John Vetter

John Vetter, MD

  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.5 out of 5
  • 127 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 50 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


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.

127 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.5 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 Feb 12, 2021

    I think Dr. Vetter was very nice and definitely kept the experience as good as he could while zapping me (EMG). He also talked so made it seem not as bad.

  • Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

    I don't think he completely understood my complaints.

  • Reviewed on Jan 16, 2021

    friendly. He had looked at my past medical history, which is quite extensive

  • Reviewed on Jan 10, 2021

    Dr asked questions and explained my treatment options

  • Reviewed on Jan 03, 2021

    Dr had some questions and was confused about several issues

  • Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

    Knowledgeable, informative and gave me the meds I felt better with.

  • Reviewed on Dec 11, 2020


  • Reviewed on Dec 05, 2020

    he ordered the mri I requested

  • Reviewed on Oct 07, 2020

    didn't want to hear anything I had to say, didn't ask what I was there for!

  • Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

    No good experience. It was like he was too superior to waste time on me. (Dr. Vetter) it was an EMG. He raised his voice & I moved. It hurt. He told me he would send a report home with me. I asked a question, he said. No, get dressed. I waited in the exam room for about 15 minutes after dressing. Then went out and another young man asked if he could help me. I told I wanted to know if I was to wait in Dr. Vetter, my room or meet him out here. He said let me ask him. I didn't hear what the young man said but Dr. Vetter said tell her to leave. He short with me. At one point I was very panicked during the test, and didn't know what to say so I left with no report, no answers. I still haven't gotten a report nor has my family doctor who referred me to OSU. His only answer to me was "well, your back has nothing to do with your legs. No explanation as what might be or what might be done. He just walked out the door. I feel like I will be responsible for a lot of dept. with no answers about my legs.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Vetter has reported no relationships with companies or entities.