Alexa Meara

Alexa Meara, MD

  • Rheumatology
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

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

Insurances We Accept

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

Education History

Medical School

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

Internship

Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC

7/1/2008 - 6/30/2009

Residency

Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC

7/1/2009 - 6/30/2011

Chief Resident

Vidant Medical Center, Greenville, NC

7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012

Fellowship

Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

7/1/2013 - 6/30/2015

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine
8/9/2011

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Rheumatology)
4/1/2022

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Rheumatology - Immunology

Reviews

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 Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.7 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.6 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.5 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.8 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.5 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Aug 09, 2021

    I felt confidence in her ability to care for me OK to sending me to someone who could help me. Easy to talk to!

  • Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

    Dr. Alexa Meara has been extremely caring and helpful. She is doing more for me at this time and is greatly appreciated. I don't know what would happen without her.

  • Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

    Dr. Meara is the best!

  • Reviewed on May 25, 2021

    Excellent very concerned about my well being.

  • Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

    Dr. Meara is a very caring doctor always knows about your illness.

  • Reviewed on Mar 05, 2021

    kind, professional, incredibly knowledgeable and thorough. very positive experience.

  • Reviewed on Mar 04, 2021

    All excellent.

  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2021

    Responded quickly.

  • Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

    friendly, to the point

  • Reviewed on Dec 02, 2020

    I really appreciate how quickly Dr. Meara replied to my questions after my appointment via the MyChart messenger.

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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 11/01/2020, 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.

  • Gerson Lehrman Group
  • Rheumatology Associates of North Alabama