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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Optometry
Columbus, OH USA
Undergraduate - University of Akron
Akron, OH USA
Research & Publications
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As of 9/22/2017, Dr. Erwin 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.
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230 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||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.5|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
10 Patient Comments
Reviewed on May 18, 2018
Dr that provided my service was excellent with getting problems across me.
Reviewed on Apr 30, 2018
When I got the appointment with Dr. Erwin, it was an emergency. I had shingles in my eye and I was scared and in pain. He was kind, caring, but also very professional with me. He explained what was happening with my eye in ways that I could understand. He even gave me his cell phone number in case my condition changed over the weekend. The office staff was caring and very "human" with me. They understood my fear, commiserated, and in each ensuing visit (because I am still not completely healed) they have celebrated with me as my condition gets better and better. I have never been sick like this before, and I have to say, the treatment I received at this office has been a bright spot in a very rough road.
Reviewed on Apr 25, 2018
This appointment was made due to an ophthalmological emergency. Dr. Erwin was wonderful. Very empathetic, very informed, and someone that I could trust in a moment when I was in fear and in pain. He was all that I could have hoped for - he even gave me his personal cell phone number in case my eyesight changed over the weekend. What a fabulous doctor - what a wonderful experience!
Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018
I saw Christopher Erwin, an eye doctor. and was impressed by him as well as the staff. This was my first visit.
Reviewed on Apr 2, 2018
Dr Erwin was very helpful with my eye and took great time to explain my options and other specialists at CC who could assist further. Staff was excellent too.
Reviewed on Apr 2, 2018
Dr Erwin answered every question in detail and didn't rush because I was the last patient of the day. I drive nearly 5 hours annually and always appreciate the care and patience CC providers give me.
Reviewed on Mar 29, 2018
Dr. Erwin was amazing. Calm, courteous and very caring. Probably the best experience I have ever had with a new doctor.
Reviewed on Feb 6, 2018
Dr. Erwin is wonderful! He took his time with me and was very patient and caring! He is truely a gem!
Reviewed on Jan 17, 2018
Dr. Erwin was very thorough in collecting history and in completing the eye exam. He was calm and took his time explaining the diagnosis to me. He answered all of my questions and was reassuring to me. Dr. Erwin took the time to get an appointment for me with the retinal specialist the next morning. Definitely went above and beyond to put me as the patient first.
Reviewed on Sep 19, 2017
I was given information about my diagnosis and options for treatment. Dr. Erwin showed me the computer screen with my scans and explained it thoroughly. He is a very thorough and kind caregiver.
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