Treatment & Services
- Blood Tests
- Diabetes Center
- General Endocrinology
- Radioactive Iodine Treatment
- Thyroid Aspiration
- Thyroid Ultrasound
- Thyroid Ultrasound And Biopsy
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Addison's Disease
- Adrenal disorders
- Androgen Deficiency (Low Testosterone)
- Bone Disorders
- Calcium Disorders
- Diabetes, Gestational
- Erectile Dysfunction
- Familial Multiple Endocrine Neoplasia
- High Cholesterol
- Klinefelter Syndrome
- Metabolic Syndrome
- Neuropathy - Diabetic
- Parathyroid Cancer
- Parathyroid Disease Description
- Pituitary Disorders
- Pituitary Tumors
- Sexual Hormone disorders
- Thyroid and pregnancy
- Thyroid Cancer
- Thyroid Disease
- Thyroid Nodule
- Vitamin D Deficiency
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Endo, Diabetes and Metabolism
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Saint Vincent Charity Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Saint Luke's Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Saint Luke's Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - University of Zagreb School of Medicine
- Skeletal assessment by FELS method, FELS Institute, Yellow Springs, Ohio, 1993
- Thyroid ultrasound and fine needle biopsy training course, Cleveland Clinic, 2001
- Co-Director, Endocrinology and Reproductive Organ Block, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University, 2005-Present
- President, Ohio River Regional Chapter, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, 2007-2008
- Member, Task Force for Thyroid Ultrasound Testing and Certification, American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists, 2007-Present
- Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Hypothyroidism, hyperthyroidism, thyroid nodules, goiters, thyroid carcinoma, diabetes mellitus, hypercalcemia, hypocalcemia, osteoporosis, hyperlipidemia
Awards & Honors
- Pfizer Scholars in Endocrinology Award, Oregon Health Sciences University
- Research findings selected by Program Directors at National Center for Research Resources to represent one of the most scientifically important advances published by investigators in 1997 and 1998
- American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
- American Thyroid Association
- Endocrine Society
Research & Publications
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- Novo Nordisk, A/S
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163 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.6|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
12 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Nov 23, 2016
He takes time and explain everything that he wants you to do like lab work and test...
Reviewed on Nov 3, 2016
Dr. Skugor was great. Very efficient! When he said he wanted to ultrasound my thyroid, I figured I'd have to make an additional appointment, but he took me down the hall and did the ultrasound during my appointment. I loved that I had the results right away so I didn't have to worry. I left understanding exactly what Dr. Skugor thought, and it turned out his suspicions were exactly right and confirmed by lab tests.
Reviewed on Oct 25, 2016
The staff was great, however the doctor's bedside manner was less than desirable. I went in due to concerns of my thyroid, and my weight gain. I was already uncomfortable with the gain and eat minimal trying to avoid gaining more. When I told him that, he said that I do eat a lot or I wouldn't have the weight I have. His advice to me was to try to go to bed hungry. I drove home in tears. My recommendation is try a little sensitivity or maybe make comments like that after viewing the lab work.
Reviewed on Oct 20, 2016
The clinic is lucky to have this doctor. Outstanding person!
Reviewed on Oct 19, 2016
I had a great experience with the doctor & his staff. He was wonderful.
Reviewed on Sep 26, 2016
All was good.
Reviewed on Sep 19, 2016
Very caring and took the time to actually listen to me.
Reviewed on Aug 10, 2016
Dr. Skugor is wonderful!
Reviewed on Aug 8, 2016
He was genuinely concerned about my condition and spoke to me in a concise way that was easy to understand.
Reviewed on Jun 7, 2016
I love that Dr. Skugor escorts his patients out -- so nice!!
Reviewed on May 3, 2016
Dr. Skugor was great. He was thorough & listened to me. He is also very quick with responding to messages.
Reviewed on Mar 28, 2016
Dr. Skugor always takes time for any questions and as he walks me out to the waiting room, always says to call if I have any concerns during the coming year.
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