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“I want to use my knowledge and skills to help my patients improve their quality of life.”

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Neurologist Dr. Kate Spangler specializes in movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease, tremors, dystonia, tics, Huntington disease and ataxia.  


“Neurology encompasses diseases of the brain, spinal cord, muscles and nerves,” Dr. Spangler said.

Dr. Spangler specializes in movement disorders including Parkinson’s disease, tremors, dystonia, tics, Huntington disease and ataxia. She has participated in clinical research for treating Parkinson’s disease and is trained in using deep brain stimulation techniques. She also has special training in the use of BOTOX® to treat facial spasms, spasticity, dystonia and other movement disorders.

She became interested in neurology at an early age. Her father had Parkinson’s disease. “I know how neurological disease can affect how you live,” she said. “It can be devastating for both the patients and their families. I like being an advocate for my patients.”

A Wausau native, Dr. Spangler feels fortunate to practice medicine at Marshfield Clinic Health System, an institution she’s known and respected her whole life. Dr. Spangler is married and has two daughters. She loves gardening and being outdoors, and is an avid Milwaukee Brewers fan. 

Dr. Spangler earned her medical degree at the Medical College of Wisconsin in Milwaukee, where she completed her Neurology Residency and Movement Disorder Fellowship. She has been an assistant professor there since 2010.

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  • Medical School
    Medical College of Wisconsin Milwaukee, WI, United States, M.D. 2005

    Residency
    Medical College of Wisconsin - Hospitals & Clinics Milwaukee, WI, United States, Neurology 2009

    Fellowship
    Medical College of Wisconsin - Hospitals & Clinics Milwaukee, WI, United States, Movement Disorders 2010

  • Professional Societies
    Alpha Omega Alpha National Medical Honor Society American Academy of Neurology American Board of Psychiatry & Neurology American Medical Association Movement Disorder Society Wisconsin Neurosurgical Society

    Board Certifications
    Neurology: 2009

    State Licenses
    Wisconsin

Patient Ratings down arrow

4.8
out of 5 (164 ratings, 24 comments)
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Provider explanations of my problem
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Provider concern for my questions
4.8
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My likelihood of recommending this provider

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Comments are also gathered from the Press Ganey patient satisfaction survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing.
Comments are from Press Ganey surveys. Slander, libel and private health information are removed.
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February 25, 2021
Dr. Spangler is the best!
April 5, 2021
Dr. Spangler is simply the best she is genuinely compassionate and patient. She partners with her patients to create a reasonable plan of care.
April 7, 2021
Dr. Katie Spangler is awesome!
May 4, 2021
My dr. is great and understanding.
May 20, 2021
Dr. Katie Spangler is an asset to the Marshfield Clinic. Professional & personable. She makes you feel comfortable. I will continue to make referrals to family & friends as Dr. Spangler comes HIGHLY recommended!
June 14, 2021
I really like Dr. Spangler. It is worth driving to see her.
June 29, 2021
Dr. Spangler is an excellent communicator and has a bright but practical outlook and demeanor. We (my father & I) appreciate Dr. Spangler.
July 20, 2021
Excellent provider.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Katie Spangler is wonderful!
July 27, 2021
Dr. Spangler is an excellent neurologist! Very caring and knowledgeable.
August 10, 2021
Of all the doctors I have had Dr. Spangler is the one I wish I had been seeing all along. Easy to talk to knows the medications and other treatments for Parkinson's
September 7, 2021
Never any problems.
October 5, 2021
Always refer.
November 6, 2021
Exceptional.
November 8, 2021
Dr. Spangler always gives me options for my treatment. She takes the time to listen & address my concerns.
November 8, 2021
I am very happy with Dr. Spangler.
December 14, 2021
I've been seeing Dr Spangler for several years. I always feel listened to and cared for.
January 14, 2022
Dr. Spangler is knowledgeable, caring and helpful. I have been happy with every interaction I've had with her.
January 15, 2022
Dr. Spangler is a very caring and really listens to what you have to say! We love her as a person and doctor!
February 16, 2022
Dr. Spangler is the best!
February 25, 2022
In the years I have been coming I have never had a bad experience.
October 9, 2021
Katie Spangler is a gem! She always makes me feel like I'm her only patient.
September 13, 2021
Good.
July 6, 2021
Good experience.
July 6, 2021
Good experience.
September 13, 2021
Good.
October 9, 2021
Katie Spangler is a gem! She always makes me feel like I'm her only patient.
February 25, 2021
Dr. Spangler is the best!
April 5, 2021
Dr. Spangler is simply the best she is genuinely compassionate and patient. She partners with her patients to create a reasonable plan of care.
April 7, 2021
Dr. Katie Spangler is awesome!
May 4, 2021
My dr. is great and understanding.
May 20, 2021
Dr. Katie Spangler is an asset to the Marshfield Clinic. Professional & personable. She makes you feel comfortable. I will continue to make referrals to family & friends as Dr. Spangler comes HIGHLY recommended!
June 14, 2021
I really like Dr. Spangler. It is worth driving to see her.
June 29, 2021
Dr. Spangler is an excellent communicator and has a bright but practical outlook and demeanor. We (my father & I) appreciate Dr. Spangler.
July 20, 2021
Excellent provider.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Katie Spangler is wonderful!
July 27, 2021
Dr. Spangler is an excellent neurologist! Very caring and knowledgeable.
August 10, 2021
Of all the doctors I have had Dr. Spangler is the one I wish I had been seeing all along. Easy to talk to knows the medications and other treatments for Parkinson's
September 7, 2021
Never any problems.
October 5, 2021
Always refer.
November 6, 2021
Exceptional.
November 8, 2021
Dr. Spangler always gives me options for my treatment. She takes the time to listen & address my concerns.
November 8, 2021
I am very happy with Dr. Spangler.
December 14, 2021
I've been seeing Dr Spangler for several years. I always feel listened to and cared for.
January 14, 2022
Dr. Spangler is knowledgeable, caring and helpful. I have been happy with every interaction I've had with her.
January 15, 2022
Dr. Spangler is a very caring and really listens to what you have to say! We love her as a person and doctor!
February 16, 2022
Dr. Spangler is the best!
February 25, 2022
In the years I have been coming I have never had a bad experience.
February 25, 2021
Dr. Spangler is the best!
April 5, 2021
Dr. Spangler is simply the best she is genuinely compassionate and patient. She partners with her patients to create a reasonable plan of care.
April 7, 2021
Dr. Katie Spangler is awesome!
May 4, 2021
My dr. is great and understanding.
May 20, 2021
Dr. Katie Spangler is an asset to the Marshfield Clinic. Professional & personable. She makes you feel comfortable. I will continue to make referrals to family & friends as Dr. Spangler comes HIGHLY recommended!
June 14, 2021
I really like Dr. Spangler. It is worth driving to see her.
June 29, 2021
Dr. Spangler is an excellent communicator and has a bright but practical outlook and demeanor. We (my father & I) appreciate Dr. Spangler.
July 6, 2021
Good experience.
July 20, 2021
Excellent provider.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Katie Spangler is wonderful!
July 27, 2021
Dr. Spangler is an excellent neurologist! Very caring and knowledgeable.
August 10, 2021
Of all the doctors I have had Dr. Spangler is the one I wish I had been seeing all along. Easy to talk to knows the medications and other treatments for Parkinson's
September 7, 2021
Never any problems.
September 13, 2021
Good.
October 5, 2021
Always refer.
October 9, 2021
Katie Spangler is a gem! She always makes me feel like I'm her only patient.
November 6, 2021
Exceptional.
November 8, 2021
Dr. Spangler always gives me options for my treatment. She takes the time to listen & address my concerns.
November 8, 2021
I am very happy with Dr. Spangler.
December 14, 2021
I've been seeing Dr Spangler for several years. I always feel listened to and cared for.
January 14, 2022
Dr. Spangler is knowledgeable, caring and helpful. I have been happy with every interaction I've had with her.
January 15, 2022
Dr. Spangler is a very caring and really listens to what you have to say! We love her as a person and doctor!
February 16, 2022
Dr. Spangler is the best!
February 25, 2022
In the years I have been coming I have never had a bad experience.
February 25, 2022
In the years I have been coming I have never had a bad experience.
February 16, 2022
Dr. Spangler is the best!
January 15, 2022
Dr. Spangler is a very caring and really listens to what you have to say! We love her as a person and doctor!
January 14, 2022
Dr. Spangler is knowledgeable, caring and helpful. I have been happy with every interaction I've had with her.
December 14, 2021
I've been seeing Dr Spangler for several years. I always feel listened to and cared for.
November 8, 2021
I am very happy with Dr. Spangler.
November 8, 2021
Dr. Spangler always gives me options for my treatment. She takes the time to listen & address my concerns.
November 6, 2021
Exceptional.
October 9, 2021
Katie Spangler is a gem! She always makes me feel like I'm her only patient.
October 5, 2021
Always refer.
September 13, 2021
Good.
September 7, 2021
Never any problems.
August 10, 2021
Of all the doctors I have had Dr. Spangler is the one I wish I had been seeing all along. Easy to talk to knows the medications and other treatments for Parkinson's
July 27, 2021
Dr. Spangler is an excellent neurologist! Very caring and knowledgeable.
July 20, 2021
Dr. Katie Spangler is wonderful!
July 20, 2021
Excellent provider.
July 6, 2021
Good experience.
June 29, 2021
Dr. Spangler is an excellent communicator and has a bright but practical outlook and demeanor. We (my father & I) appreciate Dr. Spangler.
June 14, 2021
I really like Dr. Spangler. It is worth driving to see her.
May 20, 2021
Dr. Katie Spangler is an asset to the Marshfield Clinic. Professional & personable. She makes you feel comfortable. I will continue to make referrals to family & friends as Dr. Spangler comes HIGHLY recommended!
May 4, 2021
My dr. is great and understanding.
April 7, 2021
Dr. Katie Spangler is awesome!
April 5, 2021
Dr. Spangler is simply the best she is genuinely compassionate and patient. She partners with her patients to create a reasonable plan of care.
February 25, 2021
Dr. Spangler is the best!

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