Raymond Pongonis

Raymond Pongonis, DO

  • Family Medicine
  • Osteopathic Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (614) 293-3600

About Me

As a sports medicine physician, I have a special interest in musculoskeletal back injuries. Through osteopathic manipulative therapy, I enhance athletic performance and help people return to play. This unique, functional approach helps athletes of all ages resolve back pain, stay healthy and participate in their sporting activities.

I am a team physician for the Ohio State football team and provide manipulative therapy to athletes in all sports. My work ranges from high school to professional sports, including the Cleveland Indians and serving as an affiliate team physician of the Columbus Clippers. I am also the certified medical review officer for Ohio State Athletic Department drug testing.

It's important to me to take a comprehensive, compassionate and holistic approach in diagnosing and treating injured athletes.

Working at Ohio State allows me to be a part of one of the nation's leading academic medical centers, where we combine state-of-the-art technologies, education, research and clinical care. Our outstanding team of healthcare professionals and our multidisciplinary approach make Ohio State's Sports Medicine Program excel at the national level.

In my free time, I like to watch movies, spend time outdoors and attend Ohio State football games. I also enjoy traveling and relaxing with my family.


  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014
  • Ohio State Department of Athletics Team Physician
  • Gregory I. Brooks Memorial Sports Medicine Award, Columbus Medical Association
  • Member, American Medical Society for Sports Medicine, American Osteopathic Association and American Academy of Family Practice

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Athletic Injuries
  • Sports Medicine
  • Back Injuries
  • Manipulation, Osteopathic
  • Musculoskeletal Manipulations
  • Golf
  • Sprains and Strains
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Knee Injuries
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Arm Injuries
  • Foot Injuries
  • Leg Injuries
  • Soft Tissue Injuries
  • Asthma, Exercise-Induced
  • Arthritis
  • Hip Injuries
  • Athletic Performance

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine

More About My Work


325 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.8
  • Listens Carefully 4.9
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.5
  • Shows Respect 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.7

63 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2019

Gave really good info.

Reviewed on Mar 07, 2019

Dr. Pongonis is hands down amazing. He takes the time to get to know you.

Reviewed on Mar 06, 2019

Dr. Pongonis was beyond exceptional.

Reviewed on Mar 04, 2019

Dr. Pogonis is very thorough and attentive.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Dr. Pongonis is genial, & approachable and shows interest in seeing you as a person. He listens carefully. He shared the fact that his elderly aunt has had good results with the therapy he has ordered for me. Since I am 85 yrs. old this is an encouragement!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2019

The nurse and doctor were so genuine and caring. After one visit, my issue was solved. Dr Pongonis is a miracle worker!

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2019

Dr. Pongonis always provides excellent care.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Dr. Pongonis was friendly, listened to my concerns and discussed them in an informative and equal manner.

Reviewed on Feb 08, 2019

Excellent help, expertise and interaction makes very positive impression & health difference.

Reviewed on Feb 01, 2019

I felt that he was short and listened to me some, but I felt that I talked too much or over-answered questions to his liking. He did not provide me any post-visit care instructions other than telling me I would be scheduling imaging for an issue that I am returning over a year later for as I am still having issues with it.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Pongonis has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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(Sports Medicine Only)