About Us

Dr. John Spears is an orthopedic spine surgeon and is the director of Missouri Spine Institute. Dr. Spears received his doctor of osteopathy degree from Michigan State University. He completed an Internship and Orthopedic Surgical Residency at Henry Ford Horizon in Warren, MI. Dr. Spears went on to complete a Spine Surgery Fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, Fl. His focus is on adult degenerative/reconstructive surgery of the spine, especially minimally invasive surgery.
Dr. Spears is United States Army veteran, having served seven years of active duty as a member of the United States Army Special Forces (Airborne), commonly known as the Green Berets. Personally,Dr. Spears is married and has four children. His hobbies include fitness, hunting, fishing and shooting sports.

Jason Thomas (R.N.F.A) is a registered nurse, first assist who has worked with Dr. Spears for the past 2 years. Prior to his employment with The Missouri Spine Institute, Jason worked for Capital Region Medical Center as a surgical nurse for 10 years. His primary responsibilities are working with Dr. Spears in the clinic seeing patients; providing quality care and patient education. At the hospital, he aides with pre and post surgical care of patients and also serves as the first assist to Dr. Spears with all surgical procedures.

Amy Wilson (R.T.) is a registered radiologic technologist who has worked with Dr. Spears for the past 4 years. Aside from performing all radiologic examinations, she is also his medical office assistant. Her duties include scheduling patient appointments, triaging patient phone calls, insurance pre-certifications for surgeries and diagnostic procedures, assisting with patients in the office and various other administrative duties. Amy is also responsible for scheduling and coordinating patient surgeries.

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