Dr. Kirk Whetstone is board-certified in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation (also known as Physiatry), as well as Interventional Pain Management. His expertise includes minimally invasive, regenerative medicine and non-surgical management of conditions affecting the spine, muscles, tendons, and joints. Some of the most common problems Dr. Whetstone treats include back pain, neck pain, joint pain, arthritis of the joints, carpal tunnel syndrome, wear and tear of the tendons, and soft tissue strains and tears. Dr. Whetstone has a deep understanding of the physically and emotionally debilitating effects that injuries and chronic pain can have on a person’s ability to function from one day to the next. He is committed to providing each of his patients with a precise diagnosis and a customized treatment plan designed to effectively address their conditions and improve their quality of life. Dr. Whetstone firmly believes that the doctor-patient dynamic is a true partnership, and prioritizes thorough, open, and honest communication throughout the treatment process.
Dr. Whetstone is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Capital University in Columbus, Ohio, where he completed his Bachelor of Arts degree in Biology. He subsequently earned his medical degree at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine in Dayton. Dr. Whetstone later served as a Resident in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation and a Fellow in Pain Medicine at the University of Washington.
Dr. Whetstone holds membership in the American Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (AAPMR), the Interventional Orthobiologics Foundation (IOF), and the Spine Intervention Society (SIS). He has conducted presentations at a variety of conferences and symposia, and has served as a Clinical Assistant Professor at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine.
A native of Columbus, Ohio, Dr. Whetstone is excited to now call the Portland area home. In his spare time, he enjoys hiking, kayaking, cooking, and playing tennis. He is also an avid college football and basketball fan.
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