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

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 5/15/2019, 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

295 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

78 Patient Comments

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 !

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Dr Ray and Renee B MA are top notch. They work very well together and are very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Dr Ray & her staff are excellent. Have recommended others to her.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

Dr. Ray is an outstanding physician!

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Dr Elisabeth Ray, called me personally about test results and gets back to me within a day on My Chart! She is kind and caring and made me feel confident in her . I can't rave enough about the care I have received from her.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Dr Ray and her staff are definite bright spots in my dealings with The Clinic. I feel satisfied that my needs are met with every visit.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Dr Ray is very professional & caring. The staff provides appropriate follow up & follows patient identifiers. Dr Ray is an excellent CCF caregiver as is the staff!

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2019

dr Ray. was amazing. gave me a lot of time. was very gentle when extracting joint fluid. somehow, she made the procedure painless

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2019

I was very impressed with Dr. Ray. Even received a follow up call the next day.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

Renee was very prompt in returning answers to questions. I had to wait a long time for appt. Dr. Ray was very thorough and nice!

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2019

I would readily recommend Dr. Ray for anyone who needs a rheumatologist.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

dr Ray was excellent. she was well worth the 4 month wait to see her.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2019

I liked everyone I encountered on the staff as well as the doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

Doctor has an ease to talk with patients.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

Dr Ray is very caring and shows great concern regarding my health. She has called with results from tests and gave up her lunch to provide an appt that day to discuss the results with me and changes that need to be made.

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

Definitely recommend Dr Ray to others.

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

Dr Ray always shows concern about my health issues and listens to my questions

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr Ray was very good and compassionateshe was listening to me and response accordingly

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

yes I will recommend Dr Ray to others

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Doc CARE's about my issues, not always the case!

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

I truly like Dr. Ray. She takes time to listen to me about my concerns. she seems to really care about my well-being.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2019

I have already recamended Dr. Ray to a few people. She is so kind and companionate.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Dr. Ray is a very busy doctor but I kept calling appointment desk and was lucky to get quicker appointment.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Dr. Ray was wonderful!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

not happy with the lack of attention from my physician concerning my concern regarding my hands.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

My physician is always very attentive, provides, options and is caring.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

love Dr. Ray and Renee

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Dr Ray is an excellent Rheumatologist. She explains everything in detail and listens to my concerns and questions! Highly recommend!!!

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Renee is an excellent medical assistant to Dr Ray. She is very knowledgeable in Rheumatology

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

like Dr. Ray very much. Always pleasant and asks questions as to my health. Would recommend her to anyone who need a good and caring doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

good talk with my doctor, listened to me as a person with my questions and answered me

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

Dr Rays assistant Renee very polite and asked me many questions concerning my health and any problems l might have.

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

every visit I've had with Elizabeth Ray has been very very good she's an excellent doctor wish they were more like her....

Reviewed on Jun 21, 2019

although this was my first visit with Dr Rey she was very nice and attentive. She listened to all my concerns!! will absolutely see her again. I am not saying my inability to see dr Mileti was her fault- I feel it is a scheduling issue!!

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2019

Great experience! I love Dr. Ray. Caring, kind, respectful, good listener!

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Dr. Ray is very caring and pleasant.

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

Dr Ray is excellent Dr.

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

sending my son to see Dr Ray

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

well, I know Dr.'s don't get a lot of time with patients anymore but I just felt she was watching the time which was distracting.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

Dr Ray was excellent. I was referred to rheumatology, but it was not really appropriate. Dr Ray listened and ran tests needed to get me to the right place. She is a fantastic provider.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

I like Dr. Ray. She is a good listener and I feel like more than a number during my appointments with her.

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2019

Dr was up to date on my problems, went over treatment options and listened, and provided information regarding medication cost and assistance

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019

Dr Ray is very easy to talk to and when I leave always feel that my concerns have been addressed and the next steps in my health process are clear to me

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

Dr. Ray and staff friendly and efficient.

Reviewed on Apr 17, 2019

Dr. Ray and her assistant Renee listened to me and didn't rush my visit. I am pleased with my first visit as a patient.

Reviewed on Apr 12, 2019

no one's paying attention really it's a business but Dr. Elizabeth is good but she could do more if she wanted thankful for what she doing I been through a lot and no money so I'll will be in pain until my last day cause I use my back,legs hips and feet every day I'm bless to wake up .

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2019

It was my first time seeing Dr. Ray. I was very pleased with the attention she paid to me, also very impressed by her complete review of my history with my long time DR Terrance Foley. She also made suggestions and tips on taking my medications to improve the quality of my care. Very happy with her care.

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019

I am very happy with this office and the doctor was very friendly and helpful when she was in the room with me and i was verry impressed with the diagnosis she was able to help me I would have her again

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2019

Dr.Ray explains everything and listens and doesn't rush.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

I was given the appropriate tests for my symptoms, which were negative, but wasn't offered advice on how to proceed to whatever should come next. I felt if this doctor could not help me she would have offered a referral to another medical field. I am no better off or closer to an answer for what is happening to me than I was before my arrival. And the over 3 months waiting time for an appointment while suffering was extreme.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

Dr. Ray is very informative and nice

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

Dr. Ray is compassionate and I can tell she's always thinking about treatment options for me as I cannot take biologics for treatment options due to lung problems that I have. so she even decided to bring in two of my other doctors for their opinions. I enjoy my office visits with her because I know she really cares and worries about my level of pain and what the RA is doing to my body. she explains everything thoroughly and always tells me to contact her anytime when I'm not doing well. for me she's my hero.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019

I always receive great service when I see Dr Ray and her staff. I would not change a thing

Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019

no complaints with dr. ray

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2019

Dr. Ray always takes time to address my concerns!

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