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Melinda Lawrence, MD

Melinda Lawrence, MD



133 Ratings 26 Reviews


Pain Medicine (Anesthesiology), Anesthesiology

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  • Program Director, Anesthesiology Pain Medicine, UH Cleveland Medical Center
  • Medical Director, Pain Medicine, UH Ahuja Medical Center
  • Associate Professor, CWRU School of Medicine

Melinda Lawrence, MD, is the current program director for the Pain Medicine Fellowship at University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center. She completed her residency training in Anesthesiology and her fellowship training in pain medicine at UH Cleveland Medical Center. Dr. Lawrence is active in medical education, has interest in research, and holds service roles in national pain societies. She is an associate professor in pain medicine, was selected to be a board examiner for the national licensing exam for her specialty, and is the pain medicine physician for the Cleveland Browns. Dr. Lawrence evaluates and treats all chronic pain conditions with an emphasis in interventional pain management and neuromodulation.


  • Pain Management

Languages Spoken


Office Locations

CMC Mather Ste B270

11100 Euclid Ave
Cleveland OH, 44106

UHMG Pain Medicine

3999 Richmond Rd
Beachwood OH, 44122

Patient Experience Reviews

4.5 out of 5

133 Ratings

Patient Comments (26)

Reviewed On 9/1/2021
Great team starting with nurse, then resident and then doctor!

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Dr Lawrence, her fellow and the nurse were all great.

Reviewed On 8/1/2021

Reviewed On 8/1/2021
Excellent experience, care, concern and detailed information about health care and the next steps to take to get healthier.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Meeting with Dr. Lawrence was very satisfactory. She is a very professional and competent physician. I trust her and her ability to take care of pain in my leg caused by ***.

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
excellent experience

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
provider normally very good, was late, appeared distracted

Reviewed On 6/1/2021
Dr. Lawrence always listens to me

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
I love coming to see her. She really listens to me and has definitely helped with my back.

Reviewed On 5/1/2021
DR. Lawrence provided care and concern regarding my pain and mobility problem. It is good to be heard.

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
I think she is a excellent provider in her field

Reviewed On 4/1/2021

Reviewed On 4/1/2021
The doctor always makes me feel very comfortable when she is performing the procedure I need to have done in the office. She is very friendly and makes you feel at ease right away.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
I had no problems with this provider. She explained what the problem is and gave me options for treatment.

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
excellent care every question was answered already recommended her!

Reviewed On 3/1/2021
Dr. Lawrence has been my pain mgmt provider for several years and I respect her skills, bedside manner and her abilities. She performed a *** procedure on my back, explained to my wife what she found and I have been better since!

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
Excellent service!

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
DR Lawrence took her time and provided answers to all of my questions.

Reviewed On 2/1/2021
quite good !

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
Dr. Lawrence was helpful in addressing my concerns about the procedure that will occur in a few weeks.

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
very compassionate and took time for questions

Reviewed On 1/1/2021
I appreciated this provider having the time to discuss the non surgical options that were available concerning my medical condition. She was very upfront about the outcome of the options. I was extremely grateful for her honesty about my condition. This resulted in my decision to do what I had put off doing. Which was to have the surgery to correct the root of the problem and not to continue putting a unworthy bandage that could never correct it. I was way beyond the non surgical method. This visit helped me in so many ways to make the decision to have the much needed surgery. I am forever grateful for her.

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
Dr. Lawrence was excellent, and UH did a good job of getting me a quick appointment with her.

Reviewed On 12/1/2020
Rude, disrespectful, condescending. ***

Reviewed On 12/1/2020

Reviewed On 11/1/2020
Doctor Lawarence was an absolute professional, extremely knowledgable and informative. A great listener and sincere in all she said. She is in a class of her own, outstanding in everything she did. It was my first visit and she had reviewed all my blood test and records and totally prepared for my visit!

Board Certifications

  • Anesthesiology - American Board of Anesthesiology
  • Pain Medicine - American Board of Anesthesiology


Fellowship | Pain Medicine
Pain Medicine - Uh Case Medical Center (2012 - 2013)

Residency | Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology - Uh Case Medical Center (2009 - 2012)

Internship | Anesthesiology
Anesthesiology - Uh Case Medical Center (2008 - 2009)

Medical Education
University Of Missouri-Kansas City School Of Medicine (2008)

Industry Relationships

University Hospitals is committed to transparency in our interactions with industry partners, such as pharmaceutical, biotech, or medical device companies. At UH, we disclose practitioner and their family members’ ownership and intellectual property rights that are or in the process of being commercialized. In addition, we disclose payments to employed practitioners of $5,000 or more from companies with which the practitioners interact as part of their professional activities. These practitioner-industry relationships assist in developing new drugs, devices and therapies and in providing medical education aimed at improving quality of care and enhancing clinical outcomes. At the same time, UH understands that these relationships may create a conflict of interest. In providing this information, UH desires to assist patients in talking with their practitioners about industry relationships and how those relationships may impact their medical care.

UH practitioners seek advance approval for certain new industry relationships. In addition, practitioners report their industry relationships and activities, as well as those of their immediate family members, to the UH Office of Outside Interests annually. We review these reports and implement management plans, as appropriate, to address conflicts of interest that may arise in connection with medical research, clinical care and purchasing decisions.

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As of December 31, 2016, Melinda Lawrence did not disclose any Outside Relationships with Industry.