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
View all 28 Specialties +


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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


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Pain Management
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical School - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Toledo
Toledo, OH USA


  • 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 2/16/2018, 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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* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

153 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.7
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

I cannot put into words about Dr Dews team. they are the best from scheduling to the procedure. The ladies always can put me at ease. I will not got to anyone else except for Dr Dews.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

Dr. Dews and her staff are all exceptional people.Great care and everyone cares.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2018

Very patient caregiver, Dr. Dews. She was a good listener and showed a willingness to help resolve my health issues.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018

I highly recommend Dr Dews...her treatments significantly improved my quality of life

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2018

Dr Dews is an excellent physician in every way possible. She shows a deep concern and compassion for her patients. I am very fortunate to have her as one of my physicians

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018

Dr. Dews and her team are excellent!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018

Dr. Dews knowns my history and I trust her advice.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2018

Dr. Dews' staff is well trained and also very sincere about providing outstanding customer service and care.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018

Doctor to Dewce staff is always great, had some problems getting back in for my on time appointments to keep everything on time In the reception this just couldn't seem to give me a clear answer

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018

Dr. Dew is absolutely the most amazing physician. She is compassionate, caring and understanding. I wish other physicians at the Cleveland Clinic could emulate her character and bedside manor.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

I wish when I made the appointment through the call center, that they should have told me that since it was so long that I would be concidered a new patient. I was in pain and had to wait 2.5 months. then to find out I was t going to get treatment that day. Dr. Dews was able to get me in the next week for the injection though. She is a wonderful doctor! it's worth the wait

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2018

Could not ask the MD questions - seemed hurried.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2018


Reviewed on Jun 4, 2018

I would highly recommend Dr Dews...only problem ever encountered was settingup follow-up appt in two weeks - couldn't schedule for seven weeks.

Reviewed on May 18, 2018

difficult getting appt with Dr Dews, irs usually with NP

Reviewed on May 18, 2018

I have been going to Dr. Dews for yesrs. She is a excellent doctor and alwats has time for me.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2018

Dr. Dews is an excellent provider. She explains my problem and what to do and expect. I listen to her remarks and follow instructions.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2018

This was the first time I saw this Doctor as I was looking for a new Pain Specialist. We had a good discussion and I felt she understood my needs.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2018

I learned a lot about my condition. She took time to explain a lot of what I've been concerned with for a very long time.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2018

Dr. Dews is very caring.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2018

Dr. Dews is an outstanding provider and has a very friendly professional manner

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2018

I was given a sheet to take home regarding my pain levels but once I completed it I was not told what to do with it. The staff, during the procedure and before and after, were excellent. They were very kind and very concerned. I would recommend Dr. Dews to others. She was recommended to me and I can see why.

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