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Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cole Eye Institute, Akron
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Summa Health System
Akron, OH USA

Internship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine
Chicago, IL USA

Undergraduate - Northwestern University
Evanston, IL USA


  • Ophthalmology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Stella Paparizos, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/22/2020, Dr. Paparizos 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

358 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

52 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

My husband and I, both, are very pleased with our provider and the clinic.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Dr Paparizos is a very caring professional. She is excellent in her care of the patient.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

I had a great experience with Dr.Paparizos .My nerves were frazzeled and she eased my mind.She talked thru everything she was going to do.I would highly recommend my family and friends to her.And the office staff was friendly and helpful and the tech that did my eye exam.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

If the survey went to 10 I would give Doctor paprizos an 11, She is great at all aspects of her job.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

The dr. has been very thoughtful, thorough whenever I see her. This visit was no different.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

The Doctor has made me feel comfortable and in very capable skilled hands. My previous Doctor retired and I was apprehensive about starting with a new physician. So far very pleased but think the practice will benefit from asking Dr. Yeakley to consult on serious cases.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

The physician is friendly but does not waste time.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2021

it was a great appointment, Nurse Jean wo did my eye test was wonderful, very qualified , polite, kind and efficient. Dr Stella as usual was a big help, extremely polite, qualified and explains it all so I can understand.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Need follow up to go into treatment explanations still. Dr explained all well up to this point.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

This was an early morning appointment. This office has always been very business like and has had lesser amount of friendly or warm employees. Everyone there except my doctor seems very hurried and somwwhat tense.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Dr. Stella and her team are extraordinary.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Dr P was very professional, good listener and answered all my questions

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

I appreciate the professionalism of both staff and doctor. Doctor explained in detail the results of my exam and concerns. She provided information about possible future medical solutions. Much appreciated.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Dr. Paparizos is the best. She's most knowledgeable, professional, and warm!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

my overall experience with the doctor and her staff was quite excellent.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

very pleased with this provider. very caring person

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2020

Very professional doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

the doctor was excellent and explained everything

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

I love Dr Stella!

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Dr Stella was very nice

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Dr Stella was very professional & nice

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

Dr. Paparizos was very personable, knowledgeable and the appointment went very well and in a timely manner. very little waiting time through the entire process. Such better experience over all from my last visit.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

V Very goog love my DOCTOR

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

She was a caring and excellent doctor

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

loved this doctor

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2020

Dr. is wonderful. I have sent 3 friends to her

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

this was the first time I've seen Dr. P. Dr Ellison is normally my Dr.but he was out of the office. I found her to be very pleasant and informative. Askiing thorough guestions about why I had come in. and what were my symptoms. i received a comprehensive exam and she told me what I needed to do in order to rectify the problem. I felt she treated me as a able adult and was not in the lest bit condescending. She made sure to let me know that if I had any problems at all I was to call her regarding of the hour, that was very reassuring. I wouldn't hesitate to recommend her to anyone who would need a good optometrist

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2020

Dr is the best. That is why we drove from Avon Lake to Akron

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Will forever be grateful to Dr Stella and Clevleand Clinic for helping to restore my sight

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Always pleased with this great doctor & her staff!

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

very pleased Love my Dr.thanks

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

I waited 30 minutes to see the doctor

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Excellent care every step this visit from receptionist to doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

very happy with the doctor and staff.excellent experience.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

The entire team was very hospitable and courteous. Dr. Paparizos explained the procedure very well as well as options. My me feel very comfortable moving forward. Linda the scheduler was both pleasant and courteous. I felt she tried to work with me to accommodate my schedule, very pleased with that. Excellent service provided by all

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

Dr. Paparizos was great

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr Stella Paparizos is so very knowledgeable and explains things in layman's terms. I could not ask for a better physician.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

dr paparizos adroitly informed me of my eye health and the path forward in improving my vision. she listened to and answered all questions and concerns professionally and fully.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

Dr Paparizos was very patient and kind with Ismail. The eye Dr is his least favorite doctor visit and after trying many different doctors, the search is over. We are staying with Dr P! Thanks!

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

very concerned Dr. regarding eyes

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

I cannot say enough about Dr. Paparizos.. As I am leaving the area I asked her if she knew of someone whtere I am moving to. She thought she did and four days later I received a call from her giving me the name and phone number of a doctor where I was moving. To say I am sorry to be leaving her is an under statement. She is the best!!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

I really like Dr. Paparizos. She is really good, knowledgeable, and explains things very well.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

This office followed the safety rules except when greeter wiped a chair off, she forgot to clean her hands. The Dr. has a very warm spirited heart in answering all my questions and concerns about my upcoming surgery. I would and have recommended this location to friends. May God continue to bless your services.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

I had a good experience with all the staff and with Dr. Paparizos. All were professional and wait time was excellent. However, the doctor and decided to do laser surgery. The doctor said the surgery scheduler would give me a call. That was a week ago and I still have not had that call to schedule the procedure.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

The doctor was very attentive to my concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Dr. P is fantastic. I trust her with my eyes and my long family history of eye issues. I couldn't be more pleased with her.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Dr. P is fantastic. She is one of the best doctors I've ever dealt with and I fully trust her.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr. Paparizos alsois most personable, inclusive inher expplanations and caring.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Initial appointment was scheduled by Dr referral for only one and a half hours after primary care physician call to the Clinic and I never got notice. Then the clinic called wondering why I was late.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

I have already recommended Dr. Paparizos to two friends.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Dr. Paparizos would score "very good" on all of these. I think her male assistant was a little brusque that day, early in the appointment. He was very good by the end, but I pushed back a bit, politely.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

our original appointment was made (husband and wife), then your office called and changed the spot time. then when we got to our Appt (8;45) we were told our appt wasn't until 9:00. I had another dr appt and was now fearful , I wouldn't make my second one on time. don't have me come 15 min earlier than you want me. I will always be on time bc that can interfere with another appt.

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