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

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

94 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

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-4479
Department: 336-716-4479

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Education & Training

  • B.A., Davidson College, 1982
  • M.D., University of North Carolina School of Medicine, 1986
  • M.P.H., Sch Hyg & PH;Johns Hopkins U, 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

Board Certifications

  • American Board of Family Medicine, Family Medicine
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine, Public Health and General Preventive Medicine


  • 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

94 Ratings

John G. Spangler, M.D.

Professor, Family & Community Medicine
Center on Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism
Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Epidemiology & Prevention

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-2794 | Department: 336-716-4479

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Recent Publications

Halvorson EE, Ervin SE, Russell TB, Skelton JA, Davis S, Spangler J. Association of obesity and pediatric venous thromboembolism. Hosp Pediatr. 2016;6(1):22-26.

Suerken CK, Reboussin BA, Egan KL, Sutfin EL, Wagoner KG, Spangler J, Wolfson M. Marijuana use trajectories and academic outcomes among college students. Drug Alcohol Depend. 2016;162():137-145.

McNamara RS, Y Song E, Reboussin BA, Spangler J, Pockey JR, Kimes C, Foley KL, Sutfin EL. Motivational interviewing intervention with college student tobacco users: providers' beliefs and behaviors. J Am Coll Health. 2015;63(4):286-290.

Sutfin EL, Reboussin BA, Debinski B, Wagoner KG, Spangler J, Wolfson M. The impact of trying electronic cigarettes on cigarette smoking by college students: a prospective analysis. Am J Public Health. 2015;105(8):e83-e89.

Sutfin EL, Sparks A, Pockey JR, Suerken CK, Reboussin BA, Wagoner KG, Spangler J, Wolfson M. First tobacco product tried: associations with smoking status and demographics among college students. Addict Behav. 2015;51():152-157.

Egan KL, Suerken CK, Reboussin BA, Spangler J, Wagoner KG, Sutfin EL, Debinski B, Wolfson M. K2 and Spice use among a cohort of college students in southeast region of the USA. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2015;41(4):317-322.

Wolfson M, Suerken CK, Egan KL, Sutfin EL, Reboussin BA, Wagoner KG, Spangler J. The role of smokeless tobacco use in smoking persistence among male college students. Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse. 2015;41(6):541-546.

Biener L, Song E, Sutfin EL, Spangler J, Wolfson M. Electronic cigarette trial and use among young adults: reasons for trial and cessation of vaping. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015;12(12):.

Spangler JG, Kirk J. Correlation between diabetes prevalence and subsequent cancer mortality in North Carolina counties. J Diabetes Mellit. 2014;4(1):1-5.

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. Diabetes mortality and environmental heavy metals in North Carolina counties: an ecological study. J Diabetes Mellit. 2012;2(4):369-372.

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 AH, Spangler JG. Groundwater manganese and infant mortality rate by county in North Carolina: an ecological analysis. Ecohealth. 2009;6(4):596-600.

Spangler JG. Bone biology and physiology: implications for novel osteoblastic osteosarcoma treatments?. Med Hypotheses. 2008;70(2):281-286.

Spangler JG. A double-blind study evaluating the long-term safety of varenicline for smoking cessation [letter]. Curr Med Res Opin. 2008;24(2):577-578.

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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Dr. Spangler even remembered I work at the hospital and what department. Unless he had this in his notes somewhere, that is pretty impressive considering how little I need to see him.


Had it not been for Dr.Spangler I would not be here to take this survey. Thanks to Dr.Spangler (who pushed me into having a test) the 2 blocked arteries did not lead to a heart attack...or worse. My Sincere thanks go out to Dr. John Spangler and the rest of the staff at the main hospital and all of the people who saved my life....YHANK YOU!!!!


The care I received has had me request Dr. Spangler as my primary.


Dr. Spangler was a new doctor for me and he was extremely friendly and attentive to me.


Dr. Spangler is the BEST!!


Dr. Spangler was very compassionate.


I was indeed happy I managed this this appointment because of the care & concern shown toward me!


John is outstanding! I like and trust him completely.


Usually a good experience with *Dr. Spangler. Recent issues in my personal life has complicated things greatly!!!

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