About Me

As a general internist, I work as a primary care doctor. What does that mean? I like to think of it as the doctor who knows you best, and the first one that you turn to with your health concerns. One of the great things about being a primary care physician is the long-term relationships that are formed with patients—and in many cases, their families, too. This really allows me to work with patients to meet their individualized health care goals in the larger context of who they are as a person and with respect to some of the personal challenges that they face in their daily lives.

Practicing general internal medicine allows me to provide a wide breadth of care for patients across different specialties. This ranges from preventive health care (diet, exercise, cancer screening, vaccinations) to acute illness to management of long-term medical conditions such as diabetes. I love the intellectual challenge that this provides.

I am most passionate about educating the future doctors that are training at Ohio State, and it is quite likely that you may meet some of them when you come to see me. I also devote two months per year to working as the attending physician on some of the OSUWMC’s hospital teaching services and spend one day per week supervising the Internal Medicine Resident Clinic.

I’m proud to be a United States Air Force veteran.
Highlights
  • Associate Professor, Internal Medicine
  • The Linda Strout Faculty Teaching Award in Ambulatory Medicine, 2017
  • Faculty Excellence in Teaching Award, 2017
  • Internal Medicine “Mentor of the Year,” 2017
  • James J. Leonard Award for Excellence in Teaching Internal Medicine, USUHS/WPMC, 2012
  • Commendation for Meritorious Service as a U.S. Air Force physician, 2013
  • Wright-Patterson Medical Center Military Excellence Award, 2010
  • Fellow, American College of Physicians
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2016, 2017, 2019

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Internal Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Diabetes Mellitus

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

West Virginia University School of Medicine, Morgantown, WV
MD
8/1/2003 - 5/31/2007

Residency

Wright Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center, Dayton, OH

7/1/2007 - 6/30/2010

Chief Resident

Wright Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center, Dayton, OH

7/1/2010 - 6/30/2011

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics

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.

194 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Oct 15, 2021

    Always answers all my questions. Feel like he is on the cutting edge of healthcare. Does research on various subjects routinely.

  • Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

    Dr. Goist was very thorough and listened to and addressed all of my concerns

  • Reviewed on Oct 10, 2021

    Attentive, informed and professional.

  • Reviewed on Oct 09, 2021

    Dr. Goist was very thoughtful and listened to my concerns and gave me timely and accurate responses.

  • Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021

    All good

  • Reviewed on Sep 26, 2021

    Prompt, thorough, pleasant.

  • Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

    Very good visit.

  • Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

    Listened to questions, had suggestions and conversations regarding all of them and prescribed further tests and PT.

  • Reviewed on Aug 22, 2021

    Very professional and courteous. Listen carefully and explained things in an understandable way

  • Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

    I like him.

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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 10/25/2021, Dr. Goist 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.

  • American College of Physicians