John Vetter

John Vetter, MD

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physician
4.4 out of 5
  • 123 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 49 Patient Comments

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About Me

As a physiatrist, I specialize in physical medicine and rehabilitation, specifically non-operative spine care and electrodiagnostic testing. I particularly enjoy meeting and talking with my patients and identifying the best way to assist them in achieving their highest levels of function and quality of life.

I believe that all patients have distinctly unique backgrounds and life situations. When formulating a treatment plan for a patient, it’s very important that the treatment techniques are flexible as well as specific to each person.

The teamwork and multidisciplinary approach, as well as the multitude of resources available here are what make my job at Ohio State so unique and special. I also have the expertise and support of many talented colleagues.

In my free time, I really enjoy spending as much time as I can with my family. I also enjoy reading, as well as spending time outdoors.
  • Board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation
  • Board certified in electrodiagnostic medicine

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Physical and Rehabilitation Medicine
  • Electromyography
  • Spinal Diseases

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Wright State University School of Medicine, Dayton, OH
9/4/1979 - 6/11/1983


Grant/Riverside Hospitals, Columbus, OH

7/1/1983 - 6/30/1984


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/1984 - 6/30/1987

Board Certifications

American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

American Board of Electrodiagnostic Medicine

Academic Information

My Department

Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

123 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.4 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.6 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.6 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.5 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.1 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.7 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Oct 15, 2021

    Dr. Vetter is an amazing diagnostician. I have seen him several times when I had concerns about walking - and he has always sent me for the right tests and to the best doctors.

  • Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

    Good experience = was very informative and helpful.

  • Reviewed on Oct 07, 2021

    He really cares about helping me feel better. Dr.Vetter is very knowledgeable an helps me understand what's going on with my spine (c4-5,c6-7)

  • Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

    Never want to see him again. (Dr. Vetter).

  • Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

    The care provider spent less than 20 minutes with me, asked barely any questions regarding my injury and perspective, and I did not feel heard during the appointment. I felt that the provider viewed me as just another patient to see and move on from rather than a person who is experiencing pain and asking for help. Provider did not thoroughly explain and recommendations or procedures to me and I left feeling more overwhelmed and confused than when I arrived.

  • Reviewed on Aug 14, 2021

    John Vetter is the best

  • Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

    Very informative

  • Reviewed on Jul 09, 2021

    Knowledgeable and professional.

  • Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

    He was very nice. Answered my questions with ease.

  • Reviewed on Jun 01, 2021


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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 10/25/2021, Dr. Vetter has reported no relationships with companies or entities.