John McConaghy

John McConaghy, MD

  • Family Medicine

Appointments: (614) 293-2700

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
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017
  • Member, National Committee for Quality Assurance (NCQA)

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine


Family Medicine
David Grant USAF Medical Center
7/1/1990 - 6/30/1992


Faculty Development
University of North Carolina School of Medicine
8/1/1997 - 6/30/1998

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Board Certifications

American Board of Family Medicine

American Board of Family Medicine

My Department

Family Medicine


144 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.8 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.8
  • Listens Carefully 4.8
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.6
  • Knows My Medical History 4.7
  • Shows Respect 4.8
  • Time Spent Together 4.8

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 06, 2018

John McConaghy, MD is a really good physician. He is personable & describes using layman's terms.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2018

I think the world of Dr. McConaghy. In my opinion, he is the ultimate in professionalism. He's clinically excellent, he gives me his time and respect.

Reviewed on Feb 06, 2018


Reviewed on Feb 04, 2018

Everything went well.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2018

very knowledgeable and caring

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2018


Reviewed on Jan 14, 2018

the care provider was excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2018

Good respect.

Reviewed on Jan 08, 2018

this is an outstanding doctor

Reviewed on Jan 01, 2018

Dr. Mac is by far the best care provider ever! We value his knowledge and the thoughtfulness in his delivery. Feel very fortunate to have found him 12 years ago.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2017

First time appointment and like him. First time appointment and liked him.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2017

The doctor spent time discussing and listening.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2017

Dr. Mac listened attentively, spent sufficient time with me, answered my health questions.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2017

I can tell that my care provider has a lot of knowledge, but sometimes he doesn't really seem focused or make eye contact.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2017

On time and all went as expected. Dr. Mac is thorough and a good listener.

Reviewed on Nov 06, 2017

Timely, a lot of information, professional

Reviewed on Nov 02, 2017

Provider is an experienced and knowledgeable physician, with friendly and caring manners. I have a lot of respect for his clinical judgement.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2017

Dr. Mac is the best - a caring human being, who we are thrilled to have as our health care partner

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2017

Could give a bit more detailed explanation of side effects regarding certain medications.

Reviewed on Oct 02, 2017

All good.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. McConaghy has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office at 614-293-7802.

  • State Medical Board of Ohio