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Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Solon Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations
Solon Family Health Center
Primary Location

Solon Family Health Center

Appointment:
216.636.5860
Desk:
440.519.6800
Fax:
216.445.9679
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 +
Insurance

Insurance

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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1999

Education & Fellowships

Residency - The Ohio State University Hospitals
Physical Medicine & Rehabilita
Columbus, OH USA
1990

Internship - Mount Carmel Health System - East/West
Internal Medicine
Columbus, OH USA
1987

Medical Education - Wright State University School of Medicine
MD
Dayton, OH USA
1986

Undergraduate - Ohio Wesleyan University
B.A.
Delaware, OH USA
1982

Certifications

  • 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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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 8/1/2021, 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

190 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Dr couldn't make final recommendation w/o MRI results but did offer her preliminary opinion then followed up with next step after MRI, although didn't really explain MRI finding in lay terms. Will have to wait for Oct appointment with surgeon for that.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Dr. Venesy is very thorough, very patient oriented, explains options in a clearly way.

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

First visit with Dr. Venesy and I liked her a lot. I trust her judgment on what's best for me going forward.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Dr.Venesy is always so professional, friendly, and encouraging.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2021

Dr. Venesey is a patient listener, answers all questions, and offers competent counsel.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Dr Venesy is a treasure and has changed my life with her care of my spinal injury and chronic pain.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Dr. Venesy is very nice; asked if I had any questionswas not in a rush to get me out of her office.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Dr. Venesy was aware of my lumbar and thoracic fractures and had reviewed the CT scan and report. She carefully performed a physical exam and was able to describe the nature of my condition, the resulting pain etc so the I could easily follow. Her advice was to pursue a course of physical therapy, particularly using the McKinsey Method, which i am now following through with. Dr. Venesy was sensitive to my description of the problems and communicated her concern in a kind manner. I would highly recommend her to others with complex back and spine issues!

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr. Venesy is a wonderful physician- professional, caring and intelligent.

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Doctor was very good- concerned, professional, helpful. I was very happy with her and what she said.

Reviewed on May 26, 2021

Dr. Venesy was fully present to me during my visit. She is an excellent listener, and the computer did not feel as if was the most important thing during the visit. She has a gentle, caring manner with strong eye contact which let me know she really cared. She is able to communicate what is most important for a patient to know. I would not hesitate to recommend this doctor to anyone!

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Dr Venesy took time to explained my results and was able to show me my x-rays and interpret them for me relieving my fears. she very through and knowledgeable. I am so happy to have a physician that was willing to listen to my problem and have a solution. wonderful physician!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Dr. Venesey is a compassionate listener and informed caregiver. Highly rated!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2021

Dr. Venesy was helpful in reviewing my condition.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

There is none better than Dr. V

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Dr. Venesy has been very helpful in navigating the paperwork maze Irequired to obtain approval for moving forward with my particular issue. She listens carefully, pays attention and then moves forward with realistic recommendations. It is very easy to work with her.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

As I said, Dr. Venesy is an extraordinary physician who cares about the patient and is very competent in her field of knowledge

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

It is not always easy to get access to my doctor at the clinic. There are a lot of "gatekeepers" who seem more interested in "protecting" the doctor than helping me get access to him or her.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Dr. Venesey lived up to other high ratings she has deservedly received. She was great!

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

You listed 3 people who cared for me and I would have different reactions to each, so this is not helpful. I responded as to Dr Venesy's excellent care.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2021

dr Vanessa was great. nice to have aDr. look you in the eye an have a conversation... doc was great. nothing but good feedback

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

So refreshing to meet greet and interact with extremely competent and caring professional medical doctors! I am grateful!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

the dr. was friendly. She was attentive to my issues and pain. She was professional and included me in discussing my issue and the plan for finding the cause. I felt very good about our face to face meeting.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

*Dr. Venesy is a caring, approachable expert in the spine.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

I was concerned that the doctor was 30 minutes late to the call. I think a notification would help.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

I have told others about the wonderful and professional care I received. very impressed with Dr. Venesy!

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Dr. Venesy is a wonderful doctor. She is very bright and knowledgeable about spine diseases. She treats her patients in a warm, concerned, respectful way yet always lifts everyone's spirits with her smile and upbeat personality. Dr. Venesy helped decrease my pain and when other doctors had not. I am grateful to have a doctor who is as excellent as Dr. Venesy!

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

First visit and experience with doctor. She made me feel at ease and was very knowledgeable about my problem. She suggested what treatment would be best for me and took the time to explain what lies ahead. A wonderful doctor who I would recommend for back and neck problems.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Dr. Vennesy was very professional, articulate, and approachable.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

Between my husband and I, we have scheduled probably 5 video appointments, and this was the only one that finally worked. The other appointments were not able to complete the process. In every case, we were able to talk with either the doctor or another professional at some point. Everyone was professional and polite and helpful.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

no issues with getting appointment with Dr. Vennesy

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

dr Vennesy reminds me of doctors from years gone by. very personable and professional!

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

I was in pain,but had to wait one week for appt.But the Dr.was great

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Dr Venesy is amazing you can tell she cares about her patients she is the third doctor I seen since my accdent I believe now she set me on the right path

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

Dr. Vensey was very thorough and easy to understand.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

Very nice Doctor

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Dr. Venesy listens instead of lecturing. She is reassuring and encouraging to a patient like myself who struggles with anxiety.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

I don't enjoy driving the Interstate in rush hour to get to the Solon Family Center, but Dr. Venesy is worth it.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

The doctor was excellent. That is the reason I looked her up and requested an appointment.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Dr. Venesy went a step above and beyond and arranged for me to get my flu shot.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

scheduled when I was leaving appointment with bone dr. very easy and scheduled asap.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

Dr Venesy was wonderful. explained everything and let me know what comes next

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Dr. Vanesy is very professional and takes time to listen.

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