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Department Pulmonary Medicine
Primary Location Twinsburg Family Health & Surgery Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Greek
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Chest X-Ray/CT
  • Asthma
  • Bronchitis
  • Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
  • Cough
  • Emphysema
  • Histoplasmosis
  • Lung Cancer
  • Pulmonary Disease
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Biography

About Kathrin Nicolacakis, MD

Dr. Nicolacakis is a Staff physician in the Pulmonary Department of the Respiratory Institute since early 2010.  She is also an Associate Professor of Medicine at the Cleveland Clinic’s Lerner College of Medicine and a diplomat in pulmonary medicine of the American Board of Internal Medicine. 

She serves as the Director for Medical Compliance, Billing and Reimbursement for the Respiratory Institute.

Dr. Nicolacakis has practiced general pulmonary and critical care medicine in the Cleveland area for more than 20 years.  Her interests include general pulmonary medicine, asthma, chronic obstructive pulmonary disease, emphysema, and lung cancer, evaluation of cough and abnormal X-rays or Chest CT findings.   She has also been elected by her peers to the Best Doctors in America since 2011.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2010

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1995

Residency - The Ohio State University Hospitals
Internal Medicine
Columbus, OH USA
1992

Medical Education - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
M.D.
Columbus, OH USA
1989

Undergraduate - Purdue University
B.S.
West Lafayette, IN USA
1985

Additional Training

  • Certifications:Internal Medicine- Critical Care Medicine
  • Internal Medicine- Pulmonary Disease

Professional Highlights

  • Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland/MetroHealth Medical CenterPulmonary Critical Care MedicineCleveland, OH USA,1995
  • Residency - The Ohio State University Hospitals,Internal Medicine,Columbus, OH USA,1992
  • Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health,Columbus, OH USA,1989
  • Undergraduate - Purdue University,West Lafayette, IN USA,1985

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease

Specialty Interests

Asthma, bronchitis, COPD, cough, emphysema, histoplasmosis, lung cancer, pulmonary disease

Awards & Honors

  • Best Doctors in America since 2011

Memberships

  • American Thoracic Society
  • American College of Chest Physicians, Fellow
  • American Medical Association
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/28/2022, Dr. Nicolacakis 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

117 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

15 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2022

Very polite and helpful staff at the lung desk. Dr was wonderful very caring and explained everything

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2022

Dr Nick is absolutely the best!!! I have been a bit of a difficult patient but she has worked well with me very understanding

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Dr Nic is an outstanding physician. She listens, puts patients at ease, diagnoses accurately and invariably prescribes solutions that work. She has been very instrumental in improving my quality of life over the years.

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Dr Nicolacakis is a great listener, very kind, and compassionate. She is extremely thorough in her diagnosis. She saved my life She is the greatest doctor in her specialty.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

We are blessed to have Dr Nick as my Doctor

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Dr. "Nik" is the very best! She is caring and compassionate.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

I felt at times the physician was arrogant and not taking symptoms seriously. Poor "bedside" manner.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

The doctor (male) was very willing to discuss my illness & treatment with me & my wife.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Very good doctor. Took time with me. I really liked her.

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2021

Appreciated that the provider allowed me to express my feeliings.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2021

Dr. Nick is Awesome . Thorough, caring , takes time to answer questions

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

The doctor was very informative and made me feel at ease,

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2021

The doctor was very informative and caring am looking forward toseeing her again.'

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

She is always great,best doctor I have ever had.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

Dr. Nicolacakis was very thorough in collecting my input and explaining what she saw in my test results and her observations of my condition in the examination room. I felt she 'heard' me and had good answers to my questions as well as an informed diagnosis and treatment plan.

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