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

Specialties 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

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

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

99 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

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 03, 2018

He is a kind, caring dr., I really think he's one of the best!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2018

Receive solid information of what to do and how to maintain my health.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

Excellent

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2018

Dr. Forrest has been consistant providing excellent care, explaining any changes in condition, how to keep management of condition & answering any additional questions.

Reviewed on May 21, 2018

Excellent in every way.

Reviewed on May 21, 2018

Dr. Forrest is one special doctor for me, very caring, gentle, and I feel so comfortable with him. I know I'm in good hands. I was put on cancellation list as my appt. was for 4 months but received a call from you folk for shot in 3 months. I was released when they called as I was not comfortable with anyone else.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2018

Saturday appointment was very helpful. Thanks Dr. Forrest for making yourself available on Saturdays.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2018

Dr. Forrest is one of the best doctors I've ever had.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2018

Dr. Forrest is wonderful.

Reviewed on Mar 03, 2018

All good - Dr. L. Arick Forrest is a very thorough, kind man. I felt very cared for.

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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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