Alexa Meara

Alexa Meara, MD

  • Rheumatology
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

4.7 out of 5
  • 95 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 26 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


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

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Georgetown University School of Medicine, Washington, DC
8/11/2004 - 5/1/2008


Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC

7/1/2008 - 6/30/2009


Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC

7/1/2009 - 6/30/2011

Chief Resident

Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC

7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2013 - 6/30/2015

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Rheumatology - Immunology


The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

95 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.7 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.7 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 02, 2022

    Dr. Meara was very compassionate with me. She went out of her way to comfort me when I was talking about my condition. I have not had that as often as I like. I am very pleased with her care. I just hope I am not a difficult patient.

  • Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

    Also had a very good experience.

  • Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

    Had a resident for majority of visit but Dr. Meara was very pleasant and caring.

  • Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

    Dr. Meara is the only provider who was able to figure out what was wrong with me. I have great respect for her & am thankful she got me on the correct treatment regimen. She is a wonderful treatment.

  • Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Jan 04, 2022

    I love Dr. Meara! She's the best!

  • Reviewed on Nov 08, 2021

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Nov 02, 2021

    Respected my view and gave me options.

Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 10/25/2021, Dr. Meara has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • Aurinia Pharmaceuticals Inc.
  • GlaxoSmithKline
  • AbbVie Inc.
  • Alextra Consulting LLC