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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • 2nd Opinion Evaluations
  • Adult Psychopharmacology
  • 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 +


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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


Education & Fellowships

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

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

Internship - Brentwood Hospital
Rotating Internship
Warrensville Heights, OH USA

Medical Education - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH USA


  • 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 9/8/2020, 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

77 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 4.9

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

my doctor is the best

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

excellent provider- great listener, supportive, skillful clinician, treats you like an actual person

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

Dr Jacobs is a very professional, caring person. I am very lucky to have her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Dr. Jacobs is the best. I've been her patient for years but wish I could see her on a more consistent basis.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr. Jacobs is a very professional and very caring towards her patients.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Despite her extremely busy schedule, Dr. Jacobs always come through for me.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Dr. Jacobs is AWESOME!

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Dr. Karen Jacobs is an outstanding doctor in every possible way. She is and has helped me through so many issues. Dr. Jacobs is the best of the best!!!!! I always want her as my doctor. Cleveland Clinic is number one because of people like Dr. Karen Jacobs!

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr Jacobs is an amazing person and wonderful psychiatrist! Haven't been disappointed yet. Super staff, especially Paula :-)Appreciate all of the excellent care provided over the years!!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr.Jacobs is the best !!!!

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr Jacobs is an excellent doctor. she is very caring and an excellent listener.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Dr Jacobs is the most educated concerned caring Doctor every time I don't know how I would make it without her care

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

I could not ask for a better doctor than Dr. Karen Jacobs.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

Dr Jacobs is the BEST Ever!!!!

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

Dr. Jacobs is the best doctor that I have seen at the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

I love Dr. Jacobs. She listens and understands issues at hand.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

*Dr. Karen Jacobs is an outstanding physician. I wish the rating system allowed for outstanding or exceptional category. She is highly knowledgeable, skilled and caring! She LISTENS to her patients! I am eternally grateful for her care.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

she has been my doctor for about 22 years

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Karen Jacobs goes above and beyond with her clients. She coordinates with other providers to make sure the whole person is cared for, improving chances of mental health wellness. She looks for and researches alternative treatments for me, who has treatment resistant illness. She will call me at home if it's urgent and coordinates care with my counselor. Shes the #1 psychiatrist at CCF, and head of resident teaching for a reason. Dr. Jacobs is caring, compassionate, quick to respond, dedicated to her clients--the ultimate psychiatrist. Her admin assistant Paula is my life line to reaching Dr. Jacobs, and Paula is always responsive and professional yet compassionate.

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