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

Stow-Falls Express & Outpatient Care

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 11/24/2020, 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

296 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
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

54 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Doctor Sassano is a kind and understanding. He listens to what I have to say.

Reviewed on Dec 8, 2020

really pleased w my new primary care dr. my prior doctor didn't really listen but just scheduled tests based on my age.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

Always a good experience no matter when I see the doctor

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2020

I would recommend Dr Sassano to any of my friends or family, he is spectacular!

Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

well organized, Efficient . Dr. Sassano prompt, professional, thorough

Reviewed on Nov 4, 2020

Excellent doctor. Dr Sassano is just the best.

Reviewed on Oct 12, 2020

dr. John sassano from your Cuyahoga Falls Cleveland Clinic office is the most amazing asset to the Cleveland Clinic Foundation he is the best doctor I have ever had in my 62 years you are very fortunate to have him and I refer a lot of people to him and so do my referrals refer people to him as well and will continue to do so he and his staff are just incredible

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2020

everyone from Kate on the phone to Dr. was extremely courteous

Reviewed on Sep 25, 2020

Very good Dr visit as always

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Very pleasant Dr. Easy to talk to.

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Dr.Sassano and his staff are the best

Reviewed on Sep 21, 2020

Doctor Sassano is a fantastic doctor. He has been our family's provider since 1999. We would have no other.

Reviewed on Sep 14, 2020

Dr Sassano answered my questions. The whole office was courteous. The appointment went well

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Might need a 6 for excellent. That was by experience with Dr Sassano

Reviewed on Aug 26, 2020

Thank y'all for your fast service and Dr was very knowledgeable

Reviewed on Aug 25, 2020

Dr. Sassano is so professional and listens to you. He's th e best!

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

The staff and Dr were amazing

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2020

Dr Sassano is a incredible Doctor im blessed to have him ..He genuinely cares ,listens ,encourages healthy habits and his bed side manner unbeatable

Reviewed on Aug 12, 2020

Dr Sassano has always been so kind to me. I always tell anyone looking for a doctor to go see him. he is the best.

Reviewed on Aug 5, 2020

Dr. Sassano is a great doctor. I feel like he actually cares about my health and well being as he listens to my concerns. I always leave his office feeling like I've received the best care and with hope that my full recovery is achievable.

Reviewed on Aug 4, 2020

as always, dr. sassano is very thorough, polite and attentive

Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

I love my doctor sassano.

Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

the doctor as always was very concerned and explained everything to us so we understood

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

Dr. Sassano has been my PCP for a long time. I trust him completely. Communication is excellent.

Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

I really like Dr Sassono that's why I have almost the whole family see him

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

John is an excellent and thorough physician

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

The doctor was very caring and was able to help me with my issue. he also explained to me the process of having diverticulitis and what the next steps were.

Reviewed on Jun 30, 2020

Dr John Sassano is the very best!

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

Dr Sassano is the best doctor you have

Reviewed on Jun 22, 2020

I always have a good experience when I have my Doctor's visit

Reviewed on Jun 19, 2020

Dr Sassano was great. I really enjoyed talking with him

Reviewed on Jun 17, 2020

I have in fact recommended Dr. Sassano to many people over the past 25 or 30 years.

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

*Dr. John Sassano is a fantastic doctor.

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr. Sassano is a MVP for sure !

Reviewed on Jun 5, 2020

Dr Sassano is the only doctor my son has ever seen that gave him good feedback about staying healthy as an athlete, showered him where he was tight and needed to stretch more to ensure success and avoid injury. He took plenty of time to talk to him about the things that were bothering him and gave recommendations. Outstanding doctor!

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

Dr. Sassano has been our family doctor for many years. I recommend to him everyone I can. He is the best doctor I have ever been to. He not only has a "wonderful, friendly bedside manner" but he is very concerned with me a person as well as a patient. He is one of the Very few doctors that actually listens to you discusses the issue(s) comes up with a plan to help and explains in a way that is easy to understand. He has to be the best doctor I have ever dealt with.

Reviewed on Jun 2, 2020

I switched to Dr. Sassano a couple years ago after I accompanied my sister to one of her visits with him. I was so impressed that I changed Drs and started going to him.

Reviewed on Jun 1, 2020

Best Doctor I ever had!

Reviewed on May 18, 2020

Doctor Sassano is always pleasant and easy to talk to. He listens and answers all my questions. He is a true professional. I trust him with my health.

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

Dr.Sassano always asks at the end of the appointment if there is anything else he can help me with,he never rushes and always smiles he is the best of the best

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

Dr Sassano is wonderful

Reviewed on May 5, 2020

The doctor always has ideas to improve my treatment.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2020

everyone was was nice and Doctor called right back

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

John Sassano is a wonderful doctor.Kind person and smart.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2020

I feel my Dr. truly cares about my health, I am satisfied with my treatment

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

best doctor great follow up just a great doctor

Reviewed on Feb 26, 2020

Dr. Sassano is through, and makes you feel like he career about what is going on. he has been my Dr. for 20 years. I appreciate his honesty and his great bedside manner. He is very professional all the time.

Reviewed on Feb 11, 2020

love this doctor.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

the only reason i wouldn't recommend Dr Sassano... I want him all to myself - best doctor care I have ever had !

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

Dr. Sassano was very friendly and took time to listen to what I had to say. He remained professional while build rapport.

Reviewed on Jan 24, 2020

always have a good experience with service and Dr John Sassano

Reviewed on Jan 20, 2020

Dr S was the absolute best Dr I have met. All the staff was friendly, and treated me great. 5 out of 5 all around.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2020

This was my first visit with Dr Sassano and he listened to my health concerns. Very knowledgeable and friendly. He will definitely be my doctor for a long time

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

I have had Dr. Sassano as a PCP for over 20 years - he us excellent

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