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Comprehensive care for adults, children and the elderly

General internal medicine practitioners are trained to provide comprehensive primary care services to adults in an outpatient setting as well as to hospitalized patients suffering from a broad range of ailments. Many of our practitioners are also board certified in pediatrics and some in geriatrics. We manage chronic health conditions such as diabetes, heart disease and developmental disorders, treat acute illness like respiratory infections and joint pain and provide preventive health care with the goal of preventing illnesses before they start.

Our aim is to develop long-term healing relationships with our patients and help them navigate their care within a complex medical system. Our healthcare team is composed of board certified physicians of internal medicine, geriatrics and pediatrics, as well as nurse practitioners, pharmacists, social workers, registered nurses, medical assistants and many skilled support staff. Within our rich academic environment, we dedicate ourselves each day to providing the highest quality care to our patients, the highest caliber education to our learners, and the highest impact research to drive clinical innovation. We are proud to be advocates for our patients and mentors for tomorrow’s physicians.

General Internal Medicine clinics are located in several Ohio State medical clinics across Central Ohio, including General Internal Medicine and Pediatrics GrandviewGeneral Internal Medicine and Pediatrics HilliardMartha Morehouse Outpatient CareOutpatient Care EastOutpatient Care Lewis CenterOutpatient Care New AlbanyOutpatient Care Stoneridge Dublin and Outpatient Care Upper Arlington.

Recent Highlights

Our initiatives and current highlights

The work of GIM Director, Dan Jonas, MD, MPH, in lung cancer screening research was recently highlighted in a New York Times article titled “Do Cancer Centers Push Too Many Tests?”.  In the article, Dr. Jonas speaks to the importance of providing balanced information to patients. Dr. Jonas has done extensive research related to lung cancer screening. The evidence review of many facets of lung cancer screening done by Dr. Jonas and his team and their use of predictive modeling data was used by the US preventive Services Task Force to help inform updated national lung cancer screening guidelines. 

The Ohio Department of Health recently enlisted Dr. Sarah Jonaus to help show businesses and organizations throughout Ohio how to support employees who breastfeed. Dr. Jonaus, who is the lead physician in General Internal Medicine at Outpatient Care Upper Arlington and an associate clinical professor, is featured in ODH’s recently released video on how employers can establish or enhance breastfeeding accommodations. Breastfeeding employees are supported throughout The Ohio State University and the Wexner Medical Center and Dr. Jonaus discusses how this is done in her area specifically. She notes how making arrangements to give employees and trainees both a comfortable, private space and time in their schedule to breastfeed makes them feel appreciated and valued and leads to happier, healthier employees.

Healthcare providers can now register for the 2022 Ohio and US Air Force Chapters Scientific Meeting, which will be held on October 20 and 21 in the Greater Columbus Convention Center. Dr. Kevin Goist, who serves as the Scientific Program Chair for the Ohio ACP, has partnered with OSU colleagues and leaders in academic and community medicine across Ohio to develop a conference that fosters enhancement of the practice of medicine by Internal Medicine physicians

The Alliance for Academic Internal Medicine (AAIM) will be hosting Academic Internal Medicine Week 2023 from April 2 through 5 in Austin, Texas. General Internal Medicine associate professor and long-time AAIM committee member, Dr. Camilla Curren, encourages colleagues in Internal Medicine to consider participating in the conference.

Dr. Christopher Chiu won the Linda Strout Faculty Teaching Award in Ambulatory Medicine for 2021-2022. This award is presented each year to a faculty member who demonstrated outstanding skill in teaching primary care to housestaff.  Voted on by housestaff, this award is named after Dr. Linda Strout. Dr. Strout was instrumental in establishing the primary care residency track in Internal Medicine and the Patient-Centered Medical Home initiative. 

Dr. Jodi Grandominico, Dr. Nathan RichardsDr. Matthew Schirtzinger and Dr. Mark Troyer all were named faculty recipients for the Department of Internal Medicine's Excellence in Teaching Award for the 2021-2022 academic year. The award is based on feedback by third and fourth-year medical students and both quality and quantity of teaching. 

Several GIM employees are part of a new, multidisciplinary clinic for patients who have lingering COVID-19 symptoms. Program leaders from GIM include Dr. Aaron Friedberg, Dr. Jodi Grandominico and Dr. Andrew SchamessDr. Harrison Jackson, Dr. Erin McConnell and Dr. Paola Fernandez Soto also work in the post-COVID clinic, which is the first of its kind in central Ohio and has been covered by CBS and NBC. Dr. Friedberg was also recently featured in an NPR piece related to treatment of COVID. 

Dr. Michael Tiso was recently featured in a Healthline article that discusses the positive health benefits of walking and a study that found that those who take 7,000 steps per day had a 50% to 70% lower risk of dying from all causes during an 11-year timeframe than those who don't.  

For their hard work, dedication to patients and innovative work during the ongoing pandemic, several General Internal Medicine nurses were recently selected as “Outstanding Primary Care Nurses” by The Ohio State University College of Nursing during Nurses Week and Month 2021. The GIM honorees include Nikki Baughman, Alicia Irwin, Ashley Lawson, Matt Mickley, Kari Miller and Jonathan Neimetz. 

Dr. Andrew Schamess and Dr. Jeanne Caligiuri recently talked with NBC news about how to travel safely during the pandemic. To see what they advise and watch the clip in it's entirety, click here: https://go.osu.edu/covid19-travel-nbc4.

The Division of General Internal Medicine’s pharmacist practice is receiving national recognition as a successful example of pharmacist integration in a patient-centered medical home (PCMH) and/or accountable care organization (ACO). OSU’s GIM pharmacy practice is one of just 10 practices selected by the American Pharmacists Association for inclusion in “Successful Integration of Pharmacists in Accountable Care Organizations and Medical Home Models: Case Studies.” The report is designed as a resource for healthcare providers hoping to build similar practice models. The case study about OSU’s GIM pharmacist integration was developed by GIM Pharmacists Kelli Barnes and Stuart Beatty.

The Division of General Internal Medicine and the Department of Family and Community Medicine are leading the Comprehensive Primary Care Plus (CPC+) program on behalf of The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center. Find out how the CPC+ program will improve the quality of care and patient experience.

General Internal Medicine physicians and staff are developing and implementing a care model designed to support prevention of cardiovascular disease. Learn more about General Internal Medicine's role in this national heart health initiative.

The Division of General Internal Medicine has long been home to outstanding faculty who are driving innovations in medicine. Read about the recent accomplishments of our faculty.

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