Hi there! I'm Dr. Spencer Long. I attended medical school at the University of Washington. During those years, I also worked part-time at a private Seattle hospital doing general medical evaluations. My wife is Swedish, and after my Urology residency and two years in the US Coast Guard, we relocated to Stockholm, where I published my academic work and completed further training at Karolinska Hospital, the country's most prominent medical center. We moved back to the States shortly before my daughter was born, and I spent the next 35 years in private practice and as an attending doctor in hospitals in Washington State, North Carolina, and Pennsylvania. Myself a cancer-survivor, I've helped to organize and run the Hershey, PA prostate cancer support group. I've also lectured on a variety of health topics for patient and caregiver groups, and at institutions like the Johns Hopkins University Department of Physical Therapy. What I've loved about my career has been the opportunity to draw on both my specialty training and my general medicine foundation to collaborate with patients to develop health strategies that work for them as individuals, not just statistics. Recently, for example, I was able to create an entirely new kind of treatment plan for wheelchair-bound patients with urinary tract and skin infections, and my work on that has been published in the medical journal, Current Urology. Experiences like this are a great reminder that as doctors, we're doing our job best when we combine science with empathy, and that when we truly listen to our patients and are open to thinking out of the box, we can make a huge difference. I'm specialized in urology, and have worked extensively in wound care, spinal cord injuries, disabilities, and general medicine.