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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

  • 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
  • Radiculopathy
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spine Wellness
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
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Education & Professional Highlights

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
Transitional Year
Livonia, MI USA

Medical Education - Nova Southeastern University
Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine
Davie, FL USA

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Phillip Mendis, DO.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 7/26/2021, Dr. Mendis 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

118 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Excellent appointment. Dr. Mendis was very thorough in his examination. He took his time explaining things. He gave me several options to get some relief from my pain.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Dr took his time to prescribe right medicine for pain

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2022

I arrived with a problem and questions. Upon leaving I knew that my exam was thorough, my questions were answered and I was especially pleased that a plan for my options and the timing of the options had been discussed. I was impressed by the level of care and the repectful and caring attitude of the physician.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2021

Dr. Mendis is an excellent doctor. I am satisfied w/his services and would recommend him to everyone.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Both his student and himself were great with asking me questions and answering mine. I would definitely recommend going to the Cleveland Clinic because it was the best dr appointment I have ever had!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

My husband and could not get over how much time the doctor took with me or how freaking Thorough he was

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

I felt confident in the explanation Dr Mendis provided and putting my mind at ease Hemangioma was not the culprit in my back issues. I appreciate the recommendations he made for doctors I should follow up with.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Excellent doctor! Very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

I was very concerned with my condition when I started to meet with Dr. Mendis but by the time I left I had an understanding of what my condition was and how it could be improved. Dr. Mendis was knowledgable, very polite and extremely helpful. He took the time to discuss my condition and greatly reduced the level of my concerns. I would recommend him to anyone who has a similar problem.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

The doctor was going to be late signing on, and the staff contacted me before hand to let Me know. This was so nice.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Dr. Mendis was very professional, did a thorough history and exam, had a good bedside manner. Unfortunately, as a result of the exam to elicit pain from my lower back, my hip was torqued and has caused marked pain and difficulty with walking and standing for the past 10 days. I am waiting to see orthopedics to see what the injury is and options for treatment are.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2021

Staff was great, the experience was great except I was expecting more than a physical exam and visit with one doctor. I expected tests/imaging and answers in the form of a diagnosis. I came prepared to stay more than one day and my appt wasn't more than an hour.

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.

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