Dr. Richard R. Assaf, MD

Dr. Richard R. Assaf, MD


Dermatology | Male | 53 years old

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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.Read more

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Prior to starting his solo dermatology practice in 1999, Dr. Richard Assaf received his undergraduate degree at Miami of Ohio....Read more

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Dr. Assaf's Performance
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  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
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Patient Reviews (7)
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 says...

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.

Dr. Assaf's 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.

Dr. Assaf says...

With an additional year of training in fungal infections of the skin and nails, Dr. Assaf is especially well informed to diagnose and treat these conditions.

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
  •  Malpractice claims in Ohio not available
  •  No sanctions found
  •  No board actions found

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Board Certifications

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  • 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


  • Medical School
    University Of Cincinnati College Of Medicine

    Graduated in 1990

  • Internship Hospital
    Oakland Naval Hospital-United States Navy Flight Surgeon-1994

    Completed in 1994

  • Residency Hospital
    Case Western Reserve U/U Hosp Cleveland

    Completed in 1999

  • Fellowship Hospital
    Medical Mycology, University Hospitals-1995

    Completed in 1995

    Photobiology, Case Western and University Hospitals-1996

    Completed in 1996

  • Undergraduate School
    Miami University of Ohio

    Graduated in 1986

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Dermatology

Procedures Performed

  • 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