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 School - 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 2/14/2018, 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

194 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018

Dr. Shewmon provides excellent insight and care during each of my visits. He is willing to take the extra time to talk about any concerns, current medications and discuss future plans to monitor and care for my health. I leave with all of my questions being answered and full confidence under Dr. Shewmon's care.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

I have had to wait over 30 minutes in waiting room. Then an additional 10 min in exam room before doctor was able to see me.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2018

Dr. Shewmon did not say this but I detected he is overworked. I felt badly for him. I believe he did the best he could with me on that day. In fact, when we finished our appointment, everyone had gone home and I couldn't even schedule my next appointment because everyone left him/us there. I feel he gives 110%. He was patient with me despite what he appeared to have been through that day. I respect him and trust him.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2018

This provider, Dr. Shewmon, is an excellent doctor for me. He is direct, but kind, explains well, an expert in diabetes care.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

Very happy with doctor new to me & glad of the choice!!! Dr. Shewmon knows my doctors of the past which is a good thing! Easy to talk to!

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

had a big issue with the wait time. after waiting for 20 minutes I checked in again at the kiosk and received a message that I wasn't checked in. I went to the front desk and the person there said i was checked in and the doctor was running behind. by this time it was 30 minutes and when I called I couldn't get through to the doctors office! it was a very frustrating experience!! apparently waiting at least 30 minutes is normal for this Dr. I just don't think it's reasonable to make people wait for 30 minutes and still have not seen the doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

Usually need to be transferred several times on the phone before I am able to talk with the right person. And, I had to wait on-hold quite a bit, maybe 10 minutes. It is sometimes hard to get an appointment with Dr. Shewmon because I know he is a good doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018

Doctor is very busy

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018

Waited an hour to see the Doctor, then it was super rushed. Staff should have called to tell me of the delay, I would have gladly come in later, and spent an unhurried time with the doctor. I felt like I was repeating myself as he typed, not sure he got everything. I like him, he knows his stuff, but I really flet short shrifted.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018

Waited an hour to see the doctor for less than 15 mins. A heads up would have been nice. Doctor did pop his head in to acknowledge I was there. He was too rushed.

Reviewed on May 18, 2018

it is always a pleasure to meet with Dr. shewmon

Reviewed on May 9, 2018

Had to wait over two months to see someone. had to wait over 30 minutes past scheduled time. doctor was very nice and listened and answered all my questions

Reviewed on May 8, 2018

Dr Showman popped in to let me know earlier appointments had run over and I would be delayed which is the FIRST AND ONLY courtesy of this kinda I have EVER received while waiting. I am very grateful.

Reviewed on May 8, 2018

Dr. Shewmon always makes decisions with me and not for me. He is direct and clear about follow-up care and how I can continue to improve my health. The lifestyle changes he has recommended have resulted in weight control and significantly improved lab results. Dr. Shewmon clearly cares about his patients and wants them to be as healthy as possible.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2018

this was must first visit with dr. shewmon. he impressed me with the time he spent with me , the length he took to explain things and his geneality. I intend to continue to see him.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2018

the care provider didn't seem to want to listen to my questions and I felt he was trying to rush me out

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2018

My doctor's nurse called because my appointment had to be rescheduled due to a conflict with the doctor's schedule. While I appreciate that these things happen, it delayed my six months' checkup by over a month regarding a medical issue I was stressed about (whether I would need surgery).

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2018

Dr. Shewman asked a lot of questions on both visits. He fine tuned my thyroid medication which has been out of control for years. He is interested in my entire health picture. I feel a lot better and I am so thankful that I was able to see him. He spent quality time with me and I didnt feel rushed.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2018

Really like the dr's use of mychart. Reinforces what he explains in the office.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2018

very clear instructions and helpful information.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2018

I appreciated the fact that Dr. Shewmon spent the time necessary to renew my prescription to testosterone, which required him to call CVS directly to find a suitable medication that was covered by my insurance with Oscar. For each visit I have with Dr. Shewmon, he always takes whatever time is necessary to address my needs, which I greatly appreciate. Due to Dr. Shewmon's care, as well as the care I receive from other Cleveland Clinic doctors, I will only go to doctors affiliated with Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2018

Great experience!!! Please do all you can to keep Dr. Shewmon as part of Cleveland Clinic!!! Also, looking forward to the new Cleveland Clinic building in Lakewood.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2017

I was favorably impressed by his listening and communication skills as well as his expertise and experience

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2017

Dr. Shewmon is very thorough, patient, clear, concise, and very caring

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2017

This was my first appointment with Dr. Shewmon and I was very impressed with his knowledge and bedside manner. He was patient, understanding, and truly wanted to make me feel at ease and provide me with a treatment plan. Having spent much time in the hospital and around many different doctors, I can tell you that Dr. Shewmon is one of the best doctors out there.

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