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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
  • Pediatrician
  • Pediatrics
  • Preventive Pediatrics
  • Primary Care Pediatrics
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Safety
View all 15 Treatment & Services +

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
View all 100 Specialties +
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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 Education - University of Santo Tomas Faculty of Medicine & Surgery
MD
Manila, Philippines
1999

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

Certifications

  • Pediatrics - Sports Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 12/23/2019, 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.

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

130 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

I could not ask for a better MD than Dr. So

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Excellent! *Dr. So always cares!

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

We absolutely love Dr So!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

We are so lucky to have *Dr. So. I would drive 5 states to keep my children under his care.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Love Dr. So and the entire staff at the Broadview Heights office!

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

I rated ease of appt scheduling a 5, but normally Dr So is hard to get in to. We love him, so we stay, but I think I lucked out with a cancellation or something.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2020

my children LOVE Dr So and I've asked both if they feel comfortable going to him - always a yes! we very much appreciate him too. we feel special, attentiveness, he's laid back and moves with urgency, we very much are thankful for him and I know i could ask him anything!

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2020

Dr. So is the best of the best. Since my son's birth 5 years ago, he has never disappointed me. He knows when to react quickly, when to be conservative, and when to take care of the Mom as well as the child. He is unique in how relatable he is a parent, a person, and friend. He covers all the bases I would never think of at the wellness checks and has put me back on the right path when I've had parenting questions. Beyond thankful for this compassionate, funny, intelligent, and empathetic pediatrician. Simply the BEST.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Dr. Richard So , is one of the best Doctors , we have ever come across.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Dr. So is a great doctor and really cares about his patients. He talks to each child directly, which I like.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr. So is fantastic!

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

We love Dr. So and the staff at CCF!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2020

Dr. So's office staff was great and made me feel very much at ease!

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2020

We love having Dr. So as the twins' pediatrician. He is very easy to talk to, diligent to explain what we as parents need to know and what to watch out for with regards to the care of our kids. He is also funny which is always a plus!

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2020

Dr So is the best pediatrician! He is easy to talk to, extremely knowledge, and cares about our babies! I cannot express our gratitude!

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Dr So was excellent. He answered all our questions

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

We love Dr. So, he always puts us at ease

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

We love Dr. So!

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2020

*Dr. So treats my family like his own. His care & concern is genuine.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

*Dr. So was great!

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

We really like *Dr. So as a provider.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr. So is awesome. Great personality and has a passion for kids and puts parents at ease. Mary the secretary was very friendly and helpful in setting up appointments.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Loved Dr. So! He was very personable and also very knowledgeable and listened to all of my concerns and gave honest advice on everything. Great doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

We have been with Dr So for over 12 years. We love him.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

we love Dr So and the Cleveland clinic

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