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I believe it is very important to listen to the patient and the family, and care for the needs of both.

David P. Gruber, MD
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David P. Gruber, MD Providence-employed provider

Specialties

Neurosurgery, Neurosurgery - Pediatric
Accepting new patients

Board Certification

  • Neurosurgery
  • Pediatric Neurosurgery

Patient Rating

4.6 / 5

Providence Inland Neurosurgery and Spine Associates

105 W. 8th Ave. Suite 200W
Sacred Heart Doctors Building
Spokane, WA 99204
P: (509) 624-9112
F: (509) 624-1087

Inland Neurosurgery and Spine Assocites - North

235 E. Rowan Ave, Suite 114
Holy Family Sienna Building
Spokane, WA 99207
P: (509) 624-9112

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Overview

Gender

Male

Education

Medical School

Oregon Health Sciences University - Portland, OR

Residency

University of Cincinnati Hospital of Medicine - Cincinnati, OH

Fellowship

Pediatric Neurosurgery; Primary Children’s Medical Center - Salt Lake City, UT

Achievements

Professional Organizations

  • American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Congress of Neurosurgeons
  • Pediatric Section Member, American Association of Neurological Surgeons
  • Spokane County Medical Society
  • Washington State Medical Association

Interests

Medical Interests

Spine Surgery, Pediatric Neurosurgery, Brain Tumors,

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments. These comments are the views and opinions of patients and are not endorsed by or necessarily reflect the views of Providence.

4.6 out of 5 (110 Ratings, 45 Comments)

100

02/22/2017
this doctor was for speciality care and I wold definitely recommend him
100

02/14/2017
Dr. Gruber is knowledgeable and kind. He is wonderful.
100

02/14/2017
Very successful surgery, Dr Gruber is a excellent surgeon. I felt fortunate that he was the doctor who operated on me.
100

02/10/2017
Would have liked to talk with Dr. Gruber at 6 week post operative meeting.
100

02/10/2017
Dr. Gruber and [...] PA-C were outstanding. Dr. Gruber was very attentive and emailed my questions back via MyChart immediately. My multiple phone calls with [...], Practice Coordinator, were pleasant, prompt and friendly. Although I had to wait about 5 weeks for my initial consult, [...] called me with a cancellation and got me in a week earlier. She also did the same thing and got my surgery scheduled sooner. A fantastic team! I feel supported. cared about and secure under their care.
90

01/17/2017
Good beside manners for surgeon, explains well. Excellent surgeon.
100

01/05/2017
Dr. Gruber has always provided the most excellent care for me. He listens well, explain thoroughly & thoughtfully.
90

01/05/2017
Fit me in early due to a cancellation. My doc said to see me ASAP.
100

01/01/2017
He explained things fully and gave me the results I was hoping for. I do wish and (I realize there is the holiday) things could get moving faster.
100

12/08/2016
I was very pleased with P.A. [...]. She was very nice, answered all my question and very knew what she was talking about. [...] I ask a lot of questions and was very pleased with all of her answers. Dr. Gruber is great, I am very pleased with him.
70

12/06/2016
Dr. Gruber was very kind and professional, but I was really overwhelmed when he said I would be needing back surgery and I felt like he didn't give me very many details regarding long term outlook on my back's health. He did a REALLY good job of explaining my injury, but I left wanting to research the procedure he would be performing, but I couldn't because I couldn't even really remember what he said. I wish I would've been provided with some sort of brochure or pamphlet that I could take home and read. I left feeling VERY overwhelmed and somewhat confused about what was going to be happening exactly.
100

11/27/2016
I went in after being on my side for almost 3 month's in a 9 to 10 pain level in my leg/foot/buttox,lower back due to the pinched nerve.Due to insurance it took the 3 month's to get a referral.But when I was finely given a referral. I got in within 2 weeks to the PA and close to 3 weeks after that to the hospital. Very nice people there and was done about 90 minutes after. I came threw great and was able to walk again to the bathroom within 120 minutes after surgery. minimal pain after and now 13 days after getting back to regular life and feel so much better! Unbelieveable!!!!
30

11/22/2016
In late September, after 6+ weeks of intense PT, my Primary Care Physician had me undergo an MRI. The results were sent directly to [...]. I was informed that [...] would NOT call and set up an appointment unless they felt the findings indicated a clear medical necessity. [...] did call to set up an appointment and confirmed that whomever examined the MRI result felt that an appointment was in order with [...]. I waited 6 weeks, in severe pain, taking Oxycontin - which made me nauseous and mentally unclear, until my appointment on [...]. Dr Gruber then told me "this is the best MRI I will see today and you do not need to be here. You need to see a Neurologist". He somewhat scoffed at why my PCP would send me to him and waste his precious time... WHAT????? I was so shocked, embarrassed and heart broken..... I have been stunned and not angry at such treatment and dismissal. The MRI results went directly to [...] and it was they that decided to set up the appointment, not my doctor! 6 weeks of wasted time and pain only to be put out like garbage - THANK SO MUCH! I will tell everyone how shoddy and insensitive this office is and I will NEVER return to Providence under any circumstance!
100

11/22/2016
so far been great but waiting for surgery he will be performing
90

11/08/2016
Dr. Gruber was a referral from Dr. [...] regarding lower back issues (extruded disk diagnosis). Much better experience to this point than my previous Colonoscopy referral from Dr. [...].
90

11/04/2016
positive experience, we feel the Doctor did an exceptional job.
100

10/11/2016
[...] the problem I'm having with the Providence providers is the "DIRECT" communications with the [...] as it relates to [...] like me who are seriously ill. [...] Any assistance in correcting this going forawrd is greatly appreciated! I totally love and appreciate Providence connected providers and have. [...]
100

09/14/2016
Excellent care and results. Have referred many patients to provider with similar excellent outcomes.
100

09/14/2016
I appreciated Dr. Gruber showing me my MRI and clearly explaining what my current condition is. A picture is worth a thousand words! Thank you.
90

09/13/2016
Receptionist/assistant would not listen to the reason I needed appt and once I got there I did not need the things. I had done before visit (MRI) she told me that Dr. Gruber would not see me because I was not a surgical candidate, which was not true (I am scheduling surgery), said my record said so (I have copy of referral latter) not true. My persistence was the only thing that got me my appt. Dr. Gruber is great!
50

08/31/2016
8 weeks wait for first appointment. Got 10 minutes of face time then sent for a test. 7 weeks wait for the next face time. I'm in pain. 7 weeks wait is a long waste of life.
100

08/25/2016
wait time for a appointment was very long (2.5 months). [...]
90

08/09/2016
This visit with Dave Gruber was handled very professional.
80

08/06/2016
[...] is very sharp and not very nice. Gruber is great but you never get much time-
100

07/26/2016
very kind and took the time to explain what I needed done and why. my questions were answered in a way I was able to understand.
100

07/20/2016
Dr Grueber is the absolute best. Thank you Dr Grueber.
100

07/19/2016
I could not be more pleased with my care, and surgery everyone was great!
100

07/19/2016
great person and dOCTOR
100

07/13/2016
Concerning to the care of Dr Gruber and his P.A., they exceed professionalism and having had previous experiences with him, back surgery, I feel confident in his ability and comfortable knowing I'll be in good care when my 2nd procedure is preformed. Thank you for great service and care.
100

07/11/2016
very knowledgeable. inspired confidence in his abilities. Grateful to have him in my corner. Thanks
100

06/28/2016
very knowledgeable & did his evaluation before he saw me. answered all my questions. very caring & helpful.
100

06/28/2016
friendly and personable
90

05/29/2016
doing a good job
50

05/01/2016
Took phone call during appointment, not good. Took my word that I had osteoporosis somewhere without consulting records. Seemed rushed during appointment.
100

04/20/2016
Dr Gruber explained complex medical issues very clearly but without dumbing down.
90

03/27/2016
He was highly recommended and it ws an excellent visit.
100

03/23/2016
Prompt, professional service.
80

02/29/2016
The only concern has been lack of returning calls from doctor's assistant .
100

02/25/2016
Dr. Gruber is a excellent surgeon, with a great bedside manner and wonderful at explaining & answering any questions you have.
100

02/25/2016
Dr. Gruber is very understanding.
30

02/24/2016
Dr. Gruber spent less than five minutes with us; he wasn't able to explain why I was having my symptoms, and only said that the symptoms were NOT related to my condition. [...]
100

02/21/2016
Very complete examination and interpretation of MRI.
100

02/21/2016
This is the second time I have been referred to Dr. Gruber, and I have been very impressed with his entire team and office staff both times.
100

02/03/2016
Excellent professional service with knowledgeable recommendations for further treatment.
 

02/02/2016
The P.A. stated she would be giving me a copy of what I talked to the doctor about. Did not receive this & was overwhelmed by the amount of information that was given. Written explanations would have been helpful.
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