About Me

As a family medicine physician, I have a special interest in preventative healthcare, chronic disease management, women’s health and mental health. I find joy in my work, as I’m able to provide all these types of care to my patients on a regular basis.

I believe that optimal health is reached by addressing a patient’s medical condition as well as his or her mental health and social situation. Ohio State is an institution that supports this through providing well rounded healthcare including psychology and psychiatry in addition to excellent care managers and social workers. It’s great being part of a medical center that provides high quality integrated care to its patients and allows me to train medical students and residents to do the same.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family, exercising and traveling.
Highlights
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2018, 2019

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Intrauterine Devices
  • Primary Care
  • Prenatal Care
  • Preventive Medicine

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
MD
9/19/2007 - 6/12/2011

Internship

Mountain Area Health Education Center, Asheville, NC

7/1/2011 - 6/30/2012

Residency

Mountain Area Health Education Center, Asheville, NC

7/1/2012 - 6/30/2014

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine
7/1/2014

Academic Information

My Department

Family Medicine

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.

166 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    5 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
    5 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

    Dr. Westphal has provided excellent care for my various health issues, both current and past. Makes followup referals for specialists(PANCREATIC CDr. Westphal has given excellent personal healthcare for past several years through pancreatic cancer, prostate cancer recurrence and now possible facial cancer. refers to specialists for primary and secondary opinions as needed. This past week a dermatologist for nose cancer was referred to me , whose office quickly called and made a video conference call. Excellent followup and action on my behalf.

  • Reviewed on Jul 07, 2020

    Good - Provider called me at home to help me understand my cholesterol levels.

  • Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

    When I message Dr. Westphal, she is always responsive and quick to answer (or have one of her assistants answer, see above). I love this about an office. it may not be an emergency, but by golly, it matters to us patients!

  • Reviewed on May 11, 2020

    I absolutely love my doctor. I have been with here before she came to OSU. I recommend her to everyone. I have seen another doctor in the facility and they were just as good. I recommend this office to many people.

  • Reviewed on Apr 26, 2020

    Dr. Westphal is an excellent primary care doctor.

  • Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

    Very kind & look for the calmness of the patient.

  • Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

    We love having Dr. Westphal as our PCP. She is very attentive and always shows she cares. She is also very knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

    None - Bad. Very knowledgeable and well prepared - Good.

  • Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

    She is always personable and down to earth. She takes her time to hear my concerns. It never feels like I'm being rushed out the door. She is definitely the best doctor I've had.

  • Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

    Dr. Westphal is excellent. Makes everything easy to understand.

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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 11/21/2019, Dr. Westphal has reported no relationships with companies or entities.