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
- Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
- Psychiatry and Neurology - Clinical Neurophysiology
- Psychiatry and 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 8/28/2020, Dr. Polston 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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94 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||4.7|
19 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020
wonderful provider who shows exceptional skill and empathy
Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020
Dr. Polston has an ease about him that makes it easy for me to explain my symptoms
Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020
I always have a very good experience with Dr polston he's a very good doctor and I know he cares
Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020
Dr. Polston is an excellent Doctor!! Stellar!
Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020
Dr Polsten has been my neurologist for a while now. Always professional and caring. He gives you positive honest reality based on your personal treatments available to you based on your illness. This is why I only wanted too come back as his patient. He knows my medical condition and he remembered me. That means a lot to me , considering how many patients have crossed his path.
Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020
Dr Polston did an excellent job of answering my questions, and stayed a little longer. This was a much better experience than I had with Dr Morren in January as he left most of my questions unanswered and walked out the door once my time was up!
Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020
Dr. Polston once again made me feel very comfortable end at ease with the current situation of the covid-19 status. He listens to all of my concerns and he helps me to understand my diagnosis clearly.
Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020
*Dr. Polston has been good about taking care of medications & adjusting them thru the years. I have complete trust in him thru the years. When things I've gone through, he really listen to me & is very caring & concerned!
Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020
Dr Polston is a great Dr. with a great "bedside" manner.
Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020
Dr. Polston was amazing very informative and listened to me and made every effort to help me figure out what's going on. care was exceptional
Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020
i really enjoyed meeting with Dr Polston. He's a very caring Physician
Reviewed on May 12, 2020
Dr. Polston is caring and professional
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.
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