Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Independence Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Independence Family Health Center
Primary Location

Independence Family Health Center


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Abnormal Stress Test
  • Cardiac Rehabilitation
  • C-Reactive Protein Testing
  • Diagnostic Clinical Cardiology
  • Exercise and Cardiovascular Disease
  • General Cardiology
  • Non-Invasive Diagnostic Testing
  • Regional Heart and Vascular
  • Screening and Testing
  • Stress Testing
View all 10 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy
  • Ischemic Cardiomyopathy
  • Mitral Valve Prolapse
  • Mitral Valve Regurgitation
  • Mitral Valve Stenosis
  • Myocardial Ischemia
  • Near-syncope
  • Syncope
  • Tricuspid Regurgitation
  • Tricuspid Valve Disease
View all 16 Specialties +


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About Jeffrey Hershey, MD

Jeffrey Hershey, MD, FACC, is a staff cardiologist in the Section of Regional Cardiovascular Medicine in the Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, Sydell and Arnold Miller Family Heart, Vascular & Thoracic Institute. He sees patients at Independence Family Health Center and Medina Hospital.

Specialty Interests: Coronary artery disease (CAD), valvular heart disease, cardiovascular disease prevention, heart failure and cardiac rehabilitation

Experience:  Physicians in the Tomsich Family Department of Cardiovascular Medicine at Independence Family Health Center and Medina Hospital offer the latest diagnostic testing and medications to deliver better heart care outcomes for patients.

Dr. Hershey is highly experienced in diagnosing and treating heart disease and has performed thousands of cardiac catheterizations. He is board certified in internal medicine and cardiovascular disease and a fellow of the American College of Cardiology.

Success Rates: Outcomes and statistics for specific procedures at Cleveland Clinic are available at

Education: Dr. Hershey earned his Doctorate of Medicine from Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine, Rootstown, Ohio. He completed his internship and residency in internal medicine at Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine Affiliated Hospitals in Akron, Ohio, followed by a fellowship in cardiovascular disease at Case Western Reserve University Affiliated Hospitals in Cleveland.

Prior to Dr. Hershey’s 2020 appointment to the Cleveland Clinic medical staff, he had been Chief of Cardiology for six years and Chief of Medicine for a year at Emory Johns Creek Hospital in Johns Creek, Ga.

About Dr. Hershey: "I enjoy involving patients in the decision-making process regarding their health care. I like to explain to the patient all the options available with a discussion of risks and benefits. It is a privilege to be able to participate in the care of each individual. This career has never felt like a job to me - it is something I truly enjoy doing on a daily basis.”

Leisure Activities: Outside of work, Dr. Hershey enjoys playing golf, basketball and tennis, working in the yard and woodworking in his home workshop.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Cardiovascular Disease
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Akron General Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Akron, OH USA

Medical Education - Northeast Ohio Medical University
Rootstown, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Akron
Akron, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

Coronary artery disease (CAD), valvular heart disease, cardiovascular disease prevention, heart failure and cardiac rehabilitation

Awards & Honors

  • 2009 Physician Executive Program, Emory University
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 7/2/2020, Dr. Hershey 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

244 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

44 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Was very happy with meeting my new doctor and liked him very much Dr. Hershey

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Love my new doctor

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

Dr Hershey was very friendly and helpful.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

First appointment with Dr. Hershey and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. Very Kind, courteous and good listener.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Excellent doctor and staff

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

I came to Dr. Hershey on a referral by another patient and have recommended and spoke highly to friends about his professionalism and wonderful interaction with his patients.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

This was my first visit with Dr. Hershey. Dr. Hershey called me a few days later to discuss the result of my BNP/NT pro BNP blood test which was 3010 pg/mL and flagged as HIGH. I am deeply concerned and feel like I am sitting on a ticking time bomb. Dr. Hershey tried his best to soothe my fears. He assured me that I was on the Rolls Royces of medicines. Dr. Hershey spent a considerable amount of time with me on the phone explaining my heart condition to me. He told me I had atrial fibrillation and chronic diastolic heart failure. I have diminished squeezing function of the heart. I am thankful to Dr. Hershey for contacting me. I am also thankful to God that I do not have symptoms. I do not want to die yet. I still have a lot to do on my bucket list.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

provider had other problems on his mind focus was not on me

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Dr Hershey was nice and professional. Getting an appointment within a reasonable time is terrible. I have to wait almost 2 months to get an appointment with my primary doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

I have no complaints with anyone in Cardio at Independence, except I wish you would keep a Doctor around for more than one visit.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

It was a pleasure to speak with Dr. Hershey on a one to one basis. The time he spent with me was very valuable. His interest in providing excellent care for me was obvious during our conversation.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

I visit a doctor Hershey at the Rockside office I was very pleased with the service. I found everyone to be courteous and professional.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Very good experience. This was the first time I saw Dr. Hershey and was very impressed with him. Knowledgeable, listened, answered my questions. He has a great personality and I am glad to have him as my cardiologist.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2020

Dr. Hershey seems to be at the top of his game professionally. very pleasant, listened, answered my questions. glad to have him as my cardiologist. I'm actually looking forward to my next appointment with him.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

great job by Dr Hershey.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

My phone visit with Dr. Hershey was very good. He is very polite asked appropriate questions and cared about my health.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

I will have another appointment with Dr. Hershey in December. I like him as a doctor. He did not rush to change any medications asking if that was ok with me. He understood why I did not come in person and was happy to talk via phone.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Good listener this Dr is

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr and staff do a good job

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2020

This was my first visit with Dr. Hershey as my original cardiologist is no longer with the clinic. I was very pleased with him.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr Hershey was excellent. Knowledgeable and caring.

Reviewed on May 20, 2020

this was my first visit with Dr. Hershey. I felt very comfortable with him and his concerns for my condition. I hope our next visit will be as welcomed.

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Dr. Hershey called me earlier than my scheduled time because he was aware I had a last minute conflict. That was awesome- he's the best!!

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Dr. Hershey is an excellent doctor. Very knowledgeable, professional and caring. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2020

It was a phone call visit. The doctor listened to me, and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

This was the first time I met Dr. Hersey. It went well. He was quite pleasant.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Dr. Hershey was at ease talking to me on the phone and was able to put me at ease and fully understand him.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

I like doctor Hershey he's straight shoot from the hip he don't hold back your results

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

DR explained everything and did not rush

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Doctor being transferred

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr Hershey and staff provided first class treatment.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr Hershey made us feel like family. We look forward to our appointments with him. He answers all our questions.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

dr Hershey is wonderful. he is knowledgeable regarding my issues. He is also kind and listens to what I say and answers accordingly. I hope he continues at the Independence facility.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019

My first visit to the doctor and I was impressed with him.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

Dr Hershey is the best! We drove from Sandusky to Medina, and will continue to do so.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

1st time appointment with Dr. I am pleased with the care & professionalism.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

Really like Dr. Hershey he straight up and answers all your questions

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Dr. Hershey was wonderful and addressed all my concerns. I felt much better after Imet with him

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Having never met Dr. Hershey before (not being able to schedule with my regular cardiologist) I was disappointed that he had not updated himself on my history.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

This was my first visit with Dr. Hershey. I am totally satisfied being in Dr. Hershey's care. He is very caring and courteous. He explained all of my options regarding my medical condition. I look forward to working with Dr. Hershey in the future.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr. Hershey was very personable, took his time to explain test results and considered my opinion when making recommendations. This was my first cardiologist appointment and I was reassured by his demeanor and explanations.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Amazing doctor very personable and understandable

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

very knowledgible doctor, easy to understand and able to communicate well

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Dr Hershey was very personable and provided the care I would expect in a doctor at the Cleveland Clinic.

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