Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location 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 School - 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 6/17/2018, 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

324 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
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

33 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 9, 2018

dr was so professional and kind

Reviewed on Nov 5, 2018

love Dr alAshgar

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2018

excellent visit with Dr. Al Ashkar as she went over everything & made me feel comfortable with many issues

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2018

sometimes very long put on hold to get phone answered in doctors office

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2018

Doctor Al-Askari is very professional and kind.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

Dr. Is good and understand patient needs.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2018

This doctor is the best I have experienced. Very caring and took the time and explained everything I needed to know. I would rate her very high.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2018

Dr. Al Ashkar always includes me in decisions and always discusses my meds on every visit. She is so thorough and so helpful that I recommend her to all my friends who need a rheumatologist.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2018

LOVE Dr AlAshkar!!!!

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2018

Dr. Al-Ashkar spent a long time with me regarding the procedure for beginning Prolia. This was more complicated as I spend seven months in Florida, but she worked it all out. She is a gem!

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2018

Doctor called me to discuss results of blood tests -- left message and then wrote message in My Chart. Very helpful.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2018

30 minute wait in the waiting area; doctor apologized.

Reviewed on Sep 4, 2018

Dr. Ashkar was excellent. She is very caring, knowledgeable, and patient.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Dr. Al Ashkar and Deb are the absolute greatest. The Cleveland Clinic is very fortunate to have them in their employment.

Reviewed on Aug 23, 2018

Early appt. First person I saw was excellent. Dr. Al-Ashkar was very thourough, Professional, and cordial. Never rushed.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

Dr. Al-Ashkar wants only what's best for her patients. She is concerned with our overall health not only for what we are being seen for, but other factors that contribute. She is a genuine, caring physician.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2018

I was only sitting for about 2 minutes or less when I was called into the exam room. Once in the exam room, same thing, only a minute or so and Dr. Al-Ashkar was in the room. Very fast!

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2018

I like Dr. Ashkar. She is thorough, listens and suggests and gives advise. I'm glad she is my RA Dr.

Reviewed on Jun 18, 2018

this was the first visit with this doctor. she was fantastic! she listened, was extremely knowledgable and informative. I found the info & advice she gave to be very helpful. I am very pleased and feel grateful that I finally found a good doctor!

Reviewed on May 16, 2018

This physician is one of the best doctors I have visited. Not only is she very knowledgeable but she listened to me and covered all my needs. I have a real trust for her recommendations and they have been making a difference.

Reviewed on May 4, 2018

I thought she was very complete in all her questions, & a very nice person also. I would love her to be my DR.

Reviewed on Apr 18, 2018

I am a referral and appointment was made while at my primary provider's office. I had to wait over 2 months to see this provider.

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2018

I had to wait 5 months to see Dr. al-Askar, but it was completely worth it!

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2018

The Dr. is one of the most thorough I have worked with, which is considerable, because most of my CCF providers are very detailed. Thank you!

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2018

dr was excellent. treated me like a partner in my health and shared lots of good info. she was delightful to talk to.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2018

Excellent doctor You should be very glad she is on your staff

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 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 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

very thorough

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!

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