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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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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


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

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

Graduate School - University of Akron
Akron, OH USA

Undergraduate - University of Akron
Akron, OH USA


  • 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 11/19/2021, 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

183 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 4.8

59 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2021

Dr.Bamford is so caring and always takes the time with me to see what we have tried and what other Avenues we can still try to relieve this stupid intractable headache. I so appreciate her

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2021

A lovely dr. Very concerned about the treatments I'm getting and very accomidating

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Dr Bamford is the best. She is always up on current research and new meds and watches out for me.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Dr.Bamford is the kindest, most compassionate doctor I've had for 20 years. She is very professional, explains everything and includes me in my care.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2021

Dr. Bamford is amazing in her knowledge of my issues and her ability to explain and help me.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

She was very helpful and had the most knowledge of migraines as any provider I have seen this far.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Dr. Bamford listens to my ideas about my next treatment process and agreed to try it.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

I always look forward to my virtual visits with Dr. Bamford. No matter how much time has passed between visits we pick up where we left off every time. She is very smart, caring and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

I love Dr Bamford...I always feel my appt is more of an interactive discussion on my treatment

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2021

Dr. Bamford is very contentious and actually was concerned about how I was doing. Gratefully, my health is good

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Dr Bamford is easy to talk with and she listens to my concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2021

Dr Bamford is always great

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2021

Dr Bamford is very caring and responding

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

Dr. Bamford is the best!

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

The main reason that my husband and I admire about Dr. Banford is that she listens to everything that we have to say about my treatment , pain and my migraines. I feel like she really cares about me. I have several issues that require medical attention and I've seen many doctors over the years. Dr. Banford is one of the best. Her knowledge is amazing. Plus her compassion is incredible. I would highly recommend Dr. Banford to anyone. She is wonderful.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2021

I really respect Dr. Banford.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2021

I drive 1 hour to see Dr bamford . The best all around care.

Reviewed on Jul 8, 2021

Dr. Bamford is the best. No question.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2021

Dr Bamford has been shown to be the most caring and concerned of Drs! I was so relieved after our appointment because she listened, helped with new issues, and asked to see me in 3 mo. Perfect!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2021

I really feel well cared for by Dr. Bamford and well respected as a patient.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

I have seen several neurologists for chronic migraines since moving to the area including specialists at University Hospitals, but Dr. Bamford is the first to take the time to understand my issues and what treatments I have previously tried and to develop a reasonable plan. She was very patient and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Dr. Cynthia Bamford is the best doctor I have ever known. She is very caring, compassion, always listen to my problems. Dr. Bandied truly is the best doctor! God bless her!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

I would definitely recommend Cleveland clinic to all my friends and family. Especially Dr. Bamford!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2021

Dr. Bamford is the epitome of a caring kind physician.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Dr. Bamford is one of the best doctors I've ever seen. The amount of time she took to really understand my concern, give me explanations and helpful information, and talk me through the options for treatment, was outstanding. Very impressed - I have already recommended her to others.

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

I saw a neurologist 5 years ago and they spent like 5 minutes with me and didn't inform me about my condition and options. Dr. Bamford answered all of my questions and explained everything throughly.

Reviewed on May 13, 2021

Dr. Bamford has an extremely warm yet professional style that enables me to feel comfortable discussing my medical needs.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Dr Bamford has been very involved in treating my migraine

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Dr. Bamford was very very concerned about my condition as well as all the issues associated with my symptoms, she was very thoughtful! She answered all my questions and concerns, she absolutely cares about her patients!!! I feel I am EXACTLY WHERE I NEED TO BE!!!!

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 30, 2020

Really knowledgeable doctor. Very good at explaining.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

very good! Dr Bamford is very attentive to every concern.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Dr Bamford is very thorough and makes every effort to review all treatment options and cover any and all questions I may have

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!

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