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Department 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
  • Uterine Fibroids Treatment
  • Well Woman Gynecology
  • Women's Health
View all 36 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 +
Insurance

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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 Education - Albany Medical College
MD
Albany, NY USA
1999

Undergraduate - Bowdoin College
Brunswick, ME USA
1995

Certifications

  • 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

See publications for Kristen Ekman, MD.

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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 2/25/2021, 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.

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

128 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Dr. Ekman helped me sort through a tricky personal, more than medical, issue and I appreciate her taking the time to help me make a decision, understand my thought processes, etc. She could have said "you need to figure that out on your own" but she didn't.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

I love Dr. Ekman and trust her professional opinion. I always feel well cared for and in great hands.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

As always, Dr. Ekman was fantastic. Professional, thorough and warm.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

love Dr Ekman she's really nice

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

*Dr. Ekman is great! Very easy to talk with and is very caring.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Dr. Eckman kept me informed of the process when it was determined my office visit became more complex due to a new medical condition. She was pleasant, professional, and put me at ease throughout. She answered my questions and was very supportive.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2020

Always a great experience and great service with Dr. Ekman. She has been my doctor for several years now, and I'm very happy with her. Thank you!

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

this is due to the organization of the physician herself and how she lives her life.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr. Ekman is a highly skilled professional. she exudes empathy and does a great job of explaining medicinal information so that it is easily understood. she is a great doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Dr. Ekman is very knowledgeable, patient and an excellent physician

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2020

Dr. Ekman is truly the best! i have been going to her for 17 yrs. my mom and aunt also went to her based on my recommendation. she delivered all 3 if my kids. Love her!

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2020

dr ekman is fantastic

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

It was a good appointment. It was on time and went smoothly. Doctor was pleasant, efficient and interested in me as a person.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

I have been a patient of Dr. Ekman's for a long time. Both of my daughters see her too. We think very highly of her.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

I think Dr. Ekman is a very good doctor. She is very knowledgeable and professional. She also has a very good "bedside manner".

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Doctor was very good. She always shows concern for me

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

I love Dr. Ekman. She is by far my favorite doctor I've ever had. She is smart, knowledgeable, down-to-earth, realistic, optimistic, and so much more. She always takes the time to answer all of my questions thoroughly, even when she's running behind and/or in a hurry. She always makes me feel like my care is important and that I matter. I am so excited that she is the doctor overseeing my care for my first pregnancy. I feel very confident in her capable hands.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

I loved Dr. Ekman and the staff at Cleveland Clinic. Everyone was super friendly.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

I was actually experiencing heightened anxiety this day and both doctors took the time to listen to my concerns and make suggestions.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

i love Dr. Eckman and her staff.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr Ekman is wonderful. always willing to listen and spend time responding to concerns and questions.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Dr.Ekman is an amazing doctor! I absolutely love her! She's very understanding and explains everything

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