Dr. Andrew Spackman practices Emergency Medicine in La Mesa, CA. Dr. Spackman assesses patients who seek immediate medical attention at any time of day or night. Emergency Medicine Physicians are trained to efficiently work with each patient and situation no matter how acute or life-threatening. Dr. Spackman examines patients, determines means of testing, diagnoses conditions, and decides the best treatment methods.
Education and Training
Tufts University School of Medicine 2000
- Yale New Haven Hospital
- Bridgeport Hospital/Yale University Program
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