped he didn't offend us, etc. Would NOT let my daughter complete a thought before interrupting her, talking over her. He needs to listen to his patients and not talk over them.
Daniel G.Feb 12
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?A very good doctor makes you feel very comfortable
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr Spears is an amazing doctor. He took his time to answer each and every one of my questions. I was so nervous about having my tonsils removed, but he assured me everything would be okay, made me laugh, and joked. He treated me like a friend and made me feel welcomed, and I was no longer anxious. I'll never go to another ENT. I'll be taking my son to see him soon. Good doctors are hard to come by. Dr Spears is easily likable.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: More than 1 hour
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?To LONG wait time.
Beth G.Oct 22
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He was very professional and helped with my hearing loss. I will refer him to others.
Rob S.Oct 9
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He was clear, detailed, and explained why he recommended the steps to come to accurately pinpoint my treatment. I left feeling confident that I am heading in the right direction to properly treat my specific symptoms.
Xavier S.Aug 10
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The physician was excellent and more physicians should aspire to be like him. His help is not up to par with his standards. My BP was taken and he was not even aware of it until I informed him because is was not on the records that he had with him. The person doing the hearing test put another person in the same room before I was finished with my exam. She was rushing like she just wanted to get me out of there but I also realize its busy and you need to get the patients in and out. That is the nature of the beast now a days. I will recommend this place to everyone because of Dr. Spears not the staff.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I absolutely love him!! He was so awesome with my son and he did not terrify him like most doctors!! :)
Lisa S.Jul 23
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Very nice and very funny...all the people there were great...would have liked a faster xray and next visit appt to speed up the process...but overall really liked everyone and would recommend highly!
Sean G.Jul 18
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He let me know options and made sure that I understood any procedure that may be an option for me.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Good

How was your experience with the doctor?I am very happy I have been taking my kids to him for a few years now
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?I enjoy seeing him for my 1 1/2 year old and she loves him as well as all of the nurses. Making appointments and scheduling surgeries are done quickly and efficiently. My daughter has been his patient for one year and we have never had any issues. I love how strait forward Dr. Spears is and the way he prepares parents for the worst so there are no shocks or false hope. He also never doubts a parent when they feel something is wrong. He gets answers!
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great doctor! Honest and made me feel comfortable. I would recommend a family or friend.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?It was really good
David H.Jul 16
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Spears was great. This website is worthless. I entered info to night before and Dr. doesn't use it.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: 15-30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great Doctor, very friendly and helpful!!!!!
Andrea R.Jul 15
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Right away
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?My medical condition was quickly diagnosed and it was thoroughly explained to me in plain language that I could understand and not in medical terms that I am not familiar with. I am very pleased.
Ognen D.Jun 18
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He was amazing!! I really liked him - you can ask him anything you want and he is very good about explaining things.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?exellent !!!
Monica E.Nov 18
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Satisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?very friendly & talkative =)
Rick Z.Sep 13
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Great doctor!!!
AnonymousJun 21
 Doesn't recommend this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Unsatisfactory

How was your experience with the doctor?Very abrupt and poor bedside manner. Overheard him screaming and cursing at someone in the next room. Totally did not feel comfortable with him potentially operating on my child. Seeking a new doctor ASAP.
Frank A.Jan 25
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: Less than 15 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?He is awesome! Super affordable and a really nice doctor.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: More than 30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?Dr. Spears was very hospitable and made me feel comfortable. He was informative and to the point. 2 thumbs up and 5 stars.
 Recommends this doctor
Wait time: More than 30 minutes
Bedside manner: Excellent

How was your experience with the doctor?The wait time was long but I appreciated all the time he spent with me once I was seen.