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 5/11/2020, 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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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

368 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

105 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

dr al ashkar is a conscientious and talented physician.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Dr. Al-Ashkar was very thoughtful, professional and thorough.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Dr Al Ashkar is the best always willing to listen & provide great steps for me to take ownership for my RA. excellent I never feel rushed she is 100% there for me I am so glad to be on this journey with her, so compassionate & understanding.

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2020

Dr AlAskar is an amazing physician!

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2020

Dr. Al-Ashkar is Wonderful! She cares about all of my health and never rushes me.

Reviewed on Sep 11, 2020

LOVE, LOVE Dr. Al-Ashkar!!

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Very good, doctor is very thorough. shows concern for my health.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Dr. al Asher has always show concern and has very very nice and thorough. Great experience.

Reviewed on Sep 9, 2020

Dr. Alashkar is the best doctor I have! She is very thorough and helpful!!!

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2020

most respectful physician I've ever encountered

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

my physician is amazing she has changed my life totally. I recommend her and the Cleveland clinic to everyone

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

the doctor was excellent and did a great and thorough examination and diagnosis. This the best communications and explanation that I ever received from a Doctor. she is excellent and her treatment is already working.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2020

I would highly recommend the Doctor

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2020

first class care from a first class doctor. our family is blessed to have her.

Reviewed on Aug 19, 2020

I'm so thankful I found Dr. Al-Askar! she is very attentive to details, compassionate, treats you like a human being not a project, and took over 2 hours of her time to make sure I was taken care of. I also liked how she listened to my desires about medication and worked with me to find a solution that worked well for my health. I love that she is plant based!!! I would recommend her to anyone! I'm glad I have the opportunity to have her as my doctor even though I am out of state.

Reviewed on Aug 18, 2020

I was very impressed with the way Dr Alashkar contacted my primary Dr. Shiela Rice and Dr Rice and Dr Baker to solve myrash problem. I am so happy with her treatment.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

I sent a written message/question to Dr Dr Al Ashkar via MY CHART. I was pleasantly surprised to receive her prompt response and she addressed my question.

Reviewed on Aug 17, 2020

I feel very confident in Dr Al Ashkar's care and medical advice.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

great experience. Dr very professional and took time to answer all my questions.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

I can't say enough about Dr Al-Ashkar's bedside manor, intellegence, discussions in language we understood, and genuine caring & thoughtful manor. She went though all previous labs & xrays, explained what she thought about Mom's diagnosis and how to proceed-plan of care. She had several suggestions that hadn't been tried yet with a calm/confident personality. It was easy to see she loves what she does. She is a real asset to CCF.

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

dr al ashkar is professional, takes a sincere interest in me, is a good listener, easy to talk with her

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

I had difficulty scheduling and Dr. Al-Ashkar took care of it for me.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

The Dr. is very good about answering questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr. Al-Ashkar and her team are always amazing: very helpful, professional, supportive

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr Al Ashkar is one of the best physicians I encountered. She is pleasant and very efficient. A pleasure to be around!

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2020

Excellent Doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

excellent physician!

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

Dr. listened attentively and was very detailed. She would go over notes of other doctor's visits, and would record important details I complained about.

Reviewed on Jun 24, 2020

i thought the video visit was more thorough and detailed than an actual doctor's visit. She spent more time with me

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Dr. Al-Ashkar is an awesome doctor. Very informative, compassionate, and makes you feel at ease.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2020

Would recommend Dr. Al-Ashkar to anyone, anytime!

Reviewed on Jun 16, 2020

The doctor explained everything well, she listened to me and most importantly, I did not feel rushed, she took her time with me. I was VERY impressed!

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2020

The doctor is amazing and it is the type of experience everyone should have!

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

I have told several people about how good a doctor she is.

Reviewed on Jun 11, 2020

Doctor very prompt and information easy to understand. very interested in my progress.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

she is the best doctor I've met in a long time. I would highly recommend her to friends and family. very professional and compassionate.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

My doctor Al Ashkar is so busy that getting an appointment on the days and times I want is very difficult. When she asked to see me in six months, we had to wait for seven to find a time that worked. But she always answers requests and questions from MyChart, so I do not feel that there is a real problem with access.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

Dr. Al Ashkar is excellent. She really cares about her patients, she keeps up on all the latest treatments for RA and she is also holisitic and has done a lot of research on diet and RA. I recommend her to anyone who needs a rheumatologist.

Reviewed on Jun 9, 2020

I have recommended Dr. Al Ashkar whenever I meet someone who needs diagnosing or care for a rheumatic disease. She is excellent and so is her entire staff.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2020

Dr. Ashkar is very thorough and explains everything making sure I understand what is going on with my health.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

the doctor is excellent

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr. Al-Ashkar is caring and thorough. She explains things clearly and avoids jargon. I feel fortunate to have her as my physician.

Reviewed on Jun 4, 2020

Dr. Al-Ashkar is an excellent doctor. I found her to be thorough, polite, caring and most of all I feel she really cares about people. I am so happy that she is my doctor. She is so knowledgeable and explains medical advice in a way I understand it. I thank her from the bottom of my heart. It's not often you find someone like her.

Reviewed on May 27, 2020

Dr Al-Ashkar is a very compassionate person. She listens to everything that you are saying and is very thorough in her explanations. I would highly recommend her as a doctor.

Reviewed on May 26, 2020

Dr. F Al-Ashkar is a very kind & caring doctor. I can't say enough good about her. I feel very lucky to have as my Dr.

Reviewed on May 22, 2020

dr. Al Ashkar is an awesome doctor who is very thorough and caring.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr. Al-Ashkar was wonderful. Took great care explaining everything.

Reviewed on May 21, 2020

Dr. Al-Ashkar is an exceptional doctor! I wish all my doctors were like her! She is highly knowledgeable, friendly, thorough, listens, and treats me as a whole person - considering how all issues impact the specific condition she is treating. I feel blessed to have her as one of my doctors.

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

I always recommend her. She is an excellent physician.

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Dr AlAshkar did a great job as this was my first virtual visit. She even complimented me on my use of technology!

Reviewed on May 15, 2020

Dr Al-Ashkar courteous and highly skilled.

Reviewed on May 8, 2020

the experience was very good. Dr Al-Ashkar's vibrant personality and attention to detail in my progress were evident even in a phone visit.

Reviewed on May 6, 2020

very good experience as always with Dr. Alashkar

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2020

I have recommended this provider to a friend and they are receiving quality care as well.

Reviewed on Apr 15, 2020

Dr. Ashkar is always very attentive . She is aware of my health concerns and offers her recommendations in a professional and knowledgeable manner.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Everyone is always nice and helpful. She's the nicest doctor with the nicest staff.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2020

Dr. Al-Ashkar is the most responsive and helpful doctor I have ever had.

Reviewed on Mar 25, 2020

dr Al-Askhar is terrific...explains everything thiroughly

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Dr. Al-Ashkar is excellent at understanding my issues and explaining what are the causes and how to manage my treatment.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2020

I had a very good experience. love the Doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2020

I appreciate the professionalism, knowledge, and kindness of Dr. Al-Ashkar and her team. The visit was a reminder to me of the great medical care we have in NE OH.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2020

the doctor went out of her way to helpshe was great

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Dr. was very empathetic, informative and caring.I liked her alot.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

awesome doctor. one of the best

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Seeing Dr. Al Ashkar is wonderfully. she really listens to me & works with me.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2020

Excellent experience, the doctor was thorough, explaining everything and spending plenty of time with me.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

got an appointment to see dr. al Ashkar very quickly; I was surprised

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2020

MD took time, is a good teacher, very kind, easily understands, very competent, seems interested in me as a person. Dr. A was recommended to me by my physical therapist with enthusiasm. I would make the same kind of recommendation. I especially appreciate her understanding of nutrition as a healing resource.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

It was one of the best medical appointments I have experienced. Dr Al Ashkar was professional and thorough, and explained and answered all my questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

I was very impressed with the Doctor

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Dr. Al Ashkar is top-notch. She is caring, concerned and very thorough. She respects her patients and explains thingsvery well. She is one of the best doctors I've ever been to.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

provider is really great!

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2020

outstanding physician. very grateful to have her

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

The Dr went over bone denisity so well along with took time to discuss treatment plan. i was so impressed and would recommend her to others.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Love Dr Al-Ashkar! Just wish she could be my Doctor for every health problem I have. I recommend every person who needs a Rheumatologist to her!

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Excellent doctor! She is thorough and caring.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Dr Feyrouz T Al-Ashkar MD is a wonderful person who listens to what you have to say. She makes decisions based on collected data. She truly cares. I found her to be one of my favorite professionals that I deal with.

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Experience with this health care provider is always excellent!

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Dr. Al-Ashkar has helped me live a full life and get back into my gardening, swimming & walking in the woods. Thank you from the bottom of me heart!

Reviewed on Jan 10, 2020

Love, love, love Dr Al-Ashkar!

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2020

I cannot say enough great things about Dr. Al-Ashkar. My initial visit with her was to obtain a second opinion, and I had a ton of imaging and blood tests (from multiple and varied specialists) for her to review, as well as an extensive medical history to discuss. She was extremely attentive and detailed, all the while demonstrating her care, concern, and knowledge. Dr. Al-Ashkar dug through all of my medical history with total patience, respect, and expertise. Her guidance from just the initial appointment will have a huge and positive impact on my ongoing battle with this illness; additionally, she zeroed in on details that my other providers/specialists (outside of Cleveland Clinic (CC)) had not stitched together. In a single visit with Dr. Al-Ashkar, I now feel better equipped to navigate next steps and circle back with my other non-CC specialists with new/open questions. She also advised that she would further review my records after my visit and send back all of her notes/suggestions to my regular rheumatologist. My only wish is that I would have seen Dr. Al-Ashkar much sooner!

Reviewed on Dec 23, 2019

The doctor is an exceptional listener who uses data to inform all decisions! She is very skilled in using blood work, observations etc in planning treatment!

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

excellent doctor

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

I will definitely recommend Dr AlAshkar and her whole care team to anyone in need of a rheumatologist.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2019

Dr. Al-Askar is amazing, she feels like a friend and I trust her. She always listens to my concerns, she has helped me to learn about my condition and includes me in the decisions about my treatment.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr Al-Ashkar is amazing. j am very fortunate that she is my doctor

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2019

very caring doctors and nurses

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

our doctor was great! she spent so much time explaining everything, even helping me fill out papers since English is a second language for me

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2019

doctor explained each step of the way. informed me of future treatment available.

Reviewed on Nov 19, 2019

Dr. Al-Ashkar started off kind, but flipped out into a rampage over a plant based diet and how it would cure my diabetes. She should not push her personal beliefs and religious beliefs on patients. She then told me if I didn't like it to leave and that she gave up picking her child up from school to see me. I need help and need a caring doctor, not a doctor that is rude and unreasonable.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

the doctor was amazing and beyond amazing!!@ I feel like I got the most excellent care

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Wonderful doctor with great staffs!!

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2019

Dr. Al Ashkar is my favorite Physcians. She makes me feel at ease and listens to me while showing me a part of herself.

Reviewed on Nov 7, 2019

Dr. is one of best physicians I have ever encountered. the professionalism with true concern and kindness was so appreciated. She gave me more thorough explanations and time than any other health care provider

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2019

Dr. Al-Ashkar greatly exceeded my expectations and provided the most complete evaluation of my total health situation. I am tremendously appreciative of her insights and recommendations.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

One of the most knowledgeable, caring and instructing Professional in Dr. Al Askar, have recommended her to several persons and they are very satisfied.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

Arriving for an appointment with Dr. and Beth feels like meeting friends. They are professional but truly remembering last visit conversations.

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

I have several friends who agree that Dr. Al-Ashkar is a wonderful doctor. I never would hesitate to recommend.

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.

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