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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, 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,


  • 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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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 7/13/2021, 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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* 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.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

241 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

47 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

I was there for a second opinion of which the Doctor agreed with my doctor back in Michigan.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2021

Dr Hisa was very through.And very informed about my health before we started my appointment.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

I appreciate the time that Dr. Hsia took to review my history and prior studies. He made a point to ensure my questions were answered and provided a referral for another doctor to review my condition.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2021

Dr. Hsai allowed time and courtesy for all my questions

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2021

Dr. Hsai was very thorough in his explanation of my condition. He showed a model of vertebrae to explain my condition and ordered physical therapy.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Great knowledge of the doctor and also of the exact problem and what he thought work work the best and what he considered would not.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

I was so impressed with Dr. Hsia And the staff. He was very thorough in assessing my issues and answered all questions. The staff were professional and there was no wait time which I really appreciated. I am grateful and have such trust in this doctor and team!!

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

Doctor could not have been more competent and comprehensive in addressing the issues I have. The ease in scheduling the MRI he ordered was without issue. Thank you!

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2021

He seems to be a very good doctor. I have had no releif still. Very frustrating. I am doing the therapy exercises at home. Insurance isn't going to cover therapy. But I know the exercises to do. I need some answers and relief. Dr. Very pleasant but no releif.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Excellent care and understanding from physician and staff.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

I liked my doctor and felt he really cared about my health.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Confidence in doctor and liked him.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Dr. Hsia is a very caring physician. He listens to your concerns and explains medical treatment in a manner in which the patient can understand.

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2021

Dr. Hsia was very thorough with me. He explained my MRIs which other specialists in Kentucky did not do. He continually questioned me trying to figure out what was going on. He wanted to help me.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Thank you Dr Hsia for your kindness and compassion. I appreciate that you took the time to discuss options and rationale.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2021

I liked the doctors frankness about my condition

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Dr Hsai has an excellent manner and a warm friendly approach that welcomes questions. His explanations are clear and presents all options for treatment. The final plan is a combination of his recommendations and my thoughts on the issues. This man speaks to you as a friend, not as an elite professional.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

not many caring & engaged doctors around much. he is a breath of fresh air

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Dr. Hsia was helpful and courteous

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

every explanation dr hsai provided was clear and easy to understand. every suggestion was helpful and I applied a number of them and found a lot of help and relief.

Reviewed on May 21, 2021

wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on May 20, 2021

Excellent Physician.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Dr. Hsia was respectful of my decision to not have the shots.

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

I highly recommend dr. Hsia recently .his knowledge, help with n schedule an injection, his caring attitude and general concerns were very appreciated.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Nice personable doctor, easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

dr. was very kind and patient. felt like I had a thorough exam. very happy with my visit

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2021

Dr. Hsia takes his time with and is very thorough , I was impressed from the first time I visited him .

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

The Dr was wonderful and the staff were amazing! This was the very first time that a Dr.called with results of a x-ray which was such a relief not having to wait for my next scheduled apt.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

Dr Hsai was wonderful

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr. Husain was so kind. He had discussed all the information that I had given to the nurse 2 surgeries, X-rays, prior care, etc. so when he came in to talk to me we discussed everything that had gone on for the past 6 years that brought me to him.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

This Doctor is the best one you all have. I am above satisfied with my care from him and his office.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

very courteous doctor. caring

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

The doctor was competent and thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Excellent & on-time visit. Thankful for *Dr. Hsia to be my physician & treat my issues.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

I was very impressed with the doctor - first time meeting him, and the person suggesting him to me was very truthful.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

My physician was very smart and followed along with my explanation of what all has happened to me very well.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr. Shaw spent a great time with me and covered every aspect of my lumbar problems, he was pleasingly definitive.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Dr Hsia was very good and thorough.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2020

He really is a kind and helpful doctor. With the prescriptions he gave me I'm feeling so much better, and the pain is almost gone.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Dr Hsia also made sure to squeeze me in his schedule for my follow up. they meant a lot to me. says s lot about him.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Dr. Hsia was awesome!

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

A talented person, and a good Dr. He did easily listened to my problem description. The conversation was mutual. Sadly the base of my skull is not going to leave me alone.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2020

dr was very understanding to my problem. he diagnosed and examined me carefully checked my x rays and came up with a plan.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

my first zoom doctors visit went extremely well and better than I thought it could be other than an in person visit.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

excellent, Dr. and staff were very helpful answered all my questions!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Dr. Hsia was wonderful. He was very thorough and listened to my concerns.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Dr. Hsia was very informative and explained in detail what my back issues are. Very easy to talk to.

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