I completed my medical degree at Texas Tech University HSC School of Medicine, and spent 5 years in Arizona for my dermatology residencies at the Mayo School of Graduate Medical Education, College of Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Scottsdale, Arizona. I truly enjoy the outdoors, but became tired of the prohibitively hot weather. I have always loved the Northwest, so I made the move to Portland to start my dermatology practice in 2014. I decided to become a doctor in high school when I was allowed into the operating room as part of a health sciences class. I stood for 8 hours watching open-heart surgery and it was quite possibly the most exciting thing I had seen by the age of 17. I did not set out to be a dermatologist, but quickly learned during medical school that I was a visual learner and well suited for the specialty.
My professional philosophy is that good outcomes can be achieved with quality patient care, good communication, sound diagnoses, and appropriate treatment selection. While straightforward in principle, this process can be fraught with challenge and highly rewarding. I value efficiency and clarity, but my main joy comes from educating patients and watching their conditions improve. I have sub-specialty training in pediatric dermatology, but serve a diverse population of children and adults with medical and surgical dermatologic conditions. I appreciate the multidisciplinary structure of The Portland Clinic, which allows for access to other specialists and assists in coordination of care.
When not at work, I relax with my significant other enjoying yoga, film, photography, and travel.
Dr. Pickert was elected as a top doctor in Portland Monthly’s 2016-2019 “Top Docs and Nurses” feature.
Locations: Beaverton, South
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