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Department Internal Medicine and Geriatrics
Primary Location Strongsville Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Lutheran Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - University of Bangalore


  • Internal Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 3/23/2024, Dr. Sankar 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.

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

336 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.5

56 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2024

I had my first appointment with this Doctor. I did like the service I was provided at this appointment.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2024

I am very satisfied with the professional manner of care I have received, highly recommend Dr Roopa Sankar!!

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2024

Dr Sankar and her staff always go above and beyond to give me the best care. They have helped solve long term issues very effectively.

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

Dr. Sankar's staff always makes sure I schedule my next regular check-up before I leave her office so I have it locked in six months ahead of time. I appreciate this because I don't have to worry about getting to see her in a timely manner.

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

Finally found a great Doctor. Thank you!

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

The staff,Doctor,and nurses so super nice and helpful.

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

I liked Dr. Sancar.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Very attentive. Felt she was very concerned and made me feel very comfortable

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Dr. Sankar is very thorough and has my best interests at heart.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

I feel she didn't listen to me and she talked over me

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr. Sankar is very thorough, caring, and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

The doctor rushed at such a speed that it was hard for me to get a word in without sounding like I was interrupting. She said the scheduler didn't schedule the right amount of time. She made two medication changes and eliminated a long term medicine that was there to prevent Raynaud's Disease. I felt very rushed and confused. I noticed they wrote the wrong weight for me that was 20 pounds heavier. I told the front desk and the nurse said she would change it but it still showed up on the after visit notes.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2024

Doctor Sankar took her time explaining options for my treatment plan. Received printed out information to take home.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

She was in a hurry it seemed. I didn't get all my questions answered. It's a pain to try to talk to a human in the office.rx mix up again. Very frustrating

Reviewed on Mar 18, 2024

Dr. Sankar listens to me and offers up suggestions such as dietary, exercise, treatment for my arthritis, etc. I never feel rushed.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

I have never had a doctor review my bloodwork and address my allergies and asthma like Dr. Sankar. She was very detail oriented and informative.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Very pleased with Dr. Sankar; this was my second appointment with her.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr. Sankar responded to my questions, but I held back asking any more questions because I felt she was pressed to move onto other patients.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

My concern were not heard by MD. She always tells me exercise more like that is the magical answer. I will be finding a new PCP.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2024

I got along with the provider very well. She answered my questions and clarified treatment when asked.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Second visit with Dr. Shankar. I am very glad she is my new primary care provider. She has insight into my issues, listens, and is direct in recommendations and care.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2024

I can't say enough in praise of Dr. Sankar for her thoroughness in caring for my health, explaining her recommendations, and answering my questions in a way that I can thoroughly understand .

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Dr. Sankar and I always have honest conversations about what is going on and I really appreciate that. I feel comfortable with her.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2024

I love all the after visit summary papers she gave me. Lots of great info on diet and stress management.

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

She is great!

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2024

Dr Sankar is excellent- she really cares about my health.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2024

I appreciate her good work

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2024

I am a new patient for Dr. Sankar and she was very thorough.

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Dr. Sankar is amazing. Direct and informative yet so kind and caring.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2024

Very professional. Good listener. Provided detailed instructions with her directions for me to follow.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

Dr. Roopa Sankar always is a wonderful doctor. I have been going to her for 10+ years. She is very responsive and takes fmgreat care of her patients.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

Dr. Sankar is the best physician I have ever had. I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

I'm in the best of hands with Dr. Sankar and her staff. They genuinely take very good care of their patients.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

Dr. Sankar & the staff are tops!

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

I have recommended Dr. Sankar and Cleve. Clinic have Ben recommended by me frequently!

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2023

Dr. Sankar is simply a gem.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2023

The staff other than Dr. Sankar does a wonderful job every time I am in. I am currently looking to find another physician to hopefully do a better job than I have experienced. She does not represent the CCF core values in my opinion.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2023

This was my first visit. I felt very comfortable and confident that Dr. Shankar will be the right PCP for me.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Doctor was extremely helpful & very informative with my problem.

Reviewed on Nov 22, 2023

Dr. Sankar is very thorough and explains things to my understanding. Very happy with her

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Dr. Sankar was wonderful! She had read my history BEFORE she walked into the exam room and was able to discuss my health in detail.....that rarely happens! I would say that she was worth waiting for, but it's a shame that we have to actually wait months.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2023

She came off as really quick not really taking into consideration where the problem was coming from she just prescribed me an anti inflammatory and said follow up with my primary doctor

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

Appointment was easy to obtain and the doctor was very efficient and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2023

My overall experience was outstanding with Dr. Sankar. Dr. Sankar is extremely thorough and professional. Dr. Sankar and her staff are very conscious of orchestrating my Doctor's visit as a pleasant experience and keeping me informed about my health concerns and issues. Dr. Sankar keeps me informed and really listens to my needs. Thank you Dr. Sankar.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Didnt seem to really address my questions re: medications and medicare seamed to get in the way...which is frustrating I imagine for the provider as well.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr. Sankar is very openly concerned about my well being. I do think medical professionals are overworked.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2023

Dr. Sankar was fantastic, addressed my concerns with a very proactive approach, and gave very good directions with a post game plan

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr. Sankar & staff very accommodating & answers all questions-has helped me with many health issues!

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

This was my first visit with Dr. Sankar, and I couldn't be happier to have her as my new doctor. She was thorough, professional, relatable, and really listened to my concerns. I feel like I won the lottery!

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

First time I met this doctor. A lot of information needed to be covered

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Doctor is really pushy. She controls the visit and really doesn't accept my questions. During all the visits, she continuously covers every aspect of my health. Very repetitive. This past visit I cried the whole time. Which I know bothered her. My feelings are sometimes overlooked, and she takes control without my feelings. Deep down I know she cares, but she needs to hear me also. I'm always frustrated when I leave. I feel I would be suited to another dr. I will start looking.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Dr Sankar is fantastic. Extremely knowledgeable and caring. She is managing my high BP very well and helping me lose weight in an encouraging manner.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2023

Doctor was great

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Dr. Sankar is the best! I appreciate that she doesn't sugar coat facts and provides useful resources.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Dr. Sankar really listens and also provides resources. She really cares!

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Dr. Sankar is an excellent provider. She cares about your well-being.

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