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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

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

344 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

42 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

The Dr. was very caring that I understood what she was describing to me. She informed me of all my test results and what we were going to do. She is a very caring Dr.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

The Clinic is known for the caring treatment that the patients get from the Dr.s and staff. I have always felt comfortable.

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2020

Everybody was friendly and kind I think they all did a great job including the doctor

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

the best RA doctor I have had. always concerned about how I am doing and feeling

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

I always have a Great Experience when it comes to my Visit with Dr Hegde in or out of her office

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Dr. N. Hegde is always professional. She listens to me regarding my pain.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2020

Dr. Hegde takes the time to listen, and offer new options if available.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Dr. Hedge was very thorough and informative!

Reviewed on Sep 1, 2020

Dr. Hedge helped me in 2 visits my former rheumatologist didn't bother to do in five years. I let everyone know this and recomend her to everyone.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Dr. Hegde is great. She knows me and treats me as a person and not just another patient. She listens and answers all my questions and concerns at every visit.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

It was nice to be able to do the video by we had to leave state for a personal issue and I didn't have to reschedule. I do like being face to face in person with my dr as well so i think its great to have both options.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

I believe a doctors visit is always best one on one in person.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Obviously the doctor could not feel my joints and bend them around like she typically does, but that is the only down-side I see to telemedicine in this case.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2020

Dr. Hegde is a good listener. Addressed my question with a succinct answer. She is willing to work with me in the direction I desire to take my health care and educated me on why she takes her perspective.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Dr Hegde is a very conscientious and professional doctor. She is very conscientious not only does she listen to your concerns but she tries her best to fix them. She is a very thoughtful and smart doctor!

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

The video experience for appointments with doctors is good to some degree especially in a time of Covid. But there are times when the doctor needs to look at your joints and flareups in person it's hard with the camera photo

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

I really trust Dr Hegdes opinion and trust her and think the world of her opinions. I have recommended her to many people. I had a little trouble with the video appt but it was on my end as I am not the greatest at being computer knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jul 15, 2020

No complaints in regards to Dr Hedge or any of her staff who have been wonderful, very caring and helpful and professional.

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