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Dr. Howard Schertzinger, MD

Pain Medicine ·  Male · Age 57

Dr. Schertzinger

Commonwealth Orthopaedic Centers

2123 Auburn Ave Cincinnati, OH 45219

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Dr. Howard Schertzinger, MD is a pain medicine specialist in Cincinnati, OH and has been practicing for 26 years. He graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health in 1988 and specializes in pain medicine, physical medicine & rehabilitation, and more.


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Dr. Schertzinger's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
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
Ankle Sprains and Strains
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schertzinger treats Ankle Sprains and Strains more than 98% of his peers

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

Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schertzinger treats Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture more than 98% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Sprain

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
  • 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
  • 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

About Me

Care Philosophy

Dr. Schertzinger specializes in Spine Care and Sports Medicine. 

Specialties

  • Pain Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Interventional Spine Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Board Certifications

Education

1993
University Of North Carolina
Fellowship Hospital
1992
Duke University Medical Center
Residency Hospital
1989
Duke University Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1988
Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health
Medical School
1984
University of Cincinnati
Undergraduate School
1993
1992
1989
1988
1984

Awards

Dr. Schertzinger's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schertzinger

3.4

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
52.38095238095238%
(11)
4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
38.095238095238095%
(8)

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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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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