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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Brigham & Women's Hospital
Boston, MA USA
Residency - University of New Mexico Health Science Center
Albuquerque, NM USA
Residency - University of Puerto Rico School of Medicine
Residency - San Juan Veterans Affairs Medical Center
San Juan, PR
Medical Education - Ponce School of Medicine
Ponce, Puerto Rico,
Undergraduate - University of Puerto Rico
- Headache Medicine
Research & Publications
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As of 8/13/2019, Dr. Cardona 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.
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121 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||4.6|
|Knows Medical History||4.6|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.6|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.4|
18 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019
Dr. Cardona was full of knowledge. She explained the process of what I was going through and spent time thoroughly answering all my questions. I am extremely pleased with her.
Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019
I always get preferential treatment whenever I need to get in and out with Dr Cardona
Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019
Dr. Cardona was very helpful, empathic and professional
Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019
Dr. Cardona is wonderful - -however it is very difficult to access her - - receptionists pass messages to her nurse who then checks with Dr. C. and then the nurse returns the call. Sometimes the nuances of the concern get lost in translation as multiple people are involved.
Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019
Dr Cardona is a clean, well presented physician. genuinely kind and compassionate. I appreciate her care
Reviewed on Aug 26, 2019
The physician is too busy to complete the overall care to make sure the patient understands the medication wean and start new med process
Reviewed on Jun 25, 2019
Dr. Cardona is an AMAZING physician and remembers our previous conversations , clinical and not. She asks me pertinent questions when I see her each quarter. it makes me feels like she cares about my overall well being and not just individual symptoms related to her specialty.
Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019
Dr. Cardona is excellent! She is a great listener and provides specific explanations of diagnosis and care plans.
Reviewed on May 31, 2019
Everything was explained in a way that ensured that I understood. A new medication was introduced to my treatment plan and I left feeling confident in using the medicine and feel like the doctor listened to me.
Reviewed on May 24, 2019
Dr cardona has given me my life back
Reviewed on May 6, 2019
Dr was kind, gernerois with time and information and reccomendations.
Reviewed on May 2, 2019
At first I was hesitant because my doctor described that she was a stroke and headache neurologist and not a MS doctor like I expected to see, however she went above and beyond for me! She spoke with a ms doctor for me and was able to have him look at my scans and agree to see me at a later date. She was amazing, she didn't have to do that but didn't even hesitate!
Reviewed on Mar 22, 2019
She was poor at communicating once I left her office. She was quick to throw me on medications which I expressed my dissatisfaction for. She scared me in her explanations of things, she sounded very unsure and kind of left it up to me to do my own research. But that alone terrified because of a doctor isn't sure, it leaves the patient unsure. Never answered questions on my chart.
Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019
she explained my problem so well and gave me information previous doctors could have should have and didn't
Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019
dr cardona is very kind, listens, shows concern and applies info and is very very good when applying procedure in speaking and kept me on top of what she is doing
Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019
Dr cardona is second neurologist I have had for migraines. to continue receiving consistent care, and her respect to my previous dr's choice of care is unrivaled. I respect her for having taken time to review my record and respecting Dr vakili's care of me.
Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019
Dr Cardonna was professional but very caring and listened and outlined her diag and recommendation very clearly
Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018
Dr. Cardona was very accommodating. she added me to her schedule on Monday during lunch time Incase the medicine did not help and if I was still having pain. the medicine did help and I cancelled the add on appointment but I was very appreciative in how she is helpful and accommodating.
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