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Department Center for Neuro-Restoration
Primary Location Chagrin Falls Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Botox Injections For Headache
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Lumbar Puncture (Spinal Tap)
  • Occipital Nerve Block
View all 4 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Chronic Headaches
  • Cluster Headaches
  • Comorbid Sleep Disorders
  • Headaches
  • Migraine Headaches
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
View all 6 Specialties +
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Biography

About Cynthia Bamford, MD

Cynthia Bamford, MD, joined Cleveland Clinic in 2007.  Her interests include treatment of chronic headache and migraine. She is also interested in comorbidity of sleep disorders with headache disorders. Dr. Bamford trained at Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine and completed her residency and fellowship there as well.  She has practiced in the Northeast Ohio region for 13 years.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2007

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - MetroHealth Medical Center
EMG/EEG
Cleveland, OH USA
1995

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
EMG/EEG
Cleveland, OH USA
1995

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Neurology
Cleveland, OH USA
1994

Internship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1991

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
M.D.
Cleveland, OH USA
1990

Graduate School - University of Akron
Akron, OH USA
1983

Undergraduate - University of Akron
Akron, OH USA
1980

Certifications

  • Psychiatry and Neurology - Neurology

Specialty Interests

chronic headache disorders and comorbid sleep disorders

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 7/14/2020, Dr. Bamford 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

211 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

66 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Dr Bamford is very accurate and successful with her treatments for my migraines, which would otherwise incapacitate me. She's approachable, humble and delightful. extremely competent.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

I'm having health problems more than what I came to see dr Bamford for and she is trying to help me. other doctors have not been so helpful.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

I have not been feeling well for along time. I wish I had a doctor to help me. so far only dr Bamford has taken some interest. but her appointments are far apart.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2021

Dr Bamford was the best neurologist I have ever seen.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

dr bamford picked up right away that I wasn't doing well and I didn't realize it. she also contacted my neurologist to make sure what was going on and he contacted me right away

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

dr Bamford is always caring and concerned about my TN and very helpful in listening to me. She is very careful when administering Botox. She is a dedicated and excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

Dr. Bamford is very compassionate and collaborative and I love that about her

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2021

Dr. Bamford is wonderful!

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

Dr. Bamford demonstrates a very caring and compassionate nature during all of her office visits and that comes through on her virtual visits as well.

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2021

Dr. Cynthia Bamford is amazing!!!!! She does everything with care and is a true professional. I am truly lucky to have her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Always a great experience with Dr. Bamford.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Dr. Bamford listens to my concerns and came up with a new treatment plan that I'm comfortable with.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

I spent about 15 years with the head of the department. Very efficient and nice, but it was not until I moved on to Dr. Bamfort that progress was really made. 55 years of migraines and she was the turning point! Remarkable physician.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Dr. Bamford was extremely professional, inquiring how I was doing since my last appointment, took the time to listen and advise and alternate interventions. I felt she truly cared about my well-being and respected my needs. I am grateful to have found found her. Thank you, Dr. Bamford.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Dr. Bamford is truly an exceptional doctor. It is obvious she cares deeply for her patients and goes above and beyond to provide them the best care possible.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2021

Dr. Bamford is terrific! She is so intelligent and knowledgeable. Abe she is very caring and compassionate.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Dr. Bamford is very detailed and through. She knows me and my history and includes me in every step of the process. Dr. Bamford values me and my insight in the medical process.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Dr. Bamford is very good she takes her time answered every question

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Dr. Bamford is the most thorough, compassionate doctor I have ever dealt with. She cares about every aspect of my health!

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

Dr. Cynthia Bamford does a excellent job. She is very patient and kind and takes the time to listen to me. She is very knowledgeable in helping me with my condition and my concerns. She is also very respectful and makes me feel comfortable.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2021

I would recommend Dr. Bamford to others for care. I am very happy with her. She is a excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

Dr. Bamford is always courteous and displays excellent care and treatment for me.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Dr. Bamford is the best. She makes me feel important during my appointments: I don't feel rushed. She takes her time and listens to my issues. She is warm and shows empathy.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

the doctor always listens to my concerns and provides recommendations based upon them

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Dr. Bamford is the best physician I have ever had the privilege to consult.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2020

Dr. Bamford is an excellent physician. She is, kind, caring, extremely knowledgable, and professional.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

I have nothing but positive comments on my experience with Dr. Bramford! She was kind, compassionate and dug deep into what could be the issue. Thanks!

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2020

Dr. Bamford is maybe the most kind and caring doctor I have ever met. She takes all the time you need to make your appt. successful.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

Dr. Bamford correctly diagnosed my headaches and has given me my life back

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Dr. Bamford who is very professional. I liked her very much. She was very easy to understand and I appreciate that.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2020

Dr. Bamford was very great. Listens, gives options, and is so nice and puts me at ease. Thank you!

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2020

wonderful. Dr B is professional and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Excellent care and suggestions by Dr. Bamford.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

all concerns were addressed in a compassionate manner. dr bamford is the best.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Dr Bamford is the best! love working with her!

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Great experience with Dr Bamford.

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

Dr. Bamford is amazing. I wish all my doctors were like her. she is a true human being and genuinely cares for her patients.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

I would definitely recommend Dr. Bamford to anyone with headache issues. She was very thorough and mad me feel like she really cared and knew what she was talking about.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Dr. Bamfeld is a caring and compassionate physician who anticipated my questions and explained the procedure thoroughly

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Excellent experience-i was anxious about going to a new neurologist after my former neurologist, Mark Stillman, retired in the spring. But i immediately felt confidence and trust in Dr. Bamford

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

With Covid around and my various risk factors i am in pretty serious quarantine. So i was pleased to have another way to "see" my new doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Dr Bamford is an exceptional physician. She is highly intelligent, compassionate, attentive, and up to date. I appreciate her care.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

I was very frightened and Dr. Bamford made me feel safe and explained everything very well. I was very grateful to her for this!

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Over the past 20 years I've been under the care of six neurologists. Dr. Bamford is rare for her capacity for listening well, listening to my concerns without judgment, and kindness. I have never felt such confidence and peace in my doctor: She cares.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Dr. Bamford is an excellent physician and diagnostician. Additionally, she is a genuinely caring and compassionate person. I trust her implicitly with my healthcare (cluster headaches, specifically) and I deeply appreciate her manner of attentiveness and careful listening. Brilliant, caring, and makes me feel like I'm her most valued patient - yes, I recommend Dr. Bamford!

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

very nice lady. Dr Bramford was very courteous and took her time with me. She took time to explain issues. show care and understanding. nice lady

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

The video visit experience was went well but I like seeing the doctors in persons, but under the circumstance I felt it went very good with Dr Bamford.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

My experience with Dr. Bamford and other ancillaries were excellent. 5/5 stars.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

I see a lot of specialists/doctors and Dr. Bamford is, by far, superior in her approach to my condition. Thank you, Dr. Bamford and staff.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

The session with Dr. Cynthia Bamford was a unique experience of interest, care, professionalism, competence, and focus. She truly stands out in comparison to majority of physicians I have met. Most are good in one or a few aspects, but only the very best are outstanding in all, like Dr. Bamford.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

I was disappointed, I drove from Grand rapids, Mich. I have been dealing with this issue for 2 1/2 years. I brought my MRI's with me. she never looked at them herself. I wanted her own opinion of what she saw. Instead she brought up my records through spectrum and read what the previous doctor's had wrote. Once they hear the word tinnitus, they assume ears. Mine issues started after rough manipulation of neck. Tinnitus is a symptom of something, not always ears. It's hard to look outside of box when they focus on tinnitus. A second opinion, would have been her own opinion of my MRI's. Plus she shared what her aliments are, which is fine, but it was more to the fact that at our age we need to accept what we are dealing with. Was just hoping for a better second opinion.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Dr. Bamford is one of the most caring and thorough doctors I've been blessed to have.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Dr Bamford was great. She spent an hour with me and developed a plan that gives me hope.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

I couldn't ask for my doctor to be better than she already is. She's absolutely fabulous!

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

I am beyond happy with the amazing care and treatment I received from dr. Bamford. I will recommend to her anyone needing to find a neurologist.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

I was very pleased with my first visit with Dr Bamford

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

Dr. Bamford is wonderful doctor. She has always given me excellent care. She shows her concern for me as a person. I am grateful that she is my physician.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

I just could not be happier with Dr. Bamford. she is just wonderful

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr Bamford is always open to discussion and kind

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

Dr. Bamford is a God-send! Amazing doctor.

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

I like how Dr. Bamford really listens to you when you talk

Reviewed on May 14, 2020

I had a great call with Dr.Bamford

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

My appointment was via phone and all went well. Dr. Bamford listens and communicates extremely well. She is an excellent Doctor and I am glad I found her.

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

I really love my doctor she is awesome and the number mvp she help me and always care about my safety and health. I struggle with a lot of educational things and health issues but you help with everything Dr Benford love you and your the best

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

will tell everyone to come see dr Benford

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

Dr. Bamford consistently demonstrates her dedication to helping me with my health issues and determination in finding the best solutions. I feel very well cared for by her.

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