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Department Center for Functional Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
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About Alice Prescott Sullivan, DO

Dr. Prescott started her journey in Functional Medicine in 2005 during family practice residency.   She has since been applying it to varied settings including healthcare for the homeless, the Indian Health Service, and abroad in New Zealand.

For the past seven years, she has focused her practice to patients with chronic illness, especially those without a clear diagnosis, and those who cannot tolerate conventional treatment options.  She has particular interest in chronic fatigue, fibromyalgia, chronic infection, mast cell activation syndrome, and multiple-chemical sensitivity.

In her spare time, she enjoys hiking and gardening, and pondering management of illnesses which are currently not well understood.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation
Family Medicine
Colorado Springs, CO USA

Medical Education - University of North Texas Health Science Center
Fort Worth, TX USA

Undergraduate - University of Washington
Seattle, WA USA

Additional Training

  • Board Certification by the American Osteopathic Board of Family Physicians    2006
  • Internship and Residency at Colorado Springs Osteopathic Foundation, Colorado Springs, CO   2006
  • Applying Functional Medicine in Family Practice 2005
  • Acupuncture for Physicians Training and Certification by UCLA/Helms Institute  2004
  • DO from University of North Texas Health Sciences Center, Fort Worth, TX  2003
  • BA with departmental honors in Philosophy from University of Washington, Seattle WA  


  • Family Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/29/2022, Dr. Prescott Sullivan 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

161 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

40 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2022

I drove 2.5 hours to see Dr. Sullivan, she is superb!

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

Dr. Sullivan is the best. She spent the time, ordered the testing, and worked through the myriad complexities and problems of my medical conditions. All of if was necessary to properly diagnose me. I had been deteriorating for the better part of a decade before coming under her care. She put together a course of treatment. After working through the treatment for the better part of a year, with her encouragement, I am finally seeing restored health and vitality. I could not possibly be more grateful for her work on my behalf.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2022

Dr. Sullivan is a tremendous practitioner and I highly recommend her. The Cleveland Clinic needs to allow physicians have more telemedicine appointments during the week. One day is not sufficient to satisfy the need for such appointments.

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

5 star provider. Deep knowledge, great listening skills.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

See earlier comments. Dr Sullivan was exemplary but the steps in preparation were unprofessional and very poor

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

Dr. Sullivan is awesome

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

As always, Dr. Sullivan carefully listened to my concerns. I have multiple health issues and she still makes me hopeful a root cause will be identified. I would love to someday talk about all of this in past tense. Dr. Sullivan's knowledge and experience in complicated, chronic illness gives me the utmost confidence this will eventually happen.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

Dr. Sullivan is personable and caring. She doesn't make me feel rushed and carefully listens to my concerns. She fosters a good doctor/patient relationship. I feel comfortable with her medical advice. Currently she only has one day a week for virtual appointments and she is booked out for months. This is not sustainable for my health care!

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

Dr sullivan is wonderful.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

Dr Sullivan is my favorite doctor, compassionate, thorough, friendly.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2022

I have already recommended Dr Sullivan

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2021

Dr Sullivan us top knot has- the gold standard. Incredible knowledge siting current research and providing the latest info. Most impt she actively listens and responds to my most pressing concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

Provider made excellent recommendations for tests after discussing my health concerns. This was really significant for me and gave me peace of mind knowing that my provider was fully aware and engaged in my health care.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2021

I've never met a better doctor. She listened to everything and made me feel validated. She really wanted to help!

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Dr Alice Sullivan is great. She did a great job of listening to me, explaining things and answering all my questions. She treated me with great respect and compassion. I feel so fortunate to be able to continue working with her.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Dr Sullivan worked extremely well with me via the video visit and I felt I received as much help from her as if I had been there in person.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2021

Dr. Sullivan is very caring and a good listener. She seems to think outside of the box and always has ideas to try something new that we haven't thought of or tried.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Distance healthy is perfect for where I am in my healing process. Dr. Sullivan answered all my questions. I'm clear about my next steps in my care plan. To be able to do this in the comfort of my home is priceless. But, I will continue to travel to Cleveland to be part of your phenomenal Functional Medicine program when needed.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

Dr. Sullivan is great. She always addresses my concerns during my appt and then followed up quickly on my blood tests. I recommended her to my family and friends.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

Dr. Sullivan is an excellent doctor. She listens to my concerns, answers my questions and offers clear explanation of information. I live several hours away from the Clinic and find telemedicine to be a great option for me. Thank you for offering this.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2021

Excellent doctor and bright knowledge of so much. She is professional and really wants to help and is kind and cares. She is a excellent doctor in the practice there.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Dr Sullivan is very intelligent and a good listener.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Both my child and I really like Dr. Alice Sullivan.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Regardless of how good Dr. Sullivan is, a video meeting could never compare to a face-to-face visit. Technology cannot replace personal interaction. Unfortunately the medical industry has largely lost that perspective.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

Dr. Alice Sullivan is the best doctor I have seen. She is so knowledgeable, kind, and compassionate. She knows how to handle complex cases and I am finally getting well.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2021

Dr. Sullivan is a great example of what a Doctor should be!

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

I'm an established patient, but it takes 2x as long to get an appointment as requested by physician for follow up. Normally was follow up on 8 weeks, but it takes 4 months to get in.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Dr. Sullivan is extremely knowledgeable and cares about her patients.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

I'm very happy with Dr Sullivan but her schedule is very full

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

I absolutely love Dr Sullivan! I am seeing so many improvements in my health because of her, which I never thought would even be possible at my age. My blood pressure has become normal for the first time in almost a decade without using medication. Her work ethic is fantastic. Detective Dr. Sullivan Is extremely attentive to all of the symptoms I am experiencing and methodical in the way she seeks out answers to my issues. Furthermore, she is so concerned with her patients' health as individuals that she takes it upon herself to improve each person's health within just a 30 minute visit--and she truly succeeds. She surprises me with how vast her knowledge is every time I ask her a question. I have never felt like just another patient to her.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

Dr Alice Sullivan is remarkable in her care approach and knowledge!

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

I have a lot of confidence in Dr. Sullivan, she has helped me when other doctors were unable to. I have recommended her to other people.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2021

Dr Prescott took care to give me detailed answers to my questions and provided rationales for her recommendations

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Dr. Alice Sullivan is very knowledgeable, professional and caring.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2021

I love Dr. Sullivan! Worth the six month wait and worth the drive from Akron!

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

"First available " appointments are several weeks beyond the time period the doctor suggests.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Dr. Sullivan is very knowledgeable and an outstanding doctor. She is very easy to talk to and treats me as a person, not a symptom. So glad I have chosen both Dr. Sullivan and the Cleveland Clinic for my medical care. I am still very confident my long standing health issues will be resolved.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Dr. Sullivan is a dream come true - part scientist part researcher part counselor part brilliant friend. Grateful to be her patient.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Dr Sullivan was a lifesaver. I initially saw a different doctor in the Functional Med. Clinic but once my test results were in I was told she didn't have any appointments for the rest of the year. Dr. Sullivan came to the rescue. While it's good for you guys to keep reeling in patients to make your FM clinic a success, it's concerning to patients who can't get their results after thousands of dollars in tests.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

I was highly satisfied and impressed with everything about dr. Sullivan.

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