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 May 09, 2021

    great, and seemed to take his time to listen

  • Reviewed on May 02, 2021

    Dr. Goist understands real life experiences affecting your health care routine

  • Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

    This was my first visit with the provider. I found him knowledgeable, thoughtful and thorough.

  • Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

    excellent experience.

  • Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

    concerned, thorough

  • Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

    Everything fine with my usual provider.

  • Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

    He is excellent and I have a great deal of confidence in his care he gives me and my husband. He seems very knowledgeable as a physician and has compassion. This is a great combination to have in his professions.

  • Reviewed on Mar 09, 2021

    best general care physician I have ever had. I am very discerning because of my own health care background and my family's medical issues

  • Reviewed on Feb 25, 2021

    He looked at me while we were talking and seemed concerned about my questions & concerns to him - he took his time and offered different options to help with solutions to my problems.

  • Reviewed on Feb 23, 2021

    Always takes the time, never rushed.

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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.