Dr. Robert Whitehead, MD

Family Medicine  |  
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Age 53
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Dr. Robert Whitehead, MD
Dr. Whitehead has extensive training and experience in sports medicine. He completed a sports medicine fellowship at The Ohio State University and is board certified in Primary Care Sports Medicine. He received additional training at Michigan State University and at Methodist Hospital in Indianapolis, Indiana through their sports medicine programs. His background also includes 12 years as a team physician for The Ohio State University football, lacrosse and ice hockey teams for the men as well as women's field hockey and softball teams. When the Columbus Chill was in town, he also was the head team physician for the organization. Dr. Whitehead has provided medical care at multiple mass events in and around the Columbus area including the Olympic Marathon Trials, Columbus Marathon, and Race for the Cure. He has also served as a consulting physician for the Columbus AAA Blue Jackets hockey program. Throughout the years he has delivered multiple sports medicine lectures/talks at various forums on multiple sports medicine topics. He also contributed to the development of Max Sports Medicine where he practiced for six years while also sitting as a board member. Presently, he continues to play an active role in sports medicine as the head team physician for Dublin City Schools where he has participated as team physician since 1995. He is also an active member of the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine. Currently, Dr. Whitehead oversees our orthopedic urgent care where he evaluates and treats local athletes of all ages as well as any nonathletic musculoskeletal injury or problem. He also treats sports-related concussions, performs sports pre-participation physicals and pre-operative physicals.

1313 Olentangy River Rd Fl 2

Columbus, OH 43212

Contact Information

(614) 839-3245

Dr. Robert Whitehead, MD

Dr. Robert Whitehead, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC)
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Dr. Whitehead's Experience

Dr. Whitehead's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Family Medicine
  • Board certified in Family Practice and Sports Medicine
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Family Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Family Practice
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
  • Sports Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome


  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • West Virginia University
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Oh State University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Whitehead has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Whitehead's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Whitehead to family and friends
based on 8 total reviews (3 with comments)
Dr. Whitehead'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 (3)
Columbus, OH |
Dr. Whitehead is very kind, compassionate and thorough. I highly recommend him.
Dublin, OH |
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!
in Columbus, OH |
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!
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Dr. Whitehead accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
    Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Bureau of Workers' Compensation (BWC)
    Worker's Compensation WC
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    United Healthcare

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