As a physician, I’m passionate about family medicine for several reasons: (1) It allows me to help everyone from newborns to elderly patients, from all walks of life, and to manage a wide range of acute and chronic problems. (2) I enjoy how family medicine encourages me to be the coordinator for diverse, talented interprofessional teams, including specialists, pharmacists, therapists, dietitians and other providers. (3) I love building long-term relationships with my patients because I can celebrate, counsel, grieve and overall play a small but hopefully important role in their life’s journey.
I want to help patients understand their health better and make the best decisions for themselves and their loved ones. My role is not always to order every test or prescribe every medicine, but to find the right balance of care for each individual patient. I specialize in preventive medicine, which I believe is the essence of family medicine. My goal at every visit is to work with my patients to prevent the onset or progression of various conditions so that my patients can experience their lives to the fullest.
Since I attended The Ohio State University, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Indiana University for my education, I have seen firsthand the power of having academic resources at your fingertips. Additionally, when patients run into learners during their visits to my office, I encourage them to recognize the impact they’ll have on a student’s journey toward being a better, smarter, more caring provider!
In my free time, I love reading a wide range of fiction novels, listening to music and attending concerts, competing in and watching sports (Go Bucks!), playing trivia, and spending time with my wife and two beautiful children.
- AAFP National Conference Poster Presentation, 2019
- Former staff member of Indianapolis Student Outreach Clinic (a student-led, interprofessional, free community clinic in which residents are primary staff and overseen by a physician)
- Contributed to “Dysphagia: Looking Beyond Common Etiologies as a Primary Care Provider”
- Class President, University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, 2017
Procedures and Conditions I Treat
- Women's Health
- Preventive Medicine
- Family Practice
- Men's Health
- End of Life Care
- Intrauterine Devices
- Primary Care
- Health Services for Transgender Persons
Locations Where I Practice
1800 Zollinger Road
Columbus, OH 43221
1800 Zollinger Road
5th Floor East Columbus, OH 43221
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Education and Training
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine, Cincinnati, OH
8/1/2013 - 5/31/2017
Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
7/1/2017 - 7/16/2020
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Consulting and Related Relationships
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As of 11/01/2020, Dr. Bittinger has reported no relationships with companies or entities.