Douglas L. Lefton, M.D. ABFP

Dr. Lefton’s hours: 

Monday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Tuesday: off
Wednesday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Thursday: 6 p.m-9 p.m.
Friday: 9 a.m. – 5 p.m. 

Curriculum Vitae 

1999-present: Family practice physician, Fairlawn Family Practice. 

1996-1999:  Family Practice Residency Program, Barberton Citizen’s Hospital, Barberton, Ohio. 

1992-1996:  Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, Cleveland, Ohio. 

1976-1992:  Journalist at several publications, including the Cleveland Plain Dealer and the American Medical News. 

1972-1976:  Carleton College, Northfield, Minnesota. BA in English, 1976. 

Special Honors 

Special service award for 2010 from the Summit County Medical Society

Voted one of the 10 best doctors in Summit County by Akron Beacon Journal readers, 2009 

Additional Responsibilities 

  • Medical Director, skilled unit, Arbors at Fairlawn (extended care facility)
  • Council member, Summit County Medical Society

Professional Memberships 

  • American Medical Association
  • Ohio State Medical Association
  • Summit County Medical Society


American Board of Family Practice, 1999; recertified, 2005 

Hospital Privileges 

  • Summa Health System
  • Akron General Medical Center
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