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Department Family Medicine
Primary Location Rocky River - Beachcliff Family Medicine
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Medical Education - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA

Residency - Fairview General Hospital
Family Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - Niagara University
Niagara, NY USA

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Colleen Clayton, MD.

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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 5/23/2022, Dr. Clayton 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

171 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr. Clayton always listens carefully and answers any questions we may have. She is always compassionate and helpful in every way. I feel very fortunate to have her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Great Doctor! Happy she will be my PCP and my wife's in the future. We plan to go to her for as long as possible for any needs.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

I absolutely love Dr. Clayton she's ver easy to talk to listens to my concerns, she's very empathetic. I will continue to be a patient of hers as long as she is in practice

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Care provider respects my unique requirements as a person

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

I had poor experience with CCF in past and would not use CCF but for this caring provider

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Dr Clayton is always friendly and easy to talk to and honest

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Dr. Clayton had an excellent rapport with her patients and actually listens to you and thoroughly answers all of you questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Dr. Clayton is very respectful of your concerns and works with you to find solutions. She is extremely knowledgeable and can offer trustworthy care.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2022

Dr Clayton is very professional and personable. She provides good explanations and provides her professional guidance while keeping me engaged in the discussion and treatment decisions. I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

She always listens, asks questions, and determines the best care for me. She is the best and I am grateful she is my PCP

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

I am very comfortable with Dr. Clayton. She is brilliant and caring.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2022

Always an excellent experience with Dr. Clayton and the Beachcliff office!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2022

Dr. Clayton is the best family medicine doctor around. I wouldn't choose anyone else for the care of our familyfrom newborn to geriatric. She is very knowledgeable and seems to keep up on the latest research and is always prepared to answer questions and give good explanations. She is receptive to our needs and cares for us as people, not just patients!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2022

Dr Clayton is amazing. I have told many others about her and her wonderful manner and knowledge

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Always a great visit to Dr. Clayton!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Dr. Clayton is informative, a great listener, and caring!

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Love my doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

I am so lucky to have Dr.Clayton as my PCP. She takes time to listen, explains test results, asks questions, and also answers my questions to complete satisfaction. She is brilliant, respectful, and caring.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Dr. Clayton is beyond amazing- spent a good amount of time with me, helped me determine appropriate medication for managing hormonal symptoms I have. She made me feel very comfortable and got to know me.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

Dr. Clayton was helpful and attentive as usual.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2022

Great experience visiting Dr. Clayton and care team at the Beachcliff office! I felt that Dr. Clayton spent ample time with me making sure that I reviewed every concern that I had about my health and recently contracting Covid. Her care team was beyond courteous and welcoming. I look forward to continuing to receive my care from Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2022

Dr. Clayton is very good at what she does. She is personable and actually listens when you express concerns. She is extremely knowledgeable too and has been able to resolve any problems and knew what to prescribe on the first try. This makes her trustworthy as other doctors have tried many methods to solve problem and It never worked and caused more pain and frustration.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Dr Colleen Clayton is the bomb... I'm privileged to have her as my primary caregiver

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2022

Dr. Clayton Always does a good job of explaining. Always a good experience my wife and I.

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

She took her time to explain everything and make me comfortable. I couldn't be happier. Excellent doctor!

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

It was my first visit with Dr. Clayton and I liked her very much. She was very thorough, knowledgeable and friendly. Great doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2022

Dr. Clayton is always a pleasure to talk to, listens attentively to my concerns, and provides valued medical advice. Top-notch physician.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

Dr. Clayton is wonderful. She truly listens and takes time to explain everything.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

Dr. Clayton truly treats each patient as an individual.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

I really liked Dr. Colleen Clayton. She was extremely personable and talked to me as a person, not as a patient. She did not pressure me when I refused a procedure, and she offered many resources to help with issues that I am having.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

I love doctor Clayton she's a wonderful human being

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2022

Dr Clayton is lovely. I'm so grateful to be under her care.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Dr. Clayton always gives me all the time I need to ask questions and receive answers for my visit. I have never felt like she was rushing me through my vilsit.

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