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.

Highlights

  • 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

Residency

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

Fellowship

Rheumatology
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
8/9/2011

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Rheumatology)
11/5/2015

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Rheumatology - Immunology

Reviews

147 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 4.9
  • Time Spent Together 4.6

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

I felt Dr. Meara listened & answered my questions. Only challenge was the 3 month wait to get in for the referral.

Reviewed on Aug 03, 2018

Dr. Meara is very attentive and knowledgeable. She has gone above & beyond with my complicated medical case in order to find a treatment for me. She is very thorough. She is also quick to respond to MyChart messages.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2018

very good glad to have her

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

Dr. Meara is the best OSU doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

The appointment went well.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2018

Dr. Near a is a Great doctor. Always there to help me out when I need her. She is also very smart.. Love this doctor!!!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2018

The provider was very good & very thorough.

Reviewed on May 19, 2018

Excellent.

Reviewed on May 05, 2018

Dr Meara was very thorough when discussing the sores on my head. She considered my medical history and consulted with the Dermatology unit to discuss what next steps to take. I am very appreciative of that.

Reviewed on May 05, 2018

very

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, 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 at 614-293-8000.

  • Everyday Health, Inc.