Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Primary Location

Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Ankle Pathology
  • Arthritis, Surgical And Non Surgical Treatment
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Conservative Treatment of the Foot
  • Diabetic Foot Care
  • Diabetic Foot Screening
  • Diabetic Foot Ulcer Treatment
  • Foot Surgery
  • Forefoot Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Heel Injections
  • Ingrown Toenail Removal
  • Musculoskeletal Foot Pathology
  • Orthopaedics
  • Plantars Wart Treatment
  • Podiatry
  • Reconstructive Foot And Ankle Surgery
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Treatment of the Foot
  • Trauma Treatment
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 21 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Benign Bone Tumors
  • Benign Tumors / Masses Of The Foot
  • Broken Bones
  • Bunions
  • Bursitis
  • Diabetic Foot Ulceration
  • Flatfoot in Children
  • Foot Trauma
  • Frostbite
  • Fungal Infections
  • Hallux Rigidus
  • Heel Spurs
  • Metatarsalgia
  • Morton's Neuroma
  • Neurapraxia
  • Occupational Injuries
  • Plantar Fibromatosis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendontis / Dysfunction
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Sebaceous Cysts
  • Shin Splints
  • Sports Injuries
  • Warts
View all 24 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Coney Island Hospital
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery
Brooklyn, NY USA

Internship - New York College of Podiatric Medicine
Podiatric Medicine and Surgery

Medical Education - Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine (Kent State University)
Independence, OH USA

Undergraduate - Kent State University
Kent, OH USA


  • Foot and Ankle Surgery - Foot Surgery

Specialty Interests

General podiatry, forefoot surgery, musculoskeletal and dermatologic conditions of the foot, wound management, joint replacement of the toes

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/4/2020, Dr. Shlonsky 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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* 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

396 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

88 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

the dr and staff were very pleasant

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

I have known Dr. Shlonsky for a long time as he's done several surgeries on my feet. I can't even count the number of times I have recommended him not only for his knowledge and skills but also for his professionalism and courtesy and care about the patient

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

I was really impressed that as I was leaving I just had to stop at one desk right they are within the department as opposed to having to go out of the department and find another desk to make my next appointment and then go and get lab work which I can't even say how efficient that group was. I have been to the clinic for a lot of procedures, treatments, visits with doctors at many of the campuses and I would rate their service is very good what I had the day of disappointment was excellent

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

my appointment was timely and quickly taken care of. dr Shlonsky was courteous and helpful.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

I found everyone in the office very helpful and friendly. I was very impressed with Dr. Shlonsky. He explained my condition and up coming surgery very throughly. He didn't make me feel rushed or my questions trivial.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Dr. Schlonsky is a compassionate individual and it shows.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Had a good experience at Avon FHC. This is the first time I had an appointment with Dr. Shlonsky. He was very informative, competent, practical, and helpful. I am scheduled for a follow up visit.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2020

Dr. Shlonsky is amazing!

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

Dr Shlonsky is excellent I highly recommend him to family and friends

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Have been a patient of Dr. Shlonsky's for 20 years, he always puts my feet first.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Very nice and relatable doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr. Shlonsky is outstanding. I would never want to go to another podiatrist.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Excellent physician! A knowledgeable and caring doctor. I would highly recommend Dr. Shlonsky to a family member or friend.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr.Shlonsky is always friendly and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

Dr. Schlonsky was exceptional! He explained the cause of my problem, discussed options available, & provided education. You need an option to rate him as excellent, he is more than very good!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

this appointment was requested by Dr. Schlonsky after receiving the results of a swab of pus from my toe.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Great Doctor!!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Really like Dr S. he takes good care of my feet !!!!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr. Schlonsky does a very good job of taking care of my diabetic feet. Shows concern and make sure that my feet are in good condition.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

I love the doctor he is very nice and patient compassion

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

dr. shlonsky is very easy to get along with, easy to understand, and very concerned with his patients.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

everyone was very nice from when u enter to the nurse and doctor

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

Dr is a great Medical provider.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

check comments as written.........excellent Dr.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

It was a very good experience. Dr Shlonsky was very attentive to listening to my problem. He gave suggestions of some things to try that will make the problem better. I will see him in June to see how I am doing.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Excellent experience with an excellent Dr.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

The Dr. is very professional-intelligent-competent and personable....A+++ (!) and should receive a top notch 5 star rating.

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

One of the best doctors I've ever had. Dr. S is truly amazing!

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Doctor was incredibly through in explaining what my problem was, why I was experiencing it, and what to do in regards to treatment.

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

pleased with the service and the Doctor's concerns about my health.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

rather see doctor in person. but it saved me a long drive

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2020

Dr. Shlonsky's e-visit ran very smoothly without any issues at all.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2020

Dr. Shlonsky is not only an amazing doctor who understands the medical issues his patients come to him with in the fullest, but he is a considerate person who takes all the time he needs to ensure that his patients are comfortable, well-informed, and safe. He has never given his patients any room to worry more than they should, which is the remarkable trait many doctors fail to have nowadays.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2020

This Doctor was the best, I've seen 3 before him

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Dr. Shlonsky is phenomenal. I already recommended him to a few people. He knows how to keep his patients captive and distracted while he performs procedures.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

excellent doctor and most friendly staff

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Dr. Michael Shlonsky is the BEST, Caring Physician of the Podiatry Dept.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

I'm a visual person and really appreciate that Dr. Shlonsky took the time to explain everything using visual aids. He took his time explaining and made sure I understood everything!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr. Shlonsky was professional and very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

I really liked the care given to me by Dr Shlonsky.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

DR. S is a true professional. Smart, sharp DR. w great bedside manner, + Practical approach to my situation

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Dr Shlonsky is a fantastic doctor. very caring, good listener, great person.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

have already recommended Clinic and Dr Shlonsky to other people.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr. Schlonsky explains things clearly and asks for my input in making decisions regarding care options.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr. Sholonsky is excellent. He has cared for me for approx. 2 years including doing surgery. He is personable, knowledgeable, and always makes sure I understand the reason why I am having the discomfort that I am. I am also appreciative that he always seeks the conservative route for care before considering surgical correction. I have recommended him before.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

have never had a bad experience Dr. Shlonsky gets an an A+++++

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Doctor was very professional and am very satisfied with the result.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

as usual, the experience was really good and they were all very professional in the setting of appts. for me to see Dr. Shlonsky who operated on my feet several times in the past. hi

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

This is one of the best doctors I've ever had. He is not in a hurry and takes the time to be thorough and precise in explaining all details concerning what he planned to do with the surgery and how long it will take for recovery. He had me contact the person who did scheduling and both were extremely accommodating with setting up all appts.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

excellent doctor! highly recommended!

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

highly recommended! very friendly & knowledgeable doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Dr was incredibly empathetic

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

the best foot dr. i ever i had

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Excellent doctor! Both courteous and professional!

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Dr. Shlonsky is the BEST. He is knowledgeable, patient with any questions I may have, explains things very well, friendly, always concerned about me, and doesn't rush his patients--takes the time needed. He puts the patient first. More doctors should be like him.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Dr Mike is a great Dr. who does an excellent job each and every time I come to see him.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2019

dr was awesome

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

This is a good doctor!!

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

I've referred Dr. Shlonsky to a few of my friends and family.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Dr. Slonsky himself explained why there was such a delay that day. He explained his NA up and quit the day before and a new charting program was implemented without him being trained on it.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Dr Shlonsky was very curteous and informative

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

Dr. Shlonsky is professional, patient, and takes the time to answer all of my questions. I have already recommended him to others.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

doctor was great knew exactly what I was explaining and actually made a difference in how My feet feel now.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

should be more doctor's like him

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Seriously the doctor was great

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Dr Shlonsky is the best!!

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

Dr. Shlonsky is one of the most personable, caring, and intelligent doctors I have had the pleasure of assisting me in my medical care. He is truly a phenomenal specialist who cares deeply about my health and comfort.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Not only did Dr. Shlonsky answer my concerns regarding my fungus ridden toenails, but fielded a concern that I had about a lump that I found on the bottom of my foot. He is an above average provider, & I look forward to any appointments that I have with him.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

Dr. Shlonsky really took the time to hear what happened and go over my treatment plan with me. He gave me the confidence to continue the next six weeks without concern!

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Visiting Dr. Shlonsky is always a pleasant experience.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr. Shlonsky was wonderful - took the time to review my X-rays and show me the problem. I really appreciated that he walked me through the problem and solutions.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Dr. Shlonsky is the best!! He always takes time to listen to me.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Great hospital experience. Dr. Slutsky has a wonderful bedside manner as it were staff was friendly

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Dr. Shlonsky always enters the exam room being very well informed about my particular issues, concerns and prior history. He takes the time to listen to my condition and then he carefully explains both his diagnosis and my treatment options.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Dr. Shlonsky is AWESOME!!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

I've already recommended Dr Shlonsky multiple times. He is an amazing physician and an even better person. The clinic is very lucky to have him.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr.Shlonsky goes out of his way to make time to see me when needed. he puts my mind at ease.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Always receive excellent care and treatment from Dr. Schlonsky

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

I regularly refer Dr. S. to others!

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Dr. shlonsky has been my podiatrist for about 32 years.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

I always recommend Dr. Shlonsky

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Dr.S is the best!

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Dr. Schlonsky was very considerate and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

I was impressed with Dr. Shlonsky as compared to other DPMs I knew or visited. The Cleveland Clinic manages his practice well with support for what he does. His length of experience in years does definitely help in his case.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Excellent experience with Dr. Schlonsky.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2019

Dr Shlonsky was able to squeeze me in for an appointment on short notice due to my extreme discomfort. This was much appreciated and helpful.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Dr Shlonsky is the most sweetest and very knowledgeable!

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