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Department Center for Neuro-Restoration
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
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

224 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

64 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

Dr. Bamford is always a pleasure to see. She makes me feel comfortable to explain any problems I'm experiencing and always explains the path forward.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2020

Dr. Bamford has been wonderful to have as a physician. She is very knowledgeable and takes her time explaining and answering questions. She is very reassuring and caring.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

Dr. Bamford is the epitome of my definition of a caring empathetic doctor

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

dr bamford is the BEST

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

dr Bamford is one of the kindest physicians as well as extremely knowledgeable about her field.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Cynthia C Bamford MD is am wonderful doctor and has done a lot for me in going the extra mile to help me with headache management. A terrific person and doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Wonderful doctor and great caring person!

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

Dr. Bamford is very compassionate and was excellent at listening to new health issues and finding ways to help all aspects of my health issues.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Dr Bamford is truly wonderful. I don't think she could care and more about my health and family.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Dr. Bamford made me feel like I was her only patient of the day...even though I was the last appointment of the evening.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr. Bamford is a phenomenal physician. My trips from Alabama to see her are well worth the time and expense.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr. Bamford has a wonderful bedside manner and takes her time explaining procedures.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

my visit with dr Bamford was excellent she was kind caring and very informative

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr. Bamford is a great Doctor. Patient, kind, thorough, extremely knowledgeable, I really enjoyed my visit.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Great Doctor, Great visit.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

Dr. Bamford is a compassionate, comprehensive caregiver. She is an excellent listener and answers questions responding with all the necessary information I needed to make critical decisions about my future care. She took all my circumstances into mind and some I hadn't thought of when answering my inquiries. I trust her with my health care.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr. Bamford carefully listened to my questions and was open and honest in discussing and assessing my headaches over the past 6 months, as well as additional treatment options we may be able to try, along with the pros and cons, etc. She is very invested in my care.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

Great Doctor. Very helpful with all my questions. We discuss and come to agreement on my treatment and options and concerns.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Dr. Bamford is an excellent care provider. she makes me feel comfortable and seems concerned about the whole patient.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

I'm always amazed at how minimal the wait time once arriving to see Dr Bamford is and then how much care and attention she gives you once she's in the actual room. I never feel rushed, and I feel not only listened to but heard. Dr Bamford's bedside manner is truly what all practitioners should be aiming for.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2019

Dr. Bamford has always been attentive to my questions/concerns. She provides answers and treatment options in an easy to understand manner. And she does it all with warmth and kindness.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Dr. Bamford listened to me very attentively. She was very caring and showed her concern. She examined me very thoroughly and explained everything very well. I felt that I was well cared for by her.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

I have been with Dr.Bamford a long time , Her staff is very professional and courteous

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr.Bamford, is the only one who is ever explain some of my condition anyway I understood, helping me to better determine my next course of action

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Dr. Bamford was excellent. Very caring and easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

The Dr was amazing. I have been to many Drs in the US in the past 2 years and she spent a lot of time going through records and explaining a lot of details to us that no one else had. I very much appreciated her.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

Dr. Bamford is so patient compassionate.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

dr Bamford was kind, patient, caring and took the time to listen and understand my issues

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2019

excellent doctor. left feeling as if I was on the right path to curing my migraines

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Dr. Bamford is the first neurologist who has set a treatment plan that reduces the number of migraines and reducing the # of prescriptions that were needed to relieve the pain.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

My time with Dr. Bamford was very rushed. She didnt sit down to speak with me. She examined me for ten minutes and proceeded to end the appointment. I was very disappointed that I spent majority of my time with a nurse practictioner.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Dr. Bamford is excellent. She provides highest quality care , very knowledgeable, caring. She listens to patient's concerns and discusses every issue with detail. Never felt rushed during visit. I felt like the visit was complete.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Very personable and empathic doctor. Truly cared for me as a person.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr. Bamford is a good listener and is very concerned with me as her patient. She is kind and most eager to help me.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr. Bamford was thoughtful in looking at the feedback on how often my headaches were occurring and took the time to explain a few new options. She truly cares about ways to help alleviate the pain and occurrances.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

Dr Bramford is great. she is very informative and she listened to my every concern!

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