About Us

At Dr. DeCato and Associates, we believe a doctor and patient form a team in treating an individual’s feet. Our physicians spend most of their time listening to and understanding your concerns and then responding with the best treatment options for you. Along with the help of our excellent staff, our doctors also follow-up with you to make sure your pain is relieved, problems are resolved, and your health improves.

Preventative Care

Our team provides exceptional treatment for wide-ranging foot and ankle conditions, but we are also excited to roll out a new campaign focused exclusively on preventative care. It makes us feel good to take away your lower limb pain, and even better when we know you are able to avoid having a problem in the first place.

To that end, we are no longer focused solely on your health when you are here in our office – your health is our concern long before and after your visit! By focusing on preventative care, we choose to focus on your entire overall well-being and measures you can take so you are always at your healthiest!

Our Team

Dr. DeCato and Associates was founded by Dr. John DeCato, a lifelong resident of Ashtabula county. Dr. DeCato graduated from Grand River Academy in 1980 before conducting his undergraduate studies at Mt. Union College. From there, he proceeded to attend the University of Osteopathic Medicine and Health Science for his graduate studies. In 1989, he graduated with his Doctorate of Podiatric Medicine (DPM). Dr. DeCato completed his residency at Riverside Hospital (Toledo, OH) in 1991, and then returned to Ashtabula to open the practice.

In addition to Dr. DeCato, our other podiatrists on staff include Dr. Lori Herpen (who is married to Dr. DeCato), and Dr. Susan Orabovic.

Our entire staff is dedicated to making a difference in your health and we are proud to offer:

  • Friendly, accommodating staff
  • Prompt scheduling, with same-day appointments available (call for details)
  • Certified podiatric medical assistants
  • Fully computerized and electronic insurance claim submission for your convenience

(From left to right)

Dr. Susan Orabovic, Dr. John E. DeCato, Dr. Lori A. Herpen

Scheduling Appointments, Financial Considerations, and Cancellation Policy

If you would like to make an appointment, please contact our office by phone or email. Our office facilitates communications, which means emergency calls and appointments are available and welcome, especially for new patients seeking help.

We will be more than happy to submit all insurance forms for you and help you recover the most from your benefits. We will do everything we can to help you afford the treatment you need and want. Forms of payment we accept are cash, check, and all major credit cards. We also accept CareCredit.

If you are unable to keep an appointment, we ask that you kindly provide us with at least 24 hours’ notice. We ask for this advance notice so we can offer the canceled appointment to another patient. Our office reserves the right to charge a fee in cases where a patient does not show up for a scheduled appointment without sufficient notice. Please be aware that cancellations fees are typically not covered by insurance plans.

Connect with Us Today

We would like to take this opportunity to thank you for choosing our practice for your foot care. You have options here in northeastern Ohio, and it means a lot to us that you give our doctors the opportunity to help restore your feet and ankles back to health.

Our main office is conveniently located on Lake Ave in Ashtabula, and we also have an office in Concord. You can call to book an appointment by dialing (440) 992-4477. Please let us know your address (so we can direct you to the appropriate office), the medical concerns you are experiencing, and when would be the best time for you to visit our practice. Our friendly staff will follow up and confirm your appointment upon scheduling.

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Ashtabula, OH 44004


224 Parrish Rd.
Conneaut, OH 44030

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