Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Beachwood Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Beachwood Family Health Center
Primary Location

Beachwood Family Health Center


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Ankle Ligament Reconstruction
  • Ankle Replacement
  • Arthritis, Surgical And Non Surgical Treatment
  • Arthroplasty
  • Arthroscopic Ankle Surgery
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Flatfoot Reconstruction
  • Foot And Ankle Fusions
  • Foot Surgery
  • Fracture Care
  • Orthopaedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Foot And Ankle Surgery
  • Tendon Reconstruction
View all 13 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Ankle Arthritis and Total Ankle Replacement
  • Ankle Fractures
  • Ankle Injuries
  • Ankle Instability
  • Ankle Osteochondritis Dissecans
  • Ankle Pain
  • Arthritis
  • 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
  • Bunions (Hallux Valgus)
  • Calcaneal Apophysitis (Sever's Disease)
  • Calcaneal Bursitis
  • Calcaneus (Heel Bone) Fractures
  • Calcaneus Fractures
  • Calcification Tendinitis
  • Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
  • Clawtoes
  • 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
  • Hammertoes
  • Heel Spurs
  • High Ankle Sprain
  • Mallet Toes
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries In Athletes
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Orthopaedic Injuries
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteomyelitis
  • Painful Deformities
  • Painful Joints
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Plantar Fibromatosis
  • Posterior Tibial Tendontis / Dysfunction
  • Proper Footwear
  • Sever’s Disease
  • Sprained Ankle
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendon Injuries
  • Tendon Tears
  • Tendonitis
  • Turf Toe
View all 65 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

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
London, Ontario,


  • Orthopaedic Surgery

Specialty Interests

Foot and Ankle Surgery

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 6/28/2018, Dr. Miniaci-Coxhead 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

196 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

16 Patient Comments

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 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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