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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)
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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

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 2/10/2020, 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

210 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 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

35 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jun 25, 2020

The Doctor is wonderful. She figured out what was wrong when other specialist couldn't.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

on this date STILL awaiting her Visit Notes about my case (CAT scan, plans for future tests and when, consulting with my local NC GI doctor, and how treatment will be decided)

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

the doctor seemed to know what my problem was

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

I was very pleased with Dr. Palekar. I made my appointment for colonoscopy and found the Coral Springs location is not on Aetna PPO. I was to go to Weston ,which on the plan and a different doctor. I chose not to do that. I didn't want my husband to drive there. I had to go to another doctor in Coral Springs. Very disappointing!!! I like Dr Palekar.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

dr. listened, good eye contact, great in depth explanation. very happy

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Dr. Palekar is quick to respond. Her office staff responds in a timely manner as well.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2020

every thing was great. I was able to explain my pain and the doctor was fantastic!

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2020

so grateful for the Cleveland clinic and the excellent doctors and staff

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2020

the doctor is wonderful

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Amazing to have this doctor looking after me

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

She is OUTSTANDING! Wow! What a personable and caring and careful physician. I am so impressed.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

As international patients with a short planned stay in Florida, Dr. Palekar could not have been more helpful and accommodating in finding a time slot for my EGD.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2020

the doctor was very professional courteous and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Dr. Palekar and staff were very peasant, easy to talk to and thorough

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

I've been coming for a year, I never really feel that Dr are fully listening to the increasing symptoms/issues.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2020

Dr Palekar was on time and took careful review of my ultrasound results. she walked me through all the various scenarios and wanted more results before she came to a conclusion. she made it easy to get my results from previous physician. good experience.

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr Palekar gave me very little of her time. I felt she just wanted to get toher next patient. She diagnosed Acute Pancreatitis but gave me no advice on what to eat or not to eat. she had me schedule a CT scan but never discussed when the results would be ready and when she would follow up with me. she did not smile or behave friendly. I was just another patient not a person seeking help. I had lost 17 lbs she didn't seem too concerned. I'm used to having docs who are concerned about my welfare. I would never recommend her to anyone. she doesn't have a heart!

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

dr Palekar is Extremely knowledgeable and very caring I highly recommend her

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

doctor was very nice and will definitely see her again

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Dr. Palekar has great bed side manners. She explained everything to me and answered all of my questions. I would definitely recommend her to any of my friends that needed her service

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

the young man at the fron desk was very courteous, helpful and patient. I really appreciated his service. I was also impressed with the person upstairs who asked which doctor I was there to see and assured me I was waiting at the right place. the nurse was professional and I like Dr. Pelliker's attitude and approach. It was my first visit so I hope it continues to go well.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

Dr Pelakar listened to me and heard me out completely before she started to give her opinion

Reviewed on Oct 28, 2019

Dr Palekar had a very nice manner . And had some positive suggestions for care as she looked at my records . I learned some things from her that can definitely help . She added an upper endoscopy to my up coming tests as well as a new bone density test because she said it was time for a follow up . My initial impression is very good .

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