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Jeffrey Tharp, DO

Jeffrey Tharp, DO

Ratings

(4.3)

106 Ratings 26 Reviews

Specialty

Orthopedic Spine Surgery, Orthopedic Surgery

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Portage Orthopedics
6847 N Chestnut St
Ravenna, OH 44266

Schedule an Appointment

Seeing New Patients As Soon As: Wednesday, Dec 29

330-297-6030

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Biography

Jeffrey S. Tharp, DO, is a fellowship-trained, board-certified orthopedic spine surgeon. Dr. Tharp has practiced for the last 26 years in the area, specializing in adult reconstructive procedures on the spine, including minimally invasive approaches. He operates on the cervical, thoracic and lumbar spine, with expertise in both anterior and posterior approaches.

Dr. Tharp grew up in northeastern Ohio in a small town called Andover near Pymatuning Lake. As the son of his hometown’s family physician, he has been around medicine his entire life. Dr. Tharp obtained his undergraduate degree at Ohio University and attended medical school at Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine. He completed an internship at Warren General Hospital, an orthopedic residency at Cuyahoga falls General Hospital, and a Spine Fellowship at the Florida Spine Institute. In 1996, he returned to the area and started his practice. Dr. Tharp became a full-time employee of University hospitals in January 2020.

Dr. Tharp is a member of the North American Spine Society and a board-certified member of the American Osteopathic Academy of Orthopedics, having obtained a 10-year recertification in 2018. He has also served as program director for the orthopedic residency program and as chairman of the Department of Orthopedics at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital. Dr. Tharp has trained and mentored many students and residents through his years of practice.

Expertise

  • Neck Surgery
  • Spine Surgery

Languages Spoken

English

Office Locations

UH Portage Orthopedics

6847 N Chestnut St
Ravenna OH, 44266
330-297-6030

UH Portage Orthopedics

401 Devon Pl
Kent OH, 44240
330-297-6030

Patient Experience Reviews

4.3 out of 5

106 Ratings

Patient Comments (26)

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr Tharp is amazing! I was in horrible pain and as soon as I woke up from surgery, I knew the pain was gone! I can't thank him enough!!

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Excellent all the way around. I feel fortunate to have found Dr. Tharpe.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr'Tharp is a very smart and good doctor/ the nurses are friendly as well there's nothing negative to say about these people there human there not perfect.. There a blessing to me to ever help me.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr Tharp & team were excellent. ***

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Excellent Care

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr. was courteous and answered all my questions, and explained the services required. Very satisfied.

Reviewed On 7/29/2021
friendly staff and helpful in helping scheduled appointments

Reviewed On 7/29/2021
good experience thorough exam

Reviewed On 7/29/2021
Great doctor great staff very friendly

Reviewed On 7/29/2021
He makes you feel very comfortable

Reviewed On 7/29/2021
All is good.

Reviewed On 7/29/2021
I have been seeing Dr Tharp for many years on regards to my back and neck,with 3 surgeries and I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed On 7/29/2021
I love doctor Tharp and his staff.

Reviewed On 7/29/2021
great doctor great staff

Reviewed On 7/29/2021
great experience. Extremely good doctor and a great staff. Exceeded all my needs.

Reviewed On 7/29/2021
I was satisfied with my experience with Dr. Tharp.

Reviewed On 7/29/2021
I was very impressed with my visit from start to finish. Everyone was pleasant, polite. Doctor Tharp was professional, kind, friendly and concerned. He listened to my problem and explained my condition. He kindly told me there was nothing he could do because nothing was broke. He then recommended Physical therapy that might help me, I rate your office a 10 plus.

Reviewed On 7/29/2021
Dr tharp and staff are great

Reviewed On 7/29/2021
Dr. Tharp and his staff are excellent and I appreciate them tremendously.

Reviewed On 7/29/2021
felt rushed. not all my concerns were answered.

Reviewed On 7/29/2021
good

Reviewed On 7/29/2021
great dr. and great staff

Reviewed On 7/29/2021
I was very pleased with the overall visit , the doctor was informative and knowledgeable and made me feel comfortable about my condition and his steps to correct it

Reviewed On 7/29/2021
This was the best experience I could have had. Dr. Tharp and his staff were the best. very efficient and very helpful.

Reviewed On 7/29/2021
Dr. Tharp and his office was really wonderful getting me the care I needed I appreciate them very much.

Reviewed On 7/29/2021
Dr. Tharp was very kind and helpful. The staff was also kind and very helpful.

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Surgery - American Osteopathic Board of Orthopedic Surgery

Education

Fellowship | Orthopaedic Spine Surgery
Orthopaedic Spine Surgery - Florida Spine Institute (1995 - 1996)

Residency | Orthopaedic Surgery
Orthopaedic Surgery - Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital (1991 - 1995)

Internship | Transitional Year
Transitional Year - Warren General (1990 - 1991)

Medical Education
Ohio University College Of Osteopathic Medicine (1990)

Undergraduate
Ohio University (1986)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Jeffrey Tharp did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.