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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Orthobiologics
  • 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 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
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • 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
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Sacroiliitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthropathy
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
View all 93 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 8/8/2023, 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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* 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

193 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

56 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Nov 3, 2023

The yearly appointments are made by Dr. Files office staff; very helpful and convenient.

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

I am very grateful that Dr File is so proactive in helping ensure that my health is a priority She is incredible

Reviewed on Nov 2, 2023

Dr File is thoughtful and engaging. The care of her patients come first

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr. File was very patient and explained iv treatment very well. I was having a problem accepting it and she listened!

Reviewed on Oct 27, 2023

Dr File is a phenomenal physician, and is one of the best I've ever been to for treatment in all of my 70 years! Because of her vast knowledge of osteoporosis, her treatments have brought me out of the osteoporosis level, to the osteopenia level. I would highly recommend her to anyone seeking a physician for treatment for osteoporosis, or preventive care.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2023

This facility is above and beyond any I have ever been to. Dr File is a precious caring Doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2023

Dr File is very thorough with her visits. She also takes the time to explain things and answer questions.

Reviewed on Sep 28, 2023

Dr File has ALWAYS shown the utmost concern and care for my medical issue. I feel fortunate to be one of her patients.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Making this long trip to see Dr. Elizabeth File is ALWAYS worth seeing her. A very kind and compassionate Person and Dr. I just love her and her office girls are soo nice.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2023

Degree to which the provider cared for you...if there was a 10. I would give Elizabeth this. Well deserved.

Reviewed on Sep 15, 2023

Dr. File is excellent.

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr File was punctual and our conversation was thorough

Reviewed on Sep 7, 2023

Dr File is relatable and cares that I understand what we have talked about. She is amazing.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr. File is always responsive and accessible. Much appreciated.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr. File is outstanding.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

I might have liked a longer time for the appointment since I had alot of questions concerning the step forward we were taking. But overall very confident with Dr. E. File's course of action.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Easy appointments on Zoom when I really don't need to actually see my doctors! This appointment was wonderful as Dr File is so knowledgeable, listens carefully to what I say, and answers my concerns so that I easily understand. Plus she is so nice to talk to and is very approachable. I can ask her anything no matter how small.

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Love the way I am involved in decisions about my care. Dr File is excellent!

Reviewed on Aug 11, 2023

My Appointments with Dr. File are always informative and very Pleasent!

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

The office personnel and physician are especially efficient.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2023

Dr. File is professional, knowledgeable and caring. She listens to my concerns and I feel she looks at the big picture of my overall health as well as addressing the specific concerns that fall within her area of expertise.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2023

Dr. File is a real gem. She really cares about my Health.

Reviewed on Jul 14, 2023

I asked Dr. File a question on My Chart. She actually CALLED me on the phone, left a message and then CALLED me back because she had not heard from me in the morning. I have NEVER had such service from a health care professional. I am still in shock!!! THANK YOU Dr. File!!

Reviewed on Jul 13, 2023

Dr. File is not only a prepared, informed and skilled professional, she is exceptionally attuned to her patient's "chart"! She is aware of other factors and I find that to not just be comforting but one less source of concern! She has a "human" component to her practice and that is priceless.

Reviewed on Jul 7, 2023

Dr. File went out of her way trying to get the details from a test I had done with another provider. She also left me a detailed voice message regarding this.

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2023

Dr File is always very responsive to my questions, whether in person or via MyChart, and her sound advice has helped to improve my condition significantly.

Reviewed on Jun 8, 2023

Dr. File always gives excellent advice.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2023

One could not ask for a kinder and more compassionate as well as competent provider!

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

Doctor was a good listener who seemed genuinely interested.

Reviewed on May 19, 2023

I am grateful for the care provided by Dr. File. She is knowledgeable, thorough, and personable.....I am confident in the course of treatment she has recommended.I have recommended her to my sister.

Reviewed on May 12, 2023

Dr. File is extremely intelligent. I felt like I was in very good hands

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

I was very impressed with Dr. File. She spent a great deal of time and care providing information and addressing all of my questions and concerns and helped me have confidence in the path forward for treatment. She also called personally to share results of my labs and answer questions about next steps.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Side note: I'm never referring my doctor because I can barely get an appoint with her now. She is a TERRIFIC doctor. I was SO happy. I wore my mask into the office and she wore her's to.

Reviewed on Apr 28, 2023

Dr File excellent doctor

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

I was seen by the Dr and did not want any other to see me

Reviewed on Apr 21, 2023

I always have a good experience at the clinic but I do want to see my Dr when I go there thank you

Reviewed on Apr 5, 2023

Dr. File is very competent and caring

Reviewed on Mar 24, 2023

Love Dr. File. She always take the time to address my questions and I feel she has my best interest at heart using latest document research available.

Reviewed on Mar 17, 2023

I always have good things to say about the Cleveland Clinic and the care I receive. Dr. File is a very caring physician who always explains where I am in my care and what my test results mean. Its always nice to feel your cared about!!

Reviewed on Mar 7, 2023

Appointment was done on time.Desk employee was courteous.Dr File was thorough and very professional.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2023

Dr File is calm, confident and incredibly knowledgable and patient...I never feel rushed or dismissed

Reviewed on Feb 23, 2023

Dr. File is exceptional! She listens, answers all my questions, and is both helpful and professional. I'm grateful to her for correcting a prior DXA scan done elsewhere and misread, causing me great anxiety.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Best doctor I have ever seen.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2023

Dr File is wonderful

Reviewed on Feb 3, 2023

Dr. File should be anyone's choice for a rheumatologist! She is extremely knowledgeable and thorough, which is crucial for engendering trust. In addition, she is compassionate and sees patients as people, as outstanding doctors are wont to do.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2023

Best health care provider I've ever seen

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Dr. File is wonderful!

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Dr File called me today to review lab results and any questions I had. Her call made me feel great.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr File is a pleasure to work with. She is thorough, a great listener, and delivers excellent care. I feel that I'm getting the best treatment available to improve my condition.

Reviewed on Jan 12, 2023

Dr. File was not only professional but also personable in her care for my wellbeing. She went out of her way to assure me that my medical care could and would be accommodated even though I'd be out of town at the time of my next injection was due. She also went over all the lab results for me so I understood what exactly was going on.

Reviewed on Dec 22, 2022

Dr. F File the best and l'm very appreciate she was listening me without any rush

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

Dr File is approachable, thorough, responsive and an outstanding physician.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2022

Dr. File - and the staff who work with her - are excellent.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Dr. File is wonderful! She had all of my information ready and took the time to review where we were in my treatment plan, the next steps and expectations. I have already recommended her to my work associate who has an osteoporosis diagnosis.

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

I feel very blessed to be able to get such quality care from the Cleveland Clinic even though it is quite a distance away. The ability to video visit is just as effective as an in-person visit without the long drive. Thank you, Dr. File and Cleveland Clinic!

Reviewed on Dec 1, 2022

Dr File is outstanding in every category!

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