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
  • Herpes Zoster
  • Intertrigo
  • Pemphigoid, Bullous
  • Hemangioma
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Pigmentation Disorders
  • Tinea
  • Exanthema
  • 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.

2074 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 Aug 17, 2020

    GREAT!!

  • Reviewed on Aug 14, 2020

    Great experience! Love Dr. Bechtel!

  • Reviewed on Aug 03, 2020

    Dr. Bechtel is fantastic!!

  • Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

    Everyone and Dr. Bechtel courteous & caring. Friendly and helpful as always.

  • Reviewed on Jul 31, 2020

    I LOVE Dr. Bechtel. I was SO happy that he returned from Pennsylvania to resume his practice here. He is a caring, gentle, professional doctor.

  • Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

    Good.

  • Reviewed on Jul 29, 2020

    Very detailed exam. I forgot to ask one specific question. I will submit it on My Chart.

  • Reviewed on Jul 28, 2020

    Best dermatologist I have ever seen. Extremely knowledgeable and very good at explaining care plan & alternatives. Excellent communication skills.

  • Reviewed on Jul 23, 2020

    Dr. Bechtel mentioned looking over my chart the night before. While I would hope this is standard procedure for all physicians, it was reassuring to hear it.

  • Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

    Again, good precautions for COVID & professional.

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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.