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

Hillcrest Hospital

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

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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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 8/29/2020, 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

128 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

19 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

Dr Samples has a wonderful wealth of experience and compassion

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

A Great great great doctor!!!

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Dr Stephen Samples is an excellent doctor. I would recommend him to anyone.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Dr. Samples is an amazing doctor. He always listens to me & shows great concern.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

Excellent experience. Dr.Samples injections provided me with the best results I have had so far and he is so nice and easy to talk to. He takes his time and shows an interest in me as his patient.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

He is a wonderful caregiver who embodies the CCF values. He is a very good listener, very personable and approachable, I felt like I was being not only listened to but heard. He is very knowledgeable, experienced, and incorporates evidence based practice and his own personal experiences into his own personal practice. I've had issues with doctors in the past, but he individualized my care to treat me as a person which I highly appreciate and value in my care team. I wish more doctors were like him. I'd highly recommend him to anyone else that needs this type of specialty.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Dr. Samples is an amazing doctor who is very kind and knowledgeable. Always listens to me and offers me best of care

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

I was extremely happy with Dr. Samples. He was the end of the road and I was ecstatic when he said he COULD help meQ. Praise the Lord!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Dr. Samples is extremely knowledgeable, caring, and easy to talk to. Excellent health care provider. It was a great experience for my first visit with him.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Dr. Samples is very respectful & treats me as a patient extremely well. He spends quality time with me and explains treatment for my headaches in a language I can understand, unlike some providers.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

The doctor contacted me early due to him running ahead of schedule, so instead of a video visit it was just a phone visit. Although he appeared to be knowledgeable, I just felt as if the appointment was very rushed.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

very happy with Dr Samples. Glad he's back

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!

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