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Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Cervical Epidural Injections
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Elbow Injection
  • Epidural Blood Patch
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Genicular Nerve Block
  • Genicular Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Interventional Spine Procedures
  • Joint Injections
  • Lumbar Epidural Injections
  • Medical Management of Spinal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment for Joint Pain
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Pain Rehabilitation
  • Peripheral Joint Injections
  • Peripheral Nerve and Muscle Ultrasound
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Piriformis Injections
  • Sacroiliac Joint Injections
  • Second Opinion Neuropathic Pain
  • Selective Nerve Root Injection
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Spine Wellness
  • Thoracic Epidural Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Bursa Tendon Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Peripheral Nerve Blocks
View all 30 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Aging Spine
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical Facet Syndrome
  • Cervical Foraminal Stenosis
  • Cervical Herniated Disc
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chest Wall Pain
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)
  • Deconditioning
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Impingement
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Strain
  • Hip Tendonitis
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Problems
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Strain
  • Knee Tendonitis
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Pain
  • Lower Back Pain
  • Lumbar Canal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Lumbar Facet Syndrome
  • Lumbar Foraminal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Lumbar Spinal Stenosis
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Lumbar Strain
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Occipital Headache
  • Osteoarthritis of the Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knee
  • Osteoporosis
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Peripheral Nerve Injury
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rib Fracture Pain
  • Ribcage Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Ruptured Disc
  • Sacral Compression Fracture
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sacroiliac Pain
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sciatica
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Injuries
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Soft Tissue Tumor
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Disorders
  • Whiplash
View all 81 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Northwest Spine & Sports Physicians
Musculoskeletal, Spine and Sports Fellowship
Bellevue, WA

Residency - University of Washington School of Med.
Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation
Seattle, WA

Sinai Medicine House Staff, Dept. of Med.
BALTIMORE, MD United States

Medical Education - A.T. Still University -Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine (Missouri)
Kirksville, MO United States

Undergraduate - Arizona State University
Tempe, AZ


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Sports Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Alison Stout, DO.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 12/28/2023, Dr. Stout has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Stout receives fees of $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) as a paid consultant, speaker or as a member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • Spine Intervention Society

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

185 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 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

44 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2024

Dr. Stout is the best! She is intelligent, compassionate, and excellent in her field.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2024

Dr. Stout consulted other doctors for a lengthy period of time. I was not included in this discussion. As an intensive care RN and patient with legal rights, I was offended. I was happy with her referral to the Pain Team.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2024

Dr Stout is amazing. She listens and understands the issues you are having and is as kind as she is professional.

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

Dr. Stout spends as much time as is needed. She listens to and answers every question. Makes it clear that during an appointment, she is totally focused on your well being

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

Dr Stout and each of her patients are so fortunate that Meena is always responsive to any inquiries. She makes clear that she will do anything she can for the patient. She is so helpful makes every contact such a positive experience.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

I like Dr. Stout she seems more interested in my back pain the other drs did. We're looking and working together to try to decrease the pain or even hopefully all of it.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2024

She is one of the best doctors

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

She's the best...listens, responds, didn't give up sometimes even after I had.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

Dr. Stout was very thorough and understanding and performed an excellent exam

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2024

I had a wonderful experience. Dr. Stout was courteous, kind and very thorough. She was very empathetic, and addressed all my concerns. She included me in the decision-making, and I feel like she Cared about me as a physician. I would highly recommend her to anyone I knew.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

Took her time and listened to me.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

We appreciate Dr Stout

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Excellent physician

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2024

Dr. Stout was very thorough but efficient in working through my medical issue. I think the Clinic is very fortunate to have her!

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr. Stout was very thorough, personable, and I really like her!

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

Dr. Stout is amazing at what she does and her staff is wonderful, they always have cheerful attitudes and are incredibly supportive!

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2024

I trust Dr. Strout's opinion 100%!!

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2024

The interaction with Dr.Stout has been great. Provides explanations and plans of action very well

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

Dr. Alison Stout is the best! She is intelligent, efficient, knowledgeable, skilled, great person to person communication, she cares about the patient and she does her very best to help correct the problem. Needless to say, I love Dr. Stout!!!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr Stout is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Excellent doctor. Very knowledgeable

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Dr. Stout very caring dr.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr. A. Stout explained clearly and practically about treatment paths, options, &! Various Outcomes.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Dr.stout is an excellent dr I am more than grateful for her professionalism her knowledge and her ability. She is truly one of the best dr I have seen.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

What a wonderful doctor who listened to everything I have been thru and help to find an answer as to why having unbearable pain. Can't thank her enough! She is a 10 out of 10 doctor

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Dr Stout is very nice and personable.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2023

Love Dr Stout

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

I feel very comfortable with Dr. Stout and her plan to get the pain in my back to stop.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Liked how dr stout wanted to test upper back not just lower back

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2023

Dr. Stout is very prepared for appointments - has read my previous info and has options for me. She's the definition of professional.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr Miller was amazing..

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr stout is a joy ! Makes things easy and clear

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

Dr stout takes me seriously and takes time to answer questions and not talk down to me

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

DR Sout does a good jpb

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Every appointment with Dr. Alison Stout has been on point. Very pleased !

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Outstanding, highly knowledgeable and effective doctor. Cares, listens and is highly engaged with her patients.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2023


Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

I was very impressed by Dr. Stout. She reviewed my records and spent time talking over my condition. I have never had a back specialist spend time as she did. Orthopedic One has been given me the run around for 5 years,

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr Stout is a very attentive and compassionate doctor

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr Stout is a rockstar. She has turned me from a hobbling mess into the Hulk, almost. I mean I am 52 and not a superhero but I am much stronger and not in pain. Thats a win for the world. Thanks Dr Stout. Your the superhero.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2023

Dr. Stout is an excellent doctor. She is intelligent, knowledgeable of her field, highly skilled, compassionate and she actually takes time to listen to her patients! She has restored my quality of life and I will be forever grateful.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

DR. Stout used the time (WITHOUT THE MRI) very well explaining the procedure.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr. Stout is very informative and personable. I feel confident with her plan for continuing treatment.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr. Stout thoroughly explained everything and listened to what I told her. Her exam seemed equally thorough. I always think the question about how "the provider cared for you as a person" is rather a silly one. I care more about how the provider cared about my back. She did that admirably. The fact that she was kind and had a sense of humor was a bonus.

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