Jacob Skeans

Jacob Skeans, MD

  • Gastroenterology
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

4.8 out of 5
  • 30 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 18 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

I specialize in comprehensive gastroenterology with a focus on inflammatory bowel disease, Barrett’s esophagus and therapeutic endoscopy. I work hard to provide patient-centered, safe, effective and timely care to each of my patients. I enjoy meeting patients and really try to listen to their needs and concerns, allowing me to personalize their care with an evidence-based approach.

I love that The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center strives to balance excellence in patient care with research and medical education. It’s this balance that eventually drew me back to join the faculty. It’s exciting to be part of a healthy, growing division with great subspecialty services. This academic setting also spoke to me because of my passion for teaching. The medical center allows me to be involved with teaching and mentoring students, residents and fellows during their training.

In terms of research, most recently I have published works about colorectal cancer screening and gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD) in sleep. I’m also working on medical education projects.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy spending time with my young kids and wife, traveling and watching and playing sports.
  • Recipient, Gastroenterology Division teaching award in my first year on faculty here at Ohio State

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Colitis, Ulcerative
  • Colonoscopy
  • Gastroscopy
  • Colonic Polyps
  • Digestive System Diseases
  • Diarrhea
  • Constipation
  • Crohn Disease
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux
  • Peptic Ulcer
  • Inflammatory Bowel Diseases
  • Gastroenterology
  • Celiac Disease
  • Helicobacter pylori

Locations Where I Practice

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

Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Wayne State University School of Medicine, Detroit, MI
8/10/2009 - 6/3/2013


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH

6/1/2013 - 6/30/2016


MetroHealth Medical Center, Cleveland, OH

7/1/2016 - 6/30/2019

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Gastroenterology, Hepatology and Nutrition


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.

30 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.7 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Feb 02, 2022

    I love this provider - I was sent for an second opinion. He is so much better, caring & compassionate than my current GI dr. Wish my insurance covered him.

  • Reviewed on Jan 13, 2022

    Dr. Skeans is a superb provider. He helped me in several ways!

  • Reviewed on Sep 30, 2021

    Dr Skeans was wonderful

  • Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

    Dr. Skeans is great. Also should mention resident who visited first was great. Very thorough and conversational.

  • Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

    Good provider.

  • Reviewed on Jun 24, 2021

    Limited interaction.

  • Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

    Dr. Skeans is AWESOME! He has provided superior care.

  • Reviewed on May 07, 2021

    Very caring, good info WOW!

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. Skeans has reported no relationships with companies or entities.