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Clifford R. Everett, M.D., M.P.H.

Clifford R. Everett, M.D., M.P.H.

Orthopaedics & Physical Performance , Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation , Medicine

5 out of 5 stars
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About Me

Dr. Everett's areas of specialty and research are the non-surgical treatment of lower back pain and spinal disorders such as spinal stenosis and sciatica. As a physiatrist, or physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, he uses interventional treatments including injections and specific rehabil...
Dr. Everett's areas of specialty and research are the non-surgical treatment of lower back pain and spinal disorders such as spinal stenosis and sciatica. As a physiatrist, or physical medicine and rehabilitation specialist, he uses interventional treatments including injections and specific rehabilitation to restore function and quality of life to his patients.

Dr. Everett earned his medical degree at Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed a residency at the Mayo Clinic. He has published numerous medical articles on topics such as techniques for treating spinal pain and guidelines for their implementation. Dr. Everett is certified by the American Board of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. He is an Associate Professor of Orthopaedics and Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation at URMC.

Certified Specialties

Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation - American Board of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation

Faculty Appointments

Associate Professor - Department of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation (SMD)

Associate Professor - Department of Orthopaedics (SMD) - Joint


Residency & Fellowship

Residency, Mayo Foundation Rochester. 1996 - 1999

Internship, Mayo Foundation Rochester. 1995 - 1996


MD | Georgetown University School of Medicine. 1995


Oral Exam Item Writer. Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2013

Oral Examiner Academy of Physical Medicine & Rehabilitation. 2006

AcademicKeys Who's Who in Medical Sciences and Education. 2005

SPSS for Healthcare Basic & Intermediate. 2005 - 2005

Academic Leadership Program. 2002

Teacher of the Year University of Rochester Department of Physical Medicine. 2002 - 2007

National Institutes of Health, Research Elective NINDS EMG Laboratory. 1994

Dr. Margaret M. Kenrick Memorial Achievement Award for Excellence in Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation. 1994

George M. Kober Scholar. 1991 - 1995

Forstall Award in Analytical Chemistry. 1990

Selected as one of the top 33 students at the National Conference on Undergraduate Research. 1990

Regis College Natural Science Scholarship. 1989 - 1990

Colorado Scholars Scholarship. 1987 - 1990


Journal Articles

Lumbar zygapophsial joint arthropathy

Everett CR; Bauernfeind M; Vanushkina M.

Knowledge NOW/American Academy of

Cervical and thoracic zygapophsial joint arthropathy

Everett CR; Bauernfeind M; Essaf D.

PM&R Knowledge NOW/American Academy of

Teran BJ; Norton DL; Everett CR.

Outcome Measures in Interventional Spine – a focused

Everett CR; Ramirez C; Perkowski M.

Disorders of the spine: review of lumbar disc

The role of integrated care in Older Adults with lumbar spinal stenosis.

Dougherty P, Lyons SS, Everett CR, Weiner D.

Topics in Integrative Health. 2010; 1(2(ID12003)).

An updated systematic review of the diagnostic utility of selective nerve root blocks.

Datta S, Everett CR, Trescot AM, Schultz DM, Adlaka R, Abdi S, Atluri SL, Smith HS, Shah RV

Pain physician.. 2007 January 10 (1):113-28. Epub 1900 01 01.

Evidence based medicine summary statement.

Andersson GB, Bridwell KH, Danielsson A, Dolan LA, Everett CR, Fisher CG, Mercado E, Mulpuri K, Richards BS, Rubery PT, Sponseller PD, Weinstein JN.

Spine. 2007; 32(19 Suppl): S64-5.

Acute care for cervical spine injuries in athletes.

Everett, Clifford R., Cesarz, Thomas J, Kapur, Gaurav.

J Musculoskeletal Med. 2007; 26: 70-76.

Informed consent in interventional spine procedures: how much do patients understand?

Everett CR, Novoseletsky D, Cole S, Frank J, Remillard C, Patel RK

Pain physician.. 2005 July 8 (3):251-5. Epub 1900 01 01.

Discography as a diagnostic test for spinal pain: a systematic and narrative review.

Shah RV, Everett CR, McKenzie-Brown AM, Sehgal N

Pain physician.. 2005 April 8 (2):187-209. Epub 1900 01 01.

Diagnostic utility of facet (zygapophysial) joint injections in chronic spinal pain: a systematic review of evidence.

Sehgal N, Shah RV, McKenzie-Brown AM, Everett CR

Pain physician.. 2005 April 8 (2):211-24. Epub 1900 01 01.

A systematic review of diagnostic utility of selective nerve root blocks.

Everett CR, Shah RV, Sehgal N, McKenzie-Brown AM

Pain physician.. 2005 April 8 (2):225-33. Epub 1900 01 01.

Interventional techniques in the management of chronic spinal pain: evidence-based practice guidelines.

Boswell MV, Shah RV, Everett CR, Sehgal N, McKenzie Brown AM, Abdi S, Bowman RC, Deer TR, Datta S, Colson JD, Spillane WF, Smith HS, Lucas LF, Burton AW, Chopra P, Staats PS, Wasserman RA, Manchikanti L

Pain physician.. 2005 January 8 (1):1-47. Epub 1900 01 01.

A systematic review of sacroiliac joint interventions.

McKenzie-Brown AM, Shah RV, Sehgal N, Everett CR

Pain physician.. 2005 January 8 (1):115-25. Epub 1900 01 01.

A conversation on spinal injections with your favorite professor.

Everett Clifford R.

Clin J of Pain. 2005; 21(5): 459-460.

Flushing as a side effect following lumbar transforaminal epidural steroid injection.

Everett CR, Baskin MN, Speech D, Novoseletsky D, Patel R

Pain physician.. 2004 October 7 (4):427-9. Epub 1900 01 01.

Therapeutic spine procedures for low back pain: questions and answers.

Patel RK, Everett CR.

J Musc Med. 2004; 21(2): 59.

Pedicle lesion in the toddler: a radiologic review.

Patel RK, Rubery PT, Myers S, Everett CR

Pain physician.. 2003 April 6 (2):213-6. Epub 1900 01 01.

Neck injuries in the athlete: diagnosis and conservative management

Everett CR, Santwani KM, Kapur G, Patel RK.

J Musc Med. 2003; 20(11): 516-522.

Chronic neck pain: The specific syndromes

Slipman CW, Isaac Z, Patel R, Everett CR, Lenrow DA, Ostrowski J.

J Musc Med. 2003; 20: 24-33.

Optimal Health: The Experts Discuss Management of Low Back Pain in Women.

Everett CR, Fitzgerald C.

J of Womens Health. 2003; 12(10): 953-59.

Low back pain: 20 clinical pearls.

Patel RK, Everett CR.

J Musc Med. 2003; 20: 452-60.

Peripheral neuropathy in children with HIV infection.

Floeter MK, Civitello LA, Everett CR, Dambrosia J, Luciano CA

Neurology.. 1997 July 49 (1):207-12. Epub 1900 01 01.


Interventional Spine: An Algorithmic Approach 1st Edition (2006)

Chapter: Pagets Disease- Chapter 1

Authors: Everett CR, Patel RK

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd. 2006

Interventional Spine: An algorithmic Approach 1st Edition (2006)

Chapter: Injection Procedures Chapter 94

Authors: Patel RK, Everett CR

Publisher: Elsevier Ltd 2006

SPINE: State of the Art Reviews (1998)

Chapter: Prognosis after whiplash-related injury.

Authors: Smith J, Everett CR

Publisher: Unknown 1998

Ratings & Comments

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During this visit, did this provider spend enough time with you?

4.9 stars

During this visit, did this provider show respect for what you had to say?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider give you easy to understand information about these health questions or concerns?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider listen carefully to you?

5.0 stars

During this visit, did this provider explain things in a way that was easy to understand?

5.0 stars

Patient Comments

5.0 stars

Dr. Everett is so kind & caring - He eases my concerns and makes me feel I'm in capable hands.

Apr 23, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Everett is thorough and personable, he explained everything to me in a way I could understand.

Apr 16, 2024

5.0 stars

I look forward to seeing this provider because of his care, concern, knowledge and ability to make me feel at ease

Mar 21, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Everett was exceptional. He took the time to look at my medical history and connected the concern I came in to see him for and discussed possible treatment options citing current medical research. I appreciated how thorough he was and how he did not seem rushed to move on to the next patient.

Mar 15, 2024

5.0 stars

Doctor Everett is truly the most knowledgeable, efficient provider we have ever come across! He also has a knock for treating patient with dignity & humanity!! In addition, he treats patients with respect for their intelligence (in our opinion).

Mar 14, 2024

5.0 stars

I love Dr. Everett!

Mar 11, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Everett is very honest, pleasant, and professional. He is easy to work with and lets me be involved.

Feb 27, 2024

5.0 stars

Dr. Everett is literally the best doctor I have ever had. He's kind, helpful communicates well, describes what's happening well.

Feb 13, 2024

5.0 stars

One of the best

Feb 01, 2024

5.0 stars

Honest, knows his field, trust, respect, would recommend him to anyone, explains everything so you understand, easy to talk to, open for suggestions if they are helpful or explains why not. Star rating from me 100+.

Jan 23, 2024


Dr. Everett is one of the best and kindest physicians I have ever encountered.

Dec 25, 2023


Dr. Everett THE BEST - staff great too.

Dec 14, 2023


Unfortunately he is not accepting new patients. I know others that could use his help. Great doctor.

Nov 09, 2023


Dr. Everett is a Superb Physician who is a pleasure to be on my team - He is compassionate, professional, knowledgeable about his field of study, and I feel confident that he is guiding and offering care and options that I understand

Nov 08, 2023


Dr. Everett is my favorite all time doctor because of his wonderful bedside manner.

Sep 29, 2023


This provider always makes me feel important.

Sep 26, 2023


Dr. Everett is a treasure - I am fortunate to be able to consult him.

Aug 25, 2023


Dr. Everett reviewed treatment to date and explained information about my conditions in a way that was easy to understand. He is very knowledgeable about the spine and provided valuable guidance about treatment options. He was attentive and responsive to my concerns answering questions in an easy to understand way. I would highly recommend him to friends and family.

Aug 17, 2023


Dr Everett included a discussion of the data from the questionnaire that I completed on the iPad at check-in. This is the first time I felt like the iPad questionnaire actually had some relevance since more often it seems like no one reads the answers I've entered.

Aug 16, 2023


Dr Clifford Everett is amazing!!! Very nice and friendly, thorough, and gives great explanations!!! I look forward to seeing him again, and have already recommended him to friends!

Aug 08, 2023


Dr. Everett's capacity as a spec & clearly explaining complex medical situations to a lay person is exceptional.

Jul 29, 2023


Dr. Everett is an excellent doctor

Jul 27, 2023


Awesome team and Dr. Everett is the best!!!

Jul 26, 2023


Dr. Everett is very congenial & easy to talk to.

Jul 14, 2023



Jun 15, 2023


Gave options and if an option,namely MRI, was to be pursued provided the Information clearly.

Jun 09, 2023


He cares about me and my health

May 12, 2023


Provider always addresses my concern with empathy and positivity.

Apr 24, 2023


He is the kindest doctor that I have ever met. He is also very good at explaining treatment options.

Apr 19, 2023


Dr. Everett Is excellent at communicating and explaining procedures.

Apr 16, 2023


Dr. Everett is an amzing doctor and person. Very knowledgeable and personable.

Apr 09, 2023


He is excellent, not only knowledgeable but patient centered oriented.

Apr 07, 2023


Dr. Everett is excellent in taking care of my problem. He takes time needed to explain everything, don't feel hurried.

Mar 15, 2023


Dr. Everett is a great doctor and I've already recommended people to him!

Mar 08, 2023


Very close to the very best doctor on the staff. Dr. Everett goes beyond to show his care for you.

Mar 03, 2023


Dr Everett is the best Dr ever. He takes his time and listens to my concerns and my future In dealing with my back pain. So Important for a doctor listen to the patient needs and make suggestions on how to move forward In dealing with my pain. I'm very pleased

Feb 18, 2023


Dr. Everett is wonderful. He clearly understood my issues and had a plan for me.

Feb 08, 2023


Dr. Everett is an amazing doctor; he is very thorough in both his evaluation and his explanations of my medical issues and the Rxs that I am taking or he prescribes.

Feb 02, 2023


I thought Dr. Everett was wonderful. He took his time and explained everything to me and showed great concern for my problem.

Jan 28, 2023


Dr. Everett is the best!!

Jan 25, 2023


Dr Everett is a concerned and caring provider

Jan 21, 2023


Dr. Everett has been a excellent doctor.

Jan 20, 2023


I had a problem with my knee when I saw Dr Everett for a a follow up visit for a back problem. He consulted with Dr McDonald while I was there and Dr Everett made sure I got an appointment with her within a week. I have never had a Dr go out of their way for care like this. Dr Everett is a gem of a doctor and exceeded my expectations, not only this time but throughout my care.

Jan 19, 2023


Very informative and congenial doctor. Made you feel at ease immediately.

Jan 13, 2023


Dr. Everett listened well, answered all my questions, and spent time with me in a way that did not feel hurried, as is often the case with many doctors. I felt like he was highly professional and especially empathetic to my needs. More doctors should follow his example.

Dec 24, 2022


Dr. Everett is an excellent doc! He listens carefully to my comments/questions, and gives well-informed answers. He explained subtle differences in my spine & vertebrae that cause pain, and what will/won't help lessen it.He's terrific!

Dec 18, 2022


Dr. Everett is a wonderful, caring & knowledgeable specialist.

Dec 05, 2022


This was my first visit and I'm very happy with the care I received and I feel like I am finally getting some answers and he explained everything and was very concerned and listened and was very kind .

Nov 12, 2022


My husband came with me and he was as pleased as I was. He said that this provider's "beside manner" and clear explanation was between "exceptional to fantastic."

Nov 04, 2022


Dr. Everett was wonderful. Really heard me and explained everything in a way I could really understand. It gave me great confidence that I was in good hands.

Nov 04, 2022


Dr. Everett was very knowledgeable and very clearly explained everything concerning my health concerns.

Nov 03, 2022


I would highly recommend this office.

Aug 27, 2022


One of the most caring doctors I've ever seen! He spent time listening and explaining everything to me.

Aug 26, 2022


Dr. Everett was fantastic!! Sooo clear and easy to understand. Explanations very clear!

Jul 22, 2022


Phenomenal provider! I really enjoy meeting with Dr. Everett!

Jul 20, 2022


My experience was excellent leaving me confident in him and my care!

Jul 09, 2022


Great guy

Jul 06, 2022


Dr Everett is the best!

Jun 23, 2022


Totally appreciate that Dr Everett can see my "whole health" not just his speciality

Jun 21, 2022


Dr. Clifford Everett does a great job and the staff at this office are very efficient and caring.

Jun 06, 2022


Dr. Everett was attentive, friendly and listened to me carefully

May 20, 2022


Very thorough.

May 12, 2022


Dr. Everett not only clearly explained treatment options but asked questions about my condition, my concerns and my goals. He demonstrated excellent listening skills, empathy and what I felt to be honesty in his professional appraisal of my situation and treatment options. I appreciate his knowledge, experience and interest in offering the best medical care available for my specific needs.

Apr 30, 2022


Dr. Everett and all staff are amazing and helpful!! By far the best Dr. I have seen in all my years! I highly recommend him whenever I can.

Apr 27, 2022


Explanation was very good.

Apr 23, 2022


Dr. Everett is very thorough and personable at the same time. He is one of the best providers that I have ever seen.

Apr 22, 2022



Apr 17, 2022


Dr. Everett is a great listener and he interacts with the information given.

Apr 16, 2022


Outstanding care provided

Mar 24, 2022


I will always recommend Dr. Everett

Feb 23, 2022


This provider explained my relevant medical issues better than any medical professional I have ever seen. He also made me feel empowered to make my own decisions about upcoming medical treatments. I left this provider's office with only one regret; I wish I had been referred to him many years ago. I have at last found the medical provider for my orthopedic issues.

Feb 15, 2022


Was very happy Dr. Everett was referred to me. I left my appointment with a lot less stress!

Feb 09, 2022


Like I mentioned before he is probably One of the best providers I have. Very knowledgeable, classy act. I wish more of our providers were like him and I hope Rochester knows how lucky we are to have him

Feb 03, 2022


Definitely would recommend Doctor Everett and facility to others. Doctor Everett was friendly, knowledgeable, respectful and shown a concern for my issues.

Feb 03, 2022


Dr. Everett is excellent. I would highly recommend him.

Feb 02, 2022