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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

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April 6, 2020
Dr. Spangler is an amazing provider. She is patient and compassionate and really takes the time to listen to her patients.
April 24, 2020
Dr. Spangler has a great bedside manner. I had great confidence in Dr. Spangler. She was very thorough and caring. She made the transfer from a long term provider easy!
May 5, 2020
excellent visit.
June 4, 2020
Excellent doctor.
June 9, 2020
We have had a very good experience with Dr. Spangler would recommend her to others.
June 30, 2020
I love Dr. Spangler. She's awesome.
July 7, 2020
A+ Dr. Spangler.
August 3, 2020
Wonderful provider- Excellent care!
August 3, 2020
Katie always takes the time to explain procedures. She is very willing to discuss concerns and even explains how some medicines interact and how the brain functions with these. She's an exceptional doctor!
November 9, 2020
Dr. Spangler is the best!! She is as compassionate & extremely smart. I would not see another doctor.
December 8, 2020
Dr. Spangler always takes time to discuss my concerns & includes me in the decisions about my treatment.
February 10, 2021
Dr. Spangler is an excellent practitioner. Very skilled.
March 16, 2021
Dr. Spangler is a very good doctor.
June 14, 2021
I really like Dr. Spangler. It is worth driving to see her.
April 6, 2020
Dr. Spangler is an amazing provider. She is patient and compassionate and really takes the time to listen to her patients.
April 24, 2020
Dr. Spangler has a great bedside manner. I had great confidence in Dr. Spangler. She was very thorough and caring. She made the transfer from a long term provider easy!
May 5, 2020
excellent visit.
June 4, 2020
Excellent doctor.
June 9, 2020
We have had a very good experience with Dr. Spangler would recommend her to others.
June 30, 2020
I love Dr. Spangler. She's awesome.
July 7, 2020
A+ Dr. Spangler.
August 3, 2020
Wonderful provider- Excellent care!
August 3, 2020
Katie always takes the time to explain procedures. She is very willing to discuss concerns and even explains how some medicines interact and how the brain functions with these. She's an exceptional doctor!
November 9, 2020
Dr. Spangler is the best!! She is as compassionate & extremely smart. I would not see another doctor.
December 8, 2020
Dr. Spangler always takes time to discuss my concerns & includes me in the decisions about my treatment.
February 10, 2021
Dr. Spangler is an excellent practitioner. Very skilled.
March 16, 2021
Dr. Spangler is a very good doctor.
June 14, 2021
I really like Dr. Spangler. It is worth driving to see her.
April 6, 2020
Dr. Spangler is an amazing provider. She is patient and compassionate and really takes the time to listen to her patients.
April 24, 2020
Dr. Spangler has a great bedside manner. I had great confidence in Dr. Spangler. She was very thorough and caring. She made the transfer from a long term provider easy!
May 5, 2020
excellent visit.
June 4, 2020
Excellent doctor.
June 9, 2020
We have had a very good experience with Dr. Spangler would recommend her to others.
June 30, 2020
I love Dr. Spangler. She's awesome.
July 7, 2020
A+ Dr. Spangler.
August 3, 2020
Wonderful provider- Excellent care!
August 3, 2020
Katie always takes the time to explain procedures. She is very willing to discuss concerns and even explains how some medicines interact and how the brain functions with these. She's an exceptional doctor!
November 9, 2020
Dr. Spangler is the best!! She is as compassionate & extremely smart. I would not see another doctor.
December 8, 2020
Dr. Spangler always takes time to discuss my concerns & includes me in the decisions about my treatment.
February 10, 2021
Dr. Spangler is an excellent practitioner. Very skilled.
March 16, 2021
Dr. Spangler is a very good doctor.
June 14, 2021
I really like Dr. Spangler. It is worth driving to see her.
June 14, 2021
I really like Dr. Spangler. It is worth driving to see her.
March 16, 2021
Dr. Spangler is a very good doctor.
February 10, 2021
Dr. Spangler is an excellent practitioner. Very skilled.
December 8, 2020
Dr. Spangler always takes time to discuss my concerns & includes me in the decisions about my treatment.
November 9, 2020
Dr. Spangler is the best!! She is as compassionate & extremely smart. I would not see another doctor.
August 3, 2020
Katie always takes the time to explain procedures. She is very willing to discuss concerns and even explains how some medicines interact and how the brain functions with these. She's an exceptional doctor!
August 3, 2020
Wonderful provider- Excellent care!
July 7, 2020
A+ Dr. Spangler.
June 30, 2020
I love Dr. Spangler. She's awesome.
June 9, 2020
We have had a very good experience with Dr. Spangler would recommend her to others.
June 4, 2020
Excellent doctor.
May 5, 2020
excellent visit.
April 24, 2020
Dr. Spangler has a great bedside manner. I had great confidence in Dr. Spangler. She was very thorough and caring. She made the transfer from a long term provider easy!
April 6, 2020
Dr. Spangler is an amazing provider. She is patient and compassionate and really takes the time to listen to her patients.

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