Department Nephrology and Hypertension
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Dialysis
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Kidney with Pancreas Transplantation
  • Nephrology
  • Pancreas Transplantation
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • End Stage Renal Disease
  • Glomerulonephritis
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
  • Renal Failure
View all 4 Specialties +


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About Richard Fatica, MD

Richard A. Fatica, MD, is a board-certified nephrologist and is the Vice Chair of Nephrology and Hypertension and the Medical Director of Mentor FMC Dialysis.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Michigan Health System
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Residency - University of Pittsburgh Medical Center & Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh
Internal Medicine
Pittsburgh, PA USA

Medical Education - Virginia Commonwealth University Medical College
Richmond, VA USA

Undergraduate - Allegheny College
Meadville, PA USA


  • Internal Medicine - Nephrology

Specialty Interests

Kidney and Pancreas Transplantation, kidney failure in non-renal transplantation, polycystic kidney disease, angiomyolipomas, glomerulonephritis, amyloidosis

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/8/2020, Dr. Fatica 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

50 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

Dr was very courteous and thorough. A good experience.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Best physician on the planet in every regard.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr. Fatica spent a lot of time listening to the history of my illness and was proactive about some ideas for treatment.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2019

Dr. Fatica is one of my favorite doctors to visit. I feel I can ask any medical question and get a reliable answer. Wish all doctors were like him.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Dr Fatica was one of, if not the best doctor appointment I have ever had. He made me feel like he actually cared about me. He took the time to explain what I need to do and show me data from his computer. Looking forward to my next visit. I rate him a 5+.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr Fatima has always been concerned of how I am doing with my kidney . he has always responded back to me promptly if I had a question about medication or whatever . he is truly an asset to the Cleveland clinic

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Dr. Fatica is great! my appts. we're cancelled and rescheduled 3 times; not acceptable 3 months later than original!

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

Doc is a very caring person, would not go to anyone else unless he retired or left the clinic!

Reviewed on Aug 15, 2019

Dr, Fatica is an outstanding provider.answers all questions!

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

great hospital great staff Dr. Fatica is the best

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

this doctor is excellent, has good bedside manners, explain questions thoroughly, reviews CT and ultrasounds during the visit, and individualizes my care. uses words that can be understand easily. excellent, can't say enough good things about this dr. clarified information given by another doctor and took the time to explain things specifically about me and did it trying to plug me into a textbook picture.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

I had Dr Pohl for 25+ years, Dr Fatica is as good

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2019

Dr. Fatica is an excellent physician. He gives you time to discuss your issues. Extremely professional and caring physician. The Department is one of the most efficiently run departments at the CCF. Very lucky to have Dr Fatica!

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr. Fatica is a fantastic doctor. I feel very fortunate to have him as my doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr. Fatica is hands down the best doctor I've ever had and I wish all doctors could be as invested in their patients as he is.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

As busy as Dr. Fatica is, he still takes the time to listen and answer questions that I had. He also makes me feel very comfortable and feel that I trust him completely.

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