Dr. Donald Whitaker, MD

Dr. Donald Whitaker, MD

Obstetrics & Gynecology  |  
Male  |  
49 y/o
89 reviews

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Dr. Donald Whitaker, MD is an obstetrics & gynecology doctor who practices in Fort Walton Beach, FL. He is 49 years old and has been practicing for 24 years. Dr. Whitaker is affiliated with Fort Walton Beach Medical Center and Sacred Heart Hospital On the Emerald Coast....See Less

Donald W. Whitaker, MD, PA

924 Mar Walt Dr

Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)

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Dr. Whitaker's Experience

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


  • Obstetrics & Gynecology

Board Certifications

  • Obstetrics & Gynecology
    Accredited by: American Board of 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
  • HPV (Human Papillomavirus)
  • Hemorrhage from Placenta Previa
  • Hemorrhoids
  • High Risk Pregnancy
  • 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 Cancer
  • Vaginal and Pelvic Prolapse
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Venous Thrombosis and Phlebitis in Pregnancy
  • Vulvar Cancer
  • Yeast Infections


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  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Advanced Laparoscopic Surgery
  • Arterial Blood Gas Test (ABG)
  • Birth Control
  • C-Section
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Colpopexy
  • Colporrhaphy
  • Colposcopy
  • 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


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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Florida.

0 Sanctions

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

0 Board Actions

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


  • Vanderbilt University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
  • Wright State University Boonshoft School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1993
  • University of Florida
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University of Florida
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1997
  • University Of Florida, Obstetrics and Gynecology
    Other Education | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Whitaker has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Whitaker's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Whitaker to family and friends
based on 89 total surveys (14 with reviews)
Dr. Whitaker's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Reviews (14)
Mary Esther, FL |
Dr. Whitaker is the best OB/GYN ever!!! He is funny, and he makes you feel completely comfortable. He is like your best friend after you have seen him once. I recommend him to everyone. My friends that see him love him, too. He is very thorough and will get to the bottom of the problem you are having. He is the BEST!!!!
Ft Walton Beach, FL |
Amazing!! We had the best service and the best delivery with Dr Whitaker, he was very informative, we were able to get lots of sonograms and when we went to deliver everything was very smooth and he checked up on us a lot to make sure we were okay and that all are needs were being meet! He's an amazing doctor and he definitely made my second experience at delivering very easy!! Thank you so much!
in Ft Walton Beach, FL |
Dr. Whitaker is amazing!!! He makes you feel comfortable and confident in any situation! Dr. Whitaker is friendly, yet professional, down to earth, funny, and he works quickly! There isn't much waiting around in his office! I have never had a bad experience with him! He delivered my first born 11 years ago, when I was 17 and I recently moved back to the area and he is delivering my 5th child in May! I was so excited to be able to get in with him! His staff is also amazing!! Best Doctor ever!
Atlanta, GA |
I've been seeing Dr. Whitaker for 11 years and he is the best. He cares for his patients a lot! His office staff are very nice and always there to help you with anything especially with your insurance. His office staff always return their calls very quickly! I highly recommended Dr Whitaker!
in CRESTVIEW, fl |
Extremely long waits! I have had 3 children (Dr of second birth) all on the same insurance and he is the only doctor that my insurance said was overcharging! Now we're going back and forth because he says I owe him thousands, also refuses to return any phone calls!!!
in Crestview, FL |
Awesome doctor! I trust him with my life. I have had high risk pregnancies and he went above and beyond to help me.
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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Dr. Whitaker accepts 20 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Dental Blue 100/200/300
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Florida
    Blue Care HMO
    Blue Select
    BlueDental Choice
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Coventry Health Care of Florida, Inc.
    Employer Group PPO
  • Federal Employee Program (FEP)
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Golden Rule
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Life
  • Tricare
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
    United Healthcare

Hospitals where Dr. Whitaker has admitting privileges

Fort Walton Beach Medical Center
1000 Mar Walt Dr
Fort Walton Beach, FL 32547
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Sacred Heart Hospital On the Emerald Coast
7800 US Highway 98 W
Miramar Beach, FL 32550
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