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Title Medical Director
Department Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Primary Location Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Care Medicine
  • Adult Medicine
  • Cardiovascular Health
  • Comprehensive Care of the Adult Patient
  • Diagnosing Asthma
  • Estrogen Replacement Therapy
  • General Internal Medicine
  • Heart Failure Management
  • Home Nebulizer
  • Internal Medicine
  • Mammogram
  • Men's Health
  • Osteopathic Manipulation
  • Outpatient Care
  • Pap Test
  • Peak Flow Meter
  • Physical Examinations
  • Presurgical Testing and Assessment
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Primary Care
  • Reproductive Health
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Treating Asthma with Bronchodilators
  • Women's Health
  • X-Ray
View all 25 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Addison's Disease
  • Alcoholism
  • Allergies
  • Alzheimer's
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Bronchitis
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Headaches
  • Heartburn
  • High Blood Pressure (Hypertension)
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Kidney Infections
  • Menopause
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Urinary Tract Infection
View all 27 Specialties +
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Biography

About Joseph Knapp, MD

Dr. Joseph Knapp is a Board Certified Internal Medicine Physician currently practicing at the Richard E. Jacobs Health Center and Elyria Chestnut Commons Health Center. He attended Medical School at the St. Louis University School of Medicine followed by residency at St. John’s Mercy Medical Center in St. Louis, Missouri. He joined the Cleveland Clinic staff in the Department of Community Internal Medicine in 1999 after 2 years in private practice. He became the Medical Director of the Westlake Family Health Center in 2009 and then the Medical Director of the Richard E. Jacobs Family Health Center when that building opened in 2011. In 2015, Dr. Knapp helped to establish a unique on-site health and wellness clinic at ShurTech Technologies in Avon, better known as the Duck Tape Factory. In 2016, he was also became Medical Director of the Elyria Family Health Center at Chestnut Commons in addition to Richard E. Jacobs Health Center. In 2019, he became the Medical Director of the West Region encompassing nine extremely busy locations in Lorain County. 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1999

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Saint John's Mercy Medical Center
Internal Medicine
St. Louis, MO
1997

Medical Education - Saint Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO
1994

Undergraduate - Saint Louis University
Chemistry
St. Louis, MO
1990

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

General Internal Medicine, Lipid Disorders, men's preventive health

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 3/22/2024, Dr. Knapp 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

461 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

115 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2024

All of the doctor and professional staff 1:1 engagements were outstanding.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2024

I always have no trouble at all to get an appointment with Dr. Knapp. He is very accommodating.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2024

Dr. Knapp is the best. He is kind, caring,and answers all my questions. I never feel rushed.When I message him on My Chart, he always gets back to me within 15-20 minutes.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2024

Dr Knapp is the best

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2024

Dr. Knapp is an excellent physician and truly cares about his patients. Very thorough and knowledgeable plus he takes time to diagnose, treat and answer patients concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2024

Dr.knapp is the best.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2024

I am fortunate to have Dr. Knapp as my primary care physician.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2024

Dr. Knapp is always so thorough with my exam

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2024

Dr Knapp is one of the best doctors at the clinic. He's very kind to his patients, and his staff. I have never heard one bad thing about him in any way shape or form. He's the best of the best plain and simple.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2024

Dr. Knapp is the best

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2024

Excellent, thorough physician

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2024

Dr. Knapp and his staff has always been extremely responsive to my needs over the years.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2024

Doctor Knapp listened to all of my concerns and addressed the issues I was dealing with.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2024

Dr. Knapp is not only professionally very confident, but also kind and understanding.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2024

Whether using the MyChart app, or calling the office, Dr. Knapp and staff are fantastic for communication and scheduling.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2024

Dr. Knapp is always very professional, and explains everything to me so that I can understand what he is saying and why.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2024

Always get great care from Dr. Knapp and his staff. I will recommend him and the Cleveland Clinic whenever anyone asks.

Reviewed on May 28, 2024

I feel priviledged at having Dr. Knapp as my PCP going pn 3 decades. He is a most excellent doctor in all respects. He has always been respectfull and shown great compassion for all my medical needs. I woiuld certainly reccomend him but understand he is not accepting new patients at this time.

Reviewed on May 17, 2024

Dr. Knapp is superior!

Reviewed on May 15, 2024

Dr.Knapp is the best

Reviewed on May 14, 2024

Dr Knapp is very good

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

Dr. Knapp is a great physician.

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

Dr. Knapp is a role model for all doctors on how to provide medical care for all patients.

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

Dr. Knapp always makes the time to answer my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on May 6, 2024

I am having some issues in and dr Knapp took the time to answer my questions and provide information that will help

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

Dr. Knapp is the very best around! He takes the time needed so I understand his (our) goals. Any negative changes in my lab work are on me because of personal circumstances.

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

Been with Cleveland Clinic for over 70 plus years and that's why I can say Dr. Knapp is your best (that's a privilege I have for being old).

Reviewed on May 2, 2024

I love Dr Knapp

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

He is the best provider!!!!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Dr Knapp is prompt in n attendance, actively listens to concerns and is knowledgeable about my history. I would recommend him to anyone

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Excellent experience as always with Dr.Knapp's visit. Very caring, helpful and professional.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Very helpful nurse and dr in assisting with the communication.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Dr Knapp and Missy always kind and concerned for patient welfare. Dr Knapp always available

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr. Knapp always comes into our appointment, having read my chart and knowing what has happened in my history. I have recommended him often.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2024

Doctor Knapp has been my primary for years and is the only doctor I would consider seeing for anything medical related.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

Dr. Knapp took time to listen to my concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2024

Have always been very satisfied with care provided by Dr. Knapp

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

I would rate Dr. Knapp as an Excellent Physician if that were an option.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2024

Dr. Knapp is wonderful. The world of medicine would be even better if there were more physicians like Dr. Knapp!!! He is wonderful in all regards.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Doctor's advice was clear and very helpful. Could not have been better.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Dr. Knapp always listens to your problems and tries his best to help you with them.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Dr. Knapp is remarkable.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

Dr Knapp is a caring professional provider. We trust him completely

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Dr. Knapp is the greatest! He is very professional and personal in his approach. He takes a personal interest in my health both in terms of understanding my health history and the best treatment plan for the future. I make a 1300 mile trip twice a year to stay with Dr. Knapp after moving to GA from CLE five years ago. That says it all!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Please consider opening a CCF facility in the Atlanta metro area. I would stay with Dr. Knapp but would love to have the CCF network available locally for other healthcare needs.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Dr.Knapp is a wonderful doctor. He is caring, professional, and knowledgeable. The medical profession needs more doctors like him.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

Glad to have Dr. Joseph Knapp as my PCP.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Dr. Knapp is so kind and attentive, while also being an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2024

Dr. Knapp is the best

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Dr. Knapp has been watching out for me for a long time.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Dr. Knapp's office is a well-oiled machine that takes his lead in providing top quality healthcare.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Dr. Knapp is an outstanding physician. He answers all of my questions with thoughtful and thorough responses. His recommendations and treatments have served me very well. He has truly improved my health. I am blessed to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Dr. Knapp and his office serve their patients very well.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr Knapp always responds to my needs. He is very patient oriented.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr Knapp has always included me in his recommendations and assured me in final decisions.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr.Knapp is the best.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

I love seeing Dr. Knapp. He's the best'

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Dr Knapp is terrific

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2024

Dr Knapp was great.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Dr.Knapp was very thorough as usual. If I had the option to check all the boxes as excellent I would have Lol!!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

Once again I would have rated him as excellent!

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Dr Knapp is an excellent physician in all areas of care.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Excellent service by Dr Knap and his staff

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2024

Very good ....I have recommended Dr Knapp

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

Dr Knapp always walks in to exam room fully prepared with test results and very good knowledge of patient. Always has good advice and shares any information helpful

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2024

Love being a patient of Dr. Knapp

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Been with Dr. Knapp for many years. He is great.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Very satisfied w/ Dr Knapp

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Dr. Knapp is always there to help you with your problems. He recommended that I go back to physical therapy for my balance.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr Knapp and his nurses are dedicated professionals and have provided excellent care and concern for many years. They continue to provide personal care despite the interference of the corporate interference of the insurance companies.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

Dr. Knapp is a very caring person. He listens to all my concerns and very clearly answers all of my questions, even foolish ones. I trust him completely.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

I have a great deal of confidence and excellent care over the years with my primary care physician and staff.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

I LOVE my Dr. Knapp!!

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2024

Dr. Knapp always listens to my questions about my condition, and then we discuss treatment.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr. Knapp has been my PCP for over 23 years.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Dr. Knapp is fantastic. I appreciate his friendly personality and thorough work.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2024

Dr. Knapp has always been successful in treating me. He listens evaluates and makes recommendations.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

Dr Knapp is terrific!!!!

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Dr. Knapp's wisdom is very valuable to me.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Dr.Knapp is an outstanding physician!!!

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Thank you Dr.knapp You are the best.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr.Knapp is one of the best in our country.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr. Knapp is an outstanding doctor. I have been his patient for 15 plus years. I moved to Michigan 10 years ago and I continue to keep Dr. Knapp as my doctor and drive 3 hours each way for my appointments. This is how much I appreciate his care!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr Knapp is the man!

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

This was an in-person visit with my primary care doctor. I prepared a list of concerning issues regarding my health. Dr. Knapp addressed all of them satisfactorily. He went reviewed my blood work with me and did a an exam (blood pressure etc). I was totally satisfied when I left.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr Knapp is a very thorough and compassionate physician. He takes the time to listen to you, explain any concerns and develop a mutual care plan.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Knapp is terrific in all respects. His care is very much appreciated.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2023

For Dr. Knapp, you should have a rating column that says exceptional, or anything way better than very good. Dr. Knapp provides such good care. He puts my mind at rest. He is excellent and he listens so well.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2023

Outstanding Physician Dr Knapp

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2023

Dr Knapp is the BEST!

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Dr. Knapp is the best, period.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr Knapp and his staff are the best!

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Dr Knapp is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Very hood experience with Dr Knapp.....lvery pleased to have him .

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Excellent service by Dr.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

Very confident with Dr and Staff

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Dr.Knapp is a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2023

Dr. Knapp was very attentive to my concerns and questions.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr. Knapp and I can communicate easily and openly.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Best doctor at the Clinic

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr Knapp is the standard that all Doctors should use. Personable and knowledgeable very caring.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr. Knapp is very easy to talk to He listens to my concerns

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr. Knapp has been our primary doctor since 2006. He is amazing!

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr Knapp should get a 10 star rating!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Dr Knapp always listens and gives me good advice and reassures me whatever my problem is very good

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Dr. Knapp always listens to my concerns. As soon as he walks into the room I immediately feel better no matter whether I am there for a minor problem or something very serious. I would recommend him highly. He is a wonderful doctor. He really cares about the people he treats. He is well respected by everyone I know who knows him.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

I am very satisfied with the care I get from Dr. Knapp.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr. Knapp has been my PCP for almost 20 years. After living in Avon Lake for 23 years we moved to GA. I continue to see Dr. Knapp twice per year travelling from GA to Avon, OH. That says it all. I trust Dr. Knapp and he has always been there for me even when I am 700 miles away. He is very important to my well being even more so as I get older.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Dr. Knapp is the best doctor I have ever had. He takes his time to listen and make sure I understand everything. He's knowledgeable and prompt when I reach out to him via MyChart. I couldn't be happier and feel very lucky to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023

Outstanding individual. I have been cared for by Dr Knapp for going on 10 years. He has always been clear and direct in his assessments and treatments. An excellent representative of Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

I could not be happier with Dr. Knapp. He is the best and I feel blessed to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr. Knapp is awesome, one of the best I have seen.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr. Knapp is " THE BEST" !!!!!!

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

I have reamended Dr. Kapp and his staff to many of my friends.There is ONLY good things I can say about Dr.Knapp and his staff!!!

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2023

Dr. Knapp is by far the best physician that I have ever worked with. He is smart and very intuitive.

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