Acupuncture, an alternative medical modality that dates back to 3000 B.C. China, has been shown to be effective in treating sports and performance injuries, many types of pain, headaches, stress and other chronic conditions. The Center for Integrative Medicine offers acupuncture at our location in Broadview Heights at 2001 East Royalton Rd.

To schedule an appointment for acupuncture treatment through the Center for Integrative & Lifestyle Medicine, call 216.448.4325.


Allergy specialists offer comprehensive diagnosis and treatment for both adults and children. Although the most effective treatment for allergies is eliminating or decreasing exposure to the allergen, medications, such as long-acting antihistamines, may be helpful. In some cases, allergy shots or allergen vaccines may be necessary to bring symptoms under control.


An audiologist is available on-site to assess and treat hearing problems due to chronic ear infections, ruptured eardrums, trauma to the eardrum, inherited conditions or diseases of the inner ear.

Cancer Services

Independence Family Health Center was designed with our patients in mind. The state-of-the-art facility features individual treatment rooms, reflecting the privacy needs of patients and families. Specialists offer a full range of treatment options, including chemotherapy, radiation therapy and coordination of care with other specialists.

Radiation therapy techniques include using Image Guided Radiation Therapy (IGRT). This localization process combined with special computer software improves the accuracy of treatment and reduces the exposure to healthy tissue.

Independence Family Health Center

Medical Oncology:
Monday - Thursday: 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.
Friday: 8 a.m. - 4:30 p.m.

Radiation Oncology:
Monday - Friday: 7:30 a.m. - 4 p.m.

(24 hour answering service on weekends )


Our cardiologists diagnose and treat heart diseases, such as coronary artery disease, valvular disease and rhythm disorders. Complex cases are referred to Cleveland Clinic's Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute, which is nationally ranked and recognized as the global leader in cardiovascular care.

Colorectal Surgery

If detected early, colorectal cancer can be successfully treated. Specialists offer endoscopic procedures to diagnose colorectal cancer, inflammatory bowel disease, familial colon diseases and non-malignant colorectal conditions. Routine colonoscopies can help in the early detection of both colorectal polyps and colorectal cancer.


Our dermatologists manage a variety of skin, hair and nail diseases, including dermatitis caused by a wide range of allergens; fungal infections; and the damaging effects of prolonged exposure to the sun.


The endocrine system is a major control system of the body, regulating temperature, metabolism and other processes. Specialists at Cleveland Clinic provide care to people with endocrine disorders such as diabetes mellitus; obesity; osteoporosis and related problems of androgen excess (such as acne and menstrual irregularity); hypoglycemia; and glandular dysfunction of the pituitary, thyroid, parathyroids, adrenals, ovaries and testes.

Endocrine Surgery

The Endocrine Surgery Department offers diagnostic testing, comprehensive treatment options and minimally invasive surgery for diseases of the thyroid, parathyroid, adrenal, and endocrine pancreases, as well as neuroendocrine and metastatic tumors to the liver. Other specialty services include clinical workup, ultrasound or ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration biopsy of endocrine glands, and surgery for complex problems or re-operative endocrine neck surgery.

Express Care Clinic

Express Care Clinic provides individuals 6 and older walk-in convenience for treatment of common health problems. And with expanded hours, we’re making it easier than ever to get the care you need when you need it.

Express Care addresses the following common health problems:

  • Cold and flu symptoms
  • Ear and throat infections
  • Minor back pain (without history of trauma)
  • Minor bumps and cuts
  • Seasonal allergies
  • Shoulder pain (without history of trauma)
  • Skin rashes
  • Simple sprains and strains
  • Sinus infections
  • Urinary tract infections
  • Upper respiratory tract infections

Express Care Clinic Hours
Monday - Friday: 6 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Saturday & Sunday: 8 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Patients 6 and older

Facial Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery

Our plastic surgeons offer the latest techniques in facial cosmetic surgery.

Fit Youth Program

This program is for children ages 7-16 years who are serious about wanting to lose weight. Specifically designed for children and their parents, the group will meet once a week for 90 minutes. The program will last for 12 weeks. Group leaders include a psychologist, dietitian and exercise physiologist. In addition to losing weight, the program will help your child develop new eating and exercise habits. This program will teach you and your child to change the things at home affecting eating and exercise habits. Your child will learn to communicate effectively about his/her weight control.


A variety of upper endoscopic diagnostic procedures are offered in order to identify the causes of abdominal or chest pain, nausea and vomiting, heartburn, bleeding and swallowing disorders. More accurate than X-rays, endoscopy can also help identify inflammation, gastroesophageal reflux disease (GERD), ulcers and tumors. Lower endoscopy is used to evaluate stomach pain and intestinal bleeding, as well as to detect polyps in the colon that may lead to colon cancer.

General Internal Medicine

Our internal medicine staff provides comprehensive services for adults, such as diagnosing and treating health problems that require prompt attention, conducting general physical examinations and performing screenings, which may detect health problems early.

General Surgery

Our board-certified general surgeons provide evaluation and treatment, including minimally invasive surgery, for a broad range of medical problems, such as hernia repair and gall bladder removal.


Geriatrics is a medical subspecialty that focuses on diagnosing and treating conditions that lead to disease and disability of older adults. A geriatrician is a medical doctor who is specially trained to identify and address the multiple, interacting medical conditions, medications, social situations, emotional and psychological problems that older adults may face. A geriatrician focuses on quality of life issues, such as preserving or improving the physical and mental function of older adults. Geriatricians develop a plan of care that considers the whole person--incorporating each person's unique characteristics, medical conditions, medications, values and preferences.


Providing the most technologically advanced, compassionate medical care to patients with neurological diseases is the primary mission of Cleveland Clinic's Department of Neurology. The Department of Neurology is subdivided into the following sections, each one covering a specific area of neurological subspecialization:

  • Cerebrovascular Diseases, Neurointensive Care and Interventional Neurology
  • Epilepsy
  • General Neurology
  • Headache
  • Mellen Center/Multiple Sclerosis
  • Movement Disorders
  • Neuromuscular Disorders
  • Pediatric Neurology
  • Pediatric Epilepsy

Nutrition Services

Registered, licensed dietitians assess patients’ nutritional needs and help them achieve nutritional goals. Often patients are referred for counseling when a medical condition warrants a change in nutrition and/or diet. Medical conditions may include high blood pressure, high cholesterol, diabetes management, heart disease, cancer, HIV/AIDS, irritable bowel syndrome and other gastrointestinal disorders, pregnancy, premenstrual syndrome and weight problems.

Obstetrics / Gynecology

Obstetricians and gynecologists offer specialized care for women, including comprehensive prenatal care, preventive health screenings and general gynecology. If necessary, the expertise of other gynecologic specialists is available in areas such as infertility, high-risk obstetrics and gynecologic cancer. A board-certified mental health specialist offers counseling related to women’s issues or issues surrounding infertility at the Beachwood Family Health and Surgery Center.


Our ophthalmology staff diagnoses and treats all types of eye disorders, including cataracts, glaucoma and problems associated with chronic conditions such as diabetes. Patients also can access routine eye care. A pediatric ophthalmologist is on staff to address the unique needs of young patients. We also provide optometry and contact lens service.


General and pediatric orthopaedic care, sports medicine and spine care are offered. Patients with orthopaedic problems related to the hands and upper extremities, or feet, ankles and knees can access specialty care from our staff. Arthroscopic knee, hand and foot surgeries are performed in the state-of-the-art outpatient surgery centers in Beachwood, Lorain, Marymount and Strongsville, or at Cleveland Clinic’s main hospital campus.

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Our otolaryngology staff provides expert care of snoring and other sleep problems, sinus conditions, ear infections, throat problems, hearing disorders and many other conditions of the ear, nose and throat.


We understand the special needs of young patients. Our pediatricians offer complete care for newborns, infants, children and adolescents. We encourage the healthy growth and development of children by emphasizing the importance of healthy lifestyles and educating parents and children on safety and accident prevention. We are available for problems that require prompt attention, such as fever, earaches and injuries, as well as preventive checkups, school physicals and immunizations. If necessary, we team up with Cleveland Clinic pediatric specialists from Cleveland Clinic Children’s.


For adult patients with foot and ankle problems, podiatric specialists provide comprehensive diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation. Most often, problems can be treated using non-surgical methods. When necessary, however, surgery is performed by physicians specializing in foot and ankle procedures. And most surgeries can be performed in our convenient outpatient surgery centers, making it possible for most patients to go home on the same day of surgery.


Psychologists provide individual, group or family counseling for a variety of common problems. If appropriate, they refer patients to other specialists and community resources.


Pulmonology specialists treat pulmonary and respiratory problems. Related conditions such as chronic bronchitis with acute exacerbation and emphysema are also treated.


Our staff is dedicated to providing complete, state-of-the-art diagnosis, treatment and rehabilitation for adults affected by diseases such as arthritis, bursitis, lupus, chronic fatigue syndrome and vasculitis.

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Spine Center

Experts in back, neck and spine care diagnose and treat people with back problems, including workers with job-related injuries or strains, injured weekend athletes and persons with arthritis or osteoporosis. Patients also can get second opinions regarding the appropriateness of back surgery, which Back and Neck Center experts have found can be avoided in all but a small percentage of patients with low back pain.

Sports Medicine

Our Sports Health program is designed to give the highest possible quality of care to all sports enthusiasts, both amateur and professional. This means high school athletes and weekend warriors are cared for by the same sports medicine specialists who treat the Cleveland Cavs and Indians.


Our board-certified urologists provide the latest in diagnostic and treatment techniques for a wide range of urologic conditions in adults and children. These include kidney disease, bladder control, prostate disorders, sexual dysfunction, male infertility, cancer (testicular, bladder, adrenal, prostate and kidney), chronic urinary tract infections and obstructions, and birth defects such as undescended testes and hypospadias.

Vascular Surgery

Vascular surgeons specialize in the diagnosis and management of carotid artery disease, aortic aneurysms, and poor circulation to the legs and abdominal organs. Acting in close cooperation with vascular medicine specialists, cardiologists and radiologists, our vascular surgeons provide comprehensive services for all types of peripheral vascular disorders, including the new technology of catheter-based intervention, as well as traditional surgical treatment for aneurysms and obstructive arterial disease.

Wound Care

Wound healing is an intricate and complex process. Wounds can result from an injury or a disease process. Independence Family Health Center has physicians who specialize in chronic venous insufficiency (CVI), diabetic foot problems, lower extremity ulcers, venous insufficiency, venous stasis, leg ulcers, debridement of skin and wound.