Department Family Medicine
Primary Location Fairview Hospital
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English, Serbo-Croatian
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
  • Adult Down Syndrome
  • Alzheimer's and Dementia
  • Amenorrhea
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Illness
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Down Syndrome
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Health and Wellness
  • Heartburn
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Mental Retardation in Adults
  • Mood Disorder
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Primary Care
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Warts
View all 32 Specialties +


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About Carl Tyler Jr., MD

Carl V. Tyler, Jr., MD, MS, was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio. His clinical interests include the primary medical care of adults with IDD (intellectual and other developmental disabilities), recognition and primary care of individuals with hereditary cancer syndromes and ambulatory geriatric assessment.

In addition to board certification as a family physician, Dr. Tyler has a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics and is a Certified Medical Director in Long-term Care (CMD). As Coordinator of Geriatric Education at the Fairview Hospital/Cleveland Clinic Family Medicine Residency, he has curricular responsibility for training family medicine residents in the primary care of elders in ambulatory, long-term and home-care settings. He also enjoys teaching a seminar in evidence-based medicine.

Since 2005, Dr. Tyler has been Research Director of the Cleveland Clinic Ambulatory Research Network (ClAReN), collaborating with family physicians based at Cleveland Clinic Family Health Centers to research methods to enhance the delivery of primary care. Thus far, ClAReN has focused on issues related to osteoporosis prevention.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate - Case Western Reserve University
Research design & Methodology
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Fairview General Hospital
Family Practice
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - University of California-Irvine Medical Center
Orange, CA USA

Medical School - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH USA

Additional Training

  • Master's Degree, Fellowship in Family Medicine, Case Western Reserve University, concentration in research design and methodology, 1999
  • CMD (Certified Medical Director in Long-term Care), 2001

Professional Highlights

  • Research Director, Cleveland Clinic Ambulatory Research Network


  • Family Medicine
  • Family Medicine - Geriatric Medicine

Specialty Interests

Family medicine, geriatric medicine, adult down's syndrome

Awards & Honors

  • Top 100 Doctors, Cleveland magazine, 2008
  • Charles Kent Smith MD Faculty Award, Case Western Reserve University, 2006
  • Community Leadership Award, Welcome House, Inc., 2006
  • Teacher of the Year, Fairview Hospital/Cleveland Clinic Family Medicine Residency, 1999
  • Outstanding Family Medicine Preceptor of the Year, Aultman Family Practice Residency, 1990-1991
  • Recognition as Active Teacher in Family Practice, American Academy of Family Physicians, 1986
  • Resident Teacher Award, Society of Teachers of Family Medicine, 1986
  • Certificate of Award, Mental Health Association of Ohio, 1982


  • American Academy of Family Physicians
  • American Geriatrics Society
  • American Medical Directors Association
  • American Association on Intellectual and Other Developmental Disabilities
  • American Academy of Developmental Medicine and Dentistry
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 5/29/2017, Dr. Tyler Jr. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Tyler Jr. receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Trinity Foundation

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

135 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.5
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2018

great guy. very professional. made me feel at ease and comfortable.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2018

Dr. Tutt Talked and listened to me like he really cared about my well-being.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2018

Provider never brought up the subject of when/if I should get an Colonoscopy exam or a Mammogram. This information should be in my file.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2017

all good, a genuinely good person

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2017

no complaints, very proffessional service and easy to talk with and understand thank you for your time

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2017

The doctor made me all better.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2017

Dr. Henderson & staff SHOULD score a 15 Excellent Excellent Excellent I couldn't be happier with him , AND his staff .You, Sir , should be extremely proud of his attention , razor focus , intelligence & empathy.A winning combination , Dr . Henderson & staff .

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2017

Excellent visit. Dr. Tyler and the entire staff were outstanding. Could not have asked for a better outcome.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2017

Doctor has a good understanding of my heath, and we discuss ways to help.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2017

I liked him very much Dr. Tyler.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2017

Dr. Shafer Klink was attentive, kind, polite, and welcoming.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2017

Dr. McKnight was very helpful and reassuring during my visit. I would definitely recommend him!

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2017

Dr. Tyler is the best. Very caring & thorough!

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2017

for this provider I don't usually see I felt like he was busy and needed to keep moving on. I waited at least 30 minutes over my scheduled time of appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2017

I felt that the appointment was a bit rushed - While the provider listened well to my issues, communication on the solutions was lacking. I felt some factors may have been looked over, and I was left with a prescription that wasn't fully explained and recommendations for imaging in an area where I happened to have pain that day, with no attention to the other areas where I more frequently had pain on other days.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2017

A wonderful experience always in the past 34+ years of going to Dr. Carl Tyler.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2017

Always an A+ w/Dr. Tutt. Has true compassion for patient. Would highly recommend -

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2017

I went to the Family Health Center, this was a very stressful moment in my life, and the staff there really really help me get through that. They're the best!

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2017

I am the parent of the patient, a disabled adult, and I filled out the survey. I was with Amy during all office visits, Amy always loves coming to see Dr. Tyler. He is very kind and patient with her. He always gives her as much time as she needs. We never feel rushed. He is definitely a #10 (as per question 32!).

Reviewed on May 31, 2017

Dr. Tyler is very efficient.

Reviewed on May 18, 2017

Dr. Tyler is the best doctor anyone can have. I am happy he is my doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2017

Excellent, knowledgeable physician wonderful support staff.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2017

Great bed side manner.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2017


Reviewed on Mar 16, 2017

Experience always good.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2017

Dr. Tyler is one of the best doctors I have had. If I cannot get an appointment with him in a timely fashion, I always get one with his nurse practitioner, Ann Rutt, a lovely person.

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