Treatment & Services
- Administration Of Injectable Medications For Osteoporosis
- General Rheumatology
- General Rheumatology including Lupus
- Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
- Joint Aspiration
- Joint Injections
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Arthritic Knee Problems
- Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
- Arthritis Of The Hip
- Arthritis Of The Knee
- Arthritis of the Thumb Base
- Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand
- Benign Hypermobility Joint Syndrome
- Facet Joint Syndrome
- Foot & Ankle Arthritis
- Hand and Wrist Arthritis
- Hand Problems
- Hip Pain
- Knee Pain
- Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender LGBT Health
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
- Osteoporosis in Men
- Painful Joints
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
- Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
- Shoulder Arthritis
- Sjogren's Syndrome
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Mount Sinai Medical Center (Closed)
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center at Dallas
Dallas, TX USA
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Undergraduate - Union College
Schenectady, NY USA
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
Lupus, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoarthritis, tendonitis, gout, polymyositis, ankylosing spondylitis
Research & Publications
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Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.
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 5/1/2017, Dr. Epstein has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.
Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Epstein receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
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.
138 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||4.7|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
11 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Mar 27, 2017
Reviewed on Mar 27, 2017
Dr. Epstein gives me a cortisone shot for bursitis in my hip. He is professional, caring, thorough and experienced.
Reviewed on Feb 8, 2017
Reviewed on Dec 6, 2016
Dr. Epstein always listens to my concerns and is open to my opinions and/or suggestions.
Reviewed on Nov 16, 2016
Reviewed on Oct 24, 2016
I was concerned about the affects of the medicine I was proscribed on possibly being pregnant and both the doctor and fellow were adamant about finding that information out for me.
Reviewed on Sep 19, 2016
From a patient's perspective, this doctor does not like to be asked questions or do consider his patient's concerns.
Reviewed on Sep 6, 2016
Dr. Epstein always listens to what I have to say and he makes sure to give me all the information necessary for us to make the best decisions for my care. It is important to him that the journey of care be a collaborative decision between us and him.
Reviewed on Aug 31, 2016
Dr. Epstein is always very clear regarding medication and the side effects.
Reviewed on Aug 22, 2016
Very kind and professional.
Reviewed on Jun 27, 2016
Satisfied in all ways.
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