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Department Gastroenterology, Hepatology & Nutrition
Primary Location South Pointe Hospital
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Colonoscopy
  • Endoscopy
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Lesbian Gay Bisexual and Transgender( LGBT Health)
  • Wireless Capsule Endoscopy
View all 5 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Anal Dysplasia
  • Anemia
  • Cirrhosis
  • Diarrhea
  • Hepatitis B
  • Hepatitis C
  • Liver Disease
  • Microscopic Colitis
  • Primary Biliary Cirrhosis
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Ulcerative Colitis
View all 11 Specialties +
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Biography

About Michelle Inkster, MD, PhD

Michelle Dawn Inkster, MA, MBA, PhD, MD, is a Staff Gastroenterologist at Cleveland Clinic. She is board-certified in gastroenterology and internal medicine. Dr. Inkster was born in Adelaide, Australia.

One of my interests is anal dysplasia. Anal dysplasia and anal cancer have traditionally been something that is just not discussed by the population at large as if it is something shameful. This disease is associated with the human papillomavirus. The majority of people have been exposed to this virus at some time in their life but not everyone is at risk for anal cancer. Those who are at risk are women who have had cervical cancer, persons who have had liver and kidney transplants and others who are immuno suppressed such as patients with Crohn's disease and ulcerative colitis, for example. Patients who have HIV are at the greatest risk. In collaboration with one of my Colorectal colleagues we have established an anal dysplasia clinic in our Infectious Disease department. My personal professional goal is to work to have screening for anal dysplasia accepted as a routine part of health care for those who are at risk.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2004

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - MetroHealth Medical Center
Cleveland, OH USA
2004

Residency - MetroHealth Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
2001

Medical Education - Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1998

Graduate School - Saint Louis University School of Medicine
St. Louis, MO USA
1993

Graduate School - Washington University
Immunology
St. Louis, MO USA
1985

Specialty Interests

Anal dysplasia, colonoscopy, Liver Disease

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/13/2019, Dr. Inkster 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

114 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

20 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2020

Dr. Inkster definitely made me feel at ease about my health. She listened to my concerns and explained everything to me in a way that I can understand. She is very knowledgeable and professional. I am so happy I found her!

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

very happy with Dr Inkster- she was wonderful put me at ease too and she explained it all she also smiles at her patients- lovely doctor

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Dr Inkster is the best!

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Thoroughly, enjoyed Dr Inkster. Her care was genuine. I felt like she had concern for me as a person and a patient instead of being treated like just another number.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr. Inkster listens and considers the feelings, mental state, physical symptoms and total well being of her patients. With her, I feel heard, cared about as a person and patient, and thoroughly cared for. She is a gem.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

I really liked my Doctor, she was very good at telling me all the facts about my problem

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

I really liked this doctor. she spent a good 45 minutes with me talking and drew me a picture of my organs to further explain what the mri showed because it was very confusing for me to understand on mychart. I like the fact that she being an expert herself preferred to discuss my case with another expert in the field to determine next steps of care. she just made me feel like she cares and that I'm in really good hands at the Cleveland clinic. I like that a lot because I feel the more experts involved discussing what's going on and what should we do next for care the better the outcome will be instead of just assuming yourself. she seems like a very smart caring doctor and I see why she was highly rated. she made me less worried about what's going on. I appreciate her honesty in the matter as well.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

She explained everything in simple terms and answered all of my questions. Doctor was very knowledgeable, compassionate and patient.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

The doctor and everyone in the procedure room were awesome and made me feel feel comfortable and cared for while I was there.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2020

Always great talking to Dr. Inkster

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

I really appreciate the fact that Dr. Inkster was very much concerned about my health was very prompt in knowledge of CDF and was able to help me address it in another angle being I've been sitting around with it for two months now scared to death In regards of having open heart surgery and a kidney transplant not wanting to affect those or that progress in anyway so she got right on things and I really really liked her honesty, wisdom ,and concern ,we need more doctors like her that swore to help with patient by oath and does just that thank you Dr inkster for getting back with me here in Toledo so Quickly

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

very good experience. I found Dr Inkster to be a great listener.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

Dr Inkster was helpful and a great listener.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2020

My dad was seen in the hospital. I gave a very good rating because before, during and after his procedure they called me and kept me informed and so did the doctor. it was a comfort to know especially since we could not be there with him because of the virus. You are a great hospital and have wonderful drs and nurses. We thank you from the bottom of our hearts

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

fantastic doctors. wouldn't go anywhere else!

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

It was a very pleasant appointment she answered every question I have for her and I enjoy my appointment with her if I have any problems in her department I would like her to be my doctor

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

She was very pleasant and make me feel right at home in her care she answered all questions that I have and if I ever have to come back to that department I would like her to be my doctor

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

She was exceptional. She thoroughly explained everything, answered all my questions and assured me that everything would work out. She summmarized was discussed and checked for my understanding of the next steps. Dr. Inkster is an excellent provider.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

Dr Inkster has the best bedside manner. She listened to my issues and was able to help me.

Reviewed on Nov 20, 2019

I immediately felt comfortable with Dr. Inkster even though this was my first visit with her. She engages as I believe all doctors should making one feel relaxed and comfortable as medical issues are addressed. She reminds me of the old house doctor. I absolutely respect her and found her to be the most professional and knowledgeable doctor I've seen in many many years.

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