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Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida, Coral Springs
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoluminal Stenting
  • Endoscopic Retrograde Cholangiopancreatography
  • Endoscopic Ultrasound
  • Endoscopy
  • Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy (PEG)
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Celiac Disease (Celiac Sprue)
  • Collagenous Colitis
  • Colon Polyps
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
  • Esophageal Cancer
  • Esophageal Stricture
  • Gallbladder Cancer
  • Gallbladder Disease
  • Gallstones
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Heartburn
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease (IBD)
  • Large Intestine Cancer
  • Liver Cancer
  • Pancreatic Cancer
  • Pancreatic Disease
  • Pancreatitis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Rectal Bleeding
  • Small Intestine Cancer
  • Stomach Cancer
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 27 Specialties +


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About Nicole Palekar, MD

Nicole Palekar, MD is a graduate of the University of Miami and the University of Miami School of Medicine, where she received both her undergraduate and medical degrees. Postgraduate Dr. Palekar carried out her medical training at Willford Hall Medical Center through participating in a residency in internal medicine and a fellowship in gastroenterology.

In 2010, Dr. Palekar joined Cleveland Clinic Florida as a board-certified internist in the department of gastroenterology, hepatology, and nutrition. She has various medical interests, some of which she is especially interested in, such as diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopies, inflammatory bowel disease, iron deficiency anemia, therapeutic endoscopy including difficult colonoscopy and polypectomy, women issue in gastroenterology, and endoscopic ultrasounds.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Wilford Hall Medical Center
San Antonio, TX USA

Residency - Wilford Hall Medical Center
Internal Medicine
San Antonio, TX USA

Medical Education - University of Miami School of Medicine
Miami, FL USA

Undergraduate - University of Miami
Miami, FL USA


  • Internal Medicine - Gastroenterology

Specialty Interests

diagnostic and therapeutic endoscopy, general gastroenterology, inflammatory bowel disease, iron deficiency anemia, therapeutic endoscopy including difficult colonoscopy and polypectomy, women issues in gastroenterology, endoscopic ultrasound

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Nicole Palekar, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/27/2021, Dr. Palekar 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

271 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 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Dr Palekar set me at ease right away and addressed my concerns with kindness and professionalism. Follow up testing was ordered and will be preformed in a timely manner. My husband was so impressed he will request her should he need gastrointestinal intervention. I would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Aprn deon case, not dr palekar, did not read chart, allowed initial scheduling for wrong facility and ordered cologuard test when not appropriate, also failed to provide diagnostic code for televisit on feb 17, resulting in incorrect billing to medicare.

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Dr polekar is wxcellent, issues were with assistant and lab delay of dr. Fu' order.

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Dr. Palakar was kind, understanding, willing to listen and we actually had a conversation! I was actually able to participate in my treatment with her, not just listen to her tell me what to do.

Reviewed on May 2, 2022

Dr Palekar is the best dr I see. And I have a few doctors she is so nice and explains everything in a way I can understand. Thank you dr Palekar!

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2022

I really like Dr Palekar . Very knowledgeable, courteous and attentive . I am very confident in her . A very talented young doctor . Her endoscopy work is excellent too . Very nice girl .

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

Dr. Palekar really took the time to listen to my concerns and she and her staff exceeded my expectations with their assistance.

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2022

Dr. Palekar was very attentive and I felt comfortable talking to her.

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2022

Dr P is very understanding to my issue and I know I was heard.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2022

Good, Nicole good doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2022

Doctor Palekar is an excellent Physician. She listens, shows concerns for your condition, is caring and focused on you as a patient. I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2022

Dr. Palekar was extremely nice and understanding. As opposed to other experiences I've had with another GI doctor, she took the time to really read through all of my past history, listen to all of my symptoms and explain to me in detail the next steps she would like to take. I have already recommended her to other friends and family of mine!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2022

Dr. Paleakar (sorry for the spelling) was amazing - she made me feel very comfortable and got me in and out without any delay.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

No bad experiences The doctor is awesome and so are nurses

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2022

I feel comfortable and confident with Dr. Palkar

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Great ExperienceGreat Doctor

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022


Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Dr Palekar was already present on my arrival in the surgical room. She introduced the as supporting my nurse who admitted me in the facility was efficient and humorous ..SUPERB TEAM WORK

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

Great experience and doctor

Reviewed on Dec 29, 2021

Highly recommend Dr.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2021

The staff and Dr Pelakar are amazing! Very kind and great at communicating results.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2021

The doctor was lovely

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2021

Dr. Palekar is the best! Very grateful she is taking care of me. Takes care of anything I ask of her immediately.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Excellent experience so far. Doctors David lopez and Nicole Palkar have been very attentive to my health condition. Would recommend because overall service is excellent.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2021

Will recommend Dr. P to my husband.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

She is an amazing doctor in every way !

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

I really like Dr Palekar . She is very knowledgeable and honest . Whether it is good news or bad you get it straight . I think she enjoys her work . It shows in her enthusiasm. I trust her .

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2021

Great doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2021

Love this Doctor. She has helped me more to have a life and I thank her everyday.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr. PALEKAR and her staff were excellent in all respects.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr. Palekar is always is always concerned,caring and very professional. It is reassuring to know that she is my doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2021

Dr Palikar is a very fine doctor

Reviewed on Jun 29, 2021

Dr. Palekar was very apologetic about the check-in process mistakes. She was very friendly and understood my frustration. I received the care and recommendation that I needed that day from her.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

the physician is very thorough and compassionate.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2021

I was impressed on how quickly the physician determined the kind of tests needed and the appointment desk offered to put me on wait list for earlier testing.

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