L Arick Forrest

L Arick Forrest, MD

  • Otolaryngology
  • Physician What's this? A physician, or doctor, is extensively trained to diagnose and treat complex medical problems. Often, physicians focus their practice on certain disease categories, treatment methods or patient types. Physicians can diagnose and treat illness, prescribe medication, offer medical consultation and advice, perform surgery and more.

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

  • 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

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

164 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 4.9

59 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018

concerned, able to analyze the problem, excellent manner and helpful feedback. No one as good as Dr Forrest on the planet

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

I have NEVER had a bad experience. Dr. Forrest & staff is very caring of me.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

The best.

Reviewed on Dec 06, 2018

Excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 04, 2018

Dr. Forrest is always courteous, friendly & thorough. I trust his expertise.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2018

Dr. Forrest is an excellent physician who always explains everything in detail to me to help with my sinus issues. He always goes over solutions to my problems with my sinuses. Dr. Forrest has always given me excellent advice and he is the best ENT I have ever seen.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2018

I think Dr. Forrest is one of the best ENT doctors around.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2018

Great staff. Appts. when I need them. On time. Efficient.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018

He is the best -

Reviewed on Nov 05, 2018

Dr. Forrest is always personable and friendly and very thorough regarding my ENT needs and other health issues.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Forrest has reported no relationships with companies or entities.