Dr. Bretten Pickering, MD
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Pediatrics | Male

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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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Dr. Pickering's Reviews

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based on 11 total surveys (2 with reviews)
Dr. Pickering's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    EXCELLENT
  • Explains condition(s) well
    EXCELLENT
  • Answers Questions
    EXCELLENT
  • Time well spent
    EXCELLENT
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    VERY GOOD
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (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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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.

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

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    • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Board Certifications

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  • Pediatrics

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Education

  • Medical School
    University of Arizona, College of Medicine

    Graduated in 1986

  • Residency Hospital
    UC San Diego, School of Medicine

    Completed in 1989

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Professional Affiliations

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Specialties

  • Pediatrics

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