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Department Orthopaedic Surgery
Primary Location Akron General Physician Office Building
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Ankle Injection
  • Arm Injection
  • Elbow Injection
  • Finger Injection
  • Hand Injection
  • Hip Injection
  • Leg Injection
  • Platelet Rich Plasma Injections (PRP)
  • Shoulder Injection
  • Sports Physicals
  • Tenex Health TX™
  • Wrist Injection
View all 12 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acetabulum Labrum Tears
  • Achilles Rupture
  • Achilles Tendonitis
  • ACL Injury
  • Ankle Arthritis
  • Ankle Fractures
  • Ankle Osteoarthritis
  • Ankle Pain
  • Ankle Strain
  • Ankle Tendon Rupture
  • Arm Bulging Muscle
  • Arm Fracture
  • Arm Pain
  • Arthritis of the Hip
  • Arthritis of the Knee
  • Arthritis of the Shoulder
  • Back Pain
  • Bicep Rupture
  • Bursitis
  • Butt Pain
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cellulitis
  • Concussion
  • De Quervain's Tenosynovitis
  • Elbow Arthritis
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture
  • Elbow Injury
  • Elbow Osteoarthritis
  • Elbow Pain
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Strain
  • Exercise Related Breathing Problems
  • Finger Fracture
  • Finger Pain
  • Finger Sprains
  • Finger Strain
  • Foot Bone Spur
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Pain
  • Foot Sprain
  • Foot Strain
  • Fractures of the Hand
  • Frozen Shoulder
  • Gait Dysfunction
  • Hand Pain
  • Hand Sprain
  • Hand Strain
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spurs
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Labral Tears
  • Hip Osteoarthritis
  • Hip Pain
  • Hip Sprain
  • Hip Strain
  • Hip Tendonitis
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Meniscus injury
  • Knee Osteoarthritis
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Plica Syndrome
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Strain
  • Knee Tendonitis
  • Labrum Tears
  • Leg Fracture
  • Leg Pain
  • Lumbar Strain
  • Neck Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Rotator Cuff Injury
  • Rotator Cuff Tendonitis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Shoulder Fractures
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Internal Derangement
  • Shoulder Osteoarthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Sprain
  • Shoulder Strain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis
  • Sprained Ankle
  • Tennis Elbow (Lateral Epicondylitis)
  • Toe Fracture
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Pain
  • Wrist Sprain
  • Wrist Strain
View all 89 Specialties +


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About Aaron Lear, MD

Dr. Aaron Lear worked as a social worker in Cuyahoga County before attending medical school. He graduated from The Ohio State University College of Medicine in June, 2003. He completed his Family Medicine residency at Case Western Reserve/UH 2006. He then did a Sports Medicine fellowship at the Cleveland Clinic Foundation, and joined Cleveland Clinic Akron General in 2007.

Dr. Lear has clinical and educational interests in sports medicine, office based orthopedic procedures, point of care ultrasound , office based research and evidenced based medicine. He received his Masters in Evidence Based Health Care from Oxford, England in 2019. Presently he serves as Director of Research at the Cleveland Clinic Akron General Center for Family Medicine and Associate Director of Sports Medicine. Nationally he serves on the American Medical Society for Sports Medicine (AMSSM) Research Committee and is participating in the fellowship in building research capacity of the North American Primary Care Research Group (NAPCRG).

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists may collaborate with the pharmaceutical or medical device industries to help develop medical breakthroughs or provide medical expertise or education. Cleveland Clinic strives to make scientific advances that will benefit patient care and support outside relationships that promise public benefit. In order for the discoveries of Cleveland Clinic physicians' and scientists' laboratories and investigations to benefit the public, these discoveries must be commercialized in partnership with industry. As experts in their fields, Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists are often sought after by industry to consult, provide expertise and education.

To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 1/3/2023, Dr. Lear 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.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

106 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 4.3
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

14 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Aug 31, 2023

Dr.Lear was very thorough and a great doctor.

Reviewed on Aug 24, 2023

I couldn't ask for a more caring and knowledgeable doctor. Dr. Lear explained everything very clearly and I would highly recommend him.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2023

Dr. Lear is a great listener! He is compassionate, knowledgeable, and practical. I felt very well cared for!

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2023

I think it's always better to see your Doctor in person but this was the next best thing. Both services were offered and I choose the video. My appointment did not seem rushed and all of my questions were answered. I highly recommend Dr Lear

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Dr Lear was compassionate and dedicated to my care. He explained things well.

Reviewed on Jun 15, 2023

Dr. Alan Lear is the consummate professional.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2023

Dr.Lear was awesome! Very thorough and personable.

Reviewed on Apr 24, 2023

Dr. Lear helped me get through some personal doubts about what I was going through. He was very helpful. I'm looking forward to working with him the future for any knee issues.

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2023

Very satisfied with everything! No long wait and Dr Lear very understanding!

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

I had to wait for a month to see Dr Lear about my knee Injury. But I understand he is in demand. He was very friendly that put me at ease and went he extra mile in my care. #blessed

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2023

Took about a month to see the Dr for what was diagnosed as an ACL tear in knee. Would have liked to be able to address it much earlier BUT understand he is one person and is in demand.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2023

Dr Lear and his entire staff are awesome!

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2022

Dr Lear is a great Dr and genuinely cares about his patients

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2022

Dr Lear is a wonderful doctor and very good at his profession very respectful

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