Dr. Robert Vawter, MD


Rheumatology | Male

Ohio Valley Rheumatology 30 Medical Park Ste 101 Wheeling, WV 26003 Get Directions
Dr. Robert Vawter, MD

Dr. Robert Vawter, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Wheeling, WV. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Dr. Vawter is affiliated with Weirton Medical Center, East Ohio Regional Hospital, Wetzel County Hospital, Reynolds Memorial Hospital, Belmont Community Hospital, Barnesville Hospital, Trinity Health East, Wheeling Hospital and Ohio Valley Medical Center.

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Dr. Vawter's Reviews

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based on 21 total reviews (8 with comments)
Dr. Vawter's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (8)
in Steubenville, OH |
Everyone is really off base about Dr. Vawter. I find him to be compassionate and he is always willing to talk to me and include me in my treatment options. Perhaps others feel he should be soft and fuzzy but he is a specialist and knows his specialty very well. Never had an issue with Dr. Vawter or his staff. Great physician
in Wheeling, WV |
I have been seeing Dr. Vawter for over 30+ years. I have never, ever had a bad experience while seeing him. I feel the patients didn't give him a chance to work with them that gave him such bad ratings. Dr. Vawter, Dr. Kettler and Dr. Latos have saved my life more than once!!! I thank God for the gifts and talents that Dr. Vawter has used to help me many times, which were trying, at best. He is a wonderful man and doctor!! God bless him.
Proctor, WV |
Very mean and condescending man. He talks to people like he is so far above them and whatever they say is meaningless. Very Rude. Like the others have said. I should have trusted the reviews and went somewhere else.
Wheeling, WV |
Very rude man. He cut me off every time I spoke. Only sees new patients at 8am. So I got up at 530am and drove there for him to talk to me like I was stupid. He wanted records but wouldn't look at what I had. He acted indignant about me seeing the nurse practitioner at my Dr's office. I walked out within 5 minutes of the visit.
Morgantown, WV |
I would not recommend him to anyone! Does not have a good bedside manner at all! Made me feel very uncomfortable, like I could not ask questions or say everything that I felt needed to be said.
in McMechen, WV |
He is Avery compassionate doctor. Takes time to talk and makes sure you understand what needs to be done with meds and treatment
Wheeling, WV |
I was very nervous about seeing this doctor because of things I had read and heard. Yes, he does have a unique personality that may turn people off, BUT he got me in very quickly for an urgent appointment. He was knowledgeable, used explanations that were easy to understand, and seemed to genuinely want to help me feel better. If you forget the bedside manner and focus on the fact that he knows his illnesses, treatments, and medicines, then you won't be disappointed.
Wheeling wv |
Rude man made me feel like I was burdening him because my primary care doctor referred me
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Dr. Vawter's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:

  •  Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  No board certification on record with Healthgrades
  •  No malpractice claims found
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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    No malpractice history found for West Virginia.

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    No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

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Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Kawasaki Disease
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Osteoarthritis
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


  • Medical School
    Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation, College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1983

  • Residency Hospital
    Ohio Valley Med Center

    Completed in 1990

    West Virginia University Hosps

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Filipino

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  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection