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

Lorain Family Health Center



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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


  • 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

91 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 4.4
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.4

19 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

great doctor, very helpful

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

dr shen was kind and compassionate and listened. she gave me good advice and has referred me to another. if I ever need dr shen again in future I will have no reservations at all to see her!! I was very happy with her.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2019

Dr Chen was very attentive and gave insightful suggestions to implement in my daily activities. Dr. Chen was very thorough in finding a medication that would help me with my chronic pain I have allover my body. I have referred a few friends to her office. I am very happy with Dr. Chen.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

doctor does not care to address my concerns for new pain. doctor is actually discriminating me because I smoke

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

the best doctor , the best bedside manners, recommended very highly

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

#1. *Dr. Shen.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

Dr. Shen is excellent!

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

Dr. Hong Shen covers all options and explains them very well in the decision on how to proceed in the short-term. A very caring doctor !

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

the doctor never introduced self. They made me fast because I was supposed to get anesthesia- didnt get anything. they told me there i wasnt getting anything. Dr never came to see me before or even introduce self in procedure room. No one said anything to me when they wheeled me in, during procedure or when wheeled out. Staff talked about movies they had seen. This was a very very poor experience. I felt like i was a piece on an assembly line. No verbal contact or anything

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

Dr. Shen helps you to help yourself. She offers excellent ideas of how to improve you health which reduces pain. Dr. Shen helps me two years ago when I my arthritis was very painful. Through diet, I have had minimal problems. I just needed a refresher on foods to minimize to prevent/reduce pain. Have seen results by diet changes since my visit.

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

Dr. Shen is a waste of time. she blamed my neck pain on my diet, unhealthy gut bacteria, and anxiety. I have been in many rear end collisions and my neck hurts al the time. I eat clean, do yoga, and meditate. I also mentioned I took a dna test for allergies and have been to an allergist/pulmonologist to also be test. Apparently, these are not valid. she also had an X-ray taken which came back clear. My past doctors, pt, and chiropractors were wrong then. She also asked me what I wanted her to do about it. I told she is the doctor and I am coming for help. I found her incredibly condescending and I think she wrote me off immediately and didn't care. I came at the suggestion of my primary doctor. My choices were to live with it, get shots, or a back implant. Btw, I eat clean and my vegetarianism is not causing my issues. And she speculated on my"crappy" gut bacteria. Don't speculate unless you know that for a fact. I have lived in pain for 20+years, I came for help, and she sighed and acted bored. She didn't listen as I have described everything I have gone through to mange my pain. I left in pain. I went to urgent care yesterday and thank goodness I was given some steroids and muscle relaxers to help. I will never waste my time again. Btw, i can't take otc pain meds because they give me acid reflux. I wouldn't recommend her to my worst enemy. Please find someone else with compassion that listens to your issue. I have been going to the Cleveland Clinic for many years. This is the first time I have dealt with someone so condescending and lacking of empathy.

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

The staff is amazing but Dr. Hong Shen is rude & she doesn't listen to your issues and history.

Reviewed on May 1, 2019

Thank you Doctor Shen - after one injection I am able to at least function again.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

This was my first visit with Dr. Shen. She and her staff were very friendly, kind, & helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

came in with pain and left with pain. did nothing except get money from my insurance company. I've been through all of this before and she couldn't care less. as a pain management doctor she did nothing for my pain.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

The doctor was very receptive to my questions regarding different techniques regarding pain management, and thoroughly answered my questions.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr. Sven listened to the history of my pain, also regarding other health concerns, and explained process for getting relief from the pain. She was very knowledgeable and caring.

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