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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
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cortisone Injections
  • Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
  • General Rheumatology
  • 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
  • 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 29 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 Vasculitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis (Pseudo Gout)
  • Churg-Strauss Syndrome
  • Connective Tissue Diseases
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Eosinophilic Granulomatosis with Polyangiitis (EGPA)
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis in Men
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Paget's Disease
  • Painful Joints
  • Palindromic Rheumatism
  • Panuveitis
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica with Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Rheumatoid Vasculitis
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Uveitis
  • Vasculitis
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
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About Feyrouz Al-Ashkar, MD

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 - Rheumatology
  • Internal Medicine

Specialty Interests

Adult rheumatology and osteoporosis Preventive Care, Wellness and Healthy LifestyleShared Medical Appointment clinicInnovation 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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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 4/23/2023, 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

325 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 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

79 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jan 5, 2024

Dr. Al-Ashkar is possibly the most intelligent, yet caring, physician I see. She goes to great effort to ensure you understand what is being done/prescribed for you and your condition.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2024

High above experience with Dr. Al-Ashcar. She got me in right away.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

Always have a wonderful experience with Dr Al-Ashkar. She is very kind and understanding of any concerns and anxieties I have. She takes time to listen and goes above and beyond for her patients.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2023

Dr. Al-Ashkar and Jeff her nurse are great

Reviewed on Dec 15, 2023

Dr. Al Ashkar is an incredible doctor. I've never had a provider treat me with such respect and address the entire picture rather than the latest problem. I would recommended Dr. Al Ashkar to anyone and everyone.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2023

Dr. Al~Ashkar is a WONDERFUFL caring, professional doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr. Al-Ashkar and her staff were impressive. Iam very grateful to have them on my team. I hope they will be available for my future care.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2023

Dr.Al-Ashkar and her team were exceptional. Highly recommended.

Reviewed on Nov 29, 2023

Never feel rushed. Always explains everything in easy terms. Most pleasant and caring. One of my favorite doctors.

Reviewed on Nov 28, 2023

I really like Dr Al-Askari. I feel very comfortable with her as my doctor.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2023

Dr. Al-Ashler is very thorough and caring. I would recommend her to anyone that would need someone in her field of expertise!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2023

Dr. F Al-Ashkar was extremely helpful in understanding and explaining my case. Her dedication to detail and commitment to true care and concern was very reassuring. I have never felt more confident with my care plan and course of treatment in my life. Her attention to detail and depth of understanding my back story was refreshing to my confidence. It's so wonderful to see true compassion.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Excellent doctor. Very best I have ever needed at CCF. Very thorough.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2023

Dr. Al ash-kar did not have any availability for in person appointments. So I was offered a video call. Not the same, of course. But I was delighted to meet any way I could.

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

The doctor takes a lot of notes which I appreciate. She also helped problem solve for my mother's care and I am very happy with that.

Reviewed on Oct 25, 2023

Dr. Al-Askar is a true asset to CCF. She has always provided me with excellent care. She is one of my most thorough and well-informed providers. I have referred several friends to her care. Many thanks.

Reviewed on Oct 24, 2023

I'm so grateful for Dr. Al Ashkar. She diagnosed my chronic Sinus infection as GPA when no one else knew what was wrong with me. And things went from bad to Thank You!

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2023

Doctor gave me options at the end of review of my blood work, etc. Extremely caring physician !

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr Al-Ashkar is amazing and consequently is very busy. Her schedule is very full. The registration team is amazing in working with you and the Dr to fit appointments in.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2023

Dr Al-Ashkar is an outstanding MD. The clinic is lucky to have her and her patients are lucky she is taking care of them.

Reviewed on Oct 6, 2023

I had to cancel an in-person appointment due to positive COVID test. Dr. Al-Ashkar suggested a Zoom appointment so I wouldn't have to reschedule. It worked out well for me.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

I would prefer to have an in person visit. I was happy that Dr.Al-Ashkar was on the call.

Reviewed on Sep 13, 2023

Dr. Al-Ashkar was kind, compassionate, knowledgeable & throrough. I appreciated the time she took to go over my medical history & previous labs.

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

I tell everyone about my Dr. Al Ashkar! She is the most concerned and thorough Dr. I have ever worked with. She listens!!

Reviewed on Aug 30, 2023

Dr. Al-Ashkar is the best. I would not trade her for anybody to be my Lupus doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2023

Dr. Al-Ashkar is excellent!! Staff is wonderful.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2023

This is my second appointment with Dr. Al-Ashkar. Both times were exceptional and exceed your survey choices of "very good." She is both professional and personal. I find myself motivated to improve my health due to her recommendations and advice. She is super knowledgeable and I can't remember having a physician that is so thorough and invested in me. Dr. Al-Ashkar provides important, valuable feedback not only verbally but documented in MyChart. I strongly believe she has made my life more manageable and improved my quality of life. We have set goals that I am excited to work toward and will do so in large part because of her positive, encouraging attitude. I feel she really takes the time to discover and understand my condition and continues to research to help me in any way she can. Cleveland Clinic is held high in national reputation. Dr. Al-Ashkar's exemplary dedication to her patients upholds and reinforces this view.

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Love Dr. Al-Ashkar

Reviewed on Aug 22, 2023

Extremely great experience The doctor was so informative did not rush me answered every question that I had I left feeling like I was taken care of

Reviewed on Aug 9, 2023

I love Dr. Fairoz Al-Ashkar. She is amazing! She is very attentive, thorough, and has a great understanding of her specialty. I have improved 110% under her care, and continue to make huge strides in my physical health at her direction. She is an asset to Cleveland Clinic, and recommend her all the time to friends, colleagues and acquaintances. I am so thankful for her, and highly recommend her as my RA physician! Thank you SO MUCH Dr. Al-Ashland for your knowledge and care!

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

My doctor is the epitome of a good doctor, the most intelligent doctor I see and empathetic as well. This was the best doctor appointment I've had in at least a year.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Excellent physician

Reviewed on Aug 2, 2023

Dr. Al Ashkar and all her staff are wonderful, caring, capable and friendly. I actually enjoy my visits.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr Al-Askar is always through and kind.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2023

Dr. Al-Ashkar is thorough, knowledgable, patient and very kind. She listens to my concerns and takes the time to answer my questions. Dr. Al-Ashkar is truly an outstanding physician.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

She listened to my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 21, 2023

Dr. Al-Ashkar is a fabulous doctor. She cares deeply about your health and well being.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

Dr. Al-Ashkar is a very caring doctor. She listens and ask questions. She is very thorough. I never feel like she rushes you through.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2023

Excellent doctor! Very knowledgeable, kind, easy to communicate with, follows thru with messages. So happy to be her patient! My health has improved with her recommendations.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2023

She is an excellent doctor! She is very thorough and proactive about my care. I like that she does tests every 6 months and adds recommendations.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

If I could, I would give doctor Al Ashkar 10 Stars

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2023

I love Dr. Al-Ashkar. She treats her patients with the utmost respect and kindness and includes them in her plan of care. She treats the "whole" patient, and is concerned with an individual's overall health and provides so much information to read to improve one's health. And, most importantly, she is brilliant!!

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

Dr. Ashkar is the Best! She makes good use of the time in the appointment.

Reviewed on May 26, 2023

Dr. AL-Ashkar is a stellar specialist. She delves into any and all problems head first!!

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Dr. Al Ashkar is an excellent physician. She is very caring and compassionate. Basically the best doctor ever!

Reviewed on May 24, 2023

Dr. Al-Askar has restored my faith in the medical field! She spent at least two hours with me discussing my overall health which is so important and rarely done these days. She listened and cared. We discussed my entire medical history. She is an extremely knowledgeable, kind and empathetic physician. Perhaps more significant is the time she spent with me after the initial contact. Following my appointment with her, she appeared after hours to assist me at the Imaging Department across the hall from her office to assist me in resolving an issue. Thereafter, she has messaged me upon receipt of the different results from my bloodwork to keep me informed. She is an amazing doctor and an awesome human being.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

She Is an amazing doctor. Haven't had anyone take the time to listen to me the way that she did. From my day to day and even what I do at my job, she wanted to know and was genuinely interested. What I didn't know how to explain, she took the time with me and we were able to get it out of me that we both understood.

Reviewed on May 23, 2023

Dr. Al Ashkar is a very loving, caring Doctor who took her time with me and answered my many questions as well as gave me health advice. A wonderful Dr.

Reviewed on May 16, 2023

Dr AlAskar explained everything very easily for me to understand.

Reviewed on May 9, 2023

Dr. Al-Ashkar is one of the best doctors I've ever seen - and that says a lot given that I'm in my 60s! She is impressively detail-oriented, looks at the overall picture of one's health, asks many questions to home in on any issues, and was very thorough with the exam part. I felt listened to and cared about - which is unusual in a doctor's office.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

It takes forever to get an appointment BUT that is because Dr. Al-Ashkar is so good

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

She is great, very thorough, helpful wants the best for her patients

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

I love the dr but she was very rushed this visit too much computer tapping not enough 1 on 1 interaction I left feeling rushed and wanted more time to discuss

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

I have already recommended Dr. Al Ashkar to friends and family. She is thorough and explains my condition, goals, and treatment. Personally, I have been dealing with my husband's serious illness, and she showed tremendous concern. We spoke like friends about what I've been going through.

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

She is a great Doctor! Very respectful and and willing to explain her thinking clearly.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2023

Dr. Al-Ashkar.is always so very kind, compassionate, and thorough. Always looking out for my best!

Reviewed on Apr 7, 2023

We enjoyed the visit. The Dr. Was through and we even laughed a lot. Good Visit!

Reviewed on Apr 4, 2023

I love my doctor !!

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2023

I was especially pleased with the care, consideration, and genuine empathy that was given to me. This was my first visit with this particular doctor, and she spent over an hour asking about my condition, answering my questions, giving healthful lifestyle regimens, and prescribing tests for further evaluation. I can understand why she is given a 5-star rating by patients; I felt I was in very good hands, and I am so pleased that she is a member of the Cleveland Clinic staff.

Reviewed on Mar 28, 2023

Straight forward and to the point - something that can be very hard to find in a doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Dr. Ashkar is an excellent doctor who is very knowledgeable in her specialty. I have recommended her to my friends.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2023

I was most impressed with Dr Al-Ashkar's line of questions and analysis of my symptoms. I've been to many doctors recently and none of them seemed to be interested in the cause of my symptoms, only in treating the symptoms.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2023

As always, Dr. Al-Ashkar was very kind, thorough and helpful!

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

The Dr. Was very thorough during my scheduled visit and answered my questions thoughtfully.

Reviewed on Mar 14, 2023

Dr. Al-Ashkar gave me the most thorough assessment I have ever had. She was kind and considerate not only to myself but my husband also.

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

My doctor is so caring and extremely intelligent on my conditions and me as a person. She is always trying to find the best plan to care and help me improve my conditions. I feel very privileged and blessed to have her for my doctor!

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

She is a very caring and genuine doctor! I love her. She makes me feel like she genuinely cares about me.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Very knowledgeable doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Dr Alashkar is a very caring, respectful human being. Creates a care plan with patient in mind.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2023

Dr. Al-Ashkar is an outstanding doctor -- one of the best!!!

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

She was very thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2023

Dr. Al-Askar explains things very well. She listens to concerns and answers clearly

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Doctor really listened to my concerns

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

Wish the doctor could be cloned as we need more doctors like her

Reviewed on Feb 22, 2023

I recommend Dr. Al Ashkar to everyone who needs to see a rheumatologist. She is absolutely amazing! So caring, so up to date on treatments, spends time listening and explaining. She goes out of her way to make sure that patients feel heard and respected. She makes the patient a part of decision making, as that should be. She is the best in her field.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2023

Dr. Al Ashkar is one of the best doctors the Cleveland clinic has. She is very thorough and looks at the entire picture. I wish other practitioners were as thorough as she Is.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

She was very nice and caring

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2023

She is very knowledgeable and so helpful with all of the information she provides. Definitely an expert in her field with a great personality that truly cares about her patients. I would highly recommend her to anyone and so thankful to have her as my rheumatologist

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