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Department Cardiovascular Medicine
Primary Location Akron General
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations
Akron General
Primary Location

Akron General

Appointment:
330.344.7400
Desk:
330.344.7400
Fax:
330.344.2015

Additional Locations

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Ablation of Atrial Arrhythmias
  • Ablation of Complex Arrhythmias
  • Ablation of Ventricular Arrhythmias
  • Ablation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Arrhythmia
  • Arrhythmia Ablation
  • Arrhythmia Detection
  • Arrhythmia Management Including Cardioversion
  • Arrhythmia Mechanisms
  • Cardiac Device Therapy
  • Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device
  • Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices
  • Cardioversion
  • Catheter Ablation
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cryoablation
  • Defibrillator - Follow Up
  • Defibrillator Implantation
  • Device Implantation
  • Electrophysiologic Monitoring
  • Electrophysiology Studies (EP)
  • ICD Implants
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator
  • Implantable Loop Recorder
  • Lead Extraction (ICD, Pacemaker)
  • Left Atrial Appendage Closure
  • Pacemaker - Permanent
  • Pacemaker Follow-up
  • Pacemaker Implant
  • Pacemaker Lead Extraction
  • Pacemaker Lead Replacement
  • Radiofrequency Ablation
  • Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation of Cardiac Arrhythmias
  • Remote Cardiac Telemetry
  • Temporary Pacemakers
  • Tilt Test
  • Watchman
View all 38 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • Abnormal Rhythm Ablation
  • Arrhythmia
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Atrial Tachycardia
  • Atrioventricular (AV) Block
  • Atrioventricular Nodal Reentry Tachycardia (AVNRT)
  • Bradyarrhythmias
  • Bradycardia
  • Cardiac Device Infections
  • Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection
  • Catecholaminergic Polymorphic Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Defibrillator - Follow Up
  • Defibrillator Infections
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Long QT Syndrome (LQTS)
  • Sudden Cardiac Arrest
  • Sudden Cardiac Death (Sudden Cardiac Arrest)
  • Supraventricular Arrhythmia
  • Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Syncope
  • Tachycardia
  • Ventricular Arrhythmias
  • Ventricular Fibrillation
  • Ventricular Tachycardia
  • Wolff-Parkinson-White Syndrome (WPW)
View all 27 Specialties +
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Biography

About Robert Schweikert, MD

I have many years of experience in the evaluation and treatment of heart rhythm disorders. I am trained in the evaluation and treatment of bradycardia or slow heart rhythms, including implantation of various cardiac devices such as pacemakers and implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICD). I am trained and have extensive experience with more advanced management of implantable cardiac devices, including extraction (removal) of such devices. I am also trained in the evaluation and treatment of tachycardia or rapid heart rhythms, such as supraventricular tachycardia (SVT) and ventricular tachycardia (VT). Treatment of such heart rhythm disorders can include medications or a procedure, catheter ablation. I have particular interest and training in management and catheter ablation of more advanced, complex heart rhythm disorders including atrial fibrillation, with nearly 20 years of experience.

In my personal time, I enjoy spending time with my family. I enjoy hiking, running, biking and other forms of exercise for fitness. I am proud to be a physician in the area near my hometown, and I particularly enjoy the privilege of providing care to people with heart rhythm problems.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights

Appointed
2019

Education & Fellowships

Graduate School - Baldwin Wallace University
Berea, OH USA
2015

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Card. Electrophysiology
Cleveland, OH USA
2000

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cardiovascular Disease
Cleveland, OH USA
1998

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA
1993

Medical Education - Medical College of Ohio at Toledo
Toledo, OH USA
1990

Undergraduate - The Ohio State University
Columbus, OH USA
1986

Additional Training

  • Masters in Business Administration (HealthCare)
  • Baldwin Wallace University

Professional Highlights

  • Chief of Cardiology, Cleveland Clinic Akron General

Certifications

  • Internal Medicine - Cardiovascular Disease
  • Internal Medicine - Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology

Memberships

  • American Medical Association
  • American College of Cardiology
  • Heart Rhythm Society
  • European Cardiac Arrhythmia Society
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 3/2/2022, Dr. Schweikert 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

147 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

25 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2022

The provider was exceptional!

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2022

Dr Schweikert in an Excellent Dr. He is world class. He has performed 2 ablation procedures on me and I would trust him to do another if I needed it. He always has time for my questions and provides excellent guidance. One of the best Docs I have ever been to.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2022

Personable, good communication, professional. I feel confident, comfortable with Dr S

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2022

Dr. Schweikert is the best electrophysiologist outside of Texas. Period.

Reviewed on May 31, 2022

Dr. Schweikert took the necessary time to update all information about me, to listen to my concerns, and to thoroughly discuss his recommendations and courses of actions. Even though the office was very busy with many patients, I did not feel rushed with him in any way. I am very happy to be getting care from Dr. Schweikert.

Reviewed on May 13, 2022

The only issue l have is the time l am waiting to get a surgery date. I know this is not the doctors fault. It has been a week now and still not heard on a date. This is frustrating to me as my condition is worsening. I have the utmost respect for dr. Schweikert knowing he can fix my problem. He is simply the best!

Reviewed on May 9, 2022

Dr. Sweikert is an caring and excellent provider

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2022

Dr. Sweikert is the best doctor I have ever encountered.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2022

Best consult with a physician ever

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

Very pleased with the service . Dr Schweikert spent a good amount of time looking over my data and explaining his plan for treatment. I have confidence in his ability to treat my condition and look forward to my procedure.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2022

The Dr. Gave up his lunch to spend more time with me. He was in the room explaining things, showing pictures and answering questions for over one hour. He was very patient and thorough. Could not asked for better treatment.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

Phenomenal doctor visit. Best I think I have ever experienced.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2022

Excellent care. Dr Schweikert honestly listened to me

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

I always look forward to my appointments with Dr. Schweikert, he listens to my concerns and makes sure I am understanding his answers. I always feel he takes plenty of time with me. He is the best doctor I have!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2022

I always look forward to my appointment with Dr. Schweikert, he listens to my concerns and helps me feel positive about my health. I do enjoy my visit with him. He is the very BEST doctor I have ever had!

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2022

Dr Schweikert is a fabulous clinician with matching bedside manners. Highly recommend.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2022

Dr Schweikert is an example or how all providers should treat their patients. He is exceptional!

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

The doctor was great. Very patient and went out of his way to answer my questions.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Dr is absolutely excellent Very knowledgeable kind and trustworthy. Explain things thoroughly. Dr. Schweikert is the best of the best and has my medical issue well under control.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2021

I love dr. Schweikert

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2021

The best EP I have had. He was born to be a doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Dr. Schweikert is one of my top doctors. He takes his time, explained to me everything I need to know, and never seems rushed with me. I am so thankful that I found him as my EP cardiologist. He is fantastic!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2021

Dr. Schweikert spent over an hour with me, explaining options/treatments for my afib and other health concerns.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2021

I was so impressed with the time given me and follow-up calls with Dr. Schweikert's orders for more tests. He told me that he would review my chart over the weekend and develop a plan...and he has.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

I have been seeing Dr. Schweikert for many years..I have always been very satisfied with him as a physician and as a very down to earth person who is very easy to talk to and ask questions..He always assures that no question is too off the wall when it comes to our health. What a kind man. I am lucky to have him as my doctor.

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