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Department Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Primary Location Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - The Ohio State University Hospitals
Internal Medicine/Pediatrics
Columbus, OH USA

Medical Education - Wayne State University School of Medicine
Detroit, MI USA

Undergraduate - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA


  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Sports medicine, general internal medicine

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for John Alfes, 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 11/19/2021, Dr. Alfes 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

122 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

23 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

I truly admire Dr. Alfes. I completely trust his medical competence and his patient centered method of delivery. At this stage of life I am not particularly savvy to electronic means of delivery of medical information. He is patient with me even when it is obviously causing time conflicts with his calendar. He does get the the job done!

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

I feel fortunate that Dr. Alfes is my primary. Before him was Dr. Tadross. Both have been very special in terms of care giving and council.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Dr. Alfes is a caring, intelligent and Helpful physician.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

Im very pleased with Cleveland Clinic and My Doctor. Dr John Alfes has been my primary care Doctor for a long time and I happy with the care he provides

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

I tested positive for Covid and was on a video call with Dr. Alfes 90 minutes later. It doesn't get better than that. Very appreciative.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Dr. Alfes takes the time needed. I have never felt rushed with him and he is a very pleasant person to work with.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Used MyChart and contacted Dr. Alfes directly; He and his team were EXCELLENT!!!

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Dr. Alfes is a very good physician. He listens!!

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

The doctor was most helpful and the format worked well because my condition was not serious.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

You better clone Dr Alfes because he was amazing.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

Dr Alfes was excellent

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

Dr. Alfes does a great job; however, the wellness visit seems to be not as thorough as traditional physicals. More time on computer and less with the patient.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Doctor was upbeat to my situation and gave instruction with explanation.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2022

Dr. Alfes is one of the best.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

He really a good Doctor listens explains and works with a patient for best outcome.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2022

*Dr. Alfes is just outstanding!! He is an excellent listener and allows much personal interaction and conversation! Top notch, indeed!!

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Dr. Alfes has been my PCP for quite a few years & had always listened to my concerns & been great as far as treatments

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Doctor Alfes is very genuinely concerned about my health. I appreciate his care and understanding.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

I'd be happy to make him my primary physician. I felt very comfortable speaking with him

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2021

Great physician

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Best Dr I ever had

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2021

Dr. Alfes is the primary reason that we use Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr. Alfes is an excellent physician and care provider. He is a great listener and we thoroughly discussed all of my concerns or questions.I've had appointments with other doctors who seem in a rush to finish, but Dr. Alfes was dedicated to spending as much time with me as needed to cover all aspects of my wellness visit. He patiently provided his opinion and described pros & cons of recommended treatment options.He is a compassionate physician sincerely interested in my health snd well-being.I am fortunate to have Dr. Alfes as my primary care physician and would certainly recommend him to other people looking for a doctor.

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