Department Family Medicine
Primary Location Medina Medical Office Building
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center
Sports Medicine (Family Medicine)
Columbus, OH USA

Residency - University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
Family Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Medical Education - Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - Miami University
Oxford, OH USA


  • Family Medicine
  • Family Medicine - Sports Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/19/2020, Dr. Distel has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

265 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

54 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Dr. Distel is by far the best and most caring and effective physician I have ever known.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Excellent initial visit with Dr. Distel. Very thorough, efficient, knowledgeable and personable. Follow ups were also very prompt. I couldn't be more pleased with the experience.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Dr. Distel was very caring, friendly and professional.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

I have been with Dr. Distel for about 4 yrs. and recommend her to friends. She was with Summa when I started seeing her and I followed her to Cleveland Clinic. I hope to be her patient for many years.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Dr Laura Distel Is Fantastic! I Don't Ever Want To Change Physicians!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Dr distal is awesome

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Dr. Distel listened to my concerns and was extremely friendly and professional. I would definitely recommend her to others.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Dr Distel is excellent as a caring doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Dr. Distel is simply wonderful.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Dr. Distel is a new doctor for me. She was easy to talk with and relate to!

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Thsi doctor has always been excellent! 120%!!!

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

I love Dr. Distal and the clinic

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

My husband is going to start coming to Dr. Distal

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

dr Diestel is the best

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

Wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Dr Listel was very helpful and showed concern for my problem

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

I was amazed at how nice and considerate everyone one treated me. They made you feel welcome and they truly cared. when I met Dr. Distel I immediately understood why..she is the most amazing,caring, understanding Doctor EVER! I haven't been to a Doctor in years. They just made you feel so relaxed and welcomed like family. Loved them all..especially Dr. Distel. Professional, courteous, organized and yet so down to earth and caring. if hugs were allowed..I'd have given them all a Big One. Dr Distel took the time to listen, asked great questions, and treated me with such caring..I was so very GRATEFUL that she has accepted me as a new patient. Just feel like I have finally found that Special Doctor and Staff you always hope for. Just a Blessed..I really feel be in good hands and relax ..knowing they will all take good care

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr.Distel put me at such ease..I felt like a load had been lifted..just finding someone like her after all these years

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr Distel is one of the most responsive physicians I've ever had.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr. Distel is a very caring and competent physician; She goes out of her way to make sure all questions are answered and making sure you understand thing; always very pleasant to

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr. Distal has always been fantastic with me and my family. that's why we followed her when she went to the clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Doctor Distel is very caring doctor and c.c.needs to be very thankful to have her on the staff.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Dr Distel is amazing!

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

I've been with Dr Distel since long before she came to work at Cleveland Clinic. She has always given me exemplary care.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

My experience with Dr. Distal was amazing. she's kind, patient, and very polite. I would recommend going to her for your primary care, she's absolutely amazing.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Dr. Distal is a great primary care physician. I would recommend her to anyone, without any hesitation.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

It was easy to get the help I needed at Cleveland Clinic. I'm almost sure my experience would've been great in person just as well as it was over the phone. Dr. Distal shows a lot of care for her patients.

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Best doctor I have EVER had.

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

very pleased with doctor and all involved

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

dr. D is the best!!

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Dr. Distel even made eye contact via FaceTime!

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

I have already recommended Dr. Distel to my sister.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

I have recommended Dr Distel to my family and friends. I am so happy with her and she truly cares about her patients.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Dr. was very helpful and she noticed things that other provider did not.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

Outstanding physician who took necessary time to explain my diagnosis. She was excellent!!

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

so glad I switched to a new provider- Dr. Distel was very professional and caring

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

Dr. Distel was great with me. however when I got home and I was able to read the notes about my visit with her a comment was made that I don't believe in doctors. That was never my comment. I'm not sure if she was guarded with me because she thought that's what I was communicating. I'm going to take the time to make updates to the notes are that are on file on my chart because there is some errors and some misleading information. I want to take as little chemicals as possible. I discussed us with Dr. Distel and asked her to refer me to an integrative medicine doctor and she said because of my issues she didn't believe that they would be able to help me. I am respecting her opinion but since I have left the hospital I've already made phone calls to both functional medicine and the integrative medicine. I am hoping with Dr. distal, her recommendations for a G.I. and rheumatologist along with the functional medicine team and integrative medicine team I am well on my way to recovery.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr. Distel always listens to me with open mind and kindness then replies with options for care in a considerate manner often summarizing the reason for diagnosis. Dr Distel has been my primary caregiver for my family for over five years and has always diagnosed accurately our conditions. I have recommended Dr Distel to other friends and family who are pleasantly surprised at her demeanor and excellent care they receive under her care.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Dr. Distel is an amazing doctor! God bless her!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

I felt like Dr. Distel actually listened to me, I don't always feel that way with some doctors I have had in the past.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

I Love Dr. Distel, I will follow her where ever she goes! But I feel very isolated from her @ Medina/Cleveland Clinic! It is nearly impossible to get a message to her via the phone... so I use "my chart" to send her my concerns and questions.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Dr. Distel is not only an extraordinary doctor, she is like part of our family. Speaking for both myself and my son.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

Dr. Distel is compassionate and careing and always gives you the time you need to discuss your health issues without feeling hurried.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

if there was higher than five star rating Dr. Distel would deserve it!

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

no problems, Dr Distro is a great doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Great Doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

I would rate her higher if possible. She is the first doctor that I've trusted in a long time.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Dr. Distel was wonderful!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2019

Dr Distel is very thorough going over test results. she listens to concerns of her patients.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

I've been a patient of Dr Distel for years. Her caring and attention is the reason I will stay with her. She is an amazing doctor and person.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

I felt respected by Dr. Distel. she did not rush me and was curious about symptoms that had gone overlooked for several years by my previous PCP.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Dr. Distel provided was excellent. I have already highly recommend her to my friends

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Dr Distel is empathic, knowledgeable and caring!

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Very impressed with Dr. Distel.

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