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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
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
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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 5/12/2023, 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

198 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

45 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2023

My experience with dr Sullivan was great! I highly recommend her. The staff at functional medicine was great!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

I would 100 % plus recommend Dr. Alice Sullivan.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr. Alice Sullivan is superb!!! She's unbelievably knowledgeable, incredibly patient and always willing to tackle any medical issue I present her with- very much appreciated:)! I would be remiss if I didn't also mention how much I appreciate the rest of the Department of Functional Medicine, they're all so incredibly hard-working and helpful- also very, very much appreciated:)!

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

I really enjoy my appts with Dr Alice!! She's the best

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

See my previous comments. I would recommend Dr. Sullivan in a heartbeat. I am trusting her with my life: a hard thing for me to do.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr Sullivan is awesome, without a doubt the very best doctor I have ever seen. Thank you so very much for everything.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

I find Dr. Sullivan compassionate, interested in my concerns, knowledgeable to address them.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr. Sullivan is outstanding.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2023

Dr. Sullivan is EXCELLENT!

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

The doctor does not have enough time with patient!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

Functional medicine with Dr. Alice Sullivan's guidance is saving my retirement. My physical symptoms are so much better. I can enjoy life with lifestyle changes that were suggested. This program is truly caring for my health rather than focus on disease. Please fund her research goals so we can keep her in Cleveland!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr Sullivan is fantastic. She really wants to figure out and make one's life better both mentally and physically. She thinks to put all the pieces together from test results and both her and my observations.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Dr. Sullivan provides world class care! We work together to determine the best path for me. Dr. Sullivan is extremely knowledgeable and intelligent. I am extremely grateful to have her as part of my care team!

Reviewed on May 15, 2023

Dr. Sullivan is a wonderful doctor! I highly recommend her!

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr. Sullivan is very busy, so appointments are out a bit, but well worth the wait.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr. Sullivan is tremendously caring and patient physician. I always feel better after our appointments knowing I am getting excellent care.

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

I was impressed by Dr Sullivan's level of skill and competence. I felt so understood and cared for during my visit. Her high level of experience with functional medicine was such a welcome relief! I feel like I struck gold with finding a doctor like her. This was my 1st visit with her and not my last! I trust her with my complicated long Covid symptoms. I was also really impressed with her accurate and well-written summary of our visit. I'm very satisfied with my first visit with Dr Sullivan!

Reviewed on May 1, 2023

Thank you for hiring Dr Alice Sullivan!

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr Sullivan is excellent. She digs deep into your history to get to the root cause of the problems you are experiencing.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2023

Dr. Sullivan is amazing!!

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

She's fabulous!!

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Phenomenal experience. I have never had such strong trust for a medical provider. She was extremely Knowledgeable and asked amazing questions to try to pinpoint what is happening with my sudden health issues. I am blessed to have her as a doctor. I think having Dr. Sullivan as my doctor will save me years of pain... It's very common to be dismissed by doctors and this is the opposite of functional medicine !

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

I al ready recomended 5 people to the doctor in the past

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

Dr. Sullivan is truly awesomely amazing:)!!!!!

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2023

Love Dr. Sullivan. See other comments!

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr Sullivan is fantastic to work with. I feel we are a partnership casting for My health. She is kind and caring.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Dr Sullivan is a wonderful doctor, so knowledgeable and interested in a successful outcome for her patients. Have already recommended her.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2023

Too notch care provided by Dr. Sullivan

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

I was very impressed with Dr. Sullivan. She listened. She understood and she treated me with respect and kindness.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Dr Sallivan is absolutely amazing

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2023

Dr Sullivan is wonderful in explaining her plan after listening to everything that is going on with my health. She provides hope and confidence. She always lets me ask questions and provides well thought out answers. I genuinely look forward to my appointments with her!

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2022

The treatment plan received from all of the providers seemed canned and generic. None of it addressed any of my specific issues. Being told to make a follow-up appointment to spend more time and money, isn't good quality care.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2022

Dr. Sullivan is a tremendous doctor. She is caring, sympathetic and warm in her interactions with my daughter. She listens well and responds to questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2022

This doctor is a gem! I am grateful for her!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

Dr.Sullivan is an amazing human.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2022

Provider care was fine although I felt she was not prepared for the appointment.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2022

Dr Sullivan is an excellent physician who explains things and answers questions well. She also treats patients with great respect, discusses treatment options and includes me as part of the treatment plan.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

I'm still a relatively new patient of Dr.Sullivan's so am currently in the process of developing a personal patient/doctor relationship, knowing that this will take some time.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2022

Excellent provider and very knowledgeable Compassionate and kind and addresses issues

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

Appointments not open for wonderful doctor. Hard to get.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2022

Dr. Sullivan has Always provided wonderful bedside manners. I feel like she really listens and gives me her time. I do not feel like she waste my time. She is very to the point and professional while also being friendly and making me feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

I love Dr. Sullivan but I can't get in to see her in a timely manner.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

Dr. Sullivan is wonderful.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2022

I see Dr. Sullivan multiple times per year. This is the first time there was problems with the video connection. Dr. Sullivan is excellent, caring, compassionate and thorough.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

Dr. Sullivan is one of the best providers I have ever seen. She cares for her patients in a way that past providers at other medical facilities have not matched.

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