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Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Willoughby Hills Fam Hlth Ctr
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Administration of Injectable Medications for Osteoporosis
  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
  • General Rheumatology
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis Diagnosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 28 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • AIDS
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Hip
  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • 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
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Gout Arthritis
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener’s)
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Problems
  • Henoch-Schonlein Purpura
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Pain
  • HIV
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Immunosuppression
  • Iritis
  • Joint Pain
  • 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 in the Elderly
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knees in the Elderly
  • Painful Joints
  • Palindromic Rheumatism
  • Panuveitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
View all 84 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

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

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

Undergraduate - Vanderbilt University
Nashville, TN


  • 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 4/18/2023, 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.

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

332 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

61 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2024

Does not hear me. Very pleasant person but meds & referrals are her answer. Spends little time with pt. Nurse spent more time.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2024

Dr. Ray was very professional and listened to my concerns and answered my questions regarding my health. I would definately recommend her to anyone looking for a Rheumatologist.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2024

I am TREMENDOUSLY by Dr. Ray. I have had the pleasure of seeing her twice, she continues to impress me and more importantly, taking decisions that have helped me very, very much.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2024

I was very pleased with Dr. Ray. She was very understanding, helpful and made me feel better. How about things!

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2024

Dr. Ray takes her time with me. Explains everything

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2024

Dr Ray always discusses treatment options with me. She monitors my meds and my condition without my having to remind her. She listens and definitely shows she cares. She doesn't rush me through appointments especially if I have concerns. I have great confidence in her.

Reviewed on May 31, 2024

Very impressed by Dr. Ray.

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

Dr Ray is awesome!! She gives you the time during your visit to really see how you are feeling. She is genuine.

Reviewed on May 29, 2024

Provider was excellent. The appointment system is atrocious!

Reviewed on May 21, 2024

Doctor Ray is a very good person.

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

Dr. Ray and her staff are excellent. Very professional and friendly!

Reviewed on May 7, 2024

Dr. Ray is so good and so understanding!

Reviewed on May 3, 2024

As always, Dr. Rae responds almost immediately and with patience and courtesy.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

Dr. Ray exhibits patience and care. Very good Rheum

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2024

My scheduled appointment needed to be rescheduled by the Clinic. Renee worked diligently to get me in to see Dr. Ray w/in weeks of previously scheduled one.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2024

Dr. Ray is very sensitive to my issues and includes me in treatment changes.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Doctor Reyvis excellent!!

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2024

Responds to emails in a timely mannerPhysician and staff always pleasant and thorough

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2024

Excellent provider

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Dr. Ray is always gives attentiveness

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2024

Dr. Ray is an exceptional, personable, knowledgeable, empathetic physician. Her expertise and ability to listen is to be commended. Because of her, I have chosen to remain in Cleveland.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

Dr. Rays staff are friendly and very helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

Dr. Ray is wonderful!

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2024

Dr Ray is the best! She is incredibly intelligent as well as compassionate!

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2024

Dr.Ray and her staff were wonderful

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2024

I would 100% recommend Dr. Ray to anyone needing her specialty

Reviewed on Mar 4, 2024

Dr. Ray is an excellent provider. Very knowledgeable & thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

First visit with Dr. Ray. All staff was courteous.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

Dr Ray is incredible and I am very grateful to have her as part of my healthcare team. She understands my ultimate goals for myself and helps any way she can!

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2024

She didn't suggest any ideas for next diagnostic steps

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

Saw Dr. Elizabeth Ray this visit. As always, she was extremely helpful, professional, and kind.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2024

Dr. Ray is an excellent physician. Always enjoy seeing her.

Reviewed on Jan 30, 2024

She is the best doctor I've ever been blessed with. She's caring, and most importantly she listens. Her nurse, Renee, is outstanding. Dr. Ray is an asset to the Clinic. She embodies what the Cleveland Clinic stands for

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Love DR. Ray. She is very nice to me When l visit.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2024

Dr. Ray is a high quality and very knowledgeable person who is very easy to speak to and understand.

Reviewed on Dec 27, 2023

Always a wonderful experience with Dr Ray!

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2023

Always a great experience. Dr. Ray very concerned and compassionate doctor which includes the staff.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

The Cleveland Clinic hired a real "gem of a person" in Dr. Ray.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr. Ray is the best

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2023

Dr. Ray was lovely. She was professional and personable

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr Ray is wonderful my care is super because of her. Thank you

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2023

Dr Ray is the best!!!! Very personable professional and spends time with you and is a good listener

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

This survey is meant for virtual visit with Dr. E. Ray only.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Dr. Ray has ALWAYS gone above and beyond. She is thorough, caring and reaches out to others at CCF should my condition and new symptoms warrant it.

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Again, the answers in this survey are ONLY pertinent to visit with Dr. E. Ray

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

Have just recommended an acquaintance to see Dr Ray

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Yes, Dr. RAy helped me get one prescription from the company at no cost.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

The staff in Dr. Ray's office are outstanding. They are kind, pleasant, and helpful. They get 5 stars from me!

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2023

Wonderful experience with doctor Ray

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Excellent care. Dr Ray one of the best physicians

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Always a good experience with Dr. Ray

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

Dr. Elizabeth Ray and her assistant Renee are excellent providers.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

I have had the best experience with this office. They are prompt, courteous , and have attended to me in every possible way they could. I highly recommend Dr Ray and her practice.

Reviewed on Sep 26, 2023

Dr. Ray provides astute medical observations and is an excellent communicator.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2023

I find Dr. Ray to be focused on all my issues while being personable and kind. Excellent care.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Ray is a great listener and takes time to explain items in a way that non-medical people (me) understands. Thanks!

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr.Ray is fantastic! She has saved my life. I am chronically ill and she is able to listen assess quickly and treat what my body needs. She has saved my lung function, sight, and heart function. Her bedside manner is outstanding!

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

I have recommended Dr.Ray to several friends and others in need of a rheumatologist since our area has none.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2023

Dr. Ray is an excellent caring physician. She listens to me & addresses my concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

I feel I have had a good experience with Dr. Ray

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

I recommend Dr. Ray to all my family, friends and clients, she is great.

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