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Department Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Primary Location Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Care Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Complete Physical Examinations
  • Comprehensive Care Of The Adult Patient
  • Diagnosing Asthma
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Heart Failure Management
  • Home Nebulizer
  • Internal Medicine
  • Mammogram
  • Men's Health
  • Osteopathic Manipulation
  • Outpatient Care
  • Pap Test
  • Peak Flow Meter
  • Presurgical Testing and Assessment
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Reproductive Health
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Treating Asthma With Bronchodilators
  • Women's Health
  • X-Ray
View all 22 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Addison's Disease
  • Adult Medicine
  • Alcoholism
  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer's and Dementia
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis (vascular)
  • Bronchitis
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy (ERT)
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Headaches
  • Heartburn
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Infections
  • Menopause
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Primary Care
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Urinary Tract Infection
View all 30 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Chicago Osteopathic Hospital and Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Residency - South Pointe Hospital
Internal Medicine
Warrensville Heights, OH USA

Internship - South Pointe Hospital
Warrensville Heights, OH USA

Medical Education - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Akron
Akron, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Diabetes, preventive health care, women's health issues

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Joan McDonough, DO.

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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 10/18/2021, Dr. McDonough 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

66 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

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Dr McDonough always cares and approaches me as an individual to whom she gives her careful, undivided attention.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

Dr. Mcdonough is excellent, however, it is impossible to get through to anyone at the clinic

Reviewed on May 20, 2022

Dr McDonough is as concerned about your care as if she was family

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Dr. McDonough has been my primary doctor for many years. She is compassionate, a good listener, and schedules the doctor/PA if needed in a timely manner and with care!

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

The best Doctor

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

Dr McDonough cares for me as a whole person. I feel understood as a sensitive person and at the same time I trust her as someone who is a highly competent physician.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Dr McDonough is awesomebeen seeing her for a long time. The best!!!

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

I absolutely love Dr. McDonnough, not only is she a remarkable doctor, she treats me well, listens, and always gives good information, and recommendations. I tell everyone that's shes more like a friend or good neighbor who just happens to be a doctor. I would NEVER have an issue with referring her to a family member or a friend. ~ Dr. McDonmough Is Top Notch!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

I have been a patient of Dr. McDonough's for MANY years and she is very caring and knowledgeable. She explains things well and includes me in her decisions and treatment.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

We love Dr. McDonough!

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2021

Excellent Dr and staff... Caring and willing ti listen and work with you. Thank you

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021

Doctor was very thorough.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2021

Excellent care from all I came in contact with. Was there on my birthday and everyone wished me their best wishes and even received a potted plant from Dr McDonough. Felt very special.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Dr. McDonough is a smart, kind, professional, and insightful doctor. I'm greatful she is my primary care physician.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2021

Dr McDonough is a caring thorough physician. I trust her advise and care.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

I booked my yearly appointment a year ahead only to be notified approx. A month before that my Dr. Would not be in the office that day which is fine but I could not get another appointment until December and my original appointment was in September. I was finally able to get an appointment through being on a cancellation list online. It worked out but was kind of annoying.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Very disappointed with communication. I was scheduled for a virtual at 12:00pm. Dr. Mc Donough was not able to see me until 2pm. I waa not notified and waited 2 hours on mychart. I tried calling the office to check on my appointment and a receptionist said she was not able to get a message to Dr. Mcdonough other than a phone encounter and would I want to do that? I told her yes - that was at 12:30. My appt was at noon.... I understand that she runs behind but it would be considerate of the staff if they would have let me know. I value Dr. Mcdonough's advice and waited- I wish the staff would be kind enough to communicate to the patients if there is a wait.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

I think Dr. Mcdonough is excellent - I trust her medical advise.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Did not receive a call that provider would be 2 hours late. I still value Dr. McDonough - I am not sure why the staff did not let me know it was 2 hours to wait.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Didn't check phone call bc haven't called. Good-able to schedule physical appt yr adv, Doc gave printouts on suggestions, made me feel comfortable, commended weight, took her time, seemed to take a genuine interest in my health & daily activities, washed her hands, greeted when entered room, informed me about CPAP machine

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