Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston
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)
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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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Biography

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

Appointed
2010

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Wilford Hall Medical Center
Gastroenterology
San Antonio, TX USA
2006

Residency - Wilford Hall Medical Center
Internal Medicine
San Antonio, TX USA
2003

Medical Education - University of Miami School of Medicine
Miami, FL USA
2000

Undergraduate - University of Miami
Miami, FL USA
1996

Certifications

  • 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

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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 1/17/2019, Dr. Palekar has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Palekar receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • AbbVie, Inc.

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

169 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
Listens 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Knows Medical History 4.2
Time Spent with Patient 4.1
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 3, 2019

I had such a phenomenal experience with Cleveland Clinic from the moment I called for an appointment to the moment I left the doctor's office. Every practice should run like Cleveland.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

Dr. Palekar's care is beyond outstanding.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Everyone at the clinic from where I checked in to check out were so pleasant to me and my daughter I can honestly say I have never experienced that before at any other doctor appointment. My doctor was very polite she didn't look down at a computer the whole time like I've become used to with other doctors she asked questions about my health and then she actually examined me she put her hands on my stomach to see if she felt anything no other doctor has ever done that since I been fighting whatever is wrong with me she then helped me up she talked more to me about tests she said she needed to get for me and then asked me if I had anymore questions for her and then said if I have any problems before I get my tests done I can call anytime also gave me a pamphlet on setting up my e-mail where I could get my results after tests. I am more then satisfied with the Cleveland clinic

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

I have been telling everyone I know just how pleased I am with my doctor and all staff members I came in contact with I will recommend Cleveland clinic to anyone who listens

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

dates filled up very fast. she's a good doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

extremely please with Dr Palekar & Dr Sands

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2019

I liked the doctor. she seemed thorough.

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

Doctor was assuring about my issue and explained forward progress

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

The Dr was very attentive and well informed about the procedures that she explained to me

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Dr Palekar was polite from the second we met her, she listened to everything I said and was attentive and empathetic to my illness. She was beyond knowledgeable in her specialty and treated me with the respect, took her time and explained everything to me in detail. She was very professional and I knew I was in good care. She is a great doctor and I was very impressed overall.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

very pleasant personal. quick in and out. very much liked Dr Palakar

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

dr ordered a cat scan. when insur asked for addtl info the dr said go to your primary. did not want to take any time to help get test she ordered scheduled.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr. Palekar is a wonderful doctor. She is always nice and does explain everything in layman's terms for me.

Reviewed on Dec 31, 2018

very timely appointments but again feel Dr need to spend more time with patients

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018

just wish it was longer the visit i waited longer in the waiting area than i was with doctor

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2018

very positive experience with Dr Palekar for a fresh approach to an ongoing problem.

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