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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Care of the Young Athlete
  • Center for Pediatric Sports Health
  • Concussion Center
  • Fracture Care
  • General Orthopaedics
  • Management of Back and Neck Pain
  • Management Of Early Hip Disease
  • Medical Orthopaedics
  • Non Operative Treatment Of Arthritis, Fractures, Sprains And General Orthopaedics
  • Non Surgical Orthopaedics
  • Non-Operative Adult Orthopaedics
  • Non-Surgical 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

  • Acute Sports Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Athletic Knee Injury
  • Avoiding Dehydration, Proper Hydration
  • Back and Neck Problems in Athletes
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Broken Bones
  • Bursitis
  • Cervical, Thoracic and Lumbar Spine Disorders
  • Concussion
  • Exercise-induced Asthma
  • Facet Joint Syndrome
  • Hand Problems
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Pain
  • Internal Derangement of the Knee
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Lateral Epicondylitis/tennis Elbow
  • Leg Pain
  • Lumbar Radiculopathy
  • Medical Problems In Athletes
  • Muscle Injuries
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Neck and Shoulder Pain
  • Neck Injuries
  • Neck Pain
  • Orthopaedic Injuries
  • Overuse Syndrome
  • Patellofemoral Instability
  • Pediatric Knee Injuries
  • Pediatric Knee Pain
  • Posterior Tibial Tendontis / Dysfunction
  • Proper Footwear
  • Shin Splints
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Spinal Fractures
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylolysis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Tension Headaches
  • Upper Extremity Disorders
View all 49 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. 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


  • Family Medicine - Sports Medicine

Specialty Interests

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

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Anne Rex, DO.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 7/6/2021, 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.

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

247 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 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 19, 2021

Dr. Rex answered all my questions completely and helped me come to a decision about my treatment.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

Dr. Rex was very late. No updates regarding delay. When she did arrive, she rushed me through the appointment with minor concern for my issues.

Reviewed on May 6, 2021

I would not recommend Dr. Rex to anyone.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Dr. Rex didn't seem to care. Sensed she was preoccupied or over-worked or felt she just didn't have the regard for the OTHER person

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Dr Rex was great

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2021

the scheduling person was wonderful and I loved dr rex

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

films from UHHS were of poor quality so Dr. Rex didn't have adequate info for a full assessment

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr. Rex was so kind and so thorough

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

Dr. Rex is very nice, but exam felt rushed.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Had a discussion with Dr. Rex about my progress and if there should be any next steps. Asked about receiving a steroid shot to help with the healing and she recommended against it and explained why in terms I understood.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

very professional Doctor Rex was awesome

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

I had my first gel shot for my knee. No one seemed to notify dr Rex that it was only a one shot type. She still came in the room expecting to give me the first of two. No one knew why my insurance ok'd two doses.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Doctor offered me options regarding course of treatment going forward, listened to my preferences regarding timeline, and together we made a tentative plan for timing of further treatments and surgery.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

great experience! Dr. Rex took good care of me and answered all my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Very good experience with the Doctor and nurse

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Not impressed with the care provider. I was in pain (still am) & I felt she just brushed it off. Don't feel I got the help I was looking for. From a fall 2 months ago I know have osteoarthritis? With no real explanation as to why & what can be done. Felt like she didn't think it was serious but I was & am still in pain. Also felt like she wanted me to make all the decision but she is the doctor & should have been suggesting a game plan. Left frustrated with no real answers. Don't think I'll be back & would not recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

The Clinic & the staff was good just not impressed with the doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Dr. Anne Rex was great, she gave me all the info I needed and spent enough time with me that it didn't seemed rushed. so far the steroid injection has helped tremendously

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

I really can't say enough about Dr. Rex she is awesome and always helps me with my issues.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

Good with Dr. Rex, but the radiology Dept. terrible. Behind. Waited 15-20 min, then they sent me to other building because there was no wait. I also waited for 15-20 min. Then I had to go back to first building to Dr. Rex at which point they were pissed I was late. Your people need to communicate with each other! I was initially there 2 minutes EARLY!!

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

she is a sports doctor , I wanted someone who specializes in knee and feet injury

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2020

Horrible experience. Doctor spent less than 10 minutes with me. I had a list of specific questions I never got to ask because she was so rushed. She performed an exam but didn't respond to any of my specific concerns or ask me if I had questions. She simply referred me to another provider, which I cannot afford. I don't know what I'm supposed to do, what the prognosis is, or if there is anything I should avoid. She barely made eye contact with me. I felt like no one in the medical staff cared about me or wanted to help me at all.

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

i sought out Dr rex previous experience with her turned out well. i trust her.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

This was my first visit with Dr. Rex and I really like her.

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Dr. Rex was recommended to me by a very good friend and I will certainly tell others about my good experience.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

Dr. Rex is wonderful!

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

*Dr. Rex very knowledgeable about my injury & care great.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Dr. Rex is a very good doctor and her staff is excellent. They are the best

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

Dr. Rex is the best doctor in the world

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