icon-physicians-largeMichael D. Skeels, D.O., Physiatrist

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Dr. Michael Skeels is a board-certified Physiatrist who specializes in interventional spine and acute pain management.  He received his Bachelor’s Degree from Otterbein College in Westerville, Ohio.  Following graduation, Dr. Skeels attended medical school at the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine.

After medical school, Dr. Skeels completed an internship at St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City followed by a residency in physical medicine and rehabilitation at the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in New York City.  Following his residency, Dr. Skeels completed a fellowship in interventional spine procedures and pain management at the Spine Technology and Rehabilitation group in Fort Wayne, Indiana.  During this fellowship, Dr. Skeels received training in cervical, thoracic, and lumbar spine procedures, as well as spinal cord stimulator implantation.

Dr. Skeels is a current member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Dr. Skeels resides in Columbus where he enjoys spending time with his wife and young daughter, as well as golfing, reading, and cooking.

  • Board Certification
    Physical Medicine and Rehabiliation
  • Undergraduate
    Otterbein College, Westerville, Ohio
  • Medical School
    Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine, Athens, Ohio
  • Internship
    St. Anthony Hospital, Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
  • Residency
    Albert Einstein College of Medicine, Bronx, New York
  • Fellowships
    Joint Implant Surgeons, Columbus, Ohio; Clinical/Research Fellowship
    Spine Technology and Rehabilitation, Ft. Wayne, Indiana; Pain Management Fellowship
  • Professional Affiliations
    American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


Physician Assistant

Brandon Gano, PA-C

  • Undergraduate Studies
    The Ohio State University: Bachelors of Science in Biology
  • Graduate Studies
    University of Mount Union: Masters of Science in Physician Assistant Studies

Ratings and Comments

4.1 out of 5 (7 comments)


All personnel were kind and caring while at the Surgery Center for my epidural injections.


Thank you so much


The staff and Doctor is always so nice and it’s always so clean.


I was appreciative of the fact that Dr. Skeels wasn’t quick to have me undergo any treatment or tests that weren’t immediately necessary.


The front staff at ON are great. Best helpful. Dr Skeels was very good at working over solutions and then getting a very quick appt time for my shot in the back. Perfect timing for my upcoming trip next week. Thank you!


I have been going to you for years clear back to when the docs owned the hospital. I will always come to you for my ortho needs…which I have a lot of with my lousy old bones! Thanks for always taking such awesome care of me and mine!


The procedural yesterday was successful so far. Pain level greatly reduced. Doctor Skeels, nurses and staff were very professional. Thanks you!

Non-Surgical Spine Care