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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

Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH

Medical Education - Ross University School of Medicine

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 4/10/2024, Dr. Al-Ashkar has reported the financial relationships with the companies listed below. 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

319 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 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

78 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2024

Dr. Ashkar above all else does involve the patient in the choice of treatment. She asked me directly how I wanted my treatment to proceed. She showed me all of my improvement and my lab results and discuss the goals of my treatment and ordered the necessary upcoming test And lab work she doesn't miss anything and explaining all of the goals of improving bone loss and bone strengthening as far as foods and lifestyle the whole package. She was also concerned about a personal problem I had with my daughter Being recently diagnosed with breast cancer. And took time to make some recommendations and a books and showed personal concern with that and also a an exam. Very thorough very caring and also very knowledgeable.

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2024

The care I get from the doctor at the Cleveland clinic is beyond good. It is the best! They are caring, smart and I appreciate being able to get in touch with them easily through messaging on MyChart or a phone call. I like being able to get my test and lab results through my chart. I like being able to video conference some of my appointments. I am extremely pleased with the care I get at the Cleveland clinic!

Reviewed on Jun 7, 2024

Dr. Is awesome always.

Reviewed on May 31, 2024

Dr Al Ashkar is both thorough & kind & compassionate. Excellent doctor.

Reviewed on May 24, 2024

Dr is so booked that it is hard getting an appointment, but if you message her in my chart you ALWAYS get a response in timely manner.

Reviewed on May 21, 2024

Dr. Al-Ashkar is one of the best doctors that I have ever had the pleasure of meeting.

Reviewed on May 10, 2024

Dr. Al-Ashkar is an asset to the clinic. She takes the time to listen, answers all questions and makes sure her answers are understood, and she doesn't dismiss anything. I'm not treated like just a Cleveland Clinic number and I never feel like she is rushing through the appointment.

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

She was professional, thorough, and I felt I was in good hands.

Reviewed on May 8, 2024

Dr Al Ashkar is the best possible doctor to treat my RA

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2024

My doctor was absolutely fabulous! She is polite. She is courteous. She's informative. She takes the time to answer my questions to make sure that I really understand! She is one of the best doctors I have ever had a pleasure of dealing with!!!

Reviewed on Apr 26, 2024

Love Dr. Al Ashkar. She got my RA under control and now I'm doing great! I highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2024

Dr. Al-Ashkar treated me with respect and compassion.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

She is patient and doesn't rush through the visit. She takes the time to explain options for treatment .

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2024

Dr Al Askari is caring and listens to the patients needs ,a fabulous doctor!!

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

She's so knowledgeable and kind

Reviewed on Apr 9, 2024

Dr.Al-Ashkar is Amazing!!! She addressed all my concerns and provided much needed info about my health. Thank you

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

I believe she really cares for her patients. She is very knowledgeable, nice and pleasant

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2024

Dr. Al Ashkar is a knowledgeable, caring doctor and very personable. Glad to have her as my physician

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2024

I have recommended Dr. Al Ashkar and will continue to do so.

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2024

I've been seeing Dr Al Ashkar for awhile shes very thorough and an excellent Dr.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

The doctor is scheduling a year in advance. I used to be able to see her every six months.

Reviewed on Mar 15, 2024

Dr. Al Ashkar is very thorough.

Reviewed on Mar 13, 2024

This doctor is the best I have ever experienced.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2024

She has been my doctor for many years. She is very knowledgeable, and her concerns go well beyond just my lupus. She is thoughtful and considerate of me being a geriatric patient. Explains things so that I can understand..

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2024

Dr. AlAshkar has taken care of me for so many years and I consider her the best doctor I have ever seen!

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2024

Video worked A+++ for me due to Dr Al Ashkar who was extremely clear and allowed easy flow of conversation that gave me info and answered questions so well. She put me at ease and gave lots of suggestions. I was amazed how very effective to tele communicate with her

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

Dr. Al-Ashkar is wonderful. I feel she spends the time explaining and listening . I also feel she wants me to" take better care of me", always In a positive way.

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2024

I always feel like she is listening to me. She talks to you not at you.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2024

Wonderful , caring doctor. She listened and took the time needed. She explained everything well and had a good plan of treatment at the end. She was a standard that the clinic could use a a reference for good care.

Reviewed on Feb 13, 2024

I am very satisfied with the care I get from Dr. Al Ashkar. She listens and makes sure I understand all of my treatment options. She also cares about more than just treating symptoms and gives helpful suggestions for improving quality of life.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2024

Great Dr give me time and answer all me questions with great personality

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2024

Dr.Al-Ashkar is a very kind, smart and very concerned about my health.

Reviewed on Feb 2, 2024

I am very grateful for the excellent care given to me by Dr. Al-Ashkar and her staff.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Dr. Al Ashkar is the very, very best there is. I have always trusted her and she and I work together for my health.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Dr. Al-Ashkar is in huge demand- she is that good. Appointments must be properly scheduled out since she is that busy. Is that ideal, no, but worth it to see that caliber of a physician.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Dr. Al-Ashkar is quite familiar with my records and is always well prepared for our visits.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2024

Again, getting the care is more difficult the higher in demand the physician is. The 'good" for getting care Is overall for the CC. Dr. Al-Ashkar is tops and if we can make video visits work, I am all for it. I do not feel my care is less by video visit. Again, it depends on the physician, and Dr. Al-Ashkar consistently goes above and beyond for her patients.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2024

Dr. Al-Ashkar is the epitome of a competent caring professional.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

She is an excellent physician, listens and explains everything in detail.

Reviewed on Jan 19, 2024

Dr. Al-Ashkar is the absolute best! She takes time to listen, evaluate and explain. I'm always so impressed with her knowledge, kindness and insight.

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.

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