Donald Mack

Donald Mack, MD

  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Palliative Medicine

Appointments cannot be scheduled directly with this provider. (614) 293-2700

About Me

As a family medicine physician at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I specialize in geriatrics and the care of older patients, specifically patients needing long-term and end of life care. I also work with patients to provide pain management, nursing home care and palliative medicine services.

I think it’s important to focus on comprehensive care rather than efficiency, and seek to ensure that my patients feel I have answered their concerns. I feel a sense of satisfaction knowing that I am giving back to my patients and my community.

I enjoy the challenges of working with complex patients, as well as the opportunity to teach medical students, residents and fellows at Ohio State.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, singing and cycling.


  • Best Doctors in America, 2010, 2012, 2014, 2017
  • Courage to Teach Award, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2013
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2016, 2017
  • Outstanding Educator Award, Family Medicine Residency, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 2014
  • Faculty Achievement Award, The Ohio State University College of Medicine, 2015
  • Outstanding Achievement in Patient Service, The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, 2016
  • Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians, 2002
  • Fellow, American Geriatric Society, 2016
  • President, Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, 2017

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Family Medicine
  • Geriatric Medicine
  • Palliative Medicine
  • Pain Management
  • Palliative Care
  • Health Promotion
  • End of Life Care
  • Nursing Homes
  • Primary Care
  • Geriatrics

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

Education and Training

Medical Degrees

Ohio State University College of Medicine

Ohio State University College of Medicine


Family Medicine
Toledo Hospital
7/1/1985 - 6/30/1987

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine

American Board of Family Medicine (Subspecialty: Geriatric Medicine)

American Board of Family Medicine (Subspecialty: Hospice and Palliative Medicine)

My Department

Family Medicine


68 Patient Satisfaction 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.

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 5
  • Listens Carefully 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 5
  • Knows My Medical History 4.9
  • Shows Respect 5
  • Time Spent Together 5

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2018

Dr. Mack is always courteous, very empathetic & considerate & helpful. He always spends enough time with me, and is probably the best doctor I've seen in U.S.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2018

Excellent care.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2017

Care provider good.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2017

Dr. Mack has excellent patient contact manner, unhurried style, and able to manage his computer keyboard with little interference to patient contact.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2017

Dr. Mack takes the time necessary to listen to why I visit, checks med history, and questions me to full understand and provide plan for addressing the issues.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2017

Very good experience every time I go visit him.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2017

Mr. Mack - proves himself a wonderful dr. His personality and way of talking to his patient completely satisfy. Well done.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2017

Dr Mack is extremely patient & thorough. He never makes you feel rushed or neglected.

Reviewed on Nov 04, 2017

Always excellent - One of the best I have experience - am 82 years old.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2017

Dr. Mack is great, as always. Good bedside manner & knowledge. Shows genuine care for patients.

Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Mack has reported no relationships with companies or entities.