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Department Family Medicine
Primary Location Akron General
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Akron General
Primary Location

Akron General

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Addiction Medicine
  • Adolescent Health
  • Challenges and Choices of Aging
  • Family Medicine
  • General Adolescent Medicine
  • General Dermatology
  • General Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • General Pediatric Medicine
  • Health and Wellness
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBTQ+) Health
  • Men's Health
  • Pediatric Urgent Care
  • Pediatrics
  • Prevention and Wellness
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Skin Care
  • Sports Safety
  • Student Health
  • Traveler's Health
  • Women's Health
View all 23 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acne
  • Adults with Developmental Disabilities
  • Alzheimer's
  • Amenorrhea
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Illness
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Down Syndrome
  • Fatigue
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Headaches
  • Heartburn
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome (IBS)
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Mood Disorder
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Warts
View all 33 Specialties +


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About Douglas Harley, DO

Dr. Douglas W. Harley graduated from the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine (OUHCOM) Athens campus in 2002. He completed his Family Medicine residency at St Joseph Hospital in Warren, OH in 2005. Prior to arriving at Cleveland Clinic Akron General in the fall of 2009, Dr. Harley cared for patients at a Federally Qualified Health Center (FQHC) in Youngstown and Urgent Cares in Warren. Dr. Harley has always been interested in teaching, leadership, and organized medicine. He has served in leadership positions with the Ohio Osteopathic Association, Ohio Academy of Family Physicians, and within Cleveland Clinic Akron General. Dr. Harley became Program Director of the Center for Family Medicine in 2019.

Dr. Harley and his wife, Danielle, have two children and enjoys outdoor and family activities.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - St. Joseph Health Center
Family Medicine
Warren, OH

Medical Education - Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH


  • Family Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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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 1/1/2024, Dr. Harley 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

68 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr. Douglas Wayne Harley is one in a few of the Best Doctors anyone could ask for!! Sincerely! He listens and Cares

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Dr Harley is extremely attentive and understanding. He always takes time to listen and will always ask if I have any other concerns before finishing the appt.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr. Harley has been taking care of me, for around 15 yrs. We always can talk to him and get things taken care of. He cares and he got the knowledge to make you feel comfortable to discuss everything that's important to you. I truly love him as a Doctor and care giver. There is non better,

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Dr. Harley is the greatest. He takes his time and explains everything, listens to what I have to say, and answers all questions throughly and in a way that is easy to understand. He is polite, friendly, and respectful. He is an example of what physicians should aspire to be.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2023

Dr. Harley is my hero. He is very careful to make certain that I feel valued. He helps me to understand every test and vaccine to be given. He double checks my allergies. This Doctor should be the model for all others. He doesn't just listen, he hears. He is wonderful.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

Dr Harley has been exceptional. He genuinely care about my health.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr. Harley was very respectful and kind. I felt like he listened to me.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

I think highly of Dr Douglas Harley

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr. Harley is the best! I am so thankful he is my physician. Grateful and thankful for his care when I need medical attention! He's a great guy and wouldn't go to anyone else!

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Love Dr. Harley and his team!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

My provider is excellent. Hope he is there for a long time.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr Harley is an awesome Dr I don't have anything bad to say about him but he is awesome

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Dr Harley is the best

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