Treatment & Services
- Bone Density Testing
- Immunoglobulin Infusion
- Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
- Joint Aspiration
- Joint Injections
- Ultrasound-guided Procedures
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Behcet's Disease
- Inflammatory Arthritis
- Lateral Epicondylitis/tennis Elbow
- Osteoporosis in Men
- Paget's Disease
- Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Raynaud's Phenomenon
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Systemic Lupus
- Temporal Arteritis
- Vitamin D Deficiency
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Ross University School of Medicine
Undergraduate - American University of Beirut
- Metabolic Bone Disease/Osteoporosis
- Certified in Bone Density Interpretation
- Musculoskeletal Ultrasonography for Needle Guided Joint Aspiration/Injection
- Nailfold Capillaroscopy for Raynaud's Disease/Phenomenon
- Musculoskeletal Ultrasound imaging
- Musculoskeletal Ultrasound guided injections and aspirations
- Served as Section Head of Medical Specialties, Cleveland Clinic Lorain and Avon REJ Family Health Centers, until 2014
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
Adult rheumatology and osteoporosis Preventive Care, Wellness and Healthy Lifestyle Shared Medical Appointment clinic Innovation clinic appointments
Awards & Honors
- America's Top Physician, since 2009
Innovations & Patents
- Osteoporosis Clinic for shared medical appointments for women and men with low bone density.
Rheumatology Access Clinic
- American College of Rheumatology
- International Society of Clinical Densitometry
- National Osteoporosis Foundation
- American College of Physicians
- Cleveland Society of Rheumatology
Research & Publications
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322 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|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.9|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
49 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Apr 22, 2019
Dr. Al-Ashkar is a fantastic doctor. She always takes time to really listen to any questions and concerns I may have. She gives me positive feedback as well as any criticism as needed. I feel blessed to have her as my physician. I also appreciate how quickly she or her staff respond when I send questions or concerns through MyChart.
Reviewed on Apr 18, 2019
Dr Al-Ashkar is a great person, she listens and addresses concerns.
Reviewed on Apr 8, 2019
I was very frustrated upon arriving for my appointment and the doctor and her staff talked to me and calmed me down! I definitely felt more relaxed when leaving. They are very thorough and explain the reason to have tests completed!
Reviewed on Apr 5, 2019
*Dr. Ashkar is a very caring doctor - very thorough and always goes beyond explaining all things and always eager to answer all my questions & concerns!!! A++.
Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019
I waited six months to see Dr. AlAshkar
Reviewed on Apr 1, 2019
She is an excellent physician,and a very dedicated human being,she spent closed an hour for examining me including medical history,I think she was very thorough.
Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019
Dr. Al Ashkar is an amazing doctor! She made me feel like I was her only patient!
Reviewed on Mar 5, 2019
my appointments are generally close to scheduled appt time and all staff very courteous and I never feel like I am never rushed or hurried and Dr Al Askar always has time to answer any of my questions or concerns
Reviewed on Mar 4, 2019
no bad experience; dr al Ashkar is the best. she listens ; is understanding & very upto date on rheumatology
Reviewed on Mar 1, 2019
I'm very impressed with Dr. Al Ashkar's attention to detail. She correctly suspected a medical issue which has since been resolved.
Reviewed on Feb 27, 2019
I wish all of my doctors would be as kind and understanding as *Dr. Al-Ashkar.
Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019
The Dr. complimented me on my progress and suggested some reading material that may help me.
Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019
Dr Al-Ashkar is very professional, thorough and personable. I feel she is looking out for my best needs.
Reviewed on Feb 22, 2019
Dr. Al Ashkar is an exceptional doctor. She made me feel at ease about my condition and had very helpful advice to give.
Reviewed on Feb 15, 2019
Dr. Al-Ashkar is the most personable, empathetic Doctor I have ever met. she explained things very patiently and clearly.
Reviewed on Feb 11, 2019
Dr. El Ashkar is comprehensive. as busy as she is she gives me her full attention, listens 2 my concerns and goes beyond 2 provide me with important 4 my health.
Reviewed on Feb 6, 2019
physician was absolutely wonderful! spent a lot of time with me answering my questions and showing me how she came to many of the answers. It has been a very long time that I have had such a professional, complete and unbelievably thorough medical visit. I have already referred her to a family member and also a friend. she was awesome!
Reviewed on Feb 1, 2019
Dr. Al-Ashkar is a fantastic doctor she is always approachable & informative about treating & maintaining my RH. I was truly blessed the day she became my doctor. Her compassion is limitless & is evident in her interaction with patients & staff
Reviewed on Jan 30, 2019
I had to leave the Clinic due to Insurance Change...I cannot tell you enough how glad I am Dr. AlAshkar was able to fit me back in her busy schedule! I have a bit more peace about me knowing I will be taken care of!
Reviewed on Jan 24, 2019
I did not mind the wait. She is the most caring Dr. I have ever met.
Reviewed on Jan 18, 2019
I wish Dr. Al Ashkar could be my primary physician. She is caring, professional and courteous.
Reviewed on Jan 11, 2019
I think this DR is great..
Reviewed on Jan 10, 2019
Dr. Al Ashkar really gets to know you as a patient and addresses all concerns with you as an individual in mind.
Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019
This provider is the best I have ever had! She listens intently, is very knowledgeable, and thorough in her examination!
Reviewed on Jan 7, 2019
Dr. Feyrouz Al-Ashkar is personable; is very thorough; in tune with me and what we are trying to accomplish; an excellent Doctor for me. So glad I found her.
Reviewed on Jan 2, 2019
Dr. Al Ashkar is one of the very best doctors I have ever had. She was very caring, compassionate and easy to talk to. She llistened to everything I had to say including a very thorough and detailed review of all of my past mefical records some of which were from other hospitals/Drs. She explained everything very thoroughly and in a very understandable fashion. She gave helpful information and recommendations during the visit. She ordered some labwork and was terrific in responding right away on MyChart as soon as the labwork was done telling me her thoughts snd her recommendations. I have already recommended Dr Al Askar to others. She is one of the best Drs I have ever been to.
Reviewed on Dec 14, 2018
Dr Al Ashkar is very busy and sometimes it is difficult to get follow up appts within the requested time frame. A six-month follow-up is usually 7 months because of her availability. But, she is the best, so unless its an emergency, a reasonable wait is expected and acceptable.
Reviewed on Nov 27, 2018
dr is very informed patient and caring
Reviewed on Nov 26, 2018
I was extremely pleased with the service I received from Dr. Feyrouz T Al Ashkar and the rest of the staff at her office. Dr Ashkar was very personable, had excellent bedside manner, genuinely seems to care about her patients, was easy to talk to about my medical needs, and provided easy to understand instructions and medical information. I would highly recommend Dr. Ashkar.
Reviewed on Nov 9, 2018
dr was so professional and kind
Reviewed on Nov 5, 2018
love Dr alAshgar
Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018
excellent visit with Dr. Al Ashkar as she went over everything & made me feel comfortable with many issues
Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018
sometimes very long put on hold to get phone answered in doctors office
Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018
Doctor Al-Askari is very professional and kind.
Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018
Dr. Is good and understand patient needs.
Reviewed on Oct 17, 2018
This doctor is the best I have experienced. Very caring and took the time and explained everything I needed to know. I would rate her very high.
Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018
Dr. Al Ashkar always includes me in decisions and always discusses my meds on every visit. She is so thorough and so helpful that I recommend her to all my friends who need a rheumatologist.
Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018
LOVE Dr AlAshkar!!!!
Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018
Dr. Al-Ashkar spent a long time with me regarding the procedure for beginning Prolia. This was more complicated as I spend seven months in Florida, but she worked it all out. She is a gem!
Reviewed on Sep 7, 2018
Doctor called me to discuss results of blood tests -- left message and then wrote message in My Chart. Very helpful.
Reviewed on Sep 7, 2018
30 minute wait in the waiting area; doctor apologized.
Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018
Dr. Ashkar was excellent. She is very caring, knowledgeable, and patient.
Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018
Dr. Al Ashkar and Deb are the absolute greatest. The Cleveland Clinic is very fortunate to have them in their employment.
Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018
Early appt. First person I saw was excellent. Dr. Al-Ashkar was very thourough, Professional, and cordial. Never rushed.
Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018
Dr. Al-Ashkar wants only what's best for her patients. She is concerned with our overall health not only for what we are being seen for, but other factors that contribute. She is a genuine, caring physician.
Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018
I was only sitting for about 2 minutes or less when I was called into the exam room. Once in the exam room, same thing, only a minute or so and Dr. Al-Ashkar was in the room. Very fast!
Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018
I like Dr. Ashkar. She is thorough, listens and suggests and gives advise. I'm glad she is my RA Dr.
Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018
this was the first visit with this doctor. she was fantastic! she listened, was extremely knowledgable and informative. I found the info & advice she gave to be very helpful. I am very pleased and feel grateful that I finally found a good doctor!
Reviewed on May 16, 2018
This physician is one of the best doctors I have visited. Not only is she very knowledgeable but she listened to me and covered all my needs. I have a real trust for her recommendations and they have been making a difference.
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