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

  • 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

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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 Oct 17, 2019

    I could see how busy he was, but got really good care!

  • Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

    Great job.

  • Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

    ALL good.

  • Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

    Long time care provider for me and my family. Very caring and knowledgeable.

  • Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

    Excellent - a very good doctor. Really cares for his patients.

  • Reviewed on Oct 08, 2019

    All great.

  • Reviewed on Oct 05, 2019

    A poster child for the medical profession.

  • Reviewed on Oct 03, 2019

    Dr. was very knowledgeable and prompt at responding to questions.

  • Reviewed on Oct 03, 2019

    He's knowledgeable and I've been going to him for years.

  • Reviewed on Oct 02, 2019

    Dr. B. is quite calming and also clear in his explanations. He knows when to refer someone for specialty services. Always makes a patient feel comfortable in various states of dress.

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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.