Matthew Flanigan

Matthew Flanigan, MD

  • Internal Medicine
  • Pediatrics
  • Physician

Clinical Assistant Professor of Internal Medicine

4.9 out of 5
  • 81 Patient Satisfaction Ratings
  • 25 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

  • Primary Care
  • Internal Medicine
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Mind-Body Therapies
  • Meditation
  • Yoga
  • Mental Health
  • Exercise
  • Nutritional Sciences

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 Certification

American Board of Internal Medicine

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.

81 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 Nov 24, 2023

    As always, Dr Flannigan was courteous and listened attentively.

  • Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

    Great doctor. Spent a lot of time with me, I did not feel rushed, seemed to show genuine concern. Very knowledgeable too.

  • Reviewed on Nov 03, 2023

    No complaints , Dr Flanigan is fantastic and takes his time with us.

  • Reviewed on Oct 08, 2023

    The Doctor spent a good deal of time discussing my past history and current symptoms. I truly felt that I was heard regarding my concerns, plan for care and was able to ask many questions.

  • Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

    Dr. Flanigan is an extremely caring physician - has helped me tremendously over the years. Responds promptly to all my queries in a thoughtful and easy to understand manner & doesn't talk down to me.

  • Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

    Always excellent care from him!!

  • Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

    Put us at ease. Asked appropriate questions/concerns

  • Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

    Very professional

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.