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

Independence Family Hlth Ctr

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Administration of Injectable Medications for Osteoporosis
  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
  • General Rheumatology
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis Diagnosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-Guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 28 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • AIDS
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthritis of the Hand
  • Arthritis of the Hip
  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist
  • 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
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF)
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Gout Arthritis
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (Wegener’s)
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Problems
  • Henoch-Schonlein Purpura
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Pain
  • HIV
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Immunosuppression
  • Iritis
  • Joint Pain
  • 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 in the Elderly
  • Osteoarthritis of the Knees in the Elderly
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Painful Joints
  • Palindromic Rheumatism
  • Panuveitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Spondylolysis
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
View all 87 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 4/3/2023, 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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* 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

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

30 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2024

Fr. Model always takes listens, gives great advice & has shown she cares about her patients. She's the best!!

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2024

I have been a patient of Dr. Model's for many years and have always found her to be very professional, personable and caring. I feel I am in good hands with Dr. Model! Just the type of doctor I would expect from the Cleveland Clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2024

I think Dr. Model is the BEST !!!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2024

Doctor was professional, patient, and competent. Would highly recommend.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

I have been going to Dr. Model for many years and always have found her to be very knowledgeable,Kind and caring. So glad to have her as my physician!!

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr Model is always very thorough and listens to your concerns during the visit. She is also very respectful and has a pleasant demeanor during office appts.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2023

Dr Model is wonderful!

Reviewed on Nov 14, 2023

I feel that Dr Model gives me excellent care. She listens and answers my questions and concerns. I would highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2023

Dr.Model is an excellent physician

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2023

I really like Dr. Model. She listens and explains.

Reviewed on Nov 6, 2023

Dr Modell is an excellent doctor who I have seen for many years. The quality of care is always outstanding and takes time to answer my questions.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr.Model is an extremely knowledgeable doctor. Very informative and thorough. Spot on with her treatment and description of my problem.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Doctor Is excellent. Very easy to talk to and very knowledgeable/

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

I highly recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr. Model should get a raise in her salary!!!

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

It was a totally awesomely great experience with Dr. Model and Dr. Model's staff!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Love Dr. Model and staff

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Model is the BEST, I hope I never have to go to another rhuematologist !!!!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

I have already recommended Dr. Model to a friend, who now goes there

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

Dr.model was nice and professional with my appointment and glad to have her for my docor...

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2023

The doctor was verry nice.

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2023

First time I met this doctor. I was very impressed.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2023

She was very attentive answered all my questions

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr. Model was awesome.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2023

Dr. Model was very knowledgeable of my autoimmune issues, thorough in her assessment, and provided a sound rationale for why no changes in my medications would be made at this time. She was pleasant and really seemed interested in me as a person.

Reviewed on Jul 12, 2023

Dr Model is an excellent rheumatologist. I've been under her care over 15 years. She is always professional and very thorough.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

I have already recommended Dr. Model to a friend. Dr. Model, My first woman rheumatalogist, is the first rheumatologist to LISTEN TO ME !!!!! I LOVE HER and RESPECT her decisions. I feel safe AND in good hands !!!

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2023

Very pleased with the amount of information the Doctor provided.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Mrs. Model, Is very good she takes the time to help you understand what's going on with your illnesses and very ready & willing to answer any questions you have. I can try to find one closer to home but when you feel comfortable and safe with a doctor as I do with Model I will continue my care with her.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Model, She is just wonderful all the way around!!

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