About Me

  • Rated in the top 10 percent of physicians in the nation for patient satisfaction, 2018, 2019
  • Best Doctor in America 2017

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Burns
  • Sunburn
  • Scleroderma, Localized
  • Pruritus
  • Dermatitis
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous
  • Port-Wine Stain
  • Acne Vulgaris
  • Callosities
  • Nevus
  • Skin Care
  • Rosacea
  • Pemphigus
  • Onychomycosis
  • Keratosis, Seborrheic
  • Lichen Planus
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Folliculitis
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis, Seborrheic
  • Dermatitis, Perioral
  • Dermatitis, Contact
  • Alopecia
  • Warts
  • Tinea
  • Exanthema
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Intertrigo
  • Pemphigoid, Bullous
  • Hemangioma
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Pigmentation Disorders
  • Cellulitis
  • Lice Infestations
  • Scabies
  • Psoriasis
  • Nail Diseases
  • Dermatitis, Atopic
  • Vitiligo
  • Cicatrix
  • Pressure Ulcer
  • Pyoderma Gangrenosum
  • Urticaria
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dermatology
  • Skin Cancers
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Diseases, Infectious

Locations Where I Practice

Please note: Not all physicians schedule patients at each listed location. Please call the “Schedule an appointment” number shown above for scheduling assistance.

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Education and Training

Education History

University of Louisville

Indiana University School of Medicine

Indiana University School of Medicine

Academic Information

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division



The overall patient satisfaction rating is an average of all patient responses to the six doctor communication related questions shown below from the Clinician and Group Consumer Assessment of Healthcare Providers and Systems survey. For additional information about the patient satisfaction survey, please visit our Patient Satisfaction Survey page.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their view and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Ohio State Wexner Medical Center.

1630 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.9 out of 5
  • Explains Things Clearly
    4.9 out of 5
  • Listens Carefully
    4.9 out of 5
  • Gives Understandable Instructions
    4.9 out of 5
  • Knows My Medical History
    4.6 out of 5
  • Shows Respect
    4.9 out of 5
  • Time Spent Together
    4.8 out of 5
  • Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020


  • Reviewed on Feb 13, 2020

    I have been a patient of Dr. Bechtel's in the past as well as my (now adult) children. I am thrilled that he is back and would highly recommend him to anyone with a "derm" issue.

  • Reviewed on Feb 10, 2020

    I showed up thinking I had an appt. Dr. Bechtel was kind enough to see me. He had treated other members o f my family so I was glad to see him.

  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2020

    Dr. Bechtel is the best! So glad he returned to Columbus!

  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2020

    Always very professional and friendly. Asks question and answers my concerns.

  • Reviewed on Feb 05, 2020

    Dr. Bechtel is the absolute best! I have had melanoma and we have a family history of the disease. I took my children to Dr. Bechtel and would highly recommend him to anybody who asked. He has a very positive reputation in my friends circle as the "go to" person for dermatology problems. Everybody loves him!

  • Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

    Knowledgeable friendly efficient.

  • Reviewed on Jan 29, 2020

    Has provided excellent care to me for many years.

  • Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

    It was my first visit. It took a long time to get the apt. The doctor seems very polite and nice. Nurse was fine as well. Receptionist were just OK. Will have to see if I go there again or not depending on my skin condition.

  • Reviewed on Jan 23, 2020

    Always very professional, caring and willing to explain in depth care for problem.

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Consulting and Related Relationships

At The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, we support a faculty member’s research and consulting in collaboration with medical device, research and/or drug companies because a faculty member’s expertise can guide important advancements in the practice of medicine and improve patient care. In order to provide effective management of these relationships, the University requires annual disclosures from all faculty members with external interests related to their University responsibilities.

As of 11/21/2019, Dr. Bechtel has reported no relationships with companies or entities.