Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No


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About Elisabeth Ray, MD

  • Rheumatology Fellowship: Cleveland Clinic
  • Internal Medicine Residency: Case Western Reserve/University Hospitals, Cleveland
  • Medical School: University of Kansas School of Medicine
  • Board Certified: Rheumatology
  • Board Certified: Internal Medicine
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - University Hospitals of Cleveland Health System
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - University of Kansas School of Medicine
Kansas City, KS USA

Undergraduate - Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 6/11/2020, Dr. Ray 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

329 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

64 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Dr. Ray is probably the BEST doctor I have ever had!!!

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

I am very pleased with Dr. Ray, her staff a and the service I received. Thank you very much.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

I will refer dr. Elisabeth Ray to everyone I know

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

DR Ray is very quick on responding to My Doc messages!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Dr Ray is the BEST! She listens to your concerns and we both lay out a plan.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

very very caring Dr. - when I meet her she is always there -

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

recommended Dr. Ray to anyone

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

Dr. Ray gives me excellent care and always helps me improve

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

Impressed and extremely appreciative of the time, attention, and care that Dr. Ray had shown me, especially during this initial visit. Please let her know I promise not to "talk too much" :) during our next visit. Thank you! In my opinion and experiences, she is one to keep on your staff and deserves a raise!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

I love Dr. ray

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2020

The Dr. Ray is absolutely AMAZING! She took her time to explain her thoughts of what she believed were my health issues, talked to me about recommended resolutions and alternatives. EXTREMELY CARING!

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

I would highly recommend Dr. Ray. I drive 5 hours from Michigan to see her every 3 months. With CoVit-19 I use the the computer portal instead, it was fairly simple once I had some assistance.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Dr. Ray is great! When the occasion arises, I always recommend her. She is never rushed and is truly concerned about my well-being.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Visits with Renee and Doctor Ray are conducted in a relaxed, personable fashion i.e. visiting freinds.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

Dr Ray is WONDERFUL! Whenever I see her I ALWAYS feel that she cares and has my best interest at heart. She "hears" you and never makes me feel rushed. I appreciate that she addresses my concerns with medical knowledge as well as actual human emotion. I recommend her anyone I know that is need of her specialty.

Reviewed on Jul 20, 2020

Dr. Ray was empathetic regarding the condition she treats me for. She offered some new approaches to manage my condition.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Dr. Ray has a very encouraging manner that is motivating.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

I had a very good experience with Dr. Ray and have confidence in her ability as a DR.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Dr. Ray and her entire staff in Rheumatology are beyond wonderful

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

This virtual visit for me was a convenient to maintain communication with my physician.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Dr. Ray is incredible... she listens to my chief complaint, talks to me about options... gives me a choice.. and then takes care of my pains... she is an asset to the CCF..

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

I was impressed by Dr Rays attention to me. I never felt like she was in a hurry to get to the next patient. She really took the time to explain things.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Of all the doctors I have seen in my 73 years, Dr Elizabeth Ray is my favorite of all. I know she is a specialist, but I trust her with my overall health. She explains everything and doesn't rush me through the appointment. I trust her completely.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

I love Dr. Ray. She is a great doctor

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Attentive, caring, thorough, polite, professional, knowledgeable, understanding, and kind. Just what a patient needs in to hear, feel, and desire from their doctor.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

awesome doctor

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

My experience was good as usual. Dr. Ray is so helpful in explaining in detail without taking alot of my time. I am confident in her care.

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Dr. Ray is really an exceptional dr. She's kind and patient and to be honest, Dr Ray is the best. That means so much!!!

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

Dr. Ray is, kind, patient and honest. she is pretty "awesome "!! I would easily recommend Dr. Ray to fame and friends.

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

Dr Ray is an excellent Rheumatologist Very caring and listens to the patient

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

highly recommend Dr Ray and her nurse Renee!! Both are very knowledgeable, caring, and listen to the patient.

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

I had a phone call visit from Dr Ray. It was very satisfactory, all necessary topics disgused and explained,test results and instructions in how to proceed.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2020

My experience with Dr Rae was very fulfilling. It was my first appointment with her and I felt she was very thorough I feel very confident as her new patient

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

Dr. Ray was wonderful. I am very happy with the care and service she is providing me.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2020

it was good but some day I would like to meet dr ray in person

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2020

Dr Ray is the best! I would highly recommend her! She is very caring and has helped me tremendously!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2020

Dr.Ray is with me all the way _ i know what ever happens she has my back - hard to find caring Dr. she is one

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

Dr. Ray is amazing. She was so helpful with finding a pain management that didn't include narcotics. She was very sweet, and put my worries about my new drug regimen at ease.

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2020

I would highly recommend the physician if it were not for the months long wait to get an appointment. I can't recommend someone when I know it will be months before a person can actually see a doctor

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Dr Ray is great. Caring and kind she works hard to provide individualized care and treatment. This is appreciated and does not go unrecognized.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

My first appointment to get to Dr. Ray took a few months,but i was happy to finally see her! She is very comfortable to talk to & a good listner & very accomadating, I'm very glad to be her patient.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

My first experience with Dr. Ray was very good,a nurse friend recommended her,am very pleased to be her patient!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

dr. ray and her staff are the best I ever had, they really care about me and my issues

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Dr. Ray listened , and was very understanding of my concerns

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

dr Ray was so helpful in explaining tests in a way I could understand-appreciated her understanding new patient

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

We love Dr. Ray! She is thorough and never seems rushed or in a hurry. We feel confident that she takes our concerns seriously and addresses each one.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Love Dr. Ray. She is also very knowledgeable, compassionate, understanding & patient.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr. Ray is an excellent listener and answers questions in a direct honest manner. She explains everything and cares about your condition. Love her!!!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Dr. Ray is one of a few doctors who answers MyChart questions usually on the same day. Sge takes genuine interest in her patients.

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2019

Dr. Ray is a SWEET & CARING doctor. I LOOVE that she "listens" to all concerns or symptoms

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2019

Dr Ray always listens well and shows respect for a 93 year old patient.

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

Dr Ray's plan for my arthritis has done wonders

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

much improvement since going to Dr Ray

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Dr. Ray is a kind, caring person who has patience, and compassion and she's always on top of her game....Thank you

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2019

always enjoy my visit with Dr Ray She is a awesome Dr who really cares about you

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

Dr. Ray is a wonderful Doctor very professional and caring explains everything

Reviewed on Nov 11, 2019

I wish all my doctors were like her.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2019

Dr. elizabeth Ray is the best!

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Dr. Ray was prompt, came in prepared knowing my problem, spoke directly to me without having her face in the computer all the time and was very king.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Nicest doctor I have had in a long time and I have worked in medicine for over 40 years before retiring. I wish we had more like her.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

I love coming to Dr. Ray. She shows concern .reviews prev xrays and schedules tests appropriate to your concerns and pain management

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

AmmA great experience when I see Dr Ray and the staff

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

I am very satisfied with my experience with dr Ray she was patient with me and i was very satisfied with her diagnosis she is a great doctor and she listens to my needs and i was very satisfied

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

Dr. Ray wonderful person and an excellent doctor, the BEST !

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