Department Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, French, Turkish
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • General Endocrinology
  • Radioactive Iodine Treatment
  • Thyroid Aspiration
View all 3 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acromegaly
  • Addison's Disease
  • Adrenal disorders
  • Adrenal Tumors
  • Androgen Excess
  • Beta-cell disorders
  • Calcium Disorders
  • Cardiovascular Risk Prevention
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Diabetes
  • Diabetes, Gestational
  • Endocrine Complications of Pregnancy
  • Galactorrhea
  • Goiter
  • Growth hormone excess
  • Gynecomastia
  • Hair Loss in Women
  • Hirsutism
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Hyperprolactinemia
  • Hyperthyroidism
  • Hypertriglyceridemia
  • Hypocalcemia
  • Hypoparathyroidism
  • Hypopituitarism
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Menopause
  • Metabolic Syndrome
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pancreatic Endocrine Tumors
  • Panhypopituitarism
  • Pheochromocytoma
  • Pituitary Disorders
  • Pituitary Tumors
  • Polycystic Ovary Syndrome
  • Primary Hyperaldosteronism
  • Prolactin Excess States
  • Prolactinoma
  • Reactive hypoglycemia
  • Thyroid and pregnancy
  • Thyroid Cancer
  • Thyroid Disease
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
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About Betul Hatipoglu, MD

Betul Hatipoglu, MD, is a Staff member in the Department of Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism at Cleveland Clinic's main campus, having accepted that appointment in 2008. Prior to that appointment, she was an assistant professor of medicine and medical director for pancreas and islet cell transplant program at the University of Illinois at Chicago for nearly eight years.

Her clinical interests include diabetes, thyroid disease in woman and pituitary and adrenal disorders and alternative medicine.

Dr. Hatipoglu received her medical degree from Istanbul Medical School. She completed an internal medicine residency and chief residency at Michael Reese-University of Illinois at Chicago and an endocrinology fellowship at the University of Illinois at Chicago.

For four consecutive year 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007 she received the Excellence in teaching award from University of Illinois at Chicago department of  medicine. Dr. Hatipoglu speaks three languages -- English, Turkish and French -- and is board-certified in internal medicine as well as endocrinology, diabetes and metabolism. She is a member of the Endocrine Society, American Diabetes Association, American College of Medicine and the American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Illinois at Chicago Hospitals
Chicago, IL USA

Fellowship - Michael Reese Hospital & Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Residency - Michael Reese Hospital & Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Internship - Michael Reese Hospital & Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Medical Education - Istanbul University, Istanbul Medical School
Capa, Istanbul,

Professional Highlights

  • Clinical Associate Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University


  • Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism

Specialty Interests

Type 1 diabetes, thyroid disorders in women, type 2 diabetes, adrenal disorders, pituitary disorders, prolactinomas, Cushing's disease, hirsutism, pancreas transplant and transplant induced diabetes, preventive cardiology

Awards & Honors

  • Maimonides award for outstanding humanistic qualities 1996
  • Excellence in teaching award 2004-2005-2006-2007


  • Endocrine Society
  • American Diabetes Association
  • American Association of Clinical Endocrinologists
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 10/16/2018, Dr. Hatipoglu 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.

Equity Dr. Hatipoglu owns stock or stock options in the following companies for activities as a founder, inventor, discover, developer:

  • Spectrum Research Group, LLC.

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

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

72 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Dr. Hatipoglu cares for you as a person. She celebrated my success after surgery and listened to my concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Dr. Hatipoglu is VERY thorough and VERY friendly!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Dr H adjusted her schedule to see me when I had another appointment on the same day. I live 5 hours away, so this was very helpful.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Dr H is excellent

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

Dr. Bethel Hatipoglu Dr. Bethel Hatipoglu Endocrinologist is an amazing Dr. such a positive attitude always smiling I just love coming in for my six month check up with her and that normally doesn't happen to any doctor

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

wonderful experience , wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

My experience with the endocrinologist and the doctors was outstanding. They gave a detailed explanation in regards to my situation and why it was not in my best interest to go ahead with the pancreas transplant. This was very enlightening to say the least.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

We have already recommended 2 of our friends to the clinic and they also loved the honesty and direction they were given. I have complete confident the information I am given is correct, since the doctor specializes in my personal condition

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

she is an amazing doctor. always sits and listens and explains things without rushing

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

She is excellent as always, she listen to all my concerns and answers all my questions. Nobody does it better and that is why i refuse to go to any other doctor even though I'm disabled.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

I recommend Dr. Hatipoglu to everyone all the time who tells me there problem sounds endocrinological. I know because I listen like Dr. Hatipoglu listens to me. I listen to the person, I listen to my body. I do my best 363 days out of the year to not let all her attention to detail and careplans issued on the other two days waste away in vain.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

Dr. Hatipoglu is so caring to her patients. (At least she is to me). She really gets involved in the total care of her patients. She takes her time with me and listens to my concerns. I wouldn't want any other Endocrinologist than her.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

Doctor Hatipoglu is one of the best physicians I've ever encountered. She genuinely cares about her patient and her research. I firmly believe she is changing the world for diabetics and post TPAIT patients like myself. Through her research she will change the world of diabetes and her personality makes the world a brighter place. love this woman!

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

wonderful office staff and physician!

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

one of the most compassionate and caring providers I have seen in a long time. I definitely want to keep Dr Hatipogul on my care team.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Great doctor !!!

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Dr. Hatipolglu spent her time carefully and easily explaining several options for treatment. We very much liked her and felt perfectly at ease immediately.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

I love Dr. Hatipoglu, she is so kind and truly cares. That's so rare in any doctor in my experience and especially for an endocrinologist. She really listens. I have tried other endocrinologists in the past few years but keep coming back to her, she's just the best!

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2019

Dr. Haripoglu is the best. She is caring and compassionate and always listens to my concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

Dr. Hatipoglu was very caring and listened to my concerns. I look forward to working with her on reversing my diabetes and managing my disease.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019

Dr Hatipoglu is a true credit to not only the Clinic but to her patients and her profession. She is an excellent communicator. Her knowledge and experience give her superior application of both. I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019

dr Hatipoglu is the best- very caring and concerned for your welfare- answers all questions and concerns- makes you feel your welfare matters

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2019

I can't say enough good things about Dr Hatipaglu-she treated me with so much kindness and respect, understood my concerns and took so much time to get to know me. I've never had such a positive experience with a care provider, I left feeling so positive and optimistic.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Dr. Hatipoglu is the kindest , most caring , excellent thorough Doctor and educator to my health. She is an inspiration and role model and should be an example to all Doctors.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

dr hatipoglu has provided the best care and concern I've received from a physician in 40 years of type 1 diabetes

Reviewed on May 29, 2019

a wonderful physician who always takes the time to listen and treat you.

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

Dr. Hatipoglu is phenomenal - very caring.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr. Hatipoglu has always gone above and beyond for all of my needs. Responds to MyChart messages promptly. Tries to get to the root of all my health problems instead of just putting a bandaid on it and genuinely cares for me as a patient! Could not say enough good things about her!

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr. Hatipoglu is always in demand, that makes scheduling a bit more difficult than otherwise. That said, her office has been attentive in trying to accommodate me.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr. Hatipoglu has always taken time to listen to me...and my husband. She has been very thorough in explaining.

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

Dr Hatipoglu has been the best doctor I have ever seen. She is easy to talk to, she listens well, she offers common sense easy to understand options, and truly gives you the feeling she cares about your health issues.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Dr. Hatipoglu is an excellent caring health care provider.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Dr. Hatipoglu is the sweetest lady I've ever had at CCF. She's absolutely genuine and sincerely cares about me & all her patients.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Dr. Hatipoglu is fantastic

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

my doctor is fantastic

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

Dr Hatipoglu was wonderfully empathetic & talked through her thoughts regarding my symptoms. She shared some very helpful insights & referred me to further testing in different areas & follow ups. If we end up identifying the issue, than my survey will be Very Good +++. But for now, success remainder to be seen. Dr Hatipoglu gave us hope which was wonderful.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

Dr. Hatipoglu had the answer to my question before I even finished my sentence! She was able to explain everything to me that was going on between my blood sugars and exercise, and explained to me, very thoroughly, how to determine the appropriate insulin levels to remedy to problem.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

best dr I've ever had

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

Dr Hatipoglu is amazing. Her knowledge , respect for patient and empathy is off the chart, coupled with being a great doctor. she is the kind of doctor everyone dreams of seeing

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr Hatipoglu is my favorite physician. She is caring, engaging, friendly, energetic, and professional. I wish all physicians were like her. They don't come any better than her!!

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

Dr Hatipoglu is the best. Hands down!!

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

For our first meeting I was very pleased with the Doctor's temperament and education of my disease and what I need to do to correct my blood sugar and readings. We spoke about what needs to happen before I can get the Insulin Pump and reader.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Dr. Hatipoglu is an awesome person and doctor. I would recommend her and do to others. She is caring and always attentive to my needs and concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Dr. Hatipoglu is one of the most caring doctors I've ever had! She is attentive to my needs, is compassionate, and most of all, she LISTENS!! I wish getting an appointment was easier to schedule with her but I understand why she is so booked. Not too many doctors have the qualities Dr. Hatipoglu displays, and I believe when patients find one, the word of mouth really spreads!

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

dr Hatipoglu has always been very helpful. I like her happy nature.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

Dr Hatipoglu is rare is today's world. She is super bright, well versed in the struggles of Type 1 Diabetes, and always makes me feel like she has all the time in the world for me during my appointment. I now live in Florida, but cannot bear to try and find a similar MD - I do not believe one exists. I happily travel to Cleveland for her care.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

*Dr. Hatipoglu goes above and beyond to see my husband when he has other appts. at the clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

Great person & doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

I wish you could have a higher rating scale than very good because that hardly describes Dr. Hatipoglu and her office. Everyone is always kind respectful prompt and willing to help. Dr. Hatipoglu always takes the time needed with me and never rushes her appointments with me

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019

Dr. Hatipoglu is exceptional. Technically skilled, concerned, professional, does not rush. Top notch.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Dr H was very caring and always so positive and listens. She is also very respectful and affirming, as well as attuned to her patient both personally and medically. I believe she really cares in a genuine manner.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

An outstanding physician! Intellegent, compassionate, and thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

I really enjoyed my appointment with Dr H. I had was very disappointed with my primary care doctor who blew off my symptoms and felt that Dr H listened and came up with a plan.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

Dr. Hatipoglu is the best doctor. She is patient friendly, focused and accommodating.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

She is an amazing and truly empathetic doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

I am a retired clinical science specialist. I was very impressed by Dr. Hatipoglu and the care and concern she afforded me during my visit. I will recommend her, without reservation, as one of the best endocrinologists I have encountered!

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

Dr hatipaglu is one of the most caring amazing doctors I've ever met my life put you at ease and listens to everything without judgment wonderful lady and physician

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2019

My visit with Dr Hatipogul was extremely beneficial and insightful. She really spent the time with me to try to understand my health concerns

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2019

The care and how Dr. Hatipoglu explained my pituitary levels with the effect of the skin, organ function was very much needed. The correlation of the effects that my tumor, testosterone levels had with the rest of my body was never explained before to me. It is a piece of mind knowing I am now on the right path of feeling better and hoping to reverse the side effects of the low levels.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019

Dr is very caring and when you leave you have the greatest feeling of being taken care of

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2018

Dr. Hatipoglu is the most kind, caring, and brilliant doctor I have ever seen. She really takes the time to listen and answer all of my questions. She never treats me like a textbook patient and always thinks outside of the box. She is a true blessing!

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2018

Dr Hatipoglu us very knowledgeable, caring and has a great bedside manner- we are so happy to have found her. She is a great representative of the clinic and should be treated with the respect due like she is.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2018

Dr. H is a very good physician With a beautiful personality.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2018

Dr H is very smart, caring and awesome Doctor and person that we see

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2018

Superb physician who listens and discusses concerns, as well as rationale for all recommended/ordered lab.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018

It is always a pleasure to have Dr. Hatipoglu take care of me. She is thorough, listens to my concerns and gives good advice.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2018

Dr. Hatipoglu left no leaf unturned. I feel very important to have her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018

Great experience and Dr Hatipoglu is one of the best Doctors I have ever had.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018

Dr. Hatipoglu is an excellent physician. She listens to you, and she explains things. I would recommend her. The staff in this department is great! They are courteous and patient!!

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018

She is always very easy to talk to and puts me at ease . She is thorough and friendly, always listening to my concerns. As well as being a wonderful physician, she is a kind and caring person.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2018

Dr. Hatipoglu is a caring physician who takes the time to listen and address any issues of concern.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018

Dr. Hatipoglu is an awesome doctor and very compassionate.

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