Department Psychiatry and Psychology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.636.5860
Desk:
216.445.9345
Fax:
216.445.7032

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • 2nd Opinion Evaluations
  • Adult Psychoparmacology
  • Clinical Trials
  • Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS)
  • Medical Weight Management
  • Medication Management
  • Psychopharmacology
  • Women's Health
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD), Adult
  • Bipolar Disorder
  • Delusional Disorder
  • Depression
  • Depressive Disorders
  • Gender Identity Disorder
  • Major Depression
  • Mood Disorder
  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder (OCD)
  • Premenstrual Dysphoric Disorder (PMDD)
  • Premenstrual Syndrome (PMS)
  • Psychiatric Disorders
  • Schizophrenia
View all 15 Specialties +
Insurance

Insurance

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Biography

About Karen Jacobs, DO

Karen J. Jacobs, DO, is an Associate Staff physician in the Department of Psychiatry and Psychology at Cleveland Clinic's main campus. Dr. Jacobs is board-certified in psychiatry and neurology. Prior to her appointment at Cleveland Clinic in 2006, she practiced outpatient psychiatry in the Cleveland area for 15 years.

Dr. Jacobs' many clinical interests include: anxiety and mood disorders, women's issues and adult attention deficit (hyperactivity) disorder. She was born and raised in Cleveland, Ohio.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2006

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Psychiatry - Neuro-Psy.
Cleveland, OH USA
1992

Residency - MetroHealth Medical Center
Psychiatry Neuro-Psy
Cleveland, OH USA
1990

Internship - Brentwood Hospital
Rotating Internship
Warrensville Heights, OH USA
1988

Medical School - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
DO
Athens, OH USA
1987

Undergraduate - University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH USA
1982

Certifications

  • Psychiatry

Specialty Interests

Adult psychoparmacology, attention deficit disorders, anxiety and mood disorders including OCD, Panic Disorder, social anxiety disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, depression, and bipolar disorders, VNS and DBS, weight management/bariatric surgery evaluation, Women's Issues

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/2/2016, Dr. Jacobs 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

76 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

10 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2017

I really think Dr. Jacobs is wonderful.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2017

I always leave the office feeling like we have a plan and she always listens to my input

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2016

Dr Karen J. Jacobs is very knowledgeable kind and caring. Her genuine concern and expertise has helped me through rough times.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2016

Dr. Karen Jacobs goes above and beyond any other doctor I know, to include me and explain ideas and suggestions so I feel very comfortable and confident in all her advice & care giving.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2016

Dr. Jacobs is always very thorough and detailed in explanations re medicines and treatment options. She does not take a one-plan fits all approach. I know she listens and responds quickly. Dr. Jacobs makes evening calls if there is an emergency, and takes her time to listen and thoughtfully make adjustments in meds or treatment. I never question that I can get through to her and have a caring, excellent physician whom I trust and know that decisions will be made jointly and in my best interests. She is an outstanhding psychiatrist and the Cleveland Clinic is extremely fortunate to have her on staff.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2016

Dr. Jacobs always asks for input and makes sure you are on board with treatment plan. She totally lets you give input.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2016

I've always been given options.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2016

Dr. Jacobs is the best doctor. I've seen her for 25 years

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2016

Dr. Jacobs is an amazing communicator and teacher! I've never met a doctor who is so present to their patients, so grounded and real - Dr. Jacobs epitomizes CCFs tagline: she treats every patient with "world class care"!

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2016

Dr. Jacob's knowledge & care are second to none. She is by far the greatest doctor I have ever known.

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