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
  • General Rheumatology
  • General Rheumatology including Lupus
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Rheumatology
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • 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
  • Bursitis
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Hip Pain
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Painful Joints
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
View all 28 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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As of 5/7/2020, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

264 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

28 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2020

Dr. Model is very prompt in replying to any of my chart message questions I send. She sends informative messages after she receives results of my most recent blood work.

Reviewed on Feb 4, 2020

Dr. very attentive!

Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

Both my husband and I were immediately happy that she asked me to explain my health issue from the very beginning and cared about me as a patient not just look the stack of medical records sent by my physicians office. She acknowledged my frustration and offered other options to help diagnose the root cause or triggers of why I continue to have flare ups and not recover to my base self.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr. Model is very professional

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

bad experience with the physician. I would not recommend her to anyone. she didn't answer any of my questions. she only said a a few words to me the entire appointment.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Dr. Model is consistently empathetic.

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

Dr. Model was outstanding. This was my first visit with a rheumatologist in many years and my initial visit w/ Dr. Model. She was knowledgable, she could impart and communicate that information to me in an understandable manner, she gave me info about my options and about the next steps. Good knowledge + good people skills = good doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Model is always thorough and her staff is very caring.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2019

first time to see Dr. Model. Really liked her. she is now my new Rhuemetologist.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

the doctor was wonderful. it was a weird issue and she made sure to check everything

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

Dr. Model is very prompt in replying to my chart questions.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

great provider no problems ever

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2019

My experience was very good. My only disappointment is that I need to seen two different physicians to treat my arthritis and my fibromyalgia.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

Have not had anything but good experiences with Dr. Model; very thorough and friendly.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

I was very impressed on how fast i could get in. The service I got in scheduling was excellent. I was very impressed with the treatment from my doctor. She took her time and was very thorough.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

I will definitely recommend my doctor and this facility.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2019

Dr. Model is always very friendly and thorough. The staff are always friendly and efficient.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

great experience with Dr Model

Reviewed on Aug 1, 2019

Dr Model and staff have always provided wonderful service to me. Very genuine people I appreciate there attention to my health issues

Reviewed on Jul 25, 2019

The provider always discuss my condition and reply's to any questions

Reviewed on Jul 18, 2019

I always know I am in good hands with Dr Model and her staff.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

The doctor was excellent!!! She The doctor diagnosed my problem that 3 other doctors failed to identify. she was great.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Like I said before Dr Model enlighten me about my meds what I needed and didn't need and gave me information on a medicine on why she would never prescribe to me.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

I was a little early but I still waited to see doctor. It was worth the weight because Dr Model explained a lot things to me I never understood or was told.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr Model is the best which is why I come in from out of state and pay out of pocket to see her.

Reviewed on May 9, 2019

Doctor came into exam room said hello and proceeded to go on computer and read it and typed into it, not telling me what she was reading or typing. I wish she would have read my chart prior to seeing me. It was my 2nd visit seeing her, so I'll give her the benefit. I would have appreciated more conversation about how I felt. She did mention a new medication and gave me a brochure to read. I would have liked more discussion. She did request blood work and said she would get back to me, as of yet haven'r heard from her about results. She told me to increase meds to 10mg and let he know how I feel. I have to do that.

Reviewed on May 2, 2019

Doctor listened to my concerns and helped me understand my concerns.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Dr. Model appears to be very clinical and is lacking on the bedside manner. The questions asked and information gathered could have been done by a nurse or physicians assistant. The only recommendations I get are to be put on more powerful and more expensive medications.

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