Kristen Ekman, MD

Kristen Ekman, MD

Department Regional Obstetrics and Gynecology
Primary Location Lakewood Medical Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Alternatives To Hysterectomy
  • Bilateral Tubal Ligation
  • Breast Exam
  • Cervical Polypectomy
  • Contraception
  • Diagnostic Hysteroscopy
  • Diagnostic Laparoscopy
  • Endometrial Ablation
  • Endometrial Biopsy
  • Female Sterilization
  • General Obstetrics And Gynecology
  • Gynecology
  • Hydrotherapy In Labor
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopic Myomectomy
  • Laparoscopy
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Menstrual Disorders, Fibroids and Hysteroscopic Services
  • Mirena
  • Myomectomy
  • Normal Vaginal Delivery
  • Obstetrics and Family Maternity Center
  • Pap Test
  • Pessaries
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Prenatal Care
  • Prepregnancy Consultation
  • Screening and Testing
  • Section of General Gynecology
  • Sterilization by Laparoscopy
  • Thermachoice Endometrial Ablation
  • Treatment of Fibroids
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Well Woman Gynecology
  • Women's Health
View all 35 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amenorrhea
  • Bartholin Cyst
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Chlamydia Trachomatis
  • Diabetes, Gestational
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometrial Polyps
  • Fibroid Tumor
  • Fibroids
  • Fibroids And Leiomyoma
  • General Obstetrics
  • Hypertension In Pregnancy
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Menorrhagia
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Menstrual Irregularities
  • Miscarriage
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Post-Menopausal Bleeding
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and Healthcare Providers
  • Pregnancy and Nutrition
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases & Pregnancy
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Polyps
  • Vaginal Atrophy
  • Warts
View all 31 Specialties +
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2011

Education & Fellowships

Residency - MetroHealth Medical Center
OB/GYN
Cleveland, OH USA
2003

Medical School - Albany Medical College
Albany, NY USA
1999

Undergraduate - Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME USA
1995

Specialty Interests

Pregnancy, ectopic pregnancy, menorrhagia, HPV, ovarian cysts, miscarriage, menstrual irregularities, abnormal pap smears, bartholin’s cyst, amenorrhea

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/28/2016, Dr. Ekman 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

186 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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.4

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2016

I love Dr Ekman she is great about listening to my concerns and explaining my options

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2016

Dr. Ekman is one of the best doctor's I've had through the clinic. She truly cares and takes her time answering your questions or concerns.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2016

This was my first visit with Dr. Ekman. She was thorough, down to earth and pleasure to dial with.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2016

I wish all doctors were like Dr. Ekman- She is excellent!

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2016

Dr, Ekman is amazing. I'm seeing her because I'm having a baby. She's helpful, kind & knowledgeable & I'm very satisfied.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2016

Dr. Ekman worked w/us to assure I did NOT have to have a c-section (which is what I wanted). Everything went perfectly!

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2016

Dr. Ekman is an amazing doctor. Wait times are long sometimes but her care is great which is why I always go back to her.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2016

Once again excellent.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2016

Dr. Ekman always listens and gives excellent recommendations based on what will be best for her patients. She is professional, down-to-earth and, when appropriate, she gives examples of personal experience to her patients which personally makes me feel more comfortable in an examination room.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2016

Staff and dr. always very through, polite, and friendly.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2016

I always walked out of there knowing exactly what my options were. and if I had questions I knew I wouldn't have a hard time calling and getting an answer.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2016

Dr. Ekman is a wonderful provider! She is able to provide reassurance and answer all questions and give very helpful recommendations. She spent a lot of time with me during my appointment. She was very prompt in interpreting my lab results and relaying the information to me. I can't say enough good things about this physician, she is truly exceptional!

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2016

Dr. Ekman does a great job of explaining options, pros and cons and letting you either make a decision or offer a recommendation only if requested. Her instructions are clear and concise.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2016

Dr. Ekman is thorough but concise. I always leave feeling well informed.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2016

Dr. Ekman was very engaged and spent a lot of time with myself and my husband. I felt she was not rushed and I had time and it was ok to ask her as many questions as I wanted.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2016

Dr Ekman is a wonderful doctor who I felt comfortable talking to and discussing my health. She gave me a lot of information and also let me make decisions. She is one of the best doctors I've had

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