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Christopher Tangen, DO

Christopher Tangen, DO



65 Ratings 25 Reviews


Sports Medicine (Family Practice)

Accepting New Patients

Primary Location

UH Regional Hospitals - Richmond Campus
27100 Chardon Rd
Richmond Heights, OH 44143

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Seeing New Patients As Soon As: Monday, Jan 31


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  • Program Director, Transitional Year, UH Regional Hospitals Richmond Campus

Christopher Tangen, DO, is a specialist in sports medicine and an associate medical team physician for the Cleveland Browns.

Dr. Tangen is board certified in Family Medicine with a Certificate of Added Qualifications in Sports Medicine. He is also certified in basic life support and advanced cardiac life support.

Dr. Tangen earned a bachelor’s degree in microbiology from Miami University in Oxford, Ohio. While at Miami University, he was a starter for the varsity wrestling team. He then earned his degree in Osteopathic Medicine from Des Moines University in Des Moines, Iowa. He completed a family medicine residency at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center and a fellowship in primary care sports medicine at University Hospitals Rainbow Babies & Children’s Hospital.

He has been a presenter at local, regional and national sports medicine conferences. He also serves as the program director for the traditional rotating internship, and is also core faculty for the family medicine residency at UH Regional Hospitals.

Dr. Tangen is the head team physician for Bedford High School, Charles F. Brush High School, and Richmond Heights High School.

Dr. Tangen has an interest in all aspects of sports medicine including acute/chronic injuries, concussions, and injury prevention. He is also interested in preventative family medicine care, urgent care medicine, osteopathic manipulation, and sports physicals.


  • Acute Injuries
  • Concussions
  • Family Medicine
  • Injury Prevention
  • Nutrition
  • Osteopathic Manipulation Medicine
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Physicals
  • Urgent Care

Languages Spoken


Office Locations

UH Regional Hospitals - Richmond Campus

27100 Chardon Rd
Richmond Heights OH, 44143

Christopher Tangen, DO

4480 Richmond Rd
Warrensville Heights OH, 44128

Patient Experience Reviews

4.9 out of 5

65 Ratings

Patient Comments (25)

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
I especially like that Dr. Tangen encourages me to continue to do things I do proactively. (vitamins, supplements, running and yoga). He respects that I know what works for me. His office staff is very helpful and always very nice.

Reviewed On 12/1/2021
Dr.Tangen is one of the best doctors I have. He listens, is respectful, caring and genuine. I would highly recommend him to friends and family.

Reviewed On 11/1/2021
Wonderful doctor!!!!

Reviewed On 10/1/2021
Dr. Tangen was very pleasant and attentive. He called and told me my test results the same day I had blood work. I appreciate him calling me. I recommended him to a friend because she was looking for a good primary care physician.

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Excellent communication and great bed side manner

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Thank you for your encouragement and help

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
love love love Dr Tangen...and his staff..have recommended him to others on the football team and will continue to recommend him...great people great place..

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Good experience

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
I absolutely love my doctor and his team.

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
Dr. Tangen and staff are fantastic! Best doctor ever!

Reviewed On 7/1/2021

Reviewed On 7/1/2021
always attentive

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr. T is great. Knowledgeable, listens and relates to me. I feel like his office is a safe place. ***

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr. Tangen is a great listener. His staff are friendly, efficient and helpful.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
Dr. Tangen was great and so was his staff.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
Loved this doctor! He was super down to Earth and light-hearted and I walked away feeling better about my knee and how to move forward.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
very good

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
Dr. Tangen was very kind, patient, very knowledgeable about my condition. He was very specific about the course of action for healing.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
I was very happy with the treatment while at this facility. Everyone was very nice. I appreciate the professionalism.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
Dr. Tangen has always been a great provider and does not order anything unnecessarily. He takes the time to listen to me, and it is obviously he pays attention and remembers past medical complaints or visits. He is the main reason why I did not want to switch insurances and providers when I switched jobs. I have recommended him to multiple friends

Reviewed On 2/1/2021

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
I've searched for over 20 years to find a doctor that fit my needs, and I finally found one in Dr. Tangen. He is a fantastic doctor and I am so thankful that I found him.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
Dr. Tangen is awesome

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
Dr. Tangen is the best primary care provider I have been with! I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
Care provider was good. ***

Board Certifications

  • Sports Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine
  • Family Medicine - American Board of Family Medicine


Fellowship | Sports Medicine - Family Practice
Sports Medicine - Family Practice - Uh Case Medical Center (2008 - 2010)

Residency | Family Medicine
Family Medicine - Uh Case Medical Center (2005 - 2008)

Medical Education
Des Moines University College Of Osteopathic Medicine (2005)

Miami University (2001)

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.

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As of December 31, 2016, Christopher Tangen did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.