Department Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Primary Location Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Endocrinology, Diabetes & Metabolism
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Medstar Union Memorial Hospital
Internal Medicine

Residency - MedStar Good Samaritan Hospital
Internal Medicine
Baltimore, MD USA

Medical Education - University of Balamand
Tripoli, Al-Kura, Lebanon

Undergraduate - American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Endocrinology, Diabetes and Metabolism
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 1/7/2019, Dr. El Hage 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

269 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
Listens 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

35 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2019

doctor takes a very long time responding to Mychart messages

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

This doctor was attentive and helpful. She listed possibilities, multiple treatment options, and ensured I left with all the details I need for my blood work, as well as doing research into the medications that may be suggested based on the lab test results. She seemed to genuinely care about me, and I felt like she wants me to get better. I could tell she understood my frustration, and I appreciate being heard.

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

I am very pleased with dr el hage

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

outstanding dr elhage very busy takes a while to get appointment

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2019

outstanding doctor

Reviewed on Jul 30, 2019

The doctor was very kind, caring, and knowledgeable. She was very relaxed which put me on ease as this was my first visit with her. I hope to continue to have her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2019

Dr. El Hage was excellent. I have had a hard time finding an endocrinologist who listened intently to my needs/wishes as a patient and worked with me develop a plan that I was comfortable with.

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2019

Dr. Lea El Hage is a wonderful doctor. She has helped me make a decision of trying other thyroid medications and I feel better with her guidance and care. I trust her and feel very comfortable having her as my Endo doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 19, 2019

Dr El Hage is a very patient person. She has a very good personality and I didn't feel rushed.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

I was Dr. El Hage's last patient of the day, and she treated me like I was the first of the day. Dr. El Hage was very attentive, friendly, took time to explain my ultrasound and answered all of my questions. When she sensed I needed more clarification, she took time to explain and educate me in another way. I am so glad to have met her and am happy to be her patient.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

dr. el hage is excellent. she listens really well, answers all my questions, listens and remembers my concern about treatment, considers my concerns in treatment plan, explains lab results very well. is smart and knowledgeable about my condition, and has a very nice style and is very approachable. I really like her, and am happy she is my doctor

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

outstanding experience and Dr. El Hage is so thorough. she spent good time with me to ensure Inunderstood the approach and new medicine. she was excellent.

Reviewed on May 31, 2019

Excellent care. Dr El Hage knew much about the reason why I was there before even entering my room. She eased my mind and went through my chart and images with me. I explained how scared I was, therefore she furthermore explained until my mind was @ ease. She is respectful and I considered her to have a holistic approach and excellent bedside manner. I will be sending my friends and family to this caregiver

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

such a nice down to earth doctor ... the best I've had at Cleveland clinic

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

I like Dr. El Haage's very caring manner. She listens to what I have to say and carefully suggests ways to manage my diabetes.

Reviewed on May 20, 2019

the doctor spent the time needed with me, thanks.

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Of all of my physicians (have 4), Dr. El Hage is the most patient, kind, easy to relate to of any of them. She takes the time to explain things and doesn't make me feel like I am taking too much of her time. One of my other providers is a Cleveland Clinic Provider and he also also tends to keep on top of things and let's me know what is going on. Explains things so that I can understand.I like to know what is going on with my health and not feel like I am just taking up someone's time.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

FABULOUS first visit with Dr. El Hage...really took the time to make me feel like a person and not just a number..left feeling confident in my care...definitely will recommend her.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr. El Hage is very personable and knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2019

Dr. El-Hage listens, takes her time and includes me in her thoughts and decisions! Great doctor!

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019

One word to describe Dr. El Hage.......AWESOME!!!!

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

I love Dr. ElHage. I am a new patient and have seen her now 2 times. She is awesome. She listens and is VERY encouraging.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

Dr. El-Hage is a fantastic Endochronologist. I love her care, concern, knowledge. she makes me feel like I am her only patient and I feel very comfortable talking with her.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

Dr El Hage is a kind and caring doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019

Dr Lea El Hage may be the kindest, most caring doctor I have ever seen. she listened carefully to understudy problem, was thorough in explaining the procedure and most importantly to me she was kind and gentle as she cared for me as a person. I was frightened and vulnerable during the biopsy and she calmed and empowered me respecting me and caring for me so tenderly.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2019

*Dr. El Hage is a wonderful doctor. She listened to my concerns & requests & has a treatment and follow up plan for my thyroid needs. I am so glad I found her!

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

I was pleased with my visit to CC. Dr LeHage was very knowledgeable and explained everything in words that I could understand. She was very friendly which made me feel like I could talk to her and ask questions on my level so I could understand everything she was telling me.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019

Quite happy with Dr. LeHage. She was friendly, knowledgeable, and "down to earth" with everything

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2019

shes the best Dr. I've ever had. i travel 40 minutes because shes my Dr. she's very down to earth and hands on with her patients. I can email or call her at anytime and she responds the same day. I will never switch Drs.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2019

doctor surpringly young but provided a lot of explanation. very appreciative of the info. she madr the difference.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2018

I was very impressed by the professionalism of Dr. El Hage.

Reviewed on Nov 30, 2018

dr El Hage is an excellent doctor and shows her problem solving skills and solutions. she is working with me to reduce some medication and get me even healthier. I love working with her. she is an excellent listener.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

I cannot say enough how respectful and helpful Dr El Hage was. She listened completely to my thoughts and feelings about my health issue and did not try to force or scare me into doing somethi g I'm uncomfortable with.

Reviewed on Sep 10, 2018

this was first visit with new Dr. and I didn't feel she listened to my concerns and felt like the time I spent with her was so short. with my old dr she spent more time and wanted to get to root of my health issues.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2018

I really liked Dr El Hage. She went over my ultrasound with me and explained the findings. She answered any question I had. She really listened to me. I recommended Dr El Hage to a family member and a co worker.

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