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

Independence Family Health Center

Appointment:
216.986.4000
Desk:
216.986.4000
Fax:
216.986.4000

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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Biography

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

Appointed
2017

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Cardiovascular Disease
Cleveland, OH USA
1995

Residency - Akron General Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Akron, OH USA
1992

Medical Education - Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH USA
1989

Undergraduate - University of Akron
Akron, OH USA
1984

Certifications

  • 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.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 4/21/2021, 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

284 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Dr. Hershey was extremely helpful and very thorough. I really like his candid approach and honest demeanor.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Like I said Dr. Hershey was great. Plus he's a Brown's fan :)

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Dr. Hershey is always nice. My daughter comes with me to the visit and we are very impressed by his willingness to listen to me and to answer any questions. He makes coming to the doctors fun.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Dr Hershey is attentive and thorough.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2021

Great Doctor and guy

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

I'm pleased with Dr. Hershey's care.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Dr. Hershey told me about some problems and what I can do about them. Gave me advice about it and told me about the consequences of not following adivce

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Doc was great

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Doctor explained everything and was very nice

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Dr. Hershey is wonderful. It is so nice to visit a doctor who spends more looking at the patient rather than the computer screen. I never felt rushed and he gave me all the time I needed -- all while looking directly at me. That seems to be a lost art.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

When I left I actually felt my doctor had "seen" me. That is how he is. Many doctors are losing that trait but he still has it. I think it is called patient "care".

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2021

Dr. Hershey is one the the better doctors I have seen. He treats me with respect and dignity and is thorough and honest. Always very friendly, very good doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021

Dr. Hershey rocks!

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

I have in the past recommended Dr. Hershey to other people.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr. Hersey was excellent also!!

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

started on time doctor explained everything to me and took time to talk to my daughter on phone

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr. Hershey was personable, professional and listened to my input. Liked him immensely.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

I am very pleased with Dr. Hersey's care. He is very considerate and professional.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

Exceptional. Dr. Hershey makes the heart seem like fun. He really makes you feel like he cares and he does it by making us laugh (my daughter and I). I would recommend him to anyone that has any fear, or just simply wants to take the seriousness out of the routine visits.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

great doctor very informative

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

most excellent experience I've ever had with a doctor. thorough knowledgeable proactive reassuring encouraging. love him!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

THe doctor answered the questions I hadand was thorough.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

This was my first appointment with this provider. I felt comfortable discussing my medical issues. I felt he gave appropriate medical advice and understood and answered my questions thoroughly. I felt that my time was well spent and look forward to my next visit.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Excellent. I'm very satisfied with my new provider.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

First time with Dr. Hershey and I was impressed. He actually listened to me and he realliy did read my past history. It is difficult to find a good doctor that you like and I hope Dr. Hershey sticks around at the Independence Cleveland Clinic for a very long time. He was very easy to talk.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Dr. Hershey is easy to talk to. I feel very comfortable discussing my concerns and questions.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

Doctor Hershey was very professional as well as personable.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Dr. Hershey seems capable and has a respectful bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Dr. Hershey is not only an excellent cardiologist, he is also extremely personable.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2021

I will return to this Doctor in the future.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

the scheduler for dr. hershey on the 3rd floor is excellent so friendly , caring and kind ! She takes pride in her work !

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2020

this was my first time visit with Dr. Hershey. He was so friendly and kind...made me feel comfortable, He took time to explain and answer my questions. I felt he really cared about me and did not make me feel rushed .

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

Dr. Hershey very professional and a nice person.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

doctor Hershey was fantastic. made me feel very comfortable

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Dr. Hershey and I have only met twice now but he took the time to read my chart and understand my problems. He's great.

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