Department Center for Neuro-Restoration
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

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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 10/17/2016, 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.

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* 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

133 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
4.5 out of 5
Explains 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

26 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

Dr. Samples was wonderful as always, very kind, and thorough.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Dr. Samples was very professional saw to my needs and was very helpful as usual.

Reviewed on May 12, 2020

Dr Samples is the only neurologist to make a difference with my migraines

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2020

Dr. Sample's answered all my questions and addressed my concerns with taking maxalt while having a diagnosis of essential hypertension. I would recommend him to everyone. He is very personable and he listens to his patients.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

I love Dr. Sample, I was so happy to have him back

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

I was so grateful to see Dr. Samples as I was having intractable migraines. Everyone was so helpful.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

Dr. Samples is an amazing doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

I was very impressed with Dr. Samples.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

I have an appointment with Dr. Bamford so we will see if it's different in regards to finding out what the cause to my migraines are

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

excellent dr samples all questions were answered

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

excellent appt. Dr. Samples took his time to listen, and made sure I received great care

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr. Sampler was very friendly and very thorough. He reviewed my headache history with me. did a complete neuro exam, talked with me about what new meds were available, and explained why the pills he prescribed for me were the best option. We even had time to have a friendly chat before the visit ended!

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Dr. Samples was blunt and to the point with his opinion as to what should be the next steps. I am a nurse and appreciated his forthrightness.

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2019

Dr. Samples is one of the most thorough Doctors who has ever cared for me.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

was very please with Dr. Samples

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

I felt the provider didn't take the time to even know my conditioner. I printed out 3 1/2 months when I get headaches. He didn't even want to look at it. I was in there a total of 20-25 mins and didn't feel like I got anywhere. Very discouraged.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

excellent experience. Doctor got straight to the problem at hand and provided a clear course of action thar seems to be workin g wellso far.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

Dr. Samples is amazing. His knowledge, understanding and compassion is impeccable.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Dr. Samples was very thorough and took plenty of time to address all of my concerns, and was very excellent in helping me understand my diagnosis.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Dr. Samples clearly cares about his patients, and wants them to understand their diagnosis.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

Dr Samples is very kind and helpful He's the reason I came back from. Columbus for treatment to him

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

one of the most thorough doctors I've seen in year

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

Dr. Samples was very personable and did an excellent job explaining the causes and possible treatments for my condition in a way that was easy to understand.

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2019

Excellent experience with Dr. Samples! So happy I was able to find him when relocating to Cleveland from California!

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

I have already recommended Dr Samples to others

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

Dr. Samples earned the nickname of Dr. God. He has a poor bedside manner!

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