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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


Education & Fellowships

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

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

Undergraduate - Saint Louis University
St. Louis, MO USA


  • 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

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As of 10/27/2022, Dr. Knapp 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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