Recognized for outstanding clinical, educational and research initiatives in family health



The Department of Family Medicine offers patient-centered personalized medical services through The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center at our family medicine centers located throughout Columbus and Franklin County. These centers feature family medicine teams made up of physicians, residents, nurse care coordinators, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, dietitians, medical assistants/technicians and mental health experts working together to ensure that our patients receive excellent, personalized healthcare.

Family medicine offers a wide-range of team-based services, including physical examinations, wellness care, pediatric services, care for sports-related injuries, women’s healthcare, acute care and chronic disease management, family and marital counseling, psychological services, minor surgery, care coordination, dietitian nutritional services, pharmacist medication review and much more. In addition, as part of one of the nation’s top-ranked medical centers, the Department of Family Medicine has access to nationally and internationally recognized specialists and support services.

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As leaders in patient-centered, team-based care, our family medicine offices are all accepted at the highest level of Patient-Centered Medical Home recognition by the National Committee on Quality Assurance. In addition, all of our offices were chosen to participate in Comprehensive Primary Care, which is a national advanced primary care medical home model of care. Our physicians are part of 13,090 (of more than 209,000) clinicians nationwide to obtain this designation.

 

Service Areas


Family physicians provide patient-centered comprehensive and continuous primary health care to individuals and families regardless of age or disease. While other areas of medicine focus on particular body systems or diseases, family physicians specialize in one-on-one patient-centered care—getting to know a patient’s health, history, family background and lifestyle. This intimate understanding helps family physicians provide their patients with high quality care tailored to their needs, beliefs and preferences to encourage healthier, more satisfying lives.

Family Medicine Services

Our family medicine services include:

  • Physical examinations and wellness care for men, women and children
  • Pre-employment, school, sports and camp physicals
  • Complete child care, from infancy through adolescence
  • General and chronic care for the elderly
  • Care for sports-related injuries
  • Comprehensive services for women
  • Treatment of minor injuries
  • Preventive diagnostic screenings such as cholesterol levels
  • Acute illness treatment for colds, sore throat, fever, flu and more
  • Treatment of chronic diseases
  • Minor surgery, such as suturing, biopsies and removal of skin lesions and moles
  • Individual, marital and family counseling
  • Psychological services
  • Immunizations for travel

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Mental and Behavioral Health

In the Department of Family Medicine, our behavioral health specialists play a very important role as members of the multidisciplinary care team. These individuals are available for scheduled counseling sessions and may sometimes be called upon to provide instant, integrated support as part of any visit with your primary care provider (PCP). Additionally, our behavioral health specialists can assist with accessing various resources within The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center or community that may aid in our patients’ quest for optimal health and wellness.

Since behavioral health plays such an important role in patients’ ability to manage chronic disease (i.e. diabetes, hypertension, congestive heart failure, etc.), it is critical to have adequate access to these healthcare professionals. Imbedding these individuals in the place where you receive your primary care not only enables better access to these services but allows the specialists to collaborate directly with your PCP to make the best decisions possible regarding your care.

Our behavioral health specialists are:

Laurie Greco, PhD
Nicole Hollingshead, PhD (coming 8/1/18)
Risa Long, PhD (coming 8/8/18)
Scott Olenick, PhD
Joan Simon, PhD
Maria Williams Alexander, PsyD
David Klemanski, PsyD (coming 9/1/18)
Katrina Kilburn, LISW
Kellie Brinkman, LISW
Heather Lauderback, LISW

Occupational Medicine

Our occupational medicine services include:

  • Employment exams
  • Workers compensation/injury care and follow-up
  • Rehabilitation services (physical therapy/occupational therapy)
  • Case management services for injuries
  • Department of Transportation (DOT) exams
  • OSHA-required exams (respirator, lead/heavy metals, asbestos, etc.)
  • FAA medical exams (class I, II and III)
  • Independent medical exams (IMEs)
  • Immigration physicals
  • Sports/school physicals


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Robin Berner, MD
Maryann Wynd, MD
Community Partnerships

Community Partnerships

Asian Health Initiative

This free clinic is located within OSU Family Medicine at Thomas Rardin. The clinic provides care one half day per week for non-English-speaking patients, primarily the indigent population. The Ohio State University Department of Family Medicine jointly sponsors this program with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, the James Cancer Hospital and Research Institute, the Family Medicine Foundation, the Coalition for Asian American Health, the Asian American Community Services, the Asian American Community Service Council and the Southeast Asian United Methodist Ministries of Central Ohio.

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Columbus Free Clinic

This free clinic is run by medical students from The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health and supervised by volunteer physicians in the community. The medical students at the Columbus Free Clinic received a Caring for the Community grants for student-initiated programs by the Association of American Medical Colleges in collaboration with the Pfizer Medical Humanities Initiative.

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La Clinica Latina

The OSU Family Medicine at Thomas Rardin houses the Latino free clinic, which provides care two half days per month for Spanish-speaking patients, primarily the indigent population. Created in December 2000, La Clinica Latina is a jointly sponsored program among The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, the Latino Health Alliance and Saint Vincent’s Family Services.

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Noor Free Clinic

The Noor Free Clinic is staffed by Muslim physicians and nurses from the central Ohio community. The Columbus Noor Community Clinic is a partnership with The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, The Ohio State University Primary Care Network, the Arthur James Cancer Hospital and Richard Solove Research Institution and the Muslim Clinic of Ohio (MCO) Columbus chapter. Medical students are encouraged to participate.

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