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Department Center for Neuro-Restoration
Primary Location Hillcrest Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Acute Care Neurology
  • General Neurology
View all 2 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Headaches
  • Tension Headaches
View all 2 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Headache Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Stroke & Vascular Neurology
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - University of Texas Medical School at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX USA

Undergraduate - Trinity University
San Antonio, TX USA


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology

Specialty Interests

acute care neurology (hospitalist), General Neurology, headache, general neurology

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Stephen Samples, MD.

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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 10/3/2022, Dr. Samples 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

57 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
4.3 out of 5
Explains 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.3
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.1

32 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2023

Dr Samples is wonderful. Listened to and responded to all of my concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2023

My original appointment was cancelled; however, the office and Dr. Samples were very accommodating to my schedule and needs. Everyone I've worked with are great patient advocates and are good listeners.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2023

Dr Samples is amazing. He listens and doesn't rush through the appointment. He has excellent "bedside manner" so to speak, and he remembers all my medical information so my appointments are like conversations, not rushed or impersonal. 10/10

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Always a good experience when I see Dr. Samples.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Always have a good experience with Dr. Samples and the office staff.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

Dr Samples is a good listener and respects his patients. Have had only good experiences with him.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2022

Dr. Samples treats me like a person. Not just a patient in pain. He listens to me and explains things in a way I can understand. I have no plans to switch from his care.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2022

My doctor have always made sure I understood what my visit was for and what I need to do to fix my problem

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2022

Dr Samples has been incredible. He is very attentive to my medical concern which includes communications with my nephrologist. His time and attention is so appreciated and surpasses many others.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

I don't feel as if Dr. Samples cares anything about my health nor my concerns.. He's only prescribing medications to me but nothing else and it's very sad.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2022

Dr . Samples is great! I drive an hr each way to make my appointments

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2022

The evaluation wrnt very well. People like Him are why I want to work in the health care field one day, to give quality and concerned care to the community. I really felt heard and all my concerns were addressed.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Dr. Samples provided very thorough care. He is a doctor that really cares about his patients and goes all out to help them. He treats his patients with dignity, respect, and compassion. His sense of humor puts you at ease. Would highly recommend him. Thank you for the excellent care.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr. Stephen Samples and staff are wonderful!

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2022

I love and respect Dr. Samples. He is an awesome person and doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

I think Dr. Samples is TOP NOTCH! He is very professional, but friendly as well. I'd HIGHLY recommend him to anybody that needed botox. We drive 488 miles once every 3 months for the past year or so and he's so worth it. I'm so fortunate that I found him.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2022

If there was a ten score I would select it! Dr. Samples is awesome! I'm excited to hear someone confident about a diagnosis and treatment. He ltook the time to look an MRI from last year and looked in particularly at a place in my brain and saw something that can cause the problems I've been having 2.5 years! I'm so grateful to him.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

Dr samples is fantastic !

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2022

As usual Dr. Samples was very understanding of my concerns & explained my care in terms I could easily understand.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Dr Samples is always prepared for our appointments. He has obviously read my pre-appointment questionnaire and always drills Into appropriate questions derived from that questionnaire. He Is also kind and thoughtful.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Excellent doctor and understood my issue right away.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2022

Dr. Samples spends an adequate amount of time with me, which I really appreciate. He listens. His skill with the injections has been very effective.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

Dr .Samples is outstanding! He is very professional. His team of staff are also.

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

My answers pertain to Dr. Stephen Samples only

Reviewed on May 6, 2022

Excellent Doctor..I live in Conneaut..well worth my drive to have a Doctor who took the time to listen and understood my personal condition

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Dr Samples was incredibly knowledgeable and was able to explain my condition to me in a way for me to understand that no other provider was able to do before my visit. He was great!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

Dr seemed hurried and not overly interested in listening to current worries about health issues. In general was nice enough, just seemed like he was anxious to get through with the 'visit'.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

Dr. Samples is wonderful as a physician! He listens intently and asks thoughtful questions to understand the issues.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2022

Dr. Samples was very caring and professonal and helped me immensely.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2022

This was my first visit with Dr. Samuels. IHe made me feel very relaxed and explained all possibilities. It was a very good visit.

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2022

He was very rude and refused to answer any questions that went against his diagnosis. He walked in with a diagnosis but refused to answer questions about why that and not another finding that was on MULTIPLE scans.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

I had an excellent experience. The staff was very prompt, very attentive, and respectful. Dr Samples listened tentatively and his responses were thorough. He explained what I could expect and made sure I understood.

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