Treatment & Services
- Medical Management Of Spinal Disorders
- Musculoskeletal Medicine
- Non-Operative Spine Care
- Peripheral Joint Injections
- Sports Medicine
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Aging Spine
- Back Pain in Athletes
- Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
- Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
- Degenerative Spine Disease
- Facet Arthropathy
- Facet Joint Syndrome
- Hip Pain
- Lumbar Radiculopathy
- Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Neck Pain
- Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
- Spine Pain
- Stenosis - Spinal
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Mayo Clinic
Physical Medicine & Rehab
Rochester, MN USA
Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Internship - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Pittsburgh, PA USA
Medical School - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI USA
Undergraduate - University Of Wisconsin, Parkside
Kenosha, WI USA
Musculoskeletal Medicine, Non-Operative Spine Care, Osteoporosis, Sports Medicine
Research & Publications
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136 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.5|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.7|
6 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Nov 14, 2017
Dr. Khalaf was excellent in this area.
Reviewed on May 9, 2017
Dr. Khalaf is a busy lady and I get that, however, I have MS and cognitive issues. Thank goodness my husband was with me to take notes and ask questions because she talks really fast and seemed to be irritated with me due to my processing skills. At times she was short with me and I almost cried.
Reviewed on Mar 6, 2017
She explained her reasons from not ordering an x-ray, and it made sense to me. She was able to explain ow and why she prescribe my meds. She also went over all things I should watch out for if my condition worsened. I felt well informed about my condition and how to manage it at home.
Reviewed on Feb 14, 2017
Reviewed on Feb 6, 2017
Though my provider is very good at asking about my concerns, I don't fully know if my provider understands the type or amount of pain I am experiencing. As I am typically not very demonstrative, I don't know that my provider necessarily empathizes with or fully understands my situation.
Reviewed on Jan 24, 2017
All was very good, and I look forward to returning if necessary.
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