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Department Center for Integrative Medicine
Primary Location Wellness and Preventive Medicine, Willoughby Hills
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Japanese
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Treatment & Services

  • 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 & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine
Integrative Health & Medicine
San Diego, CA United States

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Gastroenterology and Hepatology Neoplasia
Rochester, MN

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Transplant Hepatology
Rochester, MN

Fellowship - Musashino Red Cross Hospital
Gastroenterology and Hepatology

Residency - Tokyo Medical and Dental University
Internal Medicine


Medical Education - Tokyo Medical and Dental University


Additional Training

  • 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. 

Professional Highlights

  • Fellowship - Academy of Integrative Health & Medicine
    Integrative Medicine
    San Diego, CA USA

    Fellowship - University of Michigan
    Integrative Oncology Scholar (program)
    Ann Arbor, MI USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Hepatology
  • Gastroenterology

Specialty Interests

Integrative Medicine, Integrative Oncology, Internal Medicine, Wellness and Preventive Medicine

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

167 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Dr. Umeda is very knowledgeable. He also listens to the patient fully and makes excellent recommendations related to the patient particular condition. His bedside manner is amazing, he is an excellent physician, so glad I was referred to him.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Care was good except for one nuerologist physician that would not see me

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2024

Dr. Umeda is very knowledgeable and kind. I trust Dr. Umeda with my health care needs.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

I appreciate the option of a video or phone follow up visit with provider due to distance and seasonal weather changes

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Provider demonstrated professional support with understandable explanations of care treatment plan and future treatment goals

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Dr Umeda has tought me so much about my health and how to eat. I am so much healthier than when I first saw him by following his advise.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr. Umeda is a jewel among doctors. He was extremely helpful when I was battling Stage 3 colon cancer six years ago and has been amazingly helpful now, as I am attempting to control chronic spine nerve pain without opioids.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

The doctor spent an hour with me discussing my questions and concerns. This is very unusual for the medical field and I was extremely happy with the visit

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Dr. Umeda always takes the time to listen and respond to my questions and concerns. He is always very kind.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

In my experience currently as well as earlier, Dr. Umeda is a very caring physician, who is genuinely concerned about his patients' wellbeing.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr. Umeda and his colleague have demonstrated clear awareness of the assistance that someone like me is in need of and work well to provide that help.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

I had a very pleasant day with my doctor and our discussion of health and wellness. I look forward to a follow-up and the incoming year 2024

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

This was very informative and helpful, giving guidance and details about what vitamins to take to provide better health. Dr was very good at communicating and his delivery was caring and effective

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

The nurse on call was great she asked me for my symptoms. After gathering all pertinent information we talked through a treatment plan.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Excellent physician; excellent advice

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Very caring doctor

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Umeda has been so helpful with supplements that will be beneficial for me based on my chronic diseases.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Dr. Umada, was very professional in the assessment while being attentive, supportive and caring about my health just and concerns. He explained things with medical feedback and terms that I could understand. He showed how my history and concerns lead him to a diagnostic plan and explained the diagnosis and treatment care plan in steps that I could apply. He also set up follow up care plan. I've been struggling for quite a while.this was hopeful and I didn't feel dismissed. I left hopeful. I'm following the first stage of the plan and will follow up for the second stage of the plan I would highly recommend this Dr and Cleveland Clinic facilities w the HX of care I've been receiving.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

He is a wonderful dr.. Really listens and always makes things better for me

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Those answers are about Dr. Umeda. He is a very special, caring, knowledgeable Dr.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr. Umeda was wonderful-a good listener, good communicator, and very kind.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

I have referred several friends to Dr. Umeda.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

I greatly appreciate Dr. Umeda's commitment, focus and caring. He has been extremely helpful to me in resolving my primary medical issue.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

In early August, Dr. Umeda had recommended particular medications at specific levels. My issues have greatly diminished and Dr. Umeda was very considerate and attentive in updating with me on my progress in a video.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr. Umeda is a great listener and is very thoughtful with his answers to his patients needs. Very happy.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

I have recommended 2 people to Dr. Umeda, The Doctor and the staff work great together.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. Umeda listens very carefully and answers questions completely.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Umeda-sensei is a complete rockstar. I wish all of my other appointments went like his. He looked at me as an entire person and didn't just try to slap a bandaid on my issues. I think for the first time in years I'm making progress on my health.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr. Umeda has been my Doctor for several years now, and I cant say enough good things about him. Such a professional! He is caring, kind and always listens to me, and includes my thoughts in my treatment. He is outstanding in my opinion. Love him!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

He is a compassionate and thorough doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Doctor was very respectful, and attentive, to my needs and cares. My first time meeting him. I felt comfortable with him. When I spoke he listen.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

A wonderful physician, listens and has new solutions to help my problems

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

My session with Dr. Umeda confirmed some of the concerns I was having. The information he provided was helpful.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Great visit with Dr Umeda and following his recommendations. Zoom saved me 4 hour drive and with my pain issues that was not an option. Great Doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2023

Dr. Umeda listened to me with care, patience and concern. He was very thoughtful.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Greatly appreciate friendliness, helpfulness, responsiveness and professionalism of Dr Umeda and his staff.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

DR. Umeda takes his time and addresses all our needs.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

The Dr. Is a great listener and mothitical thinker, he is very good at his job. ***** 5 stars

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