Martha M. Orabella, MD, FACP

My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...

As a primary care physician I strive to empower my patients to optimize their health. Hippocrates is credited with first urging people "to let your food be your medicine and your medicine be your food." I practice evidence based, and most importantly, personalized medicine and believe lifestyle and nutrition are key building blocks to optimum health. I wish to partner with my patients to allow them to feel their best and prevent disease. In my MDVIP practice, similar to a concierge medicine practice, same day appointments will allow a prompt response to any acute illness or pressing concerns. I offer ample appointment time to allow for unhurried discussions and offer my patients’ state of the art, custom nutrition and education resources.

I am a Registered Dietitian with a Master’s degree in human nutrition as nutrition is my first professional passion. I realized my lifelong dream of becoming a physician and returned to medical school after welcoming three children to our family.

As a female Internal Medicine physician, I have a special interest in diabetes, hypertension (high blood pressure), high cholesterol and obesity. As a member of the Christ Hospital Heath Network, I enjoy being the personal physician for patients in the Greater Cincinnati and Tri State Area. My office is located in the Hyde Park/Rookwood area.

Physician Profile


The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
Bachelor of Science, Human Nutrition 1987
The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH
Master of Science, Human Nutrition 1994
Medical School
University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH
Doctorate of Medicine 2008
Brigham Women's Hospital
Boston, MA
Registered Dietitian 1988
The Christ Hospital
Cincinnati, OH
Internal Medicine 2008-2011



Professional Society Memberships

American College of Physicians
Association of Program Directors in Internal Medicine
American Society for Enteral and Parenteral Nutrition
Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics

Hospital Affiliations

The Christ Hospital Health Network

Honors and Awards

Gold Humanism Award, Arnold P. Gold Foundation 2008
The Ohio State University
- Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society
- Professionalism Award
- Dorothy D. Scott Scholarship
- American Dietetic Association Foundation Scholarship
- Outstanding Senior
- Mortar Board, National Senior Honorary


American Board of Internal Medicine
Registered Dietitian Nutritionist