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Department Family Medicine
Primary Location Lakewood Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
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About John Hanicak, MD

Wright State University School of Medicine 1999. Residency in Family Practice, Fairview General Hospital. Board –certified in Family Medicine 2002; recertified in 2009. Staff physician Cleveland Clinic Department of Family Medicine 2008. Dr. Hanicak’s clinical interests include: point of care ultrasound, dermoscopy, pediatrics, sports medicine and procedures.  John is an avid reader, an off-road and outdoors enthusiast and is interested in running, fishing, mechanics, herpetology and travel.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Fairview General Hospital
Family Practice
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Wright State University School of Medicine
Dayton, OH USA

Undergraduate - Kenyon College
Gambier, OH USA


  • Family Medicine

Specialty Interests

Sports Medicine Pediatrics

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 5/15/2021, Dr. Hanicak 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

53 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
5 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 3.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

Dr. Hanicak, in my opinion, is the best. He's very patient, never rushes, and listens to concerns, and even puts up with me when I cry.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

Dr. Hanicak is extremely smart and good at what he does.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

Doctor H, has always been courteous and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

*Dr. H has been my dr. for about 20 years! He is the best out there and I wish more could be like him!

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Dr. Hanicak and his office are always pleasant and helpful.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

We LOVE Dr. Hanicak!! We have been with him for almost 21 years. My favorite Doctor!! So kind and courteous to us. So glad he is our Doctor!

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

best Dr I ever had

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Dr. Hanicek is a people person

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Really like Dr. Hanicak. He is thorough, a great listener, and I feel like he cares about my health. It does take forever to getan appointment.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

As always, the actual appointment w/Dr. Hanicak is a good experience.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

this Doctor Rocks. He really helped me out and I'm all ready feeling a lot better.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Dr. H is awesome!!! He's the best!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr. Hanicek is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Dr. John E Hanicak is one of the only reason I remain tied to the Cleveland Clinic. He is a diamond in the rough. A true class act. I wish I can say that about the Cleveland Clinic as a whole.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Dr. Hanicak continues to be caring and compassionate, not only about my physcial, but also my mental health as I am a teacher and my father has ALS at this time. My parents also f Dr Hanicak's patients, he is so good to our entire family.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

I've been a patient of Dr. Hanicak for nearly 20 years. I follow him wherever he goes. Even when I moved to Florida, I continued under his care. He is a consummate professional and has never given me bad information. I trust him with my health.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Dr. Hanicak and his staff have been awesome since they were at Lorain and W 117th. The only problem is getting an appointment in a timely fashion, but I understand he is a busy guy. Well worth the wait regardless.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

*Dr. Hanicak is very kind and understanding - a NATURAL for his job.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

Dr. Hanicak is an excellent physician.

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