Dr. Thomas Skeels, DO

Dr. Thomas Skeels, DO

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 71
Dr. Thomas Skeels, DO is a physical medicine & rehabilitation specialist in Columbus, OH and has been practicing for 32 years. He graduated from Ohio University College Of Osteopathic Medicine in 1982 and specializes in physical medicine & rehabilitation.Read his story

1313 Olentangy River Rd

Columbus, OH 43212

Contact Information

(614) 890-6555

Insurance Accepted

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

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Skeels performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
very high
more than 93% of peers
Low Back Pain
more than 73% of peers
more than 71% of peers

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Dr. Skeels' bio

This content was provided by Dr. Skeels "Dr. Skeels is a Board Certified Physiatrist specializing in Electromyography and Rehabilitation of work-related injuries. He received his Bachelor's Degree from Florida Atlantic University in Boca Raton, Florida. Dr. Skeels attended Medical School at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in Athens, Ohio. He received scholarships from the Ohio Osteopathic Foundation, Auxiliary of American Osteopathic Association, as well as receiving numerous awards including one for Outstanding Clinical Performance. He completed his Internship at Doctor's Hospital and his Residency in Physical Medicine at Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio. Dr. Skeels helped found the Licklider Rehabilitation Unit at Doctor's Hospital and was it's first Medical Director. He has served as a Consultant to The Social Security Administration Bureau of Disability Determination as well as serving on the Ohio State Board of Physical and Occupational Therapy. Dr. Skeels has been a physician for the Association of Tennis Professionals (ATP) as well as the Professional Bowlers Tour. He was a Baseball Analyst and Liaison Physician with the Columbus Clippers, the New York Yankees AAA Farm Club."


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1  Specialties

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

1  Board Certifications

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
    Accredited by: American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation*

14  Conditions Treated

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Low Back Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Upper Back Pain

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • Ohio University College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1982
  • Doctors Hospital
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1983
  • Ohio State University Hospital
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1986

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Skeels has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Skeels' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Skeels to family and friends
4 total reviews (2 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (4)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Skeels' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    Under 10 minutes

Patient Comments (2)

I saw Dr. Thomas Skeels on July 22, 2016. He was great in listening and and examination. He said there was something wrong with the knee but did not know what it was. My spine was a main concern and an appointment was made for August 9th to see a spine specialist.
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This was my 1st visit with this, Doctor, he deserves a 10 rating!! He was so kind & gentle very inforative! I was nervous about have an EMG, he kept me calm & relaxed! Ty
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