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Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Willoughby Hills Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Administration Of Injectable Medications For Osteoporosis
  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cortisone injections
  • Diagnosis of Osteoporosis
  • Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
  • General Rheumatology
  • General Rheumatology including Lupus
  • Hyaluronic acid (HA)
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Immunoglobulin Infusion
  • Immunotherapy
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Medical Management of Early Osteoarthritis
  • Medication Management
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment For Joint Pain
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Viscosupplementation Injections
View all 30 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • AIDS & HIV
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis and the Golfer
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand
  • Autoimmune Disease
  • Autoinflammatory Syndromes
  • Behcet's Disease
  • Benign Hypermobility Joint Syndrome
  • Buerger's Disease
  • Bursitis
  • Calcification Tendinitis
  • Calcinosis
  • Central Nervous System Vasculitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis (Pseudo Gout)
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) Syndrome
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Gout Arthritis
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Problems
  • Henoch Schonlein Purpura
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Pain
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Immunosuppression
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Iritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lupus Anticoagulant
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myositis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
  • Painful Joints
  • Palindromic Rheumatism
  • Panuveitis
  • Polumyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
View all 91 Specialties +


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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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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 4/5/2022, 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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* 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

258 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

51 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2022

Dr. Ray is just an excellent physician. Kind, caring and knowledgeable!

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2022

Dr. Ray is an excellent physician. Her staff is also very excellent in every way.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022

I'm grateful for Dr. Ray's care and compassion.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2022

Dr Ray is a caring professional for her patients with their health situations

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

Dr Ray wanted to see me in 2 months. Not able to get in until October.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Dr. Ray is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2022

Dr. Ray is an excellent, caring. Doctor.

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Dr Ray is the best!! Always listens to you abs explains everything

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Just fix the phone issue. So I always use My Chart and Dr Ray gets back to me in a timely manner!!!

Reviewed on May 10, 2022


Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Very good experience scheduling my appointment with Dr. Ray and then keep me notified about my appointment treat you like a patient

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

I have already recommended and they actually saw Dr. Ray and they were very pleased also I would wait for her to anybody they needed the proper health

Reviewed on May 4, 2022

Once again my better half has gone to Dr. Ray because of my recommendation it is very very happy and I recommended her to others telling them about my great experience and her bedside manners are excellent

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

Dr. Ray is just a great Dr. She has improved my health by 100% since my diagnosis.

Reviewed on Apr 13, 2022

The zoom link needs improvement but Dr. Just plowed on and we were ab lj e to complete the appointment.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

I believe that Dr. Ray is an excellent doctor and rheumatologist. She has been caring, compassionate and very knowledgeable. I would recommend her to everybody who needs the services of a rheumatologist.

Reviewed on Apr 1, 2022

Dr. Ray's assistant, Renee, is also excellent. She has been very responsive and helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2022

Dr.Ray was a delight to meet ! She gave me every opportunity for questions & explanations when asked !

Reviewed on Mar 9, 2022

Dr. RAY is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2022

Dr. Ray was exceptional in her care. She was concerned with ever aspect of my care. She was professional, knowledgeable and caring.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2022

All experiences with Dr. Ray and staff have been positive. All are pleasant and appts. Run as scheduled. Dr. Ray and nurse Renee are informative, answer all questions,etc

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2022

First visit.Dr Ray was fully engaged immediately. She was totally familiar with my case.She was kind

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022

Dr. Ray is a wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Dr Ray is a great doctor

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Dr. Ray really helped me with my arthritis.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2022

She is a good doctor

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

Dr. RAY was exceptional explained everything gave you a degree of comfort

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2022

Dr. Elisabeth Ray is just fantastic! She is caring, smart and a very thorough physician. She nailed my diagnosis strat away and modified my plan when my meds got messed up - on my part.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2021

Excellent Staff and Dr.

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

Dr Elizabeth Ray is very knowledgeable and helpful, she is great!

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2021

I had an excellent first time visit with Dr. Rey. I felt she listened to my concerns and then described treatment options available. Dr. Rey clearly explained each option, so I was able to make a very informed decision concerning my care. Thank you, Dr. Rey.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

Dr Ray is very compassionate and personable

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Dr. Ray, Is an excellent doctor. She LISENS, She has found the problem of my chronic cough. The best doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 3, 2021

Dr RAY, is the first doctor to find a solution for my chronic cough which I have had for years, It almost cured GONE. LOVE HER

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Dr Ray has been outstanding. I have had a rough two years and she has always taken the time to respond to my questions and concerns. My case was unusual and she explains pros and cons of all the various medications. I have nothing but confidence in her management of my health.

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2021

Dr. Ray is very attentive, and answers all questions and concerns. She does not just rush you out or make you feel like she doesn't have time for you. She is very professional and works with you to make a care plan for you.She is a very good Doctor who I highly recommend to friends and family suffering with RA.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2021

My first visit with Dr Ray and a good experience. Professional but caring and friendly.

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

Fabulous + thoughtful doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Dr. Ray was excellent!

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021

Dr Ray is always very personable and genuinely cares about my health.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

I was very pleased with all aspects of my appointment with Dr. Ray. In fact, I was notified of a cancellation enabling my original appointment date of 11/9/21 to be changed to 10/12/21.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2021

Dr. Ray was extremely sympathetic to my condition. She thouroughly explained many options to improve the painful osteoarthritis In my hands. She was very patient, helpful and considerate during the appointment.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021

Excellent doctor. Couldn't ask for anyone better.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2021

Elizabeth Ray is a great doctor!!

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Dr. Elisabeth Ray is always polite and understanding.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

Dr. Ray has been worth the wait. She pointed me in a very hopeful direction.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2021

I can see why Dr. Ray was recommended by my primary care physician.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Dr Ray was excellent!

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2021

Dr Ray was excellent

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

Enjoy seeing Dr Ray! Very nice to have her as my RA physician!

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

So far, and as far as I can determine, Dr. Elizabeth Ray is an excellent Rheumatologist--she meets my needs with PMR, aging, lower spinal issues, etc. And she seems to understand easily, efficiently, and expediciously!

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