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Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Chronic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Case Western Reserve Univ. Hospitals of Cleveland
Addiction Psychiatry
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Case Western Reserve Univ. Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Assam Medical College
Dibrugarh Assam,

Undergraduate - ST MARYS COLLEGE
Shillong Meghalaya, India


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Psychiatry
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Josephine Sabharwal, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/18/2023, Dr. Sabharwal 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

119 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

Dr. Sabharwal is genuinely interested in understanding my issues, asks probing questions to better arrive at a treatment plan. I would love to speak with her monthly.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr Sabarwahl is an excellent provider. She is a caring person and helps me workshop skills to use or action plans to consider, as well as appropriate medications. She is open to my imput on what works/doesn't work for me.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

I'm am comfortable with Dr Sabarwahl in a video visit setting. She is effective and focused during our time together. She gives me her all. That's a talent when working over zoom. Not all doctors can do it.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

Dr. Saberhwal is one (of a few) of the most considerate and listening providers that I am blessed to have on my team. She's patient and very informative.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr. Sabharwal is AMAZING. She listens to what I'm saying, and includes my thoughts and feelings in what the treatment plan is. Feelings shouldn't really be a factor in medical care, but as someone who has struggled to feel like I'm my own person beyond just the medical issues that I have, it's incredibly validating to feel like a doctor is seeing me as an entire person and not just a medical chart.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

It would have been helpful for her to turn on her camera during the virtual visit.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Doctor took much time with me and gave much encouragement. She is an excellent doctor understanding doctor who really gets to know her patients.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr. J was great she answered all my questions with respect and professionalism.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2023

This doctor is super! Our agendas differed a little on the zoom call. She was very focused on her getting everything done that she is required. I was able to get my point across after she completed her checklist.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

Dr Sabharwal was kind and professional, listened to my concerns and explained the plan. Looking forward to working with her.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr. Sabarwahl is very caring and compassionate. She has been very helpful in getting some of medications adjusted. I appreciate her feedback.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

She seemed very caring and offered treatment specifically geared to me.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Although I don't agree 100% with Dr. Sabharwal all the time, I do believe she has a genuine concern for me. I wish all doctors had her heart.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

This was my 1st visit ith Dr. Sabharwal, I was so impressed and thankful for being scheduled with her!!!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr. Sabarwal was very patient, caring, and understanding. She listened to all my concerns and came up with a plan for me. I truly appreciated her knowledge and kindness.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2023

She listened quite well, thank you. I was very comfortable and I understood what I need to do for the future.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Dr. Saberwohl is a very conscientious and kind doctor. I appreciate her taking the time to hear what was bothering me. I appreciate her being caring and being empathetic towards me. As I told her, I appreciate her.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr is short with me. Doesn't address my concerns. Keeps changing her mind on medication & treatment. No follow up.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

So looking forward to working with Dr.Sarbarwal seems like a nice caring lady

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Dr. Sabharwal is truly interested in my progress and encourages me each visit.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

I appreciate the time the doctor took to listen to what I needed to share.

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

Dr Sabharwal is very engaging and understanding.

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