Naoki Umeda, MD
Wellness and Preventive Medicine, Willoughby Hills
Center for Integrative Medicine
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
9500 Euclid Avenue
Cleveland, OH 44195
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- Integrative Medicine
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About Naoki Umeda, MD
Naoki Umeda, MD is an Integrative Medicine specialist with an interest in cancer, nutrition/food therapy, and therapeutic touch. He is originally from Japan, where the average life expectancy is the longest in the world. He has more than 6 years of experience providing Integrative Medicine for cancer patients (Integrative Oncology). After receiving his medical degree from a national medical school in Tokyo, Japan, Dr. Umeda trained as an Internal Medicine resident and Gastroenterology fellow in Tokyo. He then completed an advanced fellowship of Hepatology (liver disease) and a fellowship of Gastroenterology Oncology at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minnesota.
Based on his experience of treating patients in "clinically tough situations" such as liver transplant recipients and advanced stage cancer patients, Dr. Umeda became more interested in "whole person" and "Body/Mind/Spirit" care. He then worked as an Integrative Medicine staff physician and combined Western Medicine with Eastern/Traditional Medicine such as acupuncture, Chinese herbal therapy, and Ayurveda. He realized this blend would produce a beautiful "synergy effect" to relieve both physical and spiritual pain, and to improve quality of life for cancer patients.
Dr. Umeda provides one-hour Integrative Medicine consultations to create personalized treatment plans for patients at the Cleveland Clinic Wellness Institute.
Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine
San Diego, CA USA
Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Neoplasia
Rochester, MN USA
Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN USA
Fellowship - Musashino Red Cross Hospital
Gastroenterology and Hepatology
Residency - Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Medical Education - Tokyo Medical and Dental University
- Dr. Umeda is board-certified in Internal Medicine, Gastroenterology and Hepatology, and Integrative Medicine in Japan. His strong points include his wide experience of Integrative Oncology for all types of cancer, knows Japanese healthy food culture such as fermented foods, tofu, or green tea, and that he understands both the advantage and disadvantages of Western and Eastern Medicine. His aim is to maximize patients' own "power of recovery," and he respects each individual's belief and uniqueness. Dr. Umeda will tailor the personalized treatment plan not only for cancer patients but also for those with chronic diseases such as gastrointestinal disorders, migraine, mood disorders, and fatigue syndrome.
- Fellowship - Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine
San Diego, CA USA
Fellowship - University of Michigan
Integrative Oncology Scholar (program)
Ann Arbor, MI USA
- Integrative Medicine
Integrative Medicine, Integrative Oncology, Internal Medicine, Wellness and Preventive Medicine
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Reviewed on May 10, 2023
Dr. Umeda is wonderful!
Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023
Dr. Umeda has a wonderful way of easing my health concerns and helping me to understand the nature of my diagnosis
Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023
The doctor is very knowledgeable and listens well about your health concerns.
Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023
Great experience as always and we need more doctors like Dr. Umeda.
Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023
Great Doctor !
Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023
Overall it has been difficult to get help needed. This care provider was excellent though.
Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023
I wish he Dr. Was my pcp. He is kind understanding and has a concern for all.
Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023
Dr. Umeda is always very helpful.
Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023
Dr Umeda was very professional and courteous.
Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023
Doctor is very informative and explains well.
Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023
Reviewed on Dec 27, 2022
The doctor was very respectful and actually sounded like he cared.
Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022
Dr. Umeda is a true gentleman. His advice is precious.