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Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location South Pointe Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Gastric Pacemaker
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Gastrointestinal Diseases
  • Gastroparesis
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Allegheny General Hospital
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Residency - Mount Carmel Health System - East/West
Internal Medicine
Columbus, OH USA

Internship - Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital
Cuyahoga Falls, OH USA

Medical Education - Ohio University College of Osteopathic Medicine
Athens, OH USA

Undergraduate - Grove City College
Grove City, PA USA

Specialty Interests


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Michael Cline, DO.

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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 10/19/2022, Dr. Cline 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

411 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

99 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Cline was very professional and caring at appointment. I was referred for some additional services and the coordination with the services' within Cleveland clinic have been less then par (IE three weeks and have not received Initial contact - let Dr. Cline office know after 2 weeks and still no contact)

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Dr. Cline took his time explaining all test results and plan of action. F/U calls futher informed Dr.Cline of medication results and will continue on same path. Will make another call in a week to determine if medication will be all that is needed or further action to be discussed. I'm very pleased with my experience with him and his staff. He is the best.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

Both Doctors were very attentive,caring,and Informative about my diagnosis. The CNP was equally kind and Informative. She was the best also. Great team.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr Cline is an exceptional physician. He listens closely and responds to each complaint.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

I am so glad I found Dr. Cline, he is truly the best in his field!

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

I love video visits with Dr Cline. It's so convenient and easy

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Care providers do not get any better than Dr. Michael Cline. He is by far the most caring and knowledgeable doctor in his field

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Good connectivity, good virtual experience, wish Dr. Cline has greater availability but know he is busy because his expertise is world class and he has a lot of patients for this reason. Great visit overall.

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2023

Dr. Cline's expertise in dealing and managing gastroparesis is outstanding and he has provided me the management that my other healthcare providers have been unable to. He is caring, charismatic, empathetic and very knowledgeable. Grateful for him.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2023

The doctor and his team were great, once I was there. This was a diagnostic procedure and the fact it took months to have it done was not acceptable.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr Cline always listens to every concern no matter minor or big! We discussed staying on course or any options or concerns I had.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

Dr Cline helps me understand and live with Gastroparesis. He helps me understand my symptoms and how to manage them, and my medication. It Is a tremendous relief to get advice and Help to navigate this condition.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

Dr Simons and Dr Cline took the time to listen and offer me suggestions for testing to try and find the cause to my issues.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

Dr. Cline is so easy to talk to and he listens to his patients. He always makes you feel comfortable. He never rushed through appointments. I greatly appreciate his knowledge, demeanor, compassion and kindness. He makes you feel like you're talking to a friend.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

We are very pleased with the entire staff at Cleveland clinic. Everyone for the appointment scheduler to Dr. CLINE have been understanding, pleasant, and very respectful. Our overall rating of our experience so far is a 10 out of 10.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2023

Dr Cline is an amazing caring doctor. That's why I travel 3 1/2 hours. He's a Rock Star!!!

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

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Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Dr. Cline is such a breath of fresh air! He is always able to answer any questions I have about my condition. He is able to help calm my anxiety and puts my mind at ease. Dr. Cline always treats me as a whole person and has helped me tremendously improve my condition so I am able to continue living my life to the fullest! I am so happy he is my doctor!

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

He knows what he's talking about and he listens and seems to care

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Always good with Dr.Cline, very down to earth, I feel like we could hang out if he wasn't my doctor

Reviewed on May 22, 2023

Dr. Cline explained procedure thoroughly, was very pleasant and lessened my anxiety.

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

Dr. Cline is the best!

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

We like Dr. Cline a lot.

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Dr Cline has been my doctor for several years, so I was happy when he could be the one to do the scope for me. Truly he was in and out in under 15 mins (thank you!! Lol) But truly, he was exceptional, my recovery was amazing and I truly feel like Dr Cline understood my concerns and was efficient in taking my samples and removing my polyps!

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

The best Doctor i have ever had.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Dr cline is an amazing dr

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Everything was good, just wish my appt would have been sooner. But it's understandable with as many patients as my doctor has.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Amazing hospital and providers

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Dr. Cline is by far one of the best doctors I have ever worked with.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr. Cline truly is the most caring doctor I've ever met. He truly cares and listens to his patients. He never seems to be in a rush and explains things really well. I wish he could be my doctor for everything!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr Cline is the very best! He is a one in a million type of of person. Would recommend him to anyone. I live in Buffalo,NY and drive 4hrs to see him.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Dr cline was excellent

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

I love Dr Cline. He is definitely a great doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Dr. Cline is one of the best providers I've ever seen, and as someone who has been chronically I'll for 30 years, that's significant.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

Dr. Cline is a great doctor I'm very greatful!

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

Nicest doctor ive met. I will be leaving the Heptalogist I see at main to be seen by Dr. Cline he was absolutely awesome.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

The best doctor I have ever had. He is the first doctor to actually listen and care about me. The whole team was and is amazing

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2023

Already recommended Dr. Cline and his team to two people.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2023

Dr Cline and his team were great!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr.Cline took the time to listen to me as a patient.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Dr. Cline is absolutely amazing. One of the best doctors I've ever seen!!!I can't say enough positive things about Dr. Cline.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2023

The whole staff was just great, the doctor was nice and professional and also very easy to talk too. It was no problem at all. I will continue to go to him when ever need be . Thanks for the great service. Carlos.J

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

My provider went above & beyond

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr. Cline is amazing I am so thankful for him when no one local wanted to see me then none of the bigger gi clinics I felt I was never getting help and then Dr. Cline and his staff took my case and now I feel hopeful again thanks to him and his amazing team!

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr Cline is an amazing compassionate human being.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Dr. Cline is such a thoughtful and caring provider who truly is there for me as a patient. He is always willing to listen to all of my questions and provides me with answers. He also takes his time with me during appointments and never rushes through them. I am truly blessed to have met Dr. Cline and lucky to have him as my doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Very happy with Dr. Cline He is a great doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

Dr. Cline is the best! He takes the time to explain complicated medical information in easy to understand terms!

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

Dr cline and his team are alway so supportive and always trying to help me get a better quality of life.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Dr Cline is the only doctor who took my stomach issues seriously to figure out what the problem is

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr cline and his staff made me feel like they cared and wanted to fix the problem not just throw medication or diagnosis on it. So funny also! Made my anxiety ease

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2023

Dr. Cline is incredibly kind and seemed to genuinely care about me and my symptoms. I only wished he'd had some more ideas but I'm a tough cookie to crack!

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

One of the best doctors I've dealt with

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

I adore Dr Cline. He is always attentive and caring.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Dr Cline is excellent! Explained everything and didn't seem rushed like so many drs.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

Definitely will recommend this provider. He shows concern & empathy about conditions a person really doesn't like to talk about. He is engaging and doesn't seem to want to just rush thru appointment. He also is aware of financial difficulties and works to obtain patient assistance when available.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

I will not get a colonoscopy with anyone else other than Dr Cline. He was wonderful, bed side manners better than any Dr I've ever met, eased my fears and so so kind

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

It was a very good experience with the staff and Dr Cline was very helpful and caring of my issue.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Dr Cline has been my Dr for many years. He is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

I've been with him several years and have been treated very well!

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

I had a very enjoyable experience with the staff and Dr. Kline.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2023

Dr Cline and his team were absolutely wonderful. Actually listen and try to find the problem so it can get resolved. Would highly recommend to anyone.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Dr cline and staff are excellent ! Loved them all the clinic

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Dr Cline had the best bedside manners! I love seeing my doctor! He cares about me and he listens!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

He is the best and I do refer him to people on my online groups that need his expertise! Awesome doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2023

Great Doctor

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

The team of employees that work with dr cline I cabt say enough good things about them !They made me feel relaxed & comfortable.They all took very good care of me !

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr. Cline is caring, knowledgeable, and always has ideas on how to help me with my medical issues,

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2023

Dr Cline is a very personable and caring doctor. He always takes time to answer all of my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2023

Dr. Cline is excellent. I could not expected more. He was all the good things that I heard about. I waited until he came back from being out to have my procedure and I was not disappointed. Thanks very much Dr. Cline

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Dr. Cline and CC have always accommodated my schedule. I am in Tennessee, yet they continue to treat me and my medical condition thoroughly and regularly.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Dr. Cline spent a great deal of time with me, because of my concerns about my medical condition, which is still very problematic. He also had excellent suggestions for medicine and food management. Before I talked to him, I felt scared After I met with him, I felt comforted that he would continue to treat me and help me. Thank you doctor Cline !!!

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2022

Thank you.Dr. Michael ClineAnd Dr. Herman Kessler for saving my life.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Like I stated earlier I really liked Dr. Cline and would recommend him. I have had excellent care at Cleveland Clinic and am thankful how much the Medical team has improved my quality of life.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

My Visit went very well I was very happy to meet Dr Michael Cline I believe and Have Faith in him he will get to the bottom of all my Stomach Problems with Gastroparesis.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2022

Dr. Cline listened and explained everything very well. I would recommend him to anyone!

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Dr Cline & his staff r great. He makes u feel confident that everything will b done to get u better.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

Dr. Cline has a great bed side manner.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

Dr.Kline was great at making everything comfortable. And staff was Great!!!!

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2022

Dr. Cline is really kind and empathetic. I appreciate him taking me seriously.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

He's definitely the Best in the field and I'm glad I did extensive research to find him

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2022

Dr Cline should be shown in videos of how to treat patients he's honestly so kind and understanding. He also explains things so the every day non medical person can understand! He's a great doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

Excellent dr very knowledgeable and clear on testing and very caring would recommend to anyone that needs his specialty

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

He's very knowledgeable

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

Dr. Cline's nurse or scheduler was very helpful in getting me scheduled as soon as possible with him because of medication concerns

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

Dr. Cline is an amazing physician. He is very down to earth , non condescending and shows a sincere interest in his patients well being

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2022

An in person visit would have been optimal however the wait time would have been much longer , the wait time for a video visit was only a couple of weeks . Dr. Cline makes his patients feel at ease , he is easy to talk with and encourages the patient to ask questions to ensure the care plan is understood

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

Dr. Cline is the best. He has helped me so much over the years and is just down right amazingly accurate, and gets to the bottom of health issues. He goes above and beyond. I will never go to another G.I. Specialist. Wonderful Doctor and staff

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2022

Love all of Dr. Cline staff. One being Natalie (Dr. Clines Nurse) Who has helped me tremendously as well.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

I am a CCF trained physician and Dr Cline is the best!!

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Dr Cline has a wonderful sense of humor and he and his staff make patients feel very relaxed at at ease

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Doc Kline is the best everyone everywhere was great

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

This was an excellent experience. Everyone I dealt with was truly exceptional in their treatment of me. Both in the doctors office and the lab

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Dr. Cline and his team, was so incredibly thorough with the labs he ordered, tests to be taken and overall foresight to treat not JUST my symptoms, but the dedication to finding the origin. It's already improving my life and outlook!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Dr Klein is always been very professional and very patient he is in a great doctor

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Dr. Cline truly takes his time and never makes you feel rushed or like an inconvenience. I truly appreciate the time and compassion he puts into caring for all of his patients.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

Excellent doctor, very highly recommended. Dr. Cline's staff and patients all respect and refer him, he's truly wonderful.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2022

I was referred to Dr Cline by other patients of his. He is fantastic, I would refer him for certain.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2022

I had an amazing experience the staff was amazing and very friendly I do have to say that Dr. Klein was the best he was I don't even know how to describe it the best doctor I have ever seen before and I have to say that Psychologist was just great

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