Treatment & Services
- Cancer Anorexia And Weight Loss
- HIV Pain
- Pain Control in Addicted Patients
- Palliative Medicine
- Supportive Cancer Care
- Supportive Oncology Care
- Symptom Control
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Amputation-Associated Pain Syndromes
- Painful Peripheral Neuropathies
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Duke University Medical Center
Durham, NC USA
Residency - Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL USA
Residency - University of Chicago Hospitals
Chicago, IL USA
Internship - Northwestern University Affiliated Hospitals
Chicago, IL USA
Medical School - Wright State University School of Medicine
Dayton, OH USA
Graduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA
Undergraduate - North Carolina State University
Raleigh, NC USA
- Pain Management
- Addiction Medicine
- Psychiatry - Geriatric Psychiatry
- Psychiatry - Psychosomatic Medicine
- Psychiatry - Hospice and Palliative Medicine
Headache, Pain, Addictions
Research & Publications
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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 7/24/2017, Dr. Goforth 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.
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105 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Knows Medical History||4.5|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
6 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018
Very easy to get an Appointment and very little wait time. Doctor was very pleasant and knowledagable.
Reviewed on Apr 13, 2018
Dr. Goforth was late coming in the room and sincerely apologized, which is unusual. He has excellent bedside manners.
Reviewed on Oct 31, 2017
I was very happy with the care Dr Goforth gave to me. He listened to what I had to say, which is not always the case with other Drs. He took the time to explain everything also. Really liked him.
Reviewed on Jun 9, 2017
I am very happy with Dr. Goforth's care.
Reviewed on Jun 7, 2017
Dr. Goforth is always so informative and genuinely cares about my well being.
Reviewed on Jun 7, 2017
I can't say enough how much I respect Dr. Goforth and value his medical opinion through my healing process after my dissection/stroke. he truly cares, listens and wants so much to help me get better.
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