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

Cleveland Clinic Main Campus

Appointment:
216.444.6575
Fax:
216.445.7569
Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Administration Of Injectable Medications For Osteoporosis
  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cortisone injections
  • Diagnosis of Osteoporosis
  • Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
  • General Rheumatology
  • General Rheumatology including Lupus
  • 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
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Viscosupplementation Injections
View all 31 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • AIDS & HIV
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome
  • 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
  • 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
  • Familial Mediterranean Fever (FMF) Syndrome
  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis
  • Giant Cell Arteritis
  • Gout
  • Gout Arthritis
  • Granulomatosis with Polyangitis (Wegener’s)
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Problems
  • Henoch Schonlein Purpura
  • Hip Arthritis
  • Hip Disorders
  • Hip Pain
  • Immunodeficiency
  • Immunosuppression
  • Inflammatory Arthritis
  • Iritis
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • 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 And Knees In The Elderly
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis in Men
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Paget's Disease
  • Painful Joints
  • Palindromic Rheumatism
  • Panuveitis
  • Polumyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polyarteritis Nodosa
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondyloarthritides
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
View all 102 Specialties +
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Biography

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

Appointed
2007

Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - Cleveland Clinic
Rheumatology
Cleveland, OH USA
2007

Residency - Ochsner Foundation Hospital
Internal Medicine
New Orleans, LA USA
2005

Internship - Ochsner Foundation Hospital
Internal Medicine
New Orleans, LA USA
2003

Medical Education - Northeastern Ohio Universities College of Medicine
Rootstown, OH USA
2002

Undergraduate - Wake Forest University
Winston-Salem, NC USA
1998

Certifications

  • 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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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 3/1/2021, 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.

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

119 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 4.9

39 Patient Comments

Reviewed on May 14, 2021

Dr. File is an EXCELLENT physician in ALL areas that matter. Wish all my doctors were like her.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Dr. File was excellent. I was extremely happy to have her as my doctor.

Reviewed on May 7, 2021

Dr. File was outstanding in all ways. She answered my questions, discussed treatment options, and provided me with information to read. Additionally she got back to me promptly with information regarding a prior DEXA scan.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2021

I have found Dr. File to be attentive with good follow up to questions.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2021

Dr. E. File is wonderful.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Dr File listens attentively, answers all questions & gives me plenty of time,she is knowledgeable & sensitive.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2021

Dr File was very thorough, kind and compassionate,

Reviewed on Mar 26, 2021

Dr File was excellent. I did not feel rushed. she took her home and explained everything very thoroughly. She puts a patient nicely at ease.

Reviewed on Mar 8, 2021

Doctor File has an excellent bedside manner.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Dr. File is a very caring doctor and I very much appreciate the opportunity to go to her.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2021

Dr. File is very pleasant, personable and patient. She answered my questions without being indifferent. Dr. File explains herself well.

Reviewed on Feb 8, 2021

I love Dr File..I feel like she is one of the few Doctors that actually listens and she truly cares!

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Doctor File is wonderful! She explains everything in a manner you can understand. She also doesn't hesitate to call on the phone to discuss treatments and go over test results. Couldn't have found a more caring doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 8, 2021

Dr. File was excellent: engaged, thoroughly aware of my medical history, compassionate and thorough.

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

video would not work so Dr File called me & all went well

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Had a good experience with my appointment with Dr. File.

Reviewed on Dec 4, 2020

Dr. File is very approachable, professional & took time with each question I asked her. I never feel rushed. She was well prepared & had all my medical history/records in front of her.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2020

I feel like I am in very capable hands with Dr. File. She is approachable, knowledgeable, patient and kind. I trust her completely and highly recommend her.

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2020

I'm so thankful for Dr. File's excellence in follow-up, answering my questions, and concerns for my well being.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

very good on day of appointment. Dr. File very kind and informative, also the nursing staff for infusion were very good and attentive. thank you

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2020

excellent visit with dr file which was arranged at last minute to be a virtual visit rather than in person.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Dr. File was very warm, caring and informative. I would recommend her to family and co-workers.

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Dr File was courteous, professional, thorough, and caring.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2020

Dr File is a very caring person she explained everything to me. she made me feel very comfortable

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

I emailed Dr. File asking if I could change my in-person appt to a virtual appt and she totally took care of changing my appt for me - which I sincerely appreciate.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

Dr. File is patient, kind, and respectful explaining everything to me in layman's terms.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2020

Dr. File is excellent.

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.

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