Richard So, MD

Department General Pediatrics
Primary Location Independence Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Children & Adolescents Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adolescent Health
  • Adolescent Issues
  • Child Development
  • Concussion Center
  • General Pediatric And Adolescent Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment For Joint Pain
  • Newborn Care
  • Nonsurgical Orthopedics
  • Pediatric Orthopaedics
  • Pediatrics
  • Preventive Pediatrics
  • Primary Care Pediatrics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Safety
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Achalasia
  • Acne
  • Allergies
  • Anemia
  • Asthma
  • Attention Deficit Disorder
  • Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD)
  • Birth Defects
  • Bronchitis
  • Burns
  • Cellulitis
  • Chickenpox
  • Cold Sores
  • Colic
  • Common Cold
  • Concussion
  • Concussions
  • Concussions, Pediatric
  • Constipation
  • Croup
  • Cushing's Syndrome
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis - Contact
  • Diaper Rash
  • Diarrhea
  • Dry Skin/Itchy Skin
  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Eczema
  • Egg Allergy
  • Fatigue
  • Fever
  • Fish Allergy
  • Flatfoot in Children
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroenteritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Hay Fever
  • Head Lice
  • Headaches, Children
  • Hemorrhoids
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hives (Urticaria)
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insect Sting Allergies
  • Latex Allergy
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Learning Disabilities
  • Liver Disease
  • Malrotation
  • Measles
  • Medication Allergies
  • Menstrual Disorders
  • Microcephaly in Children
  • Middle Ear Infection
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Milk Allergies
  • Nausea
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Overuse Syndrome
  • Pediatric Allergies
  • Pediatric Bronchiolitis
  • Pediatric Cellulitis
  • Pediatric Constipation
  • Pediatric Croup
  • Pediatric Dehydration
  • Pediatric Disorders
  • Pediatric Hearing Loss
  • Pediatric Hydrocele | Hernia
  • Pediatric Infectious Diseases
  • Pediatric Knee Injuries
  • Pediatric Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Neonatal Disorders
  • Pelvic Inflammatory Disease (PID)
  • Pinworms
  • Pneumonia
  • Pubic Lice (Crabs)
  • Respiratory Illness
  • Respiratory Syncytial Virus (RSV)
  • Ringworm
  • Rotavirus
  • Scabies
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Skin Problems in Children
  • Sore Throat (Pharyngitis)
  • Strep Throat
  • Sunburn
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Tension Headaches
  • The Poison Plants: Poison Ivy, Poison Oak and Poison Sumac
  • Tick Bites
  • Tonsillitis
  • Treating Heartburn with Surgery
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection
  • Vaginal Discharge
  • Warts
  • Yeast Infections
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Biography

About Richard So, MD

Richard R. So, MD, is a Staff Pediatrician with Cleveland Clinic Children’s Department of Community Pediatrics. He sees patients at the Independence Family Health Center and Broadview Heights Medical Center.

Dr. So is board certified in general pediatrics. He completed his undergraduate degree in Biology at The Ohio State University, and he earned his medical degree from University of Santo Tomas, Faculty of Medicine & Surgery in Manila Philippines. His post-graduate training includes an internal medicine/pediatrics internship at University Hospitals of Cleveland and Case Western Reserve University, followed by a three-year pediatric residency at Rainbow, Babies & Children’s Hospital, University Hospitals of Cleveland. He also completed a primary care sports medicine fellowship at Steadman Hawkins Clinic of the Carolinas at Greenville Hospital System in Greenville, S.C.

Dr. So has contributed abstracts and presentations at a number of professional association meetings. He also has been a lecturer, course instructor and invited speaker for a number of institutions and media outlets

His specialty interests include Newborn Care, Pediatric Sports Medicine, Pediatric Orthopedics, Concussion Management, Exercise-induced Asthma

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2009

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Greenville Hospital System
Sports Medicine
Greenville, SC USA
2007

Residency - Rainbow, Babies & Childrens University Hospitals
Pediatrics
Cleveland, OH USA
2006

Internship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2002

Medical School - University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine & Surgery
MD
Manila,
1999

Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Biology
Columbus, OH USA
1994

Certifications

  • Pediatrics
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/26/2016, Dr. So has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

88 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

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Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2017

Dr. So is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2017

Dr. So has been like a part of our family and it the very best.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2016

Dr. So is fantastic. My son and I had a great experience - He takes time to get to know the child and interact w/them as much as the parents.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2016

Dr. So does a great job talking to our children at their level - addressing all our concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2016

We love Dr. so and nurses have been very nice.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2016

Going to Dr.Sos office is always a good experience! Always in & out within 30-45 min.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2016

Dr. So, Laura RN and the medical assistant are top notch! I feel very comfortable trusting them with my daughter.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2016

Dr. So is very responsive and makes time to see his patients. He does not rush the visit, and my concerns are always addressed.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2016

It's always been great coming to Dr So's office. Everyone is so friendly & helpful. Dr. So shows great care for my kids & I couldn't be happier w/ the service he always provides.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2016

Dr. So took the time to explain things to us. He brought up and explained things to be mindful of for the age group my son is in and what to expect.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2016

dr so always very knowledgeable about everything we encounter as parents. also, our son likes going to the doctor because he likes Dr. So, because he is so personable with kids and adults.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2016

My son felt very comfortable talking w/ Doctor So.

Reviewed on May 23, 2016

Great visit. Really spent a lot of time with me to address concerns I had. Provided a lot of great advice.

Reviewed on May 2, 2016

Excellent experience! Dr. So was able to relate very well with my son and even now, my son remembers the advice Dr. So gave him regarding his posture.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2016

We love dr. so & his staff. We've always had great care here & refer him to many others.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2016

Overall, very good, as usual. We've been going to Dr. So since my first child was born in 2009, and he now regularly sees our 9-month old infant for all of his check-ups and any illnesses, etc.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2016

Able to be seen within 5 minutes of arriving for routine check-up.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2016

Dr. So went above and beyond to make sure I understood what the physical implications of a concussion are. He related well to my son and talked to him rather than at him. He has an excellent bedside manner. He reassured me when I questioned specifics and was thorough in him examination of my son. I left feeling confident that my son saw the best doctor for his follow-up care.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2016

We love dr., so he's the best!!

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