Alexa Meara

Alexa Meara, MD

  • Rheumatology
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (614) 293-4837

About Me

As a rheumatologist, the diseases I treat generally affect the whole patient. So when it comes to care, I like to use a patient-centered approach. I specialize in treating vasculitis, systemic lupus, erythematosus, rheumatoid arthritis, inflammatory arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and other reactive spondyloarthropathies, myositis and enteropathic arthritis, which is associated with inflammatory bowel disease.

Some of my research interests include improving clinical outcomes for vasculitis and lupus, shared decision making and patient-physician communication database research.

The best part about working at Ohio State is that every day is different. I’m able to teach many types of people, from patients to fellows, as well as conduct research to improve my patients’ health outcomes.

I have three children, two dogs and a general surgeon husband, so most of my free time is spent staying active, being around family and traveling.


  • Member, Outcomes Measures in Rheumatology Clinical Trials (OMERACT)
  • Working toward funding my patient-physician communication research

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Georgetown University School of Medicine


Internal Medicine
Vidant Medical Center
7/1/2009 - 6/30/2011


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/2013 - 6/30/2015

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Rheumatology)

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Rheumatology - Immunology


187 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.8
  • Listens Carefully 4.7
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.6
  • Knows My Medical History 4.5
  • Shows Respect 4.8
  • Time Spent Together 4.5

52 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 08, 2019

Dr. Alexa Meara is awesome! She is very knowledgeable and is very informative, caring, and personable! I think she is great! I am glad I have her as one of my health care providers. She is wonderful and knows a lot about rheumatology.

Reviewed on May 02, 2019

Dr. A. Meara has helped take care of existing health issues that no one else has done. I feel better now. I have confidence that she will continue to manage my care with the best expertise.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

Very good.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Dr. didn't provide any recommendations for continuing to decrease pain - except when questioned - and then vaguely.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2019

Rheumatologist have a rough way to go. Arthritis is relentless and does not go away. Dr. Meara is attentive and understands my concerns. I have no complaints re: her care. She explains everything clearly.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Very caring.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2019

Dr. Meara was very kind, very precise and detailed in her questioning, and very driven to find the root cause of my condition. This was extremely meaningful to me, as other providers have been fairly rote in their examination and reffer me off to a different provider so far. Her empathy for me as her patient and drive to uncover the root cause of my symptoms is the reason I rate her so highly as a provider.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

I came in with another dx that acutely aggravated my arthritis. She immediately evaluated it, ordered testing, called me at home in the evening with results and provided treatment. The care coordination couldn't have been better. I'm glad I got this survey so I could report this.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2019

The doctor did not listen to what I said. Felt she did not know why I was to see her. Did not seem to talk to me but to my daughter and husband.

Reviewed on Jan 08, 2019

Dr. Meara really stepped up to take my care into her hands. She didn't mess around with discussing everything I've already been through which told me she understood my medical history.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Meara has reported no relationships with companies or entities.