We are experienced board certified Family Physicians providing care for every member of your family from newborns to seniors. Our Upper Arlington practice is centrally located and convenient for the entire Columbus area.
Our mission at Upper Arlington Preventative Primary Care is to protect, elevate, and maintain the health and well-being of our patients. We will promote evidence-based preventative medicine and wellness practices to prevent disease and reduce the burden of chronic conditions. Our aim is to encourage every person to be an active participant in improving and maintaining their health. We believe that regular physical activity and sound nutritional choices are the cornerstones of good health.
We are proud to be a part of Central Ohio Primary Care (COPC), one of the largest physician-owned primary care medical groups in the United States. COPC currently has over 230 physicians, a state-of-the-art laboratory, cardiac testing centers, radiology service centers and physical therapists to help us provide the best possible care for our patients. We believe that by putting you at the center of your health care and supporting you with treatment plans and education, we can help you improve your overall health and quality of life.
Sugar in Fruit versus Added Sugar
In 2014 the World Health Organization (WHO) released a recommendation that an individuals daily sugar intake should not exceed greater than 5% of their total daily caloric intake. This resulted in many Americans questioning if the natural sugar found in whole fruits counted in that recommended 5% total. The short answer is no; the natural sugar found in whole fruits does not count toward the 5% recommendation. (read more)
Resolutions and Change
Every year, as the calendar turns to January, millions of people resolve to lose weight, become healthier, and increase their level of fitness. For many of those individuals it only takes a few weeks of being back to work and their daily routines to abandon those broad ambiguous goals that were not well thought through, and only made out of good intentions and wishful thinking. At Upper Arlington Preventative Primary Care there are several clear tips we have learned through the years that will help you fully understand and adopt the skills that will enable you to stay on track. (read more)
Sugar Intake Guidelines
In early March of 2014 the World Health Organization (WHO) released new guidelines that recommend an individuals daily intake of sugar should exceed no more than 5% of overall daily caloric intake. The previous recommendation from the WHO was released in 2002 and at that time it advised that no more than 10% of total daily calories come from sugar. Cutting the recommended sugar intake in half is a large reduction, but I believe this action is necessary. (read more)
1975 Guilford Road, Upper Arlington, OH
Monday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Tuesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Thursday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm
Friday 8:00 am - 12:00 pm
Closed Major Holidays
Maria A. Barnett D.O.
Kara E. Chidester, M.D.
Kristin E. Devor, D.O.
Cathleen L Murphy D.O.