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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 6/18/2021, 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

152 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

29 Patient Comments

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!

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

Dr Rodriguez is a good doctor willing to explain issues etc

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

Good experience and very professional. The doctor is very knowleadable.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2021

Dr Rodriguez was very informative and answered all questions with respect

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2021


Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Excellent care provided by Doctor. He is truly a wonderful practitioner!!!

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Great doctor who truly cares about patients.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Great doctor! Very professional and explained the procedure very well. He is also very courteous. I would recommend him to my friends and family.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr Rodriguez is fantastic and spent considerable time with me identifying a solution since my CPAP machine has been recalled by Phillips, the manufacturer, due to toxicity from foam insulation inside the mechanism.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Everything works well getting an appointment and seeing dr Rodriguez. I have no problem

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Dr. Rodriguez listens and has helped me with my restless legs

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Dr. Rodriguez cares and listens

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr. Rodriguez explained to me what sleep deprivation does in medical terms & concepts I can understand (I'm a physician.) He explained my CPAP report. He included me in deciding how to best proceed. He was kind and not rushed.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

Dr. Rodriguez was phenomenal, he spent an hour with me and made sure he understood my entire medical history. He was extremely nice, very easy to talk to, just a fantastic doctor.

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