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Department Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Care Medicine
  • Blood Glucose Test
  • Blood Tests
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Challenges and Choices of Aging
  • Complete Physical Examinations
  • Comprehensive Care Of The Adult Patient
  • Contraception
  • Destruction Of Skin Tags
  • Diagnosing Asthma
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Genitourinary Exams
  • HIV Testing
  • Immunization
  • Internal Medicine
  • Mammogram
  • Medication Interactions Quiz
  • Medication Management
  • Men's Health
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Outpatient Care
  • Pap Test
  • Peak Flow Meter
  • Prevention And Wellness
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Screening and Testing
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Treating Asthma With Bronchodilators
  • Urine Protein Test
  • Women's Health
View all 30 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Adult Medicine
  • Alcoholism
  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer's and Dementia
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis (vascular)
  • Avoiding Dehydration, Proper Hydration
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Bacterial Vaginosis
  • Bronchitis
  • Cellulitis
  • Chickenpox
  • Chlamydia Trachomatis
  • Chronic Illness
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cirrhosis
  • Common Cold
  • Constipation
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Cough
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis - Contact
  • Diabetes
  • Diarrhea
  • Disease Prevention
  • Diverticulosis
  • Dyspnea
  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Eczema
  • Edema
  • Emphysema
  • Erectile Dysfunction
  • Esophagitis
  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy (ERT)
  • Falls
  • Female Incontinence
  • Fever
  • Gas (Digestive)
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • General Infectious Diseases
  • Growth Failure in Children with Kidney Disease
  • Hay Fever
  • Headaches
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Failure
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Kidney Infections
  • Lateral Epicondylitis/tennis Elbow
  • Menopause
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Middle Ear Infection
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Nausea
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Pneumonia
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Primary Care
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea (Adult Acne)
  • Scabies
  • Sciatica
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
  • Strep Throat
  • Substance Abuse
  • Sunburn
  • Syncope
  • Tension Headaches
  • The Poison Plants: Poison Ivy, Poison Oak and Poison Sumac
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Tonsillitis
  • Trichomoniasis
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Vaginitis
  • Venous Insufficiency
  • Yeast Infections
View all 101 Specialties +
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Biography

About J. Harry Isaacson, MD

J. Harry Isaacson, MD, is a Staff physician in the Department of General Internal Medicine at Cleveland Clinic's main campus. Dr. Isaacson is also an Associate Professor of medicine and Assistant Dean for Clinical Education, Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine, Case Western Reserve University. 

His clinical interests include general internal medicine, medical education and substance abuse. 

Dr. Isaacson received his medical degree from the University of Michigan, Ann Arbor. He was the chief medical resident in internal medicine at the University of Vermont College of Medicine, Medical Center Hospital of Vermont in Burlington. He completed a fellowship in substance abuse at Wayne State University. He has held medical school teaching positions in Vermont and Michigan and joined Cleveland Clinic in 1993 as an assistant staff physician and director of educational programs in the Department of General Internal Medicine. He currently is licensed to practice medicine in Ohio. 

Dr. Isaacson received the Cleveland Clinic Bruce Hubbard Stewart Fellow for Humanistic Medicine award and was listed in the "Best Doctors in Cleveland" for four separate years and in the "Best Doctors in America" in 2003. He is a reviewer for numerous professional journals, including Archives of Family Medicine, Journal of General Internal Medicine, and Annals of Internal Medicine. He is a fellow of the American College of Physicians and member of the Society of General Internal Medicine, among others.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1993

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Medical Center Hospital of Vermont
Internal Medicine
Burlington, VT USA
1988

Internship - Medical Center Hospital of Vermont
Internal Medicine
Burlington, VT USA
1985

Medical Education - University of Michigan Medical School
Ann Arbor, MI USA
1984

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Economics
Ann Arbor, MI USA
1980

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

General Internal Medicine, medical education, Substance Abuse

Awards & Honors

  • "Top Doctors," Cleveland Magazine,1998-Present
  • Listed  as one of "Best Doctors in America," 2003
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for J. Harry Isaacson, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 8/25/2021, Dr. Isaacson has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

41 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.

Overall Star Ratings
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

11 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Tried to schedule an appointment online to see Dr. Issacson, never received a response. Had the opportunity to talk with Dr. Issacson about my mother-in-laws care and asked to get an appointment for myself with him. Then his staff called to set up an appointment.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

As you probably know, Dr. Isaakson is top tier in every area - both professional and human.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

I have nothing but respect for and confidence in Dr. Isaacson.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

long time to get an appointment but respect the number of patients wanting to see Dr. Issaccson.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Dr Isaacson is a wonderful Physician who cares a lot about his patients.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2021

Outstanding physician and a wonderful person

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr Isaccson is what every doctor should be. He exudes professionalism, integrity and expertise. I feel confident and well taken care including importantly from an empathetic point of view when I have a visit with him.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

Dr. Isaacson is the best doctor I've ever had and I've had them for years..

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

always difficult to see multiple doctors on one or two o

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dr. Isaacson is an amazing physician!

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dr. Isaacson is an outstanding physician and person. He has a way of making you feel that you are his only concern and will give you as much time as necessary yo answer your questions. I feel fortunate to have him as my care provider.

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