Dr. Ethan Colliver, DO

Dr. Ethan Colliver, DO

Sports MedicineMaleAge 45

Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(540) 210-3456

Dr. Ethan Colliver, DO is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Blacksburg, VA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Lewisgale Hospital Montgomery and Carilion New River Valley Medical Center. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Colliver to book an appointment.

Locations

Valley Sports & Spine Clinic

Valley Sports & Spine Clinic3706 S Main St Blacksburg, VA 24060
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  • Offers Telehealth This provider offers telehealth appointments. Call the office to schedule an appointment.
  • Practices at Top Hospital America’s 100 Best Hospitals for Orthopedic Surgery Award™ See hospitals
  • Hospital Satisfaction Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

Dr. Colliver's Reviews

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They did not get prior approval from my insurance for injections in my hip, so two of the injections were not covered. Instead of checking with insurance they sent my bill to collections. When I called my insurance, they said they would pay if the Dr. would submit the appropriate paperwork. After months of waiting and calling the billing department several times, I was told they were waiting on the insurance and would let me know the decision. They DID NOT. Instead of communicating with me or sending a bill, they sent it back to collections.....Their excuse....I signed a piece of paper stating I would cover what the insurance did not. Yes I will but communicate with me.....
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Jul 21, 2021
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Very thorough. Explained everything well and was gentle and kind in dealing with my pain.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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A. Bland – Feb 07, 2020
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I had a good experience with Him and everyone in the office so far. He is not much on words but he does his job.
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Feb 06, 2020
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My complaint is not with Dr Colliver, but with his billing department. They didn’ submit my insurance claims, even though they told me they did. I was given a injection in my back without prior authorization, but I was told they had gotten insurance approval. I had to pay out of pocket, my insurance is trying their best to reimburse me, but they need the proper paperwork sent to them. I have a friend that went through the same thing. I will ever go back to this office!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
5 people found this helpful
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Oct 31, 2019
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Not a very good bedside manner. It was obvious after my first and only visit it’s his way or the highway.
6 people found this helpful
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Mar 28, 2019
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The doctor examined me and hurt me, then told me to go to his (!) spinal clinic next door. I requested PT instead, which helped greatly, but when I saw him again, he insisted that I was not better at all, implying that he did not believe my word that I can work out again at the gym because the pain is much less. And that space cadet PA!! Doctor cannot clearly explain anything, being disrespectful, and impatient. He has an obsession with another treatment, not PT. I will not go back there.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
7 people found this helpful
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Blacksburg – Nov 13, 2018
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DEEEPEST THANKS, Dr. Colliver, for your caring and recommendations re: my back. I am truly grateful that you are working with me!! Questions 1. Did you see the results of my Nuclear Medicine Spect CT of my lumbar spine?. A family member asked me to ask you these questions: 1. Should I stop having back massages along the spine? 2. To what degree is the curvature? 3. Is this a progressive issue? 4. Is this a normal progression at ,my age? Another appointment? DEEP THANKS, Phyllis
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Phyllis T. Albritton in Blacksburg, VA – Nov 30, 2017
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I had low back pain that radiated down my thigh and calf. I began physical therapy which helped significantly, but the pain recurred. Dr. Colliver gave me an SI injection that completely relieved the pain. My job requires me to be alert. I cannot routinely take pain meds or muscle relaxers. I am thankful that I am pain free and medicine free!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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Patrick in Radford, VA – Aug 24, 2017
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Possibly the worst experience I have ever had with a physician. Nothing was learned at my visit that was not already explained to me by my primary care doctor. Pain is an illusion to him as having a herniated disc is not worthy of even the mildest of medication to manage.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
13 people found this helpful
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Blacksburg, VA – Mar 30, 2017
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We've had multiple apple w/ very little info. They schedule you w/PA whoasks questions that could be done over phone. Follow up is with Dr Colliver. seems great when you can see him. So 4 visits could've been handled in 2. also really favor & recommend their in house rehab (no insurance cov) over PT(licensed and covered). Staff is aloof and unhelpful. Demanded payment at last visit vs sending bill after being told I could be billed. Did not have HSA W/me so we had to leave. Very disappointed.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
10 people found this helpful
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Blacksburg, VA – Jan 28, 2017
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Dr. Colliver seems to be courteous and professional. Not sure if his interest is mainly getting a person to make numerous visits. Office staff is incompetent. Insurance billing is incompetent.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
13 people found this helpful
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jane in Blacksburg, VA – Dec 27, 2016
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Dr Colliver has the magic touch. I had been in pain several months. One visit with him and he diagnosed & corrected my problem. He is very polite and courteous. The office was ran professional. Highly recommended.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Ruru in Christiansburg, Va – Oct 29, 2016
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Office staff is misinformed about policies. Told I could not have results of diagnostic tests (done after the first appointment as an outpatient) without scheduling another appointment. Followup not supposed to be for a month, but to get the results, returned a week after the first appointment. Dr. Colliver was surprised to see me and told me that I should NOT have had to make an appointment just to get the "all clear" on the diagnostics- he said staff was training. Dr. is great, staff is not.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
6 people found this helpful
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Blacksburg, VA – Sep 27, 2016
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The staff at Dr. Culliver's office is inefficient to say the least. They told me they would schedule my MRI...I called 2 1/2 weeks later and the comment was "she has not done that? I thought she had..you keep your phone close because I will call you back today." A week later she called. That was only one issue of several in dealing with the front office. There is no personality, compassion, or concern. Dr. Colliver is a very good doctor but he is losing patients due to his office staff
What went well
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
8 people found this helpful
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Christiansburg, VA – Aug 08, 2016
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Very good, He is pretty much on time which I find rare these days. He relived my very painful sciatica and that was much needed.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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Rebecca in Radford, VA – Jul 07, 2016
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All what he recommends is to convince you visiting the physical therapy clinic next door which I believe he get a conflict interest, and he will never miss a chance to charge you even if you only go back to pick up a piece of paper work...
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Jimmy in Blacksburg, VA – Jul 05, 2016
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Not sure why this doctor won the Bedside Manner award. I found Dr. Colliver depressing. He told me he had no diagnosis and there was a good chance I would walk again whenever all I needed was some pain management. (and I am now walking again with a walker) Dr. Raju at the Christiansburg Pain Management clinic was much more compassionate and didn't humiliate me for being handicapped and weak the way Dr. Colliver and his staff did.
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
8 people found this helpful
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Blacksburg, VA – May 19, 2016
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This doctor is too busy and has too many patients to provide adequate services. His office wasn't able to order tests for me, my GP had to get involved. I felt like I was being pawned off onto his PA, who said she could schedule me for a procedure, yet when I called to schedule it, the first time I called during office hours, 3pm, it went to messages, then the second time, I was put on hold for 10 minutes and then the procedure could not be scheduled until a month later. He is too busy for me
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
15 people found this helpful
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Dee P. in Christiansburg, VA – Dec 21, 2015
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No malpractice claims found for Virginia
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Colliver's conditions and procedures:

  • Ataxia
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Herniated Disc
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Vertebral Column Tumors
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Dr. Colliver accepts the following insurance:

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Commonwealth of Virginia
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Gold OAEPO-VA
Gold-VA PPO
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KeyCare-VA PPO
Lumenos HSA-VA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
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Option I-VA
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Cigna
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Ethan Colliver, DO is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Blacksburg, VA. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Lewisgale Hospital Montgomery...Read more

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Spinal Cord Injury Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Education

Buffalo General Hospital
Fellowship Hospital
University of Utah
Residency Hospital
Mary Imogene Bassett Hospital
Internship Hospital
Arizona College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1998
James Madison University
Undergraduate School
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Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • American Pain Society Scholarship Recipient, May 2007
  • Mark P. Scott Outstanding Resident of the Year Award, June 2008
  • University of Utah, Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, Resident Research Award, 2007-2008

Media & Publications

  • Association of Chiari malformation and Craniocervical Instability in Children with Beare-Stevenson Syndrome; A Case Report and Literature Review., 2006
  • Radial nerve palsy in a manual laborer after shoveling, July 2007

Frequently Asked Questions

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Does Dr. Ethan Colliver, DO offer telehealth services?

Dr. Colliver has indicated that they offer telehealth. Contact the office to check for eligibility for your needs.

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What are Dr. Ethan Colliver, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Colliver frequently treats Chronic Neck Pain, Spondylolisthesis, and Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Colliver treats.

Where is Dr. Ethan Colliver, DO's office located?

Dr. Colliver's office is located at 3706 S Main St, Blacksburg, VA 24060. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Colliver is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Lewisgale Hospital Montgomery

Blacksburg, VA

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

1 Award Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2019)

Carilion New River Valley Medical Center

Christiansburg, VA

73% Patient Experience Rating, 4% higher than the national average

4 Awards Received

Carilion Roanoke Memorial Hospital

Roanoke, VA

69% Patient Experience Rating, Equal to the national average

2 Awards Received

Lewisgale Hospital Pulaski

Pulaski, VA

79% Patient Experience Rating, 10% higher than the national average

2 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Lewisgale Medical Center

Salem, VA

71% Patient Experience Rating, 2% higher than the national average

11 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Orthopedic Surgery Excellence Award™ (2022)

Wythe County Community Hospital

Wytheville, VA

59% Patient Experience Rating, 10% lower than the national average