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Lauren Kerr, MD

Ratings

(4.7)

93 Ratings 15 Reviews

Specialty

OB/GYN-General

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Westshore Women's Health and Midwifery
29160 Center Ridge Rd
Westlake, OH 44145

Schedule an Appointment

440-835-6996

Biography

  • Clinical Assistant Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Richard Chang, MD, is a specialist in hematology and medical oncology in the University Hospitals Seidman Cancer Center. He sees patients at St. John Medical Center in Westlake. Dr. Chang is Assistant Professor of Medicine at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine.

Dr. Chang is board certified in internal medicine, medical oncology and hematology. His special interests include benign hematology, hemostasis and thrombosis, breast cancer, lung cancer, lymphoma, multiple myeloma, colon and rectal cancer, head and neck cancer and myelodysplasia.

Dr. Chang graduated cum laude from Harvard University and earned his Doctor of Medicine from the Albert Einstein College of Medicine in the Bronx, N.Y. He completed his internal medicine residency at Los Angeles County Hospital, and served as Chief Fellow in hematology/oncology at New York University.

He is a member of the American Society of Clinical Oncology, the American Society of Hematology, and the American Medical Association. He currently serves as Chair of the St. John Cancer Committee.

Expertise

  • Benign Hematology
  • Breast Cancer
  • Colon and Rectal Cancer
  • Head and Neck Cancer
  • Hemostasis and Thrombosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Lymphoma
  • Multiple Myeloma
  • Myelodysplasia

Languages Spoken

English, Spanish

Office Locations

UH Seidman Cancer Center

29325 Health Campus Dr
Westlake OH, 44145
440-617-4700

Patient Experience Reviews

4.9 out of 5

273 Ratings

Patient Comments (77)

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr. Chang and his care team provided me with excellent care and genuine concern for my well-being!

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr. Chang is the best!! ***

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
The doctor and staff was very good. ***

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Great Doctor

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr Chang is always attentive and helpful. He is a wonderful doctor that cares about his patients. I couldn't imagine having a better doctor.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr. Chang was friendly, compassionate, informative & professional. He thoroughly explained the nature of my cancer, treatment options, side effects, other specialists who would be on my team & what part they would play in my treatment and general expectations. He patiently listened to and thoroughly answered all questions I and my wife asked of him. We felt uplifted upon leaving his office.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
*** Dr. Chang has always been very attentive during the last five years of my illness and most importantly I trust Dr. Chang. He is kind and that is what a pt with cancer needs.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Always excellent.Wonderful Dr and such a pleasant personality.Husband also goes to Dr Chang and thinks he is top notch as well!!!!!!!

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr Chang and staff are extremely polite, caring and professional all the while personalizing care. The office Is clean and neat. Covid 19 protocols are followed and I feel protected during my visits. Dr. Chang is never hurried, always displays a warm caring attitude and is knowledgeable about my situation. He Is open and welcoming to any discussions I present. I would suggest him to anyone who needs to see an oncologist.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr Chang is my hero

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr. Chang is nothing short of the best. I always find myself recommending friends and others in need of hematological or oncological needs to see Dr. Chang, I just couldn't see myself trusting any other provider. He is thorough, always up to date on studies/evidenced-based practices and his knowledge base is impressive. Not to mention his wonderful and incredibly, gentle bedside manner which many providers these days are lacking. I could not see myself going to any other oncologist, I completely trust Dr. Chang whole-heartedly with my care.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr Chang is an excellent physician. My wife and I are both patients of his and we like him.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr. Chang and his staff were exceptional. He made me feel comfortable and explained everything where I could understand it. He also listened to my concerned and provided me with documentation to read about my illness as well as the medications that I may choose. I felt very comfortable and could feel he was concerned about my condition. Thank you, ***

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Exceptionally happy with dr Chang. He is the best doctor

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Great provider

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
It was my first visit with Dr. Chang. He was very personable and took the time to discuss my situation in detail and I was very clear.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
The receptionists were efficient and friendly, medical staff checking me in was personable and sweet, phlebotomist was phenomenal, and Dr. Chang is obviously very knowledgable and able to speak freely in a way that's easy to understand. Start to finish a pleasant visit!

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr Chang an excellent doctor. Very happy he's my chemo doctor

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Dr Chang and his staff have always treated me with care and respect during the past 5 years. I trusted Dr. Chang immediately and he has always given me the straight answer. I have been impressed by how UH is so patient oriented. That means so much when you are dealing with cancer. Dr. Chang is my hero.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Excellent care

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
I am very satisfied with the care I am receiving from Dr. Chang and all who work for him!!

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr. Chang and his entire staff and lab are wonderful. I could not go through my cancer without them. They are all like family.

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Very good experience, very knowledgeable doctor

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Very professional experience!

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
As always I cannot say enough about the passion in which Dr.Chang ,his staff, the lab personnel , the receptionists, the volunteer that checks your temperature when you walk in, all display this. Highly recommend this facility! ***

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr chang is a excellect dr. AND HAS A GENIUE RESPECT FOR HIS CLIENTS

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
My provider, Dr. Chang is an excellent oncologist/hematologist and I am well pleased with him. I am still under his care for chemo therapy and I feel confident In his skills and general knowledge In the field of chemo theraputics.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Great Team

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Time to explain everything that he was going to doHe is very easy to talk to and shows genuine care

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Very good care

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Dr. Chang is by far the best in his field and takes the time to answer all questions...simply and sincerely "THE BEST"

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
I am so very pleased with Dr. Chang, the staff from the moment you walk in, all staff here are in my opinion the best qualified for their positions, everyone is very passionate as to their role in the care and concern of the patient. My expectations were met and all went above and beyond. I am so grateful to have Dr. Richard Chang, this facility in our immediate area. They need expansion in their space, as their calling is a true need! Thank you all! ***

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Dr Chang is wonderful and caring.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Dr. Chang and his staff are caring and professional. They are welcoming and supportive. Although it is a busy practice they spend time with you and answer all your concerns. I never feel rushed or that I'm just a number.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
During my visit I was treated with respect and listened too. I am a five year cancer survivor and the ***, Dr. ChangAnd the staff have always been attentive and respectful to me. Thank you for having such fine employees.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Good and healthy experience

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Good experience and Dr. Chang is always attentive.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Excellent.very , very pleased.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
We have a excellent and open communication.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr Chang is personable, likable and thorough.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr. Chang is excellent. Explained everything clearly and answered all my questions

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
*** very efficient staff. Dr. Chang as always explained in detail , my husband and I both could understand. Felt very comfortable during the visit . Options explained, course of action in place before our leaving. Highly recommend his services and facility. Thank you, ***

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr. Chang and his team have been and continue to be a Godsend to my health. I would not be this far if not for my faith in Dr. Chang. I have been so blessed to have him treating my *** cancer.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
excellent service

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Dr. Chang is very professional and explains everything in "easy to understand" terms.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
*** Dr. Chang is a wonderful Dr.. Dr. Chang and his team has always treated me with the upmost respect. Every employee there has been very supportive. I'm very satisfied with the treatment I have received. I would recommend this center to any of my friends who would get this terrible disease.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Dr Chang and the entire staff are extremely friendly, professional and always attentive to maintaining the highest standards. I feel very fortunate to have them as my health care professional.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Dr Change, is an excellent doctor he has been there for me many times even when my husband passes.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Dr. Chang is a wonderful doctor! He listens to my concerns and always explains things in a way that is easy to understand. I trust his advice and feel completely confident having him take care of my health needs. Also, this whole office is amazing. Everybody there is so nice and helpful!

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Good visit

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
great

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
dr chang and his staff treats everyone with patience and kindness. never afraid to ask questions

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr. Chang and his team at Seidman are excellent!! I have been treated very well and compassionately. My chemo nurse *** is terrific. She is very understanding and always has a kind word that makes you feel better. She is an excellent nurse and is a perfect fit for this department. I would recommend Dr. Chang and Seidman.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
I have been going monthly to see Dr. Chang for 18 months. There has never been a negative experience with Dr. Chang or his staff. I am more than satisfied with my care and University Hospital.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Love this provider and office staff. Very professional yet caring.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
I love Dr. Chang! And all the nurses and med techs, and the phlebotomists are wonderful- *** and *** are the most pain free phlebotomists I have ever dealt with. i get blood draws monthly. The staff at the desk are very and the nice the lady who checks your temperature at the door is very kind.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
excellent

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
Excellent service

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
Dr. Chang is an excellent physician. He listens to me, explains my current situation and the way forward.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
my experience at UH has been wonderful.Dr Chang is relatable and easy to talk to. He has provided a lit if information and has taken the time to explaine procedures and modalities concerning my treatment.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
very pleasant and understandable took his time, made me feel at ease

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Dr. Chang and staff are the very best. The reception area was clean and well maintained continuously.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Dr. Chang is the best, most caring, and knowledgeable about me history past & present that I could ever hope for. I am very fortunate that he is my hematologist/oncologist and that he hears & senses my fears and anxiety. as well as understand and cares how it is effecting me. Dr. Richard Chang is an excellent doctor that UH should be proud to have on its staff. ***

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Dr. Chang is worth the wait. I was fine waiting as I know he will take his time with me and answer all my questions.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
This was a phone visit my. My doctor called in a timely manner. Went over my test results and listened to my concerns me I love my doctor! He's an asset to your organization is

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Dr. Chang, and everyone in his office that I have come in contact with over the last 7 months, have always made me feel comfortable and have given me expert care. I feel extremely comfortable talking to Dr. Chang about my condition and he has always been thorough and taken the time to truly listen to any concerns I have had.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
very informative visit

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
*** Dr. Chang is an excellent doctor. Whether I am in his office or over the phone he makes sure that I always understand everything his says and that I don't have any questions. I highly recommend him to any one who has need of him.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
Dr Chang is an extremely caring oncologist.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
Because of CoVid, this was a phone consultation. I appreciate Dr. Chang's thoroughness and his willingness to listen to my concerns.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
I have had excellent care in every way from Dr. Chang and staff. His concern and intelligence shows through at every visit. I am truly treated with respect and kindness from everyone that touches my visit. I love everyone there. It is though they were all hand chosen for their expertise. I am a Stage 4 cancer patient and feel truly blessed for this care.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
My husband was with me on this appt. and we were both extremely pleased with the Doctor's bedside manner. He took the time to explain possible options and outcomes and made sure we understood. He answered all of our questions and was very patient. All of the staff (receptionist, nurses, follow up, etc.) were very pleasant and professional. I would definitely return to Dr. Richard Chang if I need this type of care and would highly recommend him to others! Thank you

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
satisfied and happy with Dr. Chang

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
positive experience

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
*** Dr Chang takes his time and answers all my multiple questions with skill and professionalism. He is new to me as a physician and I'm glad I was referred to him.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
*** I want to say that Dr. Chang is an excellent doctor and makes sure that his patients are completely satisfied with his care. I would highly recommend him to friends or family if needed.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
Dr Chang is excellent.

Board Certifications

  • Hematology - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Medical Oncology - American Board of Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - American Board of Internal Medicine

Education

Fellowship | Hematology/Oncology
Hematology/Oncology - Bellevue Hospital Center (2002 - 2005)

Residency | Internal Medicine
Internal Medicine - University Of Southern California/Lac+Usc Medical Center (1999 - 2002)

Medical Education
Albert Einstein College Of Medicine Of Yeshiva University (1999)

Undergraduate
Harvard University (1994)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

View UH’s policy (PDF) on practitioner-industry relationships.

As of December 31, 2016, Richard Chang did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.