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, 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
8/1/2003 - 5/31/2007


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

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics


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.

198 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 Feb 05, 2021

    My experience with him since I came to the clinic he showed his concern and kindness & helpful.

  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2021

    Dr. Goist was very helpful in addressing my issues related to gout.

  • Reviewed on Jan 23, 2021

    he greeted me with a smile and asked me how I was doing today, and proceeded to ask me questions about my health and when I was finished asking the questions he checked my neck and immediately said , you need to get an MRI as soon as possible. checked my arm to make sure it wasn't my rotary cup that was giving me the pain. told me the reception it will schedule me a appointment for the MRI. asked me if I had any other questions, and then I went to the desk in the receptionist got me an MRI that same day and my blood test. Everyone has been so wonderful. And help me as soon as they could with my pain in my injury. I wish I was a very grateful for. the whole entire staff work very well together. and that is something I appreciate. because I know that I am well taken care of.

  • Reviewed on Jan 23, 2021

    Dr Goist is the best physician I have in many years. He is very good listener & has lots of compassion for his patients. I have been well taken by him & the medicines he has prescribed gir me.. I am so please to find a Dr like him..

  • Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

    he answered questions had.

  • Reviewed on Jan 19, 2021

    Dr Goist has been my doctor for years. He is very supportive of my medical conditions and treatments.

  • Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

    Thorough medical history/review, did not feel rushed - Staff let me ramble about my medical concerns, polite/friendly/non-judgemental. Dr. Goist was able to correctly diagnose and QUICKLY treat an issue I've been dealing w/for 15 years! I'm forever grateful for his help/knowledge.

  • Reviewed on Jan 08, 2021

    He was very efficient.

  • Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

    Beset generalist I have had. Have no doubts he would know when to refer as needed. Has been very responsive when I have questions on-line.

  • Reviewed on Dec 19, 2020

    Best possible experience

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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 11/01/2020, Dr. Goist has reported no relationships with companies or entities.