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Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Spinal Disorders
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About Rachel Waite, CNP

Rachel Waite is a Certified Nurse Practitioner and has been with the Center for Spine Health since 2014.  She began her career at the Cleveland Clinic in 2010 as a Registered Nurse in Critical Care.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Family Nurse Practitioner
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Cincinnati
Cincinnati, OH

Professional Highlights

  • APN/PA Co-director - Cleveland Spine Review


  • Family Nurse Practitioner

Awards & Honors

  • 2015 Cleveland Clinic Caregiver Excellence Award
Patient Satisfaction Reviews

257 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

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

Rachel was very attentive. She answered all of my questions and gave valuable information regarding my recovery.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2023

She explained everything in detail except the risks associated with steroid injections.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Rachel Waite is a huge asset to the Clinic. She is equally very knowledgeable, engaged, clear in communications, and caring.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2023

Rachel is the best she is a highly trained professional and a very caring person

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Rachel and her team are outstanding and go far and above to provide world class caee for their patients.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Rachel has been nothing but helpful to me ever since I've been under her car.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Rachel was amazing!!! She was so kind & knowledgeable. She answered all my questions and seemed well prepared about my case. With Rachel, a video, rather than an in person, visit was fine. That's not always the case. Rachel is one of the most helpful providers I've ever had at Cleve Clinic. She was able to show me visuals, as well.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Tooooo long a wait to reach my doctor's office. Once I was finally connected every thing was very good

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

The NP Rachel Waite, she was fantastic! She took the time to explain the MRI images and explain options and she listened! I appreciated her, her time and her patience as I'm very hard of hearing and I didn't feel rushed!

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

I have complete trust in Rachel Waite , Dr. Schlenk, and his staff.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Rachel is very knowledgeable about my surgeries and aftercare which is very important to me!I feel she is caring and concerned about my health. After explaining what treatments I needed and why I was more at ease.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Rachel Waite is a consument professional and a good and considering woman and I just couldn't ask for more in a care provider

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Rachel was the perfect person for me to see. She understood the urgency of my condition and got me an in person appointment with Dr. Schlenk in two days!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Rachael is an excellent nurse practitioner, very knowledgeable and caring for her patient

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Rachel listens attentively to my concerns and questions; she was responsive to these, and was quite clear and explaining details of my medical condition.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

I greatly enjoyed meeting Rachel and appreciate her explanations and care.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr. Schlenk's staff has been amazing since day 1

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Rachel Waite is a great provider. She explains things very thoroughly and gives all available options.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Ms Waite is an exordinary health care provider. She is personable, thorough, knowledgeable, and compassionate. She does an excellent job explaining complicated topics in an understandable manner.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

Rachel was very caring, professional, and patient. She has a very good bedside manner.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Rachel is professional, good listener, informative, friendly. She checks all the boxes for me.

Reviewed on May 30, 2023

Rachel is excellent. She attentively listens. Her answers are knowledgeable and caring. I deeply appreciate her professionalism.

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Rachael has been exceptional to work with. She is compassionate, extremely knowledgeable, listens closely to all questions and responds appropriately, and in general a pleasure to have as part of my neurological care takers.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Could not have anyone better to work with. She wanted to make sure I was taken care of.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

She is outstanding! Explained things in detail and walked me through what it meant.

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