Dr. Donald W. Whitaker, MD

Dr. Donald W. Whitaker, MD

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Obstetrics & Gynecology | Male | 49 years old

DONALD W WHITAKER, MD, PA
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Dr. Whitaker specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology and practices in Fort Walton Beach, FL. He practices at 1 location.

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Whitaker to family and friends
4.5
based on 81 total surveys (8 with reviews)
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  • Helpfulness
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  • Staff
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  • Scheduling
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Experience with Dr. Whitaker
  • Level of trust in provider's decisions
     (81)
  • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
     (81)
  • How well provider listens and answers questions
     (81)
  • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
     (81)
Dr. Whitaker's Office & Staff
  • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
     (81)
  • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
     (80)
  • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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  • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
    10 – 15 minutes (74)
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in FLORIDA |
Amazing doctor.
in Ft Walton Beach, FL |
Yeah, ill miss him...fun person. Feels like a friend, cares enough to get to know patients, and treats people respectfully. Did a great job with my c section. Prob should decorate some. I'm anxious with men and women doctors. Comfy nice stuff makes it better. But whatever...its not about that.ill go back for my gross women stuff if I'm still here and if I ever get pregnant here again.
in Destin, FL |
I have had him for almost all of my pregnancies. He is awkward, funny, caring, and an all around good person. I love him. He tales the time to listen to you and to explain and answer questions. He has great bedside manner, as well. I do recommend him to everyone I know. I have moved recently and I miss him. And the staff, they're all amazing women.
in Destin, FL |
He takes your symptoms seriously. Listened to everything I said and is performing numerous test to help me find a resolution. Made me feel extremely comfortabe. Would recommend to anyone especially if experiencing Endometriosis-like symptoms. Excellent doctor.
in Navarre |
After being previously seen on base I switched insurances on the recommendation of multiple people and was not disappointed. He remembers patients years later, found out why I was having miscarriages, is very thorough and always listens. He makes me feel totally safe about every concern and explains everything very well.
in fort walton beach |
I have been a patient of his for about 5 years. He's a great physician and person. He makes you feel like you are old friends. In the most intimate situations and conversations he makes you feel very comfortable and at ease. He's my only choice for female care!
in Fort Walton Beach, Florida |
Dr Whitaker, Is the true definition of a doctor. Caring,honest,sincere and really present. He has shown me,my daughters,friends, and neighbors the same professional care.
in Fort Walton Beach, FL |
Extremely helpful Doctor. Listens and takes notes and makes sure that he has everything you are experiencing entered in his laptop. He takes the time to listen, I love that, I hate to be rushed, especially since I've gotten older. Awesome personality, and makes you feel comfortable as possible during exams, vaginal ultrasounds, & various procedures. He goes over everything with you, and makes sure you understand. He knows his stuff. I have been seeing him since 2003. So far, GREAT.
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Specialties

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

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  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Conditions Treated

  • Abdominal Disorders
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Blood Disorders
  • Blood Disorders in Pregnancy
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brain Disorders
  • Breast Diseases
  • Breech Position
  • Cancer
  • Cervical Cancer
  • Cervical Polyps
  • Cervicitis
  • Chlamydia Infections
  • Coagulation Defects in Pregnancy and Postpartum
  • Diabetes
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Encounters for Normal Pregnancies
  • Endometrial Cancer
  • Endometriosis
  • Female Infertility
  • Genitourinary Tract Infections in Pregnancy
  • Gestational Diabetes
  • Gonorrhea Infections
  • Gynecologic Cancer
  • Hemorrhage from Placenta Previa
  • Hemorrhoids
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertension Complicating Pregnancy, Childbirth and Postpartum
  • Infectious Diseases
  • Intrauterine Growth Restriction
  • Low Back Pain During Pregnancy
  • Mastodynia
  • Maternal Anemia
  • Maternal Hypotension Syndrome
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Menstrual Migraine
  • Miscarriages
  • Multiple Gestation
  • Nausea
  • Noninflammatory Cervical Disorders
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Ovarian Cancer
  • Ovarian Cysts
  • Pap Smear Abnormalities
  • Perimenopause
  • Peripartum Cardiomyopathy
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovarian Syndrome
  • Postpartum Depression
  • Preeclampsia
  • Pregestational Diabetes Mellitus
  • Pregnancy-Related Disorders
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sickle Cell Disease
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Thrombosis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Urinary Disorders
  • Uterine Cancer
  • Uterine Diseases
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Prolapse
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginal Cancer
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Thrombosis and Phlebitis in Pregnancy
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Yeast Infections

Procedures Performed

  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Birth Control
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • C-Section
  • Destruction or Excision of Lesion of Cervix (incl. LEEP)
  • Destruction or Excision of Vaginal Lesions
  • Dilation and Curettage
  • Endocervical Curettage
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Fecal Occult Blood Test for Colorectal Cancer
  • Fetal Monitoring
  • Fluid Contrast Ultrasound
  • Gynecologic Cancer Screening
  • Hysterectomy - Laparoscopic
  • Hysterectomy - Open
  • Hysteroscopy
  • Incontinence Sling Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Excision or Destruction of Ovary With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparoscopic Surgical Procedure
  • Laparoscopic Vaginal Hysterectomy With Robotic Assistance
  • Laparotomy
  • Myomectomy - Open and-or Laparoscopic
  • Pap Smear
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Pregnancy Ultrasound
  • Radical Hysterectomies for Cervical Cancer
  • Removal of Reproductive Organs (Hysterectomy, Oophorectomy, Salpingectomy, Salpingo-Oophorectomy, Resection of Peritoneal Malignancy)
  • Rh Incompatibility Screening
  • Sympathectomy
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Ultrasound, Pelvic
  • Vaginal Birth After Cesarean (VBAC)
  • Vaginal Delivery and VBAC
  • Vaginal Surgery
  • Vulvectomy
  • Wound Repair
  • X-Ray

Background Check

  • 0
    Malpractice Claims

    No malpractice history found for Florida.

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  • 0
    Sanctions

    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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  • 0
    Board Actions

    No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Education

  • Medical School
    Wright State University Boonshoft School Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1993

  • Internship Hospital
    University of Florida

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    University of Florida

    Completed in 1997

  • Undergraduate School
    Vanderbilt University

    Graduated in 1989

  • Other Education
    University Of Florida, Obstetrics and Gynecology

    Completed in 1997

Awards & Recognition

  • Awards & Honors
    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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  • Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Whitaker's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • Board certified in Obstetrics & Gynecology
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found
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Dr. Whitaker's Office & Staff

Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
Staff friendliness and courteousness
Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
10 – 15 minutes

Experience with Dr. Whitaker

Level of trust in provider's decisions
How well provider explains medical condition(s)
How well provider listens and answers questions
Spends appropriate amount of time with patients