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

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

Undergraduate - Kenyon College
Gambier, OH


  • Family Medicine

Specialty Interests

Sports MedicinePediatrics

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/6/2023, 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

206 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 4.2
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

67 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

This has been my primary physician for many years. I'm always pleased to actually have his care.

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Dr Hanicak is always great!

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

Can't say enough about how great Dr. Hanicak is! I've never had a doctor listen the way he does and show actual care and concern for you. There is no feeling of being rushed, which is not the case with most other doctors. And with the residents learning from Dr. Hanicak, they have that same way about them! He's the best!

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

Dr Hanachek is the best doctor in the world by far! He's not only a doctor he's a friend

Reviewed on May 1, 2024

Best doctor ever!!!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2024

Dr Hanicak has been my dr for years and I have utmost confidence in him!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Dr. Hanicek is very knowledgeable and listens.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Dr Hanicak has and is always wonderful and willing to listen

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

One of the finest Doctors. Listens and respects his patients.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

Dr.Hanicak is very very good doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Dr Hanicak is a very good doctor. He's is genuine , concerned and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr Hanicak is excellent. Listens carefully and explains everything when I ask questions.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Dr. Hanicak is a great doctor. I know to call early to get an appointment, because others know he is a great doctor as well.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Dr. Hanicak really listens to all of my concerns and addresses them.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr Hanicak is always very attentive and explains everything!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

I love Dr.Hanicak he takes the time to listen to all of his patients including me and his student was super

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr. Hanicak did a great job as always.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

I have recommended Dr. Hanicak to many friends and family members, we love him

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Doctor Hanicak is a total class act, and an amazing doctor! Please give this amazing man a raise or promotion!

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

It's always difficult to get an appointment when you have a excellent physician.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Couldn't ask for a better doctor! Dr. Hanicak is kind, caring, knowledgeable, and patient. A+

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr Hanicak is an exemplary physician.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr Hanicak is the best!!!

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Not easy to see my Dr.Hanicak.Allways wait 2 or more monts.Not realy happy to see others Dr.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

It is horribly hard to get an appointment with Dr. Hanicak

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr. Hanicak is very busy so it's not easy to schedule appointments with him unless they are set up far in advance.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr. Hanicak listens, shows concern, and provides clear explanations. Very patient and sympathetic.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr. Hanicak is the best! He genuinely cares about me as a person not just a patient. I have been seeing him for years, as well as all of his residents. He is professional and a genuine and authentic person! I'm very lucky to have him as my doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Dr. Hanicak spent extra time addressing all my questions & concerns. He is an excellent physician with a rare combination of compassion and great competence.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

I have to make an appointment to see Dr. Hanicak a month a head. And have to call back so they can see the appointment schedule to schedule you.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr. Hanicak is always so well informed and explains everything so clearly and easy to understand.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Doctor Hanicak is such a great doctor he's very thorough caring and is always looking for ways for you to have a better understanding and quality of life I appreciate him and all his efforts to make me better. God bless

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

We have been with Dr. H for over twenty years, our Family is very grateful for him. Bedside manner is always the best. Listens to our concerns each time. If we had to drive hours to see Dr. H, it would be worth the trip each way! :0)

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

My doctor is always booked up ,

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

A centralized scheduling system may be in the organization's interests, but a direct way of communicating with Dr. Hanicak's office would be in MY interest for scheduling.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr. Hanicak is an outstanding person and professional. The Clinic is VERY fortunate to have him.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr. Hanicek is a great doctor! He listens to everything you have to say. He also as a great personality!!!

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Dr. H is wonderful and really listens

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Been a patient of Dr Hanlcak 23 years and believe completely in him

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

I'm 75 and Dr. Hanicak is the best doctor I've ever had.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr Hanicak is an AMAZING Dr !

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr Hanicak is an awesome doctor. Attentive and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

It's hard to find an appointment when you want it they keep on telling you Dr Hanicak book is not open. You'll have to call back couple times before they give it to you. Otherwise they're OK.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr. Hanicak is a very good doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr Hanicak is an excellent caring physician!

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Doctor Hanicak is the best. So is his Staff.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Hanicek and nurse Larrissa are the Best

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr Hanicak, Is a wonderful Doctor! Cleveland Clinic should be honored that he's working for them. . Dr. Hanicak is Always Caring and Concerned for my health issues. He takes the time to listen and understand what is what is happing with my body and health concerns. He is able to help me understand what I can do to make me a healther person. I feel very blessed he's my Doctor. If I could rate him higher it would 101% because that's what he give all the time!

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr. Hanichack is absolutely the best!

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr Hanicak is the best.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr Hanicak is very through took time to explain things throughout visit. Made sure I understood diagnosis and gave clear instructions

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

I have gone to Dr Hanicak for years and he is very caring and knowledgeable in my health issues. He is an excellent doctor

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Excellent doctor for over 15 years

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Love Dr. Hanicak

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

I've been a paitient of Dr. Hanicak since he started in private practice over 20 years ago. I am confident is his assessment of my overall health and any (tempory) health issues that bring me to see him. I especially like that he knows me and my past medical history. This makes me confident in the care/treatment that I recieve from him.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr. Janice is a great doctor. He listens to his patients and really tries to help you.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dont want to refer anyone to Dr. Hanicak because it is already difficult to get an appointment. Hoperfully he is not taking new patients

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2023

Dr. Hanicak does an excellent job. He cares about the total well being of his patient. The medical field need more physians like him.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2023

Dr Hanicek is wonderful!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

He. Is a SUPER doctor! Very appreciative of his knowledge and personality. We have been with him for many years and are very pleased with his service!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

I actually enjoy coming to see Dr. Hanicak. He is always so pleasant and caring. His MA Larissa is also. Everyone on staff is great!!

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

The office conference and evaluation by Dr. Hanicak was thorough and very professional. I would rate his care and responsiveness as outstanding.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

Dr. Hanicak is an awesome physician. I have been seeing him for over 20 years and I couldn't have a better doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Dr. Hanicak listens to me and answers the questions. I would recommend Dr to anyone.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Dr H is Always polite,nice and really listens to my questions and concerns

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Dr. Hanicak is very attentive to his patients and their medical history He explains the need for particular health screenings/testing.

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Dr. Hanicak is an excellent care provider!

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