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Roderick Spears, MD, FAHS, FAAN

Penn Medicine Clinician of Neurology
Penn Medicine Clinician of Neurology, Perelman School of Medicine
Medical Director of Neurology, Clinical Care Associates, UPHS
Department: Neurology

Contact information
Penn Medicine Valley Forge
1001 Chesterbrook Blvd.
Berwyn, PA 19312
Office: 610-576-7700
Fax: 610-576-7705
Education:
BS (Physiology)
Michigan State University, 1993.
MD (Medicine)
Wayne State University School of Medicine, 1999.
Post-Graduate Training
Internal Medicine, Akron General Medical Center, 1999-2000.
Neurology, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 2000-2003.
Headache/Facial Pain Fellowship, The Headache Institute at St. Luke's/Roosevelt Medical Center New York, NY, 2003-2004.
Certifications
United Council for Neurologic Subspecialties, Headache Medicine, 2010.
American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, Neurology, 2010.
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Description of Clinical Expertise

Headache Medicine

Headache and Facial Pain Medical Management including during pregnancy
Botox injections for Migraine
Occipital Nerve blocks and Trigger Point injections
Infusions for Headache

Selected Publications

Ilene Raymond Rush: Migraines Plague Millions, Especially Women – Now There’s New Hope Philadelphia Inquirer/Philly.com 2017.

Alaina Tedesco: Novel Agent prevents Chronic Migraine in trial. Healio.com 2017.

Spears Roderick C: Low-pressure/spinal fluid leak headache. Current pain and headache reports 18(6): 425, Jun 2014.

Spears Roderick C: Is gabapentin an effective treatment choice for hemicrania continua? The journal of headache and pain 10(4): 271-5, Aug 2009.

Tepper Stewart J, Spears Roderick C: Acute treatment of migraine. Neurologic clinics 27(2): 417-27, May 2009.

Spears Roderick C: Efficacy of botulinum toxin type A in new daily persistent headache. The journal of headache and pain 9(6): 405-6, Dec 2008.

Stillman Mark, Spears Roderick: Endocrinology of cluster headache: potential for therapeutic manipulation. Current pain and headache reports 12(2): 138-44, Apr 2008.

Spears Roderick C, Ifthikharuddin Sarah: New-onset headache from cerebral venous thrombosis. Headache 47(2): 275-6, Feb 2007.

Spears Roderick C: Carotidynia in a 57-year-old man. Headache 46(4): 676-7, Apr 2006.

Spears Roderick C: Hemicrania continua: a case in which a patient experienced complete relief on melatonin. Headache 46(3): 524-7, Mar 2006.

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