I was born and raised in Mount Vernon, Ohio. I was the fourth of eight children. My father was a general surgeon. I was always busy as a child participating in 4H, Boy Scouts and Sports. I started working at a young age cutting grass and delivering newspapers and shoveling snow. Eventually I got my first job at Kroger's as a bag boy at age 16 as soon as I could drive back-and-forth to work. I worked at Wenco on a paint line the summer after graduating high school. I joined the Navy reserves as a Hospital Corpsman in order to serve my country and gain experience in the health field. I attended Boot Camp at Great Lakes Naval Training Center during the summer after my freshman year at the University of Dayton. I attended Hospital Corps School at Great Lakes during the summer after my sophomore year at the University of Dayton. I attended reserve duty one weekend a month throughout the year working in the medical department administering immunizations and performing physicals and helping with the physical fitness testing. Every summer I went to Portsmouth Naval Hospital, Norfolk, Virginia to work in the hospital. I studied and became an EMT during college and I volunteered at Saint Elizabeth's and Miami Valley Hospital in Dayton while attending the University of Dayton. I developed a passion for orthopedic surgery after doing an elective during medical school and decided to pursue orthopedic surgery as a career. I had a very busy and academically challenging orthopedic residency program at Henry Ford Hospital in Detroit. After completion of my residency, I felt very prepared to enter the workforce and I wanted to continue with general orthopedic surgery as I did not want to limit myself to any particular subspecialty. I was very pleased to return home to central Ohio in 1998 when I joined Dr. Jackson and Dr. Quimjian at orthopedic and fracture clinic. I was a founding member of Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine Inc. in 2000 moving into the new building on Tamarack Road at that time. I worked extremely hard in practice and at the local hospital taking care of a full spectrum of orthopedic injuries and surgeries. I was elected as vice chief of surgery and as chief of the division of orthopedic surgery at the local hospital where I have served for many years in this capacity. I have always been driven to improve the orthopedic services in my practice and at the local hospital. I stay on top of the orthopedic literature in order to remain on the cutting edge of technology as new knowledge and techniques develop. In my spare time I enjoy spending time with my wife and two children and the family dog. I enjoy reading and learning history particularly about the Civil War and also the history of United States and of the presidency. Currently I am the senior managing partner at Orthopedic Specialists & Sports Medicine Inc. as Dr. Jackson and Dr. Quimjian have both retired. I still thoroughly enjoy the practice of orthopedic surgery. I am very excited about the advancements within the field to allow for outpatient joint replacement and custom knee replacement using 3-D printing technology. I am a founding member of Northpointe Surgical Suites located in Zanesville and specializing in outpatient surgical procedures including total shoulder, hip and knee replacement as well as shoulder arthroscopy and arthroscopic rotator cuff repair, arthroscopic knee surgery including menisectomy and ACL reconstruction, fracture work and hand surgical procedures such as carpal tunnel release and CMC Arthroplasty. I look forward to the constant advancement within the field of orthopedic surgery. I look forward to meeting new patients as I do every day and helping them to improve their lives through using my skills as a diagnostician and orthopedic surgeon.
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Patient Centered Care - I educate my patients about their orthopedic problem and explain the treatment options available to them. I then allow my patients to decide which treatment option is right for them.
Dr. Westerheide's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Orthopedic Surgery
Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Joint Replacement Orthopedic Surgery
Orthopedic Fracture Care
Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
Sports Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
Why It Matters: Dr. Westerheide's Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
Ankle Sprains and Strains
Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Neck Pain
Chronic Pelvic Pain
Complications of Joint Prosthesis
De Quervain's Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
Glenoid Labrum Tear
Internal Derangement of Knee
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
Low Back Pain
Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
Osteoarthritis of Hands
Osteoarthritis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
Osteoarthritis of Knee
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
Osteoarthritis of Spine
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Pathological Spine Fracture
Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
Peripheral Nerve Disorders
Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
Rotator Cuff Tear
Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
Spine Fractures, Traumatic
Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
Tibia and Fibula Fractures
All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
Carpal Tunnel Release
De Quervain's Release
Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
Rotator Cuff Surgery
Shoulder Fracture Treatment
Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
Spine Fracture Treatment
Trigger Finger Release
Trigger Point Injection
Malpractice Claims not available
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
Undergraduate School | Graduated 1989
Oh State Univ Coll Of Med and Pub Hlth
Medical School | Graduated 1993
Henry Ford Hosp
Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
Henry Ford Hospital
Residency Hospital | Completed 1998
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Westerheide has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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