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

West Virginia University School of Medicine

Wright Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center

Wright Patterson Air Force Base Medical Center

Academic Information

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine

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.

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 Nov 18, 2019

    Professional - personal - remember me and my information.

  • Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

    Dr. Goist is a brother in arms and has my full trust. He comes to the point and pulls no punches. He gives me all information I need. I'm very happy to have found her.

  • Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

    First he listens carefully and gives me the right advise and deals with me with good manners with patience and he has the sense of humor which makes me feel in good hands.

  • Reviewed on Oct 04, 2019

    Dr. Goist is very friendly yet professional. I am fairly healthy and see him annually, but I'm glad to be established with him as my PCP.

  • Reviewed on Oct 04, 2019


  • Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

    Asks probing followup questions and provides explanations and solutions for my concerns.

  • Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

    good information interaction with my chart.

  • Reviewed on Sep 14, 2019

    the dr is usually right on the mark with my concerns but this visit he didn't see my point of view. his suggestions on how to help my problem were not what would help me.

  • Reviewed on Sep 09, 2019

    Dr Goist took time to respond to questions about my blood work as well as muscle pains.

  • Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

    absolutely excellent.. listened to my concerns... responded in a manner I understood... he was great... rank him with Dr Monk, greatest

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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.