• Florence, KY
  • Highland Heights, KY
    • NKU Campus

Dr. Howard J. Schertzinger, Jr. is a board certified physician specializing in bone health, spine care, and sports medicine. Dr. Schertzinger treats patients with spine pain/disorders and has a strong interest in bone health and fragility fractures. His other interests include sports injuries, arthritis, and osteoporosis. He sees patients with work-related injuries as well. Dr. Schertzinger sees patients at our Florence and Highland Heights (NKU) locations.


  • Medical Degree – The Ohio State University College of Medicine
  • Residency – Duke University School of Medicine, Internal Medicine & Pediatrics
  • Fellowship – University of North Carolina, Sports Medicine
  • Board Certified – American Board of Internal Medicine & American Board of Pediatric Medicine (with The Certificate of Added Qualifications [CAQ] in Sports Medicine)
  • KY Medical License
  • OH Medical License
  • Qualifications in Sports Medicine

Frequent Public Speaker on Topics of Bone Health – Locally & Nationally

Team Physician for: 

  • Newport High School
  • Bellevue High School
  • Dayton High School
  • Ludlow High School 

Former Team Physician for several college teams, high schools, and gymnastics programs

  • Cincinnati Magazine: Named "Top Doctor" 2020, 2024
  • Spending time with his wife & three children
  • Attending his children’s Sports & Activities