Allergy / Immunology

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.


Board-certified anesthesiologists provide anesthesia for surgery, as well as pain management following surgery, using the very latest in technology. Our anesthesiologists are specially trained in outpatient surgery.


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.


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.


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.

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.

Imaging & Radiology

We offer comprehensive diagnostic imaging solutions close to home for residents of Lorain and the surrounding counties. Two convenient locations feature state-of-the-art imaging technology and prompt scheduling, often with same or next-day availability. Backed by the resources of Cleveland Clinic, our service commitment means referring physicians receive interpretations by Cleveland Clinic subspecialists within 24 hours. Services include:

Lorain Family Health and Surgery Center

  • 1.5 T MRI-Short Bore
  • CT-64 Channel
  • X-ray
  • Breast imaging
  • Ultrasound
  • DEXA

Elyria at Chestnut Commons

  • 1.5 T MRI-Open Bore
  • CT-64 Channel
  • X-ray
  • Breast imaging
  • Ultrasound

To schedule an imaging appointment at either location, please call 440.204.7400 or 800.272.2676. For your convenience, exams also may be scheduled by fax at 440.204.7394.

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. CenteringPregnancy® group prenatal care appointments may also be available.

Ophthalmology & Optometry

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.

Optometry services are offered at the Oberlin and Avon Lake offices. Here, children and adults can have routine eye care, complete vision testing and refractive services (to determine the amount of vision correction that may be needed). Complete contact lens services and a large optical dispensary are also available. Should any serious problems be detected during your exam, optometrists can refer you quickly to Cole Eye Institute ophthalmologists. Lorain, Elyria and Lakewood offices also offer vision testing and refractive services.

Otolaryngology (Ear, Nose & Throat)

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.

Pain Management

Pain management specialists treat episodic pain caused by an illness or injury, as well as long-term chronic pain, which may or may not have an easily identifiable cause. Typically, specialists see patients with back or neck pain, chronic abdominal/pelvic pain, reflex sympathetic dystrophy, intractable spasticity, muscle and joint pain, cancer pain, disorders of the nervous system (shingles, trigeminal neuralgia) or pain associated with AIDS.

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

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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.