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

  • Hypertension
  • Heart Failure
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Preventive Medicine
  • 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.

311 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 Nov 18, 2019

    The most caring doctor I've had in a long time. I love this office & staff.

  • Reviewed on Nov 17, 2019

    listened carefully, responded thoroughly

  • Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

    Dr Mac had a student following him, he asked if the student could exam me too. That student is lucky to have Dr. Mac mentoring. Hope he learns how to speak to patients, as well as DrMac can. That's what I care about, understanding the info being presented to me. I trust him 100%.

  • Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

    Excellent I expressed my issues my past pains experiences with alchohol & drugs my family matters and my health he was a perfect listener and understood my feelings of why I am who I am

  • Reviewed on Nov 09, 2019

    The doctor was very friendly and attentive!

  • Reviewed on Nov 07, 2019

    Had an excellent appointment. The doctor listened carefully and provided answers to my questions and advice. Also allowed a medical student to perform some of the check-up procedures and answer some of my questions after asking my permission, and I was happy to help in the learning experience for the student.

  • Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

    I go into the appt. with a list of things I want to talk about. Dr. McConaghy always listens carefully to my concerns/questions and he answers them all. He's also very relaxed and relaxes me.

  • Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

    I have known him for years and trust him implicitly.

  • Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

    Dr. McConaghy listened carefully and asked pertinent questions.

  • Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019

    Quick, efficient, and thorough

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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. McConaghy has reported no relationships with companies or entities.