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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 Care
  • General Adolescent Medicine
  • General Dermatology
  • General Obstetrics and Gynecology
  • General Pediatric Medicine
  • Health and Wellness
  • Integrative Medicine
  • Internal Medicine
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender (LGBT) 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 24 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 Cholesterol
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • 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


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Douglas Harley, DO.

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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 1/3/2023, 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

59 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 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

13 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

I love that Dr Harley allows me to be part of my health care decisions. He leaked time to listen

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Dr Harley is by far the best PCP I have ever had! If only all residents could train under him re: bedside manner. But, alas, it's just who Dr Harley is: caring, gentle, kind and of course-intelligent in his field and practice.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

I have recommended him to others. Dr. Harley is one of the best doctors I have been to.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Dr Harley is an amazing doctor and I would recommend him to anyone , he has always showed care and concern and listens , huge asset to any organization

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Dr Harley is very thoroughly but, has his hands in alot of different projects and his appt fill up quickly.I'm used to seeing the Dr I picked not P.A., or Nurse practors or Residents.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Dr Harley and his staff are always courteous and prompt as schedules allow.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Great doctors are hard to find, and this doctor is in that category.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Dr Harleypersonally goes above and beyond my expectations. He truly cares about his patients

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