Department Family Medicine
Primary Location Stow-Falls Medical Outpatient Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Primary Location

Stow-Falls Medical Outpatient Center

Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Biopsies
  • Family Medicine
  • Joint Injections
  • Sports Medicine
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
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About John Sassano, DO

John M. Sassano, D.O., F.A.O.A.S.M.  is  a staff physician with Cleveland Clinic Falls Family Practice and is board certified in Family Practice and Sports Medicine.  

Dr. Sassano is a native of Akron and attended Northeast Missouri State University in Kirksville, Missouri for his undergraduate education.  He attended Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine for his graduate studies and then returned home where he completed his internship and residency at Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital.  Dr. Sassano became board certified in sports medicine in August 1995 and completed his fellowship in sports medicine in May 1998.

Dr. Sassano joined Falls Family Practice in 1998 after spending four years in private practice. Although he treats patients of all ages and conditions, Dr. Sassano takes a special interest in treating patients with sports injuries.

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Cuyahoga Falls General Hospital
Family Medicine
Cuyahoga Falls, OH USA

Medical Education - Kirksville College of Osteopathic Medicine
Kirksville, MO USA

Undergraduate - Northeast Missouri State University
Kirksville, MO USA


  • Family Practice / Osteopathic Manipulative Treatment
  • Family Medicine
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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As of 12/10/2018, Dr. Sassano has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

170 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.9 out of 5
Explains 4.9
Listens 4.9
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Knows Medical History 4.6
Time Spent with Patient 4.8
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

32 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2019

Dr. Sassano did not appear rushed at any time, and actually listened.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2019

always an excellent service from dr. sassano

Reviewed on Jul 5, 2019

I will definitely recommend Dr. sassano to everyone I know...great guy...greet Dr.

Reviewed on Jul 3, 2019

Dr Sassano greeted me with a big warm smile, which helped put me at ease. He actually listened to how I worded my questions, answered appropriately, and read between the lines to my concerns. He also allowed me to weigh in on how my treatments would be handled and what our game plan would be. I'm so glad I got the guts to change doctors.

Reviewed on Jun 12, 2019

I recommended Dr. Sassono to 2 of my family members who now see him as their primary doctor, and I can say for certain they feel the same as I do regarding his excellence.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2019

I love going to Dr. Sassano! I appreciate his caring manner and ability to explain things thoroughly to me. I always feel like he genuinely cares about me and my health. This visit he knew I was especially concerned and took extra time to talk with me. He is just a great doctor to have!

Reviewed on May 24, 2019

excellent experience. Dr. Sassano extended his services beyond my expectations to ensure my needs were met.

Reviewed on May 22, 2019

I've recommended Dr Sassano many times for his care, compassion, and professionalism!

Reviewed on May 17, 2019

Dr. Sassano is a good doctor.

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Dr. Sassano listened to all questions and concerns I had, made changes that needed to be changed to medications, went over a detailed care plan with me, and made sure my mind was at ease with any changes or plans before he left the room. He was very thorough and took the time to sit and talk to me as a person.

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

Dr Sassano is professional, polite and informative

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

Best doctor I've ever had!

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Doctor Sassano is the best. He always helps me.

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

the best doctor I've ever had

Reviewed on Apr 19, 2019

I would recommend Dr. Sassano but nobody else

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

I do not handle going to the doctor well. I have panic attacks and will put things off until I'm in a bad place in the past. A friend recommended Falls Family Practice and Dr. Sassano. I feel welcome and not judged. I am given good advice and I have been able to work past my fears. I highly recommend the this office to all my friends.

Reviewed on Mar 27, 2019

Dr. Sassano is very caring and listens to your symptoms. He is friendly as well as professional. He is a good doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2019

Dr. Sassano is the reason we go to Cleveland Clinic. He a very caring person and doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Dr. Sassano, nice and never felt rushed. i appreciate that.

Reviewed on Mar 11, 2019

DR. Sassano has always been attentive during any office visit that I have had. I usually bring a list of questions or items I would like addressed and he focuses 100% on the issues I present.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Dr. Sassano is very attentive to my concerns, is knowledgeable and very informative about my care

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

I have been a patient of Dr. McLaughlin and his great group of doctor's for 36 years. All of the doctor's have always been outstanding providing excellent care.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Great experience. Dr Sassano is awesome! They new building is great. All of the staff were super friendly and helpful.

Reviewed on Feb 25, 2019

Dr Sassano is amazing!! He explains everything so well so you understand. He's professional, but still personable and friendly.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2019

very good service. Dr John was very professional and thorough.

Reviewed on Feb 18, 2019

Dr Sassano took time to explain and answer every question

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018

dr. sassano was extremely helpful, knowledgeable, and professional. this was my first visit with him, yet I felt instantly comfortable with him as my PCP.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2018

great doctor, very professional yet personable

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2018

Dr Sassano is and outstanding Dr.

Reviewed on Oct 29, 2018

Dr. Sassano is a fabulous doctor. He is caring and understanding. I am happy to be back in the Akron area so he can continue to be my doctor.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2018

CC got real upgraded doctors/staff from Falls Family Practice, but you need help in the phone/getting put on hold department----

Reviewed on Sep 17, 2018

john is a great doctor very detailed and cares just hard to get a appointment with him he is always booked

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