Treatment & Services
- Bone Density Testing
- Immunoglobulin Infusion
- Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
- Joint Aspiration
- Joint Injections
- Ultrasound-guided Procedures
Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Ankylosing Spondylitis
- Behcet's Disease
- Inflammatory Arthritis
- Lateral Epicondylitis/tennis Elbow
- Osteoporosis in Men
- Paget's Disease
- Polymyalgia Rheumatica and Giant Cell Arteritis
- Psoriatic Arthritis
- Raynaud's Phenomenon
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Systemic Lupus
- Temporal Arteritis
- Vitamin D Deficiency
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Residency - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Internship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical School - Ross University School of Medicine
Undergraduate - American University of Beirut
- 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
- Served as Section Head of Medical Specialties, Cleveland Clinic Lorain and Avon REJ Family Health Centers, until 2014
- Internal Medicine
- Internal Medicine - Rheumatology
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
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263 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||5|
|Knows Medical History||4.9|
|Time Spent with Patient||5|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.9|
16 Patient Comments
Reviewed on Feb 19, 2018
Dr. Al Ashkar and her R.N., Deb worked in tandem and make a great team. I remarked about it when I was in the examining room. What a perfect team!
Reviewed on Feb 19, 2018
I'm afraid that the doctors recommendation to eat just a plant based diet was her advise to help my condition. and if I do not follow this protocol I'm not sure she would be able or want to help me.
Reviewed on Feb 15, 2018
Dr. Al Ashkar is one of the best, most friendly Doctors I have had the pleasure of encountering. I can not recommend her enough.
Reviewed on Feb 8, 2018
Dr. Al Ashkar is the best! I have recommended her to so many people.
Reviewed on Jan 19, 2018
Dr. Al Ashkar is extremely knowledgeable and qualified to treat bone disease and I have total confidence in her as my doctor. She ensures I am well informed and answers all my questions completely. I feel that she respects my opinions and wishes so that I feel we are a team dedicated to my best health possible.
Reviewed on Jan 17, 2018
Reviewed on Dec 4, 2017
I'd give Dr. Al-Ahsikar an "11" if you had that number on the grading scale! She is fantastic!
Reviewed on Oct 23, 2017
Dr. Al Ashkar was outstanding; very informative, professional, helpful, complete, and knowledgeable.
Reviewed on Oct 20, 2017
clear explanations of what I had to do.
Reviewed on Aug 30, 2017
Dr. Al Ashkar was one of the most professional and thorough physician I have ever encountered. Her concern for my condition and health was highly evident.
Reviewed on Jun 29, 2017
This doctor is excellent in every way. I have referred many patients to her.
Reviewed on Jun 16, 2017
Dr Al Ashkar is an excellent doctor and provided great care for my mom.
Reviewed on Jun 9, 2017
Dr. Al-Ashkar is one of the best medical professionals I have ever had. She always answers my questions fully in a way in which I fully understand issues, concerns, treatment. This Dr. has my upmost faith & confidence.
Reviewed on Jun 2, 2017
Dr. Al Ashkar is beyond thorough, and she offers advice in a clear and concise manner.
Reviewed on Apr 10, 2017
Dr al Askar was outstanding . This doctor provided me with the most information I have ever received from a doctor . She answered every question I asked and provided me with lots of additional information .
Reviewed on Mar 16, 2017
Dr. Al Ashkar has been a highly competent advisor and physician to me for many years.
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