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

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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 1/8/2019, 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

83 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr. McDonough is a very compassionate Doctor who I have been seeing for over 20 yrs. She is respectful, understanding and very knowledgeable in her field.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Dr. McDonough is wonderful. Treats the whole person and is such a great listener and communicator.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Dr. McDonough always gives her best. She is so knowledgeable and is able to explore areas that are not obvious to other caregivers.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

Love Dr. McDonough!

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

Dr. McDonough is very intelligent, knowledgeable and caring. She represents the Cleveland Clinic very well. I fell so fortunate to have her as my primary physician.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2019

My experience with Dr. McDonough has never been short of excellent. She genuinely cares about her patients and listens to their needs, a rarity in today's medical environment. Several years ago she diagnosed my mothers colon cancer, and because of her quick evaluation she is alive today. She is an amazing doctor who puts her patients needs first.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr Joan is very very good

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr Joan was very considerate, thoughtful, included me in choosing the best approach to treatment

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Dr. McDonough is the best there is. I have several significant health problems and she amazes me in hoe she balances all of my care. I've recently switched to CCF and Dr. McDonough for primary care, and I have never been more grateful for a doctor. She listens, she cares and she stays in communication with my other providers to ensure everybody is on the same page. SHE IS THE BEST THERE IS!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Dr McDonough is worth any wait time . She is the best PCP I've ever had!

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Since I have to wait MONTHS to see my doctor, why would I recommend your practice?

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

I always look forward to my appts with Dr. McDonough. She's always so positive and reassuring. She makes you feel comfortable and at ease which is very much appreciated. As long as she continues to practice I will continue to be her patient. She is truly an asset to your hospital, but I am sure your very aware of that....

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

Dr. McDonough and her staff have always communicated a genuine concern for my well being.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

could never find a better Dr.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018

Dr McDonough is one of the most caring knowledgeable positions I've ever met I would recommend her to anyone

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2018

Dr Joan and her staff are amazing! very caring and thorough. sh heas been my primary for decades - even before she came to the Clinic.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018

I have been a patient of Dr. McDonough for about 20 years. She has always provided me with excellent care and advice. She always takes her time with me and hears what I have to say. She is hard to get to see at times because she is so busy and takes time with her patients but I would wait as long as it took in the waiting room to get in to see her rather than settling for another doctor. She is awesome!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2018

Happy with Dr. McDonough. Very professional and understanding. Takes all the time I need during appointment.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2018

Dr. McDonough is the best. Since she is younger than me, I hope she will work many more years as I don't think I will ever find a doctor as caring, knowledgeable and compassionate again.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018

This was my first time seeing this doctor. she was kind and really listened to me. she was understanding of my situation and when I left I felt like I have found the right doctor for me.

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