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Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Bronchoscopy
  • Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR)
  • Diagnosing Asthma
  • Endotracheal Intubation
  • Mechanical Ventilation
  • Polysomnogram
  • Pulmonary Function Testing
  • Thoracentesis
  • Treating Asthma with Bronchodilators
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Asthma
  • Central Sleep Apnea
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Hypersomnia
  • Hypoventilation
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Obstructive Sleep Apnea
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sleep Apnea
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Sleep Medicine
Rochester, MN USA

Fellowship - Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center
Critical Care Medicine
New York, NY USA

Fellowship - Brooklyn Hospital Center
Pulmonary Medicine
Brooklyn, NY USA

Residency - Brooklyn Hospital Center
Internal Medicine
Brooklyn, NY USA

Medical Education - Ross University School of Medicine
Edison, NJ USA

Undergraduate - University of Florida
Gainesville, FL USA


  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Sleep Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Critical Care Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Jose Contreras, 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 4/17/2023, Dr. Contreras 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

49 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

The doctor was very patient, kind and thorough

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Great love my doctor he is so attentive

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Dr. Contreras is professional, personable, and efficient. Always a pleasure to visit with him.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr. Contreras is a great doctor. I recommend him to friends and family who have similar medical needs.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

I had a very favorable first visit encounter with Dr. Contreras. He made me feel at ease throughout my visit, listened intently to my current issues, which were a bit complicated in my mind, and has a very caring attitude. I felt very comfortable with him and appreciate Dr. Fadel having recommended him for my care!

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

I was again amazed at the amount of time Dr. Contreras spent with me. We went over my cat scan in detail. He answered all of my questions and explained everything.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

He is great doctor hope he stays

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Dr Jose Contreras is an asset to your organization

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2023

Have already recommended this physician

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Dr. Contreras was patient and took the time to ask follow up questions. He was kind and knowledgable, as usual. I understand why he is in high demand!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

Dr. Contreras was very thorough and caring

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Dr Contreras was very much patient explaining all the questions I had concerning results of imaging.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Dr. Contreras was very thorough. He listened to my concerns. We discussed my asthma and decided on a new medication. He explained everything, answered all of my questions. He even checked what my out of pocket cost for my new prescription would be. I love that he treats me, as a whole person, not just my asthma.

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