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


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


162 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 4.5

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 08, 2018

Dr Meara very professional, caring, knowledgeable and courteous. As a new patient they were booked for several months but she made arrangement to see me within a week. She made me feel at ease about my condition and extremely pleased with her decision. Very detail oriented and meticulous doctor. Thank you Dr Meara for your service!!

Reviewed on Dec 04, 2018

Always good!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018

I just love my dr.! Very thorough and just a great presence about her when she comes in the room. You can feel her confidence, compassion and comfort from her!

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018


Reviewed on Nov 07, 2018

A little less rushed this visit.

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.

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