Our Healthcare Team
Experienced, Compassionate Specialists
If back pain persists over time, or if you’ve experienced an injury to your spine, your primary care doctor may refer you to OhioHealth’s orthopedic spine care specialists. We work as a team to deliver the highest level of quality care to those living with painful spine conditions. Our team’s pursuit of excellence is tireless.
Meet Our Team
Our orthopedic surgeons are skilled in performing a full range of spine surgery procedures. These include neck and back surgery, spinal fusion, spinal deformity correction and many others. Our specialists have high-level skills in using minimally invasive techniques for procedures such as vertebroplasty to treat painful compression fractures, as well as performing open surgery for more complex conditions, such as spine reconstruction.
Whatever your condition, the OhioHealth spine care team will partner with you to find the best solution for your care.
Here are a few of the professionals who may contribute to your spine care.
- Advanced Practice Providers – Specialists with advanced training who work closely with your doctor to address complex medical situations.
- Anesthesiologists – Medical doctors with advanced specialization in administering medications to control pain and support vital functions. They care for patients before, during and after surgery.
- Hospitalists – Doctors who specialize in caring for people who are hospitalized. During your stay, you’ll see more than one hospitalist. They work as a team to direct and respond to your health and medical needs during your stay.
- Medical Social Services (Case Management/Social Workers) – Patient and family advocates who work as part of your care team. They can assist in various ways, from finding needed information and resources to counseling in times of emotional distress.
- Neurologists – Doctors who specialize in treating nervous system conditions, including disorders of the brain, spinal cord and nerves.
- Neurosurgeon – Surgeons who specialize in brain surgery, including surgical and nonsurgical treatment of the nerves, brain and spinal cord.
- Nurses – Specially trained and educated healthcare professionals who collaborate closely with your doctors. They’ll take a hands-on role in delivering compassionate and expert care, from admission through follow-up.
- Nurse Practitioners – Certified nurses who have earned a graduate degree in advanced practice nursing. They work closely with care teams and may conduct physical exams, order lab tests and perform certain procedures.
- Occupational Therapists – Healthcare specialists who provide therapies that can improve your ability to develop or improve basic abilities needed for everyday activities to live and work.
- Orthopedists – Specialized doctors who diagnose, treat and care for injuries and chronic conditions that affect muscles, joints and bones. Orthopedists provide non-surgical and surgical therapies. Many have additional specialization training to treat specific areas of your body such as the hand, shoulder, hip, knee or spine.
- Physical Therapists – Healthcare specialists who help improve or restore your ability to move freely, including muscle and joint function, after illness or injury.
- Physicians – Professionals licensed to practice medicine who will collaborate with other doctors, specialists and teams while directing your care – from diagnosis, testing and treatment plans through recovery.
- Rheumatologists – Internal medicine doctors with specialized training to treat conditions affecting your muscles, bones and joints. They treat conditions such as arthritis, as well as treating systemic autoimmune disorders such as lupus.
- Sports Medicine Physicians – Doctors who focus on preventing and treating injuries and conditions related to varied levels and types of fitness, exercise and athletic activities. They may work as primary care physicians, sports medicine doctors, non-surgical orthopedists or as orthopedic surgeons.