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Department Allergy and Clinical Immunology
Primary Location Stow-Falls Express & Outpatient Care
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Airborne Allergens
  • Allergic Conjunctivitis
  • Allergic Disorders
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Allergies
  • Anaphylaxis
  • Angioedema
  • Aspirin Sensitivity
  • Drug Allergy
  • Eczema
  • Egg Allergy
  • Environmental Allergies
  • Fish Allergy
  • Food Allergies
  • Hay Fever
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Latex Allergy
  • Medication Allergies
  • Milk Allergy
  • Nut Allergy
  • Shellfish Allergy
  • Soy Allergy
  • Wheat Allergy
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania
Allergy and Immunology
Philadelphia, PA USA

Residency - Lewis Katz School of Medicine at Temple University
Internal Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Medical Education - Drexel University College of Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undergraduate - University of Pittsburgh
Religious Studies
Pittsburgh, PA USA


  • Internal Medicine - Allergy & Immunology
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Seasonal allergies, Allergic rhinitis, Allergy shots (allergen immunotherapy), Asthma, Hives (urticaria), Chronic hives (urticaria), Penicillin allergy, Food allergy

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Anthony LaCava, 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 4/3/2024, Dr. LaCava has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

168 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

I like doctor lacava well he is a compassionate person he explains things well. Usually I have a hard time trusting a man but everything went well.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

I feel the staff work very well together very understanding, kind, knowledgeable in everything they did they all smiled to me that is a true blessing. In other doctors office they don't smile. And they acknowledge every person individually with kind words.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

The phone numbers when the allergy doctor calls me connect me to the main switchboard would set me up for appointments that were not correct. It was extremely aggravating because even after I confirmed the appointment I showed up but nobody was there ?

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

Dr. LaCava was very attentive, kind and professional. He took my concerns seriously and explained things to me in a way that was easy to understand. I highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

Dr LaCava was very professional and thorough, explained everything and made me feel like he cared about my health, and I wasn't jus another number.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Dr took extra time to listen and try to help with what is going on. Really took the time and cared

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr. LaCava responded to My Chart very promptly

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr LaCava went out of his way and phoned me twice and contacted me through My Chart. He has shown me that he really cares about my issue and is trying hard to help me solve it.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2024

Dr. Lacava is very caring and concerned about my (and I assume all patients) medical issues.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Anthony is a great doctor. Takes his time and listens.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2024

Dr. Lacava is very friendly and takes time to explain things and gives you the opportunity to ask questions. He never seems rushed.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr.Lacava is great!

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2023

Dr. LaCava has been wonderful. I had initially exceeded the 3 year mark with my previous allergist and so the staff suggested Dr. LaCava. Starting over with a new MD can make one nervous, anxious, and uneasy. He has been WONDERFUL, however, and has really cared and done everything possible if an issue came up about something and with such an amazing staff behind him to help follow his example instructions I would recommend him to anyone. He is absolutely wonderful & I could not have asked for a better fit. Amazing physician..always patient oriented and helps to make sure care is ALWAYS receivedIn a timely manner.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr. Lacava is a wonderful addition to my health care team

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

There are not enough positive comments to fit within this space when describing the care I receive from Dr. LaCava. He was the only physician within a nine-month span who uncovered the cause of my recurring infections. He continues to be thorough...asking a lot of questions and taking a lot of notes...he responds to MyChart messages quickly, and I feel that I finally have a physician on my side in helping me through this journey.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Always receive timely responses, which is especially important. Dr. LaCava and his staff make me feel as though I'm the only patient they have.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

Great discussion! I was impressed that this new to me doctor knew so much about me from reading my chart.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr. Lacava is very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

The doctor was great he listened and didn't rush.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2023

Dr. LaCava and support staff were very supportive and kept me informed throughout the process. Highly recommend.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

After waiting an hour in room, I was tired & disappointed. This was first time seeing Dr. Lacava. Been going there for a long time & never have had to wait in room for an hour.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Excellent experience. I WAS MISERABLE WITH A RASH that did not allowed me to sleep for several days. DR. LACAVA took the time to listen ,examined my face carefully & then explained plan to follow with proper medication. In a couple of days I saw the results & no more Itching. He will be my allergy doctor from now on. He Is a very caring doctor & good listener.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr. DeSalva was very courteous, pleasant, and attentive. He listened to my questions, and answered them in a way that I could understand easily. My entire visit was amazing!

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

I love Dr Lacava! He is caring, knowledgeable, explains everything. And above all it is obvious that he has chosen the right career. Clinic is lucky to have him!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

He seemed concerned about my bone marrow issue he gave me paperwork for my V.A DR.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr LaCava is a very caring doctor who always does everything to resolve the concerns presented by his patients.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Great doctor

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2023

Dr LaCava is fantastic! I feel heard, he is getting to root of my issues. Doctor is attentive, truly listens and has excellent follow through, through, competent and professional. Dr LaCava is a asset for Cleveland Clinic. Thank you!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Alisia and Dr.Lacava were both great!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

Doctor was very thorough and patient.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

The doctor was great. He listened and explained everything

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

Dr. Laclava was a pleasure to meet and I'm thrilled to be a patient of his.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. Lacava was very nice. He showed very much concern. I definitely would recommend Dr. Lacava to my friends and family.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Everyone on staff was very good ..the doctor was very knowledeble aount my problem . Sent me to a specialist for further treatments.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Doctor Lacava is a good fit for the CCF health care team He looked and listened to me as a patient Sometimes the EMR seems to be the focus but I was impressed that most of the time he was engaged with me and looked at me

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