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Department Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


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Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aging Body
  • Asthma
  • Diabetes
  • Fatty Liver Disease (Hepatic Steatosis)
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • Hyperlipidemia
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About Richard Cartabuke, MD

Dr. Richard H. Cartabuke was born in Syracuse, New York and received his Bachelors of Arts in History, Bachelors of Science in Biology and Masters of Arts in History from Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. He obtained his medical degree at State University of New York – Upstate Medical University in Syracuse, New York. He completed his residency and chief residency training at Cleveland Clinic. He completed an advanced fellowship in medical education at Cleveland Clinic.

His general internal medicine practice consists of primary care, hospital-based medicine and executive health. One the great things about the diversity in his practice is that he can spend extra time talking to patients about things that may not be related directly to health but are certainly connected—like job stresses, family, food, exercise, and lifestyle choices. It’s proactive, patient-focused, and educational.

In addition to his general medicine practice, he serves as the medical director for HealthNetwork Foundation and on the regional board for Make-A-Wish Foundation. He was the previous regional secretary-treasurer for the Society for General Internal Medicine.

Dr. Cartabuke resides in Kirtland Hills, Ohio, with his wife, son and daughter. His wife is the owner and operator of Synergy Equestrian, a 31-acre equestrian facility in Chardon, Ohio that houses over 20 horses.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - State University of New York (SUNY) Upstate Medical University
Syracuse, NY

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH


  • Internal Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 2/1/2024, Dr. Cartabuke 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.

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

292 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
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

81 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2024

Dr. Cartabuke's (Executive Health) staff is always efficient and compassionate.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2024

Dr. Cartabuke is an extremely competent and compassionate doctor who listens to his patients, considers the "whole person" and determines a comprehensive plan of care for each. In addition, he follows up, even while on vacation!

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2024

Seeing Dr. Cartabuke is easier than seeing most physicians at the Clinic. I am grateful he is my PCP.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2024

I would most definitely recommend your doctor to family and friends

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2024

Because Dr. C is a doctor in such great demand you have to wait a long time for an appt. However, he's still worth the wait.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2024

This was one of our best experiences at the Cleveland clinic. Dr. Cartabukre showed a tremendous knowledge of our medical file and his plan for moving forward was well thought out and appropriate.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2024

Again, the experience with this Dr visit was spectacular and far beyond the expectations

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2024

Usually very difficult to get an appointment but I got lucky and got a timely appointment this time. Dr C is very busy.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2024

Dr. Richard Cartabuke is an outstanding physician. He is always well prepared to discuss your medical history and current conditions with solid recommendations. Dr. Cartabuke is very caring and personable - by far the best physician I have had in 70 years. If 10 is the highest rating, I would give him a 20.

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

Dr. Cartabuke is the best primary care doctor I could ask for. I found him while doing residency at CCF, and I've never looked back. He is super attentive, empathetic, and approachable. I am fortunate to be able to see him.

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

Amazing physician.

Reviewed on May 28, 2024

Dr. Cartebuke is the best. He is a role model of how doctors should deliver medical services to patients.

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Dr. Cartabuke was fantastic. He took the time to listen and was very interested in making sure to look at complete history

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Dr Cartabuke is the quintessential doctor's doctor! Incredibly thoughtful, up to date, and has excellence balance between focusing on the individual and being evidence-based.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Doctor Cartabuke is very good. He communicates with me and all my other doctors.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Dr Cartebuke did an outstanding job. He is highly professional, competent, and compassionate

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Overal, my visit with Dr. Cartabuke was as always very professional, detailed and medically sound.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

I can't say enough good things about my first impression of Dr. Cartabuke. This was my first appointment with him. He was immensely prepared and had thoroughly reviewed my medical history in advance and it was apparent. I immediately felt comfortable with him as my new doctor and am so glad to have him.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

He is an outstanding Dr.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

Dr. Cartabuke is very personable and relatable, I feel at ease discussing medical issues with him.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

Very concerned and caring Dr.He explains everything to me and has my interest along with teaching meAnd how proud he is of my accomplishments

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Dr Cartabuke is an outstanding PCP. He is very courteous, friendly and extremely thorough in the care he provides me.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Dr. Cartabuke is always well-prepared. He reviews my medical history in detail BEFORE our appointment and has good questions. He also listens and spends as much time as I need to understand any concerns. A true "quarterback" of my health team.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Dr. Cartabuke is a wonderful physician!

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2024

Dr Cartabuke is very friendly, professional, kind and efficient. He follows through on email and MyChart. I get my prescriptions quickly. When he orders any testing it's usually immediately and no waiting. He Is a very good Doctor. 5 Stars

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

This was my first time seeing Dr. Cartabuke and I was most impressed with his knowledge and preparation. I've been coming to Cleveland Clinic for approx. 16 years and Dr. Cartabuke went over all my records from previous visits prior to my appointment. He's extremely thorough and put me at ease immediately. I look forward to continuing under his treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 29, 2024

One of the most complete and knowledgeable appointments I've had. It was nice to have a Dr who listened, explained things so clearly and was so prepared

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Dr Cartbuke is an outstanding doctor. His work is a reflection of CC values from empathy to quality to integrity to inclusion .. Etc

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Not every day you run you into a doctor with so much experience. It made me feel at ease and he knew exactly what was wrong. No guessing. Wonderful, look forward to see him again.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Both Dr Cartabuke and staff are always very professional, efficient and attentive.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Dr Cartabuke is the best

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

It is nearly impossible to get an appointment with Dr Cartebuke in a reasonable time frame.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr Cartabuke is exceptional! I feel confident in his care.

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Dr C is an excellent Dr

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Both Dr. Cartabuke and his medical student offered a thorough explanation of my health status and addressed current concerns

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2023

Dr. Cartabuke is an excellent physician

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr. Cartabuke is a superlative physician/care giver. He always has studied my history, considered all situations and conferred with other physicians who have provided my care. He listens, asks questions and respects my feelings and beliefs. After my appointment, he follows up with me within a week to ensure all required referrals are lined up. I feel particularly fortunate that Dr. Cartabuke is my PCP. I trust him sincerely.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr. Cartabuke was very thorough and professional.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr Cartebuke is very good. He is professional, listens and then discusses your concerns. He is very knowledgeable and explains in a common sense way. I hope to remain his patient.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr. Cartabuke is absolutely fabulous of being my primary physician. He is a great listener, and is responsive to any concerns I might have about my health. I completely trust this man in every possible way it does not get better.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr Cartabuke is a phenomenal physician, who is incredibly caring, communicates well and is expertly versed on all clinical issues.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr, Cartabuke and his staff excellent. Treats me with respect, dignity, and concern for my input regarding my health decisions. Partners with my other providers to cohesively obtain good health outcomes. I value Dr. Cartabuke for his capable and expertise in my care and overall well-being.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

I have highgly recommended Dr. Cartabuke to family, friends, neighbors and acquaintances.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr Cartabuke was extremely well prepared for my visit, even addressing areas of concern that had been previously overlooked. All of my issues were thoroughly addressed and explained. I'm very very happy to have him as my primary care physician.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr. Cartabuke, was very attentive, had reviewed my details and history before my visit, offered full explanations to what he observed during my physical, and meaningful advice on general health recommendations.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr. Cartabuke is excellent!

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

I can't describe the relief of having someone really listen, provide insight and take next step actions. Dr. Cartabuke took his time to explain and answer questions related to my health.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr. Cartabuke is simply the best primary health provider I've ever hadBethesda Naval Hospital staff included. He listens, responds, cares, and offers options. We're lucky.,,

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr. Cartabuke is excellent He is a good listener, kind, compassionate and excellent at communicating my health issues, and how to best attack them going forward. We talked about the fact that he originally would become a history, teacher, and pivoted into the medical field He feels like he's teaching others how to take care of their health, and I would say he is fulfilling, his teaching dream to an extent the way with which he delivered concerning test results was very direct, and yet he gave pathways for which I could definitely improve my health if I was committed. I feel inspired by him, and I am working toward better health in part, because of the hope he provided that I could make a difference.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

In general the Executive Health team is easy to communicate with, and Dr. Cartabuke and Nurse Karen are great in this regard.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr. Cartabuke is great! He takes a genuine interest, does his prep work so he comes in informed, is patient, and takes time to explain things. I truly appreciate my time with him.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr. Cartabuke is the best. We drive over 4 hours one way to see him. We feel lucky to be attended to by one of the world's finest physicians.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

I felt comfortable with the Dr. He answered all of my questions to my satisfaction. Good bedside manner. I felt as if I was with someone that was knowledgeable and competent.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Dr. Cartabuke is an excellent physician and went out of his way to help me, the patient.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Everything was on time. Never had any issues with my doctor. They respond to all my needs.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

Every visit I make and every person I see from CC amaze's me. I am blessed to have been cared for by CC. You saved my life and gave me faith that there is a place that goes above and beyond all the others. Dr. Cartabuke is an amazing Dr.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Dr Cartabuke is always well prepared for my visits. He takes time to listen, and is very thorough. He is very caring. I am very grateful that he is my physician.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr.CartabukeIs very professional and listens to you not only as his patient but a person.Gives great care

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr. Cartabuke is an outstanding doctor. The best we have ever had and we have had a great doctor before he retired. We are fortunate to now have Dr. Cartabuke.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Excellent Dr.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

I saw Dr Cartabuke for annual physical. He was prepared and familiar with my history.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Dr Cartabuke had reviewed my medical history prior to my appointment and he had a proposed plan to address concerns and his recommendations.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr. Cartabuke Is an excellent doctor and I trust Dr. Cartabuke because he trusts me.We are partners in my healthcare and he understands that life will interfere with plans.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

My blood pressure was higher than normal. It was taken several times and an explanation given as to probably cause.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

A total 10+. Exceptional physician!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Dr Cartebuck is a very trust worthy person and always is prepared for my visit and response to my concerns . The Best

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

I saw my primary physician, who is part of Executive Health, and excellent with attention to details, but approaches with common sense. Extremely knowledgable.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr Cartebuke is amazing. He is so kind and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr. Cartabuke is one of the very best doctors I have ever worked with. He genuinely cares and goes above and beyond explaining and researching what is needed.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Cartabuke is an outstanding clinician. Listens to my concerns/issues and is VERY well versed on the LATEST and appropriate meds/exercise.In addition, Dr. Cartabuke responds to emails almost immediately....is he chained to his chair? Med renewals very prompt.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Dr Cartabuke is great.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

The physician was willing to listen to my concerns and offer solutions. Very kind.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

Excellent doctor and discusses all issues with the patient

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr Cartabuke, as well as the executive health staff always goes above and beyond. You have a wonderful team.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr Cartabuke is just the best.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

I'm almost 72...I've been a CCF patient since I was 29. Dr. Cartebuke ranked up at the top right next to Dr. Lang In terms of excellence. I'm grateful to have him as my new doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Respect, value and appreciate Dr. CARTABUKE. Karen TABOR, a member of his support staff, is phenomenal.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Love Dr. Cartabuke!

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Like I wrote earlier, I'm blessed and lucky to be in the Clinic and Dr. Cartabuke ks care.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. Cartabuke is an excellent physician. He is well aware of my concerns and is proactive in treatment.

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