Medical School: University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine
Internal Medicine Residency: UConn Health
Geriatric Medicine Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine
Hospice and Palliative Medicine Fellowship: Yale University School of Medicine
Dr. Spear grew up and attended school in Maine, earning an undergraduate degree from the University of Maine and a medical degree from the University of New England College of Osteopathic Medicine. She completed residency training in internal medicine at UConn Health and developed a passion for both teaching and caring for older adult patients. She also began to see the challenges many patients face as they navigate life with serious illness and the ways these patients and their families can be supported by palliative care. Following a chief resident year focused on teaching skills, she completed a combined geriatric medicine and hospice and palliative medicine fellowship at Yale University.
Dr. Spear cares for older adults in all stages of health. She has a particular interest in helping patients and their families navigate complex care decisions in a way that respects their personal values. She sees patients in the hospital and in outpatient consultation, working closely with a patient and their primary care doctor to pick the best plan of care.
Dr. Spear is thrilled to return to her home state to care for older adults and their families. In her free time, she enjoys spending time spent outdoors, especially exploring new walking, biking, and hiking trails with her husband and son.