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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
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 6/5/2021, 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

309 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

66 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Dr. Distel was especially good at eye contact when talking to me. She made me feel like the focal point not the computer. When I asked a question she stopped typing, liked at me, and listened. I did not feel rushed or secondary to the computer.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr Distal was wonderful! she took her time and listened to all my concerns and them came up with a care plan we both felt comfortable with.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Love Dr. Distel

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

dr. distel was amazing. thank you.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

dr. distel rocks!

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

We love Dr. Distel, she's such a great doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Dr Distel was wonderful, patient, and compassionate. Friends had referred me to her and I just think she's great

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

This was first time with *Dr. Distel. She listened to my concerns while reading all the info from the hospital discharge. We discuss home treatment, diets, exercise.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

Very happy with my appointment and Dr. Distel.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

very good experience, doctor did not rush the bisit

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

Always a pleasure doing business with Dr. Distel.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

My first e visit with Dr. Distel was very positive. She was very thorough and patient.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

I loved Dr Distel she was very thorough and answered all of my questions. Looking forward to having her as my primary care Dr.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

Dr Distal is wonderful... although the workers behind the desk in the X-ray department need a little education on customer service. So rude. Not directly to me, but while I waited I observed them being so impatient and condescending to the elderly patients. It was heartbreaking.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2021

Liked Dr Distell very much.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

both Dr. Distel and her assistant took great care of me. both were so kind, patient and thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

I am very satisfied with having Dr. Distel as my primary care physician!

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Dr. Distel is always so understanding and I feel like she cares about what's going on with me. She also fosters a comfortable environment.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Although I would have loved to meet with her in person, Dr. Distel did a great job.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Dr. Distel has been amazing. Willing to refer me to specialist when needed and doesn't rush us when questions are asked or if she needs explanations.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

dr distal is awesome!!!!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

Dr. Distel is great, listens and makes good suggestions. Makes you feel important.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr. Distel was very thorough about checking the details on my chart and becoming familiar with my medical history. She was very approachable and gave advice that made sense. I am very happy that she will be my care provider.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Dr Distel was very nice and very professional

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

I always recommend Dr. Distel to everyone. She listens really cares. She is a smart and skilled physician. LOVE HER!

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

I am a new patient and was very satisfied with Dr. Distell.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Dr Distel was very easy to talk to and made me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr. Distal is very caring .

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Dr Distel always gose over everything with me step by step.ALWAYS

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

Love Dr. Distel

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

very nice listen to me dr took time and talked to me

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Dr. Distel is everything that I want in a doctor. She listens very well and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

I am incredibly impressed with Dr. Distel's ability to look at and synthesize my medical history in a short period of time. I feel like she was incredibly present and caring and would highly recommend her

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

Dr. Distel is a wonderful doctor and her staff is great as well.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

wonderful caring doctor

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

The doctor is very competent, compassionate, and thorough.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2020

Dr. Distel is amazing and recommend her all the time.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Dr. Distel is always a pleasure to visit with, wether in person or tele visits. She always makes you feel as though you are important, listens to your concerns, and assists however she is able.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

I am so thankful to be Dr Distel's patient. She is patient and thorough, and very kind.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

I had a face to face with Dr Distel...but Cleveland Clinic canceled due to template revision. I was very happy when I was able to get a virtual visit...otherwise my visit would have been next year. Very Happy to have this appointment

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Dr. Distel is an excellent listener and does a great job of explaining treatment options and her recommended plan of care.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Dr. Distel is a very caring physician who actually listens and is compassionate.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Dr. Distel is kind, compassionate and very knowledgeable. She listens and actually gets me involved in owning my road to improving my health.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Dr. Distel was very polite and took time to listen to my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Dr. Distel was very nice! She listened to my questions and answered them.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Dr. Laura is great!

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 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 25, 2020

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

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