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About Dr. Irwin Jacobs

Dr. Irwin Jacobs, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Cleveland, OH. He has 47 years of experience. His specialties include Child Neurology, Neurology and Pediatrics. Dr. Jacobs is affiliated with UH Cleveland Medical Center, MetroHealth Medical Center and Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation. Dr. Jacobs has received 1 award. He speaks English.

Rating Overview

8 Ratings with 3 Comments

The overall average patient rating of Dr. Irwin Jacobs is Excellent. Dr. Irwin Jacobs has been rated by 8 patients. From those 8 patients 3 of those left a comment along with their rating. The overall rating for Dr. Irwin Jacobs is 4.5 of 5.0 stars.

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Primary Address

MetroHealth Medical Center

2500 Metrohealth Dr
Cleveland, OH 44109
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Dr. Irwin Jacobs has the following 3 specialties

  • Child Neurology

    Pediatric neurologists diagnose neurological conditions in children as young as newborn, all the way up to adolescence. They can recommend treatment for sleep disorders, head injuries and headaches, but they also specialize in issues such as epilepsy, seizures and brain tumors.
    Their expertise in childhood development and the nervous system make them an excellent resource for parents of children with autism, cerebral palsy, mental development issues or learning disabilities. You can consult with a pediatric neurologist before, during and after diagnosis depending on your child's specific condition and needs.

  • Neurology

    A neurologist is a physician who diagnoses and treats disorders of the nervous system which is comprised of the brain, spinal cord and nerves. These doctors do not perform surgery, but refer patients to neurological surgeons when they determine that surgical intervention is necessary.
    Some of the conditions that neurologists diagnose and treat are epilepsy, aneurysms, hydrocephalus, Parkinson's disease, multiple sclerosis, stroke, spinal disc herniation, and spinal disease.
    In addition to using diagnostic tests like MRI, CT scans, EEG and EMG, neurologists also employ neurological testing to gauge muscle strength and movement, balance, reflexes, sensation, memory, speech, and other cognitive abilities.

  • Pediatrics

    A pediatrician is a doctor who specializes in the regular care of children, as well as the diagnosis and treatment of illness in children. Young patients are often more complicated to treat because they are still growing and developing.
    While pediatricians may sub-specialize in specific therapy areas like oncology, surgery, ophthalmology, and anesthesiology, in general, pediatricians provide services like vaccinations, health exams, and treatment of common ailments and injuries. In addition, pediatricians are trained to handle the complex emotional and behavioral issues faced by children, especially during puberty.
    Pediatricians normally see their patients from birth until the age of 18, although some may agree to treat patients into their early 20s, if requested.

  • Specialty Expertise

    Dr. Irwin Jacobs has the following 1 expertise

  • Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

Dr. Irwin Jacobs has 2 board certified specialties

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Board Certifications

Dr. Irwin Jacobs is Board Certified in 2 specialties

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excellent and personable

My children have been seeing Dr. Jacobs for about 10 years. i couldn't have picked a better person for my children to see. My one daughter is 20, and he still sees her. possibly because she is considering college in the next year, but for whatever reason, he is a very professional and hilarious personality. Always has a new joke or funny comments to keep my kids comfortable and at ease. i hope he continues to see my daughter as a patient, because if he should tell us he can no longer see her because she is considered an adult, we will be truly disappointed. I see a neurologist who makes me wait from 2-3 hrs every monthly visit. I am going to ask Dr. Jacobs next time I see him is if he can refer me to someone else. I trust him with my life and will sorely miss him if he can no longer see my children anymore.

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Five Stars

Dr. Jacobs was literally a life saver for my family. My 18mo old son was having attacks of some sort - scary, unexplainable, seizure-like - that were undiagnosable after several ER visits, an extensive work up by Rainbow Babies and numerous follow up visits. One ER visit @ Fairview with Dr. Jacobs who was oncall for peds neuro and we have a diagnosis! I will never forget that day...telling Dr Jacobs my sons story. It felt like the thousandth time that I told it with no answers. I said "So, do you know what this is?" with tears in my eyes, knowing the answer was most likely no. He answered "Yes, yes I do." He explained EVERYTHING in detail. We have had several follow up visits with Dr Jacobs and he is FANTASTIC. He speaks directly with my son (now 5years), involves him with the whole process of the exam and visit, explains everything in detail while using laymen's terms and answering all of our questions. Dr Jacobs diagnosis has saved us from additional ER trips, the stress of not knowing what was wrong with our son, and the peace of mind knowing I can call, any time, day or night (he gave us his personal cell #) to get questions answered. I would recommend Dr Jacobs to any parent for the genuine care of their child.

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Improper Diagnosis

This man diagnosed my 5 yr. old son with autism 10 years ago, without administering an ADOS or any other official form of diagnostic test related to autism. He only did a basic neurological test, stating the results were normal. He spent about 20 mins. with my son, all with me present, basing his diagnosis on what??? He wanted to medicate my son also, which I refused to do. Today, my son is almost 15 and we are learning that he may not be autistic at all, but suffers for an intolerance to dairy foods.

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  • Awards

    1 Award

  • Patients' Choice Award

    Patients' Choice Award (2015)

    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.

  • Hospital Affiliations

    Dr. Jacobs is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).

  • UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • MetroHealth Medical Center
  • Cleveland Clinic Children's Hospital for Rehabilitation
  • UH Parma Medical Center
  • Lutheran Hospital
  • Fairview Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic Lakewood
  • CCHS Cleveland Clinic
  • CCHS Fairview Hospital
  • Metrealth System Medical Center
  • Fairview General Hospital
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Metrohealth System Medical Center OH
  • Education

    47 Years Experience

  • Stanford University

    Graduated in 1966

  • Metrohealth Medical Center


  • Accepted Insurance

    Dr. Irwin Jacobs accepts the following insurance providers.

  • Aetna
    • Aetna Choice POS II
    • Aetna HMO
    • Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
  • Anthem
    • Anthem Blue Access PPO
    • Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
  • BCBS Blue Card
    • BCBS Blue Card PPO
  • BCBS Illinois
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
    • Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
  • First Health
    • First Health PPO
  • 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
    • PHCS PPO
  • SummaCare
    • SummaCare Select Fully Insured
  • United Healthcare
    • UHC Navigate HMO
    • UHC Options PPO

Locations & Directions

MetroHealth Medical Center, 2500 Metrohealth Dr, Cleveland, OH
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