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About Dr. Francis J Odonnell III DO

Dr. Francis J Odonnell III, DO is a Doctor primarily located in Westerville, OH, with other offices in Columbus, OH and Columbus, OH (and 3 other locations). He has 33 years of experience. His specialties include Neurology and Psychiatry. Dr. Odonnell is affiliated with Fayette County Memorial Hospital. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

48 Ratings with 21 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Francis J Odonnell III is Poor. Dr. Francis J Odonnell III has been rated by 48 patients. From those 48 patients 21 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Francis J Odonnell III is 2.4 of 5.0 stars.

Locations

Dr. Francis J Odonnell III has 6 locations

get directions ORTHONEURO WESTERVILLE
70 S Cleveland Ave Ste A
Westerville, OH 43081
get directions ORTHONEURO
4420 Refugee Rd
Columbus, OH 43232
get directions ORTHONEURO
1313 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH 43212
get directions New Hanover Regional Medical Center
1509 Doctors Cir
Wilmington, NC 28401
get directions Orthopedic & Neurological Consultants Inc
1313 Olentangy River Rd
Columbus, OH 43212
get directions OrthoNeuro
1030 Refugee Rd Ste 180
Pickerington, OH 43147

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Specialties

Dr. Francis J Odonnell III has the following 2 specialties

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Francis J Odonnell III has the following 10 expertise

  • Migraine Disorder
  • Electromyography
  • Multiple Sclerosis (MS)
  • Alzheimer's Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Headache
  • Migraine Disorders
  • Tension-Type Headache
  • Stroke

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One Star

horrible experience... specifically asked scheduler if he handled my type of need, and was told yes... after taking my money, was told by Dr. that he couldn't handle my problem. He was actually nasty and rude, and brought me to tears... I even asked for a reference of whom might be able to assist me, he gave some offhand answer about a hospital out of town... horrible, nasty, little man.

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Never see this doctor little knowledge and little basic manners

Let me just paraphrase this by saying this I have had 5 concussions in the past and have seen a top pediatric concussion specialist in the nation back home in Wisconsin. I am a student at OSU now so when I believed I had a 6th concussion I went to the campus health center and they diagnosised me with a concussion. They then referred me to dr O donnell bc they thought it was a severe concussion. My first complaint: If he suppose to be a concussion specialist why are their no light dimmers ( not only do people with concussions have sensitivity to light but people with other neurological issues have it as well) My second complaint: When I told him I had my mom on the phone he told me to hang up and have her come to the follow up. I proceeded to say she’s from Wisconsin and will not be able to come. He was very annoyed when I would not hang up. My third complaint: He would interrupt me when I was answering his questions My fourth complaint: He proceeded to tell question my diagnosis of disautonomia (which was diagnosed by two doctors who trained at mayos and are top in the country) My fifth complaint: He gave me no treatment plan but to sleep. The general practitioner who diagnosed me gave me a full packet on concussion treatment. In my past experiences with concussion specialist they would tell me to drink a certain amount of water and electrolytes a day. They would also give me a step by step plan of how to increase your activity based on your symptoms. They also would help with getting accomidations and working with teachers as well as giving you a full informational packet in concussions. It’s sad that all his advice was was for me to sleep. My final complaint: I was wearing a baseball cap and he literally ripped it off my head so he could check my eyes. I was purposefully wearing it to shield my eyes cuz I was very sensitive to light. The fact that he didn’t even ask if I would remove my hat is very rude and mannerless.

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Avoid at all costs

I would not recommend this "doctor" to my worst enemy. Condescending, in bed with drug companies, not at all concerned about patient's welfare, gave his totally incorrect opinion in an accident case which compromised it's outcome. Wish I had read all his negative reviews which describe him to a T. Avoid at all costs.

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One Star

Dr. O'Donnell is arrogant, condescending and dismissive. I thought that maybe I misread him after my initial visit for debilitating post head injury with LOC headaches, vertigo and visual issues. I told him I was having a blinding headache's and vertigo at work and was there anything he could prescribe to help break it up. He said I will give you dexamethasone but never told me what it was. I got to the pharmacy and there were 10 pills and I found out they were steroids which made no sense to me. When I went for a follow up visit he seemed annoyed when I said the meds prescribed at my first visit were not helping. He did not address or prescribe anything for vertigo even after I contacted the office again after my second visit. I asked him to explain what could be going on neurologically after my head injury and his response was, "You had a concussion and now you have headaches". I wish I had looked up reviews prior to seeing him. So many people had the exact experience that I did, and it is especially frustrating when you are experiencing neurological issues. AVOID this doctor.

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Needs Improvement In Many Areas

Worst Doctor I have ever seen...EVER. He is rude. Interrupts you while you are attempting to answer his questions. Comes and goes out of exam room without explanation. Seems really uninterested in actually helping you. During an exam, he actually caused my neck to hurt because he was so "rough" in his manner.

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  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Odonnell is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • Education

    33 Years Experience

  • Kirksville College Of Osteopathic Medicine

    Graduated in 1985

  • Ohio State University Medical Center

    Residency

  • Dr. Francis J Odonnell III Accepts the Following Insurance

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Health Network Option Open Access
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
    • BCBS IL PPO
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA HMO
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • HealthSpan
    • HealthSpan Access PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    • MMOH SuperMed POS Select
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Choice Plus POS
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Navigate POS
    • UHC Options PPO

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