Dr. Robert Vawter, MD

Dr. Robert Vawter, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
Insurances AcceptedSave
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 Wheeling Hospital, Ohio Valley Medical Center, Weirton Medical Center, Wetzel County Hospital, Barnesville Hospital, East Ohio Regional Hospital, Belmont Community Hospital, Reynolds Memorial Hospital and Trinity Health East.

30 Medical Park Ste 101

Wheeling, WV 26003

Contact Information

(304) 242-1100

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana

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  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

Dr. Vawter does not have any board certifications listed.


Conditions Treated

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • 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
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


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  • Joint Drainage
  • Steroid Injection

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for West Virginia.

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.


  • Virgen Milagrosa University Foundation, College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1983
  • Ohio Valley Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1990
  • West Virginia University Hosps
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors

Dr. Vawter has no awards or honors listed.

Media & Publications

Dr. Vawter has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Filipino

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Vawter's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Vawter to family and friends
based on 22 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Vawter's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in St Clairsville, OH |
Dr. Vawter was very informative, friendly and helpful. I learned the most about my condition on my first visit with him then I ever learned from the multiple visits with the three previous doctors I had seen. Dr. Vawter spent 40 minutes talking to me about my condition and really impressed me with his knowledge and willingness to really look at my overall health and try to connect the dots that others had overlooked. I would certainly recommend Dr. Vawter to a friend.
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 accepts 5 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Vawter has admitting privileges

Barnesville Hospital
639 W Main St
Barnesville, OH 43713
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Belmont Community Hospital
4697 Harrison St
Bellaire, OH 43906
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East Ohio Regional Hospital
90 N 4th St
Martins Ferry, OH 43935
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Ohio Valley Medical Center
2000 Eoff St
Wheeling, WV 26003
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Reynolds Memorial Hospital
800 Wheeling Ave
Glen Dale, WV 26038
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Trinity Health East
380 Summit Ave
Steubenville, OH 43952
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Weirton Medical Center
601 Colliers Way
Weirton, WV 26062
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Wetzel County Hospital
3 E Benjamin Dr
New Martinsville, WV 26155
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Wheeling Hospital
1 Medical Park
Wheeling, WV 26003
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