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

Independence Family Hlth Ctr


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

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

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heart Valve Disease
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol
  • 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 http://my.clevelandclinic.org/heart/about-heart-vascular-institute/treatment-outcomes.aspx.

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

Residency - Akron General Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Akron, OH

Medical Education - Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH

Undergraduate - University of Akron
Akron, OH


  • 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

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 4/15/2024, Dr. Hershey has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

336 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

46 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

Best Doctor appointment in a long time. Took time to listen and seemed genuinely interested in my well-being.

Reviewed on May 16, 2024

Dr. Hershey is kind and understanding and caring. I'm so glad to have him as my heart doctor!

Reviewed on May 13, 2024

Doctor was very refreshing in that he cares about the patients and not about the number of appointments he has in a given day

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

I love Dr. Rose and all the people in the office and in the Moll Center. They do everything they can to make the best of a very difficult time. Dr. Rose does all he can to go to bat for you so you can heal.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Dr. Hershey is terrific! Answered questions, talked about treatment, made me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Dr. Was awesome! Excellent bedside manor, easy to talk to

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

I always enjoy seeing Dr Hershey

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

Dr. Hershey always takes the time to discuss my concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Dr. Hershey was very caring and provided explanations that were frank and easily understood

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Dr. Hershey is very kind and sympathetic to needs. He explains everything so I can understand my condition.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2024

Dr.was very good,he asked me all the right questions.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

I did not feel that I was taken seriously by this doctor. Upon reading the doctors notes this disregard for my concern of my symptoms was also apparent.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

I am Very satisfied with Dr. Hershey and his staff

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Very pleasant and knowledgeable doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Dr. Hershey is very accommodating

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Dr Hersey took his time and explained things to me. I enjoyed my visit

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Dr Hershey is a very knowledgeable Cardiologist. He always listens to me and answers any questions I may have.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2024

Excellent Dr Hershey!

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Dr. Hershey did not have access to the computer system. He took written notes and spent time going over my questions. His walk out notes was completed later and all was well.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

Amazing doctor!!! Hershey is top teir!

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr is excellent-- he is so kind and compassionate! Need more Cleveland Clinic doctors like him!

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Dr. Hershey rocks!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr. Hershey is fantastic.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Hershey always treats me like I am the only patient he has to care for. I trust him implicitly.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Very good cardiologist always talks to the point very easy to understand very likable. Great doctor

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

I was having some concerning symptoms but couldn't get an appointment until 5 months. Dr Hershey was nice enough to fit me in within days and ordered two tests.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2023

I really like Dr. Hershey. He is thorough and I feel he has a good sense of humor, which I appreciate. Glad he is my doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr Hersey explained my issues in a very professional easy to understand manner. He spent time answering my questions. I respect his expertise and would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

Dr. Hershey is a great doctor. He listened to my concerns and problems and explained everything to me so that I can understand. Very polite and eased me saying don't worry we will take care of you that I will be fine. Great doctor!

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

I was impressed with Dr. Hershey. He was kind, understanding, and explained everything as needed.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

The Dr. Was very easy to understand and helpful. He is easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Dr Hershey was very empathetic, explained everything thoroughly and truly cared

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Hershey is one of two of my favorite doctors.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Hershey explained to me what the ekg. Showed and also what the problem may show after the next few appointments and he said he would also make sure after solutions he will make sure the clinic will make sure follow up appointments will be monitored for future if needed.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

A very caring doctor who took the time to explain in detail all related heart issues.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr. Hershey is always kind and caring. I feel he always makes me feel safe and confident about his care for me.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Dr Hershey and his staff are excellent!

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Doctor Hershey was amazing!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Great doctor!!

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Best dr appt I've had

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Hershey was thorough and very professional. He answered all of our questions. He has a vast knowledge of cardio care!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Had to wait over a month to get to see Dr. Hershey worth it.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Hershey was great. Very informative and helpful. Listened and explained well. Felt like he was invested in helping identify the issue and once identified will help mitigate its impact.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Scheduling wait to get appointment with my various doctors Is annoying (wish it could be sooner). Doctors/staff have been very helpful to get me in if I'm having a significant issue. I have had very good experiences with CCF doctors and staff.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2023

Dr Hershey is always straight with me about my problems and he takes time to explain all my options.. That's why I stay with his care

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr. Hershey is a great clinician.

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