Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Florida, Tomsich Health and Medical Center of Palm
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Scleroderma
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Houston, TX USA

Residency - University of Miami School of Medicine - Jackson Memorial Hospital
Internal Medicine
Miami, FL USA

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

Undergraduate - University of Miami
Miami, FL USA


  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

Specialty Interests


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/24/2017, Dr. Sutter 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

167 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.8
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

13 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2017

I am very comfortable and thankful for Dr. Sutter. I don't know too many people that are searching for a rheumatologist, but can recommend Dr. Sutter wholeheartedly. My previous rheumatologist, recommended by my primary care physician couldn't hold a candle to her! I wish all my doctors were like her.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2017

Dr. Sutter feels like an answered prayer after my previous rheumatologist retired. I am so excited to have found her! She was so thorough, and my time with her never felt rushed. I will recommend her to anyone that I know of that needs a rheumatologist.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2017

overall experience was good they move very fast also they do everything in office meaning x-ray & blood work so this a plus for me

Reviewed on May 26, 2017

Very professional

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2017

Dr Sutter has excellent patient to Dr communication.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2017

Dr. Sutter is thr best. She truly cares about her patients health. she's always happy and wants you to be healthy and happy. Most importantly she is flexible. complete transformation in less than a year

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2017


Reviewed on Mar 7, 2017

Provider ( Dr. Kari Sutter) was AWESOME!

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2016

I have seen a lot of rheumatologists and Dr. Sutter is by far the best one I've seen. She was very caring and concerned for my individual healthcare plan and took the time to explain things in detail.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2016

I found Dr. Sutter to be very informative and caring.

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2016

Dr. Sutter is fantastic! There was a bit of confusion re: labs xrays & a pregnancy test which let to some temporary stress for me but all was resolved & I'm so impressed w/ Cleveland Clinic. Will be back in early December. PS. Sutter spent AN HOUR w/ me. Amazing care! Love love.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2016

I came to the clinic because I had a problem with extreme stiffness of my right knee due to a fall which I already had two surgeries. Many x-rays were taken and the diagnosis was I had arthritis in both hips and the knee.I was given a needle in my hip which reduced the pain quite well. Dr Peck used a machine to direct exactly where the needle should be inserted. I was then told to go for rehab. which I did. Meanwhile, the problem I came in for was not really addressed. The extreme stiffness in my knee. I also received an injection to my knee by Dr. Sutter. She did not use the machine to make sure the needle was going to the right place. Needless to say, there was no improvement. I was told for certain medicines to work, you must hit the exact spot. Obviously this did not happen. I was told I might need a hip replacement because the problem with my knee came from my hip. This does not make sense to me, since I was not complaining of pain in my knee just extreme stiffness which at time made walking a little difficult. I will not be returning to the clinic because the problem that I first came in for, really was not addressed. I was told I need injections of Hyalgan which lubricates the knee to reduces the stiffness. However this is done with a machine to direct the medicine to the exact spot. This was not done at the clinic. I feel this is a wonderful facility, unfortunately things did not work out for me.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2016

Overall I was very satisfied with my first appointment with Dr. Sutter and all staff. I will return for future care.

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