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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

  • 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
  • Immunology
  • Immunotherapy
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Medical Management of Early Osteoarthritis
  • Medication Management
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment For Joint Pain
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Viscosupplementation Injections
View all 32 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • EGPA (Eosinophilic granulomatosis with Polyangiitis)
  • AIDS & HIV
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis
  • 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 Vasculitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis (Pseudo Gout)
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) Syndrome
  • 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 Pain
  • Lateral Epicondylitis/tennis Elbow
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis in Men
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Paget's Disease
  • Painful Joints
  • Palindromic Rheumatism
  • Panuveitis
  • Polumyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Rheumatoid Vasculitis
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Uveitis
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Wegener Disease
  • Wegener’s Granulomatosis
View all 107 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

See publications for Feyrouz Al-Ashkar, MD, FACR.

(Disclaimer: This search is powered by PubMed, a service of the U.S. National Library of Medicine. PubMed is a third-party website with no affiliation with Cleveland Clinic.)

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 5/10/2022, 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.

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

267 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
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

68 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

I waited for 6 months to see the doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 1, 2022

Dr. Al Ashkar always takes time to educate, explain, converse and include me in decisions about my treatment and care. She Is thorough, compassionate and stays current regarding research.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2022

I have been seeing *Dr. Al-Ashkar since May 2017. She is EXCELLENT! Always knowledgeable, efficient, respectful of my decisions. Learned a lot during shared medical appts. (pre COVID). Highly recommend her!

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Dr.L. Ashkar is great

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2022

Dr. Adhkar was excellent in her field.

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2022

Dr. AlAshkar is the best! professional, kind, and caring! I have referred her to many people!

Reviewed on May 27, 2022

Always wonderful experience with this very knowledgeable Dr. She is confident and thorough in assessing my needs.

Reviewed on May 17, 2022

Dr Al Ashkar is so very caring and explains things so I understand everything. I feel very Blessed to have her as my doctor. Cleveland Clinic is very fortunate to have her on their staff.

Reviewed on May 11, 2022

Dr. Al Ashkar was my first choice in providers. I felt so lucky to get the appointment. I feel even more so after my visit. She is truly top notch in knowledge and care.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

She a very busy doctor.

Reviewed on Apr 29, 2022

I was so impressed with how long the Doctor spent with me and how through she was.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2022

This was my fourth visit with Dr. Al-Ashker and, as always, she was very caring and interested in my concerns and progress with my hand/finger condition.

Reviewed on Apr 8, 2022

Dr. is very knowledgeable and thorough

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2022

I am very happy with Dr. Al-Ashkar. She took extensive notes about my condition, and was super attentive.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2022

Dr. Al Ashkar is an excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2022

My visit with Dr. Al-Ashkar was well organized, informative and reassuring. Everyone on staff was courteous and professional and I would recommend this doctor to anyone who needs

Reviewed on Feb 1, 2022

Great doctor! Most pleasant experience I had in a while. Took her time, I didn't feel rushed, and really felt like an individual and not just another patient.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Dr. Al-Ashkar is one of the best doctors I have ever had. She listens, works with me, answers all of my questions, is very detailed and is really concerned about my health and keeping me able to run marathons. She always sends a little note to me in MY Chart after our visit.I appreciate that extra touch.

Reviewed on Jan 26, 2022

Dr. Al-Ashkar is always very pleasant, listens to my needs patiently, and truly cares about doing what Is best for my health.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

I had a wonderful experience with Doctor Al- Ashkar. She is extremely kind, patient, professional and a very good listener. Very sympathetic to my concerns. Outstandingly through. It is a no wonder that her patients love her. What is not to love about her.

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Dr Al Ashkar is the best!

Reviewed on Jan 25, 2022

Dr Al Ashkar is so kind and thorough with my health care needs. I'm so happy to be her patient.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2022

Love Dr. Al Ashkar!

Reviewed on Jan 18, 2022

Dr Al-Ashkar is genuinely interested in all aspects of my health. She's never rushed and advised on a healthy lifestyle. She's a treasure

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2022

I was very impressed with Dr Al Ashkar. She was very thorough and thoughtful, listened very well and I thought she cared about my concerns

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Tremendous educator, compassionate, engaged physician!!!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2022

Thank you Dr. Al-Ashkar!

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

I would highly recommend Dr.Al-Ashkar, she is a VERY GOOD doctor and caring. I wish all doctors were like her.

Reviewed on Jan 7, 2022

I had seen Dr Al-Ashkar for my problem. My wife and I felt that she was outstanding. We have never experienced such a wonderful doctor as her. A+

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2021

Dr. Al-Ashkar is consistently professional, caring and informative. She is one of the finest physicians I have ever had. I feel fortunate to have her on my health care "team"

Reviewed on Dec 17, 2021

In my opinion, Dr. Al-Ashkar is an excellent example of what a care provider should be. She was caring, informative & very clear in her explanations. Would recommend her to anyone.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

I have been helped tremendously by Dr. Al-Ashkar.

Reviewed on Dec 10, 2021

I would recommend Dr. Al-Ashkar to anyone asking.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2021

Dr Al-Ashkar is the best doctor!! She takes time to listen, to treat the underlying issue, works with you to find a good treatment you are comfortable with, and very responsive. I'm beyond grateful I found her!!!

Reviewed on Dec 7, 2021

Dr. Al-Ashkar is very caring, very professional and thorough and I feel very fortunate that she is my doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2021

Great experience. Dr. Ashkar was very thorough, extremely professional and put me at ease.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

Dr. A...always explains everything and addresses my concerns.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

My doctor is very considerate. She takes the time to answer my questions. She is a blessing.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

Excellent service Dr. Al Ashkar saw me About 1/2 hour earlier d/t my stacked apts that ran early so appreciative.

Reviewed on Nov 16, 2021

Dr. Al Ashkar is such an expert in her field, she explains everything to me about all lab/test results in an easy to understand manner. She always takes her time with me & never makes me feel rushed in her presence. I have ALWAYS had a great experience with her as my physician - it has been about 13 years. I trust her knowledge & Approach to me as a patient.

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2021

Dr. Al-Ashkar is a wonderful rheumatologist and I can't say enough good about her. She listens to me and takes my concerns seriously.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2021

Dr. Al-Ashkar listened to EVERYTHING I said. .

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2021

Dr. Al-Ashkar was very thorough, caring, patient, nice, helpful. My first visit so she got lots of background. Excellent doctor

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2021

I Was impressed by the thoroughness Of the doctor on my vusit

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2021

Dr Al Ash-Kar is a very compassionate and knowledgeable doctor/person. I would give her a on a scale of 1-10.

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

Dr. Al-Ashkar takes time and listens

Reviewed on Oct 26, 2021

I wish all doctors were like her!!!!

Reviewed on Oct 19, 2021

I was very impressed with Dr. Al-Ashkar from my first visit.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2021

Dr. Al-Ashkar is always very thorough.

Reviewed on Oct 13, 2021

Doc celebrated with me the improvement in my bone density numbers!!

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2021

I have nothing but wonderful things to share about Dr. Al-Ashkar. She is very knowledgeable about my problem, reassuring and leaves me feeling hopeful and better about myself.

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2021

Dr. Al-Ashkar is an extremely thorough and knowledgeable doctor. She reviewed my concerns and answered all of my questions. She listened intently, and was genuinely interested in my goals concerning my health care . I trust and feel confident about the care Dr. Al-Ashkar has provided for me.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2021

Dr was such a wonderful and caring person.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2021

It was a very thorough exam. After the blood test, I found that I did not have rheumatoid arthritis. It put my mind at ease that was not the issue. The doctor confirmed that getting shots for the pain would be counter productive. She was very compassionate and tried to do everything she could to help. We wish more doctors were as caring as she was.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2021

I love Dr. Al-Ashkar. She is so thorough. She explains everything. If she treats all her patients the same way then Im not sure how she can improve. Very courteous and thoughtful. Great doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

Dr. Al-Ashkar is so very kind and caring. She cares more about my health than I do at times. She's very encouraging and always wants me to be my best.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2021

*Dr. Al-Ashkar is patient, thorough and personable - an excellent physician in my opinion.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2021

Dr. very very nice and thorough.

Reviewed on Aug 27, 2021

I have recommended Dr. Al Ashkar to a family member.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2021

Dr. Al-Ashkar is an amazing doctor and person. She genuinely cares for her patients. If she ever left CCF I would follow her to her practice, she is everything you want in a doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

Dr. Al Askar is always courteous and informative about my care.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2021

This doctor is the very best, and I'm totally comfortable with her !

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2021

Very good physician!

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

I recommend this doctor every chance I get.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2021

Dr. Al-Ashkar is fantastic. She cares, she listens, she's very personable and gives excellent advice!

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2021

Dr AlAshkar is an asset to CC

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Dr al ashkar is very thoughtful and caring What I appreciate the most is she is very well I got about treatment options She takes the time to explain recent research I feel like I am getting world class care and am part of the decision process

Reviewed on Aug 6, 2021

Dr. Al-Ashkar is a very caring and thorough doctor I have recommended her to others

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