Dr. Richard Assaf, MD

Dermatology  |  
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Age 53
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Dr. Richard Assaf, MD
Prior to starting his solo dermatology practice in 1999, Dr. Richard Assaf received his undergraduate degree at Miami of Ohio. From there: - Medical School: University of Cincinnati 1990 - United States Navy Flight Surgeon, 1990-1994 - Medical Mycology, University Hospitals, 1995 - Photobiology, Case Western and University Hospitals, 1996 - Dermatology Residency, CWRU/UH, 1996-1999. Dr. Assaf lives in Avon Lake with his wife and his 3 children.

Richard Assaf Dermatology Inc. (RAD)

2001 Crocker Rd Ste 150

Westlake, OH 44145

Contact Information

(440) 871-0410

Dr. Richard Assaf, MD

Dr. Richard Assaf, MD

Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • HealthLink
  • HealthSmart
  • HealthSpan Integrated Care
  • Humana
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
  • 5 More

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Care Philosophy

Dr. Assaf provides the time each patient needs to understand their skin condition.  He listens. His practice provides excellent patient care in a kind and caring environment while achieving "off the chart" levels of patient satisfaction. Patients tell us we are their favorite doctor to visit because of our friendly, helpful and efficient manner.
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Dr. Assaf's Experience

Dr. Assaf's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Dermatology
  • Board certified in Dermatology
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found


  • Dermatology

Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

Conditions Treated

  • Acne
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adult Acne
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Benign Tumor
  • Cancer
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatological Disorders
  • Folliculitis
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Hair Conditions
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Melanoma
  • Mole
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Nail Diseases
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Plantar Wart
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Disorders
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Lesion
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Varicose Veins
  • Warts


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  • Chemical Peel
  • Cosmetic Procedure
  • Dermatology Procedure
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Excision
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Cyst
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Wart Removal
  • Wart Treatment

Background Check

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0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • Miami University Of Ohio
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1986
  • University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Oakland Naval Hospital-United States Navy Flight Surgeon-1994
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • Case Western Reserve U/U Hosp Cleveland
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999
  • Medical Mycology, University Hospitals-1995
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1995
  • Photobiology, Case Western and University Hospitals-1996
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1996

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Assaf has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Assaf's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Assaf to family and friends
based on 16 total reviews (9 with comments)
Dr. Assaf's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    Under 10 minutes
Patient Comments (9)
in North Ridgeville, Ohio |
I was very stressed out about going to my appt today but my fears were calmed as soon as I walked in the office. Barb is fantastic !!! And Dr Assaf is very kind and gentle. I am so glad I was able to get in to him. He took the time to explain what was going on and did the procedure while I was there. Thanks to Barb it was pain-free.
in Lakewood, OH |
I was truly impressed by the concern this dermatology practice showed by fitting me in their busy schedule to accommodate me because I wanted to be ready for a wedding. Dr. Assaf puts you as ease as soon as you meet him. He thoroughly explains everything before and during the procedure and is open to questions. Dr. Assaf has everything that I look for in a doctor. He is kind, knowledgable, observant and excellent at his craft.
in Avon, OH |
So kind and understanding, and I was able to get an appointment much sooner than at the other places I tried. Going to the doctor isn't ever fun, but Dr. Assaf at least made it bearable. Highly recommend!!
in Avon, Ohio |
Dr. Assaf is very professional, kind and cares about his patients. He never rushes & clearly loves his profession. He's the best! Love his staff too!
Lorain, OH |
Wonderful Doctor. Patient, Kind, informative. His staff is awesome also. Would highly recommend his services.
in Avon Lake, OH |
Dr. Assaf is awesome! Had an urgent issue and was able to get right in. He is professional, friendly, honest and immediately makes you feel at ease. It is clear he genuinely cares for each patient and does not rush you out the door. His follow up was excellent and thanks to him I was quickly on the road to recovery. Additionally, his office staff is wonderful. My husband and children also are patients and his service is always consistent and of the highest quality.
in Avon Lake, OH |
I HIGHLY advise you not to use RAD Dermatology. Although the dr. is great, his staff and administration is not. I was given an appointment with a card telling me when it was but then the day before they called me telling me I was late to an appointment and would incur a $50 fee. I no longer had the card because I had written the information down and put it in my phone as well so there was no way to prove to them that they had given me the wrong date. Because of their scam I owe them $50.
We are sorry for the negative review. Our "No Show/Same Day Cancel" policy is clear in requesting 24-hour notice (fairness to other urgent patients). The patient said he didn't get an appointment reminder. We allowed him to hear our automated reminder system that called his cell phone where he actively confirmed (pressed 1) that he planned to be at his appointment on the day in our system. Two weeks earlier we'd granted the patient a 1 time mercy pass for not giving enough notice for cancelling.
in columbia station oh |
I really enjoyed my whole experience today. Doc was so personable, and answered all my concerns, with care and a great sense of humor, not just with me, but also Tina. From reception, to sara and Jenn and Ashley, was, well simply put, JUST NICE. I have never experienced a staff so friendly, knowledgable, and caring. SERIOUSLY. Nobody, is paying me to say this. ( well a free pen made it easier to say all these things-LOL) Now lets hope the treatments work. Congrats Doc and staff.
in Westlake, OH |
Dr. Assaf has treated me for skin conditions ranging from basic dermatitis and keratoses, to basal and squamous-cell cancer. He is unfailingly courteous, compassionate and knowledgeable. His staff is friendly, courteous and helpful, and his offices and treatment rooms are spotless and well-appointed. Unlike large healthcare facilities, Dr. Assaf DOES NOT charge a facilities fee! I would recommend Dr. Assaf to anyone seeking the best dermatological treatment available.
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Dr. Assaf accepts 19 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Access Choice PPO
    Blue Preferred HMO
    Senior Advantage
  • Beech Street (Multiplan)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Health Net
  • HealthLink
  • HealthSmart
    HealthSmart PPO
  • HealthSpan Integrated Care
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medical Mutual of Ohio
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • Three Rivers Provider Network
  • Tricare
  • United Food and Commercial Workers
    United Food and Commercial Workers WC
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
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