Dr. Adam K. Spector

Patient Rating:

(4.6 out of 5 based on 164 Ratings)
Rockville, MD (Shady Grove Rd)
15215 Shady Grove Rd Suite 307
Rockville, MD
Phone: (240) 268-7450
Fax: (301) 949-8833
Wheaton, MD
2730 University Blvd. W. Suite 1000
Wheaton, MD
Phone: (301) 949-3668
Fax: (301) 949-8833

Dr. Spector is a co-founder of the popular Montgomery County Road Runner Club Stride Clinic that provides a multi-disciplinary evaluation of runners; he was invited to the White House to do the same.  Dr. Spector is currently the chief of podiatric surgery at Holy Cross Hospital, and is a director of the only in-office JCAHO-certified ambulatory surgery center in the DC/MD/VA area. He has served on a local podiatric residency training program. Dr. Spector was voted one of the top podiatrists by his physician peers (Washingtonian Magazine, 2012, 2016).

Dr. Spector is a native Washingtonian with a special interest in sports medicine. He attended George Washington University on a swimming scholarship and is presently a nationally ranked Masters swimmer.  He also has competed in triathlons, tennis tournaments and running races. He is an experienced and entertaining speaker who has published articles on topics ranging from running injuries to bunions to reconstructive surgery of diabetic foot.  Dr. Spector is bilingual in English and Spanish.



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Hospital Affiliation

Doctorate in Podiatric Medicine, Temple University School of Podiatric Medicine, PA, 1989.

Completed a surgical residency at Roseland Surgery Center and St. Michael’s Medical Center in New Jersey.

Board Certified by the American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery (ABFAS) in foot and ankle surgery and is a Fellow and founding member of the American Society of Podiatric Surgeons.

  1. Rockville, MD (Shady Grove Rd)
    15215 Shady Grove Rd Suite 307
    Rockville, MD 20850
    Phone: (240) 268-7450
    Fax: (301) 949-8833

    Dr. Adam K. Spector's hours at Rockville, MD (Shady Grove Rd):
    Mon9:00am - 12:00pm
    Wed9:00am - 5:00pm
    Fri1:30pm - 5:00pm
  2. Wheaton, MD
    2730 University Blvd. W. Suite 1000
    Wheaton, MD 20902
    Phone: (301) 949-3668
    Fax: (301) 949-8833
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    Dr. Adam K. Spector's hours at Wheaton, MD:
    Mon1:30pm - 5:00pm
    Tue9:00am - 5:30pm
    Thu9:00am - 5:00pm
    Fri9:00am - 12:00pm

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  1. Prompt, professional,exam, and treatment. I couldn't ask for anything more.

  2. Dr. Adam Spector is phenomenal. He explains everything in a perfect manner and is always so happy to see you! Most definitely a 5 star doctor.

  3. From day one every one make us feel safe and comfortable, Dr adam spector ,easy to talk to ,and very professional ,and that we can say about every one in that office, [...]

  4. love my doctor and his staff. prompt, efficient, and always so caring

  5. Dr. Spector is the best foot doctor, especially for athletes.

  6. Dr. Spector said that he was not able to make my appointment time at 1:30 PM because of an appointment he had. He did not say that this meeting he had was an emergency meeting, rather that he thought that he might be running late. With less than an hour's notice, my appointment was moved to 2:15 PM. Because of this change in appointment time for his convenience, two appointments that I had made for later that afternoon had to be cancelled. An emergency, I understand. For convenience sake, I find that somewhat rude. While I am glad the appointment was reschedules/changed, it was made two weeks previously and it would have been better had it not been changed.

  7. Very kind staff at the desk, the nurses, the doctor - to a person. That helps a lot when you are in pain!

  8. Dr. Spector was very professional, focused, thorough and personable. He clearly explained the issues with my foot, the options for treatment, and his recommendations which I am following with, so far, good effect.

  9. Dr. Spector was very kind and helpful.

  10. Saw Doctor 40 minutes after my scheduled appointment time

  11. Dr. Spector is always professional and takes care of my issues. He is very personable and makes the patient feel at ease.

  12. Have been going to dr Spector for many years. Excellent doctor, he has helped Me with my many foot issues.

  13. The office staff is pleasant, warm and welcoming. I wouldn't change anything.

  14. Dr.Spector is an exceptional physician and wonderful and caring person. He is one of the best in his field and I would highly recommend him.

  15. I was very impressed with how quickly I was able to get an appointment. The front desk staff, nurses, and doctor were all very friendly and helpful.

  16. Very friendly and good at explaining everything.

  17. Let's face it: Dr. Spector is a wonderful doctor, with compassion, and he cares about his patients. I've recommended him to at least two people who agree with me.

  18. Dr Adam Spector and staff are professional, competent and engaged with patients. My daughter recommended him to me and I have recommended him to my husband. One couldn't be in better hands for foot care.

  19. Have been going to Dr. Spector many years.. great doctor, he has kept me on my feet.

  20. Dr. Spector is a fantastic podiatrist. His approach to patient care instills trust and comfort in patients, and reduces concerns or fears regarding procedures. He does a great job actively listening to patient concerns and explaining things in an easy to understand manner. It has been great to have the ability to communicate with the front-desk personnel via email to ask non-urgent (yet important) questions that you don't want to interrupt the front desk team (or the doctor) with. My only issue whatsoever was that there was slightly conflicting information shared from the nurses versus the doctor, and in comparing their recommendations to the post-surgery documentation. This was related to the timing of ice intervals (a nurse quoted 20 minutes on/30 minutes off but the doctor quoted 20 minutes on/20 minutes on) and the level to which the foot should be elevated (the doctor indicated above the heart and the nurse and post-surgery document did not indicate a height). These are minimal things but inconsistency in recommendations creates doubt. I would recommend that the clinic considers putting together a brochure or one-sheet to explain the phases of the procedure through the healing process (not assigning a time frame, as I understand every case is different) so that people have a firm understanding of the benchmarks, expectations and recommendations for personal care. This would also help patients prepare their employers for the full process, which has been a sensitive factor in my situation.