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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
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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

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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

166 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

25 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Dr.Alfes was very friendly and professional. During my appointment, he took the extra time to update my health report and ask about relevant life circumstances. When he learned I was interested in a career in the medical field, he incorporated some additional explanations and medical terms!

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2021

Dr. Alfes is very intuitive. He just gets it. In my opinion this is difficult to find in doctors.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

The doctor was very friendly and listened to my concerns.

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

I came in much like many men do with a laundry list of concerns and problems after not having seen a doctor in a while. John listened to all of my concerns and walked me through all of my options for everything. It was a great experience. I felt taken care of and listened to.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

best experience I've had with any doctor in a long time.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

I can't express how thankful I am, it was a great experience. Dr.Alfes went through my current symptoms with me and we went over treatment options together. He was thorough and he genuinely cares about his patients. very happy!!

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Dr. Alfes is the best. He is patient and listens. He is very aware of medications and their effects. Great doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

Very pleased with scheduling, convenience of appointment time (PM), and overall experience with Dr. Alfes.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

Dr Alfes was very nice and made sure to understand my medical history. he did not rush through the appointment and was very thorough.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Dr. Alfes is excellent.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2021

Wonderful experience Dr. Alfes is superb.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

Dr. Alfes is a breath of fresh air. He is thorough and addresses any and all concerns that I had. He is a top notch physician and I feel very fortunate to call him my primary care physician.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

we already recommended Dr Alfes to friends

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

DR Alfes was great. This was my first visit and was scheduled die to change of PCP. He methodically reviewed my history, listened well and provided feedback. He set up new orders for future exams and tracked other Doctors work with me. He made me feel confident in his ability and relaxed that helped us talk. Thanks!

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

I have already recommended Dr Alfes to a friend looking for a PCP

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Appointment moved up for quicker meeting. Everything worked smoothly. Convient for me. Doctor Alfes was very thorough and patient. Very happy with visit and results. Proceeding along agreed next steps.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2021

Dr Alfes was amazingly kind and compassionate. hands down the best doctor I have met

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Dr. Alfes was just as personable on line as he is in person.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

For various good reasons I had to see Dr. Alfes several months before my wellness checkup was due. This was urgent. Dr. Alfes's office accommodated me, squeezed me in. I deeply appreciated this. He's also prompt in replying to MyChart messages, sometimes within a day! I don't know how he does it, because he's very, very busy!

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Dr. Alfes is such a superior physician, I don't know where to begin. I'm old enough to be his mother (maybe even grandmother), but he's always expressed great respect for me and has always made suggestions as to how I can improve my care on my own, by taking certain wise steps; e.g. to increase balance, to relieve neck pain. Besides this, I'm a woman, yet he's never behaved condescendingly towards me. He's also always discussed options, risks, and benefits of all therapies. Since I saw him during the Covid-19 epidemic, he wisely counseled me not to allow the virus to make me timid about spending time (socially distanced, of course) outside to get fresh air and to relieve the stress of being cooped up. He's also an empathetic listener, and when he listens, it's plain to me that his mind is NOT on anything else but the job at hand. I'm a very careful observer of people's behavior. I've noticed a quality about this doctor which I find it difficult to explain so that you can understand it. It's this: Yes, he's a superior diagnostician, but on several occasions I noticed Dr. Alfes observe something (e.g. a slight swelling in the ankles) when he hadn't even been looking at my ankles! He seems to have an uncanny ability to see without appearing to see! This is the best I can do to explain myself.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Excellent doctor- very professional and caring

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

All Cleveland Clinic doctors, therapists, and nurses have been highly recommended by me. You're Number 1!

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

Dr.Alves was kind knowledgeable and understanding. I am pleased he is my new Doctor

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