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Primary Care
Primary Care
From routine checkups to family medicine, see our list of primary care services.
A full continuum of cardiac care, see our list of cardiology services.
Vein Treatment
Vein Treatment
Offering a minimally invasive approach, see more about our varicose vein treatment options.

Effective Monday, July 19, 2021, the following NOH/OMG office locations will no longer provide on-site blood draws: Westlake, Lorain, Olmsted Falls and Dewhurst. Click here for the nearest lab service location. 


About Us

State-of-the-Art Cardiology and
Primary Care for over 40 Years

Providing a unique approach to healthcare since 1999, North Ohio Heart partners with the Ohio Medical Group to create the perfect healthcare balance for our patients.

Primary care services are handled by physicians at OMG, while cardiologists and specialists at NOH ensure complete care for you and your family.

Founded in 1978

When John W. Schaeffer, MD, FACC, founded NOH, he envisioned a team of dedicated professionals working together using the latest technology, while recognizing that sensitivity and patient trust are essential components of successful medicine.

More than 40 years later, NOH is proud to be among the top cardiology practices in the Great Lakes region, with an experienced team of cardiac experts, specialists, clinical researchers and professionals.


In 2010, the NOH/OMG practice joined services with EMH Regional Healthcare System under the new entity North Ohio Heart, Inc. Four years later, EMH became University Hospitals (UHEMC). Then on January 1, 2015, North Ohio Heart, Inc. and Ohio Medical Group formally became part of UHEMC.


The NOH/OMG medical staff boasts nearly 50 physicians, including 21 cardiologists. Our medical experts have privileges at dozens of area hospitals and regional medical centers around Northeast Ohio.

NOH/OMG also makes it easy for you to find a physician for cardiology or primary care services. We offer eight convenient locations across Cuyahoga, Lorain, Huron and Erie counties.

  • Firelands Regional Medical Center
  • Fisher-Titus Medical Center
  • Mercy Regional Medical Center
  • Mercy Allen Hospital
  • Southwest General Medical Center
  • UH Amherst Health Center
  • UH Elyria Medical Center
  • UH St. John Medical Center

The diagnostic services departments at North Ohio Heart are fully accredited by the national society that requires the highest standards of care, performance and accountability.

The diagnostic departments of North Ohio Heart were among the first in the Nation to achieve accreditation in Nuclear Cardiography (Since 1998), Vascular (Since 1998) and Echocardiography (Since 1999). The NOHC Nuclear Lab was one of the first (5) in the Nation, the NOHC Vascular lab was one of the first (878) and NOHC's echocardiography lab was one of the first (1000) in the United States, Canada and Puerto Rico and each labhas maintained their accredited status since.

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North Ohio Heart and Ohio Medical Group contribute to the local community through the Lorain County Community Foundation.

We’re also a major supporter of the Lorain Free Clinic and a major sponsor of the annual Lorain County Heart Walk.

And since 2009, the American Heart Association (AHA) has recognized NOH/OMG as a Gold Level, Fit-Friendly Company. We offer employees physical activity support, provide healthy eating options at the work site, promote a wellness culture and implemented at least nine criteria (as outlined by the AHA) in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.
Dr Schaeffer
To give our patients courteous, sympathetic treatment, with the highest quality care available, at a fair and reasonable cost.

Dr. Schaeffer envisioned building a team of dedicated professionals who would work together, using the latest technology, while never losing sight of the fact that personalized sensitivity and patient trust are essential components of successful medicine. He explains his philosophy:

The organization, operation, and management of a medical practice differ from all other commercial ventures in that we do not deal with material goods manufactured or sold for profit. Physicians deal in service to mankind and they deal with the ill and distressed who come to them for only one reason; they need help and guidance.

Find a Doctor
Our physicians are board certified and experts in a wide range of medical conditions.
Make an Appointment
We offer several easy and convenient ways to schedule an appointment with our physicians.
Find a Location
Choose from 11 North Ohio Heart and Ohio Medical Group offices in Northeast Ohio.