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Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages Bosnian, Croatian, English, Serbian, Serbo-Croatian
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Ankle Injection
  • Arm Injection
  • Back Injection
  • Botox Injections for Headache
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Bursa Injection
  • Caudal Epidural Injections
  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical Epidural Injections
  • Cervical Facet Joint Block
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Chronic Pain Management
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Diagnostic Spine Injections
  • Elbow Injection
  • Epidural Blood Patch
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Facet Injections
  • Facet Median Nerve Branch Block
  • Finger Injection
  • Foot Injection
  • Ganglion Impar Block
  • Genicular Nerve Block
  • Genicular Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Genitofemoral Nerve Block
  • Hand Injection
  • Heel Injections
  • Hip Injection
  • Hypogastric Plexus Block
  • Intercostal Nerve Block
  • Interlaminar Injection
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Interventional Spine Procedures
  • Intra-Articular Injections
  • Joint Injections
  • Knee Injections
  • Leg Injection
  • Lumbar Epidural Injections
  • Lumbar Facet Joint Block
  • Lumbar Sympathetic Block
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Neurolytic Blocks
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Rehabilitation
  • Pediatric Neuroscience
  • Peripheral Joint Injections
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Piriformis Injections
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) Blocks
  • Sphenopalatine Ganglion (SPG) Radiofrequency Ablation (RFA)
  • Spinal Injections
  • Splanchnic Nerve Block
  • Stellate Ganglion Block
  • Steroid Injections
  • Thoracic Epidural Injections
  • Thoracic Facet Joint Block
  • Trigeminal Nerve Blocks
  • Trigeminal Nerve Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Virtual Visits
  • Wrist Injection
View all 65 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Amputation-Associated Pain Syndromes
  • Ankle Pain
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Atypical Chest Pain
  • Back Pain
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Back Problems in Athletes
  • Brachial Neuritis
  • Brachial Plexopathy
  • Brachial Plexus
  • Brachial Plexus Injury
  • Breast Pain
  • Burning Mouth
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Causalgia
  • Central Pain Syndrome
  • Central Sensitization
  • Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical Facet Syndrome
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Radiculopathy
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chest Wall Pain
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Chronic Postsurgical Pain
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Coccydynia
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Deconditioning
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Dental Trauma and Pain
  • Discogenic Back Pain
  • Dry Skin
  • Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Pain
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Facial Nerve Disorders
  • Facial Pain
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Female Pelvic Pain
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Finger Pain
  • Foot Pain
  • Functional Disorders
  • Functional Symptoms
  • Gastrointestinal Disorders
  • Geniculate Neuralgia
  • Glossopharyngeal Neuralgia
  • Hand Pain
  • Headaches
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Interstitial Cystitis
  • Itchy Skin
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Lumbosacral Plexopathy
  • Mechanical Back Pain
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Muscle Aches/Pain
  • Muscle Contraction Headaches
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Injuries in Athletes
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Problems in Athletes
  • Nerve Pain
  • Neuralgia
  • Neuropathic Pain
  • Neuropathic Pain Syndromes
  • Neuropathy
  • Neuropathy - Diabetic
  • Occipital Headache
  • Occipital Neuralgia
  • Ocular Pain
  • Orofacial Pain
  • Painful Deformities
  • Painful Joints
  • Pediatric Abdominal Pain
  • Pediatric Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Migraine Headache
  • Pediatric Pain
  • Pediatric Sports Injuries
  • Pelvic Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Neuropathy
  • Post-Herpetic Neuralgia
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Post-Surgical Pain Syndromes
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rectal Pain
  • Rib Fracture Pain
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sacroiliac Pain
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Pain
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Stomach Pain
  • Testicular Pain (Orchialgia)
  • Thoracic Outlet Syndrome (TOS)
  • Thoracic Spine Disorders
  • Toe Pain
  • Trochanteric Bursitis
  • Vaginal Pain
  • Vulvar Pain Syndromes
  • Wrist Pain
View all 133 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cincinnati Childrens Hospital Medical Center (Ohio)
Pain Medicine
Cincinnati, OH USA

Fellowship - Akron Childrens Hospital Medical Center (Ohio)
Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Akron, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Northeast Ohio Medical University College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH USA

Undergraduate - Youngstown State University
Youngstown, OH USA


  • Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry - Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
  • Psychiatry - Pain Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Desimir Mijatovic, MD.

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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 11/3/2023, Dr. Mijatovic 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

179 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 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

Dr. Mijatovic is fantastic. He listens to my complaints, asks questions to clarify, and is thorough in his exam and treatments. He always makes sure my preferences are taken into account.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

I love Dr. Mijatovic!!! I've only seen him a few times, but he is wonderful!!! He listens, rephrase your words to clearly understand you and he has such empathy, not just with adults but with children.

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2023

This doctor actually listened to me

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

For 2 years, doctors in Dallas have acted like we were crazy and that my daughter was making up her pain. At our first visit with Dr. Mijatovic was able to tell us exactly what caused her chronic pain and gave us so much hope for treatment. His professionalism and knowledge starkly contrast with the way we were treated by the neurologist at Children's Dallas. We are so thankful to have the opportunity to work with him.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr Mijatovic is always wonderful and so caring. I would highly recommend him to everyone.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr. Mijatovic was great and addressed all my questions!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr. Mijatovic was wonderful and addressed all my questions and concerns!

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr Mijatovic is the best. I've never had a doctor who treated me with such kindness and concern as well as providing treatment which actually improved my life.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

I would recommend Dr. Mijatovic to anyone experiencing chronic, debilitating pain.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr. Mijatovic always works with Campbell's college schedule.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr Mijatovic is wonderful. He is always kind, caring, and thorough.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2023

Dr Mijatovic is the only physician who doesn't treat us like a burden and takes our concerns seriously.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr. M is terrific! Listens and addresses all concerns!!

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Very compassionate Doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr Mijatovic is a doctor I truly appreciate. His kindness, patience, compassion and empathy is above and beyond any physician I have. I feel somedays I couldn't get through what I deal with without Dr Mijatovic.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

This was my first time meeting with this doctor. He was very easy to talk with, cared about my concerns and gave consideration to ideas I have on using a homeopathic approach. I enjoyed this visit very much.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr.M is awesome. He really knows what he is talking about and is so helpful! He has really helped me!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2023

Doctor exceeded expectations. He listened and was able to diagnose and provide and explain treatment plan all in the same visit.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr Mijatovic is always easily reachable and so helpful!!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2023

Dr Mijatovic is unlike other physicians. He's so caring and kind. He really listens so that he understands everything about the symptoms and concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

He's the first specialist I have had that actually listened to me and understood how much pain I live with daily. He offered me more treatment options than any other doctor has. He also took his time with me, I never felt rushed.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Dr Mijatovic is an amazing doctor, who is very knowledgeable about CRPS. My daughter is doing so much better since she has been under his care.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

I cannot say enough good things about Dr Mijatovic. He understands we travel for his treatments and respects getting the most out of each in person visit. Dr Mijatovic also listens intentionally to patient and to caregiver. He is a great listener and great thinker.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

The sphere that Dr Mijatovic controls has always been exceptional. The things he cannot control (lab operating times, billing department, ultrasound machine that he has to borrow, etc..), welllllllllllll

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

This provider is very caring and takes all the time necessary to answer any/all of my questions and/or to address my concerns. I feel very lucky to have found this Dr.

Reviewed on Jun 13, 2023

Best dr I have and only one who does what's best for me

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Dr. Mijatovic is the best doctor I've ever had!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Dr. Mijatovic is one of my most trusted and favorite doctors at Cleveland Clinic. He listens and actually hears what I'm saying, displays empathy, takes how long is needed for our appointments without rushing me out to see another patient. I wish all doctors at Cleveland Clinic were like Dr. Mijatovic.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Dr. Mijatovic is fantastic!! He genuinely cares about me managing my pain and always listens closely to my concerns, his follow up is incredible and being under his cate makes living with chronic back pain a bit easier.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Dr. Mijatovic was wonderful!

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Very good experience, appointment was scheduled quickly. Doctor was very friendly and didn't rush through the appointment. He explained everything and went over all of the test results with us. Office staff was very friendly and helped set up MyChart and answered all of our questions.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2023

We absolutely adore Dr Mijatovic. He tried everything he had access to get her out of pain. He wanted her to get back to a functional lifestyle.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

Dr Mijatovic is amazing. His bedside manner and concern is something thats been years that I've come across with a provider. He cares and shows he cares. He makes sure you know what to expect and asks questions yo make sure you have all the information you need.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

He's definitely a Great and understanding doctor who considers all my medical conditions and does all he can for me which helps out tremendously. I do appreciate him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr M and I have a great relationship when it comes to ny personal issues or concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr M has been the upmost best doctor I do see at the Cleveland clinic and shows the best caring and understanding. Now the other doctors and staff aren't as friendly or show me the respect and listen as well as he does. He has always gotten back with me and explains everything thoroughly. Wish my other providers were more like Dr. M.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

Dr. Mijatovic is one of the best doctors I've ever had. He truly cares.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

The doctors were kind and very good at explaining things to us. My hesitation in recommending the provider is due to the nursing staff, reception staff, and janitorial staff.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

I was very impressed with the doctor. He seems very knowledgeable and very caring.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Dr. help me with my problems explained everything very clearly got me in therapy gave me medicine hat so far so good I see him in May

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Dr Mijatovic and his staff are amazing, compassionate and so understanding.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Dr Mijatovic listens to me. He doesn't rush me, he looks at me as a person and not just as an ailment. He looks at the bigger picture and not just to try and cover up the pain I'm dealing with. He always asks how my parents are doing even though my dad is a patient of his too

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr dovonik was nice and showed a lot of care in my frustration in the pain level

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