John G. Spangler, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

89 Ratings

John G. Spangler, M.D.


Clinical Locations

Family Medicine - Piedmont Plaza I

Clinical Interests

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Tobacco Cessation, Cancer Prevention, Ambulatory Medicine, Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Osteoporosis

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New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
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Education & Training

  • B.A., Davidson College , 1982
  • M.D., University of North Carolina School of Medicine , 1986
  • M.P.H., Johns Hopkins University School of Public Health , 1988
  • Internship, Internal Medicine, Univ No Carolina Affil Hosps, 1987
  • Residency, Preventive Medicine, Johns Hopkins Affil Hosps, 1989
  • Residency, Family Medicine, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 1991
  • Fellowship, North Carolina Baptist Hospita, 1993


  • Am Medical Assn
  • Am Medical Society Assn
  • Am Soc of Clinical Oncology
  • Am Academy Of Family Physician

NPI Number

  • 1063496461
John G. Spangler, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

89 Ratings

John G. Spangler, M.D.

Professor, Family & Community Medicine
Comprehensive Cancer Center
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Center for Diabetes Research
Center for Integrative Medicine
Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Epidemiology & Prevention

Research Interests

cancer/oncogenesis, diabetes, education/training (all f, t,, obesity, prevention

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Recent Publications

Wolfson M, Pockey JR, Reboussin BA, Sutfin EL, Egan KL, Wagoner KG, Spangler JG. First-year college students' interest in trying dissolvable tobacco products. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2014;134():309-313.

Csakanyi Z, Spangler J, Katona G. Tobacco intervention teachable moments for pediatric otolaryngologists: atopy and second hand smoke exposure among children. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2014;78(3):407-409.

Spangler J, Csakanyi Z, Rogers T, Katona G. Parental ease in asking others not to smoke and respiratory symptoms and illness among children. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2014;11(2):1747-1755.

Suerken CK, Reboussin BA, Sutfin EL, Wagoner KG, Spangler J, Wolfson M. Prevalence of marijuana use at college entry and risk factors for initiation during freshman year. Addict Behav. 2014;39(1):302-307.

Kimes CM, Golden SL, Maynor RF, Spangler JG, Bell RA. Lessons learned in community research through the Native Proverbs 31 Health Project. Prev Chronic Dis. 2014;11():E59.

Wagoner KG, Song EY, Egan KL, Sutfin EL, Reboussin BA, Spangler J, Wolfson M. E-cigarette availability and promotion among retail outlets near college campuses in two southeastern states. Nicotine Tob Res. 2014;16(8):1150-1155.

Spangler J. Costs related to a flipped classroom [letter]. Acad Med. 2014;89(11):1429.

Spangler J, Song E, Pockey J, Sutfin EL, Reboussin BA, Wagoner K, Wolfson M. Correlates of smokeless tobacco use among first year college students. Health Educ J. 2014;73(6):693-701.

Antal M, Forster A, Zalai Z, Barabas K, Spangler J, Braunitzer G, Nagy K. A video feedback-based tobacco cessation counselling course for undergraduates-preliminary results. Eur J Dent Educ. 2013;17(1):e166-e172.

Ip EH, Marshall S, Vitolins M, Crandall SJ, Davis S, Miller D, Kronner D, Vaden K, Spangler J. Measuring medical student attitudes and beliefs regarding patients who are obese. Acad Med. 2013;88(2):282-289.

Miller DP Jr, Spangler JG, Vitolins MZ, Davis SW, Ip EH, Marion GS, Crandall SJ. Are medical students aware of their anti-obesity bias?. Acad Med. 2013;88(7):978-982.

Miller DP, Denizard-Thompson NM, Wofford JL, Babcock D, Weaver KE, Case LD, Spangler J, Pignone M. Ipad-based patient education and data collection for colorectal cancer screening [abstract]. J Gen Intern Med. 2013;28(Suppl 1):S245-S246.

Foley K, Easterling D, Rogers T, Sutfin E, Wolfson M, Spangler J, Balazs, P. Building capacity for tobacco research in Hungary In: Balazs P, ed. Increasing capacity for tobacco research in Hungary 2008-2013. Budapest (HU): Institute for the History of Hungarian Sciences;2013: 9-22.

Weaver KE, Danhauer SC, Tooze JA, Blackstock AW, Spangler J, Thomas L, Sutfin EL. Smoking cessation counseling beliefs and behaviors of outpatient oncology providers. Oncologist. 2012;17(3):455-462.

Miller DP, Crandall S, Vitolins MZ, Davis S, Kronner D, Ip E, Vaden K, Spangler J. New lifestyle: a web-based teaching and learning program for nutrition, exercise, and weight management [abstract]. J Gen Intern Med. 2012;27(Suppl 2):S563.

Vitolins MZ, Crandall S, Miller D, Ip E, Marion G, Spangler JG. Obesity educational interventions in U.S. medical schools: a systematic review and identified gaps. Teach Learn Med. 2012;24(3):267-272.

Pockey JR, Song E-Y, Sutfin EL, Spangler JG, Jones C, Helme DW, Foley KL. The need for tobacco cessation in a free clinic population. Addict Behav. 2012;37(12):1299-1302.

Csakanyi Z, Czinner A, Spangler J, Rogers T, Katona G. Relationship of environmental tobacco smoke to otitis media (OM) in children. Int J Pediatr Otorhinolaryngol. 2012;76(7):989-993.

Foley KL, Pockey JR, Helme DW, Song E-Y, Stewart K, Jones C, Spangler JG, Sutfin EL. Integrating evidence-based tobacco cessation interventions in free medical clinics: opportunities and challenges. Health Promot Pract. 2012;13(5):687-695.

Spangler JG, Song E-Y, Pockey JR, Sutfin EL, Helme DW, Jones C, Foley KL. Predictors of clinician tobacco intervention counseling in six North Carolina free clinics. Tob Use Insights. 2012;5():11-16.

Spangler JG. Air manganese levels and chronic liver disease mortality in North Carolina counties: an ecological study. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2012;9(9):3258-3263.

Miller DP, Crandall SJ, Davis S, Ip E, Jamback G, Burns C, Kronner D, Marion G, Spangler JG, Vaden K, Vernon J, Vitolins MZ. NEW lifestyle: a downloadable teaching and learning program for Nutrition, Exercise, and Weight management [tutorial]. MedEdPORTAL. 2012;():ID9256.

Miller DP Jr, Spangler JG, Case LD, Goff DC Jr, Singh S, Pignone MP. Effectiveness of a web-based colorectal cancer screening patient decision aid: a randomized controlled trial in a mixed-literacy population. Am J Prev Med. 2011;40(6):608-615.

Sutfin EL, McCoy TP, Reboussin BA, Wagoner KG, Spangler J, Wolfson M. Prevalence and correlates of waterpipe tobacco smoking by college students in North Carolina. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2011;115(1-2):131-136.

Miller PM, Heideman PW, Ravenel MC, Spangler JG, Mauldin MP, Hill EG, Onicescu G. Preliminary development and evaluation of online tobacco and alcohol modules for dental students. J Dent Educ. 2011;75(6):791-796.

Singh S, Loke YK, Spangler JG, Furberg CD. Risk of serious adverse cardiovascular events associated with varenicline: a systematic review and meta-analysis. CMAJ. 2011;183(12):1359-1366.

Singh S, Loke YK, Spangler JG, Furberg CD. Varenicline: quantifying the risk [response to letter]. CMAJ. 2011;183(12):1405-1407.

Singh S, Loke YK, Spangler JG, Furberg CD. Varenicline: cardiovascular safety [response to letter]. CMAJ. 2011;183(12):1408.

Spangler JG. A piece of my mind: His patients. My patients [comment]. JAMA. 2011;306(21):2305-2306.

Spangler JG, Reid JC. Environmental manganese and cancer mortality rates by county in North Carolina: an ecological study. Biol Trace Elem Res. 2010;133(2):128-135.

Miller D, Spangler J, Davis S, Ip E, Marion G, Vitolins M, Crandall S. Medical students are unaware of personal bias toward obese patients [abstract]. J Gen Intern Med. 2010;25(Suppl 3):331.

Spangler J, Foley KL, Crandall S, Lane C, Walker K, MacRae M, Vaden K, Marion G. Implementing smokeless tobacco instruction into medical student education: addressing the gap. Teach Learn Med. 2009;21(1):33-37.

Miller DP, Spangler JG, Case LD, Singh S, Pignone MP. The effectiveness of a literacy-sensitive web-based colorectal cancer screening patient decision aid [abstract]. J Gen Intern Med. 2009;24(Suppl 1):183.

Spangler JG. NMDA receptor blockade: a novel avenue for tobacco intervention? [letter]. Med Hypotheses. 2008;70(5):1073-1074.

Spangler JG. Stomatitis In: Paulman PM, Paulman AA, Harrison JD, eds. Taylor's 10-minute diagnosis manual: symptoms and signs in the time-limited encounter. 2nd ed. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;2007: 108-110.

Spangler J, Kirk JK. Pyelonephritis In: Domino FJ, ed. The 5-minute clinical consult 2007. Philadelphia: Lippincott Williams & Wilkins;2006: 1034-1035.

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Professor, Family & Community Medicine

Clinical Interests

Health Promotion and Disease Prevention, Tobacco Cessation, Cancer Prevention, Ambulatory Medicine, Family Medicine, Preventive Medicine, Osteoporosis
John G. Spangler, M.D.

Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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CP concern for questions/worries
CP efforts to include in decisions
CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
Friendliness/courtesy of CP
Likelihood of recommending CP
Patients' confidence in CP
Time CP spent with patient
Wait time at clinic

Patient Comments

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It was great except for the wait time. There was also a snow storm coming in that day but that did not really affect anything.


I am grateful that i can continue to depend upon this provider's thoughtful approach for his timely care and treatment plan to some of my health concern in the past and present. No bad experience!


My doctor is a good & professional.


All providers were courteous, caring and met my needs.............


No bad experiences w/provider.


The times I have seen *Dr. Spangler he has always been professional and courteous.




I'm just sorry that Dr. Spangler isn't accepting new patients. I'm looking for a general practioner and was very impressed with him.


Dr. Spangler Is the best doctor I haave ever had the the the blessing of having as a doctor.


All my experience were good!


He's a great doctor.


Dr. John Spangler is the best!


*Dr. Spangler made a very difficult time for me as painless as possible. I was devastated by a diagnosis given at time of appt and he was very caring & compassionate.

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