David Spelber, MD

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The University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio, MD

Columbia University, BA, Music


Residency, Adult Psychiatry, Stanford University Medical Center

Biography and Education

Clinical Biography

David Spelber, MD, is a board-certified adult psychiatrist in UT Health Austin’s Bipolar Disorder Center within the Mulva Clinic for the Neurosciences. He is also part of the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation care team. He specializes in diagnosing and treating patients with bipolar disorders and psychotic disorders, including schizophrenia, with the goal of helping patients achieve a meaningful and sustained recovery. Additionally, Dr. Spelber is an assistant professor in the Dell Medical School Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences.

Dr. Spelber earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio and his bachelor’s in music from Columbia University. He completed a residency in adult psychiatry at Stanford University Medical Center, where he served as chief resident in his final year of training.

Dr. Spelber is also a member of Gold Humanism Honor Society, a recipient of the Fuller-Giffen Award for excellence in behavioral medicine and psychiatry, and a recipient of the Marnell Award for psychotherapy.


  • Bipolar disorders
  • Cognitive behavioral therapy
  • psychopharmacology

Board Certification

  • American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology

Awards & Honors

  • Gold Humanism Honor Society
  • Fuller-Giffen Award for Excellence in Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry
  • Marnell Award for Psychotherapy



  • UT Health Austin Clinics
    Health Transformation Building
    1601 Trinity Street, Bldg. A
    Austin, TX 78712
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Insurance Accepted

Insurance Accepted

  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus Essential HMO
  • AARP Medicare Complete Focus HMO
  • Accountable Health Plan/Interplan (SPHN)
  • Aetna Medicare Advantage
  • Aetna PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Aetna Seton Health Alliance
  • Aetna Whole Health
  • Ambetter-Superior Health Plan - Exchange Plan
  • Amerigroup/Amerivantage Classic
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Advantage HMO/Health Select (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Choice PPO/UT Select
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield Blue Essentials/Blue Essentials Access - Exchange Plan
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield PAR Plan
  • Cigna - All plans
  • Cigna Behavioral Health
  • Coventry (SPHN)
  • EHN/WEB TPA - (Whole Foods)
  • First Care Access PPO Network (SPHN)
  • First Health (SPHN)
  • Firstcare HMO (SPHN) (All HMO plans require a referral)
  • Galaxy (SPHN)
  • Health Payors Organization (SPHN)
  • Healthsmart (SPHN)
  • Humana HMOx
  • Humana Medicare Advantage - all plans EXCEPT Humana Medicare Gold Plus. (Primary Care Providers are Out of Network for Humana Gold Plus)
  • Humana PPO/HMO/Choice Care (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • Integrated Medical Systems PPO (SPHN)
  • Medicaid/TMHP (Medicaid is not accepted in the Walk-In Clinic)
  • Medicare Part B Traditional fee for service (Novitas)
  • Multiplan (SPHN) (PHCS is out of network)
  • Optum
  • Oscar Healthcare (SPHN)
  • Seton Health Plan Smarthealth
  • Sendero IdealCare
  • United Healthcare AARP PPO
  • United Healthcare All Savers/Choice/Choice Plus/PPO/HMO (All HMO Plans require a referral)
  • United Healthcare Community Plan - Medicaid
  • United Healthcare Dual Complete Focus HMO
  • United Healthcare Medicare
  • United Healthcare One
  • United Student Resources PPO (SPHN)
  • USA Managed Care (SPHN)
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