Don Sponenberg

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Don Sponenberg
Mercy Clinic Pediatrics - Smith Glynn Callaway Office

(417) 885-0810

Fax (417) 888-6740 3231 S. National Avenue Suite 100 Springfield, MO 65807
About

Don Sponenberg

Don Sponenberg practices as a Pediatrician in Springfield, MO.
Primary Specialty

Pediatrician

Practice Mercy Clinic Pediatrics - Smith Glynn Callaway
Gender Male
Certification American Board of Pediatrics
Accepting New Patients
Insurances Accepted Aetna, Allwell from Home State Health, Ambetter from Home State Health, American Healthcare Alliance, Anthem BlueCross BlueShield, Arkansas MCO, Cigna, Comp Care of the Ozarks, Comp Results, Coventry, Each Care Network, First Health Network, Health Management Network, Health Net Federal Services, Health Systems, Inc., HealthLink, Home State Health, Humana, Integrity Home Care, MHNet, Missouri Care, MultiPlan/PHCS, Municipal Health Benefit Fund, NHC Advantage, National Comp Care, OHARA, Prime Health Services, QualChoice, Tri-State Healthcare Coalition, USA Managed Care Organization, USAble, United Healthcare
Office Name Mercy Clinic Pediatrics - Smith Glynn Callaway
Business Hours
Monday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Tuesday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Wednesday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Thursday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday:8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday:Closed
Sunday:Closed
Services Don Sponenberg provides pediatric care at 3231 S. National Avenue Suite 100, Springfield, MO 65807 in Springfield, MO.

Pediatricians provide comprehensive care for infants, children and adolescents. They are able to diagnose and treat illnesses, injuries, conditions and developmental issues.

To learn more, or to make an appointment with Mercy Clinic Pediatrics - Smith Glynn Callaway in Springfield, MO, please call (417) 885-0810.
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Im not sure if Dr. Rising will see this. I am now 30 years old and he was my pediatrician. My mom went into labor with me 6 weeks early and it happened that Dr. Rising was at the hospital that night. My mom had a difficult labor that lasted almost 24 hours and finally it was found that I was in fetal distress. There was a monitor put on my head and all that jazz. Finally I was born with an emergency c-section. My cord was wrapped around my neck and there were all other kinds of complications. My mother found out that Dr. Rising was a pediatrician who specialized in premature children and she immediately wanted me to become one of his patients. I had a spinal tap done after I was born. There was blood in the spinal fluid which indicated that I had a stroke right before or during my birth. I have in later years done my own research in this are. There is now a website online called Pediatric Stroke Network its for those parents or adults who have child (or personally had) a stroke before they were born, at birth, in childhood/youth, etc.

I would like to personally thank Dr. Rising for all the help he gave me as a child and for being such a good doctor. I feel that might have died that night if Dr. Rising had not been at the hospital. I know that there was a reason I survived, but I havent found it yet.

Oddly enough after having a stroke...I did quite well in school and even went on to college where I also did well. I even worked with special needs children as a special education teacher for a year. I am wondering if my real calling might be allowing myself to go to a research for those who had strokes at birth. I found one in saint louis that is taking adults that had strokes at birth as well. Maybe they can learn something from me, but I am not sure what they would see after 30 years or if maybe there is a chance I didnt have a stroke. Things were of course much different in 1978 than today and that is a lot more tests that can be done now and follow up care that didnt once exist.

I am also finding out that there are a lot of problems that premature babies have even into adulthood. I know that I dont have to tell Dr. Rising this, but I of course have the eyesight problem, intestinal problems (which I am due for some tests), low blood sugar/blood sugar problems, etc. I wish I could continue to be a patient of Dr. Rising's, but of course I have long since been a child.

I hope Dr. Rising will see this and know that he made a difference in at least one life. I know he saw a lot of children and I dont know if he will recall me, but I think my situation is a lot different than most kids so maybe I stick in his mind. I was also a terrorist when I went to the doctor. I would kick and scream if there was going to be any shots or blood taken. Mom said in the back of my mind maybe I could remember the spinal tap I had as a newborn. I know that I was a brat!

Well thats all I can say now, but thanks for all you have done for me. At some point you can contact me (if you email) at Stacie_Cantrell@yahoo.com

Thanks,
Stacie Cantrell, Marshfield, MO
by Stacie_cantrell
March 10, 2009