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Richard So, MD


Richard So, MD
Department: General Pediatrics
Location: Independence Family Health Center
Mail Code IN20
5001 Rockside Road
Independence, OH 44131
Type of Doctor:
Children & Adolescents Only

Biographical Sketch

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 & Fellowships

Fellowship - Greenville Hospital System
Sports Medicine
Greenville, SC
Residency - Rainbow, Babies & Childrens University Hospitals
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine & Surgery
Manila Philippines
Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA


  • Pediatrics

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

Specialty in Diseases and Conditions

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