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 4/8/2019, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

157 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

34 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

This was my first visit with Dr. Distal. She was very kind and took the time to hear about all of my issues.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Dr. Distel is a very good doctor who always takes time to listen

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Dr.Distel is wonderful doctor! She really listens to you and is concerned about you. She is not pushy but totally respects your right to choose what's best for your body. I absolutely love going to see her because I know she will really take care of me. I have recommended her to my entire family.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

Dr. Distel is amazing. I already tell everyone about her. she listens and talks to me like I'm a real person. She is very caring and concerned with the well-being of her patients. LOVE HER!

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

I'd highly recommend Dr. Distell as well as the entire staff!

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Dr distal is the best no matter how your system operates it is worth it to have Dr distal take care of me

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr. Distel was very professional but very easy to communicate with. I was very comfortable with her.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

Dr. Distal was very competent and listened to my concerns. Her exam was thorough as was her explanation of her plan of care.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

Dr Distal was very thorough and took her time with me. It was a last minute appointment and she still treated me with respect and didn't rush me out. Great doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019

Dr. Distel is a joy. Happy to have her as my primary care physician.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr. Distel took time to make sure all my questions were answered

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

have been seeing dr distel for 10 years and followed her from her previous office. love her!!

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

Dr. Distel is simply the best.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

I recommend Dr. Distel all the time.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

dr. distal was fantastic, she listened to everything I had to say and was wonderful in coming up with a plan I felt comportable with. thank you.

Reviewed on May 6, 2019

excellent caring doctor

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr. Distal was a very kind and helpful doctor.I would recommend her to my friend s and family.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Dr Distel hands down is the best doctor I have ever seen.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Dr. Distel is a very caring person.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

we have been with Dr Distel for a very long time she is a wonderful Dr we would follow her anywhere! we are not letting go of her!

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