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

Lakewood

Appointment:
216.444.6568
Desk:
216.529.5300
Fax:
216.529.5301

Additional Locations

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2015

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Georgetown University Hospital
Endocrinology
Washington, DC USA
2011

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2009

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
2009

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
2007

Medical School - Poznan University of Medical Sciences
Poznan 60-512, Poland,
2006

Undergraduate - Cornell University
Ithaca, NY USA
2002

Certifications

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

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/24/2017, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

202 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018

Dr. Whitmer is the best doctor I've ever had. She cares and she listens. Her discussions with me are always helpful and informative. I've learned a lot from her.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2018

My doctor was rude and condescending.

Reviewed on May 21, 2018

my provider treats me as a number instead of a person. she's dismissive of my questions and rushes through the appointment. I once asked if she had recommendations for therapists who were familiar with type 1 diabetes and she replied, "No, I don't" and moved right on to analyzing my blood sugar numbers without further addressing my mental health.

Reviewed on May 21, 2018

The provider I saw seemed genuinely concerned and caring. She is very pleasant to see. Always presentable and professional.

Reviewed on May 21, 2018

It's great that you can show up for your appointment and be taken to the exam room within 15 minutes of your arrival but not so great when you have to wait in the exam room 30 to 45 minutes before the doctor ever comes in. I would rather wait in the reception area then sit in a closed room with no windows or music to keep you occupied. I sometimes do not mind the wait as I know the doctor can be delayed but I don't want to be in a room that is all closed up. I tend to fall asleep waiting in silence but if I am in the receptionist area I tend to be more alert.

Reviewed on May 10, 2018

Dr. Dorota Whitmer was very kind, courteous and professional. She prescribed a treatment routine, with medication, as well as diet, to help lower my glucose level, based on my living habits. She understands my daily routine and adjusted medication around it.

Reviewed on May 7, 2018

Dr whitmer is,so easy to talk to and she shows she cares about her patients.

Reviewed on May 2, 2018

Dr Whitmer is great! I live closer to Avon and many other FHC's, but I will always travel further to receive care from Dr. Whitmer. She always includes my opinions on what to do next if there is a need for any change, and empowers me to be involved in my plan of care.

Reviewed on May 2, 2018

Dr. Whitmore listens to my needs and comes up with solutions to help. I emailed her after our appointment and she emailed me back in less then 5 hours. I even emailed her after hours, so she responded on her own time. She is very kind and understands my needs.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2018

I am very pleased with my doctors visit. She was extremely helpful and explained all results of the tests she had ordered for me. She sent a message to my primary doctor explaining the appointment. She was very caring and made me feel very at ease.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2018

I really like Dr. Whitmer and she explained my condition and necessary medication very well. She is a professional.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2018

The doctor was rushed and dismissive. She is not a good listener.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2018

She is always pleasant and direct. Very informative. Thanks doc for the care and concern you alway give me.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2018

The entire staff was professional and pleasant. Willing to assit in anyway the could. Thanks all.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2018

extremely thorough

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2018

Attention to my problem with thorough medical knowledge presented in an understandable manner.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2017

Excellent doctor who is very knowledgeable

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2017

great

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2017

great

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2017

Care provider explained the "why" for my thyroiditis, possible hypothyroidism after thyroiditis is resolved.

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