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Department Internal Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Care Medicine
  • Adult Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Comprehensive Care of the Adult Patient
  • Diagnosing Asthma
  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Heart Failure Management
  • Home Nebulizer
  • Internal Medicine
  • Mammogram
  • Men's Health
  • Osteopathic Manipulation
  • Outpatient Care
  • Pap Test
  • Peak Flow Meter
  • Physical Examinations
  • Presurgical Testing and Assessment
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Reproductive Health
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Treating Asthma with Bronchodilators
  • Women's Health
  • X-Ray
View all 25 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Addison's Disease
  • Alcoholism
  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer's
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Bronchitis
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Headaches
  • Heartburn
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Infections
  • Menopause
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Urinary Tract Infection
View all 27 Specialties +


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About James Gutierrez, MD

James Gutierrez, MD, has served as a leader in quality improvement in the Division of Regional Medical Practice and now in the Cleveland Clinic Medicine Institute. He also serves as the Chairman of Community Internal Medicine, which includes primary care internal medicine physicians practicing at Cleveland Clinic's Family Health Centers.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Internal Medicine
New Haven, CT

Internship - Yale-New Haven Hospital
Internal Medicine
New Haven, CT

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH

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

Professional Highlights

  • Chairman, Department of Community Internal Medicine


  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Diabetes, hypercholesterolemia, Hypertension, hypertension

Awards & Honors

  • Top Doctors, Cleveland magazine, since 1998
    Division of Regional Medical Practice Outstanding Clinician, 2005


  • American College of Physicians
  • American Diabetes Association
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 1/1/2024, Dr. Gutierrez 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

190 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

53 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2024

Dr Gutierrez is the best!

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2024

Dr Gutierrez is both respectful and caring. I trust his recommendations and advice. He really listens to your needs.

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

The doctor, and nurse, were very friendly and knowledgeable. Never felt like they were in a rush. Both discussed various options for my health care.

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Dr Gutierrez showed genuine concern and listened carefully.

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

Exceptional Doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

Very good experience with Dr. Gutierrez

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2024

Dr. Gutierrez is thorough and answered my questions. He is easy to talk to and friendly.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Dr.Guitierrez wanted to talk about a new medication for me. I said my husband, a pharmacist, would better unjderstand so he went in the waiting room and got my husband.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

It took a long time to get in but that's understandable as the doctor is so busy.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

Dr. Gutierrez is a very good clinician and takes the time to listen to his patients

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2024

As always, Dr Guttierez is professional, caring and understanding, he listens , explains and shows a genuine interest in you and any problems you may have. So very glad he has returned.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2024

Dr. Gutierrez is a special Dr. You have a true gem with him.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Dr. Gutierrez is an excellent caregiver; he's been my PCP for several years. Always courteous, professional and helpful, shows genuine interest in me and always answers my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Dr. G is excellent at attending to urgency of appointments, labs, etc.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Excellent primary doctor and staff.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

Dr. Gutierrez has always been an excellent doctor. Have had him for years and he has also taken care of family members. No better doctor around for sure.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2024

The best of the best. Dr. Gutierrez was great he addressed all questions and I left feeling 100%.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Wonderful Doctor. Addressed every concern and listened attentively. Exam was ver thorough as well. Extremely happy with Dr. Gutierrez and his staff.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

So glad that I found the perfect Health Care provider for me.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2024

Best caregiver ever!

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr. Gutierrez is one fine doctor! I will recommend him to all people I know.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr. Gutierrez is a very good and caring doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2024

Great Dr..Great person

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

I have already recommended Dr. Gutierrez to my best friend. I am very pleased he is my PCP.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

You need more doctors

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Excellent system, very efficient and with a skilled, compassionate and personable physician. We are delighted with our physician and Cleveland clinic experiences!! Grateful.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Dr Guiterez is excellent!! We feel so fortunate to have him.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr Gutierrez goes out of his way to be very thorough and goes above and beyond in his care.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2024

This survey is a waste of time. I have NEVER had a problem with this office, practice or the Physician! Always excellent in every way

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr. Gutierrez is an excellent physician. We are very fortunate to have him as our new PCP. He is caring and listens to our health concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

Dr. Gutierrez is an excellent doctor. Intelligent, compassionate, invested in his patients well being.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. G has been my doctor for over 25 years. He's the best. Always included me in making decisions about my care.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Best Dr & staff I've ever had

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

He's amazing, lucky to have him as my doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2023

Dr G was a pleasure to have back. He was attentive and listened I felt I had a Dr who cared.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

The Dr. & staff are excellent and professional.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Dr Guttierez was highly recommended by others. I feel confident in his guidance. I appreciate his dealing with my problems without sending me off to a specialist for everything.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr. James Gutierrez has been my Primary Care Doctor for many years and has been kind and understanding.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Jim is exceptional. He is a treasure to CCF. Your organization should feel privileged to have a provider like him affiliated with your practice.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr. Gutierrez is the best doctor in the whole world!!! If only there were more like him, the CCF would be a better place as a hospital.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

Dr. Gutierrez is the best doctor in the world. I feel enormously privileged to have him as my primary care physician. He is always available to me by email and is prompt to respond to any questions I have. I can never thank him enough for all that he has done for me.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Best doctor I have had the privilege of going to

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr. Gutierrez is my pcp ... An excellent doctor, always shows concern for me and educates me on everything I need medically.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

I trust this Doctor completely!

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Enough cannot be said of Dr. Gutierrez!He is consistently wonderful in his care, insights and diligence. We are blessed with his association over the years.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr Gutierrez is an exceptional doctor. He is extremely knowledgeable, listens, explains things well and truly cares about his patients. I am lucky to have such a good person as my PCP.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Thrilled Dr Gutierrez is back in Clevekabd and to be reestablished as his patient again

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

He is very easy to explain any questions I had and very comfortable in his role as a physician.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2023

Dr. Gutierrez is an excellent doctor and very caring, pleased he is my doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr Guiterrez always addresses my concerns. He teaches me about my health issues and guides me in dealing with them.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

It is so great to have Dr G back from the UK.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr Gutierrez has been my PCP for many years. He is the best Dr I've ever had by a wide margin.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

I am very impressed with Dr. Guiterrez. Compassionate and knowledgeable.

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