Department Ophthalmology
Primary Location Cole Eye Institute, Beachwood
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Cole Eye Institute, Beachwood
Primary Location

Cole Eye Institute, Beachwood


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Surgery
  • Diabetic Eye Examinations
  • Glaucoma Consultations
  • Glaucoma Evaluations
  • Glaucoma Surgery
  • Ophthalmic Surgery
  • Ophthalmology
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Cataracts
  • Cataracts and Cataract Surgery
  • Corneal Disease
  • Diabetic Retinopathy
  • Glaucoma
  • Myopia (Nearsightedness)
View all 6 Specialties +


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About Philip Goldberg, MD

Philip Goldberg, MD, is a Staff Physician in Cleveland Clinic's Cole Eye Institute. His specialty areas include cataracts, glaucoma, and laser surgery.

He earned his medical degree from the University of Louisville School of Medicine in Louisville, Ky. He completed his internship at Saint Elizabeth Medical Center in Dayton, Ohio, and his residency at the University Hospitals of Cleveland in Cleveland, Ohio.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Saint Elizabeth Medical Center
Dayton, OH USA

Medical School - University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY USA

Undergraduate - Boston College
Chestnut Hill, MA USA

Professional Highlights

  • Board-certified in ophthalmology


  • Ophthalmology

Specialty Interests

Cataracts, Glaucoma, laser surgery


  • AAO
  • Cleveland Ophthalmology Association
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/31/2017, Dr. Goldberg 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

614 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

Dr Goldberg's assistant is great. Friendly and knowledgeable -- a great caregiver.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2018

I have been with Dr. Goldberg for over 20 years and never have had a bad experience. He is compassionate, ethical , moral and provides excellent care. I have my vision because of him.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018

Could not get an appt until aug. for a vision exam after explaining my lens was cracked and needed a new exam to replace my glasses, but was offered a sooner appt with another provider.. OK with me!

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018

The Dr explained he agreed I have dry eyes, explained that can affect vision, gave me sample to use to see if it helps.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2018

The tech that did my eye exam was short and curt... "Ok. sit here.. ok. sit back I already asked you that! Ok I will stop the exam, come with me.. leave your thing here, follow me... now... I am not able not help you we will see what the DR can do, I can not help any more, Just Wait. I happen to be a past cancer pt treated at CCF, I have a bit of "white coat syndrome" I do not appreciate be ordered around with curt short comments... this tech was the worst, When the Dr came in, I was able to decompress a bit with jokes with him, he made me relax again. This women needs some training to treat pts politely and not curt...

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2018

compared to Cole Eye Main Campus, the wait for theMD was short. Dr. Goldberg prescribed a treatment that is effective and appropriate for my condition. Thanks!

Reviewed on May 25, 2018

Very impressed with the comfort and care given in preparation for my doctor's visit!!!

Reviewed on May 24, 2018

Very good experience. It's a pleasure to see my provider always.

Reviewed on May 15, 2018

the nursing assistant that I had what was more thorough than the doctor more friendlier and I felt more comfortable talking to her about my concerns with my eyes eyes than the doctor

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2018

Always a good experience with Dr Goldberg

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2018

First time here. Dr Goldberg didn't introduce himself. Sat in the chair looked at something in the computer, then checked my eyes with a light and that was it. The nurse did his job the best!! Upon leaving a follow up appointment was needed as well as a pair of glasses. I had to ask the lady at front desk what and where do I need to go next. I was then provided a print out of places that I could go to get the frames. No one explained anything. If I didn't ask questions I would still be trying to figure out what to do for a pair glasses. Lack of empathy and communication. My 6mos. follow appointment up will be cancelled with this doctor

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2018

Great doctor and staff

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2018

I was very pleased with Dr. Goldberg. He appeared to be very knowledgable and kind. Although I was not anticipating any significant problems, he told me that I needed cataract surgery on both eyes soon. He also explained that I had a condition called cornea dystrophy. I had never been told this before. I felt he answered all my questions and addressed any concerns that I had.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2018

This office has always had the best of service; I have been long affiliated with this doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2018

Top notch staff and esp provider.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2018

More time needed to explain how serious the event was pre and post exam.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2017

Provider was able to detect and test for a previously unknown condition in my left eye, from just a simple observation that I had related to him. I was impressed. He most definently was listening to me during our conversations.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2017

Because of a very poor exp. with a UH doctor, I wanted another evaluation. This CC doctor did so professionally.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2017

Experience was outstanding

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2017

care provider was a very nice and pleasant person I appreciate how he explained future care as my provider

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2017

Dr. Goldberg enlightened me with some things I could do at home, & also offered optional o-t-c, as well as prescriptions if o-t-c wasn't working. He's an intent listener, very polite, and very thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2017

very smooth

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