Carli Spanik, MD

Specialty: Family Medicine

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Advocate Medical Group

80 Templeton Drive

Oswego, IL 60543

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Office: 630-554-3456

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Meet Carli Spanik, MD

About me



  • University of Illinois, Urbana-Champaign
  • Advocate Lutheran General Hospital
  • University Of Illinois College Of Medicine At Rockford

Board certifications

  • Family Medicine

Hospital affiliations

  • Advocate Dreyer

Insurance accepted

  • AAH Preferred – Team Member Plan
  • AAH Select – Team Member Plan
  • AARP Medicare Advantage Access HMO
  • Aetna Coventry (Aetna Medicare) HMO
  • Aetna HMO
  • Aetna Medicare HMO
  • Aetna Medicare POS
  • Aetna Medicare PPO
  • Aetna Medicare Value Plan PPO
  • Aetna NAP - PPO
  • Aetna Open Choice PPO
  • Aetna Premier Care Network
  • Aetna Select
  • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Aetna SmartCare
  • Aetna State of Illinois HMO
  • Aetna State of Illinois Open Access Plus
  • Aetna State of Illinois PPO
  • Aetna Value Performance Network
  • Beech Street Network PPO
  • Benefit Plan Administrators (BPA)
  • Benefits Services and Systems, Inc
  • Blue Advantage HMO
  • Blue Choice Preferred
  • Blue Cross Community MMAI
  • Blue Cross HMO Illinois
  • Blue Cross Med Select PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage HMO-POS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PFFS
  • Blue Cross Medicare Advantage PPO
  • Blue Cross Medicare Supplement PPO
  • Blue Medicare Advocate Health HMO
  • Blue Precision HMO
  • BlueCare Direct
  • Cigna APWU Health Plan Open Access Plus
  • Cigna EPO
  • Cigna Healthspring True Choice PPO
  • Cigna HMO
  • Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Cigna POS
  • Cigna PPO
  • Cofinity PPO
  • Coventry / FirstHealth
  • Coventry Advantra Medicare HMO
  • Coventry Health Care HMO
  • Coventry Health Care Open Access POS
  • Coventry Health Care POS
  • Coventry Health Care PPO
  • First Health (Coventry) Rental PPO
  • First Health Network PPO
  • FirstHealth / Coventry Personal Care
  • Galaxy Health Network PPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna EPO
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna Open Access Plus
  • Great West Healthcare - Cigna PPO
  • HealthLink PPO
  • HealthSmart Preferred PPO
  • HST Care Connect EPO
  • HST Care Connect PPO
  • Humana Choice POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare EPO
  • Humana ChoiceCare POS
  • Humana ChoiceCare PPO
  • Humana Community Select HMO
  • Humana Gold Choice PFFS
  • Humana HMO
  • Humana Integrated Care Program of Illinois
  • Humana Medicare Choice PPO
  • Humana Medicare Gold Plus HMO
  • Humana National EPO
  • Humana National HMO
  • Humana National POS
  • Humana National POS - Open Access
  • Humana POS
  • Humana PPO
  • Illinois Health Connect
  • Imagine Health Smart Care
  • Medicare
  • MultiPlan PPO
  • SEIU – Local 4 HMO
  • SEIU – Local 4 PPO
  • Sunrise Advantage Plan
  • Tricare Prime
  • UFCW Local 1546 Health and Welfare Fund (UMC)
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Advantage Value HMO - POS
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 1 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Complete Plan 2 HMO
  • UHC / AARP Medicare Supplement
  • UHC / AARP MedicareComplete (Secure Horizons) HMO
  • UHC National Railway Carriers & United Transportation Union Health and Welfare
  • UHC Railroad Employees National Health & Welfare Plan
  • UHC/ AARP Medicare Advantage Choice PPO
  • UniCare PPO
  • Union Health Services, Inc.
  • Union Medical Care PPO
  • United Health One Golden Rule
  • United Healthcare Charter HMO
  • United Healthcare Choice Plus PPO
  • United Healthcare Core PPO
  • United Healthcare Group Medicare Advantage PPO
  • United Healthcare Indemnity
  • United Healthcare Medica
  • United Healthcare Medicare Complete Assure PPO
  • United Healthcare Navigate HMO
  • United Healthcare NexusACO OA
  • United Healthcare NexusACO R
  • United Healthcare Options PPO
  • United Healthcare Oxford
  • United Healthcare Select EPO
  • United Healthcare Select PPO

Ratings and reviews

Overall rating

based on 534 patient ratings.


July 30, 2020 4:36 PM

Dr. Spanik listens. She is engaged in conversation. I hope she never leaves this practice.

July 30, 2020 4:36 PM

All was great.

July 27, 2020 9:33 PM

i was very satisfied with everything and she answered all my questions

July 27, 2020 9:33 PM

she is a very good doctor

June 29, 2020 11:03 AM

Dr. Spanik is a very caring, thoughtful doctor. Listen to me when I talk and gives advice.

June 23, 2020 3:03 PM

Dr. Spanik listens to my health questions and answers them, but she also listens to what is going on in my life and how that is affecting my mental and physical health.

June 20, 2020 1:14 AM

I think she is one of the best Doctors on the Oswego area. She is very caring. and very supportive.

June 10, 2020 8:23 AM

The provider is AMAZING! She always makes me feel good - she's a great listener and really takes my word into consideration when discussing medication, lifestyle, etc.

May 31, 2020 2:00 PM

it's always a pleasure seeing Dr Spanik

May 27, 2020 7:20 AM

Dr Spanik is awesome. she always checking my health. Even she messaged me on mothers day via mychart to check my health status after my surgery. So glad to have her as a our family doctor.

May 23, 2020 7:46 AM

Dr Spanik is the best doctor that my wife and i have. we are so lucky to have her.

May 23, 2020 7:46 AM

no bad rxperienced whatsoever Dr Spanik is a very respectful and caring perdon.

May 21, 2020 6:47 AM

Provider was very kind, understanding, and helpful. Have never had any negative experiences.

May 20, 2020 10:48 AM

Dr. Spanik is a very good listener and very thorough. When I ask a question she'll sometimes ask what I think and I like that.

May 12, 2020 7:19 AM

I actually had a telephone appointment, the nurse called first, then the doctor. Is was actually nicer than having to come in.

May 7, 2020 9:47 AM

Although Zoom didn't work (the system was overloaded), Dr. Spanik and I were able to have a phone visit that worked quite well. Dr. Spanik is always well prepared as she reviews my medical records before each visit. She is very knowledgeable about blood pressure medications and I feel very comfortable taking her advice.

May 2, 2020 6:47 AM

They are are always a great team and get my whole family and concerns.

April 30, 2020 9:05 PM

Dr. Spanik always treats me with her utmost concern. I can tell when I'm being "run through the mill" in doctor visits and I've never once felt that way with Dr. Spanik.

April 30, 2020 9:05 PM

Even though I've moved to Downers Grove, I'll keep going to see Dr. Spanik. She's one of the only physicians I've worked with that trusted my own concerns and needs, especially with my annual bouts of seasonal bronchitis. Her concern for my mental health was also something that I never got from previous physicians.

April 29, 2020 9:30 PM

This is the second time that I've seen Dr. Spanik. I choose her to be my primary doctor after the one I had moved. My second visit with Dr. Spanik was thru zoom due to covid-19. it was a very pleasant experience.

April 29, 2020 9:30 PM

Dr. Spanik listens attentively to my overall health and concern. By far she is a compassionate and very good doctor for me.

April 27, 2020 1:06 PM

Dr. Spanik is always professional and caring.

April 23, 2020 8:44 AM

Dr. Spanik is fabulous, listens to your concerns and is very thorough.

April 11, 2020 1:33 AM

Dr. Spanik is an excellent doctor! she is very easy to talk to. My whole family loves her. She is very dedicated and very thorough.

April 6, 2020 8:55 PM

Very happy with Dr. Spanik and her associates, since this problem occurred during the COVID19 outbreak we did a telephone conference/visit and it worked very nicely.

April 6, 2020 8:55 PM

Have always had a good experience with Dr.Spanik and her associates.

April 6, 2020 5:34 PM

great telemedicine experience

March 24, 2020 9:36 AM

Dr. Spanik is excellent. But I was left a message ahead of time that her "practice was closed". This confused me and I worried that she was no longer was at the office. She is the ONLY reason I and my other family members have stayed with Advocate after Dreyer changed. If she goes, all 4 family members will go too.

March 24, 2020 9:36 AM

Advocate-Dreyer wasn't as good as Dreyer. Advocate Aurora Health is nearly unbearable. Dr. Spanik is the only reason we haven't all left.

March 23, 2020 7:05 PM

dr spanik always takes the time I need.

March 22, 2020 12:51 AM

I like Dr Spanik, but it can be hard to get in to see her.

March 22, 2020 12:51 AM

I've been her patient for a long time, I wouldn't want to see anyone else! She's good.

March 21, 2020 6:27 AM

Dr. Spanik spent all the time i needed to discuss my medical issues. I didnt feel rushed and she truly listened to me. Very rare this day and age.

March 20, 2020 3:24 PM

Great visit.

March 18, 2020 9:22 AM

As always Dr. Spanik was very professional and offered good advice. I am sincerely grateful that she has taken myself and my Family on as patients when we moved to this area. She has been great to work with.....THANK YOU Dr. Spanik.

March 13, 2020 8:57 AM

Dr. Spanik and staff are very good and helpful.

March 13, 2020 8:57 AM

All good.

March 13, 2020 8:24 AM

Very polite and easy to talk with.

March 13, 2020 8:24 AM

Always a pleasure to meet with everyone at this office.

March 12, 2020 9:21 AM


March 12, 2020 9:21 AM

Doctor Spanik is the best! She really cares about her patients.

March 12, 2020 8:45 AM

I always have good information and feel my health concerns are addressed

March 12, 2020 8:45 AM

So far I have only had good experience and feel doctor Spanik is aware of my concerns and will follw up if anything out of the ordinary develops.

March 10, 2020 7:56 AM

Dr. Spanik is always looking for ways of helping me with my headaches. Vastly improved since we found meds that work. She is always emphasizing good health through, diet, sleep & exercise.

March 9, 2020 1:25 PM

This was my first visit with Dr. Spanik since our original meet and greet. I found her very professional, knowledgeable and willing to listen. I didn't feel rushed during my appointment and she provided the information that I requested. Overall a very good experience.

March 4, 2020 11:09 AM

Dr. Spanik is an amazing family practitioner. She always asks about other family members in a caring manner, like she knows our family. It is a nice personal touch.

March 2, 2020 2:40 PM

Doctor and staff were very nice!

March 2, 2020 2:40 PM

Pleasant experience.

February 29, 2020 8:12 AM

Dr. Spanik is very professional and very good at her profession. Very happy she is my primary care physician.

February 24, 2020 12:17 PM

I find Dr. Spanik to be involved fully in my care. She is respectful and caring. She inquires about how I want to handle my care plan.

February 23, 2020 10:56 AM


February 22, 2020 7:03 AM

very good

February 22, 2020 7:03 AM

she always listens

February 21, 2020 9:24 AM

Dr. Spanik is the best! I am extremely happy that she is my doctor and I always feel very safe and well cared for by her. She knows me so well and is a great support for me and my family. I cannot imagine having anyone else as my doctor!!!!!

February 21, 2020 9:24 AM

All wonderful, experiences with Dr. Spanik!!!

February 17, 2020 4:30 PM

This was my second visit with Dr Spanik. I feel blessed to have her as my PCP. She is very thorough when examining me and explaining things.I feel she sincerely cares about me, she is very knowledgeable and fun. I feel like I can talk to her about anything. Thank-you Dr Spanik!!! I really appreciate you!!!

February 17, 2020 4:30 PM

My experience was great!!! All the staff were caring, friendly and efficient. Thank-you!!!

February 12, 2020 11:15 PM

Very professional, knowledgeable, and friendly

February 11, 2020 10:10 AM

Dr. Carli Spanik is one of the best. I would recommend all of my friends to use her as their provider.

February 11, 2020 10:10 AM

Beyond good, l would say excellent.

February 10, 2020 10:12 PM

Dr. Spanik took the time to listen to my concerns about taking certain medications. She made sure I was aware my concerns were heard. We worked together to come up with a medication and treatment plan that I was comfortable with. Dr. Spanik is a wonderful doctor.

January 30, 2020 10:16 AM

I love Dr. Spanik! She is personable, caring and gives clear information. You can tell she truly cares about you and your health.

January 28, 2020 1:30 PM

Dr. Spank is a great doctor.

January 26, 2020 11:18 AM

Dr. Spanik is a wonderful physician. I am a new patient to her and I extremely happy with having her as my doctor.

January 26, 2020 11:18 AM

She listened to my concerns and involved me in coming up with a plan of care. She was very supportive.

January 25, 2020 11:21 AM

I always look forward to talking about my health issues and hearing the best ways to resolve them.

January 25, 2020 11:21 AM

Great experience.

January 23, 2020 11:12 AM

Dr Spanik is by far the most caring dr I know. She will listen to what you have to say and give you feedback. I have been to many specialists in the last 3 months and not one of them wants to listen or spend any amount of time with you.

January 19, 2020 8:05 AM

Dr. Spanik is wonderful. Trying to get a specialist appointment, the wait was 6 months out. I had to go elsewhere.Dr Spanik is for my overall health. I do have a specialist not through advocate. Dr.Spanik is aware of everything. the last visit we went over everything. Thank you

January 17, 2020 9:55 PM

Dr. Spanik is very thorough. Gives insights into my questions and offers suggestion for me besides that. I always feel that she listens and asks questions that I didn't even know to ask or didn't think of. I am very pleased to have her as my doctor.

January 14, 2020 8:17 PM

My last visit with Dr. Spanik was very thorough and all my concerns and questions were addressed. She is very knowledgeable and took her time. Even though she didn't have any regular openings, she opened a time slot for me to be seen after my head injury. I walked away from that appointment with a care plan that I felt comfortable following. Her recommendation of what to do in the coming days after my appointment I think was very helpful in my healing process. I'm so glad that I had a follow up visit with her after my head injury. I left with an understanding of my symptoms, what to expect, and how to treat it. My visit with Dr. Spanik was way more informative and helpful than my ER visit at Rush prior to seeing her.

January 14, 2020 8:17 PM

My visits with Dr. Spanik are always very great. The care she provides is excellent. If you don't understand something, she takes her time to explain medical issues and will make sure you leave understanding what is going on. She even drew me a picture to understand better what she saw that was going on in my nose. My visit with her again at this time was more helpful than the nose specialist Dr. that I saw. I found my follow up appointment with her more informative and helpful. Another visit I had with her, she did some tests on me to rule out the possibility of something serious when I was having some concerning pains around my chest. After the tests, she was able to diagnose what I had and I felt comfortable that she was so thorough running those tests. The questions she had asked were so helpful and got us down to what was going on. I appreciate the care Dr. Spanik provides for her patients, I can't imagine going to see any other doctor for primary care. I hear most people do not like their primary and that used to be me until I was recommended Dr. Spanik by a family member. I hope Advocate recognizes Dr. Spanik for her excellence!

January 13, 2020 6:42 PM

always a good experience,listenes to me,explaines any new health concerns thoroughly and sees that all my questions and concerns are addressed . really cares

January 13, 2020 6:42 PM

never a bad experience

January 13, 2020 2:45 PM

I love Dr Spanik. I feel like she is partnered with me in all my healthcare needs. she takes time to listen and never seems rushed.

January 13, 2020 1:35 PM

This as a post hospitalization check up. Dr Spanik is very caring & knowledgeable. She took the time to ask questions concerning health & medication issues. She asked my opinion regarding a medication I felt needed changing. She explained in detail what medication she felt would work best for me. Asked me to follow up with her should I experience any complications. She discussed why I was hospitalized & if I had followed the hospital drs instructions for self home care. I feel listened too & her caring manner.

January 4, 2020 7:33 PM

She was very nice, respectful, kind and answered all my questions very well so I could understand. She informed me of some things so understandably that I never understood before. It was a very nice experience and it was the first time to see this (for me) primary care physician after Dr. X left the practice.

January 4, 2020 7:33 PM

Very good experience.

January 4, 2020 8:51 AM

Dr. Spanik is an excellent healthcare provider! She truly cares and tries to problem solve. She listens and is empathetic. Favorite family medicine doctor I've ever seen at Dryer.

January 4, 2020 8:51 AM

I have always, and will continue, to recommended Dr. Spanik to anyone seeking a medical professional.

December 30, 2019 8:14 PM

She was very thorough!! Amazing doctor!

December 30, 2019 8:14 PM

good experience

December 30, 2019 1:12 PM

Dr. Spanik is an amazing asset to your organization. She is kind, patient and caring. She also never makes my appointments feel rushed or me feel crazy for some of my questions and issues.

December 23, 2019 10:32 PM

I love Dr. Spanick, she answers all my questions and is very thorough.

December 23, 2019 2:17 PM

dr Spanik was very nice as usual. during the visit and afterwards through the online portal (messag your provider)

December 23, 2019 2:17 PM

very good as usual

December 16, 2019 6:17 PM

Very informative and understanding my situation. Received instructions for the best way to take care of my problem

December 14, 2019 9:21 AM

Excellent, as always!

December 14, 2019 9:21 AM

Excellent, as always!

December 13, 2019 11:00 PM

Very good listener.

December 9, 2019 5:12 PM

Dr. Spanik is always concerned about my health, making sure blood work is up to date, flu shots. She is always checking where I'm at with my chronic headaches. Seeing if meds are working or making adjustments.

December 9, 2019 5:12 PM

Dr. Spanik is always helping & concerned with my chronic headaches, whether I'm headache free for awhile or struggling. I know I can always count on Dr. Spanik for help with my headaches.

December 9, 2019 1:20 PM

Great experience!

December 7, 2019 10:03 AM


November 30, 2019 6:53 AM

Dr. Spanik is a very thorough doctor with excellent communication skills. She's friendly and very caring of her patients.

November 27, 2019 5:29 AM

Dr. Spanik is someone I trust to provide sound medical advice. She is professional and personable, kind, and reassuring, and available when needed. I appreciate her and the qualify of care she provides.

November 23, 2019 8:52 PM

I have been very pleased with my visit. She listens to what I need to say.

November 23, 2019 8:52 PM

I enjoy seeing Dr. Spanik. She is just the best. She makes me feel like I am in control of my own health.

November 18, 2019 1:29 PM

ZDr Spanick is the BEST!

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