Richard J. Spelts, DO, FAAFP

4.96
Verified Patient Rating: 4.96 (25 patient reviews and ratings)
The following are reviews from patients of Dr. Spelts.
  • “Hi Dr Spelts - I just wanted to let you know that I did Ironman Chattanooga Sunday. I finished but didn't make the cut off time, but I'm still counting it as a finish. The bike was 4 miles longer, and I only had 16, not 17 hours to finish. It was also 95 degrees. The best thing is, I was able to run at least some of the run, and my knee still feels good today. Thank you for all your help!”
    – J.D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Richard J. Spelts, DO, FAAFP
  • “Dr. Spelts is a very personable and kind man. Donna Jamesson is welcoming, compassionate and truly cares about her patients. Jane Engelhart goes above and beyond her job description to make patients feel welcome and she has a wonderful sense of humor :)”
    – Janet
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Richard J. Spelts, DO, FAAFP
  • “Very knowledgeable and experienced with my condition. Has helped me realize things I have did not know before like the foot wrap for foot cramps. Dr. Spelts is personable and shows he is serious about his patients.”
    – Maria B.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Richard J. Spelts, DO, FAAFP
  • “Informative, polite, friendly – Jonathan  ”
    – Jonathan
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Richard J. Spelts, DO, FAAFP
  • “Dr. Spelts is a very experienced and caring physician. I saw him for arthritis in my right hip and he sent me for physical therapy with cortisone administered by a patch. After several physical therapy visits the hip pain has almost completely subsided.   My other issue was pain in my right shoulder after a fall two years prior. I had seen a physician and a chiropractor, all to no avail. After Dr. Spelts examined my shoulder he felt I had a torn rotator cuff, but it was necessary to have confirmation by an MRI. He ordered the MRI and sure enough, he was correct, in that I had a large complete tear. He referred me to Dr. Michael Bahk in their group, a shoulder specialist. I underwent surgery six weeks ago and I continue to improve. Because of these wonderful physicians, I am now on the road to recovery. I can't thank them enough.  I would highly recommend SCOI to anyone with an orthopedic problem. Their offices are extremely efficient and well run. This experience was beyond expectation.”
    – Joyce M.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Richard J. Spelts, DO, FAAFP
  • “Very pleased with my five knee shots. I am feeling much better and enjoyed each visit. Very professional and caring. His assistant is great!”
    – Joan E.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Richard J. Spelts, DO, FAAFP
  • “Like most active seniors, I have been endowed with osteoarthritis of the knees, in spite of a healthy diet, no smoking, moderate drinking and regular exercise. They say osteoarthritis is just an inherent part of the Golden Years of life.  I have found it to be a persistent poaching of pleasure, by limiting all activity involving the knees. What a pleasure to have discovered Southern California Orthopedic Institute and Dr. Spelts! Him and his staff have been attentive to my needs, generous with the time spent listening and proposing alternate solutions, and painless in the performance of the resolution to the issue. The normal intention of the waiting room, has lost it's meaning at SCOI because appointment times are observantly kept. My experience here has given me every expectation of extending the serviceability of my knees for many years to come, enjoying life to its fullest, thanks to these medical professionals!”
    – Ray R.
    Patient Rating:
    4
    Treating Doctor: Richard J. Spelts, DO, FAAFP
  • “He always listens to what I have to say & will answer my questions in a way I can understand. Very caring - always tell my friends about my awesome Doctor.”
    – Jill D.
    Patient Rating:
    5
    Treating Doctor: Richard J. Spelts, DO, FAAFP