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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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Georgetown University Hospital
Washington, DC USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

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

Undergraduate - Cornell University
Ithaca, NY USA


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

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/26/2019, Dr. Whitmer 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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* 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

205 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

41 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr. Whitmer herself was able to fit me in her schedule due to my symptoms

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr. Whitmer is awesome

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

She was friendly, attentive, informative, and gave me options. This was the best visit with a Cleveland Clinic provider to date. Dr. Whitmer needs to be recognized for her patient-centric care.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

best dr ever

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Dr. Whitmer is a very caring doctor and deacaded

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

Absolutely the best doctor!!! All appointments are on time, very knowledgeable, smart and professional.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

I think I have the best care provider

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Dr Whitmer is so committed to me. I feel valued as a patient. She cares about my health and has goals for my improvement in attaining these goals. The Cleveland Clinic should be so proud having her on its staff.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

very good service. love Dr. Whitmer. very thorough and sweet.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr Whitmer is very knowledgeable and thorough. I am pleased with her care!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

great communication from provider

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Dr. Whitmer is the best doctor I've ever had, honestly. I've learned so much from her over the years.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Dr Whitmer is amazing caring and compassionate

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

She's a great doctor I have no complaints

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

I've been working with Dr Whitmer for several years now and she has been a big help in controlling my diabetes. The numbers don't lie

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Dr very concerned with my health and was very concerned with my questions. took the time to listen.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

she is a great Dr.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

dr whitmer is very good

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

Dr. Whitmer was fantastic as usually, answered all my question and provided excellent care.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Jessica Grady and Dr. Whitmore ALWAYS treat me with dignity and respect.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Dr Whitmer is outstanding!

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

I would recommend Dr. Whitmer, but she is already so busy and hard to get an appointment. She is excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Dr. Whittmer and her nurse are wonderful!

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Dr was extremely nice and took her time to actually listen and willing to try whatever it took to get to the bottom of your health issues. everyone from front desk to nurses were also very sweet and helpful. Thank you!

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019


Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

A 45 minutes waiting to see the doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

dr whitmer is always excellent

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

This was my first visit with Dr. Whitmer and at first I was scared and anxious. As the visit went on I became relaxed and comfortable I hope that I can learn to trust a doctor again after my last family doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Dr. Whitmere is the best at diagnosing, encouraging, and explaining my situation with diabetes.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Dr. Whitmer and her staff have been excellent so far as being a new patient of hers! Really explained information concerning my health issues!

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Already recommended Dr. Whitmer to a friend

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2019

Dr. Whitmer is a very good Doctor, my mother has been going to Dr. Whitmer for the. past four years, I would recommend her to anyone I know.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

Dr. Dorota Whitmer is the best doctor I've ever had. She really takes time to explain, listen and help. I really feel she cares about my health. I'm exceedingly happy with her as my provider.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

extra phone call from dr whitmer much appreciated

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

I liked the doctor and I feel she was genuinely concerned for me, but she also felt very rushed. Several times when I tried to speak, she cut me off or tried to answer before I was finished. I don't believe it was her fault, I think she was overscheduled, but it didn't leave any room for questions or true discussion. Also, there was a moment when I asked about possible medication based on test results and she answered as if I should have already known the answer, which made me feel bad. She seemed nice and friendly, but her phone or alarm went off twice before she left making it seem as though she was in a hurry to move on

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr. Whitmer is always very patient, thorough and caring!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

dr. whitner is wonderful

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

I have always had an excellent experience and great care wit Dr. Witmer.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2019

Excellent doctor, nurses and instructions of my care from previous visit to next visit.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

Excellent doctor, listens to all my concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

My physician is very professional and makes certain that you have a understanding of your diagnosis and medication requirements.

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