L Arick Forrest

L Arick Forrest, MD

  • Otolaryngology

Appointments: (614) 366-3687

About Me

I practice in otolaryngology – head and neck surgery, specializing in voice and swallowing disorders. Both of these health conditions also have significant social implications, and it’s very satisfying to be able to restore these abilities to a patient.

Regardless of the reason for a visit, I believe in treating the entire patient. Our multidisciplinary teams work together with the patient as our central focus, developing targeted and tailored treatment plans for each individual. This approach enables us to provide more targeted treatments, fewer side effects and better outcomes.

Ohio State provides access to the highest quality of equipment and the ability to work with world-renowned clinicians and researchers. I appreciate being part of this top-notch team. Serving as Ohio State's medical director of ambulatory services also allows me to contribute to The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center outside of my areas of specialty.

When I'm not on the job, I enjoy traveling, reading and attending Ohio State football games.

Highlights

  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017
  • Elected Triological Society fellow
  • Medical Director, Ohio State Ambulatory Services
  • Director, Ohio State Voice and Swallowing Disorders Clinic
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2017–2018
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Otolaryngology
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Oropharyngeal Cancers
  • Mouth Cancers
  • Voice Disorders
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Thyroid Diseases
  • Nose Diseases
  • Submandibular Gland Diseases
  • Airway Obstruction
  • Apnea
  • Cough
  • Dyspnea
  • Nosebleed
  • Facial Paralysis
  • Granuloma, Laryngeal
  • Graves Disease
  • Hoarseness
  • Jaw Abnormalities
  • Laryngeal Diseases
  • Laryngeal Cancers
  • Laryngismus
  • Laryngocele
  • Lingual Goiter
  • Lip Cancers
  • Lip Diseases
  • Mouth Breathing
  • Mucositis
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nose Cancers
  • Otolaryngology
  • Parathyroid Diseases
  • Pharyngeal Diseases
  • Pharyngeal Cancers
  • Pharyngitis
  • Rhinitis
  • Salivary Gland Diseases
  • Sinusitis
  • Submandibular Gland Neoplasms
  • Tongue Diseases
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tracheal Diseases
  • Tracheal Tumors
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tracheoesophageal Fistula
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tracheotomy
  • Velopharyngeal Insufficiency
  • Paranasal Sinus Diseases

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

MD
Ohio State University College of Medicine
6/30/1988

Residency

Otolaryngology
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
7/1/1989 - 6/1/1993

Fellowships

Laryngology
Vanderbilt University Hospital
7/1/1993 - 12/1/1993

Plastic/Reconstructive Surgery
Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
1/1/1994 - 12/31/1994

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Otolaryngology
5/3/1994

My Department

Otolaryngology

Reviews

113 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

27 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 08, 2018

Dr. Forrest is the BEST! He's been my doc since I was 15. It's nice to see he still cares about my health and is always eager to help me get better.

Reviewed on Aug 08, 2018

I've always had EXCELLENT care by Dr. Forrest.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

Excellent.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

Dr. Forrest has been my doctor for 11 years. He is absolutely the best! He is always competent and caring.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2018

He was awesome as usual, I hadn't seen him in a while but was very glad to get an appointment with him on a Sat. I left feeling very good abt. our visit.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

Dr. Arick Forrest is phenomenal - Brilliant, professional, yet he cares about the patient. I have recommended him to numerous friends & family. One of the most dedicated physicians I've ever seen. A real asset to OSU.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

Dr Forrest is an amazing doctor. I've been seeing him for over five years and his care and overall concern for my health is the best I could ask for. He is friendly and kind. He listens intently when I'm sharing information. He answers questions in easy to understand explanations and gives as much detail as I want. But most importantly I know he truly cares about my overall health.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2018

Very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2018

He's terrific - Knowledgeable, patient & caring. He inspires confidence in his diagnosis. Flat out good guy.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2018

Always excellent doctor

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 03/26/2018, Dr. Forrest has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office at 614-293-7802.

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