Dr. Bretten Pickering, MD

Dr. Bretten Pickering, MD

Pediatrics  |  
Male  |  
Age 58
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Bretten Pickering, MD is a pediatrics doctor who practices in San Diego, CA. He is 58 years old and has been practicing for 31 years. Read his story

7910 Frost St Ste 350

San Diego, CA 92123

Contact Information

(858) 496-4800

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • MultiPlan

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Dr. Pickering's Experience

Dr. Pickering's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Pediatrics
  • Board certified in Pediatrics
  • No malpractice claims found
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Pickering's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Pickering "Bret D. Pickering, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician who provides primary care for infants, children and adolescents through all of their developmental stages. His expertise includes caring for medically fragile children with complex health care needs. Dr. Pickering enjoys working with patients and their families, and considers it a privilege to be welcomed into their lives. He believes in the importance of compassionate care in a supportive, family-friendly environment.As the medical director of the Special Needs Clinic at Rady Children’s Hospital San Diego, Dr. Pickering works with other medical specialists to provide coordinated care aimed at maximizing the quality of life for children with complex, chronic medical conditions. Medically complex children may be technology-dependent or have conditions such as developmental disabilities, multisystem failure, congenital heart defects, neurological disorders, stroke or traumatic coma, and respiratory system abnormalities, among others.As a professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Pickering instructs medical students, residents and fellows. He completed his residency at UC San Diego School of Medicine and earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Pickering is board-certified in pediatrics. Dr. Pickering is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Academic Pediatric Association and Amnesty International, a non-governmental organization dedicated to ending abuses of human rights."


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  • Pediatrics

Board Certifications

  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

Conditions Treated

  • Allergic Reaction
  • Anemia
  • Blood Disorders
  • Dizziness
  • Joint Pain
  • Otitis Media
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Vertigo


  • Diabetes Counseling
  • Electrocardiogram (EKG)

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.


  • University Of Arizona, College Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1986
  • Uc San Diego, School Of Medicine
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pickering has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pickering's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pickering to family and friends
based on 11 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Pickering's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
Escondido, CA |
Dr. Pickering is a fantastic Doctor to my two sons, one with Down syndrome. He's very friendly and personable. We have had to wait, but good patience is practiced, and great care and Dr's valuable time is received in return. He has my children's best interest, and been resource for my family. Plus since he's part of Rady Childrens network makes record exchanges easy for specialist to get access my children health as a whole.
in San Diego, CA |
Waited for two hours to see Dr Pickering. There was a sign on the wall stating if you have waited for longer than two hours to contact the front desk. Anyone who has a toddler will understand that keeping a sick child calm for two hours is nearly impossible. Unexceptable.
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Dr. Pickering accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO

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