Matthew Farrell

Matthew Farrell, 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) 293-4980

About Me

As a family medicine physician at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I treat patients with asthma, exercise induced asthma, athletic injuries, diabetes and hypertension. I also specialize in adolescent medicine and pediatrics, travel medicine, preconception care, contraception, medical education and health promotion. I think it’s important for patients to establish a relationship with a family physician they can trust.

I have a special interest in preventive medicine and vaccinations. I strongly promote preventive health with my patients in order to keep them from getting too sick in the first place. I believe that family medicine is the cornerstone of good healthcare. As family medicine physicians, we provide a basic service that everyone needs.

My favorite part about working at Ohio State is the opportunity to work with and teach medical students. It’s also a great location with good benefits.

When I’m not working, I enjoy traveling, cooking and spending time with my children.


  • Lead physician for medical student education at OSU Family Practice New Albany, 2015
  • Family medicine unit director, Med 3 Understanding Patients within Populations Ring, 2016
  • Actively involved with Healthy New Albany as a steering committee member
  • Physician educator/speaker
  • Organized a family walk program, 2015

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Asthma
  • Pediatrics
  • Contraception
  • Athletic Injuries
  • Travel Medicine
  • Preconception Care
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Family Practice
  • Adolescent Medicine
  • Asthma, Exercise-Induced
  • Hypertension
  • Education, Medical
  • Health Promotion
  • Primary Care

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

Ohio State University College of Medicine


Family Medicine
Riverside Methodist Hospital
7/1/2009 - 6/30/2011

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Board Certification

American Board of Family Medicine

My Department

Family Medicine


384 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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  • Overall
    4.7 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly 4.8
  • Listens Carefully 4.7
  • Gives Understandable Instructions 4.7
  • Knows My Medical History 4.5
  • Shows Respect 4.8
  • Time Spent Together 4.7

72 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 09, 2019

The doctor answered my questions and addressed any medical concerns/issues. Very knowledgeable and pleasant to talk to. Good personality.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

Dr. Farrell was very courteous. He seemed very knowledgeable and genuinely interested in my overall health and health improvement.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2019

spends time and knowledgeable about health

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2019

He is always professional and a good listener. I try to make him smile more.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

he's great

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

Always good.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

Dr. Farrell is excellent - he's very interested in the concerns of the patient - very knowledgeable and caring. A true professional and great asset for the OSU Wexner Medical Center.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

My physician, Dr. Farrell, is always so patient with me and spends the necessary time to determine the best course for health care. I often have odd health concerns that can't always be addressed with a quick answer, and Dr. Farrell always shows patience, understanding, and a willingness to listen to my ideas and try new options.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Very good.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018

Dr. Farrell was thorough, attentive to questions, I made the office visit better than expected.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

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As of 12/20/2018, Dr. Farrell has reported no relationships with companies or entities.