icon-physicians-largeRobert D. Whitehead, M.D., Medical Director, Orthopedic Urgent Care

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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.


  • Board Certifcation
    Board Certified in Family Medicine and Primary Care Sports Medicine
    Certified Independent Medical Examiner
  • Medical School
    West Virginia University, Morgantown, West Virginia
  • Residency
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Family Medicine
  • Fellowship
    The Ohio State University, Columbus, Ohio, Primary Care Sports Medicine
  • Team Physician
    Head Team Physician: Dublin City Schools

Ratings and Comments

4.4 out of 5 (4 comments)


the teams at the office for my first visit and surgery facilities were excellent.


All of the staff has been so kind, careing, and helpful!


Our family has been to orthoneuro urgent care multiple times. My 3 children have been treated for bone or tendon/ligament injuries and now myself for car accident related injuries. I love that there are doctors available to assist with these types of injuries, with convenient hours. Dr. Whitehead is a wonderful doctor and has been a godsend to me, someone with a job I cannot easily get away from during the day. I have recommended many to orthoneuro over the past couple years and will continue to do so.


I like getting in and out quickly and not having to wait. I need to call you again as I think I need another cortisone shot in my right thumb. I remember the doctor telling me on my left thumb he would do a total of 2 and if that didn’t take care of it then there would be surgery for the trigger finger. One worked but it hasn’t as well on the right one.

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