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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Willoughby Hills Fam Hlth Ctr
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Willoughby Hills Fam Hlth Ctr
Primary Location

Willoughby Hills Fam Hlth Ctr


Additional Locations

Orthopaedic Surgery

Mentor Hospital

8300 Norton Parkway
Mentor, OH 44060

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Back Pain Treatment
  • Care of the Young Athlete
  • Center for Pediatric Sports Health
  • Concussion Center
  • Fracture Care
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Management of Early Hip Disease
  • Neck Pain Treatment
  • Non-Operative Orthopaedics
  • Non-Operative Treatment of Fractures
  • Non-Operative Treatment of Sprains
  • Nonsurgical Treatment of Arthritis
  • Nonsurgical Treatment of Musculoskeletal Sports Injuries
  • Orthopaedics
  • Peripheral Joint Injections
  • Prevention and Treatment of Injuries in the Aging Athlete
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Safety
  • Women's Sports Health
View all 19 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Athletic Knee Injury
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Back Problems in Athletes
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical Spine Disorders
  • Concussion
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Hand Problems
  • Hip Pain
  • Internal Derangement of the Knee
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Leg Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Medical Problems in Athletes
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck Pain
  • Neck Problems in Athletes
  • Orthopaedic Injuries
  • Overuse Syndrome
  • Patellofemoral Instability
  • Pediatric Knee Injuries
  • Pediatric Knee Pain
  • Posterior Tibial Tendonitis / Dysfunction
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Thoracic Spine Disorders
  • Upper Extremity Disorders
View all 41 Specialties +


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About Anne Rex, DO

Anne M. Rex, DO, FAOASM, is a staff physician within the Center for Sports Health in the Department of Orthopaedics at the Cleveland Clinic. She is also a Clinical Assistant Professor for Sports Medicine at the Ohio University Heritage College of Osteopathic Medicine and the team physician for Lake Catholic High School in Mentor, Ohio.

Dr. Rex specializes in Primary Care Sports Medicine and has a Certificate of Added Qualification in the subspecialty of Sports Medicine, in addition to, certification in Family Practice. She received the award of Fellow of the American Osteopathic Association of Sports Medicine in 2014 after substantially demonstrating excellence in the field of Sports Medicine both clinically and academically.

Dr. Rex has a special interest in treating sports-related orthopaedic and musculoskeletal injuries, returning athletes safely to play, and medical management of many common orthopaedic conditions. In addition, she emphasizes the safe return to work, activities of daily living and recreational sports and exercise as the subspecialty of Sports Medicine is inclusive of all active individuals at all levels. She works in close collaboration with a variety of providers within the Cleveland Clinic for a multidisciplinary approach to find the optimal treatment plan to restore health and prevent future injury.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center
Sports Medicine
Richmond Heights, OH USA

Residency - University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center
Family Practice
Richmond Heights, OH USA

Internship - University Hospitals Richmond Medical Center
Richmond Heights, OH USA

Medical Education - New York Institute of Technology College of Osteopathic Medicine
New York, NY USA

Undergraduate - University of Rochester
Rochester, NY USA


  • Sports Medicine
  • Family Medicine - Sports Medicine

Specialty Interests

Non-surgical orthopaedics, all sports-related musculoskeletal injuries, adolescent lower back pain, spondylolysis

Awards & Honors

  • FAOASM: Fellow of the American Osteopathic Academy of Sports Medicine (2014)

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Anne Rex, DO.

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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 4/17/2023, Dr. Rex 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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* 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

299 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 4.6

52 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr.Rex is so kind,Shows that she cares,And completely informs you of your care plan. I highly recommend

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

Dr Rex is extremely concerned about my condition. She is always focused on finding a way to relieve my pain

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

The staff and the doctor were very professional and answered all my concerns

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

Dr. Rex is absolutely amazing. Cleveland Clinic is lucky to have her, as is my child. She goes above and beyond. Was thorough in her evaluation and recommended appropriate and helpful providers to keep my athlete in the best shape she can be in. My athlete is in a sport that is very hard on her growing body and Dr. Rex made several recommendations to help with her growing knee pains. I can't say it enough, we are very thankful to have her and I hope the Cleveland Clinic appreciates her- she's exceptional

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

Very smooth visit from ck in to speaking to provider. From ck in staff to medical assistant to physician Very good care

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

The doctor was very short and snippy with me. Very rude!

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2024

The Dr. Gave good information about current & possible future treatments.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

Dr Rex was very thorough and explained in detail what was going on with my knee

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

Liz and Dr Rex are a good team work efficiently

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2024

Dr Rex is always very helpful and informative! She has consistently provided excellent care to me and that is why I do not hesitate to come to her with my osteoarthritis issues.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Excellent experience! Dr Rex was very attentive during the appointment, spending time explaining the potential root causes of my Injury, what routes we will take to diagnose, how to manage the pain In the meantime and how to prevent the Injuries fromHappening. She was very thorough and followed several times after the appointment. Will definitely go back to her again!

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2024

Dr Rex will certainly be the reason why I would go back to Cleveland clinic!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

I needed an appointment with an orthopedic surgeon and Dr. Rex is not a surgeon. I called back to scheduling after my apt with Dr. Rex to schedule with a list of surgeon's she provided. Scheduling couldn't get an apt scheduled so they said they would leave a message with the surgeon's office to call me back for scheduling. NEVER heard back, so I scheduled elsewhere.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2024

Very dismissive, there was zero explanation of her assumptions. Was just recommend physical therapy and when I asked for more information she basically just walked out and got the nurse to dismiss me.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

Dr Rex is excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Dr. Rex was through and kind. She answered all my questions and I felt heard. Great doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Good experience. Caring doctor and cast tech and nurse. Thorough doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2024

Dr Rex is excellent

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr Rex did a thorough physical and showed kindness and concern

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2024

I felt immediately comfortable with Dr. Rex. She demonstrated vast knowledge of my problem and skillfully and compassionately administered the injection I needed.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

Dr. Rex is terrific and I would highly recommend her to others!

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

Dr. Rex showed great concern for my issue and continued to follow up after my treatment.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr Rex is always very nice and thorough

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Dr Rex is very concerned for my health and discussed my shoulder issues. Was able to get a steroid injection to left shoulder during visit which is what I was seeking!

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

Dr.Rex is Ace's.! Always helps me when I need it.!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr. Was very helpful

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Dr Rex is AWSOME!!!!!I feel safe with her even if I know it may be painful!, this is the 2nd issue seen her for glad that her name came up when looking for provider

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2023

Seem Dr Rex people all realize how actually caring / concerned she is

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr Rex is the best! She is very thorough and answered all our questions.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2023

Dr. Rex is extremely knowledgeable. Came up with a logical plan of care to resolve my pain.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Dr Rex is a wonderful caring doctor,

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2023

Loved Dr. Rex. Would definitely recommend her to others

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

I feel like the resident was more involved in my care and interested than Dr Rex.

Reviewed on Sep 12, 2023

She was great very thorough

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

The provider has provided outstanding effort to resolve several different medical problems I've had over the years.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr.Rex is an A+ She is so through with the exam and provides detailed explanations that my child could understand

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

I would highly recommend Dr. Rex for a variety of reasons, including the fact that she took the time to listen and displayed a wonderful sense of humor that made me feel more at ease....

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2023

DrRex was so thorough and patient. You could see that she truly cared about your concerns and went above and beyond

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

Dr. Rex is a conscientious and very effective doctor. Every time I have visited her that has been great results!!

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2023

I hated her and she didn't care about me one bit

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

I have been in severe pain since April, growing worse. After seeing Dr Rex once, within a week the pain level dropped significantly. I finally felt "heard." What a blessed relief

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr Rex is very thorough and always explains thing in detail so that I can understand

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

Dr Rex is so good and thorough that That I've asked if she will see my mother and she said yes

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Dr Rex is an excellent physician. I've been seeing her for quite some time and always on time . Very thorough and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2023

I cannot say enough good things about Dr. Rex. She's always very thorough and describes everything to me. We look at the xrays together and she explains the differences in my knee deterioration. We talked about my weight loss and she gave me the option to have her and the endocrinologist work together to lose the weight so I'd eventually be able to get a total knee replacement. She's just a top notch caring doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2023

The doctor rushed through appt.and did not provide any information helpful to my problem. I felt she addressed issues normally handled by my Primary Care Physician.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr. Rex did a great job of explaining and showing me the issues with my shoulder, then put together a plan to go forward.

Reviewed on Jun 6, 2023

Dr. Rex was very knowledgeable and professional

Reviewed on May 25, 2023

Dr Rex was awesome.. She listened to my concerns and helped me understand my pain

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Dr. Rex was fantastic and I would highly recommend to others.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

I felt that I was just another number to this doctor. She just did not explain things well, or give me a good explanation of what was wrong, and how I should work to fix the problem.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. Rex is not only a good Doctor,She is a good person!

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