About Me

Highlights
  • 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

  • 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
  • Burns
  • 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

Medical School

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN
MD
8/22/1973 - 3/31/1977

Internship

Indiana University School of Medicine, Indianapolis, IN

6/23/1977 - 6/22/1978

Residency

University of Louisville, Louisville, KY

7/1/1978 - 6/30/1981

Board Certification

American Board of Dermatology
11/2/1981

Academic Information

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.

2221 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 Nov 11, 2020

    Dr. Bechtel is a great doctor. He is very personable and professional. He always mentions my Dad who was a patient of his.

  • Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

    Dr. Bechtel is always interested in my questions and goes above and beyond to research and try to find causes my health issue.

  • Reviewed on Nov 10, 2020

    I really like him. He's an excellent dermatologist.

  • Reviewed on Nov 05, 2020

    I loved talking with this dr. he was very nice.

  • Reviewed on Nov 04, 2020

    Dr. Bechtel was very attentive, knowledgeable and took my personal preferences into account one of the best experiences I have had with a physician!

  • Reviewed on Nov 03, 2020

    Dr. Bechtel is a caring and kind person. He is very thorough and shows attention to your concerns. I recommend him for anyone with dermatology needs.

  • Reviewed on Nov 03, 2020

    He explains every skin blemish. He also answers every question I have. He is very personable.

  • Reviewed on Nov 02, 2020

    Dr. Bechtel is the consummate professional!

  • Reviewed on Oct 26, 2020

    He's the best!

  • Reviewed on Oct 20, 2020

    Very professional, very pleasant have gone to this provider for many year.

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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 11/01/2020, Dr. Bechtel has reported relationships with the companies or entities listed below. If you have questions about the relationships listed below, please ask the faculty member. If you have questions about how these relationships are monitored by The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center, please contact our Compliance Office.

  • State Medical Board of Ohio