Department Family Medicine
Primary Location Lakewood Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Care Medicine
  • Family Medicine
  • Healthy Lifestyles
  • Prevention And Wellness
  • Preventive Medicine
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Chronic Illness
  • Health and Wellness
View all 2 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Medical University of South Carolina
Family Medicine
Charleston, SC USA

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Cleveland State University
Cleveland, OH USA


  • Family Medicine

Specialty Interests

preventive care, disease prevention and health promotion, care of acute and chronic illness, care of newborns, children and adults

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/26/2020, Dr. Garven 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

37 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Dr.Garvin's the best

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

Dr. Garven has always been kind and patient when discussing issues with my mom, who is 91 years old. His way of communicating conveys concern and respect.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Dr. Garven always shows the greatest care and concern for my conditions.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

my family LOVES Dr. Garvin

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Dr. Garven is the best Dr. I have ever found! he is caring and listens to any and all of my concerns and answers them in a way that I understand. I am so lucky to have him as my Doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Dr. Garven is one of the top two physicians I have ever known. He listens, cares and provides impeccable service.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

I always have an excellent experience with Dr. Garven.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Dr. Garven is very through and has an excellent demeanor with patients.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr. Garven is a consummate medical professional.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Doctor was very good explaining situation, options, and courtesy to me as a person, not just another face. He took sufficient time for me to address my questions and concerns.

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