Treatment & Services
- Adolescent Health
- Challenges and Choices of Aging
- Family Medicine
- General Adolescent Care
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- General Obstetrics And Gynecology
- General Pediatric And Adolescent Medicine
- Men's Health
- Pap Test
- Prevention And Wellness
- Preventive Medicine
- Skin Care
- Smoking Cessation
- Sports Safety
- Student Health
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Specialty in Diseases & Conditions
- Alzheimer's and Dementia
- Anxiety Disorder
- Back Pain in Athletes
- Breast Cancer
- Chronic Illness
- Colorectal Cancer
- Gastroesophageal Reflux (GERD)
- Health and Wellness
- High Cholesterol
- Hypertension - High Blood Pressure
- Lead Poisoning
- Mood Disorder
- Myofascial Pain Syndrome
- Pressure Ulcers
- Primary Care
- Shingles (Varicella-Zoster Virus)
- Substance Abuse
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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - Fairview General Hospital
Cleveland, OH USA
Medical Education - Wright State University School of Medicine
Dayton, OH USA
Undergraduate - Mount Union College
Alliance, OH USA
- 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
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
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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.
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.
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66 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.
|Courtesy, Respect & Concern||4.9|
|Knows Medical History||4.8|
|Time Spent with Patient||4.8|
|Patient Rating of Doctor||4.8|
11 Patient Comments
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.
Reviewed on Jan 4, 2019
Was concerned because I just wasnt sure what was going on health wise. Dr. Smolak provided good feedback and was reassuring as to what was happening.
Reviewed on Sep 21, 2018
*Dr. Smolak is an excellent provider, thorough and caring. All CC LIP's should model their practice after his.
Reviewed on Aug 15, 2018
He's a very good doctor. Wish I could talk with him more at doctor visits.
Reviewed on Aug 8, 2018
Every provider I've seen at the clinic has been stellar. It puts me at ease knowing I have a team that can address my needs when I need them addressed.
Reviewed on Jul 6, 2018
Dr.Smolak is an excellent PCP. I followed him from Strongsville to Avon even though it was not very convenient.
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