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

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


  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Sleep Medicine
  • Psychiatry and 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 9/23/2020, 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

158 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

40 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

dr Rodriguez listened to me and factored my wishes into our treatment plan

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2021

Dr. Rodriguez is simply just great.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Dr. Rodriguez is exceptionally knowledgeable, thorough, and personable, with excellent communication skills.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

Dr. Rodriguez was outstanding! I felt cared about and definitely NOT rushed. He was very thorough, having reviewed my extensive history prior to our appointment and while we met. His questions were appropriate for my issues. Dr. Rodriguez listened to my answers and my concerns.Together, we decided on my treatment!!!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

I am so pleased by the care that I received that I have and will continue to recommend Dr. Rodriguez.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Dr. Rodrequiz was exceptial. I never had a doctor spend so much time with me.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

It seems to me that doctors do not update their schedules promptly.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

very positive experience. Dr. Carlos Rodriguez is such a great physician and a caring person.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

i thought it would be weird using the video call for a doctors appt. actually I was very pleased with the call. I felt well taken care of.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Dr. Carlos Rodriguez is a wonderful, compassionate and caring professional. Cleveland Clinic should be proud to call him a member of your team.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

Dr. Rodreguez's calm demeanor and careful consideration of my case was very reassuring. He listened to me with empathy and compassion for my problem. He took sufficient time with me, and explained my treatment clearly. I have a lot of confidence in his treatment plan.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

Dr. Rodriguez is the only Neurologist who has the knowledge and experience to help me with my restless leg syndrome. No other Drs at Cleveland clinic cared at all about this annoying condition of mine. It can literally drive you crazy. I listened to his lecture on RLS and he knew exactly what to do.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

I'm floored by Dr. Rodriguez' care and genuine concern for me as a human being. He is like no other Dr that I have had at Cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Good doctor. Communicates well. Seems to care about the patient.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

It was a absolute pleasure to talk with him! Plus they got my CPAP machine so quick. The follow up team was awesome. My sleep apnea is under control! I'm a happy man! Dr Rodriguez is absolutely awesome. As usual CCF has taken good care of me. I always try and do what my physicians tell me. It works better that way

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

Dr Rodriguez is a very good listener and very willing to work with me with my REM and RLS problems.

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

amazing DR very understand ing and concerned

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

I always get good care from all my physicians at the clinic cannot beat them

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Had a very good follow up call. Doc answered all my questions. Very helpful.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Zoom did not work. Provider called me by phone so we were able to complete visit

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Dr Rodriguez was very thorough and very personable

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

virtual visit went very well, Dr. Rodriguez was very engaging and informative

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Besides being a great physician, Dr. Rodriguez is an excellent teacher. He explained in easy to understand way something that is very complex for me... CO2/O2 balancing during breathing.

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Wonderful Doctor

Reviewed on May 4, 2020

Dr Rodriguez has excellent "bedside" manner via video!

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

Dr Rodriguez is excellent! He listens, looks at all relevant data and includes me in all decisions

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2020

Excellent Doctor. Thorough, detail oriented, compassionate.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

Dr. Rodriguez was wonderful - he listened thoroughly and performed a holistic assessment.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2020

dr Rodriguez was fantastic

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

outstanding provider

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

Dr. Rodriguez is so wonderful. He listens to my concerns, addresses the issues and includes my opinion in resolving those issues. He is compasionate and explains all available options. I am so grateful that he is my doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

Great doctor

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

The doctor spent and hour with me, answered my questions and was prepared with details of my sleep studies

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

This Dr was excellent

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Dr. was very compassionate and encouraged and praised me for my accomplishments.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

The Doctor recommended another specialty to see me but I cannot get an appointment for 3 months and no one will call me if there is a cancellation. It is on me to call them.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

I used to be able to book my annual visit with Dr. Rodriguez a year in advance and now they only have his schedule 3 months out and I had to keep calling to get scheduled after initially trying to book online.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Dr. Rodriguez is an excellent physician and spends time during each visit explaining my condition and results from data downloads each year. I appreciate his thoroughness and kindness.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

I can't say enough good comments about Dr. Rodriguez. he's professional yet personable, efficient yet not rushed. he explains everything about your care thoroughly and welcomes input & feedback from you. it is a pleasure working with Dr. Rodriguez.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

I have seen Dr. Rodriguez twice and both visits have been exceptional. He has been the doctor you HOPE to find.

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