Biography & Education

Biography
I like to partner with my patients to help them make decisions about their health care. By using current research that applies to the situation my patients can have the best information to make those decisions. Our office offers multiple options for alternative medicine providers who work as a team with me to provide my patients the best comprehensive care.
Specialties
  • Family Medicine w/Obstetrics
  • Pediatric Family Medicine
  • Primary Care
Education Background
Medical School: University of Louisville School of Medicine
Residency: Swedish Family Medicine
Languages
  • English

Care Locations

751 N.E. Blakely Dr.
Issaquah, WA 98209
Swedish Issaquah Primary Care
751 N.E. Blakely Dr. 5th Floor
Issaquah 98029
Fax 425-394-0757
Accepting Medicaid

Publications

Specialties

Specialties
  • Family Medicine w/Obstetrics
  • Pediatric Family Medicine
  • Primary Care
Services Provided
Clinical Interests
  • Abnormal Pap Smears
  • Abnormal Skin Growths/Benign
  • Acne
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Adult Medicine
  • Allergy
  • Anxiety
  • Asthma
  • Birth Control
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cholesterol Management
  • Cryotherapy
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatology
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes Complications/Mgmt.
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Ear Infections
  • Eczema
  • Electrocardiography (EKG)
  • Evidence-Based Health Care
  • Family Centered Birthing
  • Family Planning
  • Family Practice
  • Fevers
  • Food Allergies
  • Gay and Lesbian Medicine
  • General Practice
  • Gynecology
  • Headaches
  • Health Maintenance
  • Health Promotion
  • High Blood Pressure
  • Hypercholesterolemia
  • Infant Care
  • Irregular Periods
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • IUD Insertion
  • Lactation
  • Low-Risk Childbirth
  • Maternal-Child Issues
  • Medication Management
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Migraines
  • Mole Removal
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries
  • Natural Family Planning
  • Newborn Care
  • Obstetrics
  • Pediatric Allergy
  • Pediatric Care
  • Pediatric Exams
  • Pediatric GYN
  • Plantars Warts
  • Post-Menopause
  • Pre-Menstrual Syndrome
  • Primary Care
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Spirometry
  • Sprains
  • Strep/Rapid Strep
  • Stress and Anxiety
  • Swedish Issaquah Primary Care
  • Teen Pregnancy
  • Well Child Care
  • Women's Health
  • Wound Care

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.8 out of 5 (127 Ratings, 15 Comments)

100

04/22/2015
YES, we even discussed my recent cataract surgery and the need for me to have annual eye checks with my ophthalmologist. She always demonstrates that she cares for me a whole person. [...]
Swedish Patient
100

04/22/2015
There is a quality spectrum for physicians that spans from uncaring and clinical to almost like a member of your family. Dr. Spence is at the later end.
Swedish Patient
100

04/09/2015
I liked the fact that the provider was not just focused on the symptoms and suggesting medication right away as the first option but tried to gain an overall picture to suggest possible alternatives.
Swedish Patient
100

01/27/2015
Dr. Spence is fabulous!
Swedish Patient
 

01/27/2015
From the moment she stepped in, I felt I was seen as the stupid kid [...] She used a sarcastic tone and language implying that I did not do my research and did not fully listen to my answer before passing judgement. I make choices in my life for a reason and after much contemplation. She did not give me the time of day to make this clear to her. Very rude, unprofessional, and unkind. I will never see this woman again and will be sure not to recommend her to anyone else.
Swedish Patient
100

01/18/2015
I brag about how good my Dr. is whenever anyone complains about their Dr. and I'm grateful to have such great care. I live in Bothell and drive to Issaquah just so my kids and myself can be cared for by Dr. Spence. I'm pretty sure that sums it up.
Swedish Patient
100

01/14/2015
Dr Spence and her staff [...] are fabulous. I trust them explicitly. They are always there to answer my questions and I highly recommend them.
Swedish Patient
100

01/14/2015
Dr. Spence and her staff are superior in every respect.
Swedish Patient
100

12/25/2014
She's the best!
Swedish Patient
100

12/14/2014
Dr. Spence is wonderful and highly knowledgeable. I feel very lucky to have her as our primary physician. I did not get a call back for test results, but was notified when they were available on MyChart. I very much prefer MyChart to a phone call and this was great response time for me.
Swedish Patient
100

11/02/2014
We travel 25 miles from home to see Dr. Spence. She is well worth the trip. Excellent in every way.
Swedish Patient
100

10/07/2014
My wife just passed away after a long battle with [...]. Dr. Spence and her staff have been extremely compassionate and helpful providing an incredible level of support.
Swedish Patient
100

09/17/2014
Dr. Spence is so caring and wonderful. She gives clear, direct information and explanations I am so thankful she is my doctor and have full confidence in the care I received from her.
Swedish Patient
100

09/14/2014
I never feel rushed with either my physician or other specialists (sports med) we've had for our families. It always amazes me they take time to answer my questions and yet are always on time. Please, please, yield to their needs as incredible doctors - we love the care now and do not want to see it compromised by - well, you're doing super great now, let's see if you can be super great with less time and more paperwork - that would be a bummer for patients.
Swedish Patient
100

07/29/2014
Dr. Spence is a great doctor. I am very pleased with her - she always has my son's best interest at heart.
Swedish Patient