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About Dr. Belai Damtew

Dr. Belai Damtew, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Cleveland, OH. He has 40 years of experience. His specialties include Infectious Disease and Internal Medicine. Dr. Damtew has received 3 awards. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

25 Ratings with 4 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Belai Damtew is Great. Dr. Belai Damtew has been rated by 25 patients. From those 25 patients 4 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Belai Damtew is 3.8 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

Belai Damtew Md

7255 Old Oak Blvd Ste 302
Cleveland, OH 44130
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Dr. Belai Damtew has the following 2 specialties

  • Infectious Disease

    An infectious disease specialist has specialized training in the diagnosis and treatment of contagious diseases.
    Infectious diseases, also known as contagious or transmissible diseases, are those that stem from pathogen from a host organism. These infections may spread to other carriers through physical touch, airborne inhalation, bodily fluids or contaminated foods.
    Infectious disease specialists identify whether the disease is caused by bacteria, a virus, a fungus or a parasite often through blood tests and then determine what course of treatment, if any, is necessary.

  • Internal Medicine

    An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
    These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
    In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Belai Damtew has the following 8 expertise

  • Infection
  • HIV Infections
  • AIDS/HIV (Acquired Immunodeficiency Syndrome)
  • Fever
  • Hepatitis C
  • Vaccination
  • Immunization
  • Human Immunodeficiency Virus (HIV/AIDS)


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One Star

Very arrogant, very disrespectful. My husband almost died , due to this man and a wrong diagnosis. He needs to lose his medical liscense.

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Dr Damtew is a very caring person, his patients are very well cared for by a most caring and knowlegable physician. his bedside manner makes patients know that he cares about them, He has taken care of both of my parents now and they both love him.Thank you just does not seem to be enough to let this man know just how wonderful he is. I recommend him highly and will take my family to him and only him when needed

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One Star

When my father was hospitalized with an infection,he was seen by Dr. Damtew. Dr. Damtew was condescending and arrogant. He came into my father's room and did not even introduce himself. I had to ask him who he was. He gave very curt answers to my questions and really did not want to be bothered. One answer he gave was misleading and inaccurate. He gave me another answer when pressed the following day. Another doctor who was also treating my father urged me to get a second opinion regarding the infection, because he(the other specialist) had concerns about Dr. Damtew's diagnosis. Dr. Damtew has a nice PA, Marissa.

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An Angel of a Human and Dr. alike

A few months ago my husband almost died from Septic shock. It was the worst time of our lives. We prayed that God would save his life, and he did, through Dr. Damtew! There are no words great enough to describe this man. He certainly is very intelligent, kind and one of the best doctors I have ever come across. If you have Dr. Damtew then you know that you or your loved one will get the best care possible!

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Five Stars
  • Awards

    3 Awards

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2018)

    Patients' Choice recognition reflects the difference a particular physician has made in the lives of his/her patients. The honor is bestowed to physicians who have received near perfect scores, as voted by patients.

  • On-Time Doctor Award

    On-Time Doctor Award (2014, 2015, 2016, 2018)

    Vitals On-Time + Promptness Award recognizes doctors with consistent high ratings for timeliness of appointments. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and promptness scores.

  • Compassionate Doctor Recognition

    Compassionate Doctor Recognition (2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)

    Compassionate Doctor certification is granted to physicians who treat their patients with the utmost kindness. The honor is granted based on a physician's overall and bedside manner scores.

  • Education

    40 Years Experience

  • Addis Ababa University

    Graduated in 1978

  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Belai Damtew accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Health Network Option Open Access
    • Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
  • BCBS Michigan
    • BCBS MI PPO Plans Group Enrollees
  • Cigna
    • CIGNA Open Access Plus
  • HealthSpan
    • HealthSpan Access PPO
  • Humana
    • Humana Choice POS
    • Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
    • MMOH SuperMed POS Select
    • MMOH SuperMed PPO Plus
  • Multiplan
    • Multiplan PPO
    • PHCS PPO
  • SummaCare
    • SummaCare Select Fully Insured

Locations & Directions

Belai Damtew Md, 7255 Old Oak Blvd Ste 302, Cleveland, OH


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