Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain
  • Back Strains & Sprains
  • Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Hip Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sacroiliac Pain
  • Sacroilitis
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spine Wellness
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
  • Whiplash
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Graduate - New York University
Adult Gerontology Primary Care Nurse Practitioner
New York, NY USA

Undergraduate - University of Akron
Akron, OH USA


  • Adult - Gerontology Acute Care Nurse Practitioner
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

207 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
4.5 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Listens 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Knows Medical History 4.4
Time Spent with Patient 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.4

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

this was my first appointment with Joeseph. He listen to my concerns, explained things that no other Dr I've seen recently has done. He actually took the time to see me, he didn't rush me through like just about every other Dr does.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

Entire visit both with Dr. and X-ray Dept. was a great experience.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2018

very difficult to get in to see provider within an acceptable time period & the same to schedule procedures aimed at pain relief

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2018

I will never visit this doctor again because he in no way had concern about what I came there for and more so concentrated on my medicine list which had no effect on why I was there or no reason as to why I was there. I was sent out of his office with no answer as to how I injured my back or what was wrong with it. So again I will never visit this doctor ever again in life.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2018

I was so happy with this provider, who happens to be a nurse practitioner, that I asked if he could be my regular PCP. He said no :(

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2018

Dr Barbicas was very friendly and straightforward. he helped me to understand my condition in a helpful manner. he was very personable and I looked forward to seeing him at our appointments.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2018

i have been going to this provider for over 5 yrs. my last visit rhe treated me like i did something wrong or a druggie. i left there feeling like i am not sure what to do. i pay for my insurance and they make me take a drug test before i can be seen. i do not ever want to wait three months gor my appt just to be treated like crap. customer service and integrity was not there that day.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018

He was not helpful. He told me they (spine doctors) are not in the business of hunting down the reason for every pinched nerve. And that my pain is all in my head and if I stop taking pain medication the pain will go away. I thought that was very rude and that he didn't show any respect for my problem. It is real pain which I am trying to get help with, not something made up that will just go away.

Reviewed on May 29, 2018

My recent visit with a nurse practitioner was a follow up to a recent injection I received from Dr DeMicco who I see for pain management. Dr. DeMicco is excellent, but unfortunately my visit with Joe left a lot of unanswered questions. I do not want to see him again.

Reviewed on May 21, 2018

Originally set my appt. up in early march for april with Dr. Budzbanowska and even got my papers and info. in the mail for appt. on April 23. 3 days before my appt. I called to ask a question regarding what to bring and what was sent. Immediately was told I had no appt. that the dr. was on medical leave until whenever. I told her I have an appt. and it was set up early march and I even got my info. in the mail. She said I did not have one. Connected me with someone at the main campus that said staff called patients and told them about the dr. not being there to reschedule. I informed her no one ever called me or left a message. I am home everyday because of health issues, caller ID and can look at telephone records and no one called from the clinic to let me know. I was very upset over this. Waited for way over a month and was prepared, husband scheduled work off and had no idea about the cancelation. Spoke with 4 different female staff members trying to set appt. up. I did not understand why I couldn't keep my first appt. and just saw the n. p. that we had to be set up with the following month. Made no sense. He works along side her so what was the difference? I rescheduled 3 appt.'s for the 1st visit so I could get in sooner. Second time around I had to reschedule other appt.'s so I could still get in sooner. It was very stressful for me because of my health issues I live with daily. Lack of communication with scheduling. I even spoke with someone after I got my first paperwork and they never said it cancelled. We were glad we made it and had the appt. He was very nice, we liked him very much. Thank you for listening it means a lot to me. I'd still come again.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2018

I really liked Doctor Joe Barbicas he was very kind and he gave a very good exam answered all my questions gave good advice and i really liked him.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2018

The complaint that I have is; waiting in the exam room without staff alerting you that the provider is running late.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2018

I have never had a bad or unpleasant experience with the staff at the check-out area. They are always cheerful and do their best to get the best future appointments as possible. It really helps with the "having to go to the doctor" experience.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2017

Provider had impressive knowledge of the disease process, of the appropriate testing, and of all the risks and benefits of the options for treatment. It was easy to trust him because of this, plus the fact that he listened with a very open mind to my individual concerns. He knew both the scientific facts plus the all the holistic elements that help eliminate symptoms. I felt assured he was the best Clinician to help me.

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