Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Strongsville Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Strongsville Family Health Center
Primary Location

Strongsville Family Health Center


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cardiovascular Medicine Department
  • Regional Heart and Vascular
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Medical School - Johns Hopkins Hospital
Postdoctoral Fellow Nuclear Cardiology
Baltimore, MD USA

Fellowship - University of Maryland Hospital
Baltimore, MD USA

Residency - University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Internship - University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - Miami University
Oxford, OH USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease

Specialty Interests

general cardiology,valvular heart disease, stress testing, nuclear cardiology, echocardiography

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/7/2018, Dr. Godard 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

243 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 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

17 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

I had heart surgery 9+ years ago and now have a-fib from time to time. Dr Godard does a great job of explaining my issues and why various meds are needed.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

As mentioned, Le Anne is outstanding! She and Dr Godard also seem to work very well together.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2018

This was my first visit with Dr Goddard and I was very pleased with my experience with him. The reason for the "Never" answers in the following questions regarding getting appointments when calling this provider is that I have no experience in this area with Dr Goddard's office.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2018

Dr. Godard reviews my prescriptions at each visit.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2018

I was having some side effects of my blood pressure and Dr.Godard checked and prescribed a new medication and I have a follow up to check if medication is working better.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2018

Trying to get a skin scan appointment with no ease access. I tried to make an appointment on line and also to have my recent doctor make a referral and have not gotten anywhere with a dermatologist.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2018

Dr Godard saved my life. He diagnosed what was wrong with me.

Reviewed on May 8, 2018

Dr Goddard and his staff are very compassionate. We appreciate his honesty.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2018

Dr. Godard takes the time to answer any and all questions I may have about my health or questions about my meds. This info is very much appreciated.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018

Good doctor, appreciate his patience & follow through

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2018

Dr Godard is a great cardiologist.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2018

Dr Godard is an excellent doctor. He is thorough, explains things well and takes the proper amount of time. I am extremely blessed to have him as my cardiologist!

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2018

Provider is a good listener, prescribed a course of action that made sense.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2018

Printed visit summaries really helpful.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2018

Dr. Goddard has always been helpful, beyond expectations and does so in a manner anyone can understand his goals for you. What an asset he is to the Clinic!!!!

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2018

Dr. Joel Godard always does an excellent job treating me in the Cardiology Dept. of the Cleveland Clinic Foundation in Strongsville, Ohio. He allows me to have input into which medication I can take for high blood pressure based on side effects I experience with various medications and my concerns about potential side effects of various medications. Dr. Godard answers all my questions about medications and my other concerns. Dr. Godard always instructs me on follow-up care, making it clear when to return to the office and what I need to do following each visit.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2018

All aspects of treatment by Dr. Joel Godard are excellent. He is a wonderful cardiologist at the Strongsville, Ohio, Cleveland Clinic Foundation family health center, and his staff works well together, and everyone is very courteous.

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