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Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Akron General Physician Office Building
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Critical Care Medicine
  • Pulmonary Medicine
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Pulmonary Disease
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Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2017

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Vanderbilt Univ. College of Medicine
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Nashville, TN USA
1995

Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Pulmonary & Critical Care Fellowship Program
Pulmonary & Critical Care
Nashville, TN USA
1995

Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center (Tennessee)
Pulmonary and Critical Care Medicine
Nashville, TE United States (Archived)
1995

Residency - Medical College of Ohio
Internal Medicine
Toledo, OH USA
1992

Residency - Medical College of Ohio (Toledo)
Medicine
Toledo, OH USA
1992

Residency - University of Toledo Internal Medicine Program
Internal Medicine
Toledo, OH USA
1991

Residency - University of Toledo Medical Center (Ohio)
Internal Medicine
Toledo, Oh United States (Archived)
1991

Residency - Medical College of Ohio (Toledo)
Medicine
Toledo, OH USA
1991

Internship - Medical College of Ohio (Toledo)
Internal Medicine
Toledo, OH USA
1989

Medical Education - Medical College of Ohio
Toledo, OH USA
1988

Medical Education - University of Toledo Medical Center (Ohio)
Toledo, Oh United States (Archived)
1988

Medical Education - Medical College of Ohio (Toledo)
Toledo, OH USA
1988

Medical Education - University of Toledo College of Medicine
Toledo, OH USA

Fellowship - Vanderbilt University School of Medicine (Tennessee)
Nashville, TN USA

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease

Specialty Interests

Critical Care Specialists; Pulmonologists

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Donald DeCoy, MD.

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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 2/17/2022, Dr. DeCoy 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

101 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
Listens 3.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2022

Dr. Decoy is a wonderful doctor! He shows concern about me, takes accurate notes, answers all questions, and even listens to off--subject comments. He offered to speak to my bi-pap supplies provider about my differences with them. I missed seeing him when he was so busy with pandemic patients.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2022

I've already recommended Dr Decoy to my brother. He needs a pulmonologist.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2022

I was very HAPPY with my visit with Dr Decoy, he took the time with me and explained various concerns and didn't make me feel rushed

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2022

Dr. Decoy provided excellent care and kept me informed regarding the results of my test.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

The doctor was kind to me and feel he is sincere in wanting to help me. I am a smoker and have lung disease. He prescribed things to help me reduce or quit eventually my smoking habits. I feel fortunate to have a doctor like him.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2022

Dr. De Coy has been very helpful in providing advice about treatment of my sleep apnea.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2021

Great doctor listens to me and answers my questions

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2021

Dr. DeCoy was punctual and answered my questions. He's a very good doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2021

Dr. DeCoy is one of the most professional, courtesy, knowledgeable and compassionate physicians I HAVE EVER ENCOUNTERED. He is always well-prepared at my appointments and has pre-read my medical record. He allows you to be a part of your care-a great listener. Please be sure to share this with him and his office staff. Be sure that Dr. Harte sees this provides Dr. DeCoy the deserved feedback.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2021

I was very impressed with the front office, nurses, and Dr. Decoy! I would recommend Dr. Decoy to anyone needing a pulmonary doctor. Plus they offered my flu shot ! Great visit.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2021

Dr. DeCoy took the time to get an accurate assessment of my health.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Dr. Decoy was one of the best Drs. I have been to.He was kind, very thorough, and very professional.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Best doctor visit I have had in many years. Dr. DeCoy was fantastic.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Dr. Decoy listens to what you have to say and asks appropriate questions.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

Dr. DeCoy was SO thorough and genuinely concerned. He listened, took notes, asked questions. Came up with a plan of some tests and prescription. I even received a call when my one test had elevated results. NEVER looked at his watch or felt I was interrupting his day. Great doctor!

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