Alexa Meara, MD
- 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 MeAs 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
Education and Training
Georgetown University School of 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
American Board of Internal Medicine
American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Rheumatology)
Rheumatology - Immunology
187 Patient Satisfaction Reviews
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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 4.8
- Time Spent Together 4.5
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Consulting and Related Relationships
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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Meara has reported no relationships with companies or entities.