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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

  • 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 Adult 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

  • Acute Sports Injuries
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Athletic Knee Injury
  • Back Disorders
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Back Problems in Athletes
  • Broken Bones
  • 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 43 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


  • 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.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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.

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

255 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

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

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!

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr Rex and Dr Pathak were a great team!

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Dr Rex is nice and thorough- will definitely refer her

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr. Rex is a great physician and Is very professional and explains things very well

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

I would definitely recommend Dr. Rex or CCF to anyone since I've been here for 30 years

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2023

Even got me a nice cold glass of water. She explained things thoughrouly.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

I love love love Dr Rex!!!!

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2023

The doctor was very focused and recommended me for an MRI. She was excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2023

Dr. Rex explained everything about my knee pain to me and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Dr Rex and her staff are very caring and helpful. Their availability to answer questions and concerns is much appreciated.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2023

Dr. Rex was very helpful and kind.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2023

It just felt rushed and that she didn't listen to all of my concerns. I didn't really know what was wrong with me until I read the paper report.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2023

Dr REx is outstanding and a very caring doctor She listens to the problem of my legs and helps me

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2023

Dr Rex gave me information I didn't have in assistining in future therapy's and helped the problem I was having tremendously

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2022

Dr. Rex was very professional & thorough. A diagnosis was made quickly. And, she explained what I needed to do going forward. She answered all my questions as well.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2022

Dr Rex and her staff were very personable and had great personal interest.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Dr Rex and her assistants were AWSOME !!! 5's are an Insult of a score. She showed unscorable compassion for terrible situation

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2022

Again Dr Rex is a 10 on this 5 scale, in all categories!! She ever needs personal referrals im it!!!!

Reviewed on Oct 21, 2022

Scheduling did not properly advise the doctor of the type of pain I was having (sciatic hamstring), which is outside of Dr Rex's normal discipline (knee joint). Doctor was not able to treat me but did examine and refer)

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