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

Medical Education - University of Louisville
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 9/18/2019, 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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* 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

666 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

66 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Dr. G old berg is intense in the best possible manner. My sight is my life and he understood. He explained my need for further treatment and how good Justine would prove to be (I saw her today and she was great. The procedure went beautifully.) Most importantly was/is my concerns about my vision which has been somewhat compromised. I felt well-informed and relieved to know that a plan was coming to re-evaluate my vision.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr Goldberg always does an excellent and thorough examination. He answers all questions and is very considerate.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Doctor and nurses were very good.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

I saw Dr. Goldberg once before, so I knew if I ever had to return, I'd request seeing him. Once again, he was attentive, efficient, caring. Just perfect. I have a feeling with Dr. Goldberg that he leaves no stone unturned, i.e., that he is thorough, unrushed, in his diagnosis. I left with a prescription that I've been taking and it looks like things may be slowly improving. A follow-up visit was recommended.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

They worked me in for an appt when my husband had his. Therefore I did not have to make an extra trip. Dr Goldberg was nice enough to accommodate my request

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

This was my first visit with this Doctor and his Staff. I was pleased with the interaction and responses given to questions regarding my concerns.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

I was able to get into see Dr. Goldberg quickly!

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Dr. Goldberg is always thorough and spends time answering questions. He provides great care- always trust him

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

i have seen dr goldberg for a long time and respect his opinions

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

physician was outstanding

Reviewed on May 29, 2020

I really like Dr. Goldberg. He is compassionate and seems very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Dr. Goldberg has been my eye doctor for years and he answered all my concerns about my cataracts. He is always very friendly and asks about my family.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

I have recommended this practice and particularly Dr. Goldberg to my friends.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

very caring doctor

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr. Goldberg was quick to respond. He was very helpful with the eye issued I was having.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr. Goldberg takes care of me. He's a great Ophthalmologist. He simply can't retire until I'm gone!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Dr. Goldberg was professional, knowledgeable about of my health record, experienced, positive, and thorough. I could not have asked for any better service or help to understand what is going on with my health issue. I will continue to work with him in the future. He was fantastic.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

I was fortunate to get in to see Dr. Goldberg

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Dr. Goldberg took time from his schedule to ensure my eye was OK from a "wandering" contact lens and gave me eyedrops to treat minor svratches. it doesn't get better than this.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Dr. Goldberg and his staff were very professional and informative. I was very pleased with the services.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Excellent care. My whole family has switched to Dr Goldberg and all are extremely pleased.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

I am a third generation patient of Dr. Goldberg's.. we have all been very happy with him

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

Dr. Goldberg is great! Always listens to me, is very caring and kind. He always provides new and practical ideas for treating my condition. He's one of the best doctors I see...He is top notch!!!!!

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Dr. Goldberg is great

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

My visits to the eye clinic are routine. I have recommended *Dr. Goldberg to several of my friends.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

Have been seeing Dr. Goldberg for years. He is the best!

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Dr. Goldberg has been my doctor for over 20 years and he is the best.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr. Goldberg is excellent in every way-professionally, I have total faith in him. He is kind, caring, thorough, careful, and thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Many years of excellent eye care...confidence in Dr. Goldberg.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Very good experience with Dr. Goldberg. I have a patient of his for over 10 years.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

I needed to see a doctor quickly and Dr. Goldberg was excellent and saw me the following morning.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

thanks to Mila at the front desk- scheduling was easy. Dr. Goldberg was very kind and compassionate.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

outstanding doctor

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr. Goldberg was excellent, but you could tell his mission was to see as many people as possible. While he answered my questions in a professional manner, I felt rushed.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Dr Goldberg was very understanding, compassionate and professional.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

Dr Goldburg was great - informative, helpfull, positive experience.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2019

.The nurse and the doctor were like robots. Nothing personal as far as showing feelings or emotions. They are interpersonal skills were null and void.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Have been coming to Dr Goldberg for years. He truly is THE BEST.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr. Goldberg is a great eye Dr.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Dr Goldberg is great!

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

I can always count on the doctors here for the quality of care and concern they have for their patients with so much honesty.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

Dr Goldberg is a gem in the crown of the Cleveland Clinic

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

I love Dr. Goldberg, his assistants, and everyone there. I have recommended this office to several people.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

I will gladly come back to this dr again at this location and let everyone know in my department because some of the we're looking for an eye dr

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

everyone took good care of us. our dr even recommended a great bagel cafe in a New York park with our name. very appreciated his kindness

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Doctor and Physician assistant were considerate, nice and respectful.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

Dr. Goldberg is a fantastic physician, always personable, kind, and thorough. I trust him implicitly, and appreciate how well he explains everything to me. j have been his patient for years, and look forward to his being my ophthalmologist for years to come.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

I was told that I had small cataracts and that I should not worry. I was given a new prescription and informed that I needed a new prescription annually. Dr Goldberg was professional and informative.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Due to my COPD I was struggling to walk from my car to the front door when an extremely kind person (I later found out was Dr. Tucker) assisted me to a wheelchair and then pushed me to the reception desk. From there I was treated with more kindness and respect. Upon leaving the appointment room Dr. Goldberg pushed my wheelchair out to the reception desk.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

Dr Goldberg is very courteous. He never seems rushed. I trust his knowledge and expertise.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2019

doctor was very cold and detached. not friendly at all.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

friendly & professional ophthalmology technicians. Dr Goldberg is the best!

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

dr Goldberg is the best

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr. Goldberg is great.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2019

The doctor's assessment was perfectly presented. He listened when I asked a question. Perfect experience!

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

Dr.Goldberg is a well organized, efficient yet personable physician. I would have no reservation in recommending him to others in need of Ophthamology services.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2019

terrible sense of professionalism from dr. goldberg. he did not listen to my symptoms and stopped caring as soon as i said that i wear contacts and the schedulers had scheduled me incorrectly with him

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

The doctor seemed rushed. He did not explain any of the tests he was completing or the results.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2019

Dr. Goldberg, as always, spent as much time as needed to deal with my current eye issues.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2019

Dr. Goldberg was very thorough and listened to my problem with my eye.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Dr Goldberg answered my all questions asked.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

Dr Goldberg always takes great care of me and thoroughly checks my eyes.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019

Dr. Goldberg was excellent.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019

Dr Goldberg is an excellent care provider who listens to and respects his patients and gives excel advice and information

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr. Goldberg always listens to me.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Dr. Philip Goldberg is an outstanding specialist, efficient and courteous with his time, and he represents the Clinic with respect and pride.

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