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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

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

42 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2021

Dr. McDonough, Took her time on the Zoom call to diagnose my stomach issues and set up proper testing on a Holiday weekend.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

The physician was very attentive and answered all my questions and concerns

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

The doctor took the time to call me later to complete the visit when we could not reconnect via the video

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Always look forward to being with Dr. McDonough; she is a joy and a comfort .

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Dr.Mc Donough Is very professional, listens well, and offers medical opinions when asked about my concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Dr. McDonough is the best. I feel very comfortable discussing health issues with her and she explains my care plan well.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2021

Dr. Mc Donough is an amazing health care professional! She read my bloodwork, listened to my concerns and gave me fantastic feedback. I am blessed to work with her!

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021

Dr. McDonough is the BEST doctor I have ever had. She listens to you as a person, not just as a number or a test result.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

An In-person visit is much more revealing than a video visit. The doctor has better ability to relate to my Mom. Being 88 yrs old, Mom had a hard time talking and interacting with a computer screen.

Reviewed on May 11, 2021

I always feel no matter how many questions I have. my Dr. will not rush the end of my visit. I end satisfied.

Reviewed on May 1, 2021

value of special Bluetooth hearing aids that make sound issues and connecting a challenge so Dr.Joanie and I decided to just do a call. It was so incredibly helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Dr. McDonough is great! She knows me, and my medical history . She listens to me and treats me with respect and empathy.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Dr. Joan McDonough's caring and expertise is flawless.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Dr McDonough takes time to listen to me and answers my questions

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2021

I have ALWAYS had an EXCELLENT experience with Dr. Joan McDonough! SHE IS A KEEPER! You are BLESSED and most LUCKY to have her on staff! SHE IS AN EXCELLENT CARE PROVIDER!! Continue to VALUE, TREASURE AND CHERISH HER as a care provider!!!

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Love Dr. McDonough. She is always willing to talk and you never feel as if she is rushing to see the next patient. I feel blessed that she is my personal doctor; I know that she is always looking after my best interests!!

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2021

dr McD was so helpful, caring, and provided excellent care

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Dr. McDonough is compassionate, caring, intelligent and professional! it is a privilege to have her as a physician.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Dr.McDonough is very responsive to my needs, as are her staff assistants

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Dr. McDonough is a dynamo, she moves through the appointment with a sense of purpose, and she listens to me, and she hears me...She responds to my comments and questions and makes insightful recommendations. When the appointment is finished, I have a clear knowledge of what is happening, and a game plan. I repeat, I always feel that I am heard by Dr. McDonough, and that is priceless. I have tremendous confidence in her...she has a gift.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021


Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr. McDonough is very caring, thorough and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021

great doctor

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

it was difficult to get an appt because Dr McDonough is so popular! it was worth the wait

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Both her nurse and Dr McDonough we're wonderful. my visit wasn't rushed, I was heard, the Dr explained her recommendations clearly. She was professional but also very warm and personal. my daughter has decided to switch to Dr McDonough because of my excellent experience

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2021

Dr McDonough is absolutely amazing and listened to every one of my concerns without judgement. I really appreciate having her for my visit as the last time I experienced palpitations, nobody did a thorough check as well as Dr McDonough.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

I have going to Dr McDonough for over 20 years. she treats me like she would a friend. I am lucky to have found such a good doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Dr McDonough is one of the most knowledgeable doctors I've ever met if she's not quite sure she checks it out and gets back to you I hope I never have to get another doctor

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

love Dr. McDonough. she is kind and caring and I have highly recommended her and Cleveland Clinic to many others

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2020

Always a good experience checking in with Dr. McDonough

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Dr. McDonough is the absolute best physician in the entirety of the Cleveland Clinic. She genuinely cares about her patients and listens to us during all visits.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Absolutely love that I can have televists with Dr McDonough. I moved to Florida and was devastated that I would have to give her up. But, with televisits, I can continue to see my absolute favorite doc in the world. I highly recommend televisits and believe that CCF should tell people that they can continue to see their docs no matter where they live in the US. It's a perk for sure.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Dr. McDonough is awesome!! I never feel like she is rushing, and I feel like she genuinely listens to me. She has an excellent bedside manner.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Dr. McDonough is a great doctor!!!

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

Dr McDonough has always been kind and interested in what I have brought to her regarding my health.

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