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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Graduate - Baldwin Wallace College
Berea, OH USA
Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Undergraduate - State University of New York at Purchase
Purchase, NY USA
- House Doctor - Cleveland Play House, Great Lakes Theater Festival
- Family Medicine
Performing Arts Medicine, Substance Abuse
Awards & Honors
- Fellow, American Academy of Family Physicians
- Ed & Diane White Award for excellence and innovation in clinical teaching
- American Academy of Family Medicine
- Ohio Academy of Family Medicine
- Cleveland Academy of Family Medicine
- Performing Arts Medical Alliance
Research & Publications
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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 9/21/2017, Dr. Ford 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.
76 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.6|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
8 Patient Comments
Reviewed on May 21, 2018
Dr. Ford's staff is EXCELLENT
Reviewed on May 3, 2018
This was my first time seeing Dr. Ford. I was in need of a new primary care physician due to the retirement of my previous doctor who I saw for over 25 years. Dr. Ford was recommended by a friend. Having a Cleveland Clinic doctor was very important to me. Dr. Ford spent a lot of time with me, answered all my questions, ordered blood work so he could get to know about my health and we are working on obtaining my previous medical records. I am very satisfied to have him as my new doctor.
Reviewed on Feb 5, 2018
*Dr. Ford has a unique ability to "connect the dots" in solving health care problems.
Reviewed on Oct 23, 2017
Dr. Ford is very concerned about his patients
Reviewed on Oct 6, 2017
Dr. Ford & specialist did not communicate.
Reviewed on Oct 6, 2017
Dr. Ford was very caring and thorough. This was my first appointment and I am pleased he agreed to include me as a patient in his practice.
Reviewed on Jun 26, 2017
Dr. Ford is very patient and attentive. It's rare now a days for a doctor to personally call patients directly instead of having nurse, receptionist or mychart do the communicating for them, but Dr. Ford does so when appropriate.
Reviewed on Jun 12, 2017
Dr. Ford is an exceptional physician. I feel great confidence taking my problems to him. I can always rely on the fact that he will figure things out.
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