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 School - University of Louisville School of Medicine
Louisville, KY USA
Undergraduate - Western Kentucky University
Bowling Green, KY USA
- Neurology - Clinical Neurophysiology
- Neurology - Neuromuscular Medicine
- 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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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 8/2/2018, Dr. Polston has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.
Donation of Financial Interest. Dr. Polston has consulted for, received compensation for serving as a fiduciary from, or received royalties from the following companies but instructed them to donate all compensation to not-for-profit causes or to the Cleveland Clinic to support research and education:
- American Association of Neuromuscular & Electrodiagnostic Medicine (AANEM)
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.
82 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||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.5|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
11 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018
was extremely happy with Dr. Polston. He answer all my questions and made sure I understood his answers.
Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018
Dr. Polston is a very excellent doctor!!! I would highly recommend him!!!
Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018
Doctor explained processing of various tests as well as took interest in pass medical records and films to review
Reviewed on Aug 9, 2018
As a new patient, overall experience was very good. However, doctor requested follow-up appt in one month, only to be told, next available was in Nov (3 months away). This is very concerning for us. We are waiting contact from clinic to see if appt can be addressed sooner. Thank you
Reviewed on May 29, 2018
Dr came in and apologized for the wait. We certainly understood that these things happen and he never rushed us thruu the appointment
Reviewed on May 1, 2018
Dr Palston was very nice Dr. easy to talk to. However I must say I didn't know anymore about my health issue then before I went. I thought it was a waste of time and money.
Reviewed on Apr 27, 2018
Good one doctor sat down & went over everything.
Reviewed on Apr 12, 2018
Dr Polston was personable as well as through. he answered all my questions in a understandable way. He was very respectful, kind, and knowledgeable.
Reviewed on Apr 5, 2018
my appt was made online-it took several days to accomplish. was not life threatening so not a big deal. took about 6 weeks? this was first visit so no new meds ordered. no lab results called yet but just done. all staff we kind, dr polston and his resident were very kind and competent.
Reviewed on Mar 27, 2018
Dr Polston has a refreshing way of treating patients. He is thorough and looks at things outside of the normal doctor. I feel we are on the right track.
Reviewed on Feb 6, 2018
Dr. Polston was very knowledgeable, kind and understanding. I would highly recommend him.
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