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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

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 11/1/2023, 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

194 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 4.8

43 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

Great Doctor and caring

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2024

I would Recommend this Doctor excellent doctor

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2024

Dr was very helpful and listened

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2024

I never felt rushed at all. Dr. Rodriguez answered all my questions fully.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Good experience. I liked Dr Rodriguez

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Doctor did a great job of helping us getting the appointment in spite of the video lockout as well as having patience with special needs of patient.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Way too long of a wait time, Doctor always runs behind

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Dr is very kind

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Dr Rodriguez really seems to care about listening to his patients and working diligently to find a solution to their problems.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr. Rodriguez was very patient and thorough. He listened to me and then explained what he suggested as a treatment plan for me, but also asked my opinion.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr. Carlos Rodriguez is the sleep doctor I have been looking for the last two years. I wish I would have had Dr. Rodriguez from the start.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Appreciated the time Dr. Rodriguez took for my appt.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

Dr Rodriguez is one of the kindest doctors I have ever seen.

Reviewed on Jan 9, 2024

Dr Rodriguez is excellent and really cares about his patients!

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

I found Dr. Rodriquez to be very compassionate and understanding. He Is an excellent listener and answered all my questions. He intentionally included me in the decision on how to proceed.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2023

Doctor was very easy to talk to

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Very difficult to get an appointment with the actual doctor. He is so busy.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Very good doctor

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2023

Dr Rodriguez is excellent - very concerned for my health and truly cares.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

A very caring doctor

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Absolutely wonderful doctor. He took his time, read up on my history, went over results and what the plan would be. Most importantly his genuine care and concern as a human and a patient. I don't think I've ever come across a doctor like him. I'm so grateful. This doctor brought me happy tears.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr. Rodriguez was one of the best doctors I have seen in a long time. He took his time with and explained everything perfectly. He is very kind and very thorough.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

I feel so, so fortunate to have found Dr. Rodriguez, who listens thoughtfully to my concerns, asks questions, and truly takes the time to understand me and to treat me accordingly -- not as a generic patient but as an individual. His care has truly changed my life.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

After waiting 30 minutes, I couldn't wait any longer. Dr. Rodriguez called me and under 18 minutes discuss my concerns. I was upset because I felt rushed. I don't feel like I was heard because it was so rushed. I have NEVER had that happen before. Because of this experience, I will look for a different doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr Rodriguez demonstrates excellent patient care.

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

Most compassionate and patient doctor I ever met

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2023

I really like him, he's a good listener and explains everything thoroughly.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Rodriguez provided suggestions about products that would reduce marks on my face from use of my full-face mask with my V-Pap machine.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2023

Dr. Rodriguez was very encouraging of my sleep apnea machine record to date. He asked several questions to probe for problems.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

Dr. Carlos Rodriguez is a wonderful person and Doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Dr Rodrequez was wonderful. He understands my issues and works hard to meet my needs. I drove 41 mi to see him and he is WELL worth it. I'd drive much farther to see him. He has a good sense of humor and knows his specialty well.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

I feel truly fortunate to receive care from Dr. Rodriguez.

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

Dr, Rodriguez is an excellent doctor. He is very knowledgeable, kind and considerate.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr Rodriguez is a wonderful physician who spends a lot of quality time with his patients. I appreciate that very much.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

My visit with Dr Rodriguez was very good and very thorough we went over all my concerns and all of my sleep patterns and he ordered me new equipment I was very satisfied with the meeting

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Dr Rodriguez always go over the reports and explain every one of the items in detail

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Very good and conscientious Doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2023

Dr Rodriguez was so kind , took so much time explaining everything so professional. He was the nicest Dr I have ever had in my life. . Absolutely amazing

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

I wish all doctors had his empathy and bed side manners

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

From this visit I understand my RLS condition much better than from other doctors explanations. Dr Rodriguez explained specific characteristics of this condition and detailed ways to help myself.

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.

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