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Department Family Medicine
Primary Location Medina Medical Office Building
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
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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

See publications for Laura Distel, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/7/2022, 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

276 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 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

61 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 10, 2023

Very kind, compassionate doctor.

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Dr. Distel is fantastic

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Have recommended Dr Distal to many friends

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Dr. Distel is the best Family practitioner I have ever had. She is thorough and actually cares about my wellbeing

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Dr. Distel is sweet, kind & she cares about her patients.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2023

Dr. D. Is the greatest!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2023

Dr. Distel is a very courteous, kind, knowledgeable and thoughtful doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr. Distel took a moment to talk to me and consider different medications before changing my prescription rather than just increasing it. I appreciate she talked over the various side effects of the medications.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr Distel is amazing! She is very caring and understanding. I feel like she listens and doesn't rush me. She explains everything very well.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Best family doctor

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Dr. Distel is a very good listener

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

I love Dr. Distal

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Dr. Distel and her staff are always extremely welcoming and caring!

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

Dr Dristrol was great she listens to you and is very personable

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Dr. Distel, knew who I was and my medical history and suggested ways to remain healthy

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

Dr Distel is a very nice/welcoming provider! CCF as a whole should do everything within it's power to hold onto to folks like her! Thank you Laura!

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Dr. Distel does an amazing job and is very personable. She took her time and was thorough.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Dr Distel is very caring & concerned about her patient & listens! Feel very comfortable with her! There is other physicians & assistants that we will "not" see.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Really appreciate Dr. Distel. She is very kind, listens to you, asks questions and includes you in the treatment plan.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

The whole experience was truly amazing.I feel blessed to have her as my doctor! Thanks

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr. Distel was extremely knowledgeable, genuinely compassionate, and highly effective. I could not have hoped for a better initial visit.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Love Dr Distel she is very kind caring and compassionate and takes her time with me

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

I couldn't have picked a better Dr than Dr Distel she is the Best!!! Always so caring and listens to you when you're scared and explains everything to you about your medical condition and your prescriptions. Excellent Dr!!!

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Have been a patient of Dr. Distel for years. She has always listened to me and never rushes my appointments. I have a very high comfort level with her.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Dr. Distil is one of the most kindest and caring doctor I have ever had. She listens and helps with all my questions I may have and shows genuine concern in her answers. I never feel rushed which is a huge appreciable quality in a doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Dr Distal was great.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2023

Dr Distal treats me with respect as an adult and works with me. I very much appreciate her people skills as well as her medical knowledge

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

I really like Dr Distal! She always remembers my situations/issues and treats me like a caring friend.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

Dr. Distel is an amazing physician. I trust her completely with my care.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Love Dr Distel!

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Dr. Laura is thorough and caring. Although I now live over 1.5 hours away, I will stay with her because of the quality care I get.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Wonderful doctor and person!

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

Best doctor. Listens to all my concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr. Distel is great!

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr Distel is very professional and accommodating. Would highly recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

I always feel 'heard' by Dr. Distel. We have productive conversations about my health and wellness and I am grateful she is my primary care provider.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

I like that I was able to talk to Dr Distel and felt very comfortable.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

Dr Distel is a very caring Doctor who takes her time to listen and address all of my concerns

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

Dr. Distel is wonderful. She is friendly, she listens, she gives suggestions about doing certain things but she doesn't insist. I feel we have a perfect partnership in handling my care.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022

*Dr. Distel is very easy to talk to about health concerns, genuinely cares and investigates everything and makes you feel heard.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Dr. Distel was so thorough, patient and caring. I really felt like she heard me and wanted to address my issues and concerns. She did not rush me and she checked for my acceptance when discussing "our" next steps.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

I had a physical exam. Never once did Dr Distal look at my ears, my eyes, my mouth, my skin, my reflexes, or my gait. She listened to my heart, lungs, and a demon. She also checked my cervical lymph nodes. I went in for a head to toe exam and never had that completed. Poor job of a physical and would not recommend this provider to care for my family or friends.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

I have recommended Dr. Distel to family, friends & strangers!

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2022

Dr. Distel is a concerned, caring doctor. She ALWAYS listens and never rushed me. She answers all my questions thoroughly.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

I've sent about 6-8 friends/family to Dr Distel. She's the best!

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Video appt is an excellent idea. It enabled me to have a doctor visit without risk of exposing my illness to others.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

I always recommend Dr Listal

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

Dr Distel always responds quickly.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2022

Whenever someone is looking for a Dr I always recommend Dr Distel

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Dr Distel is by far the best doctor I have had in my 60 years. She is patient and listens well. She gives me valuable feedback about my concerns and appears to genuinely care about my health. She is not quick to fix my issues with a prescription- I value that. She makes reasonable suggestions that are easy to implement, related to any issue I am having. I have recommended her to numerous friends.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

Dr. Distel is always super professional and kind whenever I have an appointment. She doesn't rush me and answers any questions I have.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr Distel is always kind and takes time to discuss questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

I would highly recommend *Dr. Distel, however a family member has not had a positive experience with another doctor in this practice.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Dr. Distel always takes the time to actually listen to you. Not many Drs. Give you that.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2022

Dr Distel never really said what the diagnosis on my foot was or what to expect. But she was truly helpful about helping me find a way to cope with the discomfort.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

Dr Distel really listened to me.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Dr. Distel was great

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Dr Distel is the best doctor I have ever had !! She cares so much and genuinely listens to her patients!

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

Dr Distel knows I am proactive about my health and she really listens to me. I feel respected and validated when working with her.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

I blame myself and my poor tech skills for the audio issue with the zoom call. The zoom visit worked very well for my poison ivy issue, as Dr Distel could see how bad my situation was.

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

Dr. Distel listens and partners with me. She is a wonderful physician that truly tries to work with me.

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