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About Dr. Elizabeth A File
Dr. Elizabeth A File, MD is a Doctor primarily located in Strongsville, OH. She has 16 years of experience. Her specialties include Rheumatology and Internal Medicine. Dr. File is affiliated with Cleveland Clinic Childrens Hospital For Rehabilitation. Dr. File has received 2 awards. She speaks English.
Dr. Elizabeth A File has the following 2 specialties
A rheumatologist is a physician who has received extensive training in diagnosing and treating rheumatic conditions. Rheumatic conditions involve the joints, soft tissues, autoimmune system, vascular system, and connective tissues.
Some of the conditions that rheumatologists treat are rheumatoid arthritis, ankylosing spondylitis, gout, sarcoidosis, vasculitis, and lupus. These are all conditions that involve a lot of pain and make mobility difficult. Rheumatologists use medications, such as analgesics, NSAIDs, steroids, DMARDs, infliximab, and adalimumab, as well as occupational therapy, in order to decrease pain and improve a patient's quality of life.
- Internal Medicine
An internist is a physician who focuses on the diagnosis and treatment of conditions that affect the adult population—both acute and chronic.
These doctors are often who adults see as their primary physicians because they treat a broad range of illnesses that do not require surgical or specialist interventions. They also work to help a patient maintain optimal health in order to prevent the onset of disease.
In addition to treating the common cold and flu, internists also treat chronic diseases like diabetes and heart disease.
Dr. Elizabeth A File has the following 11 expertise
- Rheumatoid Arthritis
- Metabolic Bone Diseases
- Rheumatic Diseases
- Knee Osteoarthritis
- Hip Osteoarthritis
Dr. Elizabeth A File has 2 board certified specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience
Dr. Elizabeth A File is Board Certified in 2 specialties
See the board certifications this doctor has received. Board certifications provide confidence that this doctor meets the nationally recognized standards for education, knowledge and experience.
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Being a female in my late 40 with rheumatoid and several other auto immune diseases is not an easy thing. I had seen several other specialists in the past few years, but it wasn't unit I met Dr.File and her staff, that I finally had achieved a level of comfort. Everyone in her office is very compassionate and professional, and I never feel like I am being rushed. I have even had Dr.File call me with test results while she was on vacation....Thank You Dr.File & Staff, I finally have a reason to smile !
My experience with this doctor over the last three years has not been good. She does not ask questions, she is rough during an exam of swollen and painful joints that elicits cries from the patient, shows little compassion, and says that it doesn't matter what kind of arthritis you have, the treatment is the same (it is NOT), that leads me to believe she doesn't have the qualifications to treat patients.
Top 10 Doctor - Metro Area (2014)
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On-Time Doctor Award (2014)
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Dr. File is affiliated (can practice and admit patients) with the following hospital(s).
16 Years Experience
Northeastern Ohio University College Of Medicine And Pharmacy
Graduated in 2002
Dr. Elizabeth A File accepts the following insurance providers.
- Aetna Choice POS II
- Aetna HMO
- Aetna Health Network Option Open Access
- Aetna Managed Choice POS Open Access
- Aetna Signature Administrators PPO
- Anthem Blue Access PPO
- Anthem Blue Preferred HMO
BCBS Blue Card
- BCBS Blue Card PPO
- BCBS IL PPO
- CIGNA HMO
- CIGNA Open Access Plus
- CIGNA PPO
Coventry Health Care
- Coventry HealthAmerica PPO
- First Health PPO
- Humana Choice POS
- Humana ChoiceCare Network PPO
Medical Mutual of Ohio
- MMOH SuperMed POS Select
- MMOH SuperMed PPO Plus
- Multiplan PPO
- UHC Choice Plus POS
- UHC Navigate HMO
- UHC Navigate POS
- UHC Options PPO
Locations & DirectionsStrongsville Family Health Center, 16761 Southpark Ctr, Strongsville, OH
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