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 of 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, he graduated Magna Cum Laude with a Doctor of Chiropractic degree in 2002. He became an upper cervical chiropractor in Stow in 2005.

Dr. Besso and his wife, Amy Besso, DC, opened their 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.

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 of the 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 certified in this gentle upper cervical chiropractic procedure.
In 2019 Dr. Besso became a board certified Diplomate in Chiropractic Craniocervical Junction Procedures (DCCJP).

Dr. Besso furthered his education in the science of upper cervical care to help patients improve their outcome. Less than 60 chiropractors worldwide have earned this certification from the International Chiropractic Association. This advanced diplomate is 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. The program included 300+ hours of classroom instruction and took an additional 2.5 years to complete.

In 2020 Dr. Besso was elected to the board of directors of the International Chiropractic Association’s Upper Cervical Council and has served as their treasurer and conference committee chair.

In 2022 Dr. Besso was named to the Society of Orthospinology Board of Directors.

Dr. Besso grew up in the Detroit area of Michigan. His mom was a nurse for 45 years, and his dad was a chemical engineer and plant manager. They set an example of service to others in their community. He has been married to his wife, Amy, since 2004. They are a Christian family with three kids: Gannon, Riley, and Brady. He was a varsity athlete in track, cross country and basketball. He ran the 800m at Clemson University and later went on to play club lacrosse at Life University while in chiropractic school. When he isn’t taking care of patients he enjoys playing golf and has lead a basketball ministry as well as coached 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 that 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 from severe back pain due to scoliosis, spinal malformations, and sports injuries. At age 16 an intense episode of back pain and sciatic radiculopathy that left him bedridden and unable to move. After crawling into a local chiropractor, he felt like he was able to walk out. He later had a few minor bouts with 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”.

Chiropractic made such an impact in his life that he was inspired to change careers. So, after 12 years in the automotive industry, he chose to pursue a more fulfilling career in Chiropractic to help others with similar conditions to his own. 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 the 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!

Dr. Mike has taught continuing education for the District 5 Ohio state Chiropractic association. He presented several case studies at the 2022 Pierce symposium in Atlanta, Georgia. He was invited to teach his cervical motion X-ray concepts as it pertains to the upper cervical subluxation complex at the 2022 Society of Orthospinology symposium in Atlanta, Georgia.


Operations Manager

Amy grew up in Mentor, Ohio. She earned a Bachelor of Science degree from Mount Union College, and then went on to chiropractic school. Amy was the valedictorian of the 2004 graduating class from Sherman College of Chiropractic. Amy and her husband, Dr. Besso, went on to open their own practice in Stow, Ohio, in 2005.

Amy met her husband, Dr. Besso, while in chiropractic school. The couple have 3 children. Amy spent several years raising the kids and homeschooling. She has recently expanded her role at the practice as the operations manager.

Amy is involved in her children's school, currently acting as the middle school Academic Challenge team coach. She loves to bake and enjoys watching her kids in their various sports and theater endeavors.


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

Jordan is one of our newest members at the Besso Clinic. She is excited to enter the world of patient care and learn all of the benefits to Upper Cervical care. She is from Kent, Ohio and has a deep love and appreciation for her home town! Jordan comes from a customer service background; Helping people has always been enjoyable to her. She enjoys exploring the outdoors, mainly kayaking and hiking. Also, traveling when the opportunity arises! Her time is most spent at home, in the kitchen, where she fulfills her love for cooking!


Chiropractic Assistant

Cassie is one of our newest members at the Besso Clinic. She is from the Kent area and has a background in customer service. Cassie loves to make people laugh, is excited to bring some fun to the team and is excited to learn what benefits upper cervical has to offer. In her free time she loves to bake, being outdoors/exploring, and traveling to the beach whenever she can!


Chiropractic Assistant

Raechel is a recent addition to the Besso Clinic team. She has a bubbly and tenderhearted personality.
She loves getting to know patients and hearing their amazing stories of healing. Though she’s a junior at Woodridge High School where she competes in swimming and pole vaulting, she’s a sophomore at Kent State majoring in Biochemistry. She wants to learn all she can now as she wants to be a doctor at Akron Children’s Hospital in the future. That being said, her hobbies primarily consist of studying, but she does love ping pong, board games, worship music, and hanging out with friends or family. Her favorite places
to be are church and the beach.


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