Department Pain Management
Primary Location Hillcrest Medical Building 1
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Celiac Plexus Block
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Epidural Injections
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Facet Joint Blocks
  • Cervical, Thoracic And Lumbar Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Comprehensive Pain Management
  • Discograms
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Facet Median Nerve Branch Block
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Joint Injections
  • Management of Back and Neck Pain
  • Nerve Blocks
  • Occipital Nerve Block
  • Pain Control
  • Pain Management
  • Pain Medicine
  • Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy
  • Selective Nerve Root Injection
  • Sympathetic Nerve Blocks
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 20 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Cancer Fatigue
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Chronic Myofascial Pain (CMP)
  • Chronic Neuropathic Pain
  • Coccydynia
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Lateral Epicondylitis/tennis Elbow
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Neck Pain
  • Nerve Injuries
  • Neuropathy
  • Neuropathy - Diabetic
  • Occipital Headache
  • Pain
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sciatica
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Spine Pain
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
  • Whiplash
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Biography

About Teresa Dews, MD

Teresa E. Dews, MD, is a graduate of the University of Toledo and of the Case Western Reserve University, School of Medicine in Cleveland, Ohio. Dr. Dews performed her residency in anesthesiology at the Cleveland Clinic.  Also at Cleveland Clinic, she completed a fellowship in Pain Management.

Currently, she is the Eastern Region Vice Chair of the Department of Pain Management and the Medical Director of the Pain Management Clinic at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, Ohio.  Prior to this position she served as the Director of the Cleveland Clinic Outpatient Pain Management Center and the Quality Review Officer for the Cleveland Clinic Department of Pain Management in the Anesthesiology Institute.  Additionally, Dr. Dews is involved in medical student and physician education and is a Clinical Associate Professor of Anesthesiology in the Cleveland Clinic Lerner College of Medicine of Case Western Reserve University. 

Published in several scientific journals, she has written on many topics including medication management for chronic pain.  Dr. Dews is currently working on treatment outcomes in outpatient pain management.

Dr. Dews has been recognized as one of Northern Ohio Live's "Top Doctors", selected as a member of Kaleidoscope magazine's "Forty Club" and inducted into Cleveland Heights High School's Alumni Hall of Fame.

Active in many professional organizations, Dr. Dews in a member of: American Pain Society, American Society of Anesthesiologists, American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians,   American Society of Regional Anesthesia, International Spine Injection Society, National Association of Medical Minority Educators, National Medical Association, North American Spine Society and the Ohio Society of Anesthesiologists.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
1993

Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Anesthesiology
Cleveland, OH USA
1992

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pain Management
Cleveland, OH USA
1992

Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
M.D.
Cleveland, OH USA
1988

Undergraduate - University of Toledo
Biology
Toledo, OH USA
1984

Certifications

  • Anesthesiology
  • Anesthesiology - Pain Medicine

Specialty Interests

back, Back Pain, back/neck pain, evaluation of back and neck pain, interventional pain management, interventional pain management for back and neck pain, management of chronic pain, Neck Pain, pain, pain management, pain management including spine, spine, spine pain

Awards & Honors

  • Northern Ohio Live Top Doctors List, Pain Management, 2005
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 2/26/2017, Dr. Dews 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

139 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
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

7 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2017

I was included in all decisions concerning my health

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2017

good, provider made me aware of what is going on with the procedure

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2017

Dr Dews is awesome! She always shows concern and explains about the medication she's prescribing. Always makes sure I'm comfortable with treatment plan.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2017

Dr. Dews is outstanding.....friendly, personable and extremely intelligent. I drive a distance because I only want to see her for my condition. I highly respect her.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2016

wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2016

Dr. Dews is the BEST physician I have ever had! She listens to your concerns & genuinely cares about your overall health.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2016

She is the first Doctor to truly listen and understand that I have multiple problems and how difficult it is to get someone to see me as a whole patient. She gave me GREAT recommendations about a new PCP and a wellness clinic. The doctor was even able to explain/understand my pain in terms that no one has in almost ten years. I am very grateful to be able to be seen in her office.

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