Kevin Goist

Kevin Goist, MD

  • Internal Medicine

Appointments: (614) 293-0080

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.


  • 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

Specialties and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

West Virginia University School of Medicine


Internal Medicine
Wright Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center
7/1/2007 - 6/30/2010

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics


183 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 06, 2018

He was very nice and right to the point to make a quick visit but was still able to show adequate concern regarding me health care and I appreciate that very much

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2018

Always upbeat & kind. Well-informed. Best internist I've ever had!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2018

I love Dr Goist. He is helpful ant jnonudgemental and very competent.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2018

Dr. Goist was very good.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2018

Dr. Goist spent time talking to me about my former health concerns and present health concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 02, 2018

Good: Dr. Goist is personable and shows concern during our discussions.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2017

Nice young man.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2017

Excellent at listening to my concerns, providing feedback. Always gives me options going forward and respects my decisions.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2017

First of all he has the sense of humor, and listens to me with care and gives attention to details.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2017

Very knowledgeable and caring.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/28/2017, Dr. Goist has reported no financial relationships with medical device, research and/or drug companies.