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Department Pain Management
Primary Location Marymount Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English, French
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Epidural Injections
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Facet Joint Blocks
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Comprehensive Pain Management
  • Diagnostic Epidural Differential Blocks
  • Discograms
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Facet Median Nerve Branch Block
  • Implantable Intrathecal Drug Delivery Systems
  • Implantable Spinal Cord Stimulaters Therapy
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Intradiscal Intervention (idet, Biacculoplasty)
  • Intradiscal Procedure For Pain Relief
  • Intrathecal Baclofen Pump
  • Joint Injections
  • Management of Back and Neck Pain
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Occipital Nerve Stimulation
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medicine
  • Peripheral Nerve Blocks
  • Placement Of Cervical And Lumbar Tunneled Epidural Catheters
  • Selective Nerve Root Injection
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Splanchenic Nerve Block
  • Sympathetic Nerve Blocks
View all 27 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Angina
  • Arachnoiditis
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Fatigue
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Coccydynia
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Headaches
  • Herniated Disc
  • Interstitial Cystitis | Pelvic Pain
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Neuropathy
  • Neuropathy - Diabetic
  • Occipital Headache
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pain
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sciatica
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Spasticity
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spine Pain
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
  • Vertebral Compression Fracture
View all 35 Specialties +
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Biography

About Samuel Samuel, MD

Samuel W. Samuel, MD, is Director of the Pain Management clinics at Marymount Hospital,and Marymount South. Dr. Samuel is board-certified in anesthesiology and pain management.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2005

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pain Management
Cleveland, OH USA
2005

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Anesthesiology
Cleveland, OH USA
2004

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2001

Internship - Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
Transitional
Cairo, Egypt
1997

Medical Education - Ain Shams University Faculty of Medicine
Cairo, Egypt
1995

Undergraduate - University of London
London,
1989

Professional Highlights

  • Board-certified in anesthesiology
  • Board-certified in pain management

Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine

Specialty Interests

Abdominal Pain, back, back neuropathic, Back Pain, back/neck pain, cancer pain, CRP, complex regional pain syndrome, evaluation of back and neck pain, interventional pain management, interventional pain management for back and neck pain, Low Back Pain, management of chronic pain, Neck Pain, pain, pain management, pain management including spine, spinal cord stimulation, spine, spine pain

Memberships

  • American Society of Anesthesiologists
  • American Society of Regional Anesthesia¬†
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/11/2021, Dr. Samuel 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

218 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

38 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

I saw Dr. Samuel and I was very impressed with him. He listen, gave me his opinion and we set up another appointment to go over findings

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

I was in great pain. It would have been wonderful if I could have gotten in when the pain was so bad. However I had to wait weeks for availability to be seen. This is a general problem with all Cleveland clinic appointments. Not aimed at dr Samual. Also the Wait time on hold when I call the clinic for anything is way too long.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

I was in a deep pain a lot of pain my primary healthcare asked me to make an appointment with a pain management doctor to make an appointment took me a whole month Before seeing a doctor I manage my pain that whole month before doctor meeting the doctor that was a long wait if the wait can be reduced that will be great

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Very nice experience. Doctor Samual very nice and concerned for me.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Dr. Samuel was great; however, the fellow or intern that was with Dr. Samuel was extremely disrespectful. She did not allow me to complete my sentences when explaining my symptoms and medical history. She actually tried completing my sentences for me and her interpretations of what I was trying to say were incorrect. I felt very unheard and invalidated.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

I was seen initially by the fellow, Dr. Christina Shin. She was OUTSTANDING. Very comprehensive questioning of the history of the source of my problem and range of symptoms. Extensive real-time reference to imaging and very clear explanations of the injury mechanism and course of treatment. Very bright but clear spoken.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Was very happy with the interaction with Dr. Samuel.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Great Doctor and staff.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2021

Best Doctor ever. He sees what others don't think about. Goes above and beyond to help his patients.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2021

Dr Samual is a 10 out of 10

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2021

Excellent dr & assistant

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2021

Great experience. Great doctor and staff

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

everything other than the doctor was good.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Dr. Samuels did the appointment. no problems.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

One thing that threw me was one of the first things Dr. Samuels asked me was 'have you found a diagnosis yet?' What?!? I thought that's why I've been working with Cleveland Clinic?? I mentioned that I plan to go to a rheumatologist because 'Fibromyalgia' was mentioned to me, to which Dr. Samuels rolled his eyes. So I'm supposed to find my own diagnosis somehow, but making that attempt leads to eye rolls from my provider??

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

I like Dr Samuel... I'm confident in him and he was recommended my my previous doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

I feel very confident with Dr Samuel's treatment! He was recommended to me by my previous doctor who spoke very highly of him! She was right!

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

This was my first visit with Dr. Samuel. Although the results from my MRI were very serious Dr. Samuel put me at ease by explaining my condition and recommended an appointment with Dr. Unwall. Dr. Samuel was very kind and I appreciated that because I am very concerned about the surgery I am facing.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

Dr Samuel has very little empathy. I have NEVER, in the 30 years of having RSD asked for a little time off work, and he said he wasn't able to do that. I didn't feel like he understood the pain I was in. I am hardly ever at a level 6, he never even addressed my pain level. My nerve had just been shocked by the Medtronic person and he expected me to respond to his testing. I really am unsure about what to do, I feel as though I went back 30 years and have to explain my disease. Maybe he was very busy that day, but I also really needed help.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

the staff overall were fine. I just thought the dr could have been a bit more empathic.

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Dr. Samuel was very informative, nice and caring. I went to him from a recommendation of my physical therapist because I was not happy with Dr. DeMicco. Dr. DiMicco was quite dismissive and didn't seem to care at all that I was in extreme pain. Dr. Samuel took a lot of time to listen and to review my MRI with me. It was much different than the experience I had with Dr. DiMicco. I look forward to my follow up appointment.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

the doctor is a good listener and explained the procedure well

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

Cleveland Clinic doesn't make things easy for patients doctor's office very good though

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2021

I have educated myself regarding all my medical issues and I go in with an open mind. I am NOT a doctor however I do a lot of research and they respect that.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Dr Samuel is a very kind and knowledgeable doctor I would recommend to anyone

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

I would rather discuss all these things with the Dr.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

Dr Samuel is the best doctor CCF has on staff.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Dr. Samuel is very kind, listens to me and genuinely has helped me a great deal!

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Dr. Samuel encourages and supports questions and will address any nervousness or worries.He is commendable Doctor, I have had the privilege of experiencing for over 13 years.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Dr Samuel is a very caring physician. I would recommend him without reservation

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr. Samuel is a good doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

had unexpected appointment before scheduled one since doctor was free & couldn't connect to video visit because it said can't connect on a date earlier than scheduled but we still did appointment via phone #.

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2021

Dr. Samuels is an outstanding physician. listens intently. Remembers previous medical issues.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Doctor Samuel did a great job. He discussed with me my diagnosis and treatment option in details. I would recommend him to my friends.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

great personnel in office and dr Samuel is a very attentive dr. cares for his patient

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Dr. Samuel is a wonderful doctor. He's very caring, kind, and so considerate and skilled at his profession.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2020

Dr. Samuel is the best Dr. I have ever had. He is caring, kind and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr. Samuel is a fantastic physician. Extremely caring and knowledgeable.

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