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Qualifications and Experience
Born and raised primarily in South Carolina to a Marine Corp family, Dr. Spann went off to high school in Jacksonville, Florida to pursue his goal of making the Olympic Swimming Team. From there, he started college on a scholarship at Auburn University. While there, Dr. Spann was named SEC Swimmer of the Year twice, was the Auburn Athlete of the Year, won three individual NCAA titles, and won swimming’s Kiputh Award as the Most Valuable National Swimmer.
Dr. Spann led UT to its first finish in the top 10 in modern times with a 2nd place in NCAA team standings, and as captain his senior year led UT to its first National Championship. He also captured four NCAA titles while at UT in both individual and relay events.After college graduation, he married his college sweetheart, Beth, started their family in the ensuing years, and has three wonderful children in Austin, Alexi, and Scott Jr. All have attended UT also on swimming scholarships. Alexi and Scott Jr. were also Pan American medalists, making them the only father, daughter, son combination in history to do so.
Knoxville, Tennessee was the first private practice for Dr. Spann, and by his third year he was elected Chairman of Orthopaedics of the largest hospital system in east Tennessee. He was recruited by the world renowned Frank Noyes in Cincinnati to start the Spine Care Institute. Here he participated in some of the FDA trials to bring new spinal products to market upon which a great deal of all subsequent technology has been built. After two years, Dr. Spann and his family decided to invest their remaining lives in Austin. He has been back here since 1997, is the founder of Westlake Orthopaedic and one of the initial founders of Westlake Hospital.
Verified Patient Reviews
Dr. Spann is excellent. Extremely prompt, explained things in a way I could understand, ans answered all questions. Very thorough visit. His staff was just as wonderful and attentive. Highly recommend.
not impressed. did not listen to patient concerns. also, was unable to see the break/fracture that the ER had already found and diagnosed. awful. wasted money and time. now we have to go through this process all over again and hope the bone doesn't grow back wrong in the process.
Everything went well during my first appointment, great staff and doctors. I'll have to come back for a follow up, but so far I have liked the experience. It may be a little bit expensive, but I guess it depends on the insurance you have. However, I felt comfortable with the attention and the doctors, so for me it was worth it.