Dr. Francis O'Donnell, DO

Dr. Francis O'Donnell, DO

Neurology  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
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Dr. Francis O'Donnell, DO is a neurology specialist in Dublin, OH and has been practicing for 33 years. He graduated from At Still University Health Sciences/Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1985 and specializes in neurology and headache management.Read his story

6770 Avery Muirfield Dr

Dublin, OH 43017

Contact Information

(614) 890-6555

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • CoreSource
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Fallon Community Health Plan
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
more than 90% of peers
more than 89% of peers
more than 82% of peers

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Dr. O'Donnell's bio

This content was provided by Dr. O'Donnell "Dr. O'Donnell is a Board Certified Neurologist specializing in headache treatment and research. Dr. O'Donnell, was born and raised in northern New Jersey where he attended St. Peter's Preparatory School. Following high school graduation Dr. O'Donnell attended Lehigh University in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania where he received his Bachelor's Degree and graduated Magna Cum Laude. Dr. O'Donnell attended Medical School at Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri where he again graduated with high honors. Dr. O'Donnell completed his Internship at Doctor's Hospital and his Residency at OSU Hospital both in Columbus, Ohio. While at OSU Hospital Dr. O'Donnell served as chief resident and started the OSU Headache Clinic. As a clinical professor in the Department of Neurology at OSU Dr. O'Donnell developed an interest in Behavioral Medicine and began to design clinical research protocols in this area of study. Since joining Ortho Neuro in 1991 Dr. O'Donnell has become a clinical professor at Ohio University. This has allowed for collaboration with Ken Holroyd, Ph.D. in the Department of Psychology, one of the leading international experts on conservative behavioral treatment for headache. Dr. O'Donnell has designed and participated in drug and non-pharmacologic studies sponsored by the National Institute of Health attempting to determine the benefits of these treatments for tension and migraine headache sufferers. Dr. O'Donnell receives grant/research support from and serves on the speakers' bureau for Abbot, Glaxo Wellcome, Merck, Pharmacia and Astra Zeneca companies. Dr. O'Donnell was elected by his peers for inclusion in Best Doctors in America® from 2009 to present. Dr. O'Donnell is the co-director of The Headache Management and Research Project and has published numerous papers presented at regional, national and international scientific meetings. He is an organizer and director for the Ohio State Headache Association and a member of the Central Ohio neurologic Society, the American Association for the Study of Headache and the Ohio and American Osteopathic Societies."


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  • Neurology
  • Headache Management

Board Certifications

  • Neurology
    Accredited by: American Osteopathic Board of Neurology & Psychiatry*

Conditions Treated

  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Cluster Headache
  • Concussion
  • Confusion
  • Dementia
  • Dystonia
  • Epilepsy
  • Essential Tremor
  • Headache
  • Inflammatory and Toxic Neuropathy
  • Migraine
  • Post-Concussion Syndrome
  • Seizure Disorders
  • Stroke
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headache
  • Tic Disorders
  • Tourette's Syndrome
  • Tremor


  • Neurological Testing

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Ohio.

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.


  • At Still University Health Sciences/Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1985
  • Doctor's Hospital North
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Ohio State University
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. O'Donnell has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. O'Donnell's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. O'Donnell to family and friends
based on 82 total reviews (15 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (82)

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Dr. O'Donnell's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (15)

in Columbus
I saw Dr. O'Donnell for over a year for migraines and I would NEVER recommend him. It was great at first, but slowly he shifted me to seeing his physician assistant instead. When I did meet with him, he stopped listening. At first, he spent time with me, asked me questions, and seemed to listen. By...more
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in Westerville, OH
Do yourself a favor and read and believe the negative reviews. I would give zero stars if possible. Find another neurologist
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Dr. O'Donnell was arrogant, condescending and dismissive during my follow up visit after seeing him for debilitating post concussive headaches, etc. He seemed annoyed when I told him that the meds he prescribed at my first visit we're not helping. It never made sense to me why I was given 10...more
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I have never written a review but thought it was necessary today. We just left our first visit with this physician and will not return. He was rude, dismissive, and impersonal! He did not listen to the history of my husbands symptoms over past 14 months just passed him off to see other...more
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in Columbus, OH
I have seen Dr. O'Donnell for the past few years. I've had chronic migraines for years and needed my FMLA certification updated because I had more than allowed last month. He refused to recertify me and I told him I could lose my job. He didn't care and went on with the apt while I am literally...more
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