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Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Willoughby Hills Behavioral Health
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Willoughby Hills Behavioral Health
Primary Location

Willoughby Hills Behavioral Health

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
  • Orthobiologics
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Viscosupplementation Injections
View all 31 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • AIDS & HIV
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis and the Golfer
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • 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
  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis
  • 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 93 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

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

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 5/10/2021, 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

375 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

95 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

While it's true that I would recommend this care provider, I would not recommend their lab and I would also caution others about the difficulty scheduling appointments when the doctor requested.

Reviewed on May 25, 2021

Could not make the next appointment because the computer wouldn't schedule that far in advance although my doctor told me to make the appointment.

Reviewed on May 18, 2021

Dr Ray was very helpful in treating my problems. I would rate her as an outstanding physician.

Reviewed on May 17, 2021

I always have a good experience with Dr Ray

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

I have a complex, unusual problem and Dr. Ray takes the time to "think out of the box" and explore different diagnosis and treatment options

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr. Elizabeth Ray could not have been a better choice as a rheumatologist for me. I think she is wonderful!

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

My appointment with Dr. Elizabeth Ray in February was needed as I was concerned about contracting Giant Cell Arteritis. My spouse, Dennis S. Rash, insisted on as early an appointment as possible and the receptionist complied. Thank God! Because GCA can lead to blindness which is permanent and not retractable.

Reviewed on May 3, 2021

Dr Ray is excellent!! She didn't give up on me. After trying several options, I am finally feeling great! She listens & she really cares about her patients.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

smooth and easy.. very organized and professional in every department.. lab , X-ray, check in, dr. appt with Dr.Ray !

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

Dr.Ray was like talking to an old friend you've know for many years. She made you feel very comfortable and she was very caring and took her time to listen to everything you had to say or concern you had !

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2021

Dr Ray is a great doctor who listens to your concerns and works very well on making treatment plan with you

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Dr. Ray has been a wonderful doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Dr Ray, Renee MA, Janelle PSS are all awesome!!! they all take the time, are excellent in what each one does in their job

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Dr Ray is the BEST!!!! She has found out what was wrong with me and has keep up on changing my treatment until I am more functioning and feeling better!

Reviewed on Apr 20, 2021

Dr Ray and Renee MA work very well together

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2021

I always enjoy talking with Dr. Ray. She communicates her thoughts very clearly and is a very attentive listener. I always feel as if I have made progress when I leave a session with her.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

My experience with Dr. Ray was one of the best experiences I have ever had with a physician. She listened to me and suggested treatment based on my individual needs and NOT just what the tests indicated. She reviewed my test results and got back to me very quickly. She responded to my questions thoroughly and promptly. I wish she could be my primary physician!

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

excellent communication and interaction with all providers

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Dr Ray is amazing. She is kind, understanding and very thoughtful

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

excellent doctor there should be more like her.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr Ray and staff are always kind and caring.

Reviewed on Mar 16, 2021

Dr. Ray is a very kind and caring individual. She is excellent at what she does.

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2021

Dr. Ray's office personel is always top notch, helpful and very attentive.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

Dr. Ray was very nice ,pleasant to talk to! its too bad i have to wait 6 months for my next appointment!

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

Dr. Ray was wonderful.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

I'd absolutely recommend Dr. Ray, and nurse NICOLE

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Dr Ray is very courteous and listens to all my concerns and questions. She includes me in the decision making and is genuinely concerned for me. I would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2021

this was my 1st visit to Dr. Ray, she made me feel very comfortable and answered my questions

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

love Dr Ray and staff

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2021

it was a good visit. love Dr Ray

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

excellent doc and staff

Reviewed on Feb 9, 2021

Dr. Ray is very kind, attentive, listens to my concerns really well, and I appreciate that she explains pros and cons of proposed treatment changes with me. She is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

Dr. Ray is an excellent physician, she is a very caring, and attentive practitioner. She discusses any inquiries I may have, and offers me further treatment as necessary. When I am resistant to an idea, she reminds me that I am just a "message away" on My Chart, or a phone call away. She is an asset to the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2021

I have recommended my doctors at the Clinic for years and will prolly do so in the future.

Reviewed on Jan 22, 2021

Dr. Ray was Excellent! Wonderful experience!

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr. Ray is the best doctor I have ever had.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

very good appointment with doctor. communication was very good.

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

very good visit with the Dr. she explained some things to me that were not explained before. I like her bedside manners. nice Lady

Reviewed on Dec 30, 2020

She was not rushed, she listened to my concerns. She was very informative and offered me several options for treatment with explanation of each. SHE is the example of what every doctor should be !!!!!

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

Dr Ray is and has always been fabulous

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

Dr Ray is amazing. I actually look forward to her appointments. Shes professional and personable and caring.

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

Dr Ray is fantastic, she fixed my problem in less than a year. I have been through 2 family doctors and 3 rheumatologists in 10 years with no help....she is GREAT!!!

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Dr. Ray is knowledgeable, personable, easy to talk with, and very much in touch with medical information.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

I was very pleased with the appointment. The physician and staff were friendly, professional, and helpful. Explanations were clear and options were indicated.

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

I would absolutely recommend Dr Ray to anyone!!!

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Excellent Care by Dr Ray and her MA Renee!!! WORLD CLASS CARE

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

l like Dr. Ray very much. She is very friendly and understanding of my condition and what medication needs are. l have confidence in her as my physician.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

The office staff and nurse were all very kind and professional. Dr. Ray is very prompt and easy to talk to. She answers my questions and I understand her. She is the first RA specialist that seemed sincere and compasionate towards my pains.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

As noted before, Dr. Ray is a superior Doctor! I often recommend her to family and friends.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

wonderful doctor

Reviewed on Nov 24, 2020

Dr. Ray is awesome

Reviewed on Nov 23, 2020

I like Dr Ray.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

Everyone was very nice that I dealt with . Dr. Elisabeth Ray was great !

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2020

I think Dr Ray really cares about her patients.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

It's always a pleasure interacting with Dr. Ray and her office staff

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2020

I felt the experience dealing with *Dr. Elisabeth was very professional and personal for my health needs.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

Doctor Ray is very knowledgeable, she cares & she listens.

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2020

I have had nothing but excellent appointments with Dr. Ray

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

This was my first appointment with Dr. she listened to my information and was very professional and still empathetic. Providing me with valuable information and ideas to hepl treat my issue.

Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

Dr. Ray was awesome. I had never met her before but I thought she was so kind to what I was going through and could tell that she was ready to dig in and find out what is wrong with me.

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2020

nurse Nicole is Awesome!! and Dr. Ray is the Bomb...

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

my dr is so friendly and easy to talk with and works with me on my issue

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

I have never had a problem in any way. I love Dr. Ray, she answers my questions completely where I can understand. She is very kind and considerate of my lack of knowledge.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

I would gladly reccomend Dr. Ray and this department to anyone.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2020

Dr. Ray was very professional but also very warm and attentive. Wonderful experience.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Dr. Ray listens and addresses everything and helpful info on what to do to help make things easier to deal with.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

Dr Ray makes you feel comfortable and is a good listener.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

Great to see Cleveland Clinic has some very good young doctors

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

Dr. Ray is one of the best doctors I have and actually ever had, she listens and cares plus pays attention to my other health conditions so she isn't prescribing meds that could hurt me. I very much appreciate her

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

Everything and everyone worked together very smoothly and if I remember correctly things came together quickly also. I very much would recommend Dr. Ray and I would very much would recommend Cleveland Clinic. I have almost moved all my doctors there...yes I have had a couple bad experiences but for the most part things have been great

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.

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