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

Akron General Physician Office Building

Appointment:
330.344.7400
Desk:
330.344.7400
Fax:
330.344.2015

Additional Locations

Cardiovascular Medicine

Akron General

1 Akron General Avenue
Akron, OH 44307
Directions

Appointment:
330.344.7400
Desk:
330.344.7400
Fax:
330.344.2015
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Ablation of Atrial Arrhythmias
  • Ablation of Complex Arrhythmias
  • Ablation of Ventricular Arrhythmias
  • Ablation Therapy for Atrial Fibrillation
  • Abnormal Rhythm Ablation
  • 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
  • Cryoablation
  • Defibrillator - Follow Up
  • Defibrillator Implantation
  • Device Implantation
  • Electrophysiologic Monitoring
  • Electrophysiology Studies (EP)
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD)
  • Implantable Cardioverter Defibrillator (ICD) Lead Extraction
  • Implantable Loop Recorder
  • 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 36 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Abnormal Heart Rhythms
  • 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 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 25 Specialties +
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Biography

About Robert Schweikert, MD, MBA

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
2007

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

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 4/3/2023, 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

153 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 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

31 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2024

Dr. Schweikert was highly recommended by Drs Cutler and Litman and he was excellent. Very engaging with an excellent personality, very much like Drs. Cuter and Litman! It's great not to have to go down to the main campus!

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

It took a while for the downtown Cleveland staff to connect with the Akron staff. But eventually they did. I was very grateful to move my care to Akron because this is where I live. Dr Schweikert was personable and answered every question. Very pleased with the care.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

Amazing experience, need all doctors to follow his example

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Everybody wants to see Dr. Schweikert and I don't blame them!

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2023

Dr. Schweikert is the best EP outside of the state of Texas. Period. End of discussion.

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Went to the Bath office for the first time. The office staff was very friendly. Got in quickly for the nurse vitals, ekg and questions. Dr Schweikert came In shortly after that. Dr Schweikert is very personable, thorough and answered all my questions.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Doctor always says what's wrong and explains. Today I was in good health.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr. Schweikert is exceptional in all of the above areas!

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

The doctor listened to my concerns and developed a plan to work together to reduce my symptoms from meds. Very appreciated

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Good doctor

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Very pleased with Dr Schweikert

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2023

The doctor is always polite and caring. Never rushed. Always listens and explains in different ways if needed. Does not seem to mind if he has to repeat something.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2023

Dr. Sweikert is an excellent physician. You are lucky to have him as part of the team. Highly recommended him

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

The doctor spent a long time talking and explaining everything to my husband and I about my condition and what the best possible solution would be to fix it. He then shared the reasons why and explained the success rates for each possible solution and let me decide which one I thought was best. He was very easy to talk to, very professional, and extremely knowledgeable and understanding. I highly recommend him to others needing his expertise.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2023

Provider not only addressed all my concerns but gave detail behind his answers to ensure that I understood

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Dr. Schweikert has always provided outstanding care and is far and away one of the best EP's in the country.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2023

Loved Dr. S !

Reviewed on May 31, 2023

Doctor was very thorough and made sure I understood everything concerning my upcoming procedure.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. Schweikert is just so thorough, attentive, approachable, and such a blessing! I feel like I'm his only patient.

Reviewed on May 11, 2023

Dr. Schweikert provided outstanding medical services, as usual. Thanks

Reviewed on May 11, 2023

Dr. Schweikert was wonderful

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Excellent doctor

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

He was the best doctor I've seen in all 41 years of my life. Funny, caring and very intelligent! Treated my husband and I wonderfully!

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Dr. Schweikert is my favorite doctor, he takes time and makes sure everything is understood.

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Dr Schweikert is a outstanding doctor. Very knowledgeable always expl as ins any questions I have. He's been my doctor for years and he has my complete trust. I've referred my daughter to him also and she also thinks he's a excellent doctor

Reviewed on May 8, 2023

Dr Schweikert is outstanding and provides the best care

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2023

Dr S took the time to explain my condition, treatment options and also went over my test results. He could not have been more thorough. I could not have been more pleased and feel I am in excellent hands going forward

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2023

Dr. Schweikert takes the necessary time and is very thorough. Reviewed the recent med changes which have been successful

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2023

Dr Schweikert treats me more like a friend than a patient! It's always a good vibe even when discussing a bad problem. This gives me that much more confidence that we are treating my condition in the best possible way

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2023

Excellent service from an excellent doctor. Everyone was very professional

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2023

Great doctor and staff. Great place.

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