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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

150 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 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Dr. Gonzalez is a very kind, caring doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

I was so impressed with the thoroughness and care that Dr. Rodriguez gave me. I'm so grateful!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

When the video call was late in starting Dr Rodriguez office made sure to ease my mind and stayed on the phone to communicate that Dr Rodriguez was going over my records. So helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

Dr. Rodriguez was extremely thorough in explaining procedures. Very patient. Very helpful in addressing my concerns.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2023

Appreciated Dr. Calling me

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Dr. R. Was totally "present" to my needs and patient and knowledgeable. He spent ample time with me, and I'm thoroughly satisfied with his work with me.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

Dr. Rodriguez spent time with me asking thorough questions. The doctors in Erie are not thorough. I appreciate that.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2023

Dr. Rodriguez explained all my options for treatment very thouroughly. He spent a good deal of time with me and really listened to me.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

Dr. R. Was wonderful. He took his time and explained everything so well. Very caring.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2023

Dr Carlos is caring, thorough and thoughtful. Very interested in my well being

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Top notch doctor- very thorough, kind, knowledgable

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr. Rodriguez is very kind, calm, through and explains very well.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

Dr Rodriguez was very helpful in arranging the replacement of my BiPap mask. I was contacted proply by the vendor of the mask.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2022

Dr Rodriguez is in demand. Very difficult to get an appointment even in the far future He is an excellent Dr

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2022

I feel comfortable with Dr Rodriguez and that he has my best interest in mind.

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.

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