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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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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 8/4/2020, 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.

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

770 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

70 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

the doctor and his assistant were both great

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

Dr. Goldberg found time for me in an emergency situation; even late on a Friday afternoon.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

was concerned, got me in right away when the other eye Dr. canceled me at last minute. friendly. knowledge knowledgeable.

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Dr Philip is wonderful! He shows concern for my well-being,Knowledge of treatment plan and expectations for future vision of my eyes. Also gives me choices in my treatment plan which I appreciate. I would highly recommend him

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

DR. Goldberg was very professional and courteous all went well.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Dr Goldberg is wonderful as is the support staff!

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

Dr. Goldberg is the best.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

have been going to Dr. Goldberg for years.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

Dr Goldberg is the best!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

My Dr. care for me was very good. Very concerned about me as a patient and my eye care.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Dr. Goldberg's office was most responsive in everything that I can imagine. Dr. Goldberg was wonderful in handling my emergency. He was most accommodating, professional, and very kind.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2021

My doctor listen and give excellent care

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

Dr Goldberg is phenomenal. Kind, efficient, informative. his staff was wonderful as well.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

dr Goldberg is great

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

i always have an good experience with my office/eye visit with the staff and the doctor. i feel good on the exam and the advice to how to take care of my vision.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2021

I'm very satisfied. I'm glad to have a doctor that considers my well-being. Thanks You Dr Goldberg

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

dr Goldberg is great. Always professional and cares.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

Dr Goldberg has been our eye dr for years. He and his team are terrific.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

I was very impressed by the environment; cleanliness and efforts is COVID safety. Everyone I interacted with and observed were warm personalities, welcoming, and compassionate. Visit: on time, good use of my time as in not there longer than needed to be and my physician made sure any questions or concerns had were answered to my satisfaction.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

I've seen Dr. Goldberg for over ten years, I would highly recommend him to anyone!!!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

The services that I receive from dr. Goldberg is excellent. Dr. Goldberg and the staff are friendly and ensure that I am properly informed about my health and care.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

The services that I receive from dr Goldberg is excellent. Dr. Goldberg and the staff are friendly and ensure that I am properly informed about my health and care.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

He is an excellent doctor and I have always gotten great care. I've had a lot of family members switch to Dr Goldberg and all are very pleased. Great disposition as well.

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Dr. Goldberg was knowledgeable about my eye problem which was impressive and took away the fear I had about the problem I had. He was professional, pleasant and patient. He is an excellent doctor! He has been my eye doctor for many years. I am pleased with him.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2020

Dr. Goldberg's office has always been well run and efficient with everyone working in a professional manner.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

Dr. Goldberg is a true professional with excellent patient skills.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Always a pleasure to see Dr Goldberg

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

I recommend Dr Goldberg all the time. He takes the time to explain everything and is very thorough.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

First time with Dr Goldberg and all I can say is WOW! He was great.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2020

I have been a patient of Dr. Goldberg for years. He is excellent.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

I just think Dr. Goldberg is marvelous!

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

Dr. Philip Goldberg is the BEST. He listens, explains, and shows great concern for my well being as part of the team working on my eye issues.. You couldn't have a better person on staff.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

I have been going to Dr.Goldberg for several years. I have a good rapport with him. He is aware of my medical history. He has always taken the time to address any concerns or questions that I may have. He does not rush the exam. He had referred me to other Drs for retinopathy and cataract surgery. I trust him and value his opinions and judgement.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Dr Golberg has a very good bedside manner and I really appreciate him taking the time to explain things in an easy to understand language.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Dr Goldberg is real pro

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

love dr Goldberg

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

my experience was excellent. I was having a issue with eye. and they responded quickly from dr. Goldberg

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

I have been patient of dr. Goldberg for many years and always have had caring and excellent results. always there for his patients.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

Excellent doctor and person.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

my physician, Dr. Goldberg was outstanding.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2020

I enjoy talking with Dr. Goldberg, he is right to the point and very friendly.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Dr. Goldberg has been the physician I have had the greatest confidence in for the last 15 years. His recommendations always take into account my lifestyle and feels very personal. His consistent kindness, patience, and professional manner makes me feel very fortunate.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

dr Goldberg is always thorough, good listener, and good at explaining things

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

The office is welcoming and inviting. It was well organized for patients sitting arrangement for COVID-19. The staff was friendly, polite and professional. The tech that saw me before Dr. Goldberg made my visit more at ease.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Dr Goldberg is always ready to answer my questions

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

All the staff and Dr. Goldberg were very efficient and personable.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Dr Goldberg is a great and caring Doctor. Always shows compassion and listens to my concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Dr. Goldberg is a great doctor...very concerned about his patients. He was my doctor for many years and I will never change .doctors.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

been seeing dr.goldberg for over 30 years.he is a wonderful dr.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

great doctor

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Dr Goldberg is the best!

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

I've been Dr Goldberg's patient for several years. He is always, exceptional. I am moving out of town and I will miss him.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Dr. Goldberg is excellent and I would highly recommend

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

due to covid, its extremely difficult to get an appointment in a short timeframe. dr. wants next available, but that can be months away.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2020

We have been going to Dr. Goldberg for years and wouldn't think of changing.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr. Goldberg and his entire staff that participated in my appointment, did a thorough, professional, and caring job!! Would recommend they be contacted by anyone needing eye exams and/or treatment. Clev. Clnic # 1 in my book !

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Dr Goldberg is all around great!

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Dr Goldberg was very thorough and explained what was happening with my vision very well.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Doctor is little better than the nurse, but still far away from the general care on the problem. Doctor seems very rush, only see me for a few mins and then left before I asked for questions and my concerns. The doctor pointed out my problem in my eye and said we have nothing to do with it. Excuse me, i see you and pay it for the instruction/treatment/suggestion/explanation to me. I waste the money see this eye doctor. If no treatment, please give me the explanations and what i should do in the future...The doctor indeed refer me other doctor and said I guess he will give your same opinion, we can do nothing on it. I understand if there is no treatment, please please explain the reason and give suggestion for my eye problem. Doctor rushed to leave, never asked whether i have questions and concern.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

Dr. Goldberg was, as always, very courteous, patient and professional. At NO time did Dr. Goldberg hurry the visit or show that he did not care about the reason for my visit. Also, as always, Dr. Goldberg provided me with clear information resulting from my visit. Concluding my visit, he asked me if I had any questions or concerns. I was referred to Dr. Goldberg by my Internist; I would refer Dr. Goldberg to anyone who is in need of his services.

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

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