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UH Portage Endocrinology
9318 State Rt.14
Streetsboro, Ohio 44241
Appointments: 330-422-7722


James Walter II, DO
is an orthopedic surgeon specializing in hand surgery for adult patients who have suffered a traumatic injury or a disease that interferes with finger and hand strength, function, and flexibility.

Dr. Walter earned his medical degree from the West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine, Lewisburg, WV in 2011. Dr. Walter completed his residency in surgery at South Pointe Hospital, Warrensville Heights, OH in 2016, followed by an orthopedic surgery fellowship at Grandview Hospital, Dayton,OH. Dr. Walter joined the UH Portage Medical Center staff in 2017.

“For most medical issues, there are a spectrum of treatments, from giving it time to performing surgery,” Dr. Walter says. “Our goal is to get you better. We will work our way through the options together, trying to be the least invasive, while still getting you back to optimal health.”

In his time away from work, Dr. Walter enjoys playing pickup basketball, golfing, and working out. He and his wife like trying out new local restaurants and following all the Cleveland sports teams.

Ogechi Muoh, DO
is an internal medicine physician who specializes in rheumatology, treating diseases and conditions of the muscles, bones and joints as well as certain autoimmune diseases.

A northeast Ohio native, Dr. Muoh is a 2004 graduate of Kent State University. She earned her medical degree from the Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine in 2008 and served her internship and residency with Summa Health System, Akron, OH. She completed her specialty training in rheumatology as a fellow at UH Cleveland Medical Center in 2014 and joined the UH Portage Medical Center staff in 2017.

Dr. Muoh is board certified in internal medicine. “I believe in a comprehensive approach to diagnosing and treating arthritis, connective tissue disease, and conditions,” Dr. Muoh says.

During her time away from the office, Dr. Muoh loves to read, travel, try different foods, and spend time with her family.

New Portage Physicians

Department of Rheumatology
UH Streetsboro Health Center
9318 State Route 14
Streetsboro, Ohio 44241
(Additional office locations offered)
Appointments: 440-743-8178

Abdelle Ferdinand Cheres, MD
is an endocrinologist specializing in adrenal disorders, types 1 and 2 diabetes, pituitary disorders, adrenal disorders, thyroid disorders, and other diseases and problems of the endocrine system. She is board certified in internal medicine.

Dr. Cheres completed her undergraduate studies in 2005 at Oakwood University, Huntsville, AL, and earned her
medical degree from St. George’s School of Medicine, Grenada, West Indies in 2009. She completed her residency in internal medicine at St. Vincent Charity Hospital, an affiliate of Case Western Reserve University, in Cleveland. She served her fellowship in Clinical and Molecular Endocrinology at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine, University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. She joined the UH Portage Medical Center staff in 2017.

“Patient care is a joint partnership,” Dr. Cheres says. “Working together with patients to accomplish a desired goal is of paramount importance.” Her main goal is to provide patients with accurate information about their condition or diagnosis using evidencebased medicine.

In her leisure time, Dr. Cheres loves spending time with her family. She also enjoys reading John Grisham books, playing the piano and clarinet, doing various types of puzzles, and singing.

UH Portage Medical Center Orthopaedics
6847 N Chestnut St, Ravenna, Ohio 44266
UH Streetsboro Health Center
9318 State Route 14, Streetsboro, Ohio 44241 Appointments: 330-297-6030