Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Cleveland Clinic Main Campus
Primary Location

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Administration Of Injectable Medications For Osteoporosis
  • Bone Density Testing
  • General Rheumatology
  • General Rheumatology including Lupus
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Rheumatology
View all 8 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand
  • Bursitis
  • Connective Tissue Disorders
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Lupus
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myositis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
  • Osteoporosis
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Polymyositis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Scleroderma
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis
View all 30 Specialties +


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About Elizabeth File, MD

Dr. Elizabeth File, MD is a staff physician in the Orthopaedic and Rheumatologic Institute at the Cleveland Clinic. She was trainedin rheumatology of osteoporosis. She currently practices in the Osteoporosis & Metabolic Bone Department at Cleveland Clinic main campus specializing in the treatment of osteoporosis and metabolic bone diseases.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Ochsner Foundation Hospital
Internal Medicine
New Orleans, LA USA

Internship - Ochsner Foundation Hospital
Internal Medicine
New Orleans, LA USA

Medical Education - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH USA

Undergraduate - Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

Osteoporosis, metabolic bone disease, general rheumatology

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 4/10/2020, Dr. File 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

102 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 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

29 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

Dr. File is the best. Always listens to anything I am concerned about and seemingly really cares!!

Reviewed on Aug 7, 2020

Doctor File is an excellent doctor. She answered all my questions and was concerned about my health. Doctor File has as a great bedside manner. Her care and sincere concern about my health makes me know that I am well taken care of. I appreciated her taking care of me and being my doctor.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr File is always very thorough and explains all options for treating my health care issues. She is respectful of your decisions and is spends sufficient time answering your questions and concerns.

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

Dr File was very receptive to answering all of my questions. She took her time with me and I felt like I had her undivided attention. Overall, I was extremely satisfied with her care. Highly recommend her!

Reviewed on Jul 24, 2020

I recommend Dr. Elizabeth File at every opportunity.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

I felt that Dr. File could not have treated me any better. I was extremely pleased with her!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

LOVED DR. File. She listened and took time and cares.

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2020

excellent experience. Dr File is awesome.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

First visit with Dr File. She was kind, listened to my concerns and was very honest that she may not be able to find the cause for my problem since it is unusual for my age.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

no video because my WiFi was not available. Dr. File was professional, understanding and really tohave visit by phone. I appreciated her approach.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2020

Dr. File is excellent in all regards. I was impressed with her knowledge, concern and thoroughness.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Very helpful, courteous, friendly staff. Doctor was wonderful, attentive, concerned and caring.

Reviewed on May 11, 2020

This video visit went so well. I wish my doctor's office in Buffalo, NY could take lessons from you in ALL areas

Reviewed on May 1, 2020

Dr. File is excellent to work with.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

My doctor was very nice and thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

She did a excellent job my favorite doctor at the cleveland clinic.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

My app't was on a Friday. Dr. File was cheerful, courteous, extremely knowledgeable, kind, and thoughtful. She gave me straightforward, thoughtful advice, and then called on the following Tuesday and Wednesday with test results and a plan of action. I could not have asked for more.

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2020

Dr. File and the staff far exceeded my expectations.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

She is a great doctor who really cares about her patients. She called me the next day to give me my test results.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Dr. File was excellent. She actually listened and addressed each of my concerns. At the end of my appointment, I no longer felt anxious about my bone density results.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Had to wait many months to get in to see any rheumatologist. However, I am glad to have seen Dr. File. She was very pleasant and spent a good amount of time with me. She explained things and answered my questions.

Reviewed on Dec 20, 2019

Dr. is extremely sensitive to concerns about my condition. She called me personally with lab results and explains everything in an excellent manner, inviting me to call with any additional questions.

Reviewed on Dec 13, 2019

I trust Dr File and feel she's very caring and professional. I feel very fortunate to be under her care.

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

dr file is great.

Reviewed on Oct 18, 2019

dr file is very good

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Dr File and her support staff been very responsive and supportive.

Reviewed on Oct 11, 2019

Dr File makes me feel SPECIAL.

Reviewed on Sep 27, 2019

She is very caring and knowledgable about my health. She is a excellent doctor.

Reviewed on Sep 20, 2019

dr. file is very knowledgeable about my condition and takes time to listen to me and is very considerate

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