Dr. Michael Pickens, DO

Dr. Michael Pickens, DO

Pediatric Gastroenterology  ·  
Male  ·  
47 y/o

Accepting new patients

Dr. Michael Pickens, DO is a pediatric gastroenterology specialist in Tacoma, WA and has been practicing for 9 years. He specializes in pediatric gastroenterology and pediatrics.Read his story

Mary Bridge Chilren's Health Center

311 S L St

Tacoma, WA 98405
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Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Amerigroup (Wellpoint)
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
  • Molina Healthcare

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Top Care Areas

See how frequently Dr. Pickens performs your care needs compared to other doctors.

Stomach Diseases
more than 31% of peers
Gastrointestinal Diseases
more than 26% of peers
Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
more than 21% of peers

Dr. Pickens's percentages are based on the rate of treatment compared to peers nationwide from insurance data. Learn more info about our data and this Top Care Areas component.

Dr. Pickens' bio

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Pickens "As a pediatric gastroenterologist, I am passionate about your child's care and intestinal health. I am progressive in my approach and open to alternative and complimentary care. I truly believe that the connections between mind-body play a large role in our GI tract and all aspects of a child's care need to be addressed. I also have a strong belief that our nutrition drives a significant part of our intestinal health and recovery. I am dedicated to my families and patients."

2  Specialties

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics

2  Board Certifications

  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*
  • Pediatrics
    Accredited by: American Board of Pediatrics*

64  Conditions Treated

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10  Procedures

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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 Oklahoma
    Undergraduate School | Graduated
  • Oklahoma State Univ. College of Osteopathic Med.
    Medical School | Graduated
  • University of Texas-Houston
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2007
  • University of Texas-Houston
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2006
  • University of California-San Francisco
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2009

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Pickens has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Pickens' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Pickens to family and friends
25 total reviews (3 have comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (25)

  • 5
  • 4
  • 3
  • 2
  • 1

Dr. Pickens' Performance

  • Trustworthiness

  • Explains condition(s) well

  • Answers questions

  • Time well spent


Office & Staff Performance

  • Scheduling

  • Office environment

  • Staff friendliness

  • Average wait time

    10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (3)

Dr Pickens has been our grandson's doctor from birth to 3 1/2 years. We would never take Jack to anyone else for his gastro care. Jack was very ill as an infant and Dr Pickens got us through those times with compassion and excellent care. Jack is now a healthily, thriving youngster. Dr Pickens is...more
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I absolutely love Dr. Pickens. I have been seeing him for over 3 years. He is very knowledgeable, kind, and reassuring. He takes the time to explain what is going on so you aren't left feeling confused. I have never had any worries going to see Dr. Pickens as I know he does his very best to help me...more
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He's easy to talk to and very knowledgable. He involves parents on making desions. I feel very confident that my child is getting the best care.
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