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
  • 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

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine
8/25/2010

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.

355 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 Jun 16, 2020

    Dr. Goist spent a considerable amount of time with me, explaining his thoughts and reviewing all my concerns. I'm glad someone referred me to him.

  • Reviewed on May 22, 2020

    Excellent.

  • Reviewed on May 05, 2020

    Dr. Goist is a fine doctor - Very professional skilled and knowledgeable. He is prepared with my medical history before he meets me. - This shows he is patient-focused. I consider having him as my primary physician a blessing.

  • Reviewed on Apr 21, 2020

    Very good (caring).

  • Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

    Very knowledgeable!

  • Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

    Great MD.

  • Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

    Did a great job answering all my questions in detail and describing plan of action.

  • Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

    Dr. Goist always provides excellent care.

  • Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

    Dr Goist was excellent. He is very knowledgeable and addressed my health concerns in a very comforting manner.

  • Reviewed on Mar 09, 2020

    excellent doctor.. compassionate, proactive,and extremely comfortable to communicate with .

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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. Goist has reported no relationships with companies or entities.