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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
View all 1 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Medical Education - Medical College of Ohio
Toledo, OH USA

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

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

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

Internship - University Hospitals of Cleveland, Cleveland, OH

Residency - Royal Sussex County Hospital, Brighton, England BN2 5BE

Fellowship - Hospital Juan Canalejo, La Coruna, Spain


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

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 2/23/2021, 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

110 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 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

30 Patient Comments

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!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2021

Dr. DeCoy is one of the best physicians I have encountered in my lifetime. He is a great listener, explains things in understandable terms and allows you to participate in the discussion. Need more like him.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Dr. Decoy was very professional and answered all my questions in a clear, respectful way.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Dr.DeCoy is very thorough in his clinical assessment, his explanations of diagnosis & options of treatment.He has been extremely kind & thoughtful about encouraging hope while being realistic about an incurable disease.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2021

Waited 45 minutes for doctor...only after I was leaving did he step out of his office.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2021

Great doctor

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

Dr. Decoy is an amazing doctor who truly cares about his patients. I'd recommend him to anyone who needs a pulmonologist.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2021

I had an excellent first time experience with Dr. Decoy!!

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Dr. DeCoy explained the difference between narcolepsy and sleep apnea. Very helpful explanation.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Dr was thorough and all staff helpful and friendly

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Dr DeCoy took care of me in the hospital, very good bedside manner, explained things in easy to understand terms & overall kind compationit & respectful

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

I love Dr Decoy and his nurses they are very nice and they talk and listen to you and do anything to make you comfortable. and Dr Decoy has the best bedside manners he talks to you and see how you are doing and if you need anything

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

I would recommend Dr Decoy and his nurses to ANYONE

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Dr. De Coy was very easy to talk to and made me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

I'm always pleased with the efficiency in Dr. DeCoy's office.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Dr. DeCoy is wonderful - friendly but very thorough, and he takes his time to answer all of your questions.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Best doctor I have had!

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Dr. Decoy is a great and wonderful physician.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Dr decoy and absolutely awesome doctor staff is very friendly

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

I was all doctors could be like this

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Very good experience my Dr is the best

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

I can't say enough positive things about Dr. DeCoy. He is very easy to talk with; he's knowledgeable; he's professional; he explains things in a very understandable non-condescending manner. I am so fortunate to have Dr. DeCoy as my pulmonologist. He has cared for me since my open heart surgery and "saved my life" when I experienced some respiratory problems right after surgery. Thank G-d for Dr. DeCoy!

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dr Decoy is the only Dr I have that keeps My Chart up to date.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

Dr McCoy is very informative and caring

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr. Decoy is always very thoughtful iland careful making decisions. I feel like he always has my best interests, both short and long health in mind.

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