Lekshmi Nair

Lekshmi Nair, MD

  • Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

4.9 out of 5
  • 194 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 80 Patient Comments

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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
  • Named to the Castle Connolly list of “Regional Top Doctors,” 2022
Additional Languages I Speak
  • Malayalam

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location.

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

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.

194 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

    Dr. Nair took her time with me. Explained medication options thoroughly. The resident was also very nice.

  • Reviewed on Jul 01, 2022

    Above great! Hearts.

  • Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

    Very knowledgeable, compassionate.

  • Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

    Dr. Nair has been tremendously helpful. I have had a difficult time adjusting to type 2 diabetes. She has made a positive difference.

  • Reviewed on Jun 10, 2022

    Professional - caring - recognizes my problem - prescribes correct meds.

  • Reviewed on Jun 03, 2022

    Very kind.

  • Reviewed on May 12, 2022

    Dr. Nair did an especially fine job of explaining my condition and my possible strategies for addressing it. I had read a book to prepare for this visit and she adapted well to my specific questions, usually anticipating them ahead of time.

  • Reviewed on May 05, 2022

    Thorough. Responsive. Good follow-through.

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 09/30/2022, Dr. Nair has reported no relationships with companies or entities.