The DOHCS Story- - This is our 20th Anniversary Year!!
DOHCS has over 400 doctors from every major medical center in Cleveland, and specialists from surgery, anesthesiology, radiology, primary care, and medical specialties.  Together we serve over half a million patients in our community.

We organize on behalf of the health of our community, to elect effective leaders, to implement policies that work to keep us alive and safe

DOHCS is open to all doctors in Greater Cleveland.  It is free to join.  All you have to do is email us at

You are in charge of your level of participation, from simply receiving updates, to participating in events to make the nation better.

  • Formed in 2004 when physicians in our community acted against the ongoing invasion of Iraq
  • A bulwark for health care that is justOnce formed, DOHCS became a nexus for progressive doctors to support progressive policies, primarily as a support for candidates who have demonstrated a commitment to making our community healthier
  • Major campaign fund raising events. These include for John Kerry, Barack Obama, Hillary Clinton, and Joe Biden for President, Ted Strickland and Richard Cordray for OH Governor, Sherrod Brown and Tim Ryan for Senate, and many state and local offices as well.
  • Top speakers on health care policy and advocacy, including one of the authors of the ACA Chris Jennings, founder of the Center for American Progress Clinton campaign manager John Podesta, Dr. Ezekial Emmanuel White House advisor on health to President Obama, Dr Howard Dean
  • A KEY PLAYER in the passage of the Affordable Care Act in 2010. Now 40 million Americans have health insurance thanks to the ACA. It passed by 7 votes, 5 of the votes came from DOHCS efforts according to the Represenative who led those 5 to vote yes.
  • DOHCS has earned enduring respect and close working relationships with key political leaders. These include with Senator Sherrod Brown, leaders of the Democratic Party, and the key organizations working shoulder-to-shoulder with us- the Ohio Physicians for Reproductive Rights, Cuyahoga Democratic Women’s Caucus, Shaker Democratic ClubRed Wine and Blue, and many others.