Dr. Richard Assaf, MD

Dr. Richard Assaf, MD

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 54
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Dr. Richard Assaf, MD is a dermatology doctor who practices in Westlake, OH. He is 54 years old and has been practicing for 23 years.Read his story

2001 Crocker Rd Ste 150

Westlake, OH 44145

Contact Information

(440) 871-0410

Insurance Accepted

  • 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
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Skin Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers
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more than 97% of peers
very high
more than 95% of peers

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Dr. Assaf's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Assaf "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."

Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Assaf "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."


  • 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
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cold Sore
  • Dermatitis
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Granuloma of Skin
  • 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
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Rash
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • 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

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Ohio.

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

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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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)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Assaf's Performance

Explains condition(s) well
Answers Questions
Time well spent

Office & Staff Performance

Office environment
Staff friendliness
Average wait time
Under 10 minutes
Dr. Assaf Says:

Top Doctor 2015-2017 voted by doctor's peers and compiled by Castle Connelly nationally.

Compassionate Doctor, On-Time Doctor and Patient Choice Awards (based on making a permanent difference in the lives of his patients) 2014-2017

Physician's Office Staff Customer Service Award 2010 - Cleveland Clinic Hospitals

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...more
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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...more
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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!!
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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!
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Lorain, OH |
Wonderful Doctor. Patient, Kind, informative. His staff is awesome also. Would highly recommend his services.
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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
    United Healthcare

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Hospitals where Dr. Assaf has admitting privileges

Mercy Regional Medical Center
3700 Kolbe Rd
Lorain, OH 44053
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St. John Medical Center
29000 Center Ridge Rd
Westlake, OH 44145
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