Dr. Howard Schertzinger, MD

Interventional Spine Medicine •  Male • Age 58
  
Dr. Schertzinger
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

Commonwealth Orthopaedic Center

2123 Auburn Ave Cincinnati, OH 45219

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(513) 221-2663

Dr. Howard Schertzinger, MD is a Interventional Spine Medicine Specialist in Cincinnati, OH. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Bethesda North Hospital and Christ Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Schertzinger to book an appointment.


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Dr. Schertzinger's Top Procedures and Conditions

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Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schertzinger treats Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement) more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Schertzinger treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Sciatica as Seen in Rheumatoid Arthritis
Back Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schertzinger treats Back Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Schertzinger treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schertzinger treats Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear) more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Schertzinger treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Schertzinger's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Ankle and Foot Instability or Derangement
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Autonomic Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Brain Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Disc Degeneration
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Cervical Sprain
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Postoperative Pain
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Congenital Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Degenerative Spine Disorders
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Disc Degeneration
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lumbar Sprain
  • Migraine
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Myelopathy
  • Neck Muscle Strain
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Nerve Destruction by Neurolytic Agent
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Surgical Pain Management
  • Osgood Schlatter Disease
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pain Disorder
  • Pain Management Through Physical Therapy
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sacrum Disorders
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Spinal Compression Fracture
  • Spinal Instability
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stiff-Man Syndrome
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Thoracic Disc Disorders
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia or Fibula Stress Fracture
  • Upper Back Pain
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Work-Related Injuries

Dr. Schertzinger's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schertzinger

3.5

Based on 24 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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1 Star
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      Dr. Shertzingter was very nice. He was easy to talk to about my issues. He was prompt getting me to X ray and follow up with MRI. I couldn't expect anything more. I am very pleased..
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      April – May 13, 2020
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      Dr. Scherzinger was very personable. He showed me xrays and explained what was going on so I could understand. I would highly recommend him to anyone.
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      Feb 20, 2020
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      Pretty easy visit...straight forward and honest.
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      • Appointment wasn't rushed
      • Listened & answered questions
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      • Trusted the provider's decisions
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      Tim – Oct 10, 2019
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      He was the only Dr out of three that is interested in treating/fixing getting to the core of what's causing my pain, not just wanting to inject me with something. I have seen the curvature in my lower back and none of the other Drs never explained it to me, when I asked they said said it's no big deal. One Dr wanted to start injections and I was scared to death. Then this other Dr said in so many words, then the pain must not be that bad then None of the others had any bed side manners.
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      Mar 02, 2019
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      I love Dr. Schertzinger! He was so determined to find what was going on with them, he did multiple MRIs to get to the bottom of it. When he discovered I had a partial empty cella in my brain he then referred me to see a Neurologist and I was diagnosed with Idiopathic Intracrainal Hypertension. When I went back to tell him he was more excited than me that we found the cause of my pain. And he was still willing to see me for my back pain. I would always recommend him to anyone with spine pain!
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      Caren in Florence, Kentucky – Mar 31, 2018
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      I waited one hour to be seen, and this was for a morning appointment. The doctor was less than apologetic and had little bedside manner. Will not return.
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      Independence – Feb 23, 2018
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      I've seen Dr Scherzinger and he has never looked at my injury nor has touched me. He ordered a MRI the staff were saying they were waiting for my MRI to get approved it been 2.5 months I decided to call my insurance and I don't need an approval. Poor dr and poor staff!
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      Cincinnati – Oct 22, 2017
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      I have been seeing Dr. Schertzinger for about 6 months. I recently moved here from the Boston area. After having the same Orthopedic Surgeon for 28 years I didn't think I would find another Dr. to even come close to my former Doctor, well I am very happy that I have chosen well twice. Dr. Schertzinger is a Doctor that I have complete trust in my wellbeing. Mrs. Juanita A. Ridings
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      JuanitaA Ridings in Alexandria, KY – Apr 07, 2017
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      I needed a quick appointment for my neck, and I was able to get in with Dr. Schertzinger at Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers. Dr. Schertzinger took x-rays, then reviewed the x-rays with me. He showed me what he saw and made sure I understood it. He took the time to ask me a list of questions, and then he discussed treatment options with me. I appreciated the time he took with me, his explanations of treatment, and I'm happy to say I'm doing well.
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      Dave in Loveland, OH – Oct 12, 2016
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      After going to a couple of spine card doctors and getting anything from no help to misdiagnosing, I finally got my wife to Dr. Schertzinger. As opposed to the earlier 'docs', Dr, Schertzinger was thorough, took plenty of time, listened well and asked her many questions in her visit. Then he followed up with scans and arrived at a treatment regimen and therapy for her back problem. With his background in sports medicine, etc., he is well qualified to deal with many orthopedic problems.
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      J Frank M in Hamilton, OH – Mar 05, 2016
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      Excellent Physician who takes the time to figure out the root cause of your problem. He and his staff were caring and helped me tremendously with reversing arthritis in my hips. I highly recommend this physician and practice.
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      Becky in Liberty Township, Ohio – Mar 03, 2016
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      As a former patient with a Complex Medical History, I can safely attest to Dr Z's Exceptional questioning and LISTENING Skills-both of which culminated into the most THOROUGH relationship I have ever had with any Physician, much less one treating me for Chronic Pain WHILE I was going through treatment for Hep-C. His Patience, skill as a Physician and overall Demeanor are second to none. I realize he is in the Position to HAVE TO say No to some folks, but for those who he can treat~WORTH IT~
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      About Me

      Care Philosophy

      Dr. Schertzinger specializes in Spine Care and Sports Medicine. 

      Specialties

      • Interventional Spine Medicine
      • Sports Medicine

      Education

      Duke University Med Center
      Residency Hospital
      1993
      University Of North Carolina
      Fellowship Hospital

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      Locations

      Commonwealth Orthopaedic Center

      OrthoCincy2123 Auburn Ave Cincinnati, OH 45219
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      Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers8726 Us 42 Florence, KY 41042
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      Affiliated Hospitals

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      Bethesda North Hospital

      Cincinnati, OH

      71% Patient experience rating, 2% higher than the national average

      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

      Christ Hospital

      Cincinnati, OH

      83% Patient experience rating, 14% higher than the national average

      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

      Good Samaritan Hospital

      Cincinnati, OH

      76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

      Mercy Health - Fairfield Hospital

      Fairfield, OH

      75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • America's 50 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)
      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)
      • America's 100 Best Hospitals Award™ (2019, 2018)
      • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2019, 2018)

      St. Elizabeth Edgewood Hospital

      Edgewood, KY

      76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

      • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

      St. Elizabeth Florence

      Florence, KY

      75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

      UC Health West Chester Hospital

      West Chester, OH

      75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

      • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)