Meet Ohio State's team of general internal medicine experts

The Division of General Internal Medicine comprises a comprehensive team of doctors and staff, all focused on delivering high quality patient care, contributing to innovations in medicine and educating medical students and postgraduate trainees.

Our Leaders


Our Providers
Our Pharmacists

Our Pharmacists

Cory Coffey, PharmD

Carepoint East
543 Taylor Ave.
Suite 3176
Columbus, OH 43203

Cory.Coffey@osumc.edu
(614) 688-6470 

Cory P. Coffey, PharmD, BCACP is a clinical pharmacist at The Ohio State University Division of General Internal Medicine clinics and also has an appointment at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy as a clinical assistant professor. 

He obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University. He continued his postgraduate training at Northeast Ohio Medical University/AxessPointe Community Health Center from July 2015 to June 2016. He then continued his PGY2 training at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy as an ambulatory care pharmacy resident.  

Dr. Coffey believes patients should obtain the best care and advice on their medications. He assists in providing pharmacy clinical serves in an interdisciplinary education-based setting as well as providing direct patient care. Dr. Coffey collaborates with physicians to design therapeutic and monitoring plans for patients and also performs comprehensive medication reviews, hypertension and diabetes monitoring and adherence counseling during scheduled pharmacy visits. 

 

Phil Farwig, PharmD

Ohio State General Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Hilliard
3691 Ridge Mill Drive
Hilliard, OH 43206

Phillip.Farwig@osumc.edu
(614) 688-9220

Phillip A. Farwig, PharmD, obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from Ohio Northern University. He continued his postgraduate training with a Community Pharmacy Internship and a residency with the American Society of Health-System Pharmacists Accredited.

 

Dr. Farwig believes pateients should obtain the best care and advice on their medications. He assists in providing pharmacy clinical serves in an interdisciplinary education based setting as well as providing direct patient care. Dr. Farwig collaborates with physicians to design therapeutic and monitoring plans for patients and also performs comprehensive medication reviews, hypertension and diabetes monitoring and adherence counseling during scheduled pharmacy visits.

Chris Green, PharmD

Ohio State General Internal Medicine
Stoneridge/Dublin
3900 Stoneridge Lane, Suite B
Dublin, OH 43017 

Christopher.Green@osumc.edu
(614) 293-0080

Christopher Green, R.Ph, PharmD, obtained his Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy from Ohio Northern University and Doctor of Pharmacy from the University of Toledo. He continued his postgraduate training at The Ohio State University, Pharmacy Practice Residency with an Emphasis in Community Care.

Dr. Green believes patients should obtain the best care and advice on their medications. He assists in providing pharmacy clinical serves in an interdisciplinary education based setting as well as providing direct patient care. Dr. Green collaborates with physicians to design therapeutic and monitoring plans for patients and also performs comprehensive medication reviews, hypertension and diabetes monitoring and adherence counseling during scheduled pharmacy visits. His practice interests include the areas of cardiology, endocrinology, and infectious disease.

 

David Matthews, PharmD, BCACP

Carepoint East
543 Taylor Ave.
Suite 3176
Columbus, OH 43203

David.Matthews@osumc.edu
(614) 688-6470 
 
David Matthews, PharmD, BCACP, is a clinical pharmacist at The Ohio State University Division of General Internal Medicine clinics and currently practices at Care Point East. He obtained his Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy.

Dr. Matthews believes patients should obtain the best care and advice on their medications. He assists in providing pharmacy clinical serves in an interdisciplinary education-based setting as well as providing direct patient care. Dr. Matthews collaborates with physicians to design therapeutic and monitoring plans for patients and also performs comprehensive medication reviews, hypertension and diabetes monitoring and adherence counseling during scheduled pharmacy visits. 
 

Laura E Hall, PharmD, BCPS

Ohio State General Internal Medicine
Stoneridge/Dublin
3900 Stoneridge Lane, Suite B
Dublin, OH 43017 

Laura.Hall@osumc.edu
(614) 293-0080 

Laura Hall, PharmD, BCPS is a clinical pharmacist at The Ohio State University Division of General Internal Medicine clinics, currently practicing at Stoneridge GIM in Dublin, OH.  Laura received her Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy at The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy, practiced in a hospital setting before returning to OSU to complete her Post-BS Doctor of Pharmacy degree.  She spent time working with Family Medicine inpatient/outpatient before taking her current position at the College of Pharmacy.  She is a Board Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist (BCPS).  After working within a Federally Qualified Health Center network of practice sites, she transitioned to her clinical practice with OSU GIM, and works in the office setting two and a half days per week.

Laura believes patients should obtain the best evidence based health care and advice on their medications. Assuring patients understand and are able to follow the providers agreed upon plan without barriers to their medications is a priority.  She assists by providing pharmacy clinical services collaborating with physicians and nurse practitioners to design therapeutic monitoring plans for patients. She performs comprehensive medication reviews, works with patients to reach goals for their diabetes and other chronic disease states, and helps resolve medication related challenges.  Laura also shares responsibilities with the team of GIM pharmacists to provide transitional care management and population health management across OSU GIM practice sites.

 

Ginny Mitchell, PharmD, BCPS, CLS

Outpatient Care Upper Arlington
1800 Zollinger Road,
Columbus, Ohio 43221

Virginia.Mitchell@osumc.edu
(614) 293-2130

Ginny Mitchell, PharmD, BCPS, CLS, joined our team as one of our clinical pharmacists in 2017.  She received her Bachelor of Science in Chemistry at Ohio University, Doctor of Pharmacy degree from The Ohio State University College of Pharmacy and she completed her PGY1 Pharmacy Practice Residency in Ambulatory Settings at the OSU College of Pharmacy.     
 
Ginny brings experience to our pharmacy team from her previous work in the anticoagulation, cardiovascular risk reduction clinic and antiarrhythmic medication monitoring clinics at OSUWMC from 2010 to 2017.   She continues to have a passion for cardiovascular risk reduction management and collaborates with our physicians to design ongoing therapeutic monitoring plans for patients with diabetes, hypertension and elevated cholesterol.   Ginny believes patients should obtain the best care and advice on their medications which includes taking into consideration cost and possible adherence issues to medications.   She thoroughly enjoys the interdisciplinary team effort at General Internal Medicine to make sure that patients receive the best care.   A pharmacy visit can be scheduled with Dr. Mitchell to perform a comprehensive medication review, hypertension or diabetes monitoring.
 

Jennifer Sabatino, PharmD, BCACP

Ohio State General Internal Medicine and Pediatrics Grandview
895 Yard Street
Columbus, OH 43212

Jennifer.Sabatino@osumc.edu

(614) 293-7980 

Dr. Jennifer Sabatino, PharmD, BCACP, obtained her degree from Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Pharmacy and continued her education with a residency at The Ohio State University.

Dr. Sabatino believes patients should obtain the best care and advice on their medications. She assists in providing pharmacy clinical serves in an interdisciplinary education based setting as well as providing direct patient care. Dr. Sabatino collaborates with physicians to design therapeutic and monitoring plans for patients and also performs comprehensive medication reviews, hypertension and diabetes monitoring and adherence counseling during scheduled pharmacy visits.

 
Our Social Workers

Our Social Workers

Danielle Brunet, LSW

Ohio State General Internal Medicine 
Care Point East

543 Taylor Ave
Columbus, OH. 43203

Danielle.Brunet@osumc.edu
(614) 688-6470

Danielle Brunet, LSW is a social worker at The Ohio State University Division of General Internal Medicine clinic, currently practicing at CarePoint East. In addition to providing direct patient care, Danielle is also the Social Work Supervisor. 

Danielle received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Bowling Green State University and continued her education at Franklin University, where she received a Master’s in Public Administration. 

Danielle is passionate about integrated health care and the systematic coordination of social work services and primary care. Danielle and her colleagues work collaboratively with a multi-faceted team to provide a variety of services to patients.  This includes mental health assessments, linkage to resources, individual counseling services, psychiatric consults, and group counseling services.  

 

 

 

Breanne Anstine, LISW

Ohio State General Internal Medicine 
Stoneridge Medical Center

3900 Stoneridge Lane, Suite B
Dublin, OH 43017

Breanne.Anstine@osumc.edu 
(614) 293-0080

Breanne Anstine, who is a Licensed Independent Social Worker (LISW) at the Ohio State General Internal Medicine Clinic in Stoneridge, links her patients with community resources and provides short-term mental health therapy with a focus on depression and anxiety. She works with psychiatry and primary care teams at OSU to provide psychiatric, collaborative care management to patients.
 
Breanne’s therapeutic approach is interpersonal in nature. She strongly believes in meeting the individual where they’re at, and enjoys assisting them in finding hope, and more fulfilling personal and professional lives. She uses relaxation/stress reduction techniques, supportive listening, general coping strategies, goal-setting, behavioral activation and patient education to help her patients grow. Depending on the situation of the patient in question, Breanne employs such therapeutic approaches as Brief Cognitive Behavioral Therapy, Strengths-Based Therapy, Mindfulness and Client-Centered Therapy.

 

Breanne started in her current position in 2017, after spending 10 years practicing medical social work with a neurological focus. Prior to that, she graduated with honors from Otterbein University with a Bachelor of Art in psychology and completed her Master of Social Work degree at The Ohio State University. Post-graduation, she participated in multiple trainings for Cognitive Behavioral Therapy. She was inducted into The International Honor Society in Psychology in 2004. 

Afton Avalos, LISW-S

Ohio State General Internal Medicine 
Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza

Martha Morehouse Pavilion 
2050 Kenny Road, Suite 2400
Columbus, OH, 43221

Afton.Avalos@osumc.edu
(614) 293-8054

Afton Avalos, LISW-S is a social worker in The Ohio State University’s Division of General Internal Medicine at Martha Morehouse. Afton earned her Bachelor of Science in social work and Bachelor of Arts in women’s, gender & sexuality studies from The Ohio State University. Afton also completed her Master of Social Work (MSW) at OSU with a focus in mental health. 

Afton believes in the value of integrating mental health into primary care. Within our General Internal Medicine clinic, she provides mental health services, including assessment, brief psychotherapy, crisis intervention, and referrals. As part of the multidisciplinary team, she works collaboratively with providers and other care team members to help provide comprehensive and quality care for all patients. 


Kerry Farrell, LISW-S

Ohio State General Internal Medicine and Pediatrics 
Grandview Yard

895 Yard Street
Columbus, OH 43212

Kerry.Farrell@osumc.edu
(614) 293-7980

Kerry Farrell, LISW-S is a social worker at the Internal Medicine and Pediatrics clinic at Grandview Yard where she provides counseling and connects patients to resources.  She completed her undergraduate education at Denison University and earned a Master’s in Social Work (MSW) at West Virginia University. 

As a social worker, Kerry approaches patient care from a strengths-based perspective.  She works with each patient to understand the reason they are seeking treatment, establish treatment plans, and set goals towards recovery.  Kerry is a member of the National Association of Social Workers.  She possesses a Certificate in Leadership in Human Services Management from The Ohio State University College of Social Work.  She has been trained in Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Motivational Interviewing (MI).  

In her free time, Kerry enjoys supporting the arts, playing guitar, and spending time with family and friends.
 

 

Kinsey Ludt, LSW

Ohio State General Internal Medicine 
CarePoint East

543 Taylor Ave
Columbus, OH. 43203

Kinsey.Ludt@osumc.edu


Kinsey Ludt, LSW joined OSUMC in July 2018 and works as the medical specialty social worker for multiple OSU outpatient locations. She provides social work services to Rheumatology/Nephrology, Gastroenterology/Hepatology, Endocrinology, Pulmonary/Sleep Medicine, Cardiology and Dermatology specialties. Kinsey earned her master’s degree from The Ohio State University and focused on healthcare and mental health in academia as well as her internship with the James Cancer Hospital. 
Kinsey practices according to the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) code of ethics, especially the patient’s right to self-determination while respecting the dignity and worth of the person. She believes that a collaborative approach to delivering healthcare reduces barriers to care and creates opportunities for more effective outcomes.  

Sarah Touvell, LSW

Ohio State General Internal Medicine 
Martha Morehouse Medical Plaza

Martha Morehouse Pavilion 
2050 Kenny Road, Suite 2400
Columbus, OH, 43221

Sarah.Touvall@osumc.edu
(614) 293-8054

Sarah Touvell, LSW, is a social worker at The Ohio State University Division of General Internal Medicine clinic, currently practicing at Martha Morehouse. Sarah received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from The Ohio State University before returning to OSU to complete her Master’s in Social Work (MSW) with an emphasis on mental health and substance misuse. 

Sarah believes that everyone has a right to quality healthcare. Her primary goal is to remove barriers to care for patients. This is achieved through crisis intervention, problem-solving, resource-sharing and referrals, and assistance in applying to available programs. As a part of the multidisciplinary team in the Morehouse General Internal Medicine clinic, she works collaboratively with providers and other care team members to help provide comprehensive and quality care for all patients. 
 

 

Michael J. Wente, LISW-S

Ohio State General Internal Medicine 
Outpatient Care Upper Arlington

1800 Zollinger Rd. 
3rd Floor
Columbus, OH. 43221

Michael.Wente@osumc.edu
(614) 293-2130

Michael J. Wente, LISW-S, is a social worker at The Ohio State University Division of General Internal Medicine clinic, currently practicing at Upper Arlington. Michael received his Bachelor’s degree in humanities with a focus in communications from The Ohio State University. He returned to OSU to complete his Master’s of Social Work (MSW) with an emphasis in social administration. 

Michael has a strong commitment to serving the needs of all populations through both clinical and administrative practices. 

 

 

Anita Zielinski-Bean, LISW-S

Ohio State General Internal Medicine 
CarePoint East

543 Taylor Ave
Columbus, OH. 43203

Anita.Zielinski-Bean@osumc.edu 
(614) 688-6470

Anita Zielinski-Bean, LISW, is a social worker at The Ohio State University Division of General Internal Medicine clinic, currently practicing at Carepoint East. Anita received her Bachelor of Social Work degree from Ohio University before returning to OU to complete her Master’s in Social Work (MSW). 

As clinical lead for the General Internal Medicine Behavioral Health social work team, Anita is dedicated to constantly improving patient’s power of choice and skill level to reach a higher level of functioning. She thinks it is very important to constantly adapt to patient’s need so that treatments are as effective as possible, and are contributing to the resiliency of patients as well as our community. She enjoys working at OSU because of the multiple levels of support and expert knowledge available to better serve our patients. 

In her spare time, she enjoys a very active family life, reading, volunteering and a good Netflix binge!

 

 

 


Administrative Staff

Missy Kaufman
Division Administrator
Missy.Kaufman@osumc.edu 
Office: 614-293-4953
Fax: 614-293-6890  
       Alicia Powers
Administrative Coordinator
Alicia.Powers@osumc.edu  
Phone: 614-688-6631
Fax: 614-293-6890  
    

 

Shannon Libby
Office Associate & Geriatrics 
Fellowship Program Coordinator
Shannon.Libby@osumc.edu
Phone: 614-685-6975
Fax: 614-293-6890

         
Daryl Cruse 
Office Associate
Daryl.Cruse@osumc.edu
Phone: 614-366-8517
Fax: 614-293-6890
  Reem Saleh
Office Associate
Reem.Saleh@osumc.edu
Phone: 614-293-4953
Fax: 614-293-6890
 


Daryl Cruse 
Office Associate
Daryl.Cruse@osumc.edu
Phone: 614-366-8517
Fax: 614-293-6890