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

Akron General Health and Wellness Center, Green &

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
  • Internal Medicine
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
View all 10 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Crystal Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Osteoporosis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Vasculitis
View all 8 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

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As of 1/3/2023, Dr. Hegde 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

328 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 4.6

45 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2023

I have been with Dr Hegde for many years. I absolutely love her and I would be very disappointed if she ever left.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2023

My first appointment date wasn't til Sept and was put on a wait list. On their 3 attempt to give me a cancelation I took it even though I had to really hurry but after I got there Dr Hegde took a lot of time with me and I really liked her

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

She s so caring. Just love her

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

Care providers always do a good job

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2023

Dr Hegde provided info on the status of my condition, whatever progressive changes, if any, assurance of her continued monitoring...

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Dr. Hegde is vwry reassuring and is the only Rheum who has gone above and beyond for my issues. I trust her with my care.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2023

Provider definitky should have more template time. She has so much to offer and the visit lasted only 10 min max but I feel she was rushed. I definitely like the office visits better.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2023

Dr.Hegde explained over and above when I wasn't understanding an inflammation marker.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2023

Dr Hegde goes to fast during apps. No time for questions

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

She is very easy to talk to & and explains all the medical and pharmacy questions

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

I think video visits are great! But I also think it is good to see your doctor or PA, NP in person at least one visit a year.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

I was very impressed with Dr. N. Hedge! Her knowledge and explanations were evident and clear. She listened to me explain my issues.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

Dr. Nikita Hedge is worth the wait time!

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2023

Virtual doctor visits are very convenient.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2023

Provider seemed to expect more of me than I could deliver. I was confused about which doctor prescribed one of my medicines. Doctor was efficient, but did not demonstrate empathy.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2023

Nothing bad to say. Very happy to have meet the Doctor, helped me tremendously

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2023

Dr. Hegde is a very detailed doctor. I have great confidence in her as my physician.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2023

Shes a fantastic Doctor. Caring, listens

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

I appreciate the personnel in Dr. Hegdes office.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

I have recommended Dr. Hegde to two family members who are now patients. The entire office staff is very good. I've worked hard over the years, keeping a good team for the care of all my medical conditions and appreciate this office very much.

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2023

Dr. N. Hedge is very prompt at answering responding to calls. She is very professional during our visits. She answers my questions and concerns anytime I ask them. I am very happy with all the services from Dr. N. Hedge office

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

This was my first visit with Dr HEGDE. She was very knowledgeable, professional, and personable. I am very pleased our interaction!

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2023

Dr Hegde was pleasant and as thorough as one could be on a telehealth visit. I appreciated that she told me she does not need to see me again unless other concerns arise, instead of trying to set up another follow up.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2023

Great experience with an educated caring Doctor

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2023

This was my first encounter with Dr. Hedge and I was impressed. Definitely looked at my issues, lab work done by my primary Dr. She listened to me.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2022

I like Dr. Hegde very much!

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2022

She was not listening and talking over me. She kept referring to everything from 2 years ago being fine and normal and I've had two major health changes in that time frame. I felt as though I was wasting her time.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2022

I have been going to Dr. Hegde for years. I absolutely love her and her staff.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2022

Dr Hegde is a good dr but she continues to rate or assess my RA pain by a hand squeeze. I am sure this is a tool used and she is following a format. I have verbalized what actually is painful for me, this is driving, carrying my laptop at work, picking up a gallon of milk (something heavy), opening jars, shaking hands, etc. While she is nice, she is not "friendly". I guess I don't feel heard and feel like a task to complete in her day. A smile goes a long way.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2022

Doctor was not very congenial...too business-like, but she did seem very knowledgable.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2022

Professionalism! DrHEGDE is the physician to GO TO for rheumatism! Good listener, clearly explains current & future goals & any expectations in the progression of my condition

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2022

Always good experience with dr Hedge

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2022

Felt very comfortable with the doctor and she explained everything very clearly

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2022

My husband came with me to my appointment. I have recently started on humara injections & we both had questions and concerns which were answered and discussed. We are both impressed with Dr. Hegde and her staff.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2022

Dr Hedge is not personable

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2022

She seemed in a hurry. I sensed my situation was not "interesting" and was dismissed quickly. The visit felt very mechanical.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2022

Dr Hedge is so knowledgeable! Had a very good appointment with her. She listens and explains very well

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2022

I think my "fair" ratings are due to cultural and/or language differences. Sometimes it was difficult for me to understand Dr. Hegde which I believe was exacerbated by communicating over zoom. Hopefully, my next in-person visit will be better. But overall I think it was fine.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2022

I prefer a video appointment to in person. Felt the doctor was focused only on me vs. Rushing to the next patient. I live 45 minutes away so this saved a lot of time and money.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2022

Dr. Hegde welcomes questions and provides clear and easily understood information. Before seeing the doctor, my condition became debilitating. With the med and supplement prescribed, I'm able to do anything. She schedules regular blood work and scans. I trust her completely

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2022

Great experience. Dr. Hedgee is great

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2022

Outstanding and I believe a brilliant doctor.

Reviewed on May 19, 2022

Dr.Hegde goes too fast, I don't have much time to ask questions. I really like her, she treats me well. She is just really quick

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

Dr Hegde is caring and always explains thoroughly and takes time to answer my questions

Reviewed on May 18, 2022

The doctor is personable and discusses lab work and any signs or symptoms in detail.

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