Dignity Health, Yavapai Regional Medical Center (YRMC) is pleased to introduce Musculoskeletal Radiologist Warren Spencer M.D. to the Quad City area. Dr. Spencer has joined the team at YRMC, specializing in medical imaging of the extremities, specifically the joints, bones and muscles.
“When a patient comes in for an x-ray, ultrasound, CT, or MRI of a bone or joint, it will be interpreted by a board-certified radiologist. I serve as a reference for other radiologists when unique or challenging musculoskeletal cases present themselves,” explains Dr. Spencer.
“The majority of musculoskeletal studies that I interpret are related to arthritis or trauma that occur in the spine and joints,” he continues. “For example, many people in our community suffer from painful joint disease as a result of trauma or age-related wear and tear. Proper diagnosis and care will extend the quality of life for many of our aging population.”
Working closely with YRMC orthopedic surgeons, pathologists, general practitioners and emergency department physicians, Dr. Spencer specializes in all varieties of disease of the musculoskeletal system, including trauma, sports medicine, arthritis, and bone and soft tissue tumors.
“Each day at YRMC, I interpret imaging for patients in inpatient and outpatient settings, as well as in the emergency department,” says Dr. Spencer. “I also perform image-guided procedures, which include biopsies, injections and fluid drainages. I particularly enjoy interpreting musculoskeletal MRI.”
Dr. Spencer earned his medical degree from the Medical School of Wisconsin and completed his Internship at Wheaton Franciscan Healthcare St. Joseph’s Hospital in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Both his residency training in Diagnostic Radiology and Fellowship in Musculoskeletal Radiology were completed at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics in Iowa City. Dr. Spencer is certified by the American Board of Radiology and he practiced as a Radiology Specialist in Iowa for six years. He is also a member of the American College of Radiology and the Radiological Society of North America.
Originally from Utah, Dr. Spencer chose to move to Prescott because of the collegial and collaborative environment among the physicians at his practice. In addition, he and his family were drawn to the quality of life in the Prescott area. “Prescott reminds me of my hometown in Utah, with beautiful scenery and temperate weather. Moving from the Midwest, we have enjoyed being in closer proximity to extended family.”