Heather Hirsch

Heather Hirsch, MD

  • Internal Medicine

Appointments: (614) 293-2076

About Me

As an internist at Ohio State, I specialize in women’s health. I’m extremely passionate about taking care of women from young adulthood through the rest of their lives. In particular, I specialize in contraceptive counseling, menopause, peri-menopause, osteoporosis, hypo-active sexual desire disorder/low libido, medical management of urinary incontinence, abnormal bleeding, polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), recurrent UTIs, painful intercourse, treatment of vaginal infections and follow-ups with breast cancer survivors.

I believe that every one of my patients has a unique patient profile and background. This allows me to truly create the very best individualized treatment plan that I tailor specifically to my patients’ health needs and goals.

My favorite part about working here at Ohio State is the excellent medical care that we are able to provide our patients, as well as the rich learning and teaching environment.

In my free time I enjoy spending time outdoors and relaxing with my family. I also enjoy exercising and ran the Boston Marathon in 2009. I hope to go back to compete again someday!

Highlights

  • NAMS (National American Menopause Society) Certified Practitioner, October 2015
  • North American Menopause Society Fellows In-Training Reporter Scholarship, September 2015
  • Society of General Internal Medicine Oral presentation - "Improving IUD counseling among Internal Medicine Residents," Cleveland Ohio, August 2015

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

  • Internal Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Menopause
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Contraception
  • Perimenopause
  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy
  • Hot Flashes

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

M.D.
SUNY Upstate Medical University
5/22/2010

Residency

Internal Medicine
University Hospitals Case Medical Center
9/1/2011 - 6/30/2014

Fellowship

Womens Health
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
7/1/2014 - 6/30/2016

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More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine
8/3/2015

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

Reviews

231 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.8
  • Listens Carefully 4.8
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.8
  • Knows My Medical History 4.4
  • Shows Respect 4.8
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2018

I love Heather!

Reviewed on Mar 08, 2018

Very confident I could afford her prognosis & think the treatment will help.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2018

Dr. Hirsch was up to date with research.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2018

She worked me into her schedule for an acute issue. She showed genuine concern regarding the issue. She placed stat imaging orders and was able to have the imaging done the same days. I received imaging results at the appointment but my provider sent a message regarding the results the next morning.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2018

friendly and knowledge

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2018

My doctor is wonderful... knowledgeable and caring. I get the feeling she is passionate about helping her patients, and I feel I am in great hands under her care!

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2018

Provider is amazing, she really cares about How my mind and body is doing.

Reviewed on Feb 09, 2018

Excellent experience. Thorough. Caring. Knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Feb 08, 2018

She is wonderful! We put together a plan for success and options if needed.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2018

She was so thorough and easy to understand. She answered all of my questions and helped me to formulate a plan of action.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2018

While she was late, I did not feel she rushed with me @ all.

Reviewed on Jan 06, 2018

I'm very comfortable talking to her and feel confident that she has my well being as a priority

Reviewed on Jan 03, 2018

Has only been my primary care physician for 15 months. What a great find!! Hope to continue with Dr. Hirsch.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2017

doctor advises health care strategy and allows me to help decide strategy I want to follow

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2017

Dr Hirsch is excellent at what she does. She cares about me. Sometimes prescriptions and tests get lost and I have to follow up on them myself to be sure they were ordered correctly.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2017

for the first time I feel like I have a doctor who really listens to my concerns about my health. She also educated me on some things I needed to know. I appreciate this and feel like I've made the right choice going to her.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2017

Wonderful provider that was very familiar with my health history and attentive to my present concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 05, 2017

Dr. Hirsch is absolutely the best! She always spends as much time needed with discussing things and answers questions. I've never once felt rushed. I'm a fairly new patient but have felt like she truly cares with how I'm feeling from the first appointment I ever had with her.

Reviewed on Dec 01, 2017

excellent communicator, very friendly and warm. also very professional

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2017

This was the first time I'd ever seen Dr. Hirsch & I was thoroughly impressed with both the manner in which she explained everything to me & also the amount of time she took.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2017

This was my first appointment with DR Hirsch. I was very pleased with the interest she took in my healthcare. She was fabulous, friendly, and very positive. I left feeling like I was the only patient she was caring for and overwhelmed by her knowledge and desire to help me!!!!!!!

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2017

Dr. Hirsch remembers me, & my issues, from visit-to-visit & also keeps us w/results from visits w/other providers. She is friendly, encouraging, & personable.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2017

Dr was great! worth the waitto get in to see her!

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2017

this Dr. listened carefully and discussed my medications with me. this was my first visit with this provider and part of our time was getting to know me.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2017

excellent

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2017

high energy, engagement and knowledge

Reviewed on Nov 08, 2017

Seemed rushed and kind of uninterested, not super warm/caring

Reviewed on Nov 05, 2017

This was my first visit with this provider and she spent a lot of time getting to know me and my health history and asked a lot of questions.

Reviewed on Nov 03, 2017

Minimal exam done - I would prefer a more thorough exam.

Reviewed on Nov 03, 2017

Dr. Hirsch is extremely engaging, professional, efficient, and genuinely cares to learn more about her patients. She was very particular about addressing my concerns and learning more about the steps I have taken to personally manage my concerns while offering additional advice on what more I can do. I picked her as a provider based on her areas of interest/expertise, which align with the areas of my life that I am looking to improve upon, as well as the video she put up that lets patients see her and know more about her. I'm glad I picked her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2017

Best provider I've had. She puts time into discussing everything from medical updates to medications with me and my wife.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2017

Very thorough and explains process & meds.

Reviewed on Oct 01, 2017

the best dr I've ever seen.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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