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Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Independence Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English, Russian
Surgeon No
Independence Family Health Center
Primary Location

Independence Family Health Center

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 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 (CNS) Malignancies
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • 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
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Spondylolysis
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
View all 95 Specialties +


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About Alla Model, MD

Alla Model, MD, is a staff rheumatologist in the Department of Rheumatic and Immunologic Diseases. She sees patients at Cleveland Clinic's Independence Family Health Center. Dr. Model is board-certified in rheumatology and internal medicine. Her practice interests include general rheumatology, rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis and crystal-induced arthritis.
Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University of Michigan Hospitals and Health Centers
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Residency - Saint Joseph Mercy Health System
Internal Medicine
Ann Arbor, MI USA

Medical Education - St. Petersburg Pavlov Medical University
St. Petersburg,


  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

General rheumatology, rheumatoid arthritis, osteoporosis, women’s health

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 4/20/2021, Dr. Model 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

279 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

41 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 24, 2021

Dr Model always answers my questions.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr. Model set me up with a new med, which I started. She wants me to improve. I appreciate her response to questions and hope my next tests are even better.

Reviewed on May 4, 2021

Dr. Model and her office personnel have always been very courteous and professional to my concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2021

Dr. Model has excellent client interaction.

Reviewed on Apr 22, 2021

Dr model has always been very kind, caring and very through. Always willing to listen and answer any questions I might have.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

Concerned , knowledgeable provider.

Reviewed on Mar 30, 2021

Dr. Model is the best

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2021

Dr. Modal is excellent.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2021

Dr. Model was very professional, kind and caring.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2021

very pleased with dr model and the time she took to listen to my concerns. she was very thoual

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Very good experience. Dr. Model is a wonderful physician.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2021

Great physician.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2021

Dr. Model gives me her complete attention during all visits and truly listens to my concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr Model spent a good amount of time and was very thorough .. as always!

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2020

Always a Good visit, experience, with Dr. Model !!!

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2020

Always a good experience with Dr. model

Reviewed on Dec 16, 2020

Dr. Modal is an excellent caregiver and I feel that we have a good partnership in my well-being.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

*Dr. Model is EXCELLENT.

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2020

like Dr Ala Modal very much

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2020

Dr. Model is excellent, professional, caring and answers all my questions. You need to hire another doctor to help with caseload and getting future regular appointments in a timely manner. I would always recommend Dr. Model and make appointments with her.

Reviewed on Sep 29, 2020

Doctor Model always response quickly to any messages I send her. She always keeps me informed of the results of any blood work I had done.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2020

Dr. Model is truly a model physician.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Excellent provider

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Dr model has been my provider for many years and I have always thought of her as the best! She has always been thoughtful, thorough and very interested in me. They don't come much better than her.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

good as always. I have a nice doctor, Dr. Model.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2020

Dr Model is always thorough and efficient

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

I've sent a few folks to this provider

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2020

Dr Model has a good personality for me with my condition

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Dr. Model is Great.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

first zoom doctor visit. was very impressed

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

I am very confident with the care I receive from Dr. Model

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2020

Dr. Model is very welcoming,and caring.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

I came for a second opinion. I am a nurse and the nurse who roomed me was not kind basically ask what I was there for if I already had a rheumatologist in Ft Wayne. she specifically said "So why are you here then" The Dr came in and I could barely here her and she acted like she was afraid to touch me and informed me I probably just have chronic pain. wasted 4 hour trip, I have heard amazing things about your clinic, it was just very disappointing and felt like they didn't want to help.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2020

I really like Dr. Model. She is always attentive and helpful.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

my first online dr visit. I had to reach out to the support team for help there should be a way of letting the patient know that the appt will be late not being familiar with the online visit I thought I was doing something incorrect because the computer screen had the spinning circle and I thought I wasn't connectedother than that it went well

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

The Dr made me feel like I was wasting her time. she started off the conversation but telling me that she didn't understand why I came. then she told me she didn't agree with what my 1st option Dr stated without even looking at me and told me I needed to see a different specialist. she said she would gladly look at me and by that she meant that she would send me for blood work. I was very disappointed with my appointment.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

I would recommend the staff at labs at the the main campus but not the Dr. Alla Model.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Dr. Model asks good questions about my condition and also answers any that I may have.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

I did recommend care provider to someone who also made appointment.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Dr Model is caring and thorough. She has always given me excellent care.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Dr Model is a very good dr. I've had Dr Model for awhile now and I'm very pleased with her care and professionalism. I have recommended her to potential patients in the past.

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