Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages Arabic, English, French
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Bone Density Testing
  • Immunoglobulin Infusion
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Rheumatology
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Behcet's Disease
  • Bursitis
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Gout
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Lateral Epicondylitis/tennis Elbow
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis in Men
  • Paget's Disease
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
View all 22 Specialties +


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About Feyrouz Al-Ashkar, MD, FACR

Feyrouz Al-Ashkar, MD, FACR, is a Staff Physician who specializes in evaluating and treating rheumatic and immunologic disease at Cleveland Clinic Lorain and Avon REJ, Family Health and Surgery Centers. She also specializes in evaluating and treating metabolic bone disorders, such as osteoporosis, osteopenia and paget's disease of the bone.
She is also board-certified by the American Board of Rheumatology and the American Board of Internal Medicine.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Ross University School of Medicine
Roseau, Dominica

Undergraduate - American University of Beirut
Beirut, Lebanon

Additional Training

  • 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

Professional Highlights

  • Served as Section Head of Medical Specialties, Cleveland Clinic Lorain and Avon REJ Family Health Centers, until 2014


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

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

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/28/2019, Dr. Al-Ashkar 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

337 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 5
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

84 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

I sent a My-Chart message to Dr. Al-Ashkar regarding a problem I was having. She responded on Friday and said a scheduler would call me. Scheduler called on Monday to offer me a Tuesday appointment. It doesn't get any better than that!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Dr. Al-Ashkar is an exceptional listener who spends time attempting to understand all your concerns, even the most nuanced. She is kind, caring and compassionate!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

I would, without reservation, recommend Dr. Al-Ashkar. I feel very fortunate to have her as my doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2019

dr. Al-Ashkar made me feel hopeful for the first time in 12 years from dealing with auto immune issues.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

the doctor always listens to my concerns

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

I have recommended several people to Dr Al-Ashkar

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

Dr. Al-Ashkar is an excellent communicator and teacher.

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

visit was rushed due to volume of patients to be seen. dr was compassionate and professional

Reviewed on Oct 7, 2019

dr. spoke quickly and seemed rushed

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

appointment was made but further out than I would have preferred to get the doctor I wanted

Reviewed on Sep 30, 2019

I am still talking about how impressed I am with the level of care specifically from my chosen physician

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

My office visit was amazing. Dr.Al-Ashkar was the best physician I have ever been to.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

already have recommended physician.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

Dr Al Ashkar is a very caring and professional physician. She listens to my concerns and answers my questions.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

best doctors visit ever. knowledgeable and friendly. great clinical skill

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Dr listens

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2019

Dr Al-Ashkar is an outstanding doctor and a wonderful human being. The Clinic is lucky to have her.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2019

Dr. Al-Ashkar is both caring and extremely professional. She makes it very easy to discuss health issues.

Reviewed on Sep 6, 2019

I love that Dr. Alashkar always goes through my labs with me, explains what she sees in terms I understand and uses that data in her decision-making process.

Reviewed on Sep 3, 2019

Dr Al Ashkar is a wonderful physician. Intelligent and trustworthy

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2019

Dr. Ashkar made me feel very comfortable. She was able to answer all my questions and offered me ways to be become better educated with my concerns. I felt like I was not being rushed and appreciated her recommendations.

Reviewed on Aug 8, 2019

every visit MD is thorough and I participate in care plan

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2019

she spent over an hour discussing my symptoms and listening, she was the first doctor to do this

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

caring, thorough excellent doctor

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2019

The staff was very friendly and professional at all times. The doctor was very thro when try to help find out information to get the best diagnosis and planned the proper treatment for the best possible treatment. I was very impressed with all the service U received while in the office. I would highly recommend this doctor to all my family and friends. They toke their time and made me feel as if I was important and insured that I understood all information completely when spoken to me in respectful manner.

Reviewed on Jul 9, 2019

The Doctor and her staff are very professional and friendly.

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

I love *Dr. Al-Ashkar & would recommend her to my family & friends. She is very compassionate, loves what she's doing. Really seems to care about my well-being.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

Dr. Al-Ashkar is very informative and gentle. She takes pains to make sure you are not in pain during the procedure! I have the utmost confidence in her abilities.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2019

my visit with the doctor was very good and helpful, thank you.

Reviewed on Jun 28, 2019

Dr took lots of time to explain everything to me

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

My experience with Dr. Al Ashkar has been wonderful. She explains everything I ask and takes her time in explaining.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2019

Dr al ashkar took me a few minutes early for the appointment. I felt like she spent a lot of time with me and answered all of my questions.

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2019

Dr. Al Ashkar is very concerned with my health. She asks me questions about how I've been feeling and takes her time going over health issues making sure she understands me and always reviews my chart in total. She makes me feel very comfortable.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

Dr. Al Ashkar is by far the best CCF doc I have encountered. she was very thorough and easy to talk with. I felt very comfortable. I wish I could find a primary care physician like her! Top notch.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2019

Dr. Al-Ashkar is a top-notch physician. Knowledgeable, personable, and very thorough.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

I waited many months to get an appointment, but when I got there it was worth it. The doctor is amazing. Question #5 did not apply.

Reviewed on Jun 3, 2019

Feyrouz Al-Ashkar MD, FACR is absolutely outstanding in every way you can rate her as both an MD and person.

Reviewed on May 30, 2019

the Dr was very informative and took an amazing amount of time...,,, the plan we decided on was EMBRAL seeing after my first dose and reading up on it , I will not be taking this medication anymore I became really confused and was unable to focus at work two days after I took the medication very scary

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

The doctor wasn't informed I was waiting. There had been double booking. The doctor apologized. It wasn't her fault.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

Turns out there's not much wrong with me, which is great. The doctor and her assistant gave me the "thrre's nothing wrong with you here are a bunch of resources about a plant-based diet" value add info. I appreciated that.

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

doctor had been double booked and had to leave mid appointment. I dislike double booking. it's as if doctors are working flat rate. patients and insurance companies pay plenty, particularly for care at The Cleveland Clinic. It's frustrating to know that your allotted tome is shared by another patient and a doctor is pulled in two directions during one tome slot.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

My first appointment with Dr. Al Ashkar lasted well over an hour. I was scared about my condition. Within 15 minutes I knew I was in good hands. Dr. Al Ashkar took the time to understand, not only my condition, but to know me. Her diagnosis and recommendations remedied my condition and also made me feel such a sense of relief.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

Dr. Al-Ashkar is awesom!! She really cares about her patients. She listens to you and your concerns. She goes over your test results line by line and explains the results to you. She really makes sure you understands what is going on and and what can be done to help the issue. She has excellent Customer service skills! I wish more doctors cared as much!! She is an asset to your organization!!

Reviewed on May 13, 2019

best doctor I have recommended her to many others

Reviewed on May 10, 2019

Dr and staff were all very professional and kind. Wonderful experience

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

I always have a very good experience in this office. The doctor and all the personnel are excellent.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Dr. Al Ashkar is excellent in every way and I have sent many arthritis patients to her.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2019

Dr. Al-Ashkar is phenomenal. Knowledgable and kind.

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

I always schedule my yearly visit after my last visit. The staff are very friendly at Lorain Family Health Center, and I am always pleased the doctors schedule is open a year in advance

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

Dr. Al Ashkar is always on time and attentive to my during the appointment. She makes great recommendations and listens to me. I am so appreciative of her care!!

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.

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