Riad Laham, MD

Riad Laham, MD

Department Pain Management
Primary Location Hillcrest Medical Building 1
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Comprehensive Pain Management
  • Management of Back and Neck Pain
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medicine
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Pain
  • Spine Pain
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Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1998

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Huron Hospital
Anesthesiology
Cleveland, OH USA
1984

Internship - Huron Hospital
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1982

Medical School - Damascus University-Faculty of Medicine
Damascus, Syria
1980

Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine

Specialty Interests

back, Back Pain, back/neck pain, evaluation of back and neck pain, interventional pain management, interventional pain management for back and neck pain, Low Back Pain, management of chronic pain, pain, pain management, pain management including spine, spine, spine pain

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/15/2016, Dr. Laham has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Laham receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Insys Therapeutics, Inc.
  • Teva Pharmaceutical Industries, Ltd.
  • Johnson & Johnson
  • Depomed, Inc.
  • Xenoport, Inc.
  • Purdue Pharma L.P.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

187 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

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
4.5 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Listens 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Knows Medical History 4.4
Time Spent with Patient 4.3
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

9 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2016

Dr Laham has the nicest staff always friendly and courteous

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2016

Dr. Laham is unwilling to prescribe the medications that adequately control my pain. He has been rude and condescending on more than one occasion.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2016

Dr. Laham is the best!!! I cannot say one bad thing about him in all the years I've been seeing him.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2016

The staff works as one well-oiled machine--very impressive and wonderful for patient care.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2016

Dr Laham always give you options and allows you to think about your decisions. You never have to make right at that moment. He also tells you the pros and cons of each. He is very knowledgeable and will give you the information to read up on things before making decisions. Excellent bedside manner.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2016

I have never had any bad experience with Dr.Laham or the staff.Everone is very professional and patient orient.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2016

good

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2016

Dr. Laham & his staff are great he has taken good care of me & I am so thankful to have him.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2016

Dr. Laham is a very caring physician and has wonderful manners. And a good sense of humor.

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