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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As of 11/29/2019, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

247 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

53 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Dr.Shewmon is a excellent doctor, I've been on the insulin pump G6 this is the best I've been since I was diagnosed over 20 years ago. I'm thankful for my doctor taking good care of me.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

good experience. following up with a test the doctor put a request in for.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

Dr. Shewmon and the team in Lakewood provided a calm and efficient visit for my diabetic needs to keep me on track. it is always a great discussion to the point on how to improve or coach me to keep on track.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

I feel that Dr. Shewmon is the best provider for me and has given me hope to improve my future.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr. Shewmon it a very good doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

dr.shewmon is always compassionate and eager to educate about the diagnosis or procedure. He probably extended my life when he acted on a feeling that something did not look right - I had a biopsy and did have an aggressive thyroid cancer.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

very good, doctor was very patient, answered my questions so I could understand

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

Dr. Shewmon is an outstanding provider.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

we called for an appt however we did not know dr shewmon was going on vacation and yhe message to call a number not on mychart did not reach him.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

I have so much confidence in Dr. Sherman. I always have. Loved the ability to do a virtual visit during this Covid mess.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

I've seen the same doctors at Cleveland Clinic for many years. I love my doctors! Getting an appointment becomes more difficult each time.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

Dr. Shewmon has always been easy to talk to and he seems genuinely concerned with my health.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

not always easy to get appt when needed but Dr always gives you the time needed to go over things

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dr Shewmon takes the time to address our issues and provided assistance such as an appropriate face mask to purchase to ensure our safety.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Always had good face to face appointments with Dr Shewmon but appreciate the virtual capability due to my compromised health with COPD.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2020

Dr Shewmon is great

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Dr Shewmon is always super professional and knowledgeable

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Good experience. Dr. Shewmon is wonderful.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

I really can't say enough good things about my visits with Dr Shewmon. He has always been awesome to work with.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Dr Shewmon is great! always takes his time & answers my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Dr. Shewmon is knowledgeable, personable, and caring. I trust him.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Dr. Shewmon truly cares about my health. He has a wealth of knowledge and, when I take his suggestions about changing my diet and lifestyle, my lab numbers greatly improve and I feel well.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

I have seen Dr. Shewmon for ten years plus and credit him with helping me stop being pre-diabetic and making sure I conitune to live free of diabetes .

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

Dr Shewmon is fantastic, I really appreciate his calmness and thorough explanation of all aspects of my condition and procedures.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

this doctor saves my life because he acted on a hunch that something didn't look normal last year - I had an aggressive thyroid cancer that he diagnosed and was removed last January.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

David is an outstanding physician that listens and provides the guidance that I need.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

I actually liked the video appointment better than real life because the doctor was not late.

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

My visit with Dr. Shewmon went very well. I encountered no issues with the virtual cost, and Dr. Shewmon and I had a very productive discussion about my health and some treatment opportunities in the future.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Dr. Shewmon always treats me with courtesy and respect. I find his calm professional manner reassuring.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2020

Dr Shewmon is fantastic!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

I've seen Dr Shewmon several times now and he's always been fantastic. Thorough, attentive and he seems to be generally concerned about my well being. Couldnt ask for more from a physician. Thank you Dr Shewmon!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Doctor is fab

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Excellent doctor. Very thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

My appointments with Dr. Shewmon have always been excellent experiences. He has been my endocrinologist for over 30 years.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

I think Dr. Shewmon is a wonderful doctor. When I was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, a doctor recommended I go see him. She said, "he treats every patient as an individual, no cookie cutter care." She was absolutely right! I recommended him to a friend who is also type 2 diabetic and she loves him as much as I do. He's thoughtful and really listens, doesn't rush through the exam or talk down to me. If he's running late, I don't mind because I know he's showing the same care to another patient that he does to me.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

the doctor was 38 minutes late to see me. we barely had a chance to discuss anything and he took a phone call on his cell phone and told me he would be back. I waited another 15 minutes and I ended up leaving.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

I will now have to find another doctor and I better not be charged for this appointment because we got no where with my health. Doctors should not be allowed to take personal phone calls while with a patient.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

I find it very annoying to try to get through to my doctor. I am bounced from one person to another and then still do not get through.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

He is a wonderful doctor. sits down and goes over everything and explains everything to you

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Great doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

i moved to Ohio from New Mexico just to ser Dr Shewmon and visit the Clinic. Medical care was awful in New Mexico. A friend on Facebook told me about Shewmon

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

I have always felt Dr. Shewman takes my concerns seriously, explains his decisions, and cares about my health.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

I would recommend this doctor but would also let them know how difficult it is to see him and the wait time when you do get in.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr shewmon is exceptional at treating me as a person and not just a clipboard. he considers all the medical issues in my life and how they may impact his care. I would recommend him to everyone (and have).

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Did not exactly understand the new medicine and i can't recall any answer. I love working with the doctor and he is very busy because he important for what he does.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019

Dr. S. knows his profession i do have to slow him down and have him repeat but he has no problem with it. He is a really great doctor, directing me to his associates is getting me ready for a big change very greatful GOD found an exceptional staff over all for all my care.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Dr Shewmon is a very empathetic practitioner. Like all doctors in the system they are over booked and under staffed. Hus caring and compassion for his patients makes him get behind with such a large patient Piaf. Di, his wait time is long. Something should be done about Foctirs patient load and burnout they experience because of it.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

Dr. Shewmon is one of the few doctors I've met who takes me seriously, explains things in great detail, and does thorough testing and makes me feel respected and understood.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Dr Shewmon and his nurse are fantastic. I feel like I'm in very good hands. I've already recommended him to a friend who went to him and thinks he's a keeper too.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Doc Shewmon is very educational and I love conversing with him. I feel more hopeful in bettering my health needs.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Every appointment I have had with this doctor includes him "selling" me on the latest technology. Approximately 75% of my appointment is taken up with this. It is very clear to me as well as three other patients of his whom I know, that he gets compensated for getting patients to switch to new pumps or cgms. It is very frustrating. I wish he would take this time to help me and my condition and not sell me. Maybe he would be on time if he just treated patients for their condition as opposed to selling them something.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Dr Shewmon is a very knowledgeable individual. His bedside manner is above reproach. He is kind, caring, and compassionate to my health concerns. I have seen him for over 20 yrs. I have seen other endocrinologist after he relocated. I yet to find anyone that has his knowledge and bedside manner all in one. He is well worth the drive to his current location. His office staff is kind, friendly, and professional. I appreciate Dr Shewmon and his staff.

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