Leon McDougle

Leon McDougle, MD

  • Family Medicine
  • 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) 688-6490

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
  • Best Doctor in America, 2017
  • 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)
  • National Chair of the Association of American Medical Colleges Group on Diversity and Inclusion, 2013–2015
  • Professor of family medicine
  • Appointed to serve as The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center’s first chief diversity officer

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

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

Locations Where I Practice

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Education and Training

Medical Degree

Ohio State University College of Medicine


Family Medicine
Naval Hospital Beaufort South Carolina
7/1/1990 - 6/30/1992

More About My Work

My Background

Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine

My Department

Family Medicine


109 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 04, 2019


Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Dr. McDougle is excellent. He has always provided me with professional care while protecting my privacy. Thank you Dr. McDougle.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

Very concerned about my health and need to change my blood pressure medicine due to cough.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

Great bedside manners - effective & efficient.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

I have always had good experiences with my provider.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

1. I told others about how good he is. 2. Recommended him to family members.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018

Very much please.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018


Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018

Everyone did a find job. Thanks.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018

He's great!

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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 12/20/2018, Dr. McDougle has reported no relationships with companies or entities.