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Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
Primary Location

Willoughby Hills Family Health Center


Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Medical Management of Spinal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Non-Operative Spine Care
View all 3 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Neck Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Pain
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Thoracic Spine Disorders
View all 22 Specialties +


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About Augusto Hsia, Jr., MD

Augusto Tan Hsia, Jr., MD, is on Staff in the Center for Spine Health at Cleveland Clinic's main campus. He accepted that appointment in 2006 after being the chairman of the Department of Internal Medicine and a physician of internal medicine and rheumatology at North Shore Medical Clinic, Door County Memorial Hospital in Sturgeon Bay, Wis. since 2003.  

His clinical interests include acute and chronic back pain, failed back surgery syndrome, spondyloarthropathies and lumbar canal stenosis. 

He received his Doctor of Medicine degree from St. Louis University in Baguio City, Philippines, and completed a postgraduate internship at Medical Center Manila, Philippines. Dr. Hsia completed a residency in internal medicine at New York University Veterans Affairs Medical Center and a fellowship in clinical transplant at University Hospital of the State University of New York, Stony Brook, N.Y. He completed two fellowships at Cleveland Clinic; one in rheumatology & immunology, and the other in medical spine. 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Medical Spine
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Stony Brook University Hospital
Renal Transplant
Stony Brook, NY USA

Residency - New York University Medical Center
Internal Medicine
New York, NY USA

Internship - Medical Center Manila
General Medicine

Medical Education - Saint Louis University College of Medicine

Undergraduate - Saint Louis University
Baguio City, Phillipines,


  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

Acute and Chronic Back Pain, Failed Back Surgery Syndrome, Lumbar Canal Stenosis

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/28/2023, Dr. Hsia, Jr. 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

298 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Overall outstanding visit with a superb doctor

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr Hsia had very good bed side manner, listened to my concern and explained his plan of care.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr Hsia is a very good doctor. Hard to find doctors like him. Thank you Dr Hsia

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

I would highly recommending either of these doctors.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2023

Excellent! My daughter mistakenly scheduled my appointment with Dr Hasia in thoughts he was a neurologist. Regardless he and his staff were more than willing to explain all the surgeries I have had previously and a proper course of action with my needs. Grateful to have found such kind and compassionate health care providers.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

It was a good experience, and I am really pleased with Dr. Hsia! look forward to my next visit. Thank you.

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

Dr. Hsia cares about my specific problems and my overall health.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr Hsia was so kind and wonderful. Truly a rare occurrence with the medical field, in my experience.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Good Dr. He listens to his patience

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2023

Dr Hsia is very patient, and makes sure all questions are answered thoroughly

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

We were very pleased with Dr. He was very nice and Explained everything to us and made us feel comfortable. Will recommend him to my family and friends

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2023

Very good experience. Dr.was kind, attentive and very helpful

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr Shia explained the severity of my choice of wanting surgery consultation. He suggested different avenues and set up an excellent plan of action to try to help me accomplish my goals in returning to a full and healthy life. I am very grateful in his guidance and suggestions, while taking into consideration my personal preference, into an almost tangible road for a better quality of life.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

Dr. Shia getting me scheduled for my first round of injections within two weeks caused an overwhelming sense of gratitude towards his empathy and understanding of my pain. I feel he went above and beyond to explain, within his realm of responsibility and not over promising or over stepping, the expectations on my next steps. Having a plan, or a course of action, working towards a recovery was very upfront and refreshing to hear. He had about every answer I needed and carefully set expectations on questions be felt were better directed to his colleagues. Phenomenal care provider.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

This was my first visit with Dr. Hsai and it was an excellent initial experience. Dr. Hsai is a kind, gentle, and caring physician. He is both very professional and knowledgeable; and discussed my pain/disease issues in terms easy to understand. X-rays were actually shown and areas of problem verified. Treatment options were fully explained; but obvious from the start that he is a partner in my health care, not a controller. There was always time to ask a question and receive a well-explained, thorough answer. Dr. Hsai is most importantly an excellent patient listener. Many of the comments and explanations regarding a particular issue were actually written in the follow-up notes.. He not only listened, he heard! I would not hesitate to recommend Dr. Hsai to anyone who is in need of excellent knowledgeable, professional spinal care and treatment.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr. Hsia is a great doctor. Informative and caring. He also has a great support staff.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. Hsia. Was very though & pleasant. Easy to talk to & ask questions. I feel I am with the right Doctor. I just hope the shot works. Very encouraging.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Very nice experience Dr. And Staff very professional, courteous, and kind. I felt like he was listening to me an he is going to resolve my ongoing pain issue .

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Dr. Hsai is a wonderful caregiver and a great listener.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

Listened to my concerns and was not a rush rush visit. Very pleased with doctor with all my concerns and helped me tremendously. Also doctor working with him very professional and courteous.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

He listened to my needs very well and I had an excellent experience and he further gave me assistance with my anxiety and pain management needs.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Doctor was aware of my condition and jad read the notes before seeing me, helped with assessing me and questioning

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

The doctor was very attentive, patient, and knowledgeable. He showed concern.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

Great doctor and very personable

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

Dr Hsai was very kind. He went over my progress and asked if I had any questions or concerns. He took his time with me and was very thorough. He has a wonderful bedside manor.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

If I had not pressed the issue with the horrible pain I was suffering from either a herniated disc or compression fracture, I could not have gotten in to Dr. Hsia for over three weeks!!

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2023

Dr Hsia is a true professional...wonderful, patient, caring Dr. Who was very thorough and spent the needed time with me.

Reviewed on Dec 28, 2022

Can't really say anything negative and would and indeed have recommended Dr Hsia.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2022

I have always received excellent care from Dr. Hsia.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

The staff was very courteous and Dr. H was very nice and thorough in my exam and explanation of what was going on in my spine. I am waiting for an MRI of the Spine now.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2022

Dr Hsia. Has the best follow through I have ever had. Not only did he follow thur but provided the best care possible!

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