Dr. Niharika Sharma, MD

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Rheumatology

Dr. Niharika Sharma, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Akron, OH. She is affiliated with Akron General Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Niharika Sharma, MD

Montrose Sleep Center

4125 Medina Rd Akron, OH 44333 ()
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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Dr. Sharma's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sharma treats Joint Pain more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Sharma treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sharma treats Arthritis more than 100% of her peers

Dr. Sharma treats this condition more than 100% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Allergic Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Finger
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Spine
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • Crystalline Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Infectious Arthritis
  • Juvenile Gout
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
  • Post-Traumatic Arthritis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Seronegative Arthritis
  • Spondylarthritis
  • Wear & Tear Arthritis
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Osteoarthritis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Sharma treats Osteoarthritis more than 99% of her peers

Dr. Sharma treats this condition more than 99% of her peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Dr. Sharma's conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Abnormal Thyroid
  • Acute Sinusitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • Acute Venous Embolism Thrombosis
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anemia
  • Animal Allergies
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Neck
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Asthma
  • Asymptomatic Post-Menopausal Status
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Benign Chronic Pain Syndrome
  • Blood in Urine (Hematuria)
  • Bone Density Scan
  • Bronchiectasis
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chest Pain
  • Chest Wall Pain Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Sinusitis
  • Classic Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Coccygeal Pain
  • Confusion
  • Constipation
  • COPD (Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease)
  • Cough
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT)
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Diabetes Mellitus, Secondary
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes Type 2
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diabetic Polyneuropathy
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Dry Eyes
  • Dual-Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DEXA) Scan
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • Dysthymia (Chronic Depression)
  • Dysthymia and Cyclothymia (Mood Disorders)
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)
  • Emphysema
  • Enlarged Prostate (BPH)
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Esophagitis
  • Fever
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastroparesis
  • Goodpasture's Disease
  • Gout
  • Hair Loss
  • Hand Conditions
  • Headache
  • Heart Disease
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Heartburn
  • Hernia
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypogonadism
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Insomnia
  • Iron Metabolism Disorders
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Fluid Test
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Low Back Pain
  • Low Blood Oxygen Level
  • Lupus
  • Mastodynia
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Muscle Spasm
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Mycobacterial Lung Infection
  • Nausea
  • Nighttime Urination (Nocturia)
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteomalacia
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Screening
  • Otitis Media
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Polyneuropathy
  • Polyuria
  • Proteinuria
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Purpura
  • Quantitative Sensory Test (QST)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rash
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scleroderma
  • Secondary Hypertension
  • Secondary Renovascular Hypertension
  • Sexually Transmitted Diseases (STDs)
  • Shingles
  • Shortness of Breath
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Sinusitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Sleep Apnea
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Syphilis Infections
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Testicular Dysfunction
  • Thyroid Goiter
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Tremor
  • Trigeminal Neuralgia
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Ultrasound, Musculoskeletal
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Stones
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vaginitis and-or Vaginosis
  • Vasculitis
  • Venous Embolism and Thrombosis
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Hepatitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin B12 Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis
  • Wheezing
  • Wrist Sprain or Strain
  • Yeast Infections

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Dr. Sharma accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Balanced Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Access Options for ERC Health-OH PPO
Blue Access Options-OH PPO
Blue Access-OH PPO
Blue Connection-OH HMO
Blue Preferred Plus-OH POS
Blue Preferred-OH EPO
Blue Preferred-OH HMO
Blue Preferred-OH POS
Blue Traditional-OH
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO
Bronze Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
Gold Blue Access-OH PPO
Lumenos Plans-OH
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Ohio Med Plan-OH
Platinum Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO
Silver Blue Access-OH PPO Plus
The Christ Hospital Health Network (TCHHN)-OH
Trihealth HD80-OH
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield HMO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
Blue Preferred Plus POS
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO

Dr. Sharma's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Sharma

4.1

Based on 17 ratings

5 Stars
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4 Stars
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2 Stars
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1 Star
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Dr. Sharma is not a good listener. She referred me to pain management instead of taking time to investigate my multiple issues.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
1 person found this helpful
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RJ – Jan 09, 2022
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Dr. Sharma is an outstanding doctor and she is very close to her patients. She is on time with her appointments and very knowledable with Lupus. I recommend her to anyone
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Michael Thomson in Florence, AL – Jul 19, 2017
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Yes....i would recommend Dr.Sharma to my family and friends....she is the most patient doctor that i have ever been to....she's thorough. ....and she listen.....Im really going to miss her!!!
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Pittsboro, IN – Jul 18, 2017
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Dr. Sharma has been my rheumatologist for three years in Birmingham. She is has a very sweet and calming personality. She is very easy to talk to, and always listens to what I have to say. I have had to communicate with her before through my patient portal and she has always responded by the next day. I have recommended her to a friend and my friend also loves her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Katy in Birmingham, AL – Jul 14, 2017
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Dr Sharma is a wonderful and caring doctor, who really takes her time and talk with her patients. I am so very grateful for the understanding and help that she has given me, she's awesome.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ramona Heard in Alexander City , AL – Jul 13, 2017
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Dr. Sharma made my life worth living again. I was unable to walk or lift my arms to even put on or take off my clothes! She had me 75% better the first visit and it progressed from there. Up until I went to see Dr Sharma no one could diagnose me or help me and I continued to get worse. She will always be my miracle doctor!!!! Dr. Sharma is with out a doubt the very best.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Patricia johnson in Wilsonville, Al. – Jul 12, 2017
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You can't go wrong with Dr Sharma! Her warm and caring personality was paramount in my wife's recovery! Also, I can honestly say we never felt rushed in her office. Doctors like her are a rare find nowadays! We were blessed to find her and I recommend Dr Sharma to anyone!
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Hattiesburg, MS – Jul 11, 2017
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Dr. Sharma is an excellent rheumatologist. She listens and asks questions. She is always willing to work with her patients and listens to them. You can feel confident that she has your best interest at heart. I love that she is willing to try many treatments and she treats me as a person and not just a patient.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Shanoda Moore in Birmingham al – Jul 07, 2017
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Dr. Sharma is amazing! She helped me navigate my new diagnosis of RA, and I felt like she really cared. She definitely made sure I had all of my questions answered. I highly recommend her.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
No results
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Birmingham, AL – Jun 30, 2017
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I highly recommend this doctor to anyone. She has been a great help to me and making my illness more manageable.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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New Port Richey, FL – Jun 30, 2017
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My experience has been wonderful. When I was first diagnosed, I was so worried but Dr. Sharma reassured me everything was going to be just fine. I would highly recommend Dr. Sharma to anyone for her services.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Kiearra Ball in Meridian, Ms – Jun 29, 2017
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Dr.Sharma is amber great Dr. She listens to what you have to say. Her practice is very great and professional.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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jasmine in Birmingham, Al – Jun 16, 2017
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I have been going to Dr Sharma for over 2 years now and I learned today that she will be leaving Birmingham. I am really going to miss her. When I first started coming to her for my RA, I was in bad shape because all the other doctors that I had seen in the past felt life all the pain I was in was just in my mind, but Dr Sharma knew it was real and she started treating me from day one. She helped me to get my life back and to start back living again. She was a heaven sent to me!!!!!!!!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Sharalene Hollis in Birmingham, AL – Jun 16, 2017
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Dr. Sharma is a wonderful doctor. She is very attentive and easy to talk to. She has been with me every step of the way battling with my lupus. I will truly miss being a patient of Dr.Sharma.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Nichole alele in Huntsville al – Jun 14, 2017
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Everything you tell her, she doesn't listen. She will ask a question and interrupt you before you can finish answering I feel ignored, more alone and totally hopeless. More so than even before the appointment.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Waterloo – Mar 15, 2016
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She didn't seem to listen to what I was telling her. She told me on my first visit that I needed to go back to the specialist that had sent me to her because she didn't know what was causing my symptoms. She didn't even try. Her staff was great, but she seemed like she just didn't want to be there.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jan 10, 2016
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Biography

Dr. Niharika Sharma, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Akron, OH. She is affiliated with Akron General Medical Center. Her office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Awards

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What are Dr. Niharika Sharma, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Sharma frequently treats Joint Pain, Arthritis, and Osteoarthritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Sharma treats.

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Dr. Sharma's office is located at 4125 Medina Rd, Akron, OH 44333. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Practice

Montrose Sleep Center4125 Medina Rd Akron, OH 44333
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Akron General Medical Center

Akron, OH

70% Patients that would definitely recommend, Equal to the national average

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