Dr. Kara Chidester, MD

Family MedicineFemaleAge 43

Dr. Kara Chidester, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Upper Arlington, OH and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated from Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health medical school in 2004. She is affiliated with medical facilities Dublin Methodist Hospital and Riverside Methodist Hospital. She is accepting new patients and has indicated that she accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Chidester to book an appointment.

Dr. Chidester
1975 Guilford Rd Upper Arlington, OH 43221
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Chidester's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • ACTH (Cosyntropin) Stimulation Test
  • Acute Bronchitis
  • Acute Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Tonsillitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • Alcohol Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • Alcohol or Substance Misuse Screening and Counseling
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Anemia and Iron Deficiency Screening
  • Animal Allergies
  • Anxiety
  • Arrhythmia Screening
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Atrophic Vaginitis
  • Back Pain
  • Bacteriuria Screening
  • Bladder Infection
  • Blood Allergy Testing
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Breast Cancer Screening
  • Bronchitis
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Screening
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Care Coordination for Complex Conditions and Procedures
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Pain Evaluation
  • Chlamydia Infection Screening
  • Cholesterol Screening
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dementia Evaluation
  • Dementia or Depression Screening
  • Dermatitis
  • Detoxification Evaluation
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Screening
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Evaluation
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dipstick Urinalysis
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Dizziness
  • Drug Allergy Testing
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dry Skin
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dyslexia Assessment
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Ear Ache
  • Earwax Buildup
  • Echocardiography
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Essential Tremor
  • Evaluation and Treatment of Sleep Disorders
  • Excessive Menstrual Bleeding
  • Fetal Cardiac Monitoring
  • Fetal Cardiac Screening
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Genetic Screening for Breast Cancer
  • Genital Herpes
  • Geriatric Assessment
  • Gonorrhea Screening
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Headache
  • Health Screening
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • HeartAware Online Risk Screening
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hepatitis A Screening
  • Hepatitis B Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis C Virus Screening
  • Hepatitis Screening
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Herpes Simplex Screening
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hip Sprain
  • HIV Screening
  • Hives
  • Home Sleep Study
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immunization Administration
  • Impairment Rating Evaluation
  • Independent Educational Evaluation
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lyme Disease Evaluation
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Mammography
  • Mastodynia
  • McMurray's Test
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Memory Evaluation
  • Menopausal and Postmenopausal Disorders
  • Menopause Evaluation and Treatment
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Nausea
  • Neck Strain (incl. Whiplash Injury)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Oral Glucose Tolerance Test
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Outer Ear Infection
  • Ovarian Cancer Screening
  • Overactive Bladder
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Patch Testing
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Perimenopause
  • Pharyngitis
  • Pinkeye (Conjunctivitis)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Postnasal Drip
  • Pre-Operative Evaluation
  • Pregnancy Test
  • Prostate Cancer Screening
  • Prostate Cancer Screening Exam (DRE)
  • Proteinuria
  • Psychiatric Evaluation
  • Psychiatric Evaluation - Child and Adolescent
  • Psychological Evaluation
  • Psychological Evaluations Prior to Bariatric Surgery
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rapid Flu Test
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Sexually Transmitted Infections Screening
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Skin Screenings
  • Skin Testing and Screening
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spinal and Postural Screening
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • STD Screening
  • Strep Test
  • Strep Throat
  • Swimmer's Ear
  • Swine Flu
  • Symptomatic Menopause
  • Syphilis Screening
  • Tension Headache
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Thyroid Screening
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Tinnitus
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trichomoniasis Screening
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Tuberculosis Screening
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Urine Pregnancy Test
  • Vaccination
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vaginosis Screening
  • VAP Lipid Testing
  • Varicose Eczema
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wellness Examination
  • Wheelchair Evaluation
  • Wheezing
  • Worker's Compensation Evaluations

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(614) 869-0139

Dr. Chidester accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
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Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
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Blue Preferred-OH POS
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Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Bronze Pathway Group-OH HMO
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Catastrophic Pathway X-OH HMO
Catastrophic Pathway-OH HMO
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Gold Pathway Group-OH HMO
Gold Pathway X-OH HMO
Gold Pathway-OH HMO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Pathway-OH HMO
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Platinum Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Silver Pathway Group-OH HMO
Silver Pathway X-OH HMO
Silver Pathway-OH HMO
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Humana
Choice Care PPO

Dr. Chidester's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Chidester

4.3

Based on 59 ratings

5 Stars
76.27118644067797%
(45)
4 Stars
6.779661016949152%
(4)
3 Stars
1.694915254237288%
(1)
2 Stars
1.694915254237288%
(1)
1 Star
13.559322033898304%
(8)
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Dr. Chidester was very warm and welcoming. Took plenty of time and I never felt rushed. Also appreciate that she made sure there was nothing weighing on my mind that I wanted to discuss.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
What could be improved
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Aug 21, 2021
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Dr. Chidester is very friendly, relatable and knowledgeable.
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Colleen – Jun 27, 2021
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Annual physical
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jun 16, 2021
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It’s always a pleasure to see Dr. Chidester. She’s calming and exudes confidence. She’s open to anything I have to say. Highly recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jacki Gansch – Mar 08, 2021
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Dr. Kara Chidester is an excellent, personable, caring, knowledgeable Primary Care Provider. She has been our families Primary Care Physician for many years. I recommend Dr. Chidester for anyone looking for a Primary Care Provider.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mark Conley – Jul 29, 2020
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The office was able to get me in the next day as a new patient. Super excited about that! The whole staff was very nice and I didn’t have to wait but maybe 5-10 minutes. Dr. Chidester is knowledgeable and was very easy to talk to.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Lisa – May 15, 2020
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Dr. Chidester is one of the best doctors I have been to. She truly cares and takes time to listen. I really appreciate that does not rush out of the room. She takes time to ask questions. I especially like that she ask if there is anything else she can help with or do before leaving the room. I highly recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Feb 10, 2020
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As a regular patient she squeezed me into her schedule when I wasn’t feeling well. That’s what you need from a personal physician.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jan 26, 2020
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I wanted to switch PCP’s since the office I was previously with was hard to get in touch with and poor with communication. I chose Dr. Chidester due to her good reviews and couldn’t have been more pleased. She was professional without being stuffy, kind, attentive, and made me feel very at ease.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Jan 25, 2020
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I understand why Dr Chidester is so highly recommended by her patients. So happy she’s now my doctor!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 24, 2020
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Dr Chidester is awesome, a super doctor. She listens and she cares. She discusses things with me and doesn’t talk down to me. I feel I can be open with her and trust her, which is crucial for good care. And when I need to be told something strongly, she can do it in a way that’s productive. Dr Chidester focuses on preventive care, which I love. She is careful, thoughtful, and expert in the diagnostic and treatment decisions she makes. HIGHLY RECOMMENDED!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Patricia D – Jan 24, 2020
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She was very friendly and a great listener. I didn’t feel like my concerns were being overlooked!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Jan 16, 2020
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Dr. Chidester was friendly and professional when seeing my child. She answered all my questions and was thorough in her explanations.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Dec 20, 2019
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I really like Dr. Chidester and her chair side medical consultations are never rushed and always caring towards my individual health concerns.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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Rita A. Ciancetta – Nov 21, 2019
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Follow up appointment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Erin – Nov 08, 2019
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Dr. Chidester is very kind and caring. She takes the time to listen and hear your concerns.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Oct 25, 2019
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I love Dr Chidester! She is always compassionate even when I’m stubborn. She keeps me healthy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Lisa – Oct 12, 2019
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Love her! Very supportive and doesn’t rush our visits.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 27, 2019
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I highly recommend Dr. Chidester. She is thorough, intelligent and kind and will listen to your concerns and provide the best course of action.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sep 02, 2019
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Very efficient. Appointment was on time. Very nice staff. Dr. Chidester pays attention to what I tell her. Following her advice has resulted in the very best test results I have ever had. Highly recommend this office.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Aug 27, 2019
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Biography

Dr. Kara Chidester, MD is a Family Medicine Specialist in Upper Arlington, OH and has over 17 years of experience in the medical field. She graduated...Read more

Specialties

  • Family Medicine

Board Certifications

Education

2004
Ohio State University College Of Medicine And Public Health
Medical School

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Does Dr. Kara Chidester, MD offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Kara Chidester, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Chidester frequently treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow), Drug Allergy Testing, and Home Sleep Study. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Chidester treats.

Where is Dr. Kara Chidester, MD's office located?

Dr. Chidester's office is located at 1975 Guilford Rd, Upper Arlington, OH 43221. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

1975 Guilford Rd Upper Arlington, OH 43221
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Chidester is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

Learn more about how Healthgrades measuresHospital Quality.

Dublin Methodist Hospital

Dublin, OH

85% Patient Experience Rating, 16% higher than the national average

10 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Riverside Methodist Hospital

Columbus, OH

76% Patient Experience Rating, 7% higher than the national average

36 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2021)