Tod Podl, MD

Department Family Medicine
Primary Location Beachwood Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adolescent Health
  • Challenges and Choices of Aging
  • Family Medicine
  • General Adolescent Care
  • General Dermatology
  • General Obstetrics And Gynecology
  • General Pediatric And Adolescent Medicine
  • Men's Health
  • Pap Test
  • Pediatrics
  • Prevention And Wellness
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Skin Care
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Sports Safety
  • Student Health
  • Women's Health
View all 17 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acne
  • Alzheimer's and Dementia
  • Amenorrhea
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Illness
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Health and Wellness
  • Heartburn
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Mood Disorder
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Primary Care
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Warts
View all 29 Specialties +


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About Tod Podl, MD

Tod Podl, MD, is Associate Staff in the Department of Family Medicine. He is Section Head of the Department of Family Medicine at Cleveland Clinic's Beachwood Family Health and Surgery Center. Dr. Podl is board-certified in family medicine.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Family Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Graduate - University of Rhode Island
Kingston, RI USA

Undergraduate - Claremont McKenna College
Claremont, CA USA

Additional Training

  • Master's of Science in exercise science, University of Rhode Island, 1992

Specialty Interests

exercise in prevention, Preventive Medicine

Awards & Honors

  • Best Docs, Cleveland magazine
  • Physician Champion, World Class Service, Beachwood Family Health and Surgery Center
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 5/31/2016, Dr. Podl 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

198 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 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2017

Always great.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2016

Dr. Podl & his assistant Victory are the best medical team I have ever known or worked with ever. I just wish my husband & son could get into his health care practice.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2016

Victory, Dr. Podl's assistant, is very helpful.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2016

Dr. Tod Podl is a wonderful doctor who truly cares for his patients and provides the best care possible.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2016

Very good experience. I had not seen Dr. Podl for at least a year. I went to see him for a physical.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2016

Always a positive experience! I travel 20 miles to maintain Dr. Podl as my primary care physician.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2016

Dr. Podl is very compassionate and thorough. I feel comfortable asking as many questions as I can and he takes them all very seriously. He is also very knowledgeable and I trust his judgment.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2016

I have none bad thing to say only good ones. My visits to Dr. Podl are alway informative, caring and alway giving advice how to improve. I alway leave with the feeling that he really cares about my well being.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2016

Dr. Podl is AMAZING!!!! He makes me feel 100% comfortable at all times!

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2016

Because I have problems with meds, Dr. Podl always explains why I need the ;med and takes my calls quickly if I call with a problem.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2016

Extremely thoughtful and attentive in providing advice and advising on health issues. Up to date on all the most recent research and learning. A real star in the medical field with great bedside manner.

Reviewed on May 27, 2016

Dr Podl is very knowledgable about medications and treatments and cares about each of his patients

Reviewed on May 10, 2016

Outstanding care.

Reviewed on May 6, 2016

I really like Dr. Podl - he listens & explains.

Reviewed on May 2, 2016

Dr. Podl was great in explaining why he was choosing the anti-biotic he was prescribing as opposed to other options.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2016


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