Department Pain Management
Primary Location Lorain Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Chinese, English
Surgeon No


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About Hong Shen, MD

Hong Shen, MD specializes in integrative holistic chronic pain management. She was trained in Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation, and Acupuncture. She blends her training in traditional medicine with a holistic approach to boost your body's natural self-repair process.

Dr. Shen is interested in treating overall health and well-being through diet, nutrition, exercise, stress reduction and life style changes by empowering patients to take active roles in their own health. During your initial consultation Dr. Shen will spend time providing a comprehensive evaluation, she will look at the interactions that take place in your daily lifestyle including your work environment, diet and stress. She will then design a custom health plan that addresses all of your needs.

She believes that Integrative Pain Medicine provides a balanced approach by using a bio-psycho-social model to treat complex chronic pain issues. Alleviating chronic pain in patients involves more than just prescribing medications or giving steroid injections. A holistic approach that draws from various healing modalities to provide effective tools for pain management can be profoundly empowering. It can support a person’s transition from being controlled by chronic pain to living an active and fulfilling life despite experiencing pain. A critical aspect of integrative chronic pain management is to empower the patient to become the director of their own healing journey. This is done through education, lifestyle interventions and various therapeutic tools that a person can incorporate into their day to day life. If patients will benefit from any specific injection, she can refer her/him to appropriate pain management practitioner. She can also perform office procedure such as acupuncture, trigger point injection, peripheral nerve blocker, joint or bursar injection.

Dr. Shen earned her medical degree from Suzhou Medical College in Suzhou, China. She completed an internal medicine residency at Hangzhou Red Cross Hospital in Hangzhou, China, an internal medicine residency at Summa Health System in Akron, Ohio, and a physical medicine and rehabilitation residency at MetroHealth Medical Center through Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio.

She is board certified in physical medicine and rehabilitation, as well as pain management. She is a member of the American Academy of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation, the American Academy of Pain Management, the American Academy of Medical Acupuncture and the Institute for Functional Medicine. Dr. Shen is also trained in acupuncture.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - MetroHealth Medical Center
Physical Medicine/Rehabilitati
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Summa Health System
Internal Medicine
Akron, OH USA

Graduate School - Cuyahoga Community College
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Suzhou Medical College
MD Medical School
Suzhou, China

Additional Training

  • HELMS medical acupuncture training for physicians
  • Zhu's scalp acupuncture course
  • Chinese scalp acupuncture course
  • Institute of Functional Medicine


  • Pain Medicine
  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Specialty Interests

acupuncture, back, Back Pain, back/neck pain, evaluation of back and neck pain, interventional pain management, interventional pain management for back and neck pain, Low Back Pain, management of chronic pain, Low Back Pain, Neck Pain, neuropathic, neuropathic pain, nonsurgical orthopedics, pain, pain management, pain management including spine, rehabilitation, spine, spine pain

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/13/2020, Dr. Shen 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

51 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 4.5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

8 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Dr Patel is a wonderful physician who has helped me tremendously.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

*HONG SHEN MD is super good and nice.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Good Doctor, very nice and polite. Takes time to talk to you. If only my medical records didn't have incorrect info on them, she would have been able to help me.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Some dense person put on my records: "History of drug abuse." So I have no say about my treatment, and often I am treated like a junky off the streets instead of a person. Every single Dr. I go to asks me about the note, I could have my arm chopped off and be refused pain medication because of that rediculously vague note.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

Two years I have suffered horribly and I am no better than when this all started. I go to my primary doctor, he sends me to a specialist, the specialist talks to me five minutes, views the notes on my account, then sends me away with no relief at all. I just don't want to go to any Cleveland Clinic doctors, so I went to Mercy - and the records somehow make it over their. I just want to be completely done with Cleveland Clinic - I want my records frozen.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

The best part of the visit is Dr Hong Shen.cannot give enough accolades to this doctor.just wish she had more openings available.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

I have been with this provider for many years with a slight disruption for a couple of years. Dr. Shen remembers things that we talked about from the very beginning even though I was away because of a move for several years.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Dr. Shen & her staff were friendly & professional. They listened,ordered test,and made a plan all within 3 days. Dr. Is easy to access. I was very impressed & very satisfied with her service. I will definitely keep working with this Dr.

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