David P. Sparling

David P Sparling, MD, PhD

  • Pediatric Diabetes & Endocrinology
4.9 / 5173 Ratings46 Comments

general information

OU Children's Physicians Building
Diabetes & Endocrinology – Suite 4D
1200 Children's Ave.
Oklahoma City, OK 73104
American Board of Pediatrics
Sub-Specialty Certification
Pediatric endocrinology
Pediatric endocrinology
Columbia University Medical Center New York
Columbia University Medical Center New York
Medical School
University of Oklahoma College of Medicine
Areas of Expertise
Diagnosis and treatment of diseases affecting the endocrine system
Languages Spoken

ratings & comments

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4.9 / 5173 Ratings46 Comments

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Very personable and knowledgeable.

OU Physicians Patient May 26, 2020

Dr. Sparling seems very passionate about what he does. He did very well talking to my daughter about her condition and what symptoms to look for. Can't wait to meet him in person.

OU Physicians Patient May 26, 2020

Dr. Sparling has excellent bedside manner with parents and with children. He breaks down what is happening with my son on my son's understanding level as well as mine and my husband's. He's very thorough in his explanations and we appreciate him!

OU Physicians Patient May 26, 2020

He is amazing!!! I feel like he listens to what I have to say and it's a good feeling to know your not just a number!!!

OU Physicians Patient Feb 4, 2020

He was great with our daughter! She was very comfortable with him.

OU Physicians Patient Jan 28, 2020

Dr. Sparling is an excellent, caring , down to earth Dr. Our Family just love the care he has given us!!

OU Physicians Patient Jan 7, 2020

Dr. Sparling is amazing. The relationship he has with my son is so positive. I can't emphasize enough how as a mother - especially a mom of a teenage son with a chronic illness- knowing I have such a great team, lead my a fantastic attending in my corner- it's such a relief. It's extra special because my son can tell Dr. Sparling cares for him as well.

OU Physicians Patient Dec 10, 2019

He is amazing with my daughter.

OU Physicians Patient Nov 19, 2019

Always grateful for the care Dr. Sparling and his staff give to my 2 children!

OU Physicians Patient Nov 19, 2019


OU Physicians Patient Nov 19, 2019

He is a good doctor.

OU Physicians Patient Nov 5, 2019

He is truly Amazing!!!!

OU Physicians Patient Oct 29, 2019

The best doctor we have ever had. We go every 6 months and my daughter looks forward to her appointment with him. Wonderful front desk staff and nurses. Always helpful and understanding. I feel confident every time we leave knowing we are doing the right thing to treat my daughter.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 29, 2019

He was great!!

OU Physicians Patient Oct 29, 2019

Very well mannered and dr. Kept asking g me if I had any other concerns. He is awesome.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 1, 2019

Dr Sparling is an excellent and caring physician who takes his time with us

OU Physicians Patient Sep 24, 2019

Dr. Sparling is amazing with my teenage son. As he transitions to taking full care of managing his diabetes, Dr. Sparling focuses and talks to him primarily. I appreciate that so much because it shows my son he is in control of his management and not only I, but his doctor believe in him.

OU Physicians Patient Sep 3, 2019

We would have liked a few more answers, but this was the first visit. Dr. Sparling was excellent with our son and us. The unknowing is unnerving, but that is where we must trust Dr. Sparling. All staff and Dr. Sparling worked at building an immediate rapport with us and putting us at ease. We could not have asked for a better first experience.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 23, 2019

Dr Sparling makes my son feel very comfortable talking to him about his health. We thoroughly enjoy our visits with him.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 9, 2019

I love the service!!!

OU Physicians Patient Jul 9, 2019

Dr. Sparling is very caring and knowledgeable. Always puts things in words we can understand. I trust him with my children's healthcare. And would recommend him to others.

OU Physicians Patient Jul 9, 2019

I liked all the support from both doctors and the trainee. I liked the male one on one type of talk with my son. It was corrective but it was warm and genuine care.

OU Physicians Patient Jun 11, 2019

We are very happy with Dr. Sparling. He is always kind and very good at listening to us and talking to us without being in a rush. He is good about answering all our questions. The nurses have all been kind and the front desk is always smiling and very kind as well.

OU Physicians Patient May 28, 2019

Highly recommended! Although I hope I never have any friends with children suffering from endocrine disorders. Dr. Sparling has made this journey as easy on us as possible.

OU Physicians Patient May 21, 2019


OU Physicians Patient May 21, 2019

Seemed to be very upbeat & positive. Enjoys his job and truly cares about patient.

OU Physicians Patient Apr 30, 2019

Wonderful doctor and very helpful

OU Physicians Patient Apr 23, 2019

Dr. Sparling is so caring and knowledgeable about anything we discuss. But what I love most of all is how he makes my son feel special and cared for every time we come see him!

OU Physicians Patient Apr 9, 2019

He was very informative & had great bedside manners!

OU Physicians Patient Mar 26, 2019

That he is a very good Doctor and very kind.

OU Physicians Patient Mar 5, 2019

We love Dr Sparling. He is engaged and knowledgeable in a very wonderful way. He makes my child feel like he is important and an awesome kid, not a diagnosis. Dr Sparling is THE best.

OU Physicians Patient Feb 26, 2019

Dr Sparling is always so careful to answer all our questions and spend quality time with us. He is always complementary of my daughter and her ability to control her diabetes. He encourages her to ask questions and he answers them in an in depth way that makes my daughter use her brain which she loves to do. They have a great relationship. We are very thankful for OU Children's diabetes! They have educated and encouraged us.

OU Physicians Patient Feb 19, 2019

He is easy to talk to even if my son's numbers aren't right and we arent managing correctly. He feedback is calming like just get back on the horse and try try again but whatever you do don't stop.

OU Physicians Patient Feb 19, 2019

Dr. Sparling is very personable!! We never feel rushed. He always checks with my son to make sure he understands and is completely comfortable with what's going on. He is very knowledgeable and up to date on recent information about diabetes. My son loves him and so do we!! I can't imagine going through this last year without him. I would and have highly recommend him!!

OU Physicians Patient Jan 22, 2019

When leaving the clinic- my son turned to me and said "you know what mom? He (Dr.Sparling) is really awesome. He really cares about me."My son is 15- his care isn't just how I feel about the Physicians he sees- he needs to trust who we go to also.Dr. Sparling is great with me - but more importantly my son loves him too.

OU Physicians Patient Sep 4, 2018

Dr. Sparling is great! He always makes me feel much better! I am always much more at ease when I leave the clinic.

OU Physicians Patient Apr 27, 2018

Dr. Sparkling always takes time to listen to any questions and or concerns that we have had in Schuyler's care.

OU Physicians Patient Mar 6, 2018

Dr. Sparling was amazing. I will recommend him to anyone that needs a pediatric endocrinologist.

OU Physicians Patient Aug 29, 2017

Very easy to talk to

OU Physicians Patient Jun 6, 2017

Dr. sparling is the best! He works so well with children!

OU Physicians Patient May 9, 2017

Dr. Sparling and Rebecca sat with us as long as we needed and explained everything that we needed to know! Without them we would be lost on the care of our daughter! They are truly lifesavers!!

OU Physicians Patient Mar 8, 2017

Dr Sparling spends a great amount of time answering our questions and putting our minds at ease. As a parent I really appreciate that and my son trusts Dr Sparling completely.

OU Physicians Patient Nov 11, 2016

Dr. Sparling is a very pleasant people person. He takes the time to listen to your questions and concerns, and respond in a manner that you and your child can understand. My child is excited about going on appointments to visit with Dr. Sparling. He comes to the office with concerns, and leaves with a smile on his face because of the positive information Dr. Sparling has given him.

OU Physicians Patient Oct 14, 2016

_____ absolutely loved Dr. Sperling!

OU Physicians Patient Aug 24, 2016

had we not been paired up with Dr Copeland for almost 5 years ago Dr. Sperling is who I would've wanted to have been paired up with next

OU Physicians Patient Apr 8, 2016

The doctor was knowledgeable, respectful, attentive, and made my son feel at ease during this visit, he included him in the health care plan of action and gave him some hope that we might be able to figure out and get to the root of his health issues.

OU Physicians Patient Nov 20, 2015