McLaren Central Michigan Welcomes new Neurosurgeon, Timothy E. Spencer, DO

Timothy Spencer, DO, board certified neurosurgeon, recently joined McLaren Central Michigan’s medical staff.

The addition of Dr. Spencer to McLaren’s medical staff brings a new service line to the community, neurosurgery. Dr. Spencer specializes and is focused on minimally invasive spine surgery utilizing state-of-the-art techniques for complex spinal surgeries, malformations, tumors, dislocations and other spine-related conditions.

“My goal is to provide the most advanced minimally invasive approach to spinal surgery,” said Dr. Spencer. “Less trauma leads to less pain and a faster recovery, allowing patients to return to their normal activities faster.”

McLaren Central Michigan President and CEO, Martin Tursky believes minimally invasive spine surgery is a service that will provide the local residents with expert care close to home. “McLaren is committed to doing what is best for the community we serve. Patients needing spine surgery should not have to travel in order to have the highest quality of care, delivered by the latest technology. Dr. Spencer is filling a service gap in the mid-Michigan area and we are grateful to have him in our community.”

Dr. Spencer graduated from Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine, MO and completed his fellowship in neurovascular and skull base surgery with the Neurosurgical Foundation in Illinois. His residency in neurological surgery was completed at Ohio University.

Dr. Spencer’s office is located at 4641 E. Pickard St., Ste A in Mt. Pleasant.

About McLaren Central Michigan

McLaren Central Michigan is a 118-bed acute care hospital located in Mount Pleasant, Michigan. It offers a full range of health and wellness services including Primary Care, General Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery, Emergency Medicine and Cancer Services. McLaren Central Michigan is recognized as an accessible and dependable source of quality medical care for residents of Mount Pleasant, Isabella County and central Michigan. In addition to its medical staff of over 50 active physicians, it is affiliated with more than 150 other quality providers. The hospital is one of the region’s largest employers, with approximately 550 employees and another 125 volunteers. McLaren Central Michigan received the Governor’s Award of Excellence for 2018. The hospital was named one of the Top 100 Rural & Community Hospitals in the United States by The Chartis Center for Rural Health. McLaren Central Michigan holds The Joint Commission’s Gold Seal of Approval® for Hospital Accreditation and is the only hospital in the Central Michigan area to receive a Safety “A” grade, the highest score possible, in the Hospital Safety report published Fall 2018.