Matthew Flanigan

Matthew Flanigan, MD

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

Accepting new patients
4.9 out of 5
  • 86 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 26 Patient Comments

Insurances We Accept

About Me

I believe a commitment to wellness practices — which includes fostering loving relationships, regular exercise, healthy eating, mindfulness practices and allowing time for play — is the mainstay of healthy living. As an internal medicine physician at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, I am passionate about helping my patients improve their overall wellness, prevent disease and manage chronic pain with lifestyle methods.

I diagnose and treat a wide variety of acute and chronic conditions in adults and children. For my pediatric patients, monitoring healthy growth and development is important. I also provide anticipatory guidance, such as information about what to expect as children and teens continue to grow.

When patients come to see me, they can expect a collaborative relationship. I prioritize getting to know each patient and understanding what matters most to them. My clinical interests include finding ways to improve communication with patients, and my research is focused on advancing medical education.

Having trained here at The Ohio State University for both medical school and residency, I came to appreciate the benefits of working at a large academic medical center as well as the joy of teaching. My role at Ohio State includes helping to train the next generation of physicians and I find this to be a rewarding part of the job.

I work closely with medical students and residents on a regular basis. I have also mentored internal medicine pediatrics residents for several years. In addition, I serve as the unit director of Ambulatory Internal Medicine for the third-year primary care clerkship and as an expert educator for Evaluation and Assessment with a focus on Objective Structured Clinical Examinations (OSCEs).

When I am not working, I love spending quality time with my family. My wife and kids and I enjoy talking, laughing, walking, playing and eating, especially outdoors.
  • Accepting newborn patients only
  • Assistant clinical professor of internal medicine
  • Member, the American College of Physicians and the American Medical Association
  • Member, American Academy of Pediatrics and the Gold Humanism Honor Society

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Mental Health
  • Exercise
  • Primary Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine

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
8/10/2009 - 5/5/2013


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
7/1/2013 - 6/30/2014


Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, Columbus, OH
7/1/2014 - 6/30/2017

Board Certifications

American Board of Internal Medicine

American Board of Pediatrics

Academic Information

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

General Internal Medicine and Geriatrics


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.

86 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Carefully
    5.0 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 May 13, 2024

    All good

  • Reviewed on May 08, 2024

    He was very professional, knowledgeable, attentive and friendly

  • Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

    The provider listened carefully to my health updates and concerns. When I followed up with a lab result question via MyChart message, my provider answered my question promptly and thoroughly, providing information and data that reassured me.

  • Reviewed on Mar 17, 2024

    Always a good experience.

  • Reviewed on Mar 04, 2024

    He is a great active listener and addresses each question and concern very thoroughly.

  • Reviewed on Mar 01, 2024

    Really seriously listened to what I had to say.

  • Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

    Dr Flanigan meets the standard set by my father who was a Doctor, General Practitioner, for 50 years. My father was an ideal care provider.

  • Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

    Always very knowledgeable about my health chart. Up to date on latest studies that pertain to my stage of life. Willing to recommend me to more experienced providers in a special area.

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 09/29/2023, Dr. Flanigan has reported no relationships with companies or entities.

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