Dr. Spencer: Your Personal Doctor, Online



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I will soon be accepting a limited number of patients online. You’ll get my dedicated personal attention. The attention you deserve from your doctor. The time to ask questions, be heard, and feel comfortable.

Securely text me anytime for a quick answer. Appointments over phone and video chat. True preventative care tailored to your medical needs and lifestyle.

Let’s do this – reserve your spot now!


Who Am I?

Many of you know me on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram as the Doc Who Lifts. I’m a board-certified physician in both family medicine and obesity medicine. I’m an avid weight lifter, and I help my patients lose weight and stay healthy with weight lifting.

I grew up playing sports. In high school I was an all-American and won the state title in wrestling and was all-state in football. I went on to Michigan State University to play football and wrestle. I transferred to the University of North Carolina where I studied exercise physiology and did very well as a heavyweight.

I went on to earn my doctor of osteopathy degree from The Edward Via College of Osteopathic Medicine, Virginia Campus.

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Why Am I Doing This?

To provide better care for my patients.

Our healthcare system is broken. The typical primary care doctor has between 2,000 and 5,000 patients. Seriously. That’s not a typo. The average patient visit? 15 minutes. You find a doctor, make an appointment (sometimes several weeks out), drive to the doctor’s office, wait in the waiting room, wait in the exam room, finally see the doctor, have a short visit, leave, drive home. Hope that you’re billed fairly / correctly.

The moment the doctor sees you is the first moment he thinks about you.  And the moment you leave he stops thinking about you. Why? He needs to see about 30 patients per day to meet his quota / make a decent living.

And what if you have a follow-up question? What if you forgot to ask something? What if something happens a few days later?

I’m proud to be pioneering a completely new model of primary care.  With modern technology, I can focus on a limited number of patients, anywhere in the world, and provide really great care. I can be your health partner for the long-term, in the same way that you might have an accountant or financial advisor.

I’m starting by doing this myself personally, first for those that follow me online.  I thought you might appreciate the opportunity to reserve a spot before anyone else.  Next, I hope to expand this across the country with the participation of many other doctors.  I think we can realistically improve healthcare in this country in a way that is actually achievable today without massive healthcare reform. An improvement that would provide better care for most Americans: online anytime with the same doctor, in-person when you need it (via the current system of 15 minute appointments with a doctor that doesn’t know you, wasted time in waiting room, little follow up, frustration with health insurance).

How’s This Going To Work?

1) Reserve your Spot by providing your info and putting your credit card on file. When I’m ready to take you on as a patient, I’ll let you know. Your credit card won’t be charged until after you’ve had your first online appointment with me.

2) Have your first appointment with me. We’ll spend about an hour talking via two-way video chat (or phone, if you prefer).  We’ll carefully review all of your medical history, family history, and more. You’ll share and discuss all of your medical questions and concerns. You’ll go into detail about your diet, exercise, sleep, work, and the other important parts of your life. My aim will be to really get to know you, like a doctor friend. Together we’ll develop a plan to monitor and manage your health, including, if appropriate, using connected devices (weight scales, blood pressure, heart rate, blood sugar) and apps (MyFitnessPal, Fitbit, Runkeeper, Strava, StrongLifts, Strong and more).

3) I’ll be available and “at-hand” whenever you need me. Text me anytime with any medical question or concern. Schedule a phone call or video chat.  I’ll instantly receive the health data that you share with me, including weight, blood sugar, blood pressure, diet, lifting stats, and other output from connected devices and apps that you may use.  If you have a medical issue, I will be there to talk with you, assess the situation, listen to your concerns, and oversee and monitor your care.  If needed, I will help you find the right specialist in your area, brief that specialist on your situation, set you up with an appointment, and review the results with you.

4) All your records and activity will be in one place, online. My assistant will also retrieve your health records from past doctors and hospitals (with your permission, of course).


When Will You Start Taking Patients Online?

Sometime around early January. Right now, we’re getting all of the legal and licensing requirements in place. Also, my wife just gave birth to our first child, so it’s a busy time for me!

How Much Will This Cost?

Membership costs $79 per month and requires a 12 month commitment (like a gym membership). This allows me to dedicate my time and attention to a limited number of patients. All memberships include unlimited text messaging, phone call appointments, and video chat appointments. No extra fees, no co-pays.

Will My Health Insurance Pay The Membership Fee?

No. Insurance companies don’t yet reimburse for this type of service. Plus, I really like the idea of having a more direct economic relationship between you, the patient, and me, the doctor, without all of the typical complications.

Does This Replace My Health Insurance?

No. You’ll still want to keep your health insurance (for seeing specialists, for catastrophic events, for labs, etc.). I may refer you, if needed, to get lab tests done or to a specialist in your area to be seen in-person. You would want to run that visit through your insurance.

Some patients may choose to downgrade their health insurance plan (e.g. from Blue Shield Gold to Silver) and augment their plan with my service. In many cases, you can save money and (in my opinion) get better care.

How Does This Compare to Other Concierge Doctor Services?

Most traditional concierge doctors charge between $2,000 and $5,000 per year and are setup to see patients in-person at their office. My service is much more affordable and I am fully-geared to efficiently communicate with you regularly via phone, text, and video chat. Also, I can continuously monitor your diet, exercise, and vital body measurements. And, of course, I can take patients anywhere in the country!

What is SteadyMD?

SteadyMD is a company I’ve partnered with to design this service and bring it to my patients. I’m really excited about it. I’ve got a team of people behind-me working on this and improving it every day!

Is This Safe and Private?

Yes. The entire SteadyMD system I am using is secure and HIPAA compliant (Health Insurance Portability and Accountability Act) to ensure that your communication with me remains a private matter between us. Your information is stored on secure servers and we take every measure to ensure your privacy and the safety of your data.

What is the Cancellation Policy?

Within the first 90 days, if you decide that the service is not for you, you may cancel your annual membership. You will only be charged for the months in which you used the service.

I Have Other Questions!

Great – please ask them below. I’ll respond to you ASAP.

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