Harvey Dusty Rhodes, D.O., 66, died on Jan. 1. Rhodes was a sports medicine family physician for more than 25 years. He also served as a clinical assistant professor at the Wright State University Boonshoft School of Medicine and was a faculty member at the Berry Family Health Center at Miami Valley Hospital.
He was board-certified by the American Board of Family Medicine and had a certificate of added qualifications in sports medicine. He also was a member of the National Board of Osteopathic Medical Examiners. A member of the Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP) since 1992, Rhodes was a frequent contributor of sports medicine articles to The Ohio Family Physician magazine.
Rhodes was actively engaged in the medical community. He was a member of the American Academy of Family Physicians, the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine and the OAFP. He served as chair of the OAFP Sports Medicine Committee, the American Osteopathic Association and the Ohio State Medical Association.
He served as a physician and coordinator of education and research for Premier Sports Medicine and was a member of the Centerville High School Sports Medicine team.
Rhodes graduated from the Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine in Kirksville, Missouri, in 1982. He completed a general internship at Grandview Hospital, and then completed a family medicine residency at Miami Valley Hospital. His sports medicine fellowship was completed at Grant Medical Center in Columbus.
He is survived by his wife Terri; children Taylor, Micah, Annie and Mira; and many other loving family members.