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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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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 11/24/2020, 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

68 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 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

19 Patient Comments

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 17, 2021

Dr. Fatica is a highly competent and caring doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr. Fatica is an excellent physician (Nephalogist).

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

Dr Fatica is an amazing doctor. He has knowledge, care and compassion, honor and respect. He is also well grounded. I have tremendous respect for Dr Fatica.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

he is a wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Dr. has always been ther when ever I had a question and always answered it . He is an Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

Dr. Fatica is one of the best communicators. very easy to get through to his office via phone or through my chart.

Reviewed on Apr 6, 2021

Dr. Fatica is an excellent physician. He always shows his concern and presents ways to enhance my health. He does a fabulous job. Terrific doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Dr Fatica is wonderful.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2021

He is the best Dr. ever I'm very happy to have him

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Dr. Fatica and his staff always help with appointments.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

We adore and respect Dr. Fatica on every level!

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2021

Dr. Fatica is one of the best doctors I have had in my life. He is compassionate and really listens to what I need. He is responsive when needed and he makes this difficult situation bearable.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr Fatica is a wonderful nephrologist!

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

Dr. Fatica is an excellent empathetic and compassionate listener, and gives you 100% of his attention during a meeting/visit. I feel like I am his only patient when I am with him. He has an exceptional bedside manner.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2020

Dr Fatica is a great dr. have been seeing him for years and he is always very caring and professional. has a good bedside manner.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

he is the nicest doctor he listens

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

He is a Wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Wouldn't likely recommend provider unless person had transplant then would highly recommend

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