Treatment & Services
- Autonomic Nervous System Testing
- Autonomic Reflex Test
- Inflammatory/Autoimmune Neuropathy
- Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
- Nerve Pathology
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
- Autoimmune/Inflammatory Polyneuropathy
- Autonomic Nervous System Disorders
- Charcot-Marie-Tooth Disease (CMT)
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyneuropathy
- Chronic Inflammatory Demyelinating Polyradiculoneuropathy (cidp)
- Demyelinating Neuropathies
- Fabry's Disease
- Guillain-Barre Syndrome
- Inclusion Body Myositis (IBM)
- Inherited Neuropathies
- Lambert-eaton Myasthenic Syndrome
- Muscular Dystrophy
- Neuromuscular Disease
- Neuropathy - Diabetic
- Pompe's Disease
- Stiff-Person Syndrome
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Fellowship - Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
Peripheral nerve-Neuromuscular Diseases
Rochester, MN USA
Residency - Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
Rochester, MN USA
Internship - Mayo Graduate School of Medicine
Rochester, MN USA
Medical Education - University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY USA
Undergraduate - Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY USA
- Neurology - Clinical Neurophysiology
- Clinical Neurophysiology - Neuromuscular Medicine
Electromyography and nerve conduction studies, inherited and demyelinating neuropathies, myasthenia gravis, nerve pathology, neuromuscular diseases, autonomic disorders, autonomic nervous system diseases and testing
Research & Publications
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100 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
27 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020
My interaction and conversation with Dr. Polston was fantastic! He listened, asked questions, and provided insights. It was exactly why I wanted to come to the CC for care of my hATTR.
Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020
Dr.Polston took a lot of time to explain everything. He truly is a caring physician. it was a pleasure seeing him.
Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020
all very smooth process Dr took a good amount of time for exam and explanation.
Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020
Dr. Polston failed to put an order in for a test which made it difficult to schedule and I had to call 3 times and I was told all 3 times someone would return my call to schedule me.
Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020
Absolutely fantastic! I had seen 4 other specialists that had no idea what was wrong with me and I didn't plan on leaving Cleveland Clinic until I had an answer and Dr. Polston had an answer for me right away! after 4 specialists and 6 months, Dr Polston was a breath of fresh air!
Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020
I live almost 4 hours away and I tried to get to see both my doctors on the same day or back to back days and I could not.
Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020
Dr. Polston was completely unhurried, answered all our questions, and explained his recommendations in precise understandable language during our appointment.
Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019
I like Dr. Polston very much. He is clear about what he is asking and very good at addressing concerns I may have.
Reviewed on Nov 15, 2019
DR.POLSTON IS VERY HELPFUL AND ANSWERS ALL OUR QUESTIONS!
Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019
Dr. Polston took a detailed patient history and did not rush through the interview process.
Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019
Above and beyond great care from Dr. Polston.
Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019
Dr. Polston made certain he heard my concerns, which I felt had not fully been addressed by other care providers prior to seeing him. Hearing him say, "I hear you" was extremely reassuring.
Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019
I love Dr. Polston He is a very methodical, caring doctor!!
Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019
Dr Polsten is an amazing Dr. His bedside manor is great. He listens and he takes my concerns to heart. He is very knowledgeable about my disease. I don't know if I could find a better dr unless he had a magic wand. What Dr Ginsburg his understudy that moved on to Akron Childrens hospital did for me is amazing.
Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019
the dr treated me with full respect, answered all my questions
Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019
Excellent and caring physician
Reviewed on Jun 13, 2019
Dr. Polston is empathic, professional and does an excellent job of explaining medical information.
Reviewed on Jun 6, 2019
This was the very first time that I met Dr. Polston and I loved him! He is a wonderful doctor! Very caring, very attentive, very patient. He takes his time with you, he reassures you and makes you feel like you can ask any questions that you need to and he will answer them very kindly even if you ask them more than once. I would see him again if needed and would positively recommend him to anyone in need of his services.
Reviewed on May 30, 2019
Dr. Polston was FANTASTIC! very thorough, very personable, very professional, and so obviously good at what he does. I would not hesitate to recommend him, and I'm looking forward to his overseeing and helping me manage my illness.
Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019
Dr. Polston is amazing! I drive all the way from Xenia to see him because he is such a wonderful doctor. I am very thankful for his care and expertise.
Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019
I waited over an hour but I'm sure that was because Dr. Polston had to to spend additional time with previous patients. My wait-time indicates Dr. Polston is dedicated to the care of his patients in the most complicated of all professions.
Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019
Dr Polston didn't show up in mychart as one of the drs i could contact so i went thru my primary who said they would forward yo his office but that didn't happen. Instead i called his nurse who was wonderful and was seen immediately. great Dr and resident, as usual spent as much time as needed. Thx Dr!
Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019
Dr Polston and the resident were wonderful and i appreciated their attention to detail and care in receiving.
Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019
Dr Polston is very thorough, explains well on my treatment, is courteous, and answers all my questions I think he is great I am so glad that is is my doctor.all of the staff are courteous, respectful and pleasant.
Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019
HAD A EMERGENCY PROBLEM DR POLSTON MADE TIME FROM HIS BUSY SCHEDULE TO SEE ME AND AFTER A THROUGH EXAM ASSURED ME THAT I WAS NOT HAVING A STROKE . HE ALSO TOLD ME TO CALL IF I HAD ANY PROBLEMS OR CONCERNS AND HE WOULD MAKE TIME TO SEE ME AGAIN
Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019
DR POLSTON TOOK CARE OF ME ,HE WAS VERY KIND TO ME LISTENED TO MY CONCERNS AND FEARS .HE WAS VERY KIND AND PATIENT TO ME
Reviewed on Feb 8, 2019
Dr. Polston is an excellent doctor. He is my favorite doctor! He genuinely cares and we work together to find solutions.
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