Lekshmi Nair

Lekshmi Nair, MD

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Physician

Accepting new patients

4.9 out of 5
  • 234 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 110 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept


About Me

Endocrinology sparked my interest during medical training as it deals with the coordination between different body systems and it’s the means for our body to communicate with itself to keep everything in balance. When I see patients, I make every effort to identify what’s important to them and what their goals are with the hopes of aligning my investigation and treatment with the patient’s wishes.

The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center brings together specialists from all fields of medicine, and there’s always someone to collaborate with. Since I specialize in general endocrinology and polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), I help manage the PCOS clinic, along with gynecology, at the Ohio State Center for Women’s Health in Upper Arlington.

When I’m not at work, I enjoy time with family, vacations, outdoor time and running.
  • Contributed to growth of a busy and balanced general endocrine practice
  • Established a collaborative PCOS clinic at the Center for Women’s Health
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2018, 2019
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Malayalam

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Adrenal Gland Diseases
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Type 2
  • Hyperparathyroidism, Primary
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Insulin Infusion Systems
  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Thyroid Diseases
  • Endocrinology
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pituitary Diseases
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Parathyroid Diseases

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
8/23/1999 - 6/13/2003


Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

6/20/2003 - 6/30/2004


Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

7/1/2004 - 6/30/2006


Duke University Medical Center, Durham, NC

7/1/2006 - 6/30/2009

Graduate Program

Duke University School of Medicine, Durham, NC
7/23/2007 - 9/1/2009

Board Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine (Subspecialty: Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism)

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Endocrinology and Metabolism


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.

234 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 Jun 03, 2021

    Dr. Nair is an excellent physician.

  • Reviewed on Jun 03, 2021

    I have been a patient of Dr. Nair for many years and have thought very highly of her knowledge and helpfulness with managing my diabetes. She is very responsive to any concerns.

  • Reviewed on May 28, 2021

    Dr. Nair was excellent. She brought up a spine compression noticed 9 yrs ago while I was being treated for breast cancer. I had forgotten - too stressed w/the cancer diagnosis - She was a great communicator & great listener. I feel very confident my care is correct.

  • Reviewed on May 26, 2021

    Dr. Nair is well trained physician and endocrinologist. Dr. Nair is an excellent listener; very patient and kind.

  • Reviewed on May 24, 2021

    After carefully listening skillfully determines the best course of treatment.

  • Reviewed on May 17, 2021

    She was attentive, seemed very knowledgeable and I liked her. She described plans for treatment, gave me a website to read more. I liked her a lot.

  • Reviewed on May 13, 2021

    Dr. Nair is excellent.

  • Reviewed on May 12, 2021

    The doctors and nurses were very professional and put me at ease.

  • Reviewed on May 05, 2021

    Dr. Nair is so professional and yet so caring. What a special doctor. She is the best at endocrinology! Answers all my questions and concerns.

  • Reviewed on May 04, 2021

    Dr. Nair spent plenty of time with me and answered all my questions. She was very thorough and it was very obvious she reviewed my records before coming into the room. Very personable and down to earth.

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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. Nair has reported no relationships with companies or entities.