About Me

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

Procedures and Conditions I Treat

  • Scleroderma, Localized
  • Pruritus
  • Dermatitis
  • Skin Ulcer
  • Lupus Erythematosus, Cutaneous
  • Rosacea
  • Pemphigus
  • Onychomycosis
  • Keratosis, Seborrheic
  • Lichen Planus
  • Herpes Simplex
  • Folliculitis
  • Eczema
  • Dermatitis, Seborrheic
  • Dermatitis, Perioral
  • Dermatitis, Contact
  • Alopecia
  • Warts
  • Port-Wine Stain
  • Acne Vulgaris
  • Callosities
  • Nevus
  • Skin Care
  • 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
  • Burns
  • Sunburn
  • 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.

Education and Training

Education History


University of Louisville
6/30/1981


Indiana University School of Medicine
6/22/1978

MD
Indiana University School of Medicine
3/31/1977

Academic Information

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology
11/2/1981

My Department

Internal Medicine

My Division

Dermatology

Reviews

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.

1477 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

  • Overall
    4.8 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 Aug 16, 2019

    Really appreciate the physician being prepared, reviewed my records BEFORE the appointment so he was prepared and I did not have to wait. VERY good.

  • Reviewed on Aug 14, 2019

    Always very helpful.

  • Reviewed on Aug 13, 2019

    I love Dr. Bechtel. He's always great.

  • Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

    Dr. Bechtel is very attentive to you and all of your concerns even if they have nothing to do with your issue you visited for. I have some other issues I need to see him for in the future & he had me have my family doctor fax blood results to him so he can address these issues at my follow up visit.

  • Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

    The BEST!

  • Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

    Wonderful doc.

  • Reviewed on Aug 12, 2019

    Very pleased.

  • Reviewed on Aug 09, 2019

    Everything was good.

  • Reviewed on Aug 09, 2019

    All good!

  • Reviewed on Aug 09, 2019

    He was very kind and knowledgeable.

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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 12/20/2018, Dr. Bechtel has reported no relationships with companies or entities.