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)
11/5/2015

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.

277 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.6 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 Jul 22, 2020

    She was very knowledgeable and thought outside the box. She also ordered test other doctors would not. This made me very happy, because I feel she wants to the route issue rather than just play around not solving the problem.

  • Reviewed on May 13, 2020

    Did a phone visit, but all my concerns & questions were answered.

  • Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

    Dr. Meara was very courteous and thorough. She gave me plenty of opportunities to ask questions and/or provide her additional information that I thought she may need to know.

  • Reviewed on Apr 10, 2020

    Doctor mehra is excellent

  • Reviewed on Apr 06, 2020

    Really like Dr. Meara - always very concerned about any problems & takes time to listen.

  • Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

    Dr. Meara is the best!

  • Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

    Good visit my questions were answered. Explained med changes.

  • Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

    Dr. Meara practices patient-centered care model. She listened to my concerns, respects my choices and right in decision making. She is very knowledgeable, informative and genuinely concerned about my health problems.

  • Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

    My care giver is the best. She cares so much for her patients. Very good -

  • Reviewed on Mar 08, 2020

    Dr. Meara is excellent, she follows up with me quickly and takes my thoughts and concerns into serious consideration. I just wish I had a few more minutes with her sometimes. I realize its not her fault as I'm sure she is on a very pressed scheduled.

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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 11/21/2019, 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.

  • Genentech
  • Intuitive Surgical Inc.
  • AbbVie Inc.