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


  • 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 8/20/2019, 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

138 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

36 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr Rodriquez was immediately apologetic for the long wait then was totally present for our brief follow up visit and really nice and focused

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

Dr. Rodriguez spent a lot of time with me to learn more about my symptoms, took my concerns seriously, and provided a lot information in a way that was easy to understand, enabling me to feel confident in my decisions around treatment.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Dr. Rodrigues is a very experienced physician. His insight and medical advice is very valuable. He has a great mannerism and I wish more physicians were as personable as Dr. Rodriguez. He explains everything and answers all questions. I was very happy with my visit.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Great doctor, never on time

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

Need the appt in july but had to wait until the end of oct for an appointment. The insurance company would not give me new supplies for my bipap until I had seen the dr.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

The provider was fantastic! He listen to what was going and came up with a plan!!

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

Dr. Rodriguez is so kind and caring! A wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

Provider very thorough. Outstanding visit.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Dr Rodriguez was very helpful in making referrals and in explaining his diagnosis.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

Dr. Rodriguez only does this procedures every few weeks. He was able to rearrange the schedule to fit me in. I appreciate that very much.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

I was and am very happy with my visit and feel fortunate to have been seen by Dr. Rodriguez. This was my first appointment with him. He asked questions, listened, answered my questions and explained what would happen. I feel lucky to have had Dr. Gordon recommend him.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Wow, what service, what a doctor, love you guys!!!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

Doctor was thorough, explained everything in layman's term. Really a great professional. Felt very confident about all the info provided, with a plan!

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

Fantastic doctor. Great experience. Highly recommend him. Seemed like a genuine guy.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

the doctor was very caring and sent time to listen and explain everything to me

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

very good communication skills from doctor. great attitude. wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Very good doctor he even came out in the waiting room to get me

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

Dr. Rodriguez is awesome. So glad that l made the drive to Cleveland Clinic 4 years ago. My Cataplexy is under control thanks to him!

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

excellent dr rcsplsins things thoroughly

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Provider spent quality time, reviewing my tests and my concerns, Excellent Doctor and team

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Will recommend Dr. Rodriguez to my friends who are concerned with sleep problems. Only one problem is that it takes too long to get an appointment. Speaks well of the professional care of this provider

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Excellent care from Dr. Rodriguez, answered all my concerns

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

Very personable, attentive, caring doctor. Dr Rodriguez inspires patient's confidence.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Dr. Carlos Rodriguez is Excellent. I really like him.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

love Dr Carlos Rodriguez!!

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

last appointment was at 11:00 and the doctor entered my room at 12:20. he profusely apologized saying that "they scheduled new clients in followup slots" implying and that's why he's late. He got right to work and I had the best session with a doctor ever.

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2019

I would highly recommended Dr. Rodriguez but caution to expect him to be late. Thinking back, if he gives all his patients the same concern and cate he gave me, then I can understand his scheduling issues.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2019

best dr I have ever worked with, compassionate, informative,

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