Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Abnormal Chest X-Ray/CT
- Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD)
- Lung Cancer
- Pulmonary Disease
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Pulmonary & Critical Care Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - The Ohio State University Hospitals
Columbus, OH USA
Medical School - The Ohio State University College of Medicine and Public Health
Columbus, OH USA
Undergraduate - Purdue University
West Lafayette, IN USA
- Certifications:Internal Medicine- Critical Care Medicine
- Internal Medicine- Pulmonary Disease
- 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
- Internal Medicine - Pulmonary Disease
Asthma, bronchitis, COPD, cough, emphysema, histoplasmosis, lung cancer, pulmonary disease
Awards & Honors
- Best Doctors in America since 2011
- American Thoracic Society
- American College of Chest Physicians, Fellow
- American Medical Association
Research & Publications
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As of 2/3/2019, 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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199 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
17 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Mar 26, 2019
dr n is very engaging with me.
Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019
I felt that my provider was very efficient and knowledgable, yet she was kind and caring. Excellent visit
Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019
I had a good experience people are friendly helpful kind Dr was very good
Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018
Outstanding physician, she cares so much for her patients,communicates quickly with me thru MY CHART if I need help. She communicates with my other physicians when needed and they agree on proper treatments that I need. The pulmonary department from nurses, staff and physicians are a World Class team!
Reviewed on Dec 19, 2018
Very efficient, met me as I came in to the waiting area, I did not even sit down. As soon as preliminary check in with nurse Dr. Nicholakakis came in and my check up began.
Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018
an out standing Doctor
Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018
This the first timeI saw Dr Nicolacakis. I was in hospital w/double pneumonia. I will see her in a month. after tests.
Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018
This the first time I saw this doctor
Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018
dr nick is the best dr I have seen at the clinic
Reviewed on Sep 26, 2018
Dr Nic is just plain great! She is one of the very best physicians I have seen in my long life.
Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018
Dr was very thorough, listened well and very helpful. Totally satisfied.
Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018
Entire office staff and physician are excellent. I was told that instead of 3-5 business days to respond in MyChart, the goal of this office is 3 hours. And, they do meet their goal.
Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018
specialist in pulmonary, answered all questions about recent CT scan, agreed no further appointments needed. will followup with my primary Dr Bales.
Reviewed on Jul 16, 2018
*Dr. Nicolacakis was very clear in deplaning the treatment options and involving me in the decision of which approach to take.
Reviewed on Jun 26, 2018
The staff in the doctors office are extremely courteous and professional. This doctor is excellent and although I am not happy about having to have a PET scan I feel she is looking out for my good. I truly like her and would recommend her to others.
Reviewed on May 3, 2018
Dr. Nicolakakis is the most wonderful caregiver. She is always willing to listen, offer advice and make life so much easier. We are so grateful to her.
Reviewed on Apr 10, 2018
The doctor came into the exam room within 2 minutes after the MA left
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