Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Aging Spine
- Back Disorders
- Back Pain
- Back Strains & Sprains
- Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
- Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
- Cervical Myelopathy
- Cervical Radiculopathy
- Degenerative Spine Disease
- Lumbar Canal Stenosis
- Lumbar Foraminal Stenosis
- Lumbar Radiculopathy
- Lumbar Strain
- Lumbosacral Plexopathy
- Neck Pain
- Spinal Disorders
- Spine Wellness
- Stenosis - Spinal
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Spine Medicine Fellowship
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Nassau University Medical Center
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
East Meadow, NY USA
Internship - Saint Mary Mercy Hospital
Livonia, MI USA
Medical Education - Nova Southeastern University
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Davie, FL USA
Research & Publications
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95 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||4.6|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.4|
15 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Jul 12, 2021
Dr Rubio was great!
Reviewed on Jun 25, 2021
excellent explanation of problems by Doctor
Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021
dr mendes takes exceptional pride in trying for the best possible outcome of his services
Reviewed on Jun 4, 2021
It was truly a pleasure to have a physician who was attentive and kind. He listened to me.
Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021
Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021
Dr.Mendis was very through and informing me on what is going on with back (pain). I am impressed the he explained what is going with my back.
Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021
The Dr was dismissive about my concerns
Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021
Someone recommended this dr. "He's wonderful." I needed "wonderful". He really was a bit terse with me, probably because he's friends with the man doctor I fired before switching to him.
Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021
Doctor mendis was great took his time with me . He made sure i saw the best option up the ladder so that i could get the best care
Reviewed on Jan 26, 2021
DR Mendez spine specialist, CNP Kelly Barkley cardiologist, Takes time to explain things to you they are the best you have I won't go to anyone else
Reviewed on Jan 18, 2021
Dr. Mendis is a great Dr. he cares for his patients and goes out of his way to provide with his best service and experience thank you
Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021
Dr Mendis is excellent...spends time answering questions and explaining
Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020
Dr. Mendez was very knowledgeable and helpful for my condition.
Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020
Dr. Mendis was very thorough. I felt that he understood what I was trying to explain about my condition.
Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020
Dr Mendis was very good at explaining my problem. And even went over the MRI and showed me what was going on.
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