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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
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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

300 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

35 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on May 5, 2022

I really like Dr Hegde. She has provided great medical care for many years. I have recommended her to friends and family.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2022

First visit to this office and I'm very pleased. Receptionist was friendly, and Dr Hegde was kind and very knowledgeable

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2022

She was just what I needed.

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2022

She was very thorough. And wouldn't make any quick decision until the bloodwork and X-rays are done.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2022

Dr Hegde: caring, optimistic, good listener. She had a dr who followed along

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2022

I have recommended Dr Hegde to others and I will continue to when someone is looking for a rheumatologist

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2022

She's an excellent dr

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

As always Dr Hegde includes me in my care decisions

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

This dr is excellent

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Loved Dr. Nikita Hegde. Took her time and listened, consulted gave y options. Explained everything. I'm very pleased, she treated me like a person and very respectful

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Dr. Hegde is very kind and compassionate.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

I have always had a very good appointment with the Dr. She is very caring.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

I have always felt very comfortable with the Dr. And her staff. They always answer my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Overall a very good experience. The doctor made me feel comfortable, did not rush the visit, allowed me to ask questions and answered them to my satisfaction. Very satisfied.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2022

Dr. Hegde is very thorough in her care.

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