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Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Akron General Health and Wellness Center, Stow
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Administration Of Injectable Medications For Osteoporosis
  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Blood Tests
  • Bone Density Testing
  • General Rheumatology
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Crystal Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Osteoporosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Vasculitis
View all 9 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

See publications for Nikita Hegde, MD.

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 9/28/2021, Dr. Hegde 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.

Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Hegde receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:

  • AbbVie, Inc.
  • Lilly USA, LLC

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

323 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
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2021

She is a very thorough physician. I feel very comfortable talking with her. Most Physicians are always in a hurry to get to their next patient. She takes her time and actually listen to me. I appreciate that so very much.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

I have recommended Dr. Hegde to two people and they both are now her patients

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2021

Dr Hegde and her staff are very knowledgeable and courteous. They all listen to my questions and needs. I trust and listen and do what ever they tell!

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

It's always a positive situation with the doctor she's a great person

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

She is a wonderful Dr and her staff very professional.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Dr Hedge and her assistant are the BEST. Would not go anywhere else even though they are not close to my home

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

I appreciate Dr. Hedge's patience as I try understand the risks associated with the treatment options.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

I have recommended Dr. Hegde to two people who are now her patients

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

when I first saw Dr. Hegde I had trouble dressing myself. For the last 10 years I have lead a normal life with little pain. I know people with RA and I am so thankful for where.I am. Great job Dr. Hegde!!!

Reviewed on May 12, 2021

Dr. Hedge is a wonderful physician.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

I love Dr. Hegde. She is a wonderful doctor and always explains things very well.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

I have always received excellent service, the staff is very polite, welcoming, listening to your concerns or even carrying on simple everyday conversation. I travel from Youngstown to see Dr. Hegde, she is so worth it, she truly listens to what you have to say and takes her time with you to explain her course or concerns for treatment.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

I am very comfortable with Dr. Hegde, she listens well and respects my views on treatment, I'm not the easiest patient as I don't like taking to much meds and she explains the importance of her treatment plan for me in a way that I can understand.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

Dr Hegde always goes above and beyond, very pleased with her

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2021

I have to say from the very first appointment until now Dr Hegde is a very good doctor. she always made sure that I understood everything that we talked about and made sure I didn't have any questions before I left my appointment. I will and do recommend her to anyone I know that is looking for a Rheumatologist they wouldn't ever be disappointed.

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2021

Before I saw Dr Hegde I was in bad pain and very concerned that I was going to have to live a life filled with pain. Once she started treatment, I was feeling like a new person in 4 days after the medicine took affect. It was life changing to me.

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2021

dr. Hegde is wonderful and very thorough. I e been going to her for years.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Dr Hedge,was very thoughtful and answered every question as it was very inportant.She was clear and professional.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2021

I trust Dr. Hegde.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

I love going to Dr.Hedge's office. It is nice to go to an office where the staff knows you. Especially when you only go once a year.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2021

I am happy with Doctor and her staff

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

Dr. Hegde was very organized, precise, and thorough. She was also cordial and considerate.

Reviewed on Jan 21, 2021

The My Chart app should have the Cleveland Clinic logo to make it more recognizable. It also had a ton of old information that I tried to delete and update, but that didn't "take," so Dr. Hegde couldn't see which meds I was currently taking and which I had tried to delete. Very confusing. For an in-person visit, I would have had a printout of my current meds to share with the dr. Being able to scan and upload that would have been easier.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Fantastic staff and great doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Dr. was able to share my bloodwork and concerns about my bloodwork. She explained everything well.!!

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

my twin sister has selected Dr Hegde on my recommendation

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

I am very confident and comfortable with Dr. Hedge.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2020

Dr. Hegde's assistant, Zer helped with getting everything set up. The appt went very smooth

Reviewed on Nov 17, 2020

Dr. Hegde always listens and addresses any concerns I have.She followed up with my questions in just a few days! amazing!

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2020

I had several questions and Dr. Hegde took the time to answer them.

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