Treatment & Services
- Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
- Ankle Replacement
- Arthritis, Surgical And Non Surgical Treatment
- Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery
- Bunion Surgery
- Flatfoot Reconstruction
- Foot And Ankle Fusions
- Foot Surgery
- Fracture Care
- Orthopaedic Surgery
- Reconstructive Foot And Ankle Surgery
- Tendon Reconstruction
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Ankle Arthritis and Total Ankle Replacement
- Ankle Fractures
- Ankle Injuries
- Ankle Instability
- Ankle Osteochondritis Dissecans
- Ankle Pain
- Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
- Athletic Ankle Injury
- Avascular Necrosis
- Ballet Injuries
- Benign Tumors / Masses Of The Foot
- Bone and Joint Infection
- Broken Bones
- Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
- Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease)
- Calcaneal Bursitis
- Calcaneus (Heel Bone) Fractures
- Calcaneus Fractures
- Calcification Tendinitis
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
- Club Feet
- Common Foot Problems
- Dance Injuries
- Foot & Ankle Arthritis
- Foot & Ankle Fractures Malunion
- Foot & Ankle Fractures Nonunion
- Foot & Ankle Injuries
- Foot & Toe Pain
- Foot And Ankle Ulcers
- Foot Ankle Deformities
- Foot Deformities
- Foot Fracture
- Foot Injuries
- Foot Pain
- Foot Trauma
- Gout Arthritis
- Hallux Rigidus
- Hallux Valgus
- Heel Spurs
- High Ankle Sprain
- Mallet Toes
- Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Musculoskeletal Impairments
- Musculoskeletal Injuries In Athletes
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Orthopaedic Injuries
- Painful Deformities
- Painful Joints
- Plantar Fasciitis
- Plantar Fibromatosis
- Posterior Tibial Tendontis / Dysfunction
- Proper Footwear
- Sever’s Disease
- Sprained Ankle
- Tendon Injuries
- Tendon Tears
- Turf Toe
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University of Toronto
Orthopedics Foot and Ankle
Toronto, ON Canada
Residency - University of Rochester
Rochester, NY USA
Medical School - Case Western Reserve University
Cleveland, OH USA
Undergraduate - University of Western Ontario
- Orthopaedic Surgery
Foot and Ankle Surgery
Research & Publications
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248 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||4.6|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.7|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
24 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019
I am very satisfied with my Doctor. she is professional outgoing upbeat and personable.
Reviewed on Jan 29, 2019
NP, Physician, and Resident all took time to answer questions and spent time examining and clarifying the type of pain I was experiencing.
Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019
I felt very rushed by the provider once in the room. I did not feel that she had much interest about my problem and that there is still something going on. I guess if its not about surgery it is not that important.
Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019
I love Dr. Miniaci. She was very thorough in explaining my broken bones. She gave me several treatment option - pros and cons of each. She showed me my xrays at each visit and talked about my progress. She encouraged physical therapy and the importance of regaining range of motion and strength especially since I'm a senior. I'm well on my way to a full recovery. She's a very good doctor. I highly recommend her.
Reviewed on Jan 8, 2019
Dr. is outstanding in all areas above - listened very carefully to concerns, clearly described possible causes AND how to address these causes, included future possibilities as well. Ordered X-ray based on my symptoms and clearly outlined where care would go from there.
Reviewed on Dec 31, 2018
i came to Cleveland from Pittsburgh because I thought I would get better care than I was receiving here. the doctor was extremely rushed to get to her surgery. for example, as she was asking about my family radical history after getting three pieces of information she just moved on to her next topic. she didn't even get my complete medical history.she did a quick loo at my feet and said all she could offer was surgery on one and some pads for the other. I came to Cleveland because of the supposed experise and excellence in orthopedic medicine. I understand that from her surgical perspective that is all she can offer but I would have expected a more thinking outside the box approach to medicine and problems at CC. I was extremely disappointed in my visit and with this provider.
Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018
Dr. Minaci-Coxhead was outstanding! She explained my options for treatment and answered all of my questions about surgery. I would highly recommend her to anyone considering ankle surgery.
Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018
I had an excellent experience with Dr. Coxhead. It was well worth the drive of almost 1100 miles to see her. Very impressed by her patient care and listening to the concerns of the patient. I respect her advise as an orthopedic surgeon and have told many of my friends and family of how much I appreciated being seen by her for my healthcare concern on this day.
Reviewed on Nov 6, 2018
one of the best physicians I have ever had!
Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018
I love Dr Miniaci's thoroughness. I admire her straightforwardness and ability to give suggestions of ways to resolve whatever problem has come up. I was having pain in my foot and she said that the metal plate might be interfering with the tendon and causing the pain. Her suggestion was to take the hardware back out and also said that I would be in a boot for six weeks. I appreciated her telling me about my options and enjoy coming to see her. She's a great Dr.
Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018
provider did not listen to my concerns about pain and i felt that she did not help me to the best of her ability and that the visit was a waste of time and just an unnecessary bill to my insurance.
Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018
Dr. Miniaci-Coxhead was thoughtful in her care, took time to listen to circumstances, and explained next steps in understandable terms. She was non-judgmental and her overall demeanor made it easy to talk to her honestly. I was happy with the process she took to find the correct diagnosis and felt a sense of relief and hope after my visit with her.
Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018
love this Dr. I was mad at her at first because I was a smoker and in the end I'm not smoking and can't be happier that I'm a non smoker today. it's still hard to do but worth it.
Reviewed on Aug 30, 2018
Doctor was very professional and listened well to my concerns.
Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018
Doctor was fine once I actually saw her, however she never apologized for the delay.
Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018
It took 80 minutes from appointment time to actually seeing the doctor. During that entire time, no one ever indicated that the doctor was running late or that there was an unexpected delay.
Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018
This was a 6 week follow-up following surgery. Very impressed with Dr. Sara Lyn Miniaci Coxhead. She is very positive, upbeat and cares about her patient's.
Reviewed on Aug 6, 2018
The MD spent a good deal of time with me. She answered all of my questions, and I did not feel rushed.
Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018
This Provider was running more than an hour behind
Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018
I fractured my ankle 6/27/18 and was on a waiting list for 2 days waiting for an appointment. I called the following week on Tuesday July 3rd for an appointment and the soonest I could get in was July 9th. Care @ Willoughby Hills express and my appointment with Dr. Miniaci-Coxhead was excellent. Trying to get an appointment was a nightmare. Luckily a friend had an aircast I could borrow until I saw the physician.
Reviewed on Jun 25, 2018
Difficulty in getting an appointment as a follow up to ER visit. I was in ER evening of 06/21 (Thursday), instructed to call/make an appt with Orthopaedics the next day (Friday)...was put on waitlist. Was squeezed in by the doc I saw in EUCLID (I live in northern Portage Co and work in Akron) on Monday, June 25. The ortho who saw me (and her resident) were wonderful...availability of "same day" appointments is not accurately portrayed by CCF. Same day if I had wanted to drive nearly 2 hours....as it is I drove almost 1 hour.
Reviewed on Jun 19, 2018
the Doctor was very filippant and condescending. she seemed to not really consider what I was saying and seemed convinced of her diagnosis without even listening to me. very dissatisfied when I left. never received a Summary of visit so I don't even know what her diagnosis was.
Reviewed on Jun 12, 2018
Not enough time spent with my provider.
Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018
I was really impressed with Dr Coxhead. she was very kind and considerate and knowledgeable!
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