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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 College of Medicine
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

See publications for Jeffrey Hershey, MD.

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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 4/18/2022, 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.

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

216 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

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022

Earl loved how Dr Hershey explained everything to us

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr Hershey was attentive to my concerns & explained my health problems thoroughly.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Suggestion of switching prescriptions was treated with respect to my preference by Dr Hershey

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

I like Dr. Hershey very much and his staff. He listens, explains and answers any questions I might have. Asks me if I have any questions/concerns. Very nice!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2022

*Dr. Hershey is probably the best care provider I have ever encountered. Very personable, listens & explains thoroughly and treats us with a great deal of respect. Enables me to feel very comfortable during/after the visit.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

Dr. Hershey's office staff is always friendly and accommodating.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2022

My decision to seek Dr. Hershey as my physician for my heart condition has met all my hopes and I have all the trust in the world in his abilities.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2022

The doctor was easy to talk to

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

Dr very caring

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Dr Hershey explained my problem very well.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2022

Dr. Hershey was very attentive to my concerns & very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

Scheduling the September appointment was challenging for the scheduler, as Dr. Hershey's schedule was very full, and they had recently transitioned to a new system. However, the scheduler (Laura) was extremely diligent, and followed up with an earlier appointment.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2022

Dr. Hershey has been very patient and thorough, takes care to explain things and answer questions thoroughly.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2022

Doctor listened to me and he explained everything to my understanding. We even made small talk about sports which we both love. He complimented me on my weight loss and told me that I was doing great

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

The doctor was very good in listening to me and adjusting his recommendations accordingly, it was a good give and take.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2022

Dr. Hershey is a very caring and competent doctor. I have confidence in him and his ability to take caree of my medical needs.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2022

I felt very comfortable when I met Dr. Hershey. He was very easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

Dr. Hershey was thorough, and listened very well to my questions.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2022

Dr. Hershey is very kind and clear in his explanations.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

I wish there was a #6 for "Amazing" as that is what I would give Dr Hershey.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Dr Hershey and all his staff are fantastic. He is great in his explanations of circumstances and conditions. His bedside manner is superb. There is no area that has need for improvement. Dennis Solensky

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Dr Hershey was one of the best doctors I have been to. He explained everything so that I could understand. Listened to my questions & answered them.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

I like Dr. Hershey and respect him very much.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

Dr. Hershey is great!! A+for him and Cheryl . Both showed professionalism for everything!! Kudos to them!!

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

Dr. Hershey and his staff are awesome all the way around.

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Dr. Hershey is always so nice. He makes me laugh and really seems to care about my questions no matter how silly they are or no matter how silly I am. For someone dealing with heart patients, he makes me and my daughter feel so relaxed and actually makes us laugh. Whenever anyone asks who I go to I always give his name.

Reviewed on May 10, 2022

Dr. Hershey and staff are outstanding.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

Very good visit with with the doctor he explains everything to me very well and answers my questions for me .

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

The Doctor and his staff are very kind clear and caring. I enjoy our visits

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

Dr. Hershey has been very patient, understanding, friendly. I feel as though he truly cares.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

I would highly recommend Dr. Hershey. He answered questions with ease. He always puts me at ease about my health problems.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Dr. Hershey is very informative and explains things very well. He is very pleasant, and I like him very much.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

Great Dr.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Dr. Hershey has a great personality and I felt very comfortable in discussing my medical questions and issues with him.

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