Dr. Robert Whitehead, MD

Sports MedicineMaleAge 58

Dr. Whitehead
Accepting new patients

Orthoneuro

1313 Olentangy River Rd Columbus, OH 43212

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(614) 890-6555

Dr. Robert Whitehead, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Columbus, OH and has over 31 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from West Virginia University medical school in 1990. He is affiliated with Riverside Methodist Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Whitehead to book an appointment.

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Dr. Whitehead's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Broken Arm
  • Bruise of Face, Scalp, or Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot Sprain
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hernia
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain

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Dr. Whitehead accepts the following insurance:

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Bronze Pathway Group-OH HMO
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Catastrophic Pathway X-OH HMO
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Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
Gold Pathway-OH HMO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Pathway-OH HMO
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Pathway X-OH HMO
Silver Pathway-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC)
Worker's Compensation WC
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
Medical Mutual of Ohio
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tricare
UnitedHealthCare
United Healthcare

Dr. Whitehead's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Whitehead

4.5

Based on 25 ratings

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Dr. Whitehead was friendly and thorough. They snuck me in quickly when I needed to be cleared for a minor surgery for the next day and never once did I feel like I was a bother to him or his staff.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Brittany R – Jul 03, 2021
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I had have pain in my foot. Within 2 minutes, Dr. Whitehead diagnosed my problem and ordered a MRI. He is fantastic!
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David Lahman – Jun 19, 2021
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Dr. Whitehead took care of my 7 year old daughter’s knee in the urgent care after a softball injury.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jun 10, 2021
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Arrogant and not up to speed on current treatments. Must have paid for those 5 star reviews
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  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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May 31, 2021
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I highly recommend Dr. Whitehead. He knew that my shoulder pain was being caused by pinched nerves in my neck. He listens very well and answers all your questions.
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Krista G. – Apr 23, 2021
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Dr. Whitehead is consistently accurate in his diagnosis and treatment plans. His administrative assistant is awesome with getting follow up appointments in and outside of Ortho Neuro. Whenever I have a orthopedic related issue I always try to see Dr. Whitehead.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Arthur – Apr 13, 2021
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My visit with him was a good visit. He asked questions, he listened and was thorough. He’s a Pittsburgh Penguin fan but I wouldn’t hold that against him. Lol I would recommend him to anyone.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Derek B – Jan 20, 2021
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Anytime I have neck pain I see Dr. Whitehead. He is a great listener and provides excellent care!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Jan 06, 2021
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Dr. Whitehead was very friendly, and professional. He made me feel comfortable. I wasn’t in the best mood due too my upcoming surgery, but when I left I was in a better mood. Thank You!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Nov 21, 2020
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Exceptional in providing my care. Professional and personable. Made my visit stress free.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Lisa S – Oct 17, 2020
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Easy access to get seen. No appt needed..dr whitehead is friendly and knowledgeable he explains your condition in easily understood terms.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 02, 2020
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Great ortho doc. Have seen him twice and received excellent care. I had gone to another Urgent Care and couldn't even get a Xray. Discovered OrthoNeuro on the Web. Dr. Whitehead listened to me and understood that I was in pain. Xrays confirmed tears in my shoulder. Cortisone shot and a sling, I was out the door. Pain was relieved and I was so grateful! Dr. Whitehead even followed up on my injured shoulder and recommended a surgeon. A few weeks later, I went back to OrthoNeuro and was lucky to get Dr. Whitehead again. Exam and Xrays revealed tendonitis. Another Cortisone shot provided some relief. Knowing what's causing pain is half of the battle. An Urgent Care, for orthopedic issues, was new to me. Great! Ask for Dr. Whitehead. He's a keeper!
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Cynthia – Aug 05, 2020
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Dr.Whitehead was fantastic! My only complaint is he is not my family doctor! Great interaction with his patients and was very knowledgeable.I truly would recommend him to anyone!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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John Patton – Aug 04, 2020
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Robert D. Whitehead, M.D, Head Doctor in Orthopedic at OrthoNeuro Urgent Care, in Columbus, Ohio is a wonderful caring Doctor. It is so important to have such an experienced doctor treat you with a swollen knee and know what’s wrong with it and how to treat it. The staff and nurses were friendly and caring. I am happy with the experience. Sincerely, Diane Lynn Trout
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May 01, 2019
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I saw Dr. Whitehead at OrthoNeuro Urgent Care for a herniated disc in my back. He was thorough, personable and even showed me my xray film while explaining the issue. I would recommend him and OrthoNeuro Urgent Care to anyone in need of such services.
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Mar 19, 2019
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Dr. Whitehead is very kind, compassionate and thorough. I highly recommend him.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Columbus, OH – Apr 28, 2017
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Dr Whitehead gives his spare time to Dublin Athletics. He has been very helpful and as parents, we appreciate that very much. A great Doctor!
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Dublin, OH – Feb 14, 2017
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Came to OrthoNeuro as a walk-in in their Olentangy office. Wait was not long - I wa sin excruciating pain. Dr. Whitehead looked at me immediately, got me into x-ray quickly, and diagnosed my problem with exceptional sharing of information. He also ordered a pain shot right in the office, and I was so happy! He sent me home with instructions, meds, exercises and more. He was thorough, kind, treated me with utmost respect and care, and shared information, including next steps. Great experience!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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Kelley F. in Columbus, OH – Mar 13, 2016
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About Me

Biography

Dr. Whitehead has extensive training and experience in sports medicine. He completed a sports medicine fellowship at The Ohio State University and is board...Read more

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Internal Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
  • Family Practice
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Education

Oh State University Hospital
Residency Hospital
1990
West Virginia University
Medical School

Awards

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Dr. Whitehead frequently treats Musculoskeletal Function Test, Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, and Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear). See all procedures and conditions Dr. Whitehead treats.

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Dr. Whitehead's office is located at 1313 Olentangy River Rd, Columbus, OH 43212. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Orthoneuro1313 Olentangy River Rd Columbus, OH 43212
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Riverside Methodist Hospital

Columbus, OH

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

36 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Joint Replacement Excellence Award™ (2022)