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Department Obstetrics and Gynecology
Primary Location Lakewood Medical Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Lakewood Medical Building
Primary Location

Lakewood Medical Building

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
  • Health Screening and Testing
  • Hydrotherapy in Labor
  • Hysterectomy
  • Hysteroscopic Myomectomy
  • Hysteroscopic Services
  • Laparoscopy
  • Menstrual Cycle
  • Mirena
  • Myomectomy
  • Normal Vaginal Delivery
  • Obstetrics
  • Obstetrics and Family Maternity Center
  • Pap Test
  • Pessaries
  • Pregnancy Tests
  • Prenatal Care
  • Pre-Pregnancy Consultation
  • Section of General Gynecology
  • Sterilization by Laparoscopy
  • Thermachoice Endometrial Ablation
  • Treatment of Fibroids
  • Tubal Ligation
  • Uterine Fibroids Treatment
  • Well Woman Gynecology
  • Women's Health
View all 37 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amenorrhea
  • Bartholin Cyst
  • Cervical Dysplasia
  • Chlamydia Trachomatis
  • Diabetes, Gestational
  • Ectopic Pregnancy
  • Endometrial Polyps
  • Fibroids
  • Hypertension in Pregnancy
  • Labor and Delivery
  • Menorrhagia
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Miscarriage
  • Placenta Previa
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Postmenopausal Bleeding
  • Pregnancy
  • Pregnancy and Nutrition
  • Pregnancy Complications
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Sexually Transmitted Disease
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases and Pregnancy
  • Uterine Fibroids
  • Uterine Polyps
  • Vaginal Atrophy
  • Warts
View all 26 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - Albany Medical College
Albany, NY United States

Undergraduate - Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME


  • Obstetrics and Gynecology

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

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 4/1/2024, Dr. Ekman has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

191 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
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

47 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2024

I would like to be able to schedule (not just request) appointments online. For Dr Ekman, the only options are to _request_ an appointment online (and then have to go back and forth to actually schedule) or call. It would be optimal if her schedule was available for real-time online scheduling by me/the patient.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2024

Dr Ekman heard my issues and priorities in addressing them, reviewed the options and pros/cons of each, etc. She's a great doctor and I've been with her for many years.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2024

Dr. Ekman is truly a professional beyond. I love how she informs her answers with scientific peer-reviewed literature and offers space for questions. Even though the general appointment went a little long, she still took care to fully talk through the options of the additional request I sent in late.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2024

Dr always listens, truly cares.

Reviewed on May 31, 2024

Dr. Eckman is so relatable and frank in her discussions. She makes me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on May 20, 2024

Dr Ekman is the best!

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Dr Eckman is always very thorough on our visits and is very good at explaining things

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr. Ekman is one of the best doctor's I've ever had! She is very kind, listens well, and is very knowledgeable. She always has an answer for any question I have - and I appreciate her wonderful bedside manner

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

Dr Eckman is literally the most amazing doctor I've ever had. I only wish she covered every single specialty I would ever need so I could see only her for the rest of my life!!!!

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Dr. Ekman provided me all options to address my concerns and was informative and kind in relaying details about a concern that required follow up care.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Dr Ekman is by far one of my favorite doctors. She cares about her patients and has a great sense of humor and bedside manner.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr. Ekman is literally amazing. The best doctor I've ever seen. Her intelligence, caring and ability to listen basically saved my daughter from having a more in depth and serious surgery. We couldn't be more blessed to have her on call at the hospital. Her care was life changing. And when we went for our follow up - she spent so much time listening to our concerns and explaining all the treatment options.The clinic and her patients are lucky to have her.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Dr. Ekman is amazing. She always takes time to listen to all of my questions and her confidence in her answers really makes me feel reassured.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr.Ekman always provides exceptional service.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Overall good service when scheduling. It's just hard to get an appointment with your doctor when needed. Dr. Ekman books out for months. I made my annual appointment 6months in advance. Doctors are having to take on too many patients. It's not fair to them or the people they care for.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

I would bet money that Dr. Ekman is the best OBGYN you have at the Clinic. She is smart, down to earth, has an outstanding bedside manner, explains everything perfectly and can easily put patients at ease during exams and while explaining tough topics. She is kind, empathetic, funny (not something you see often in the medical community), and excellent communicator, and extremely knowledgeable about her area of expertise. If you need a face for the OBGYN department for a public platform, she should without a doubt be it.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Dr. Ekman is amazing!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Dr. Ekman takes the time to listen, explain things, and she's sooooo nice!!

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr. Ekman is the best doctor and I am so grateful for her care.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

DR. Ekman or her nurse always respond promptly via My Chart or phone.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2023

Dr. Ekman is excellent. I wish she was my dr. for everything. She is so knowledgeable - it amazes me. She takes the time to go over everything a discuss side effects, possible outcomes, and gives me her opinion and option, to...

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Dr. Ekman is awesome. Very informed and she has a nice way with her patients.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

I would and will recommend Dr Ekman.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr. Ekman is awesome!!

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

The best of the best. She's always listening and being proactive while being compassionate and caring. Couldn't have a better Dr. Shes amazing!

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr Ekman went above and beyond, asked questions, provided advice and was very helpful.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

I recommended my care provider to my 50 year old sister after this visit, because of the excellent care I always receive.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr. Ekman is my favorite doctor. I moved 30min away from her, but I'll travel to keep her as my doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Love Dr. Ekman!!!!

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

I've been a patient of Dr. Ekman's for 20 years. I work with medical practices all over the US. She and her staff are consistently some of the best healthcare professionals I see-personally or professionally!

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

I always have good experiences with Dr. Ekman

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr. Ekman is awesome!

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr. Ekman is always very kind. She explain things in great detail and I feel very comfortable speaking with her about any concerns and a have. I feel very lucky to be under her care.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr. Ekman always takes the time to explain risks and advantages, as well as explore different treatment options.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Have already recommended Dr. Ekman many times.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr. Ekman always takes the time to listen and search for a resolution to the problem. She never dismisses my concerns & I trust her over any other doctor I've been in contact with.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr. Ekman talks very fast but she listens well and explains everything in detail and in such a pleasant manner.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr. Ekman has gotten me through my pregnancy. Physically and emotionally. I will forever be thankful for her willingness to go above and beyond. I sleep well at night knowing my baby are I are in the best hands.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr Ekman is a wonderful provider and I feel lucky to have her as my doctor!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

I have never loved a doctor this much before. She took her time to explain everything to me. She was so kind and understanding. I'm so happy to have her as my OB for my first pregnancy!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Love Dr Ekman. She is thorough and friendly. She always has a positive attitude and is very intelligent... I trust her and I have been her patient for a long time

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Ekman is the best.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr. Ekman is the best doctor I've ever had! She's thorough and makes sure I know all of my options! I would recommend her to anyone!

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Ekman great as always.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr. Ekman listened to all my concerns and took the time to go over any topics my husband and I wanted to discuss. This is our first pregnancy and Dr. Ekman has made this a great experience where we actually enjoy going to our appointments!

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

I am very lucky to have Dr. Eckman as my doctor. As usual, she was kind, caring and informative.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr. Ekman is always wonderful to me. She is knowledgeable, compassionate, and supportive. I'm so thankful for her. She has made my high risk pregnancy manageable and I'll be forever grateful.

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