Department General Pediatrics
Primary Location Strongsville Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Pediatrician
  • Pediatrics
  • Primary Care Pediatrics
View all 3 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abscess - Minor
  • Acid Reflux
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Adjustment Disorder
  • Adolescent Development
  • Allergies
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Autism Spectrum Disorders
  • Bedwetting
  • Behavioral Developmental Issues
  • Behavioral Issues in Early Childhood
  • Cellulitis
  • Common Cold and Upper Respiratory Illness
  • Costochondritis - Rib Pain Caused By
  • Cough
  • Croup
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Impetigo
  • Infections
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Iron Deficiency Anemia
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Night Terrors
  • Nightmares
  • Obesity
  • Pediatric Obesity and Weight Management
  • Pneumonia
  • Primary Care
  • Sore Throat
  • Strep Throat
  • Tick Bites
  • Toddler Behavior Issues
  • Warts
View all 38 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Stony Brook University Hospital
General Pediatrics
Stony Brook, NY USA

Medical Education - New York College of Osteopathic Medicine
New York, NY USA

Graduate School - New York Institute of Technology
Doctorate of Osteopathic Medicine
Old Westbury, NJ USA

Undergraduate - John Carroll University
Biology, Ethincs Minor
University Heights, OH USA


  • Pediatrics

Specialty Interests

Behavioral Medicine (ADHD, Depression, Anxiety) Population health

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/24/2020, Dr. VanHeyst 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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* 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

112 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Dr.V amazing doctor always there to help and very easy to speak with about Paul's care

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2020

Dr Pete is the best! I've sent a number of friends his way. he takes time to listen and really connects with my child. we travel a distance to see him and it's worth it

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

We love *Dr. Vanheyst!

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

Mary has seen Dr Pete since her birth. he's wonderful!

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

I'll 100% continue to recommend Dr Pete

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

Dr Vanhyst was friendly and very professional. He knew my daughter was nervous and just sat and talked to her. He was very knowledgeable and listened to my concerns. I was very impressed with his kindness and well being of my teen age daughter.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

The doctor listened and answered all my questions. he was very thorough and I did not feel rushed during the appointment

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr. Pete is excellent. His concern for my daughter and his kind bedside manner make him the perfect pediatrician. He is very intuitive and has the best personality. He is fantastic.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Dr VanHeyst is one of the best doctors I have ever encountered. He makes my son feel relaxed and he picks up on my concerns as a parent and addresses that with my child. I really appreciate his realistic approach to the plan of care. I am impressed with how he incorporates health maintenance. Thank you Dr VanHeyst!

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Outstanding physician; very good communicator.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

Dr Vanheyst is a wonderful physician. We couldn't be happier with the care and compassion he has shown our children.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Dr. VanHeyst knows exactly how to explain my teenage sons health to him. He's always upbeat and kind.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Kelly RN and Dr Van Hyst always take time to answer all questions I have regarding my child. This brings a lot of calm after each visit.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Always a great experience with Dr. Vanheyst and his team.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr. Vanheyst always takes the time to address concerns explain treatment options

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

I truly enjoy Dr. Vanheyst being all my sons (4) pediatrician. He is very understanding and explains things well.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Dr VanHeyst is a wonderful physician. He knows my children's histories without checking the notes and makes wise recommendations based on research and experience. We value his care for our children and will stay with Dr V as long as we are able to do so! He is an active listener, and even in a pandemic covered in PPE was calming, reassuring and effective.

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Dr Van Hyst is a very Pediatrician. He always answers our questions throughly, provides Pt teaching, and always includes our son in the conversation.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2020

Dr. Vanheyst is phenomenal! I am so thankful tohim for providing such excellent care of my daughter during these unprecedented times. He answered all of my questions and left needed materials for me to pick up at the front desk. He provides expert care and is always willing to spend extra time with his patients.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2020

Dr. VanHeyst was extremely compassionate and very thorough. extremely pleased with his care and attention to detail.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

Dr. Pete is WONDERFUl. He gets in contact with us as soon as we need him. He truly cares about my children. I would recommend him to anyone!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

even in the midst of this crisis, Dr. Van Heyst answered all questions and didn't rush through

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

*Dr. Vanheyst is the best doctor ever! We love him and are so happy he is our son's doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

The provider was wonderful, as always. Since having a preemie, in addition to my daughter, Erin did a flu test, too - just in case. She wanted to make sure to help my daughter as best as she could, and prevent anything from traveling to the baby.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

*Dr. Vanheyst is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

*Dr. Vanheyst is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

*Dr. Vanheyst was very engaging with my son and seems a great fit as a pediatrician. I have already shared our experience with others!

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

The best provider @ CCF. Don't let *Dr. Vanheyst ever leave.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

When we called to make an appointment, we were told he was booked 2 months out now. previously, we would be able to call a month in advance and easily be able to set up an appointment. It's harder to know our work schedules more than a month in advance, so that's the only challenge we face when scheduling out so far, but will always make things work as we love Dr. VanHeyst!

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

*Dr. Vanheyst was wonderful! Very good communication & explanations. Made sure all of my questions were answered. Even talked about what to expect between visits -

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