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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 7/11/2021, 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

165 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
4.4 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.4
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.3

36 Patient Comments

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 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.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

Visit with Dr.Samples was great .

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

Dr. Samples is a huge value to my health. He has helped change my life. He's very educated in the migraine field. It's nice to have a provider who gets it not just a "headache". It's a debilitating health issue that is very real.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

An interactive, educational experience. Dr. Samples listened to my concerns, provided options and treatment plans. Was very patient, thorough and attentive. I am happy that he is my Doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

I absolutely love Dr. Samples! He just "knows" where's the pain is and goes after it! I appreciate his friendliness, too! Good doctor!!!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Fantastic doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Dr Samples was very kind and attentive

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2021

Dr. Samples very informative and simply the BEST

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Love Dr Samples ! He is caring and listens to concerns closely in order to formulate a plan that feels like I have input.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2021

Dr. Samples has been my doctor for years. I always receive excellent care!

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

Dr.Samples has helped change my life! He is very knowledgeable about Migraines which are debilitating for some that want to live a full non restricted life! He has helped me have many more days since becoming a pt of his. He should be recognized for his outstanding services to his pts. I drove over an hour each way to see him. He listens and explains, always answering my questions and speaks to you like a person.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

No delay ever! Usually they are ready looking for the dr & he's either in the room or a second behind. They work well together it appears

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Dr. Samples provides medical care in a very well rounded approach. He shows concern for the total individual, not just the medical condition or the immediate treatment.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Dr. Samples is a compassionate doctor. Even before I could not speak and I was only using paper and pen, He takes his time answering my questions and providing more information about future medication and alternative to medication. He is a doctor who makes you important and has all the time for you. .

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Dr Samples is a FABULOUS doctor. His care and concern are heartfelt. He is extremely accurate in his injections. He is very quick to respond to messages from me on my chart. I couldn't ask for a better doctor. I wish there were more like him

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Dr. Sample is an excellent provider and listens carefully and a very competent and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Dr Samples is an excellent provider.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Would never recommend. Condescending, rude, invasive asking questions that didn't pertain to any diagnosis and exactly the reason I don't see doctors. I won't be returning to this one. The free clinic was not only more professional had better bedside manner, was never disrespectful but they were more thorough and actually seemed to care.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

I could not get the audio to work, I could see the doctor, and he could see me, but we could not hear each other. He ended up just calling me. Dr Samples is great to talk to.

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