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Department Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location Lakewood Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Polish
Surgeon No
Lakewood Family Health Center
Primary Location

Lakewood Family Health Center


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Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Medical Weight Management
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Georgetown University Hospital
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Washington, DC

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - Poznan University of Medical Sciences
Poznan 60-512, Poland,

Undergraduate - Cornell University
Ithaca, NY


  • Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Dorota Whitmer, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 4/29/2024, Dr. Whitmer has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

196 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

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2024

Dr. Whitmer is extremely thorough and one of the best providers I've ever had. She took the time to explain everything to me in terms that were easy to understand and even made sure that before prescribing me any new medications, that she thoroughly explained any interactions with medications I currently take. I've never had a better experience with an endocrinologist and I can't recommend her enough!

Reviewed on May 9, 2024

Dr. Whitmer is very caring and respectful. One of my all time favorite physicians. I drive across town just to see her.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2024

She's wonderful. Always a pleasure to speak with.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Dr. Whitmer makes me feel very comfortable and listens to my concerns. She truly seems to care about my well-being and success to get healthy again.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Dr. Whitmer is the best. Her vast knowledge is impressive, her bedside manner is comforting, and she provides good care if you're willing to put in the work. As a woman of color, you can feel unheard, this has never been the case with Dr. Whitmer nor her staff. Keep her, they make very few doctors like her.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Dr. Whitmer is the sweetest and nicest Dr. I love her!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

My appointment was for 9 AM. I was told I had to be in the video call at 8:45 am. However provider did not try to join the meeting until 9:20 am.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

I would have preferred an in person appointment. It was not possible with the doctor's schedule. I appreciated her making the effort to meet with me in a timely manner.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr. Whitmer is great but have had bad experiences in other departments that don't reflect on Dr. Whitmer.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

Dr. Whitmer is an an excellent physician. She is comes across has highly educated, but she is highly invested in the successful treatment of her patient. She is very supportive and understanding of her patient's health battles and offers everything she can for the patient to succeed.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Dr. Whitmer was fantastic. She took the time to explain my diagnosis, labs and treatment options. She answered all my questions thoroughly. I left the appointment know exactly our plan for treatment and follow up.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

I received excellent care from my provider

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2024

Dr. Whitmer did not fully listen to my own knowledge about what I had experienced in my life, would not fully explain things and then failed to follow up after my lab results. I had to follow up with her.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

I have been a patient of dr Whitmer for quite some time for maintenance of thyroid and thyroid medication to keep tsh etc in check. She always goes above and beyond to make sure levels are within range and for that I am grateful.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Whitmer was Very easy to talk with. She addressed my questions and provided me with good choices for next steps. I appreciated her care and demeanor very much.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr. Whitmer is a wonderful endocrinologist in all respects- knowledgeable, friendly, caring. She takes her time in being very thorough and in explaining test results and treatment choices. She included me in decision making. She's the best!

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr. Whitmer is the best.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2023

Dr. Whitmer is very thorough and truly cares about her patients!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

She is a good doctor but really, really booked up

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

No complaints against Dr. She discussed all issues for changing medicine. Nice Dr.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

I just love Dr. Whitmer!!!

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr. Whitmer is awesome! She really listens to me and I think she appreciates my thoughts on my care!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Her compassion made me feel at ease. She's "down to earth"

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Love this practice and am so happy I found Dr. Whitmer.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

I do recommend this doctor to a lot of friends and family

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Doctor and other staff are great and I felt like I was cared for

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Absolutely love Dr Whitmore and her concern for my well being

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Dr Whitmer is an outstanding doctor.She is so easy to talk with.She truly cares.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

I prefer an in person visit, but dr. Whitmer was so thorough and helpful that this was probably the best video appointment I have had

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr Whitmer provided great feedback and options regarding next steps in my care.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

The doctor acrtually returned my calls to answer my questions

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