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Department Family Medicine
Primary Location Family Physicians Willoughby Hills
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Primary Location

Family Physicians Willoughby Hills

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Family Medicine
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Saint Elizabeth Health Center
Family Practice
Youngstown, OH USA

Medical Education - Wright State University School of Medicine
Dayton, OH USA

Undergraduate - Xavier University
Cincinnati, OH USA


  • Family Medicine - Geriatric Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 7/3/2020, Dr. Bertsch 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

458 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

73 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

I would give Dr. Bertsch a rating above very good if there was a selection for that.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2021

Dr. Bertsch is a superior physician, a model of what a primary care physician should be.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

dr Bertsch and staff are wonderful, kind and compassionate. the best.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

My experience was very good and felt comfortable talking to my doctor as if I was in his office. He was very interested in hearing how I felt and offering tests to help in resolving my medical problems.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

I'm very satisfied with my whole experience with my virtual visit. He's an excellent doctor and very fortunate to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2021

Dr. Bertsch is thorough and excellent with communication. I trust him with all aspects of my primary care.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

Dr. Bertsch was very knowledgeable, answered all questions and was very personable

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

I have been going to Dr Bertsch for many years. He has always been kind and understanding. I would recommend him to anybody looking for a excellent Doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

I have been seeing Dr Bertsch for years. He always takes the time to answer my questions and explains anything I don't understand. I have complete confidence in him.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

I love Dr. Bertsch. He listens well. He is a genuine Dr. He doesn't rush you and treat you like a number

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2021

excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Have recommended numerous family members to Dr. Bertsch, who are now his clients. Excellent care, takes time to explain things,. Considers your concerns and suggestions and if disagreement explains why he feels something may not be the best course. But always listens to your concerns

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Best care I've ever received from any physician

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2021

Dr. Bertsch always takes the time to listen and explain things so that I understand it.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

A thorough exam with explantions amd concerns and questions answerd.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Dr. Bertsch always very professional, listens to your concerns and explains everything and is very outgoing and personable

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

I didn't take a prescription because of side effects. After the office nurse said to try it with food, i did and was ok.the statin was a year old prescription. I have called Dr. Bertschs 3 times to get this statin refilled and nothing yet. The first call was on 1/12/21. This isn't the first time calls have gone unanswered.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

I have been going to Dr Bertsch for almost 30 years and I highly respect his opinion and guidance on my health care.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2020

Dr Bertsch always spends lots of time and is always willing to have a discussion.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr. Bertsch is a wonderful physician. He is so caring and explains everything is great detail.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

Dr bertsch was patient and thorough despite being extremely busy. always puts my mother at ease.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2020

Dr. Bertsch continues to make me feel seen and heard. I trust his medical honesty.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

I have always found Dr. Bertsch to be a caring physician whose explanations are thorough. He is always through many decades with my parents and more recently myself to be upbeat and never rushed. He will spend as much time as you need to make sure that you understand thoroughly any issue!

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2020

I have been seeing *Dr. Bertsch for approaimately 20 yrs. He is professional, knowledgeable, and caring. I respect and admire him and couldn't ask for a better.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

I have never had a physician as fantastic as Dr. Bertsch. His is so, so smart, so very caring and very responsive to my needs. By far the best doctor I have ever had!

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

I always recommend Dr. Bertsch, the people I have recommended him to loved him as well. My only issue is that he is not taking any new patients. I have several friends that could really use a doctor like Dr. Bertsch.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr. Bertsch always addresses any concerns I have and explains things in a way that is easily comprehended.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Dr Bertsch is always thorough when we talk. He listens and then answers with any and all options. Have had him as my primary for many years and so appreciate him.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

I have been a patient of Dr. Bertsch for over 20 years. I trust him and thank him for his honesty and all he does.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

I've never had a bad experience with Dr. Bertsch he's been my doctor for a long time

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

He's the best of the best. He takes his time and truly cares about his patient and their family as a whole. Has compassion and empathy! Many doctors have lost, or never had this important key element in patient care!

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr.Bertsch is the best.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr Bertsch explains everything so well. And he's knowledgeable about everything we discussed.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Dr. Bertsch is a wonderful doctor. I have complete trust in him. The exceptional care he provided for my elderly parents is the reason I chose him for my family's doctor. He educates the patient as he treats them. I will use only the hospital where he has privileges. My trust in Cleveland Clinic is even greater now that he is a provider in the system.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

our visit was pleasant, thorough and meds well explained during the conversation. Dr Bertsch is always above average in making sure any and all questions are answered in a manner that is understood by the patient. a baseline was given as to when I should start feeling better with instructions to call by that date if I got worse or wasn't progressing.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

I have been seeing Dr. Bertsch for years now and there is no question of my trust in him to take care of my health , I have always found him to be honest and thorough.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

I always recommended Dr. Bertsch to everyone. I'm torn now because he is the best, but I'm not sure I want to share him with any more people than he already has.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Dr. Bertsch is and has been always attentive to my health for well over 25 years. Answers any and all questions throughly. He's the best!!!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Doc Bertch goes above and beyond

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

dr. bertsch is always caring, honest and 'real'. I dont feel like just a case number, I feel like he remembers me as an actual person.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

This was the best we have done with any of our doctors. Everything worked perfectly and Dr. Bertsch explained everything that I could understand

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2020

I can ask nothing more from a health provider

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

I have always recommended my doctor to others. When you have someone good and one that you completely trust you just don't let go.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2020

I always recommend dr Bertsch to others! always listens and is concerned. a wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2020

Dr. John Bertsch is a kind, and takes the time to listen and explain medical questions.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr. Bertsch is the man!

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Awesome doctor

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Im very happy to have Dr. J. Bertsch as my doctor of many years. Can we clone him?

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Dr bertsch ALWAYS takes the time to make sure he explains everything so that you understand your situation!!

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

The services that Dr. Bertsch and his staff provide are always top notch as far as I'm concerned.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Dr. Bertsch is a wonderful doctor, he truly cares about his patient's wellbeing.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Dr. Bertsch has a vast amount of knowledge, always learning from him!

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Dr. Bertsch is awesome! He listens to me, he explains everything so I understand, he asks me questions and I am very comfortable with him.

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

Everyone on Dr. Bertsch's staff, including the good doctor himself, are the best health care providers in all the land

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Dr. Bertsch was very helpful. He answered all my questions, and I had alot. Very pleasant to talk with.

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Best doctor I have ever had

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Dr Bertsch has always been a superb medical professional. This experience was no different even though it was a video consultation.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

Very professional, takes time to listen to concerns and thoughts on treatments. Explains things clearly, professional, uses teach back. I have referred my dad, sister, and 2 cousins to Dr. Berstch, they all think he is wonderful, caring, professional and smart. They in turn have referred other family and friends to him. I truly trust him, and his opinion with my health care.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Dr Bertsch is excellent, I would recommend him to anyone who needs a primary care physician.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

I moved over 2 hours away from Dr. Bertsch's office and make the long drive to continue to have him as my Physician.. People ask me why I don't get a doctor closer and I tell them when you have a very good doctor you don't find a new one...

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020


Reviewed on Mar 14, 2020

Dr Bertsch always listens to my questions and takes the time to give me complete answers till I am satisfied.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Dr. John Patrick Bertsch is more than a skillful physician, he is an excellent educator, taking time to explain his findings and reasons for his care or pharmaceutical suggestions. I trust Dr Bertsch with my life.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

I have periodically recommended Dr. Bertsch and his associates to my adult students and a friend.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Dr Bertsch is the best, he is very helpful with any questions or any concerns you may have and never rushes you out the door.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

Dr Bertsch is very caring.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

i have been going to mr bertsch for a long time, he also took care of my mom and dad excellect doctor

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Dr. Bertsch always listens to concerns and answers them completely

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Dr. Bertsch is the best! His knowledge, advice, friendliness, caring, expertise is outstanding! I've recommended numerous family and friends to him!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

I've already recommended Dr. Bertsch to my family and friends.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

always professional and courteous. Dr always takes time to answer any questions and if it warrants will refer to specialist. love this provider and office staff

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Dr. Bertsch is awesome!

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

The doctors at the office are professionals, courteous,understanding, and easy to listen and talk to.

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