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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

  • Dialysis
  • Kidney Transplantation
  • Kidney with Pancreas Transplantation
  • Nephrology
  • Pancreas Transplantation
  • Transplantation
View all 6 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Amyloidosis
  • Chronic Kidney Disease
  • End Stage Renal Disease
  • Fabry's Disease
  • Polycystic Kidney Disease
View all 5 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 11/21/2021, 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

63 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 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

22 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

Outstanding experience in nurses and Dr Fatica took time respectful made it visit worth. Highly recommend Dr fatica

Reviewed on May 3, 2022

Dr. Fatica always answers all my questions. He takes his time and I never feel rushed.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Very happy that Dr.Fatica took me as one of his patients. I wish I lived closer so he was the only Nephrologist I needed. Dr.Fatica is very kind and professional. I feel very satisfied in his care.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Only problem was audio didn't work .Doctor could not hear me. I like being able to meet with Dr.Fatica this way.. I live a good distance and its not easy to get someone to drive me to Cleveland for in person visits. I hope there is another video way to choose from fir my next telehealth visit

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Dr. Fatica does it all with kindness, professional acuity, recommendations, and care. I can't imagine any other Doctor this outstanding. We are blessed to have him and the Clinic!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2022

Very happy with *Dr. Fatica.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Outstanding Physician!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Dr. Fatica calmed our fears (I say our, because my sweet mom was in there with me and she was more emotional than I was - haha!)

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Dr. Fatica is both informative and encouraging. I feel like we have a strong doctor patient relationship

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2021

Dr. Fatica is an amazing Doctor. Always predictable in his care, compassion and attention.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

I appreciate Dr. Fatica for the care he provides me in such a professional manner.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

For this particular visit Dr. Fatica and the resident were intent on addressing my heart issues. Other visits with Nurse Lard have been outstanding.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

Those that are for me respond to my concerns immediately! Just wish I could see Dr. Fatica more often. However, he stays on top of my health through Nurse Lard. He always returns phone calls and or email messages.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

When you've had a transplanted kidney for 29 years,its comforting to know I have a doctor that truly understands Every aspect of my health and concerns. I found that in Dr.Fatica!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Our doctor is the kindest, best and most skilled. We love Dr. Fatica.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Dr. Fatica is great. In addition to Zoom appointments (which I prefer now because I have a transplanted kidney, and the Covid vaccines are not very effective for those with suppressed immune systems), when I send him a message via MyChart, he always responds promptly.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

Dr. Fatica and staff of nephrology department are the reason why after moving from northeast Ohio to Florida I travel 1300 miles to receive his continued care for my condition.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2021

I've been seeing Dr Fatica for over 17 years. His genuine care for me is top notch! It's one of the appts I actually look forward to.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Best Dr I've ever known

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

Dr. Fatica and his assistants always take the time to listen to me and answer all my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2021

Dr. Fatica is excellent. He is always easy to talk to, responsive and makes his patients feel secure and confident in their care

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Dr. Fatica is a highly competent and caring doctor.

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