Leon McDougle

Leon McDougle, MD

  • Family Medicine
  • Physician
4.9 out of 5
  • 45 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 17 Patient Comments

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About Me

As a family medicine physician, I provide primary care for a mostly older and multicultural community in the Near East Side of Columbus. I am passionate about the power of diversity and inclusion as a means to advancing excellence and innovation. I treat and manage a wide range of conditions and diseases, but most of my time is spent in administrative leadership roles at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center and The Ohio State University College of Medicine to support our mission of improving the health of those living in Ohio and across the world through innovation in research, education and patient care. The remainder of my time is dedicated to patient care, medical student education and research.

I enjoy working at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center because of the difference in care stemming from our strength as interdisciplinary teams committed to providing inclusive and culturally competent care all the way from the front line staff to the Dean of the College of Medicine and CEO of the health system. I really appreciate the "can do" and collaborative spirit that can be found across the academic health center, campus and central Ohio communities.

In my free time I enjoy watching sports and science fiction on television, reading biographies and walking with my wife, Natasha.
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2015, 2016 and 2018
  • Best Doctor in America, 2013-2019
  • Founding contributor, Urban Family Medicine Residency
  • Partnered with Biomedical Science and College of Medicine leadership to obtain NIH funding to start the DISCOVERY Post Baccalaureate Research Education Program (PREP)
  • 121st National Medical Association President (August 2020–July 2021)
  • Elected to serve 1 year term as National Medical Association President Elect July 31, 2019, followed by 1 year term as the 121st NMA President
  • National Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Diversity and Inclusion, 2013–2015
  • 1st African American to achieve the rank of Professor with tenure in The Ohio State University Department of Family and Community Medicine
  • Appointed to serve as The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s first chief diversity officer

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Diabetes Mellitus
  • Urban Health Services
  • Vulnerable Populations
  • Primary Care

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Education History

Medical School

Ohio State University College of Medicine, Columbus, OH
7/1/1985 - 6/9/1989


Naval Hospital, Oakland, CA

7/1/1989 - 6/1/1990


Naval Hospital Beaufort South Carolina, Portsmouth, VA

7/1/1990 - 6/30/1992

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine

Academic Information

My Department

Family Medicine

More About My Work


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.

45 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.8 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.8 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Jul 08, 2021

    Good. Very concern.

  • Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

    He came in the exam room smiling and with jokes. He is a very upbeat, caring and thorough.

  • Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

    Good provider! Really impressed by my care provider!

  • Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

    Very professional and concerned about my blood pressure.

  • Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

    Doctor, McDougle is the best, I have been with him 20 yrs. plus. I have no concern with Dr. Leon McDougle, so pleased he is my doctor.

  • Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

    not my usual PCP, so I don't mean to be too critical - I tried to ask if it was ok to close the blinds before putting on a gown, he didn't hear me and walked out of exam room as I asked again. didn't know basic things about my medical/person history e.g. history of depression, my parents died young - and not of disease - I hate explaining this again. Also hard when you can't see anyone's faces - but I understand need for masks!!! I texted my husband, " I miss my normal doctor (who isn't doing in person visits) this guy seems very friendly and capable - but it's hard to have to backtrack and explain why u don't know if any men in your family died of a heart attack before age 50" I was grateful that the doctor acknowledged I had been waiting and apologized.

  • Reviewed on Jan 05, 2021

    Very good.

  • Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

    Friendly - Concerned about my well being.

  • Reviewed on Sep 04, 2020

    Did not discuss knot on my right hand.

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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. McDougle 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.

  • Association of American Medical Colleges
  • National Medical Association
  • Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Children's Hospital of Philadelphia
  • Federation of State Medical Boards
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association
  • Oakland University William Beaumont School of Medicine
  • University of Arkansas
  • Weill Cornell Medicine