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
- 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
- Steroid Injections
- Therapeutic Injections
- Ultrasound-guided Procedures
- Viscosupplementation Injections
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Adult Onset Still's Disease
- AIDS & HIV
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Antiphospholipid Syndrome
- Arthritic Knee Problems
- 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
- Calcification Tendinitis
- Central Nervous System Vasculitis
- Chondrocalcinosis (Pseudo Gout)
- Churg-Strauss Syndrome
- Connective Tissue Diseases
- Connective Tissue Disorders
- Elbow Arthritis
- Familial Mediterranean Fever
- Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) Syndrome
- Giant Cell Arteritis
- Gout Arthritis
- Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
- Hand and Wrist Arthritis
- Hand Pain
- Hand Problems
- Henoch Schonlein Purpura
- Hip Arthritis
- Hip Disorders
- Hip Pain
- Inflammatory Arthritis
- Joint Pain
- Knee Arthritis
- Knee Joint Disorders
- Knee Pain
- Lupus Anticoagulant
- Lupus Nephritis
- Metabolic Bone Disease
- Metabolic Diseases
- Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
- Musculoskeletal Disorders
- Musculoskeletal Impairments
- Musculoskeletal Pain
- Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
- Painful Joints
- Palindromic Rheumatism
- Polumyalgia Rheumatica
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Raynaud's Phenomenon
- Reactive Arthritis
- Relapsing Polychondritis
- Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
- Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
- Shoulder Arthritis
- Shoulder Pain
- Sjogren's Syndrome
- Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
- Systemic Lupus
- Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
- Trigger Finger
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - University of Michigan
Ann Arbor, MI USA
Residency - Loyola University Medical Center
Maywood, IL USA
Medical Education - Western University of Health Sciences
Pomona, CA USA
Graduate School - Boston University
Boston, MA USA
Undergraduate - Georgetown University
Washington, DC USA
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
Research & Publications
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Consulting and/or Speaking. Dr. Littlejohn receives fees of $5,000 or more per year as a paid consultant, speaker or member of an advisory committee for the following companies:
- Aurinia Pharmaceuticals
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67 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
17 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Aug 19, 2022
Dr Littlejohn is the best
Reviewed on Aug 17, 2022
Dr. Littlejohn was informative and kind and made time for my extra questions with an in-depth answer.
Reviewed on May 13, 2022
Dr Littlejohn is the best
Reviewed on May 4, 2022
Dr. Littlejohn cares about the whole person.
Reviewed on Feb 2, 2022
This was my first encounter with Dr. Littlejohn. I find her very personable and knowledgeable and passionate about her field of expertise. I am pleased to have her as my new provider following the retirement of my longtime rheumatologist.
Reviewed on Jan 31, 2022
Dr Littlejohn is very professional and attentive to details. She is also prompt when there is a problem.
Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022
Dr. Littlejohn is a wonderful doctor - she is caring and compassionate, smart and thoughtful
Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022
Dr Little John is very understanding and very friendly I'm very comfortable talking with her excellent Dr .
Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021
Dr. Littlejohnnever makes me feel guilty for not feeling well. She listens and truly cares. I feel so fortunate to have found her. The distance makes it difficult, but she is well worth the travel. I always leave feeling hopeful and listened to.
Reviewed on Nov 22, 2021
The doctor make me feel that she was genuinely concerned about my issue. She made me feel that I was valued.
Reviewed on Nov 18, 2021
The resident (Dr. Singh I believe) that came in to talk with me before Dr. Littlejohn saw me was dismissive. I am a well educated person in the medical field myself. I explained to him that I have 2 direct family members with the same condition I had and he continued to try to tell me that I most likely didn't have condition anymore because I had onset as a child. Even after telling him that my 2 direct relatives had the condition their whole life. Also, when discussing the actual reason for my visit - upon telling him that both my parents had a form of the disease/the specific disease I was being evaluated for, he was also dismissive. It wasn't until I explained that my dad had RA for over 30 years and was on a DMARD that he took me seriously. I understand I am very young to potentially have this condition but he was very dismissive to everything I said. Then Dr. Littlejohn came to exam me/talk with me and was VERY receptive to everything and understanding. She was not once dismissive and solidified that my worries were warranted.
Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021
Dr. LittleJohn Was well informed about my background when she walked in the room. She was thoughtful and she was thorough and I believe took me in a direction that in three years I've been treated in rheumatology it's the first time I think I'm going in the right direction.
Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021
My husband who is a physician and myself were very impressed with how well organized your clinic was. It was incredibly easy to get in and out and in both cases we were also taken back early. We arrived early and we're taking back almost immediately.
Reviewed on Oct 25, 2021
Great experience Nice staff Loved the doctor.
Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021
My provider was very available for a virtual visit whenever I needed her.
Reviewed on Sep 29, 2021
Dr. Littlejohn always listens, always makes sure that I am well taken care of, and always does her best to understand the total situation of what is going on in my condition.
Reviewed on Sep 27, 2021
Dr Littlejohn is very patient and listens to all my questions and concerns and don't just rush us in and out
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