I read Dr. Klemes story carefully for she described my life. My mother's family are farmers, in my younger years I spent time with them in summer. I believe exposure to the outdoors did improve my immune system. I wound up working outdoors all my life in landscape industry. At my last job about 6 of us had year round employment. I noticed our supervisor was scared to deaf of getting… See more
My Philosophy and Approach to Wellness...
Over the last 20 years, as I have grown in my profession, it has become quite obvious to me the importance of good nutrition and exercise in disease prevention. My passion is to educate my patients on diet and exercise and motivate them to use these tools to prevent disease and improve overall health and well-being. I also have a special interest in cardiovascular health, diabetes, hypertension and aesthetic medicine. I have done highly advanced training in Botox and facial aesthetic fillers and enjoy using these as anti-aging tools.
I look forward to providing you with highly personalized healthcare, and being the personal physician that you can trust and rely on to provide you with the best healthcare possible. My internal medicine practice is located in Wooster, Ohio. I am affiliated with Wooster Community Hospital. My practice services several surrounding counties including Wayne, Holmes, Ashland, Medina, Summit and Stark.
Dr. Fast's Credentials
Akron General Medical Center
Internal Medicine 1996-1999
Doctors Hospital of Stark County
Internal Medicine Intern of the Year
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine 1995
National Dean's List
University of Akron
Bachelor of Science, Biology 1991
Minor in Chemistry
Master Injector Allergan Cosmetics
Master Injector Merz Aesthetics
Arquederma Facial Restoration including "Thread Lift"
Injectable Hand Restorations
Advanced Master Voluma Injection for Facial Volume
American Medical Women's Association
- Outstanding Women's Academic Achievement Award 1995
- The Janet M. Glasgow Memorial Achievement Citation 1995
Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
- Ron and Lou Scatterday Academic Scholarship
- Phi Kappa Phi Honorary Society
- Sigma Sigma Phi National Honorary Fraternity
Associate Professor, Residency Program, Ohio State University 2012-present
Professional Affiliate Physician, Community Wellness Program 2016
American Osteopathic Association
Testimonials from patients of Dr. Fast
As a short-term patient (5/22) to Dr Debra Fast and MDVIP member, I feel a need to preface my story with these facts. I travel 9 months a year with a racing series and we crisscross the USA, 4 times during that time. I live full time in my motor home. I believe having the MDVIP network in tow, so to speak, provides a VERY valuable component to my health care. In addition, my home base is in… See more
Dr Fast was my and my husbands doctor before she became MDVIP. She has always been a very hands on proactive doctor. We both have always been very impressed with her but since becoming a MDVIP doctor she now has the time and freedom to spend more time with patients than she was allowed to before and I know at times she wanted to and tried to but her hands were tied with insurance and… See more
Deb Fast has been my doctor for a long time. She is caring, listens, and is pro-active. She returns calls and texts in a very timely manner. She never makes me feel like I'm bothering her when I have a concern. I feel like I get the best of care with her.
I want to thank Dr. Debra Fast for her compassion for her patients. She does an excellent job at taking time during examinations, answering questions, and explaining all the blood test results. During last year's physical, Dr. Fast was concerned about some spots on my skin. She suggested I see a dermatologist. I followed up and the dermatologist had to remove a basil cell growth and I… See more
I had severe nerve pain and numbness radiating down my left leg. I had my husband take me to the emergency room in hopes they would be able to do a stat MRI. The ER doctor did not even check my reflexes. She gave me IV pain medication and sent me home. At this point it had rendered me wheelchair bound. Dr Fast had me into her office and discovered after a complete exam that I had NO reflexes… See more
As part of my MDVIP Wellness Summary on Dec. 31, 2018, Dr. Fast asked me to consider having a cardiac calcium scoring test. I did this test on May 2, 2019. Dr. Fast met with me on May 7th to go over the results of the test. My score was over 400. She referred me to Dr. Daniel Newton-Interventional-Cardiologist in the Wooster Heart Group. After several more tests, a stent was put in on… See more
Doctor Fast is my friend & her staff is like family. Over years of taking care of me we have seen my health go through its ups & downs. But together theyve given me the strength & courage I need to get well AND the wisdom to work at trying to live a healthier lifestyle. Ive had some really hard battles in life BUT I had a really LOUD cheerleader CHEERING me on each time, that was… See more
HAPPY DOCTOR'S APPRECIATION DAY!!! I am so glad to tell you Thanks.
You care about my health. You encourage me to have the best possible healthy life. You take time to study my lab results. Then you help me make up a wonderful plan to improve my health.
You keep up to date on all needed tests. I just wanted to let you know how much I appreciate you… See more
Dr. Fast, I really appreciate you as my primary care doctor. It is an honor to tap into your expertise as a knowledgeable doctor. I appreciate your time and encouragement. You have helped me be more pro-active on my food choices. I take time to read labels now and have enjoyed selecting more variety in my food choices. With exercise and eating clean, I feel better. Thanks for your… See more