Department Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location Lakewood Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, German
Surgeon No
Lakewood Family Health Center
Primary Location

Lakewood Family Health Center


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Diabetes Center
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Diabetes
  • High Cholesterol
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Nodule
View all 6 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Chicago Hospitals
Chicago, IL USA

Residency - Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Internship - Michael Reese Hospital and Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Medical Education - University of Illinois College of Medicine
Urbana, IL USA

Undergraduate - University of Illinois
Urbana, IL USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Specialty Interests

Lifestyle Intervention for diabetes as a cost effective program marketed by CCF directly to self-insured companies (IDEAL program), prevention and treatment of diabetes including use of pumps and sensors, general endocrinology.

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 1/20/2019, Dr. Shewmon 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

245 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
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

57 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

he has been one of the best doctors I have had.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Dr. Shewmon is extremely caring, knowledgeable, and personable. He bends over backwards to resolve problems and even called me at home to see how my blood sugar had been.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Dr Shewmon is the reason I come to the Cleveland Clinic in Lakewood otherwise I would seek same care closer to home. Dr Shewmon has been my specialist since 2007 and plan to continue with him. He' is always willing to answer questions and explain procedures and test results. I always feel confident that I have received the best care possible from him. he is an extremely intelligent physician and is congenial.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

I currently live in Connecticut but I would never change doctors - nothing beats the Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

The scheduling process has always been easy and friendly within the diabetic center. Dr. Shewmon's office has always been accommodating.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

I have appreciated the care and medical brilliance of Dr. Shewmon. He has always expressed care and thought into my medical solutions. I appreciate having him as my CCF doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

Time spent in the actual appointment with the Dr. was excellent. My only complaint would be wait time and I realize that sometimes unexpected things come up in the appointments before mine.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

always a good experience seeing Dr. Shewmon... he is concerned about his patients

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2019

probably my favorite doctor I have ever seen. I couldn't be happier.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

doctor shewmon is the best, you can tell he cares about you as a whole patient and not just about a single test result. he takes the time to answer questions and is thoughtful with his comments. he is s major reason why I would never leave this healthcare system.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

I recognize that Dr. Shermon made time in his schedule to see me on a two day advance request.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

Dr. Shewmon is probably the best doctor I've had in my adulthood. He takes the time to talk to me, listen to my concerns, addressthem in their entirety, adjust things as needed and make reasonable goals. He is passionate, caring, and genuine. I really respect him as a physician and person I am so glad he is taking care of me and would recommend him to anyone who needs an Endocrine Physician.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2019

Dr. Shewmon has a great bedside manner and is passionate about helping others with their healthcare needs. Thank you!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

Dr Shewmon is an incredible dr who cares about the whole person and makes certain we receive the proper care. He is one of the best drs I have known and feel privileged to have him care for me.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Dr. Shewmon listened to my history and what has been going on and was not dismissive about what is happening. He made me feel like someone is trying to put it all together, finally

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

came in for diabetes maintenance. care giver would not get off the topic of sleep apnea. I asked several questions about my condition only to be told over and over that sleep apnea was the root cause, and using a CPAP machine would make everything better. I wanted to know about my last test results (told the assistant I wanted to find out about the results before the meeting) Provider had closed my chart and was walking out of the room. seems that my kidneys were not filtering very well. 700+ number should have been less than 30. I asked how bad would require dyalasis was told CPAP machine would improve this number. was left hoping that better glucose control could help. Close to seeking another doctor to treat my diabetes.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

*Dr. Shewmon is very thorough, he doesn't rush my visit. Like him a lot!

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

dr Shewman is an excellent doctor for me. explains very well. through. would highly recommend him to other diabetics.

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

best Doctor For diabetes !!!

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

he is a great doctor to have- inspires me to reach my goals- highly recommend him.!

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

Dr Shewmon took enough time to make us comfortable about my treatment option selected. answered all questions and did not make us feel rushed.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

The nurse and doctor were very good.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

One of the better experiences I've had with a doctor. Good listening, good explaining.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Will definitely recommend Dr. Shewmon to anyone who needs him!

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr. Shewman always explains procedures in a way that I would understand. He is an Excellent Doctor. Nice and caring

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

always satisfied with my doctor and his staff

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

I recommend Dr. Showman as much as possible.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

I'm insulin dependent and I've had lows of 20's been to the hospital twice this happened before my appointment with Dr. Shewmon. I was so happy after my appointment because he explained to me about the insulin pump. I feel now that I can have control of my diabetes other than it controlling me. I can have my life back.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

was very pleased with this doctor. He REALLY listened and offered excellent recommendations.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Provider seemed overwhelmed and rushing me through my appointment. Got up to leave before I even knew the appointment was over. I am not happy with the way he manages my care.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Waited an hour and 45 minutes to see the provider as he was so overbooked. Will not wait this long again. Waited at least an hour at my previous appointments. Not good.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Provider seems not to care. Too rushed after long wait to see him

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

doctor was excellent, very nice, and was prepared for my visit, he had researched my problem before seeing me

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

staff are kind Dr Shewmon is wonderful

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

It is very difficult to get an appointment with Dr. Shewmon.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Dr Shewmon is exceptional ~ I feel very confident that I am receiving accurate information about my condition and am comfortable with his assessment and plan for monitoring me.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Cannot thank Dr Shewmon enough for the time and discussion we had related to my health concerns. Would rate him 5 plus with this visit.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

my appointment was for 3:05 I didn't even get into the back room until 415 then was an additional 20 minutes until dr came in. I really like Dr Shewmon, he is an excellent Dr. but his afternoon appointments are always at minimum of an hour behind. i have waited 2 hours before. In my opinion, he can do better.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Dr Shewmon took time to explain things to me that other Docs have not to this date. He was also very thorough with the resident assisting him and shared a few stories of if past issues that he was able to resolve. This was a very good experience.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

Dr. Shewmon was fantastic. I feel very confident in his treatment recommendations.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

dr shewmon is one of the nicest doctors that i have ever seen....he is very kind and is concerned for my many health care issues....he spends a lot of time with me...we interact nicely together....he has a very nice way of communicating....i would rate him on a grade a plus plus...

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

Dr Shewmon took enough time to explain my condition and the options available to treat my condition. He was very empathetic in understanding my concerns. He was truthful in saying he could not do the needed surgery and recommended Dr Shin that he was confident could effectively handle my condition. I fully understood my options based on the time Dr Shewmon took with me and are making the appropriate decisions as a result. Would always recommend Dr Shewmon if anyone needed his services.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

*Dr. Shewmon always takes the time to listen and explain things to me, unlike previous doctors I've had. I thank him for that.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2019

Provider is slightly condescending when answering questions.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019

Dr. Shewmon rocks! i know I am in good hands with him as my caregiver.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2018

I waited over an hour to see him, another 20 mins in the exam room. Once he was in there, it was fine, 30 mins, in and out. However, in the past, I've waited 3 hours, 2 hours, sometimes even longer. This doc is so good and thorough that he needs a partner so no one is waiting excessive amounts of time.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

Honestly one of the worst experiences I've ever had with a doctor. I waited about 50 minutes for him to come to the room, then was met with an incredibly rude and rushed demeanor. He would not let me show him results, or ask questions. A very "Get out of my face" sort of guy. If it wasnt for the fact that I need these health issues figured out quickly, I would never go back to this man.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

I drive 4 hours to see this provider. (Dr. Shewmon)

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2018

I have met several endocrinologists and Dr. Shewmon was one of the most helpful and patient I have worked with. After dealing with my thyroid condition for two years now, he taught me a host of new information about my medication and how it works that nobody had told me until now. I am so grateful to have met him!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2018

To be honest, (not this time, but) sometimes I wait a little longer than the 15 minutes for Dr. Shewmon. In my opinion, he is absolutely worth it. He takes all of my health issues into consideration. He listens to me, and he is very very thorough. I feel like we make decisions together. He is a great doctor!

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018

Dr. Shewmon always includes me in treatment decisions. He makes sure that we work as a team for the best possible care for my conditions. He listens to what I have to say and never makes me feel rushed. He is an excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

Dr.Shewmon's assistant stated she never got messages I left for her. I could not get in direct contact with her during calls. Waited ONE HOUR before I saw Dr.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

Dr keeps his patients waiting long periods of time. Has no respect for patients time. He blames it on the CLINIC. Everyone in that office blames crappy service on the Cleveland Clinic upper management. when I reach out to upper management, I get NO RESPONSE

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

Horrible communication about wait times and getting messages to dr. and assistants

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

I like this physician so far. He seems to know what he is doing and respects my concerns about meds. Despite what must be long and stressful days, he has been very nice both times I have seen him.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

This was a virtual appt so I did not interact w anybody besides Dr Shewmon

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