Professor of Clinical Family Medicine

McConaghy-updatedAssociate Director, Family Medicine Residency Program
Chair, Appointments, Promotion and Tenure (AP&T) Committee

Clinical Office
OSU Family Medicine at Thomas Rardin
2231 N. High Street
Columbus, Ohio 43201
Phone: 614-293-2700
Fax: 614-293-2720

Academic Office
Northwood-High Building
2231 N. High Street
Suite 215
Columbus, Ohio 43201
John.McConaghy@osumc.edu

Background

I am board certified in family medicine and practice the full spectrum of family medicine placing an emphasis on preventive health care and chronic disease management. I have an interest in complex chronic illnesses such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma and heart failure. I strive to provide patient-centered and cost-effective care that is based upon the best research evidence available. I believe in individualized healthcare and that a patient’s health can be improved through patient education, partnership and shared decision-making. This patient-centered care improves the health of the population as well.

Research, Education and Clinical Interests

My educational interests center on residents and students and instilling in them the patient-centered care above. I have been involved in residency education for more than 22 years as a residency director. My research interests center on translating the evidence into clinical practice and on the delivery of healthcare. This involves practice and quality improvement activities to optimize outcomes, patient safety and cost-effectiveness. My clinical interests are focused on the care of the complex patient, improving the delivery of care and optimizing the electronic health record to better the care of individuals and populations.

Current Research Projects

HRSA Grant: Expanding, Enhancing and Enriching the Primary Care Workforce through Clinical Transformation Education. A five-year project to develop, implement and evaluate innovative education and training initiatives designed to assure an enlarged primary care provider workforce is well-prepared to practice in and lead transforming health care delivery systems. July 2016 - June 2021.

Education and Training

  • MD: University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
  • Residency: Residency in Family Medicine, David Grant USAF Medical Center, Travis Air Force Base, CA 
  • Fellowship: National Institute of Program Director Development (NIPDD); Association of Family Practice Residency Directors (AFMRD) - University of North Carolina Family Medicine Faculty Development Fellowship
Editorial Activities
  • Peer reviewer, Annals of Family Medicine
Awards/Honors
  • Faculty Teacher of the Year Award or a distinguished teaching award nine times in the last 15 years
  • Multiple listings on the Best Doctors in America© and Castle Connoly© America’s Best Doctors lists
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015
  • The National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA) Level 3 Patient Centered Medical Home (PCMH) 
  • Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
  • Full professor, clinical family medicine
  • Certified Physician Executive (CPE), Certifying Commission in Medical Management, American Association of Physician Leadership
Professional Memberships
  • American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP)
  • Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM)
  • Ohio Academy of Family Physicians (OAFP)
  • American Association for Physician Leadership (AAPL)
  • Association of Family Medicine Residency Directors (AFMRD)

Select Publications

McConaghy JR, Earl A.  Point of Care Guidelines:  Prognosis Following Mild Head Injury in Children. Am Fam Physician. 2016;94(12):1006-1007.

McConaghy JR, Panchal B. Epididymitis: An Overview. Am Fam Physician. 2016;94(9):723-726.

Wexler R, Lehman J, McConaghy JR, Mack D, Miser WF.  PCMH in Residency and Student Training.  Poster.  The Society of Teachers of Family Medicine (STFM) 48th Annual Spring Conference. Orlando, FL. April 25-29, 2015.

McConaghy JR, Oza R. Outpatient diagnosis of acute chest pain in adults. Am Fam Physi­cian. 2013;87(3):177-182.

McConaghy JR, Kankanala RR.   Calcifications in the Upper Abdomen. Am Fam Phys. 2011 July 1; 84:92-94.

McConaghy JR. The management of chronic daily headache. In: The Core Content Review of Family Medicine. 2010 July; 41(5).

McConaghy JR. The use of the Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) in the treatment of hypertension. In: The Core Content Review of Family Medicine. 2010 July; 41(5).

McConaghy JR. The use of beta blockers in the treatment of heart failure. In: The Core Content Review of Family Medicine. 2010 May; 41(4).

McConaghy JR. The Management of Acute Bronchitis. In: The Core Content Review of Family Medicine. 2010 March; 41(3).

McConaghy JR. Dishydrotic eczema. In: The Core Content Review of Family Medicine. 2010 January; 41(1).

McConaghy JR. Corneal abrasions. In: Ebell MH, Ferenchick G, Smith M, Barry H, Slawson D, Shaughnessy A, Forsch R, Li S, Wilkes M, Usatine R, eds. 

Essential Evidence. John Wiley & Sons: Hoboken, NJ, 2009
McConaghy JR. Cat Scratch Disease. In: Ebell MH, Ferenchick G, Smith M, Barry H, Slawson D, Shaughnessy A, Forsch R, Li S, Wilkes M, Usatine R, eds. 

Essential Evidence. John Wiley & Sons: Hoboken, NJ, 2009
McConaghy JR. The use of niacin in the treatment of hyperlipidemia. In: The Core Content Review of Family Medicine. 2009 November; 40(10).

Bonza S, McDougle L, McConaghy JR. Progressive Lymphadenopathy and Intractable Pain in an Immunocompetent African American Adult with Cat Scratch Disease. J Nat Med Assoc. 2008;100:1231-4.

McConaghy JR. Marfan Syndrome. In: The Core Content Review of Family Medicine. 2007 October; 38(1).

McConaghy JR. The Prescribing of Controlled Substances. In: The Core Content Review of Family Medicine. 2007 October; 38(1).

Miser WF, McConaghy JR (Guest Editors).  Evidence-based Approaches to Common Primary Care Dilemmas, Part 2.   Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice.  March 2007, vol 34, no 1.  Elsevier, Saunders, pub.

Bhetwal N, McConaghy JR. The evaluation and treatment of children with acute otitis media. Prim Care Clin Office Pract. 2007;34:59-70.

McConaghy JR. Headache in primary care. Prim Care Clin Office Pract. 2007;34:83-97.

McConaghy JR. Evolving medical knowledge: Moving toward efficiently answering questions and keeping current. Prim Care Clin Office Pract. 2006;33:831-7

Miser WF, McConaghy JR (Guest Editors).  Evidence-based Approaches to Common Primary Care Dilemmas, Part 1. Primary Care: Clinics in Office Practice.  December 2006, vol 33, no 4.  Elsevier, Saunders, pub.

Braun C, McConaghy J, Knutson D.  A Competency-based Immersion Month.  Poster.  Society of Teachers of Family Medicine Annual Meeting.  April 30-May 04, 2005. New Orleans, LA.

McConaghy JR, Smith SR. Outpatient treatment of Systolic Heart Failure.  Am Fam Phys 2004;70:2157-64,2171-2.

McConaghy JR. Do probiotics decrease antibiotic-associated diarrhea? J Fam Pract. 2003;52:273.

McConaghy JR, Smith SR. Outpatient Treatment of Heart Failure. J Fam Pract. 2002;52:519-25.

McConaghy JR.  What is the diagnostic accuracy of the clinical examination for meniscus or ligamentous knee injuries? J Fam Pract. 2002;51:85.

McConaghy JR.  What is the best treatment for slowing the progression to ESRD in African Americans with hypertensive nephropathy?  J Fam Pract.  2001;50:744.

McConaghy JR.  The evaluation and treatment of children with acute otitis media. J Fam Pract  2001;50(5):457-65.

McConaghy JR.  Is mometasone furoate aqueous spray (MFNS) effective in reducing symptoms in  acute recurrent sinusitis? J Fam Pract; 2001;50(2):107.

McConaghy JR.  Is the treatment of hypertension with ACEI's superior to other antihypertensives in preventing significant cardiovascular events and death in patients with type 2 diabetes.

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