Janice Westphal

Janice Westphal, MD

  • Family Medicine
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

Appointments: (614) 293-2700

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.

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training


Family Medicine
Mountain Area Health Education Center
7/1/2012 - 6/30/2014

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine

My Department

Family Medicine


77 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 5
  • Listens Carefully 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.9
  • Knows My Medical History 4.6
  • Shows Respect 5
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018

Janice is awesome! Very responsive to my needs question. Responds quickly via OSU MyChart. I highly recommend her!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018

Dr. Westphal was very relaxed and made me feel comfortable. She was wonderful & I have already recommended her to others.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018

Dr. Westphal is great. She is very thorough and always answers all of my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 02, 2018

Literally the best physician I have ever seen. I'm a fairly complex case and she did a frankly incredible job establishing a plan and meeting my criteria for a successful visit.

Reviewed on Oct 08, 2018

As my primary care physician of about 30 yrs. had retired at end of Aug. 2018, this was a 1st visit to my new primary care provider. I was very pleased. Her experience and education made me confident that she will suit my needs. I was impressed with her intelligence and with her ability to relate to the patient - me.

Reviewed on Oct 01, 2018

This was my first visit with Dr. Westphal. She was very pleasant and explained what she was doing each time.

Reviewed on Sep 05, 2018

Very professional.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

reviewed health conditions, cancer survivor and recent hernia operations. She worried about my neglect of some basic tests and shots held at bay due to four years with cancer treatment. Got caught up with tests and shots and reduced dosage of one medicine. Scheduled a colonscopy. I appreciate her concern for my overall health.

Reviewed on Aug 09, 2018

She's friendly and always puts me on schedule because of work schedule. Very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Aug 03, 2018

everything was great

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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