Department Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Primary Location Avon Hospital
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Avon Hospital
Primary Location

Avon Hospital

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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/2/2019, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

213 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

50 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Dr. Alfes was very concerned with my health. He spent a lot of time with me and did not rush me thru my examine.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

Dr. Alfes, is an amazing doctor very personable and cares about my health as if it is his.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Treated very well by everyone. nurse was very efficient and pleasant. Dr. Alfes explained things very well and answered any question I had. All went well.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Dr. Alfes is really amazing. Approachable, "real," helpful, professional, etc. I couldn't ask for a better doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

a very good dr took care of my problems very careful and professional

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr. Alfes is a wonder Doctor! He actively listens to my concerns and answers my questions completely. He makes me feel like he really cares about my health and tries to figure out the best solution.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

what a great doctor and staff I couldn't ask for more actually love them people!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Dr. Alfes has been my PCP for a number of years now and has given full attention to every concern on My Chart. I am confident that I have received exceptional care from him.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

although I have zoom on my phone and disabled block up, I had a difficult time connecting. Dr. Alfes did send an invite, clicked and was successful. I do like the virtual visits.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

Dr. Alfes, fantastic physician. I trust his opinions and he's always spot on could not as for anyone better. professional and cordial. I am so lucky to have him and his team

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr. Alfes is a great guy. He's very caring and professional.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Very professional doctor. He got me in the same day and was very patient answering all if my questions. i would highly recommend.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Dr. Alfes is the best. He thoroughly discusses everything with you and is an excellent listener.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Of all my recalled previous contacts with CCF Drs., Dr. Alfes was the ONLY physician who actually listened to what I was asking or describing. This would have been my LAST time at CCF had he not been the physician who happened to have been assigned to me on this visit. He actually instilled in me a sense that he was concerned with my well being; he asked appropriate questions before discussing or summarizing my health situations and explained his decisions before making appropriate "next step" recommendations. I did not feel ANY hint of a "Yeah, OK, whatever, just hurry up and get out of here" assessment as has been the case in most other Clinic visits!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Again, this is the only physician visit during which I have ever felt I got the necessary care and attention during such a visit at the CCF.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

I constantly recommend Dr. Alfes to people. I've seen more providers at the Cleveland Clinic than I can count on my hands and he is by far the best provider. I've always felt like a human, not a number, during my visits with him. He does a phenomenal job listening to all my concerns and walking me through his thought process in coming up with a treatment plan. I feel heard and involved throughout the entire visit. He went abroad for some time and during that time, I tried countless providers to help me with what I was experiencing and none of them matched how patient-focused and explanatory he is. I cannot speak highly enough of him, I think all physicians could learn from his approach.

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

this was for 1st appointment and it was difficult for both my husband and I were meeting the Dr. for the first time. when we had our app it was very informative and very thorough! we really appreciated the staff & especially the Dr. looking forward to being his patients!

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

I was really extremely pleased with the professional and personal interaction with Dr. Alfes.

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Dr. Alves provides excellent care " !

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

I was a little apprehensive about a video visit. And this was an initial visit with a new doctor. When it was over, to my surprise, I actually felt like I had more and better interaction than a normal visit.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

I really like the appointment with doctor Alfes. He explained very well my condition and answer every question that I had.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

We love love love Dr. Alfes. He is simply the best.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2020

My experience with Doctor Alfre & Beachwood Cleveland Clinic was excellent

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Dr. Alfes is what I am looking for in a doctor. Knowledgable and caring.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

great people great doctor

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

great doctor

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

already recommended doctor to family member

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Dr Alfes is one of the best doctors I have ever had. he takes the time to listen and counsel in the best route of care. I trust him and he makes me feel safe and important

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

I thought that he was very personable and friendly. One of the best doctor's that I have had in awhile.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Dr. Alfes was very thorough, answered questions completely and provided information that put me at ease. I felt like I was given a first-class exam.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

*Dr. Alfes is amazing!

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

people and the Dr were great

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

I have seen this doctor many times over the years. He unfortunately does not take in consideration what works for the patient regarding medications. I do not take any type of narcotics nor do I want to. I was talking to him about albuterol having it for my seasonal asthma due to working outside and weather conditions. He refused to understand that I need an inhaler periodically as I've used one for years in the winter. Therefore I do not have the medication I need. He also said that my indomethacin medication that I take for arthritis in my knee post surgery that was given to me by my Orthopedic surgeon- He disagreed with me and did not understand that I need to take that or I'm in significant pain. He is a good doctor however he really doesn't listen to what works for the patient. I am not Drug seeking whatsoever. I just need to be able to breathe properly and not cough all day in 20 weather outside and Cleveland being a mailman!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

The only reason I am not giving my overall care a good remark is because of what the doctor did a deal as far as my medications.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

My Doctor is the best..

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr Alfres is an exceptional family physicianvery engaged extremely informative & thorough

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr. Alfres is very knowledgeable, professional and friendly. He also listens intently and cares about what we have to say.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Very happy to have Dr. Alfred as my physician.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

dr. alfes is an incredible physician. He was knowledgeable, thoughtful, a great listener, and incredibly thorough. one of the most engaged physicians I have at met.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Dr. Alfes and his office have been nothing but helpful and caring. Changed from another dr. to him because it was impossible to communicate with former dr. Appreciate his professionalism and competence.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Hoping Dr. Alfes' skills as a physician are as good as his bedside manner. I seem to be in good hands!

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Dr. Alfes was genuinely interested in giving me the best care possible. He explained what the information on my chart told him about my general health. (It was obvious that he had reviewed my medical History) He made suggestions and took the time to listen to my thoughts on them. A good give and take. I hope he can be my Primary Physician for many years.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Dr. Alfes has always been a quality provider.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

I live out state. Dr. Alfes and his staff were able to accommodate a requested last minute appt. for my visit back home to family.thanks!!

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

I had moved from Avon lake Ohio to Dallas 2 yrs ago. Dr Alfes has earned my trust and respect enough to have me fly back to be seen in Avon Office . some may think silly to travel that distance for primary care physician, but for me it is worth it..Cleveland Clinic as a whole I trust with my health.. my life.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Excellent. Very happy with *Dr. Alfes.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Dr Alfres is the consummate professional and always treats me as if I am his only patient.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Dr. Alfes truly is a caring doctor who actually takes time to listen to his patients and answers all question without hurrying. I also like the fact that I am able to have my blood tests conducted in advance so Dr. Alfes goes over them in detail, explaining the results and clearly answering my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

I recommend Dr. Alfes to friends of mine who are looking for a new primary care physician!

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Dr. Alfes was very thorough in his exam. He went step by step through my medical history and listened well, excellent first visit.

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