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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


  • 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

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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 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

156 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

Best doctor I have.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2021

I love the compassion that Dr. Sample gave me. He is great......

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

I really appreciate Dr Samples and the care he has shown me in taking care of my problems.

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

Dr Samples is extremely knowledgeable and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

Dr Samples is amazing.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

I found this visit quite puzzling. At some points, I felt the doctor was taking the time to get to know me personally, which I appreciate and believe leads to excellent medical care. At other points during the visit, I felt he was rushing the process and undermining my pain/difficulties.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr. Samples made the entire process much less stressful by taking the time to thoroughly explain each step.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

I highly recommend Dr. Samples!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

as always a great experience, Dr.Samples is amazing and takes the time to make sure all my questions and concerns are addressed before I leave.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Excellent physician!

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Doctor Samples was very helpful and funny

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

post spine surgery in Toledo, CC, Dr. Samples is treating me for unrelenting headaches that are not migraines. I certainly hope he can solve this problem. He's doing everything possible to help; however, the problem still persists.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2021

dr samples listens carefully, responds thoughtfully. he is a gifted healer.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

Dr. Samples should not interact with patients, especially female patients. He's arrogant and does not listen. He even confused me with another patient when discussing my "drug history."

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

would not recommend anyone to the dr i seen

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

the provider didn't ask me what meds I was on. was very disappointed with the appt and the care from the provider. felt like the provider came to a conclusion about my issue before seeing me. the provider seemed to get very upset at the end of the appointment and just walked out. I didn't even know if I was supposed to wait for the nurse or if I was free to leave.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

I would try another doctor at the headache clinic but I will not go back to the dr I saw last week.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

I could not ask for a more knowledgeable or caring Doctor. He answered all my and explaining my condition and his recommend treatments. He in involved my wife fully as he sought history and made his treatment plan.

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

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 29, 2020

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

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.

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