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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

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 USA

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

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

Undergraduate - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA

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

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 10/3/2023, 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

186 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

45 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Clearly a top doctor. One who cares about his patients.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

The doctor and the staff were efficient and polite

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

The doctor was very pleasant and caring. He listens to me and gave me an appropriate answer.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Imam so comfortable with dr. Very good and honest

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Dr. Gutierrez does not rush to finish my visits unlike my other doctors who see and talk with me for about 10 minutes and it's done.

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr. Gutierrez is an exceptional physician. He listens well and responds with easy to understand explanations. I am very pleased to have him as my primary care physician.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

I have known Dr. Gutierrez for many years. Before his assignment to London, Dr. Gutierrez served as my Primary Internal needs and I am most pleased that he has returned for my final days of need.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

My only care would be served better if my visits to Dr. Chaaban and Dr. Gutierrez could both be available at the Avone location.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2023

This was my first appointment with Dr. Gutierrez as my previous doctor, Dr. Junglas, left the country. I felt Dr. Gutierrez was respectful, listened to my concerns, spent a lot of time with me, and answered all my questions. I felt at ease with him and am happy I found another doctor I like and trust.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2023

Really like the doctor

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2023

My appointment with Dr. Gutierrez went very well! He answered all of my questions, made me feel comfortable, provided options, and listened. Excellent doctor, I wish I would have found him sooner. Would recommend him to anyone!

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Best Dr I've ever had

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr. Gutierrez is very good, and actually spent some time talking and listening to me. Didn't feel rushed through the appointment

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Dr. Gutierrez is one of the best physicians I've ever had. He was my PCP before his move to London. When I heard that he was back, I couldn't wait to get him back as my PCP.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Dr. Gutierrez is wonderful. He cares, he listens, he asks lots of questions and he acts on any concerns that you bring up.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Dr. Gutierrez saw me personally and was not in any hurry. He reviewed my chart and asked numerous questions about my health and well-being. He recommended a shingles vaccine, and I received the first shot while I was there.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

Dr. Gutirez was actively Listening to the my concerns and providing effective solutions with patience.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

Dr. Gutierezz is very nice. He listens, seems to genuinely care.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

Dr. Had great patience in listening to my issues for a first visit, very professional.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Dr Gutierrez is simply the best doctor I've had in my 72 years.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Very good Doctor. I felt comfortable and he clearly showed that he really cares.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

Dr. Gutierrez is the best! I am very glad he is back.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

He's a great Doctor and person.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

Dr Gutierrez was awesome with us especially during this difficult time with my husbands recent diagnosis of lung cancer. He was very concerned, compassionate and comforting. He took his time with my husband and myself. We are so happy he is his doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

He's wonderful! I'm glad to have him as my primary care doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Dr. Gutierrez was ONE of the most courteous, understanding and caring doctor I have ever visited. In the absence of my regular doctor heTOOK TIME to visit my medical record and was able to treat my condition with additional medication to ease and/or relieve my symptoms.When I left his office I was sure everything would be better. Please let him know how much he Is appreciated.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Dr Gutierrez is a one of a kind Dr. I am so happy he is back. Always makes himself available

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

This was an Intro. Appointment. I will be changing my GP to Dr.Gutierrez. Hope this will be a great adventure.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Professional, friendly, knowledgeable doctors and staff. I am so pleased as a new patient with the Clinic.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

In contrast with a past physician, I can say he was very good. Listened, understanding and genuinely wants to help. Cares.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

Dr Gutierrez is a wonderful doctor. He cared about all the concerns I brought up and did very careful examinations. He proposed the treatment plans of all my problems. He is very helpful and patient during the whole visit.

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