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Department Family Medicine
Primary Location Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1979

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Brentwood Hospital
Family Medicine
Warrensville Heights, OH
1978

Internship - South Pointe Hospital - CCHS (Formerly Brentwood Hospital)
Warrensville Heights, OH
1977

Medical Education - Kansas City Univ.of Medicine & Biosciences College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kansas City, MO
1976

Undergraduate - Catholic University of America
Chemistry
Washington, DC

Certifications

  • Family Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/6/2023, Dr. Garwood 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

252 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

71 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 21, 2024

It was a smooth process to get an appointment through MyChart. Dr. Garwood listened to my issues and offered a good course of action going forward.

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

I just love Dr. Garwood, he is very thorough!!!

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Dr. Garwood is a very special doctor. The clinic is lucky he works there.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

My doctor and his assistance were fabulous.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Dr. Garwood has been my doctor for over 20 years. He is the best.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

I recommended Dr. Garwood to my sister, and he has been her doctor for over a year. She is very satisfied with the service she receives from Dr. Garwood.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

He is a great example of what an excellent physician is

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

I was very impressed with Dr. Garwood. This was one of the best general physicals I have had in a long time. He read through my chart and talked to me about what he read. He showed genuine concern.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

My visit with Dr. Garwood was a good one.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

He was absolutely terrific! Great doctor!!!

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Was not able to see my primary care physician but was very pleased that Dr. Garwood was able to see me in her absence.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2024

Dr. Garwood and his team make coming to the doctor a very pleasant experience!

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr. Garwood is THE BEST physician ever. Wish we could clone him. So glad he is teaching so that new physicians learn how to truly CARE for patients. He is a PARTNER with me in my health care.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Dr. Garwood took over for Dr. Sara Ward because she could not be at work. Dr. Garwood gave me the best yearly physical I

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Dr. Garwood was the most thorough and professional doctor I have ever seen in many years.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Dr. Garwood is caring, patient and very informative of my issues.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Great doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr Garwood is the best: attentive , friendly, knowledgeable, experienced

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Dr garwood is one of a kind and a wonderful man and doctor

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr. Garwood is very polite and answered all my concerns

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr. Garwood made me feel very comfortable about my health concerns. He always takes the time to answer all of my concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr. Richard Garwood is a very thorough and exceptional doctor and person that I would recommend to anyone. I have been a patient of his for many years.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Excellent doctor. His attention to me was very extremely good.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

Dr. Garwood is very attentive, he is a great Doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr Richard Garwood has been my provider for over 40 years. He cares and he always makes you feel comfortable and like your the only patient that he has. He noticed something on my finger that I wasnt going to even mention but he saw it and looked at it. I wish we had more doctors in this world just like him.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr Garwood is the. Best. Dr I ever had@!!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

It was easy to schedule my appointment and Dr Garwood was very thorough and listened to my questions and addressed each one clearly and in a way I could understand. He promptly called me with test results. It was a very good experience.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr. Garwood took time to explain everything in detail. Made me feel like I was his most important patient that day.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr Garwood was very nice and spent enough time explaining everything he checked for. He made good recommendations for self care and health at home.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Beside caring for me he arranged the needed appointments the same day. Just can't say enough about Dr Garwood assistance which made my day an easy one.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr.is the nicest doctor I have.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

I have concerns the doctor will retire and I willl not find another like him

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Doctor was so supportive, cared about me included me in treatment. Explained everything clearly. Awesome

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Nurse and doctor worked well together and made me feel confident if their treatment. Yes I would recommend. Excellent service

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr Garwood is great

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Garwood is a gem. He explains everything and takes his time.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

I've known and I have gone to this doctor for 20+ years. He is a terrific doctor and a very professional/personable man.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Dr Garwood was extra concerned about my health. He reviewed all my labs and chest X-ray with me.I would recommend him to anyone. Old school polite!!!! It was a pleasure to meet him.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

I was trying to get established with a new doctor since Dr. Shah retired, and it's been difficult! Dr. Ward canceled and couldn't see me until APRIL! Dr.Garwood was suggested to me instead, and he was just WONDERFUL! He was so kind, compassionate and thorough. He made me feel very comfortable. Dr. Garwood is an "old time" doctor that I didn't think existed anymore! I will keep him FOREVER!!!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

I'm more than happy and satisfied with Dr. Garwood!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Answers all questions thoroughly. Excellent care provider. Goes over My Chart Information for accuracy and updates. Always includes me as part of the care team.. Superb bedside manner.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr. Garwood is great! He listens carefully to learn your issues and then goes about determining the best course of actions.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Dr. Garwood is the nicest most caring , knowledgeable and thorough physician.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr. Garwood spent real time and listened to me and my concerns.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr. Garwood does an outstanding job of communicating. The very best primary care doctor I've had. The yearly physicals are always thorough.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr Garwood is wonderful He listens and he explains most importantly pays attention to the patient

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

I went to the emergency room first and never got a call after exrays etc. Was told I would get a call the next day. I had to call and eventually got an appointment with Dr. Garwood and what a relief. He was pleasant, thorough and concerned.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Had good experience with Dr garwood each to talk to and listen to

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Awesome ecoeriance. Dr Garwood was fantastic!

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Best doctor ever

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2023

I have had nothing but good experience with the staff. Dr Garwood takes the time to listen to you which is hard to find in a doctor. His nurse Brenda is the same way.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Outstanding doctor

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr Garwood is very knowledgeable, concern and very thorough

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr Garwood is an EXCELLENT doctor. He listens to all my concerns, does not rush me and gives me advise and suggestions that I feel are in my best interest. I'm grateful for him.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr Garwood is a caring, compassionate physician. He addressed all my needs and concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr. Garwood is like the old time doctor with modern technology. It is the best of both worlds. He is very easy to talk to and has the wisdom that comes with his many years of experience. I trust his evaluations. In the past, he referred me to a spine specialist which was exactly the source of a chronic problem that I was having. I have nothing bad to say about him.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Doctor R. Garwood is an outstanding doctor and very detailed and easy to understand.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr Garwood was so informative along the whole visit. Incredibly caring

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

But I still prefer to continue my association with Dr. Lombardo.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr. Garwood is wonderful. Kind, attentive, knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr. Garwood is the so thorough and considerate.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Dr. Garwood was fantastic. It's rare to come across a doctor that doesn't make you feel like they've got one foot out the door to get to the next appointment. He showed genuine concern and took time to explain what was going on. Not to mention, he was just great to talk with. I walked away feeling confident in next steps, and a smile on my face!

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr. Garwood is truly one of the best doctors that I have ever seen. He pays attention, asks questions, gives information and explanations, and does a very thorough exam. The patient feels important and heard. I hope he never retires (or at least not in the next few years!).

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

I had hoped Dr.Garwood would take me as a permanent patient but he was not taking new patients

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Love my new PCP. He listened and made me comfortable as I get very nervous and anxious seeing doctors

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Dr Richard Garwood, DO is an Outstanding doctor! He cares for his patients and is Very through!!!

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

DR GARWOOD a wonderful doctor and he cares about you and show compassion about you he is a very professional great doctor thank you for being my friend and doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr. Garwood was wonderful in terms of time, follow up, genuine care, expertise, advice.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Awesome doctor. He gives me the time and attention I need. Better than any other I have every visited.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Always a pleasure visiting with Dr Garwood; nice to see he's back in action!

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Dr garwood is a true gem and is what every doctor should strive to be. He is caring and wonderful and one of a kind

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