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Department Kidney Medicine
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Kidney and Pancreas Transplant
  • Kidney Dialysis
  • Kidney Transplant
  • Nephrology
  • Pancreas Transplant
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloidosis
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • End Stage Renal Disease
  • Fabry's Disease
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
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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 11/30/2022, 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

71 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
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

16 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Dr. Fatica took his time and answered all my questions. My video visit was very good.

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2023

Dr. Fatica is a phenomenal doctor and care giver. I feel comfortable that my kidney care is in good hands.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

UnfortunaetlyUnfortunately, my insurance is "out of network". It takes weeks to obtain the OK to schedule appointments and tests. Every time I need services this happens. There should be an alert that the insurance is going to cover costs. Dr Fatica is a wonderful Dr who is truly concerned about his patients and goes above and beyond.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2023

Words cannot express how grateful I am to have Dr. Fatica assigned to my case. He has wonderful bedside manner, was very patient, explained everything in extreme detail, as well as gave me options. I am so pleased.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr. Fatica always makes room for Katy's appointments.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2023

Dr. Fatica is extraordinary in all facets as a doctor and as a friend,

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

I couldn't be happier/ more pleased with Dr Fatica and his care of me. This has been true from my very first visit with him

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr Fatica was excellent as usual.CC should be very grateful to have him as a provider.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

Dr Fatica Best Best.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr. Fatica is a wonderful caring doctor. All doctors should strive to be like he is

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr. Fatica and his resident are amazing and gave me plenty of time to answer my question Great Great person. Very pleased

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

The doctor working with Dr. Fatica. What is very nice and I felt he had reviewed my medical records before he came in to talk to me. Also Dr Fatica was well informed about my medical history. Very kind and caring doctors.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Dr. Fatica is absolutely the best doctor anyone could ask for. He always listens to my concerns and answers my questions with care. He's jus the best.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Dr Fatica is the best! Always makes my brother feel he has his best interests and health concerns in mind especially when it comes to his kidney replacement for all these years - we love him and trust him 200%

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Dr.Fatica is a great doctor

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2023

Dr. Fatica is the best doctor I have ever had. He is truly passionate about his position as a Nephrologist and cares about his patients. I am truly grateful to have had care under him for the past 12+ years.

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