About Me

I practice the full spectrum of family medicine including the treatment of children and elderly patients. I place an emphasis on preventative healthcare and chronic disease management. Some of these chronic diseases include conditions such as diabetes, hypertension, asthma and heart failure. I also work as an educator for medical students and family medicine residents.

I strive to provide patient-centered and cost-effective care that is based on the best research evidence available. I believe in individualized healthcare and that a patient’s health can be improved through patient education, partnership and shared decision-making.

I love working at The Ohio State University because we are continually expanding our patient-centered care. The knowledge base and resources here at Ohio State are unmatched by any other institution. In addition, I find it stimulating to have the opportunity to teach students and residents.

In my free time I enjoy relaxing with my family, traveling and enjoying the outdoors.
  • Have received Faculty Teacher of the Year Award or a distinguished teaching award nine times in the last 13 years
  • Multiple years on U.S. News and World Report’s ‘Best Doctors’ list
  • Full-time professor
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015, 2019
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017
  • Member, National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Heart Failure
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Hypertension
  • Primary Care
  • Family Practice

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

University of North Carolina School of Medicine

David Grant USAF Medical Center

David Grant USAF Medical Center

Academic Information

Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine

American Board of Family Medicine

My Department

Family Medicine


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.

287 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.7 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

    Dr. McConaghy listened carefully and asked pertinent questions.

  • Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

    Quick, efficient, and thorough

  • Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

    Listened & didn't minimize my concerns, responded w/holistic & aggressive treatment.

  • Reviewed on Aug 10, 2019

    Good experience both in discussing past care/operations, future needs, medications, followup visits.

  • Reviewed on Aug 10, 2019

    Easy to talk to. Very thorough exam. Doctor called and discussed results from test he had ordered 2 days later. That was unexpected but very much appreciated.

  • Reviewed on Aug 08, 2019

    he was relaxed and unhurried at the latest part of his day.

  • Reviewed on Aug 05, 2019

    Never had and probably never will have a bad experience

  • Reviewed on Aug 04, 2019

    The doctor didn't really seem to want to be there. I asked him some questions and got little to no answers.

  • Reviewed on Aug 02, 2019

    Excellent; highly professional and friendly.

  • Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

    Listended carefully; seemed very interrested in me and my health

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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 12/20/2018, Dr. McConaghy has reported no relationships with companies or entities.