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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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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

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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 1/12/2021, 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.

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

232 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

48 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2021

I LOVE Dr. Palekar and her assistant!!!I have recommended them to family.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2021

Dr Palekar was very patient with me and answered all of my questions. She seemed very sincere and concerned about my condition.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2021

it was my first time meeting dr Palekar she treated me like I was a frequent patient of hers. I am having a procedure with her and feel confident. I was very impressed. 5 stars for her.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2021

I am very pleased with the time that Dr. Palekar takes to answer my questions.

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr Palekar was great.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

Dr Palekar was very professional and friendly. Highly recommend.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

doctor very nice great personality.

Reviewed on May 5, 2021

you are too backed up. need more doctors

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

my overall experience at Cleveland clinic has been positive. As of now, waiting time for any service , diagnostic or physician care has been within my expectation.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

I have seen my primary care provider more often than others. Mr primary care doctor has displayed superb skills in listening and explaining test results with a plan of future care.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2021

the Dr was very quick and made assumptions without asking me. I felt I had to rush to tell her the issues and still she already had decided on an initial treatment plan. I know she is more knowledgeable than I am but I am more knowledgeable about my body. she didn't listen to what I had to say I'm as much as she told me what she was going to do.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2021

dr palekar is always amazing

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2021

doctor great

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2021

can't say enough good things about Dr Pelakar. A wonderful doctor and overall excellent experience.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

Great Doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2021

dr palekar is very matter of fact. no bedside manner but that didn't matter to me on this visit

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

This dr. came into the room sat down at here computer & diagnosed me from there. Never put one hand on my body!! She was in a hurry & didn't want to take any more time with me. Very disappointing.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Dr. Palekar is caring and attentive and has a clear explanations for ways that has to be treated the condition.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

Dr. reffered nutrition dept. to contact me. As of this dste no one has alled me. other than this my experience based on last appointment was excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

excellent Doctor

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

I was upset that my original appointment was canceled last minute because the provider was not going to be there all of a sudden, but it was able to be remedied because there was another opening with a different provider that day. I was just frustrated.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2021

I have felt hurried in the past. this visit, i did not feel rushed and felt confident the doctor heard me.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2021

I was very appreciative that my questions and concerns were answered. My husband and I had a list of questions prepared and they were all addressed. Dr. Palekar has been very helpful throughout my whole issue.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2021

staff and doctors are wonderful

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Always an excellent experience with Dr Palekar. The entire team at Cleveland Clinic is very professional and consistently goes above and beyond to ensure an excellent patient experience. Thank you!

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

The video visit was very a convenient way to review my test results with Dr Palekar.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

I can't say enough good things about the doctor. Although she wasn't the specialist I needed to see, she did everything she possibly could to help me find the right person.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2020

Dr. Palekar was very nice and attentive. she made decisions quick and made a plan of action that made me hopeful for finding out the problem I am having.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2020

Dr Palakar is fabulous! I've already recommended her to several others and will continue to do so

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

I understand that sometimes the doctor run a little late, but an automatic message would be nice if she is running late.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

Dr Palekar and her staff is very efficient along with Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

Dr Nicole Palekar talked with me and not at me!!

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2020

Nicole Palekar is the nicest doctor I have met on my way

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Everything regarding above went very smoothly. Dr and staff respond quickly to messages through My Chart.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

dr.palekar is a very efficient physican

Reviewed on Sep 2, 2020

Dr. Palekar has my confidence. She seems to keep current on the literature and answers my questions at an appropriate level.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2020

dr palekar is amazing! I really enjoyed being able to have a virtual appointment during this time with covid-19.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

Dr. Palekar seemed to really listen to my complaints and symptoms even those not related to gastrointestinal issue I was experiencing. She was very kind and gracious. I felt like a patient and not just another number.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

Clean facility and very little wait to see the doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2020

The dr knew which medications interacted with my medications.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

I like Dr Palekar and saw her previously for a different issue. I went to a great deal of trouble in order to see her again. I will follow her instructions for care and hope for a good outcome.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2020

Dr Palekar is very honest . Knows her stuff . Doesnt over promise .

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2020

fantastic doctor. super friendly, knowledgeable, reassuring, all around great experience

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2020

THE DOCTOR WAS VERY ATTENTIVE AND PATIENT. EXCELLENT EXPERIENCE WITH THE DOCTOR.

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