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Department Center for Spine Health
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, Weston Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Back and Neck Pain Treatment
  • Concussion Evaluation and Testing
  • Electromyography
  • Epidural Steroid Injection
  • Exercise Prescription
  • Facet Median Nerve Branch Block
  • Fitness
  • Fitness And Nutrition As Part Of The Orthopaedic Treatment Plan
  • Fracture Care
  • General Neurology
  • Interventional Pain Management
  • Interventional Spine Procedures
  • Joint Injections
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender( LGBT Health)
  • Medical Management Of Spinal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Nerve Conduction Studies
  • Neurology
  • Peripheral Joint Injections
  • Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation
  • Rehabilitation Services
  • Rotator Cuff Pathology
  • Spinal Injections
  • Spine Rehabilitation
  • Sports Medicine
View all 26 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Aging Spine
  • Alzheimer's and Dementia
  • Amyotrophic Lateral Sclerosis (ALS)
  • Arthritis
  • Back Pain
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer Pain
  • Cervical and Lumbar Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Chronic Back Pain
  • Deconditioning
  • Degenerative Spine Disease
  • Epilepsy
  • Facet Arthropathy
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Foot & Toe Pain
  • Gait Dysfunction
  • Headaches
  • Heel Spurs
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Ischial Tuberosity
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Kyphosis
  • Leg Pain
  • Legg-Calve-Perthes Disease
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Movement Disorders
  • Multiple Sclerosis
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neurologic Conditions
  • Neuromuscular Disease
  • Neuropathy
  • Pediatric Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Piriformis Syndrome
  • Post-Laminectomy Syndrome
  • Radiculopathy
  • Sacroiliac Joint Dysfunction
  • Sacroilitis
  • Scheurmann's Kyphosis
  • Sciatica
  • Spinal Deformity
  • Spinal Disorders
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spine Wellness
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Stenosis - Spinal
  • Stroke
  • Thoracic Nerve Palsy
  • Whiplash
View all 58 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Mid Atlantic Pain Institute
Intervention Spine Technique & Pain Management
Newark, DE USA

Residency - Temple University Hospital
Physical Medicine And Rehabilitation
Philadelphia, PA USA

Internship - U.S. Air Force Medical Center-Keesler AFB
Internal Medicine
Keesler AFB, MS USA

Medical Education - UMDNJ-Robert Wood Johnson Medical School New Brunswick, NJ
New Brunswick, NJ USA

Undergraduate - Montclair State College
Upper Montclair, NJ USA


  • Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - Pain Medicine

Specialty Interests

Adult and adolescent scoliosis, deformities, degenerative, disc herniation, nonsurgical orthopedics, osteoporosis and spine fractures, spinal stenosis, sports medicine and sports injuries, trauma, treatment of complex spine pathologies

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for J. O'Connell, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 4/1/2019, Dr. O'Connell 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* 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

356 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.6
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

56 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2023

Excellent physician. Great concern for patient

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2023

Dr. O'Connell has my complete faith.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2023

Dr O'Connell told me about my symptoms and proposed care perfectly. There was no "sugar coating" or any unrealistic future expectations. I found it very refreshing to hear.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2022

Dr O'Connell is very thorough and concerned. Highly recommend

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2022

While I have met many excellent doctors, Dr. O'Connell is extremely professional and has a bedside manner that is hard to match. I received detailed and useful information that was easy for me to understand; I felt valued as a patient and again, my anxieties evaporated. Dr. O'Connell is a great asset to the Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

I love Dr. O'Connell. She's great. Not so glad about the scheduler. No one has called to schedule my next procedure.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2022

Dr. O'Connel is amazing and kind and extremely concerned about my care. She is fantastic!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

I found Dr. O'Connell to be thorough in the examination and in answering my questions and concerns. Dr. O'Connell alleviated my fears regarding what was going on with me and well explained my condition. I would definitely recommend Dr. O'Connell.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Dr. O'Connell is always great

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2022

Dr. Oconnell is great!!!

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Very thankful to the doctor for answering all my and my wife's concerns

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Dr. O'Connel went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable and executed the procedure without any discomfort. Although the effect is still being analyzed, I would not hesitate to revisit her office for further guidance.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

My Dr always listened to what I have to say. Give the best advice medically

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

Dr. O'Connell and her group are wonderful and kind.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

Extremely caring Doctor! She knows what she is doing and provides diferente solutions to the injury! Returning to see her!

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

I could not have expected anything to have gone better with this doctor, the staff and the attention.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2022

I had a concern that the doctor thought required an x-ray that was handled immediately. Within minutes the doctor had the results and everything was fine and was explained as much to me

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Dr. O'Connell is such a thoughtful and precise physician. She has gone above and beyond to ensure I follow up on caring for my issue. Thank you.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

I would 100% recommend Dr. O'Connell to others. I was well informed about my condition and her empathy motivated me to follow up.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022

Great experience from start to finish. Dr. O'CONNELL was informative and took the time to explain what was going on with my lower back.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

Dr. O'Connell Is a model physician for pain management. She Is empathetic, caring and truly wants me to feel better. She sees and treats me as a person and a patient.

Reviewed on Aug 3, 2022

I have referred multiple friends and family to Dr. O'Connell for cervical or lumbar pain and they all think very highly of her and were very happy I referred them to Dr. O'Connell.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Dr O'Connell was truly amazing and very thorough. Took the time to answer all my questions and explain next steps needed

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2022

Great Dr. O'Connel. She addressed all my concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2022

Excellent experience from making the appointment with the phone staffing and with professionals and Doctor on site

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Dr O'Connell Is a wonderfully skilled Physician. The treatment I received helped me tremendously and I consider myself very lucky to have this Dr helping me

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2022

I had a very good experience with Dr. J. Occonnel's office.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

A very positive experience and I'm so grateful that the doctor took such good care of me

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2022

You can't improve upon perfection and that's with Cleveland clinic to Mayas and Dr. O'Connell

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2022

This is the second time I see Dr. O Connell and as always I've had a wonderful physician taking care and listening to me.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Dr. O'Connell was great! Through and through very kind with excellent bedside manner. Immediately took action when she viewed my imaging and ordered an X-ray to determine if I was stable. She examined me and prepared me for potential next steps. Dr. O'Connell called me the next morning with my results and created a plan for me. Thank you.

Reviewed on May 24, 2022

Dr. O'Connell is an excellent provider. She discussed and explained treatment option to me.She is knowledgeable in her field. She shows empathy, caring and very compassionate.She Is one of a kind physician. I would highly recommend her to family members and friends.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2022

Dr. O'Connell is one of my favorite doctors. She is very attentive and caring about my health.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

Dr. O'Connell explained the procedure as we progressed. I felt like I was in good hands.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

Everyone was amazing, except the physician.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

Dr O'Connell professional and bedside manner excellent.. Staff in the procedure room excellent, staff at check in good

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

The provider was very informative and gave me very good information!

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

The provider was very informative and helpfull

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

We had a great experience. Dr. O'Connell is very knowledgeable and took the time to properly evaluate my son and answer al question. Highly recommend.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2022

Dr O'Connell is excellent

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2022

Dr O'Connell is awesome! I think we've figured out a treatment that works. My pain level is significantly less than I can remember in a very long time. That's priceless to me, and I'm forever grateful.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2022

She asked questions and waited for me to finish any of my responses. She was so pleasant and concerned.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2022

I had a wonderful experience with all of the staff. Doctor explained things clearly and was very nice.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

Dr J O Connell and staff are excellent and professional.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

Provider is excellent and very professional I highly recommend her

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2022

Dr O'Connell was absolutely wonderful - always going above and beyond and taking the time to fully explain every step of the procedure.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Doctor listens to my concerns & gives good sound advice.She is friendly & thorough.Assistant is friendly,professional & prompt.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2022

Dr J explained and showed scan of the issues with my back and was very detailed about treatment and expectations

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2022

Dr O'Connell is wonderful

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

Dr. O'Connell was wonderful. The only ray of Hope after a long wait to have an appointment scheduled. Wonderful, wonderful person

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022

Dr. O'Connell continues to be amazing. From her outstanding bedside manner to the time spent making sure that I completely understand everything being discussed. She is extremely knowledgeable and caring.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Dr. O'Connell was very personable and listened to my concerns. She was extremely knowledgeable and I believe assessed my problem In the best way possible. I'm very pleased.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2022

Dr. O'Connel is very easy to talk to.And doctor makes me very comfortable

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Without exception, every interaction with Dr. O'Connell have been outstanding.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Dr O'CONNEL is amazing! She is very thorough and compassionate. Took time to listen to my concerns and was able to relieve my back pain quickly with Trigger Point Injections

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