Department Sleep Disorders Center
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Spanish
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Actigraphy
  • Botulinum Toxin Administration for Hemifacial Spasm
  • General Neurology
  • Polysomnogram
  • Sleep Studies
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Circadian Rhythm Disorders
  • Hypersomnia
  • Insomnia
  • Narcolepsy
  • Rem Sleep Behavior Disorder
  • Restless Leg Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Sleep Related Breathing Disorders
View all 8 Specialties +


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About Carlos Rodriguez, MD

Carlos L. Rodriguez, MD, was born in Ft. Campbell, Ky., in 1968. He served as a General Neurologist in the United States Army for seven years at Brooke Army Medical Center (BAMC). Dr. Rodriguez was Assistant Chief of Neurology and Chief of Neurophysiology while stationed at BAMC. He is board-certified in neurology and sleep medicine.
Dr. Rodriguez' specialty interests include REM sleep behavior disorder, nonREM parasomnias, sleep apnea, restless legs syndrome, insomnia, hypersomnias, hemifacial spasm and general neurology.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Clinical Neurophysiology Sleep Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Madigan Army Medical Center
Fort Lewis, WA USA

Internship - Walter Reed Army Medical Center
Washington, DC USA

Medical School - University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio
San Antonio, TX USA

Undergraduate - University of Texas San Antonio
San Antonio, TX USA


  • Neurology
  • Neurology - Sleep Medicine
  • Neurology - Clinical Neurophysiology

Specialty Interests

Parasomnias particularly REM sleep behavior disorder, recurrent isolated sleep paralysis, sleep terrors, sleepwalking, confusional arousals, sleep related hallucinations & nightmare disorder, hypnic jerks, catathrenia and sleep related rhythmic movement disorder.

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 8/9/2018, Dr. Rodriguez 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

157 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2018

I was very impressed by Dr. Rodriquez and once I met him ..first visit and consultation, I did not mind waiting as he is so very good and attentive to detail. I would highly recommend to others.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2018

Dr. Rodriguez was very helpful and straightforward with his answers. I appreciated that very much.

Reviewed on Oct 5, 2018

the provider was excellent in explaining my condition and discussing my concerns. Probably the best doctor that I have ever interacted with.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2018

I waited OVER an hour past my appointment time before I saw the doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

Do not have schedule for next year in Sept of this year ???? Staff let patient to leave without appointment. They pick me up of elevator to take vital after appointment. I ready to change provider to another one who cares and more organize. Also, it was printed CPAP results but not mine..... I surprised

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

The medical assistant took another patient back tot the exam room and the mix-up did not get straightened out until the doctor came to the reception area 30 minutes after my appointment time.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018

I spent my career in hospitals and have seen many practitioners at work. Dr. Rodriquez is among the most patient-friendly providers I have ever seen. He was organized, but not hurried, and he made sure I understood my disease and the rationale for his interventions. He was exceptional in all aspects of the care he provided.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018

Dr. Rodrigues was exceptional with his explanation of my potential condition along with the causes of it. He also was professional and kind as he explained the different treatment options and how they could impact that only my lifestyle but my future health. I applauded him for also mentioning additional research And allowing me to make decisions on my own with his professional insight as the medical professional.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2018

I love Dr. Rodregus. He was very concerned about my problem and took time to help me resolve it compassionately.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2018

Dr. Rodreguiz is a very good doctor - he takes time to explain things and really talks things through. Great doctor - great guy!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

Other than a six month wait for an available appointment everything was sensational. The delay in getting an appointment is probably due to Dr. Rodriguez being very busy

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

No wait in the exam room was nice. Dr. Rodriguez was ready with my charts and information when I came to the exam room.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2018

I little confusing getting signed in and I had to wait about 50 minutes past my appointment time before Dr Rodrigez came in. However, once he was with me he was very informative, patient, and thorough. I fel th the appointment went well.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2018

Dr. Rodriguez has excellent bed side manner. He explained everything to me in great detail and why things needed to be done.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

Physician's profile on Cleveland Clinic's website states his treatment and services included general neurology. MRI scans/CDs were taken to the appointment to be reviewed and doctor did not want to review or discuss stating he was a sleep specialist only.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018

Dr. Rodiquez was quite thorough in giving the post-operative instructions. I appreciated this very much.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2018

Dr. Rodriguez was very nice and informative. He explained things well and made me feel confident in the outcome.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2018

I waited 20 minutes in the wait room then another 35 minutes in the exam room. Dr. Rodriguez apologized for the delay but I felt it was excessive.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2018

I waited 57 minutes beyond my appointment time to see the doctor. My appointment was made several months ahead of time and I feel that amount of wait time is unacceptable. Also, if I am expected to wait nearly 1 hour, the staff should inform me of the expected wait time instead of just leave me in the room and say "he will be in shortly"

Reviewed on May 15, 2018

doctor very good explaining everything and took time to make sure I understood, only issue was time before I could get appt, office is busy

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2018

Dr. Rodriquez is very thorough and provides excellent feedback on my health status. I appreciate that he reviews information with me and provides written information including printouts if information from my cpap machine. This info is invaluable. He appears genuinely interested, concerned and involved in my care. He seems to enjoy his work and interaction with his patients. His bedside manner is excellent and warm.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2018

Experience at the doctor's office was excellent

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2018

Provider was good with my care

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2018

He gave me his undivided attention and was very forthright with his expectations of how my condition my or my not progress. There are things that even the best doctors cannot predict.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2018

Dr. Rodriguez has wonderful bedside manner. He asks lots of questions and also gives you the opportunity to ask questions, or volunteer additional information. He is a great listener and is engaged in what you are saying. I had a great visit with him! My only complaint is that his appointments book out months in advance, making it difficult to get in.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2018

Dr. Rodriguez and his staff are very efficient, attentive kind and caring. I highly commend them for representing CCF.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2018

Dr. Rodriguez is an excellent Dr. and has wonderful "bedside" manner. Very kind Man.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2018

Dr Rodriguez has excellent interpersonal skills for a doctor--he explained everything thoroughly, and provided paper instructions and information upon leaving to ensure I get the right followup.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2018

Best appointment ever.

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