Meet The Team

Dr. Geoff Besso, Dr. Michael Golkiewicz and the Besso Clinic Team

Dr. Geoff Besso, DC, DCCJP

Dr. Geoff Besso graduated with a Bachelor in Science from Clemson University. Following his bachelor’s degree he enrolled at the prestigious Life University in Atlanta, Georgia. After a four year intensive program to become an upper cervical chiropractor in Stow, he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2002.

He is Board Certified by the National Board of Chiropractic Examiners and a past member of the National Upper Cervical Chiropractic Association (NUCCA). He is a member Society of Chiropractic Orthospinology as well as the Upper Cervical Council of the International Chiropractic Association (ICA).

Dr. Besso is Board Certified in the Orthospinology Procedure, making him one of the only doctors in the state of Ohio specifically on gentle upper cervical chiropractic procedure.
Dr. Besso has recently earned the prestigious honor of being named a Diplomate in Chiropractic Craniocervical Junction Procedures (DCCJP). This advanced diplomate designed for upper cervical doctors of chiropractic who may already be proficient in a specific upper cervical procedure but wish to advance their diagnostic, analytical and clinical skills and also learn about other upper cervical procedures to help improve patient outcomes. The program includes 300+ hours of classroom instruction and takes 2.5 years to complete.
While in school he mentored underclassman teaching chiropractic technique and biomechanics while serving as the NUCCA club president. While working on his doctorate he completed over 200 hours in additional training in the upper cervical spine and procedures.

In March 2019 he became board certified as a Diplomate in Chiropractic Cranio-Cervical Junction Procedure (DCCJP). Dr. Besso has furthered his education in the science of upper cervical care for diagnostic, analytical, and clinical skills to help patients improve their outcome. Less than 20 chiropractors worldwide have earned this certification from the International Chiropractic Association.

Dr. Besso and his wife, Amy Besso, DC opened their own practice in Stow, Ohio in 2005 and have been blessed to help thousands of patients with conditions ranging from Fibromyalgia to Migraine Headaches to Meniere’s Disease.

In 2007, he was asked to join the Fibromyalgia Centers of America (FCA). In 2009, he was nominated as the feature doctor of the month by the FCA, a national organization of doctors with a heart to help people impacted by Fibromyalgia. In 2008, he was named to the Medical Advisory Board for the Akron General Wellness Centers, North and West and served on the board for 2 years.

Dr. Besso grew up in the Detroit area of Michigan. His mom was a nurse for 45 years and his dad was chemical engineer by trade. He has been married to his wife Amy for 14 years. They are a Christian family with three kids Gannon, Riley, and Brady. He was a varsity athlete in track, cross country and basketball. He walked onto the Clemson track and field team to run 800m and describes that he was a “very small fish in a big pond”. When he isn’t taking care of patients he enjoys playing golf and basketball as well as coaching his children’s teams.
“My experience has given me a great opportunity to care for a wide variety of ailments from which my patients suffer. My mission is to restore health through specific chiropractic care, allowing my patients to live their lives to the fullest. Our passion and prayerful longing is to help people no one else has been able to help. We could not be more excited to help you get your life back!”

Dr. Michael Anthony Golkiewicz

Dr. Michael Anthony Golkiewicz was born in Barberton Ohio and lived in Toledo Ohio until moving to Marietta Georgia to attend Life University College of Chiropractic. After graduation, he moved to Akron Ohio to be closer to his dad and to begin practice at the Besso clinic of Chiropractic in Stow Ohio.

In his early childhood and teen years Dr. Mike suffered with severe back pain due to scoliosis, spinal malformations and sports injuries. At age 16 an intense episode of back pain and sciatic radiculopathy caused him to miss several days of school and work, leaving him “bed ridden” and unable to move. After “crawling in” to a local chiropractor, he felt like he was “able to walk out”. He later had a few minor bouts with the sciatic radiculopathy which resolved after he began regular chiropractic care. Dr. Mike says that “Chiropractic has kept me going, I’ve been able to work, play sports, live without pain, sleep well and think well because of it”.

After 12 years as an Auto Collision repair technician he found his former career unfulfilling and chose a career in Chiropractic so he could help others with similar conditions. During his 4 years at Life University Dr. Mike focused his extra time studying Orthospinology, Atlas Orthogonal and Advanced Orthogonal Upper cervical adjusting techniques. 
He also devoted much study to the Pierce and Gonstead Spinal analysis and adjusting methods along with extremity adjusting taking a special interest in correction of foot and ankle misalignments. Due to the frequency and nature of spinal disc injuries he also offers the Cox flexion distraction technique to help those with low back and cervical disc injuries.

Dr. Mike believes that most patients only have 1 or 2 true subluxations with many compensations, and that by finding and correcting the subluxation the body will be able to correct the compensations on its own. He believes the most consequential subluxation occurs when misalignment is found at the Atlas or first cervical vertebrae due to its proximity with the brainstem and that correction of the Atlas misalignment can take pressure off the brainstem and spinal cord allowing the nervous system to function optimally. Dr. Mike takes a systematic approach to chiropractic care for his patients to help identify each patient’s problem, correct the problem and then maintain the correction!


Administrative Services Manager

Margie enjoys working for the Besso Clinic and helping patients. She believes in a healthy lifestyle and has a friendly and outgoing personality. She is very excited to be part of a team that loves providing chiropractic care and has witnessed the positive health benefits from our patients. Margie was born and raised in this area and loves Ohio. She loves being in management and takes on any challenge given to her. Her hobbies include traveling, being outdoors, and hanging out with family and friends. Margie has been married for 27 years and has three daughters and a son-in-law. They attend church in Copley. Margie is fortunate because she gets to work alongside both of her sisters.


Chiropractic Assistant

Fran really enjoys working at the Besso Clinic and attending to the patients. She believes in the natural approach to keeping our spines healthy through upper cervical care. She is generally known for her witty sense of humor and making her patients feel welcomed as soon as they walk through the door. Fran has a kind and free spirited heart that is contagious to be around. She has been married for 20 years and has two kids. She and her husband reside in Cuyahoga Falls. They attend church in Akron. In her free time, Fran likes to spend time with family and friends, watching movies, and traveling. Fran and her husband have a German Shepherd/Rottweiler mix named Grizzly who is very much a part of the family.


Chiropractic Assistant

Ruth enjoys working at the Besso Clinic and helping patients understand how we can help them with chiropractic care. She is a creative and compassionate assistant. She’s eager to learn all the benefits that upper cervical has to offer. Ruth is excited to bring a fun and enjoyable atmosphere to our team and patients. Ruth is from this area and comes from a big family who live all over the United States and a sibling in Europe. Her hobbies include eating good food (her favorite is guacamole), being outdoors, vacationing, and spending time with her family. Ruth attends church in Akron.


Chiropractic Assistant

Autumn is the newest member to our team. She is energetic and passionate about taking on her role here. She is detail oriented and desires to learn the health benefits of chiropractic care. She likes natural remedies for a healthy lifestyle. Autumn is a former volleyball player so exercise is beneficial and fun for her. She was brought up in this area with her parents and three brothers…yes she is the only girl. :) Her hobbies include working out, surfing, volleyball, and being outside. She attends church in Stow.


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Besso Clinic of Chiropractic
4015 Darrow Rd. Suite A
Stow, Ohio 44224
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