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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

Appointed
2011

Education & Fellowships

Medical Education - University of Cincinnati College of Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA
2023

Residency - Fairview General Hospital
Family Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2011

Undergraduate - Niagara University
Niagara, NY USA
2004

Certifications

  • Family Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/3/2023, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

484 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

144 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

So glad my fianc? told me to switch doctors and start seeing Dr. Clayton. She is wonderful!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr. Clayton and staff are AMAZING. Best at the clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Excellent provider.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

I had to push a little to ensure I would be seen by Dr. Clayton and not another provider.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Dr. Clayton is one of the best-she eased my anxieties while encouraging we dot our i's and cross our t's with a referral to a specialist. She did an internet search and showed me valuable data and images. She recommended a specialist that she trusts and the scheduling of that visit was very easy.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Dr. Clayton is an excellent doctor. I totally trust her and feel very safe in her care.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

Dr. Clayton is a great doctor, she listens , and cares about her patients.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

Dr Clayton was very attentive and really listened to me. I'm very happy with her as my primary physician!

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

I was called by Dr Clayton's office after a visit to the emergency room and hospital admission. I am very grateful to have a family doctor that is caring enough to check on me after something like I went through. On top of that, I was scheduled to be seen in the office right away. Doctor Clayton is an amazing, caring doctor. I never leave confused or uninformed about heath issues that have been discussed with her.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Dr. Clayton is the best.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Dr. Clayton always makes me feel heard and validated in whatever I have going on with my health. She discusses logical solutions and involves me in decisions about my care. I also love how she screens for mental health and that we discuss it in depth based on my responses. She truly is wonderful!

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Dr Clayton is the best Dr. I have ever had. She listens to everything you have to say. She covers all issues you are having.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

My Primary Doctor is & @ my appt wonderful! Very caring!!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Dr Clayton is the best Dr I go to. She is an asset to CCF

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Dr. Clayton is wonderful. Extremely down to Earth, does not condescend or act like you don't understand things. Takes her time with you and doesn't rush you out of the office.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

I would recommend Dr. Clayton to anybody. Unfortunately she's not taking new patients.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Everyone at Dr. Clayton's office is very knowledgeable, helpful and kind.Dr, Clayton is the best!

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

I feel Dr. Clayton is an excellent doctor, who truly cares about her patients.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr. Clayton had always treated us like family. She listens to ALL of our concerns no matter how long it takes. She's kind and patient! We'll all be her patients until she retires!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr. Clayton exemplifies the very spirit and mission of the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

No concerns! No treatment! She is an awesome doctor!!

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Dr. Clayton is the most caring and kind doctor I have ever known

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Dr. Clayton is very knowledgeable, kind, and thorough. She is an excellent doctor who cares about her patients. She goes above and beyond.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Dr Clayton and her staff are the best! I will recommend them to everyone. They are an asset to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Dr. Clayton is a Wonderful Doctor. She always takes the time to listen and puts you at ease. She also seems to diagnose the problem and do the right thing . Always been very pleased with her.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

Love Dr.Clayton

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr. Clayton is always fantastic. I always feel like she listens to me and answers my questions thoroughly.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Colleen is exactly what a primary care doc should be. She is the single best provider I've ever had.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr. Clayton is a compassionate person. She provides care with kindness.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Dr. Clayton is amazing. She is very personable and we look forward to seeing her at our children's visits.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Excellent Physiciantakes appropriate amount of time to listen.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

So glad Dr. Clayton is my primary

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

She is very caring and answers all questions.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Dr. Clayton is very caring and knowledgeable. She is the best provider I see.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Love Dr. Clayton!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

It is always a good appointment with Dr. Clayton. She has great concern for her patients and listens to every detail. Always pleased with her.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr. Clayton is an exceptional doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Being a Covid long hauler, my doctor, Dr. Clayton has been nothing but compassionate, available, and very knowledgeable with all situations pertaining To my diagnosis. She has done a fantastic job being my doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

Dr. Clayton's office has always been very good assisting with scheduling, answering questions, or assisting with medication issues.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

I have been seeing Dr. Clayton for approximately 10-12 years now and she has been an amazing primary care provider. She is very straight forward which I appreciate. Her response time to my message is quick, she is compassionate, empathetic, and cares for her patients greatly. I worked for the Cleveland Clinic for 15 years now and worked with many physicians, Dr. Clayton is an amazing physician!

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

I highly recommend Dr. Clayton and this family center to anyone looking to get great care!

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2023

Dr Clayton was wonderfu about having an open and realistic discussion of our son's challenges. She asked insightful questions and included him in the discussion.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Appointment handled efficiently and Dr. Clayton listen to patient's take on any issues.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

I love Dr Clayton

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Dr. Clayton is a very caring and compassionate doctor. It never seems like she is in a hurry, which is great! Dr. Clayton is someone that I would recommend to any friends/family/colleagues if they were looking for a PCP.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Dr Clayton is AWESOME!

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Dr Clayton is always so caring and understanding. Always grateful for her as my Dr!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr Clayton provided me with options about my care and did not push me to accept hers. I like that.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Over the top. One of the best family physician and office staff in CLE.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Clayton is the BEST doctor that I ever had. I would recommend anyone & everyone to her.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Clayton is one of the most caring doctors I've ever had the pleasure to go to. She always takes the time to listen to my concerns and discusses and explains fully what care she will give me.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Clayton always get me in quickly when I need an appointment.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr.Clayton is very kind and compassionate

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr Clayton is beyond excellent. Highly capable from a technical perspective in my uneducated opinion, and very empathetic and caring at the same time.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

The Beachcliff office is the best family practice in the Clinic system based on my experience. They should be held up as a best practice. They answer the phone, respond promptly and courteously. They demonstrate a sense of urgency that is missing at other providers. They care.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

I had a very good experience. The doctor was very caring and asked many questions concerning my health Issues. I was very satisfied with her verbal explanations regarding my recent blood work and her explanations of how to deal with each concern. I am very pleased with the visit and feel that she has my best interest at heart.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Clayton is the best. I really like that she talks through things with me and asks my thoughts before making her medical decision. I am very happy to call her my doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

I rate Dr. Clayton as the best Dr. I have ever had. Hands down

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr Clayton is an outstanding physician. She really listened to me, took my concerns seriously, and helped support me with different treatment options. I felt very supported - but also like I have a voice in my care.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr. Clayton was very thorough and took time to address all my issues/answer all of my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr Clayton is the best Dr I have ever had. Would never consider going to anyone else.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Wonderful!! Offered her time and concern, as well as personal knowledge and options. Makes it easier to share concerns.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Dr. Clayton is the best doctor, very professional, pleasant, caring and a credit to the Cleveland Clinic. I have never received such great care in my entire life!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

She is the BEST!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Love Dr Clayton. So kind, caring and makes you feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Dr Clayton may be the doctor I've liked the most in my life. Listens attentively, very welcoming. She Is matter-if-fact with me, yet always stays calm and reassuring and optimistic.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Dr Clayton is great! Always makes me feel that I'm her only patient that day! Easy to communicate with her!

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

I feel so fortunate to have Dr Clayton as my primary care physician. I have recommended her to others.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr. Clayton is very understanding to my health issues and takes care to give options to medicines!

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

I love doctor clayton! I have had her for probably the last ten years through all my cycles of life so far and has helped me tremendously!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr. Clayton is fantastic, I have referred her a number of times. She listens intently, is thoughtful about advice, and always makes me feel as if I am her only patient. Amazing.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr. Clayton is very quick to respond to my chart questions!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

I have recommended Dr. Clayton to my family and friends!

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

I have already recommended several family members and friends to doc Clayton. She speaks with you as a person, not only a patient. She also takes her time to address all my concerns, I never feel rushed or dismissed by her.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr Clayton has a way of making you feel comfortable while she does her exam I think I'll come back

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

There's a reason I drive to Rocky River from my home in Independence. Dr Clayton, plain and simple. I saw her as a patient at her practice in Independence. In my eyes, Dr Clayton has to be one of the best doctors I've had at the Cleveland Clinic, and I've seen many in my over 70 years of life. I recommend her to everyone.That being said, all the doctors I've interacted with at the CCF have been great.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr Clayton and her team provide excellent care in every way. I am always impressed with their ability to perform at this level of professionalism with every encounter in person or on the phone. Gold star care!!

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr. Clayton is the best. She always makes you feel like priority at that moment. Explains everything, and doesn't rush you. Truly cares about health & wellness.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr Clayton is outstanding . Takes the time to listen to your concerns and develops a plan of care. Couldn't be happier with my care.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Colleen is an absolutely wonderful doctor and human being. I feel listened to. Her communication via MyChart is beyond belief. I am so, so happy to have her on my team!!

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

I love Dr Clayton.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr Clayton is very approachable, great listener, compassionate, and knowledgeable. I am so thankful to have her as my doctor

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Clayton has always been and remains attentive and responsive to patients concerns and questions. I never feel rushed and she is always available to answer follow-up questions.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Clayton's office assisted with making follow-up appointments and scheduling necessary tests. My only complaint was the timely scheduling to see a specialist for follow-up consultation. It was not critical so maybe that was the reason.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr. Clayton is the most responsive, caring doctor. She constantly checks up on me, explains everything and really takes the time to listen to me.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr Clayton is the best doctor I have ever had. She really listens and explains everything. She spent a lot of time with me and really made meFeel at ease.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr. Clayton treats me with the utmost respect. She is extremely approachable and I never feel rushed during my appointments. I have recommended her to numerous friends. I am happy to have someone I can trust taking care of my physical, emotional and mental health

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr. Clayton is a great doctor. She was recommended to me by another Cleveland Clinic staff member from her office that I encountered at the Fairview Wellness center. It has taken me years to find a primary care provider that I felt actually listened to my needs and thoroughly discussed options with me. I would highly recommend Dr. Clayton to anyone and everyone.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Dr Clayton is probably the best doctor I've ever had. Listens well, gives good advice and explains everything.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

My appointment was for a physiical with Dr. Clayton. I never feel rushed when I have an appointment with Dr. Clayton. She had a medical student shadowing her and asked if it was ok that the medical student would be in on the appointment. The medical student also was very courteous and professional.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

I would highly recommend Cleveland Clinic and Dr Clayton to family and friends.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Clayton is absolutely the BEST DOCTOR

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Clayton is courteous,knowledgeable and answers all my questions and does not hurry me. I am 87 yrs old

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr. Clayton and her staff are outstanding. They truly care about patients.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr Clayton is the Best!!! I have been with her for many,many,moons.... Also, my children have been going to the office she was at prior to here, since they were little kids

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr Clayton knows my personality so it would be hard to go to another Doctor

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

Dr. Clayton always takes time to listen and discuss Issues, which is great! But it also means that she sometimes is running late, and things can feel a little rushed by end of appointment. I don't know what can be done about this, short of her having fewer appointments.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Everyone in Dr. Colleen Clayton office is very positive and polite.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr. Clayton is a very concerned and understanding doctor she listens and she's very compassionate about her patients.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Dr. Clayton always listens to any concerns that I have for my children. She treats us with respect, asks questions, answers questions, and gives recommendations.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Listened to my concerns of side effects of medication she started me on. As I told her I was stopping it.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr. Clayton is very attentive and is willing to help me get through any ailments I have with cooperation and understanding. She is very approachable and easy to be honest with, which I appreciate in a doctor. She will work with patients instead of judge them. A top doctor and have recommended her to others.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Have recommended my PCP to others and would continue to. She is a very approachable MD who likes to explain treatment options and is very articulate when doing so.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr.Clayton is the most informed and empathetic doctor I have ever lnown.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr. Clayton was very helpful and conscientious during the visit.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Clayton always listens and take into consideration of the concerns I may have

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr. Clayton was thorough, compassionate, and explained everything well. She asked pertinent questions and worked with me to make thoughtful decisions.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Staff is always so kind and welcoming. Can't say enough about Dr. Clayton; she's amazing!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr. Clayton must have a photographic memory of all my issues and past issues. She remembers things better than I do myself.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

It is nice to have a doctor that can relate and recommend things according to your health and issues

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

I love her and she is my favorite doctor

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

I'm very pleased with the outstanding service I receive from Dr. Clayton's Rocky River office.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr. Clayton is a great Physician!

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr Clayton has been very supportive in guiding me through a number of health issues in the last year and took the time to listen and provide great advice. She creates a very comfortable office environment. I really appreciate all that she has done for me.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr. Clayton's office is very helpful, never had any issues.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr. Clayton is great, progressive in her knowledge of advancements in medicine. I am particularly interest in preventative care being a healthy, young adult. She is knowledgable, willing to discuss ways I can improve, wary of prescribing things right away to treat every little blip. I appreciate her approach and knowledge.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr Clayton is the best doctor I have dealt with. She is kind, caring and attentive to her patient's needs. She respects me and is now the Dr to my entire family!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr Clayton is always fantastic about listening to my problems and somehow always remembers what we've discussed in the past. I always know I'm getting the best care when I see her.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr. Clayton and her staff our very compassionate and kind.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2023

Dr. Clayton is always attentive and provides truly personalized care. She takes time to discuss both medical and non-medical issues during the visit and is always pleasant.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr Clayton is an excellent provider. She listens to her patients and includes them in decision making. She responds very promptly to calls and messages. She is kind, caring, and considerate. She is also very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

I recommend Dr Clayton to everyone

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr. Clayton is by far the best physician that we have ever had. I recommend her to everyone I know.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Love love love Doctor Clayton World class care! She is phenomenal!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2023

She awsome

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

Excellent doctor very helpful super amazing at her job.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr. Clayton is frankly awesome! I'm so incredibly happy that when I had a health issue in 2022, and called to schedule an appointment I was assigned to her team. All of her team has been incredible to work with - but especially Dr. Clayton!

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2023

I always feel like Dr. Clayton takes time to listen to my needs and questions, without trying to rush me through the appointment. It feels like she cares about me as a person. There was an NP in training with her, and she also took time to train/ guide that person through the interaction in a way that I still felt respected as a patient.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Love Dr. Clayton and staff

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

I always recommend Dr. Clayton to anyone looking for a doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Dr. Clayton is a fantastic physician!

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Dr. Clayton is the best doctor I have ever had. I would recommend her to anyone and everyone.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Dr. Clayton is a fantastic doctor. Her genuine care and concern for my health helps to motivate me to take better care of myself. She is a huge value to Cleveland Clinic! Do whatever you need to do to keep her.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr. Clayton is the best. She listens and provides great feedback. She is efficient but does not rush the visit.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

I really like Dr. Clayton. She spends times with her patients and really listens which I really appreciate.

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

Easily the best doctor I've ever visited

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

I always recommend my doctor to others. She is so good at listening to your problems, and never makes you feel rushed. I always feel confident that she's making the best decisions for me.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Dr Clayton is knowledgeable and provides good patient care. I feel heard when talking with her. She is a trusted and compassionate partner in my healthcare.

Reviewed on May 17, 2023

Appointments with Dr. Clayton is always pleasant and informative because Dr. Clayton always listens to the patients concern which makes it easy for one to share them

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

When I saw Dr. Clayton. She listened and answered all the questions. And provided the best service.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Thank you Dr. Clayton. For being there and listening and providing your care. And thank you Sara for all your amazing help.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Thank you Dr. Clayton and staff for always being there.. For all of us.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. Clayton is outstanding! Caring, good listener, and a truly nice person. The best doc I have ever had.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr. Clayton is great. She is very good at listening and explaining.

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