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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 (151 ratings, 30 comments)
4.8
Provider explanations of my problem
4.9
Provider concern for my questions
4.9
Provider's efforts to include me in treatment decisions
4.8
Provider's discussion of proposed treatment
4.9
My likelihood of recommending this provider

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April 17, 2023
Dr. Spangler and her team are always timely, informative, kind and helpful.
April 25, 2023
Dr. Spangler is excellent with her communication and procedure technique. I just love coming to see her.
April 27, 2023
Wonderful doctor.
May 4, 2023
Excellent MD.
May 30, 2023
Katie is excellent - I have referred 4 or 5 patients to her... those who have switched to Katie say they like her.
June 14, 2023
Went out of her way to help me.
June 22, 2023
I truly believe my doctor was my best interest in mind. I trust her completely, she has made my life better.
June 27, 2023
Dr. Spangler listens to concerns. Provides recommendations and explains reason for doing so. Spends time with you.
August 1, 2023
Marshfield Clinic is fortunate to have Dr. Spangler. She is the best!
August 3, 2023
Been seeing Dr. Spangler for about 5 years. SHe & her "assistant" (PA?, NP?) are always great.
August 21, 2023
Dr. Spangler is the best! She does an excellent job listening to and addressing concerns. Very personable.
September 14, 2023
Dr. Spangler is the very best knows her stuff makes you feel very comfortable.
September 25, 2023
I had a list of questions she addressed
September 28, 2023
Very good
October 12, 2023
Very good and patient takes time to listen
November 12, 2023
Treatments are very important to me care is wonderful.
November 26, 2023
Dr. Spangler always listens to my concerns, answers all my questions, and is informative, helpful, and empathetic.
January 5, 2024
Dr. Spangler is excellent!
January 29, 2024
Dr Spangler is great. She listens carefully, is friendly and welcoming.
February 1, 2024
She is great.
February 1, 2024
Dr. Spangler is very caring, knowledgeable and very easy to discuss issues with.
February 5, 2024
Always a good visit.
February 22, 2024
Dr. Spangler listens to me, and we talk about the care she provides.
March 12, 2024
Dr. Spangler's staff is outstanding.
March 28, 2024
Katie Spangler is a jewel for your clinic. I run a support group & am always sending Parkinson's people to her.
April 5, 2024
Wonderful care. Very understanding. Willing to listen.
April 16, 2024
Dr. Katie Spangler is exceptional... she is priceless!
February 19, 2024
Have been glad for years of her care & discussions.
May 1, 2023
Dr. Spangler was recommended by another patient, because she is EXCELLENT -
November 24, 2023
I would recommend Dr Spangler but getting in to see her would be extremely difficult.
November 24, 2023
I would recommend Dr Spangler but getting in to see her would be extremely difficult.
May 1, 2023
Dr. Spangler was recommended by another patient, because she is EXCELLENT -
February 19, 2024
Have been glad for years of her care & discussions.
April 17, 2023
Dr. Spangler and her team are always timely, informative, kind and helpful.
April 25, 2023
Dr. Spangler is excellent with her communication and procedure technique. I just love coming to see her.
April 27, 2023
Wonderful doctor.
May 4, 2023
Excellent MD.
May 30, 2023
Katie is excellent - I have referred 4 or 5 patients to her... those who have switched to Katie say they like her.
June 14, 2023
Went out of her way to help me.
June 22, 2023
I truly believe my doctor was my best interest in mind. I trust her completely, she has made my life better.
June 27, 2023
Dr. Spangler listens to concerns. Provides recommendations and explains reason for doing so. Spends time with you.
August 1, 2023
Marshfield Clinic is fortunate to have Dr. Spangler. She is the best!
August 3, 2023
Been seeing Dr. Spangler for about 5 years. SHe & her "assistant" (PA?, NP?) are always great.
August 21, 2023
Dr. Spangler is the best! She does an excellent job listening to and addressing concerns. Very personable.
September 14, 2023
Dr. Spangler is the very best knows her stuff makes you feel very comfortable.
September 25, 2023
I had a list of questions she addressed
September 28, 2023
Very good
October 12, 2023
Very good and patient takes time to listen
November 12, 2023
Treatments are very important to me care is wonderful.
November 26, 2023
Dr. Spangler always listens to my concerns, answers all my questions, and is informative, helpful, and empathetic.
January 5, 2024
Dr. Spangler is excellent!
January 29, 2024
Dr Spangler is great. She listens carefully, is friendly and welcoming.
February 1, 2024
She is great.
February 1, 2024
Dr. Spangler is very caring, knowledgeable and very easy to discuss issues with.
February 5, 2024
Always a good visit.
February 22, 2024
Dr. Spangler listens to me, and we talk about the care she provides.
March 12, 2024
Dr. Spangler's staff is outstanding.
March 28, 2024
Katie Spangler is a jewel for your clinic. I run a support group & am always sending Parkinson's people to her.
April 5, 2024
Wonderful care. Very understanding. Willing to listen.
April 16, 2024
Dr. Katie Spangler is exceptional... she is priceless!
April 17, 2023
Dr. Spangler and her team are always timely, informative, kind and helpful.
April 25, 2023
Dr. Spangler is excellent with her communication and procedure technique. I just love coming to see her.
April 27, 2023
Wonderful doctor.
May 1, 2023
Dr. Spangler was recommended by another patient, because she is EXCELLENT -
May 4, 2023
Excellent MD.
May 30, 2023
Katie is excellent - I have referred 4 or 5 patients to her... those who have switched to Katie say they like her.
June 14, 2023
Went out of her way to help me.
June 22, 2023
I truly believe my doctor was my best interest in mind. I trust her completely, she has made my life better.
June 27, 2023
Dr. Spangler listens to concerns. Provides recommendations and explains reason for doing so. Spends time with you.
August 1, 2023
Marshfield Clinic is fortunate to have Dr. Spangler. She is the best!
August 3, 2023
Been seeing Dr. Spangler for about 5 years. SHe & her "assistant" (PA?, NP?) are always great.
August 21, 2023
Dr. Spangler is the best! She does an excellent job listening to and addressing concerns. Very personable.
September 14, 2023
Dr. Spangler is the very best knows her stuff makes you feel very comfortable.
September 25, 2023
I had a list of questions she addressed
September 28, 2023
Very good
October 12, 2023
Very good and patient takes time to listen
November 12, 2023
Treatments are very important to me care is wonderful.
November 24, 2023
I would recommend Dr Spangler but getting in to see her would be extremely difficult.
November 26, 2023
Dr. Spangler always listens to my concerns, answers all my questions, and is informative, helpful, and empathetic.
January 5, 2024
Dr. Spangler is excellent!
January 29, 2024
Dr Spangler is great. She listens carefully, is friendly and welcoming.
February 1, 2024
She is great.
February 1, 2024
Dr. Spangler is very caring, knowledgeable and very easy to discuss issues with.
February 5, 2024
Always a good visit.
February 19, 2024
Have been glad for years of her care & discussions.
February 22, 2024
Dr. Spangler listens to me, and we talk about the care she provides.
March 12, 2024
Dr. Spangler's staff is outstanding.
March 28, 2024
Katie Spangler is a jewel for your clinic. I run a support group & am always sending Parkinson's people to her.
April 5, 2024
Wonderful care. Very understanding. Willing to listen.
April 16, 2024
Dr. Katie Spangler is exceptional... she is priceless!
April 16, 2024
Dr. Katie Spangler is exceptional... she is priceless!
April 5, 2024
Wonderful care. Very understanding. Willing to listen.
March 28, 2024
Katie Spangler is a jewel for your clinic. I run a support group & am always sending Parkinson's people to her.
March 12, 2024
Dr. Spangler's staff is outstanding.
February 22, 2024
Dr. Spangler listens to me, and we talk about the care she provides.
February 19, 2024
Have been glad for years of her care & discussions.
February 5, 2024
Always a good visit.
February 1, 2024
She is great.
February 1, 2024
Dr. Spangler is very caring, knowledgeable and very easy to discuss issues with.
January 29, 2024
Dr Spangler is great. She listens carefully, is friendly and welcoming.
January 5, 2024
Dr. Spangler is excellent!
November 26, 2023
Dr. Spangler always listens to my concerns, answers all my questions, and is informative, helpful, and empathetic.
November 24, 2023
I would recommend Dr Spangler but getting in to see her would be extremely difficult.
November 12, 2023
Treatments are very important to me care is wonderful.
October 12, 2023
Very good and patient takes time to listen
September 28, 2023
Very good
September 25, 2023
I had a list of questions she addressed
September 14, 2023
Dr. Spangler is the very best knows her stuff makes you feel very comfortable.
August 21, 2023
Dr. Spangler is the best! She does an excellent job listening to and addressing concerns. Very personable.
August 3, 2023
Been seeing Dr. Spangler for about 5 years. SHe & her "assistant" (PA?, NP?) are always great.
August 1, 2023
Marshfield Clinic is fortunate to have Dr. Spangler. She is the best!
June 27, 2023
Dr. Spangler listens to concerns. Provides recommendations and explains reason for doing so. Spends time with you.
June 22, 2023
I truly believe my doctor was my best interest in mind. I trust her completely, she has made my life better.
June 14, 2023
Went out of her way to help me.
May 30, 2023
Katie is excellent - I have referred 4 or 5 patients to her... those who have switched to Katie say they like her.
May 4, 2023
Excellent MD.
May 1, 2023
Dr. Spangler was recommended by another patient, because she is EXCELLENT -
April 27, 2023
Wonderful doctor.
April 25, 2023
Dr. Spangler is excellent with her communication and procedure technique. I just love coming to see her.
April 17, 2023
Dr. Spangler and her team are always timely, informative, kind and helpful.

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