alert icon Coronavirus

Now scheduling COVID-19 vaccines for ages 5+, boosters and third doses
Schedule your appointment
COVID-19 vaccine FAQs

Going to a Cleveland Clinic location?
Nonessential surgeries postponed in Ohio through Dec. 17, 2021
New visitation guidelines
Masks required for patients and visitors (even if you're vaccinated)

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
  • 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 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 +


Is Cleveland Clinic Part of Your Insurance?

Review a list of accepted insurance plans for our Northeast Ohio locations or learn more about purchasing a contracted managed care plan.

View All Plans

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

See publications for Elisabeth Ray, MD.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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

349 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

87 Patient Comments

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

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!

Reviewed on Sep 8, 2021

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

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2021

Dr. Ray is thorough and caring about me with regard to personhood and disease. I am very happy to have her as my Rheumatologist. Her assistant, Renee is equally caring and thorough.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2021

The phone system stinks!!!! Over hall the system ASAP!!! Or hire more phone agents!!!!! On hold for more than 1/2 hour to 1 hour waiting to get through to the office. Much easier and less frustration using My Chart as Dr Ray is great at getting back to a patient very quickly

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

Dr Ray is the absolute best.

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2021

Dr Ray is very good

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Dr Ray is one of the few MDs who cares to review carefully your record and "think out of the box" when discussing rx and rx options. She follows through and is readily available for questions with prompt responses. She is also very personable

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Dr. Ray is just an excellent care giver.

Reviewed on Jul 27, 2021

Anyone suffering from PMR or other inflamation issues should see Dr. Ray.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

Dr. Ray and her nurse, Renee are wonderful!

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2021

As a first time patient, Dr. Ray spent a lot of time with me answering all of my questions and listening to all of my concerns. She was very pleasant. All of my questions that I have sent via email have been answered the same day.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2021

The staff at Dr. Ray's office are friendly and efficient. Dr. Ray is excellent.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr did not listen to me and refuses to do more testing! Instead sending me things to read when I have many symptoms and lupus is not only detected by lab work! Family history of lupus and MS and no testing other than lab work done and shows positive ANA and dr is saying it's false. Contacting a lawyer next

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr had to take on extra patients due to other dr retiring and her load is a lot. My normal 3 month follow up is now 5-6 months :(.dr ray is fantastic to responding if ?? By using messaging system through app . Love her and her professionalism !!

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

She did not want to help with my concerns. She deferred all my questions to dr southern next month. She complained of being overworked. She said my numbers are good and everyone has back pain. I drive nearly 2 hours to visit the Clinic. She never examined me. This was a total waste of my time and money.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2021

Dr Ray must use the previsit questionnaire to determine how she will interact with the patient. I had concerns that needed addressed. After 4 times her saying "You'll have to ask DR Southern" I totally gave up.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

She was very compassionate and answered my questions. She didn't include me in decisions about treatment but I don't know much about my condition so I couldn't make decisions anyway. I trusted her judgment. The only problem I had was that the appointment was quick and I would have liked a little more time with her as this was my first appointment with her. Also I had to wait 3 months for an appointment. I had seen another doctor in Sept 2020 who thankfully left the clinic for Florida.

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021

I would absolutely recommend Dr. Ray to others. This was my first visit with her and she was very kind, professional and caring as well as helpful and reassuring about my medical condition. I have a chronic condition and I want very much to be able to follow up with her. She is a true asset to Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2021

Excellent Dr as she answered all my questions & was very professional.

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2021

Dr. Ray and her staff always shows cancer and makes herself available through email when necessary.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2021

Dr Elisabeth Ray is an outstanding physician! She ordered tests to investigate my symptoms after having orthopedic surgery (when the surgeon did not) and found out the cause. Even though it was determined that I don't have a rheumatologic condition, I would recommend her to anyone that does! She is very personable, knowledgeable, and compassionate. Both appointments that I had at this facility went very well and everyone was friendly and courteous.

Reviewed on Jun 14, 2021

Dr.Elizabeth Ray is fantastic. She seems to care in a way that makes you feel like you are part of her family. Really listens to concerns and explains very well. I would recommend her!

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2021

Dr Ray was a new Doctor and she was very kind.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2021

Dr. Ray and her staff are THE BEST.

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 Dec 1, 2020

Dr Ray is a good listener and she understood my concerns.

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 !

Related Videos Featuring Elisabeth Ray, MD

Related Videos Featuring Elisabeth Ray, MD

Back to Top