About Me

As a certified nurse practitioner in cognitive neurology, I work with a team who care for patients with cognitive impairments and various dementias including Alzheimer’s disease, dementia with Lewy bodies, frontotemporal dementia and mild cognitive impairment.

I enjoy working with patients to help them cope with what can be a very challenging diagnosis. I spend a lot of time educating and counseling patients, as well as their families, on what to expect in the future and how to deal with some of the changes they are facing.

I believe that involving the patients and families in healthcare discussions and decision making is vital to improving overall long-term patient outcomes. Education and counseling on chronic diseases and caregiver stress is essential to help improve coping skills and quality of life. Dementia impacts many people beyond just the patient, and incorporating those people into the patient's individualized care plan is imperative.

I love Ohio State – I completed both my undergraduate and graduate degrees here. The care we provide is second to none and I love being a part of the team. Cutting edge research and patient care makes Ohio State a wonderful place to work.

When I’m not working, I enjoy spending time with my family and friends, traveling and reading.
Highlights
  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2017, 2018
  • Member of the American Academy of Neurology, the Ohio Association of Advance Practice Nurses and the American Academy of Nurse Practitioners
  • Chair, Advance Practice Provider Council, 2016 – 2017; co-chair, 2015 – 2016
  • Member, Nurse Practitioner Council, 2012 – present; chair, 2014 – 2015; co-chair 2013 – 2014

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Dementia
  • Alzheimer Disease
  • Mild Cognitive Impairment
  • Memory Disorders
  • Frontotemporal Dementia

Education and Training

Education History

Masters Degree

Ohio State University College of Nursing, Columbus, OH
MSN
9/30/2007 - 6/14/2009

Board Certification

American Association of Nurse Practitioners - Family Nurse Practitioner
6/1/2009

Academic Information

My Department

Neurology

Reviews

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.

217 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.8 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.9 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.9 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Mar 30, 2020

    Renee L. Kovesci is a credit to her profession. She listens to your questions and has a positive attitude.

  • Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

    She was great also asking me about the meds that I'm taking & etc. I'm not sick, just have short term memory loss.

  • Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

    Easy to talk to/care about caregivers.

  • Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

    Willing to spend as much time as we needed.

  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2020

    Took time with me & answered questions.

  • Reviewed on Jan 09, 2020

    She is always pleasant and professional. Always give us information we can use.

  • Reviewed on Jan 07, 2020

    Very prompt, spoke courteously & respectfully, good listener.

  • Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

    She was good.

  • Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

    Renee' is great. She sat down and listened to all my concerns and had excellent solutions. She cares deeply about here patients!

  • Reviewed on Nov 06, 2019

    Excellent.

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