About Partners for Your Health

Healthy Hearts, Families and Communities

North Ohio Heart and Ohio Medical GroupSince 1978, North Ohio Heart (NOH) has provided state-of-the-art cardiology services to families in the northeast Ohio region. When he founded NOH, John W. Schaeffer, MD, FACC, envisioned building a team of dedicated professionals who would work together using the latest technology, while recognizing that sensitivity and patient trust are essential components of successful medicine. Nearly 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 1999, NOH partnered with Ohio Medical Group (OMG) to provide primary care services. OMG is focused on treating a variety of medical issues no matter how common or complex. Our team is dedicated to providing the highest level of cutting-edge services through our full continuum of cardiac and primary care services for every patient (view our Services here >>).

In 2010, the NOH/OMG practice joined services with EMH Regional Healthcare System under the new entity North Ohio Heart, Inc.  In 2014, EMH became University Hospitals (UHEMC). North Ohio Heart, Inc. and Ohio Medical Group formally became part of UHEMC on January 1, 2015.

We are proud to offer the same high-quality, leading-edge, services from Ohio Medical Group as we have done for over four decades at North Ohio Heart,” says Dr. Schaeffer.

Our Team of Medical Experts

Members of the NOH/OMG medical staff include over 40 physicians and 11 nurse practitioners. They have privileges at dozens of area hospitals and regional medical centers (view our Physicians here >>). NOH/OMG has 9 convenient locations across Cuyahoga, Lorain, Huron and Erie counties, so it’s easy to choose a physician for cardiology or primary care services. With the latest technology — including electronic health records — NOH/OMG see between 600 and 800 new patients each month.


Community Outreach & Recognition

NOH contributes to the local community through the Lorain County Community Foundation, and has been a major supporter of local entities such as the Lorain Free Clinic. NOH/OMG is a major sponsor of the annual Lorain County Heart Walk.

Since 2009, the American Heart Association (AHA) has recognized NOH/OMG as a Gold Start! Fit-Friendly Company. As a Gold Level Start! Fit-Friendly Company, NOH/OMG offers employees physical activity support, provides healthy eating options at the work site, promotes a wellness culture and implemented at least nine criteria (as outlined by the AHA) in the areas of physical activity, nutrition and culture.

North Ohio Heart at Heart Walk