Department Otolaryngology
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Florida - Weston
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon Yes
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adenoidectomy
  • Adenoidectomy Postop Care
  • Adult Ent/Otolaryngology
  • Adult General Otolaryngology
  • Airway Evaluation
  • Airway Reconstruction
  • Airway Stenosis Treatment
  • Botulinum Toxin Injection for Dystonia
  • Botulinum Toxin Injections
  • Cordotomy
  • Diagnostic Endoscopy
  • Diagnostic head and neck
  • Ear Surgery
  • Ear Tubes
  • Ear Wax Removal
  • Endocrine Surgery
  • Endocrine Surgery - Thyroid And Parathyroid
  • Endoscopic Dilation
  • Endoscopic Procedures
  • Endoscopic Zenker's Diverticulum Surgery
  • Endoscopy
  • Facial Surgery
  • Flexible Endoscopy
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Laryngoscopy
  • Flexible Fiberoptic Nasal Endoscopy
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • General ENT
  • General Otolaryngology
  • Head and Neck Endocrine Surgery
  • Hearing Needs Assessment
  • In Office Laser Treatment
  • In Office Procedure
  • Laryngeal Electromyography
  • Laryngeal Framework Surgery
  • Laryngeal Function Assessment
  • Laryngeal Physiology
  • Laryngeal Videostroboscopy
  • Laryngoscopy
  • Laser Cordotomy
  • Laser Surgery
  • Lasers
  • Microsurgery
  • Myringotomy
  • Nasal Airway Surgery
  • Nasal Deformity
  • Nasal Endoscopy
  • Nasal Valve Surgery
  • Neck Surgery
  • Nose/nasal Surgery
  • Otolaryngology
  • Parathyroid Surgery
  • Parotidectomy
  • Percutaneous and Endoscopic Interventions
  • Performing Arts Medicine
  • Professional Voice Users
  • Restylane
  • Salivary Gland Surgery
  • Scar Surgery
  • Septoplasty
  • Sialoendoscopy
  • Singers
  • Sinus Disease Imaging
  • Sinus Surgery
  • Stents
  • Steroid Injections
  • Surgery
  • Surgical Endoscopy and Endoscopic Procedures
  • Surgical Management Of Chronic Sinus Disease
  • Swallowing Problems/Reflux
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tonsillectomy
  • Tonsillectomy Postop Care
  • Tracheal Resection
  • Tracheostomy
  • Tracheostomy Care
  • Tracheotomy
  • Tracheotomy - Pre/Post Op
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis Treatment
  • Vocal Wellness Counseling
  • Voice And Larynx Surgery
  • Voice Therapy
View all 82 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Adult Airway Reconstruction
  • Airway Cancer/Tumor
  • Airway Obstruction and Tracheotomy
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Benign Tumors Of The Neck
  • Cerumen Impaction
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis
  • Chronic Rhinosinusitis Etiology
  • Cough
  • Deviated Septum and Nasal Obstruction
  • Difficulty with Vocal Range
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysphonia
  • Ear Infections
  • Ear Infections (Otitis Media)
  • Ear Issues
  • Ear Wax Impaction
  • Ear, Nose and Throat Problems
  • Effortful Singing
  • Effortful Talking
  • Epistaxis
  • Foreign Object in Ear
  • Fungal Rhinosinusitis
  • Globus Pharyngis
  • Globus Sensation
  • Head and Neck Masses
  • Head And Neck Tumors
  • Hearing Impairment
  • Hearing Loss
  • Hearing Loss Prevention
  • Hearing Problems
  • Hoarseness
  • Immobile Vocal Folds
  • Laryngeal Cancer
  • Laryngeal Stenosis
  • Laryngeal Tracheal Reconstruction
  • Laryngology
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux
  • Laryngopharyngeal Reflux (LPR)
  • Laryngopharyngitis
  • Larynx Cancer/Tumor
  • Middle Ear Infection
  • Mouth Cancer
  • Mouth Lesions
  • Nasal Congestion
  • Nasal Fractures
  • Nasal Obstruction
  • Nasal Polyps
  • Nasal-Sinus Disease
  • Neck Cancer/Tumor
  • Neck Lesion
  • Neck Mass/swelling
  • Nose Or Nasal Problems
  • Nosebleed
  • Otitis Externa (Swimmer's Ear)
  • Paranasal Sinus Disease
  • Parathyroid Disease Description
  • Parotid Gland Problems
  • Parotid Masses
  • Parotid Tumors
  • Peritonsillar Abscess
  • Post Nasal Drip
  • Professional Voice Care
  • Reflux Laryngitis-Laryngopharyngeal
  • Rhinitis
  • Rhinology
  • Rhinosinusitis
  • Salivary Gland Diseases
  • Salivary Gland Infection
  • Salivary Gland Issues
  • Salivary Gland Stone
  • Septal Deviation
  • Septal Perforation
  • Sinonasal Disease
  • Sinonasal Polyposis
  • Sinus Infections
  • Sinus, Sleep, Salivary Gland Disease
  • Sinusitis
  • Sinusitis - Acute
  • Sinusitis - Chronic
  • Spasmodic Dysphonia
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Subglottic And Tracheal Stenosis
  • Subglottic Stenosis
  • Submandibular Gland Problems
  • Swallowing Disorders
  • Throat Cancer
  • Throat Problems
  • Throat Symptoms from Reflux
  • Thyroid Glands
  • Thyroid Masses
  • Thyroid Nodule
  • Thyroid Tumor
  • Tonsil And Adenoid Problems
  • Tonsil Mass/Tumor
  • Tonsil Stone Cryptolysis
  • Tonsillitis
  • Tonsillitis and Obstructive Sleep Disturbance
  • Tracheal Stenosis
  • Tumors, Cysts and Infections of the Head and Neck
  • Vallecular Cyst
  • Vocal Cord Dysfunction
  • Vocal Cord Paralysis
  • Vocal Fatigue
  • Vocal Fold Paralysis
  • Voice Disorders
  • Voice Issues
  • Voice Issues for Professional Singers
  • Windpipe Injury
  • Zenker's Diverticulum
View all 111 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Vanderbilt University Medical Center
Nashville, OH USA

Residency - Ohio State University Hospital
Columbus, OH USA

Medical Education - Ohio State University College of Medicine
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - Ohio State University
Psychobiology and Behavioral Neuroscience
Columbus, OH USA

Undergraduate - Ohio State University
Psychobiology and Behavioral Neuroscience
Columbus, OH USA


  • Otolaryngology

Specialty Interests

Professional Voice, Voice Disorders, Voice and Airway Surgery

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 9/18/2018, Dr. Hrelec 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

168 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 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr Hrelec was very personable and professional. Her evaluation, diagnosis, explanation and action plan were communicated in a clear and timely manner.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

Dr. Hrelec is very professional, has a great "beside manner" and listens to what is being asked of her. I have already referred her to a dear friend of mine who has already scheduled an appointment to see her. I wish all of my doctors were as good as she is.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

the doctor was the best I have ever experienced since trying to see a competent ENT doctor in almost 5 months. Dr. Ehrlic was suoper.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

This was the WORST experience with a doctor in my entire life. Words alone are not able to express just how disappointing and frankly unprofessional this doctor was. Given this being an 8am appointment (first of the day) and I was not taken back to the exam room until 8:30am with no apology or explanation for the delay only to be greeted by a very curt and rude doctor that seemed annoyed that I was there. Unbelievable.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019

Was informed last minute my MAR appoint was cancelled due Dr had an emergency surgery

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2019

About an hour wait time in room waiting for doctor. When she came she was very apologetic

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

I called for an appointment in February and was told the first available afternoon appointment wasn't until April 2. Dr. Hrelec seemed very surprised when I told her. she said her schedule had t been filled.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr. Hrelec had excellent bedside manner. she was warm and friendly. I felt she took the time to listen to my concerns. she asked a ton of questions so she could get an understanding of my medical background and as to what could be causing my problems. we discussed different treatment options and what would work best.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2019

Dr Herlec was a pleasure to see and will certainly use her as my doctor should the occasion arise. She was informative and allow our conversation to be a two way street.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Dr Hrelec has been extremely accessible and caring.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2019

Dr.Hrelec is a very personable and competent physician with a wonderful manner . She apologized for being delayed due to an unexpected procedure prior to my appointment.She diagnosed my problem as sinusitis. While using the endoscope she described what what at issue and explained what what needed to be done to alleviate the infection.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr. Hrelec was very professional

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019

experience with dr was great

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

I really like Dr. Hrelec and appreciate her manner and knowledge. I waited a month to see her originally and I'm glad I did. I had been incorrectly diagnosed by a non Cleveland Clinic doctor nearer to home. The added travel time is well worth it to be able to see a doctor who is skilled and patient.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

In other doctor's offices, the assistant does everything to minimize how long a doctor sees a patient. It's like a breath of fresh air to speak directly to a doctor who is not running out of the room.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

the doctor was very informative about my sickness.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

great doctor! would recommend her highly to anyone! thank you so much.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2019

Dr. Hrelac is a very professional and caring physician.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

excellent Doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019

Amazing Doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 26, 2018

Tough to schedule an appointment - as Doctor is VERY busy!

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2018

Dr herlec is fantastic. very attentive and spent the time explaining what was happening

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2018

this was my first visit to dr. hrelec and I was very satisfiied with her treatment. it took 3 months to get in to see her. I originally had an appt with a colleague and then I was called and told she would be the appropriate person in the practice to see me.

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2018

Dr Hrelek is excellent and very personable. all doctors should have her bedside manner and personality.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2018

Dr Hrelec was excellent and though.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2018

Dr HRELEC is a wonderful professional. Not only did she explain everything in medical terms but also in layman terms. I would not change her for another MD in her field of specialize medical expertise. Thank you Dr Hrelec.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2018

My Dr. was incredible! She was so patient, thorough, took time to explain, and very kind. She suggested that if I had any trouble scheduling a follow up appointment to contact her. My only complaint is having to wait almost one month before my next appointment, so I contacted the office manager and she was able to get me in sooner.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2018

Dr Hrelec apologized for wait time. she said they were backed up with providing patient care. I understand and was not inconvenienced.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

I am very pleased with my medical care at this Coral Springs Cleveland Clinic Facility with Dr. Hrelec. The facility is clean, pretty, bright and the support staff are mostly very professional.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

Dr. Hrelec is an exceptionally good doctor! I feel lucky to have her as my physician.

Reviewed on Aug 13, 2018

wait time to see the doctor was in excess of 45minutes. I sat in the exam room for 45 min. without anyone telling me what was going on!

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

Dr. Hrelec is wonderful. Her presence is very reassuring and very empathetic towards me and mt wife. She is kind and wonderful she is the type of Doctor that I would say to Cleveland Clinic do your best to keep her!!!!

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

The doctor was friendly after a few minutes of warming up. However, initially, her approach was very off-putting. I was actually on my way out to leave the clinic because I waited for so long, but the doctor and (I believe a trainee) were standing outside of the door as I was leaving. The doctor didn't apologize for the wait and didn't try to encourage me to stay. She responded as if I was just another patient and responded that it was fine if I wanted to reschedule. I would've appreciated a different response considering I was there with a newborn and made arrangements for my other two children to be watched while I was at the appointment.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2018

I arrived approximately 10 minutes before more appointment and waited nearly 2 hours before being seen. I had to ask the receptionist about the wait time after I had not been called back 45 mins - 1 hour later. I was called back after waiting nearly an hour and a half and then waited to be seen by the doctor for an additional approximately 30 minutes.

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2018

Dr. Hrelec was the perfect doctor for me. Great interaction and explanations. I never felt rushed and she really helped me relax after having a less comfortable experience with my last care provider.

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