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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

See publications for Carlos Rodriguez, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 9/7/2022, 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

120 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr Rodriguez was excellent and has a caring gentle manner in which he explained everything and answered all my questions! Great doc!

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2022

The doctor is extremely intelligent and very thorough. He considers the big picture, like a great scientist would. I really had a great experience talking to him

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Dr. Rodrigues was very professional and pleasant.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2022

Dr. Rodriguez has to be one of the most thorough and caring physicians ever to wear a white coat. From the first time I saw him before my sleep study, to my in-person checkup with him (I drove nearly 6 hours from out-of-state) because I believe he cares about my well-being, and I'm convinced of his competency and thoroughness. He's what ever doctor should strive to be.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2022

Couldn't find a better Doctor, so caring, took his time yet so professional so lucky to have talked to him

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Not only is Dr Rodriguez a kind, compassionate healthcare worker, he's also a wonderful listener. In so doing, he totally involves me in any healthcare decisions that may come up. I do appreciate him

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Care provider put me very much at ease discussing my condition and treatment.

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Very impressed with Dr Rodrigues's He was very patient and listened to all my concerns.

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Dr. Rodriguez was very kind and we felt very confident in his ability to help us.

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Dr Rodriguez was caring, informative, and took the time to go over not only test results and theories related to insomnia. I thoroughly enjoyed the time he worked with me - taking an hour to talk, offering many suggestions and allowing my opinion to direct his recommendations. Outstanding visit made possible by outstanding care and professionalism.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Original appointment made by Dr Nelson's office. They were very helpful and listened to my needs

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Dr Rodriquez respectful and reviewed results of test, explained everything and was interested in my thoughts about treatment

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Dr. Rodriguez is FANTASTIC I would recommend him to everyone

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2022

He is an amazing doctor. I wish all of my doctors was as thorough and care about patients as he does.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2022

Dr Rodriguez was amazing, listened to my moms needs asked questions he was just wonderful Very good

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2022

He's a great doctor. No doubt about that. Very respectful.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Excellent physician; caring and kind

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2022

He was the most convivial physician I've ever seen and would happily recommend him.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2022

Dr. Rodrigeous was very informative and explanations easy to understand. He has a pleasant manner.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Dr. Rodriguez is calm, professional and pleasant. Seemingly, his knowledge of Sleep Apnea is broadly encompassing, therefore my trust in him is solid.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2021

Dr. Rodriguez is a Fantastic Doctor!

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