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, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Failed Back Surgery Syndrome
  • Herniated Disc
  • Neck Pain
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sciatica
  • Spine Pain
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
View all 21 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,

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 8/21/2019, 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

225 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 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

39 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

excellent doctor who was good in providing disturbing results.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

I understand these doctor's are busy but scheduling an appointment with any of them, while easy enough to do, are so spaced out that you can never get them on one area as they also work out of two or three others. While Dr. Hasia is a good and competent doctor and so are my other ones, it is practically impossible to see them more than a few times per year. I'm glad for the wait list openings but scheduling is an administrative task and should be regulated top-down.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr Hsia is very calm and competent; he takes you down a peg on calmness if you're freaking out about a particular type of procedure as well as which year it would happen.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

DR Hsia very patient and thorough

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

very good experience for this appointment. The doctor's concerns and explanations of my problem and plan of action were easily understood durring the visit .

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr. Hsia was excellent in answering my questions about my condition and proposed treatment.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

Dr.Hsia is probably one of the very few staff physicians affiliated with Cleveland Clinic who is very personable, which is an excellent quality to have as a doctor. A lot of others could use his professionalism as a great guideline to assist them in doing their job.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

I was more attended by the Physician Assistant than the doctor itself. I had wish the doctor talked to me more about what was going on with my problem the past couple of months.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2019

excellent physician and assistants

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

Dr. Hsia was very thorough and very clear in explaining what my problem is, the causes, and a plan of action to follow. I have felt better following his recommendations and will complete physical therapy regime he has set up for me. I feel most comfortable with him and find him most professional and knowledgeable. Glad I saw him!

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

I would highly recommend this Doctor,actually talks to you,Rare!

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

The doctor was more concerned with trying to convince me I was fine and did not even look at my list of symptoms that could have helped him understand the complexity of my situation/reason for seeing him.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Dr. Hsia is very nice, but I felt that exam overall was not thorough enough given that my pain has lasted more than a year.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Dr Hasija is a very good doctor. He is compassionate, knowledgeable and a very nice person.

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

I recommend dr hsai to a multitude of people yearly

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Dr. Hsia listened to my concerns and was very receptive to any questions I had. He understands that my goal is to be healthy and he made a plan of care that we both agreed upon.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

Dr Hsia was the first doctor to diagnose my problem and order an MRI after many trips to other Cleveland Clinic doctors. The test showed I have been walking around since June with a thoracic spine fracture . in much pain

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2019

People were very nice, smooth operation. Dr. Shaw & his resident very professional. The tests by the resident were extremely thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

always there for me when I need him. very easy communication. listens and cares about concerns. makes sure steps are taken to handle concerns. Dr is very knowledgeable and very good with reassurance and calming. definitely is great at what he does. staff also very kind and patient. not one single bad thing to say. thank you all!

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Dr. Hsia is wonderful! I've been lucky enough to not have to see him for a couple years, but I have referred many people to him because of the quality of care received and his caring approach

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

I had a very good experience the doctor explained everything to me

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

Waited 7weeks to see Dr. Hsia... he was worth it!

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

I was able to get into Dr. Hsia in just a few days, which was miraculous.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

Dr. Hsia is a very kind and knowledgeable dr. His treatment options seemed very logical to me. I have already recommended him to friends.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

doctor was on time and the staff was great

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

good experience. Dr hsai gave me a thorough exame and also gave me hope

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Dr Hsia is very knowledgeable and trustworthy. I always feel well cared for with him. He's also very pleasant and professional

Reviewed on May 16, 2019

Excellence in quality of care. I don't hesitate to recommend Dr. Hsia or the Cleveland Clinic Hospitals.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2019

Dr Hsia shows concern and is always helps me in deciding what's the best for my health problems

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

The Dr. was thorough in every way and left the door open many times if we had any questions or concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

The Dr. and his staff remained focus on me and made sure I understood what I was to anticipate in upcoming tests, medications etc. for me to get relief from my back pain. Extremely conservative approach something my wife and I both appreciated.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

I felt very much at ease with the doctor and he was very respectful.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

I was in excruciating pain and crying. Dr. Hsai was very kind and displayed escalated concern for my distress. He offered to call an ambulance to take me to the ER and was very concerned about whether my brother who had brought me to the appointment would get me there quickly. He also called Hillcrest to let them know I was coming and what my situation was. I was told at Hillcrest that he waited on the phone for a very long time in order to speak w/someone.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019

Dr. Hsai was extraordinary. Even though he did not have the pain reliever I needed, I could tell he was very empathetic to my suffering.

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

dr Hsia and staff have gone above and beyond to help resolve my leg pain

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2019

dr Hsia was very compassionate

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019


Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Dr did not commucate as who I need to have a follow up with after my Xray

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019

Dr. Hsia is very personable and seems to genuinely care about the patient.

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