Dr. Richard Assaf, MD

Dr. Richard Assaf, MD

Dermatology  ·  
Male  ·  
Age 54
Dr. Richard Assaf, MD is a dermatologist in Westlake, OH and has been practicing for 23 years. He graduated from University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in dermatology.Read his story

2001 Crocker Rd Ste 150

Westlake, OH 44145

Contact Information

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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Top Care Areas

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Skin Infections
very high
more than 99% of peers
very high
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."

1  Specialties

  • Dermatology

1  Board Certifications

  • Dermatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Dermatology*

46  Conditions Treated


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16  Procedures

  • 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

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0 Sanctions

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0 Board Actions

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  • 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
16 total reviews (9 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (16)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

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
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)

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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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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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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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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Wonderful Doctor. Patient, Kind, informative. His staff is awesome also. Would highly recommend his services.
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