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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Electromyography
  • Medical Management Of Spinal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Non-Operative Spine Care
  • Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation Of Neuromuscular And Orthopedic Disorders
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aging Spine
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
View all 19 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - The Ohio State University Hospitals
Physical Medicine & Rehabilita
Columbus, OH USA

Internship - Mount Carmel Health System - East/West
Internal Medicine
Columbus, OH USA

Medical Education - Wright State University School of Medicine
Dayton, OH USA

Undergraduate - Ohio Wesleyan University
Delaware, OH USA


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Specialty Interests

Electromyography, evaluation and management of back and neck pain, management of occupational conditions and illnesses, neck and back disorders, rehabilitation of neuromuscular disorders

Awards & Honors

  • Top Doctors, Cleveland Magazine, 2016, 2017
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/19/2018, Dr. Venesy 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

184 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
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

42 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

she is a very good doctor

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr. Venesy is always helpful and friendly. I strongly feel she cares for my well being and suggests a program to help with my sciatica issues.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

I have recommended Dr. Venesy to friends and family

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

An excellent doctor, very clear, professional, and understanding.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Very pleased with Dr Venesy. I'm a new patient and felt most comfortable.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Dr Vensey listened carefully as I described my worsening symptoms. she helped be devise a plan. I appreciated her attempt to help me with scheduling with Dr Goya even if I was unable to schedule before my return flight

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

doctor was very informant and very caring and understanding. very patient and explained everything completely. Would definitely recommend to all

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

We come all the way from Nevada for Dr. Venesey's excellent care, superb listening skills and understanding of my issues, and excellent, expert advice, which has continued to be extremely helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

experience was great. Dr. Venesey took much time looking at all my films, explaining everything she saw. she was very kind.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2019

Dr. Venesey was very sweet and well-informed. would recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

She is very thorough, helpful, caring and makes you feel that your not alone in your worries! She is one of a very few Doctors anymore that treats you like a person and not just a number for the paycheck!!

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

Dr. Venesy was very thorough in explaining and demonstrating the origins of my back pain. She was very patient as I had a hard time at first understanding how the spine works.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

Dr V is easily one of the nicest and most responsive doctors I have seen.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2019

Dr. Venesey is top of the physician and gives top notch care.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

after years of chronic back pain Dr V was the only one to ever help me with relief. it took one visit to get a plan that worked. a trip downtown a few years ago to spine center gave zero results. wish I would have found her years ago!she is very positive and cheerful and remembers reason and information from previous visit. makes you feel you matter and includes you in decisions of care. I couldn't have been happier with results or find a better doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019

very nice doctor understood my issues and was decisive about course of treatment

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

Dr Venesy was outstanding! She looked at my overall health not just what I came to talk about. She expedited my next appointment. She reviewed my previous testing. Wish I could see her for all my health issues.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

I already have told several people about what a great doctor she is and how much she listens to your problems!

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

Dr. Deborah Venesy was outstanding: kind, polite, didn't rush and run, good listener and great at answering any concerns about pain from my recent fall!

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

Highly recommend Dr. Vennesey

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

Dr. Venesy is a breath of fresh air. she knew what Iwas talking about and gave me tests to assess my concerns. We are going to try physical therapy. I feel like there's hope.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

dr. Venesy listened very carefully and provided clear treatment plan. very much appreciated her skills.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019

Dr. Venesy was very polite and listened to what I had to say regarding my medical issues. She was thorough and clearly explained what steps needed to be taken to treat me. I did not feel rushed. Dr. Venesy was very compassionate and understanding. I am very confident in my medical care with her.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2019

It was my first visit with Dr Venesy. She was wonderful. She spent time with me & answered my questions & explained things. She gave me options for my care. I would go back to her for any new or continuing issues & have already recommended her to others.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2019

dr. venesy is a great doctor she is always very kind and takes plenty of time with me I am happy that she is my Doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2019

I was very impressed with Dr Venesy. very knowledgeable and took time to understand my situation. she provided good guidance on my care plan.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2018

Wonderful Provider; highly skilled and knowledgeable, friendly demeanor and excellent manner. A highly recommended physician.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2018

Dr. Venesy was very clear explaining the issue I was having, the medication she was prescribing, and included me in treatment options.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018

Dr. Venesy was a very caring doctor, who took every measure to understand my medical issues. I felt she was extremely knowledgable, had excellent advise to give me. She took her time, and made every effort to listen to me and my concerns. I feel comfortable moving forward, taking the advise she has given me, that will help me resolve my health condition.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

Dr. Venesy is an excellent physician. Communication, respect, professionalism, knowledge and a very caring physician. I will always refer her and go to her regarding my health.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

Dr. Venesy is an excellent provider.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2018

Dr. Venesy was wonderful , very open to talk and discuss my issue. Don't normally have medical concerns and had a lot of pain, she was helpful in getting the test I needed . Wonderful bedside manner , showed care & concern, much appreciated!

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2018

The doctor was very helpful and thorough in determining the best course of action.

Reviewed on Sep 5, 2018

Excellent care was provided by this doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2018

I have been treated by 56 doctors since I was hurt in 2008. There has not been a better Doctor involved in my care than Dr. Vennesy. She was kind, patient, informative. listened to my concerns and despite this being our first treatment appointment together, she came up with a plan of action that I was very happy with. I can't recommend Dr. Vennesy highly enough.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2018

this Dr listened and directed me in the right direction for help with my pain I. neck

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

The doctor is just fantastic and so kind....

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018

Dr. Venesy is a very good care provider with genuine concern, excellent patient care, and easy to communicate with.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

This was my first visit to Dr Venesy and I found her to be an excellent listener. She asked pertinent questions that helped me to explain my medical situation. She is the first Dr who has been able to identify the condition in my feet and upper legs. I now know this problem is connected to my lower back and spine problems. it was a relief to find such a good doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

Visit was excellent, doctor very capable, friendly and took time to explain things to me.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2018

I had to wait an hour to see the doctor. I was not very happy about that. I drove from Ashtabula.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

This comment is "overall" satisfaction: Everything about this experience from start to finish was exceptional. I'm very happy to have found Dr. Venesy and I feel I've benefited tremendously under her care. Really totally satisfied. And how often does THAT happen? Thanks

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