Department Family Medicine
Primary Location Avon - Richard E. Jacobs Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Adolescent Health
  • Challenges and Choices of Aging
  • Family Medicine
  • General Adolescent Care
  • General Dermatology
  • General Obstetrics And Gynecology
  • General Pediatric And Adolescent Medicine
  • Men's Health
  • Pap Test
  • Pediatrics
  • Prevention And Wellness
  • Preventive Medicine
  • Skin Care
  • Smoking Cessation
  • Sports Safety
  • Student Health
  • Women's Health
View all 17 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acne
  • Alzheimer's and Dementia
  • Amenorrhea
  • Anxiety Disorder
  • Back Pain in Athletes
  • Breast Cancer
  • Cancer
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Illness
  • Colorectal Cancer
  • Dementia
  • Depression
  • Diabetes
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
  • Health and Wellness
  • Heartburn
  • High Cholesterol
  • Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Lead Poisoning
  • Mood Disorder
  • Myofascial Pain Syndrome
  • Obesity
  • Osteoporosis
  • Pressure Ulcers
  • Primary Care
  • Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
  • Substance Abuse
  • Warts
View all 29 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Fairview General Hospital
Family Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Wright State University School of Medicine
Dayton, OH USA

Undergraduate - Mount Union College
Alliance, OH USA

Additional Training

  • ClAReN (Cleveland Clinic Ambulatory Research Network), Department of Family Medicine, Cleveland Clinic
  • Title VII Training Grant, Department of Family Medicine Research Division, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine¬†
  • Master of Public Health Program, Case Western Reserve University
  • Department of Epidemiology and Biostatistics, Case Western Reserve University School of Medicine
  • R25 Training Grant Post-Graduate Research Fellowship, Practice-Based Research Network Cancer Control Postdoctoral Training Program, Department of Family Medicine Research Division, Case Western Reserve University, Clinical Oncology Research Career Development Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center


  • Family Medicine

Specialty Interests

general preventive medicine

Awards & Honors

  • R25 Training Grant Post-Graduate Research Fellowship,
  • Practice-Based Research Network Cancer Control Postdoctoral Training Program,
  • Department of Family Medicine Research Division, Case Western Reserve University,
  • Clinical Oncology Research Career Development Program, Case Comprehensive Cancer Center
Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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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 6/17/2019, Dr. Smolak 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

86 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
4.8 out of 5
Explains 4.8
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.8

21 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

DR. Smolak & his nurse were very helpful in addressing my medical issues & setting up further testing/Xrays Thank you to all.

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

Dr was excellent

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

Feel very comfortable with Dr. Smolak and with assistant Melissa. I like med professionals who hear my concerns, address them, and yet introduce other items that should be addressed. He does that.

Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

dr smolak was very courteous and informative it was my first visit he did not rush me

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Good experience with Dr at CLEVELAND Clinic, Avon.

Reviewed on Jan 17, 2020

Excelente Dr.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

it is very difficult to get an appointment with my doctor. I think it is important for continuity of care to be able to stick with one provider

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

Dr Smolak is a very good physician with excellent bedside manner and he is very knowledgeable. I felt like he took the time to address all of my concerns.

Reviewed on Jan 16, 2020

I made my appt months in advance (maybe 4 months?) i appreciate the care I get from my physician but there should be better accessibility to see the provider of your choice.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

I really liked the care and time spent with Dr. Smolak. I plan to make him my primary care physician going forward. He listened very well, was very kind, and gave me piece of mind when I was stressing about my symptoms.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

Highly recommend Dr. Smolak.

Reviewed on Dec 2, 2019

love dr. smolak. great listener-compassionate

Reviewed on Nov 1, 2019

Dr. Smolak was excellent.

Reviewed on Oct 1, 2019

Very happy with Dr. Smolak

Reviewed on Jul 23, 2019

Dr Smolek was beyond wonderful as we discussed several health issues. I would recommend he train other doctors on "bedside manner".he by far is the best doctor I've had in all my 54 years.

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

Dr Smolak is fantastic! Always sees me timely and experience is always great - very nice, knowledgeable, and professional. Really enjoy meeting with him.

Reviewed on Apr 27, 2019

Got me in for same day appointment. Awesome staff and service! Still took good care of me and waited for me on a Saturday after hours. Very good nurse and doctor would definitely recommend them to others. They were knowledgeable, professional and friendly.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Dr. Smolak having evening appointments is awesome. It makes it so much easier to get in and see him without having to take time off work.

Reviewed on Apr 3, 2019

Dr. Smolak is easily the best PCP I've ever had, bar none. Honest, personable, great people skills and a great doctor to boot.

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2019

*Dr. Smolak took time to look up my condition on UpToDate & to double check to make sure he was prescribing the correct dosage for medicated treatment. I appreciate him double checking.

Reviewed on Feb 21, 2019

Dr. Smolak is the BEST. Very lucky to be under his care.

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