Alison MacKinlay

Alison MacKinlay, MD

  • Family Medicine
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Family and Community Medicine

Accepting new patients
4.8 out of 5
  • 113 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 37 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

About Me

I’m a family physician and enjoy the vast variety of patients and conditions that this field brings. Over the course of my career, I have developed a special interest in preventive medicine and performing in-office skin procedures.

I take a comprehensive approach to patient care and include the patient in the decision-making and diagnostic process. I enjoy helping patients thoroughly understand their condition, and encourage them to engage in healthy lifestyles that promote their well-being.

Working for Ohio State motivates me to keep up to date on the latest medical research and guidelines. My work here allows me to treat a diverse patient population, and to share my passion for medicine by teaching medical students and the community I treat.

When I’m away from work, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends as well as participating in any outdoor activity.

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Hypertension
  • Primary Care
  • Asthma
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Geriatrics
  • Pediatrics
  • Depression
  • Adolescent Medicine

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Medical University of Lodz, Lodz,
10/1/2007 - 2/28/2011


Wheeling Hospital, Wheeling, WV

7/1/2012 - 6/30/2015

Academic Information

My Department

Family Medicine


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.

113 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.3 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 03, 2022

    2nd visit/only dr. & excellent visit.

  • Reviewed on Mar 02, 2022

    First time I met the new dr. She seemed great!

  • Reviewed on Feb 18, 2022

    I thought there would be a physical exam but we just listened to my heart and felt glands

  • Reviewed on Feb 09, 2022

    This was my first visit with Dr. Mackinlay. This visit went very well.

  • Reviewed on Feb 04, 2022

    She was patient in answering my questions and trying to find solutions.

  • Reviewed on Jan 30, 2022

    This MD is in my PCP's practice and was very professional, addressed all my concerns and ordered a test to diagnose my health issue; and referred me to a specialist about another problem. They both replied to my questions on MyChart.

  • Reviewed on Jan 23, 2022

    She was business like, asked questions and listened to me.

  • Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

    Dr. MacKinlay is a great fit for me. She is very concerned about the patient and took plenty of time to discuss my health and lifestyle with me.

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 10/25/2021, Dr. MacKinlay has reported no relationships with companies or entities.