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

Doctor Rating

4.8 out of 5

100 Ratings

John G. Spangler, M.D.


Substance Addiction& Abuse Ctr

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

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, NC Baptist Hospital, 1991
  • Fellowship, NC Baptist Hospital, 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

4.8 out of 5

100 Ratings

John G. Spangler, M.D.

Professor, Family & Community Medicine
Office of Women in Medicine and Science
Center on Diabetes, Obesity, and Metabolism
Substance Addiction& Abuse Ctr
Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine
Epidemiology & Prevention

Research Interests

Smoking; Smoking Cessation; Students; Universities; Manganese
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Contact Information

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

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Recent Publications

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

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

Usability of a novel Mhealth Ipad application by vulnerable populations [abstract]. Miller DP, Weaver K, Case D, Babcock DP, Kronner D, Denizard-Thompson NM, Pignome M, Troyer JL, Spangler JG.. J Gen Intern Med. 2016;31(Suppl 2):S450-S451.

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

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

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

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

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

Electronic cigarette trial and use among young adults: reasons for trial and cessation of vaping. Biener L, Song E, Sutfin EL, Spangler J, Wolfson M.. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015;12(12):16019-26.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Building capacity for tobacco research in Hungary. Foley K, Easterling D, Rogers T, Sutfin E, Wolfson M, Spangler J, Balazs, P. 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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Stomatitis. Spangler JG. 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.

Pyelonephritis. Spangler J, Kirk JK. 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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Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.


As I have stated several times, in my opinion, this is the best practice I have been involved with, in the hospital.


Dr. Spangler has been my doctor for years. Excellent doctor.


Understanding; Caring




Dr. Spangler goes above and beyond in his care for his patients!!


Good experience.


*Dr. Spangler is always on time, very up beat, & I wish he could give me some of his energy! I have been seeing him for 11 yrs.


Dr. Spangler is a great doctor! He listens well, ask me my opinion about my treatment and has been very helpful and compassionate.


None so ever bad experience. Always great; professional kind doctor.


*Dr. Sprangler is a caring dr and very thorough, professional, and a good person - He saved me!


I tell my family about my doctor. He's good.


Great listener. We were able to discuss medical test and personal goal that I've set to improve blood work, weight, and general health. We discussed conditions not yet tested and Dr Spangler acted quickly to get the test and get me the results. I'm very grateful for him and his professionalism.


I describe good experience.


Very good!


Good experience.


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!!!!

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