Dr. Michael Pickens, DO

Pediatric GastroenterologyMaleAge 50

Dr. Pickens
Telehealth services available

Michael K Pickens, DO

6465 S Yale Ave Tulsa, OK 74136

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(918) 502-1700

Dr. Michael Pickens, DO is a Pediatric Gastroenterology Specialist in Tulsa, OK. He has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Pickens to book an appointment.

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Dr. Pickens' Top Procedures and Conditions

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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pickens treats Constipation more than 94% of his peers

Dr. Pickens treats this condition more than 94% of his peers

Gastrointestinal Malabsorption

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Dr. Pickens treats Gastrointestinal Malabsorption more than 88% of his peers

Dr. Pickens treats this condition more than 88% of his peers


Treatment Frequency

Dr. Pickens treats Gastritis more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Pickens treats this condition more than 87% of his peers

Dr. Pickens' conditions and procedures:

  • Abdominal Pain
  • Acidosis
  • Acute Pharyngitis
  • Acute Upper Respiratory Infection
  • ADHD and-or ADD
  • All Headaches (incl. Migraine)
  • All Types of Food Poisoning
  • Allergic Rhinitis
  • Anal or Rectal Pain
  • Anemia
  • Anxiety
  • Arthritis
  • Asthma
  • Back Pain
  • Bacterial Sepsis
  • Barrett's Esophagus
  • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
  • Calcium Metabolism Disorders
  • Capsule Endoscopy
  • Celiac Disease
  • Cellulitis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Pharyngitis
  • Chronic Recurrent Abdominal Pain
  • Cirrhosis
  • Cold Sore
  • Colonoscopy
  • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
  • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
  • Conduct Disorder
  • Constipation
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Copper Metabolism Disorders
  • Cough
  • Crohn's Disease
  • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
  • Cystic Fibrosis
  • Dehydration
  • Dermatitis
  • Diabetes Type 1
  • Diabetes With Renal Manifestations
  • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
  • Diarrhea
  • Diverticulitis, Intestinal
  • Dizziness
  • Down Syndrome
  • Dry Eyes
  • Duodenal Polypectomy
  • Duodenal Ulcer
  • Duodenitis
  • Dysentery
  • Dyslipidemia
  • Dysphagia
  • E. coli Food Poisoning
  • Endoscopy
  • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
  • Enteritis
  • Eosinophilic Esophagitis
  • Esophageal Motility Disorders
  • Esophageal Ulcer
  • Esophageal Varices
  • Esophagitis
  • Failure to Thrive
  • Familial Adenomatous Polyposis
  • Fecal Impaction Removal
  • Fever
  • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
  • Food Allergy
  • Food Poisoning
  • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
  • Gastresophageal Reflux-Related Chronic Cough
  • Gastric Ulcer
  • Gastritis
  • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
  • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
  • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
  • Gastroparesis
  • Heartburn
  • Hemorrhoids
  • Hernia
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hiatal Hernia
  • Hives
  • Hypercalcemia
  • Hyperkalemia
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypoglycemia
  • Hypokalemia
  • Hypotension
  • Hypotension (Excluding Maternal)
  • Hypothyroidism
  • Ileus
  • Immunization Administration
  • Indigestion
  • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
  • Influenza (Flu)
  • Insomnia
  • Intestinal Obstruction
  • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
  • Itchy Skin
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Lactose Intolerance
  • Lipid Disorders
  • Liver Biopsy
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Malnutrition
  • Manometry
  • Menstrual Disorders (incl. Dysmenorrhea)
  • Mesenteric Panniculitis
  • Migraine
  • Mineral Metabolism Disorders
  • Nasopharyngitis
  • Nausea
  • Necrotizing Enterocolitis
  • Newborn Jaundice
  • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
  • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
  • Noninfectious Gastroenteritis and Colitis
  • Nosebleed
  • Obesity
  • Overweight
  • Painful Urination (Dysuria)
  • Pancreatic Insufficiency
  • Pancreatitis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pediatric Obesity
  • Pediatric Overweight
  • Pharyngitis
  • Phosphorus Metabolism Disorders
  • Pneumonia
  • Pollen Allergy
  • Polyuria
  • Primary Sclerosing Cholangitis
  • Rash
  • Reflux Esophagitis
  • Separation Anxiety
  • Short Bowel Syndrome
  • Sinus Tachycardia
  • Speech, Language and Learning Disorders
  • Swine Flu
  • Tobacco Use Disorder
  • Ulcerative Colitis
  • Ulcerative Proctosigmoiditis
  • Unexplained Weight Loss
  • Urinary Incontinence
  • Urinary Tract Infection (UTI)
  • Vertigo
  • Viral Enteritis
  • Viral Infection
  • Vitamin B Deficiency
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
  • Vomiting Disorders

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(918) 502-1700

Dr. Pickens accepts the following insurance:

Choice Plus POS II
Medicare Advantage
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
Open Access
Open Access Plus
Community First Health Plans
First Choice Health
First Choice Health PPO
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
Group Health Cooperative (GHC)
Coop Core
Group Health Cooperative
Health Net
Health Net PPO
Medicare Advantage PFFS
Choice Care PPO
Special Needs Plan SNP
Part B Primary
Molina Healthcare
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Pacific Source
Preferred Community Choice
Premera Blue Cross
Heritage Plus
Medicare Advantage HMO
Providence Health Plans
Personal Option EPO
Regence Blue Cross Blue Shield
Preferred Provider Network PPN
Regence Blue Shield of Washington
Preferred Provider Network
AARP Medicare Complete Essential HMO
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
United Healthcare

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What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (28)
  • Explained conditions well (28)
  • Listened & answered questions (28)
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed (3)
  • Difficult to schedule appointment (3)
  • Office environment (3)
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I can not say enough good things about this DR. He was my special needs sons doctor sine he was less than a month old. We continued care with Dr Pickens untill he moved back home last year. My son is now 9 years old and we miss him terably. He was by our side when we found out the hard way, though a precudure that my son has a bleeding disorder. His intestines filled with blood and shut down. My son was hospitalized for 3 weeks with a PIC line and NG tube. We were scared. But Dr. Pickens came in on his day off and checked on Liam. He stayed with Liam through everything. He even helped recommend witch specialists and even pediatrician would work best for our son! We just had another long stay in the hospital my son had complications after a surgery. We struggled with other doctors and nurses, that did not know our son well and it was difficult and awful. I know things would have been different had Dr Pickens still been here. He was the most amazing Dr we had ever known. Come back Please
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Victoria Graham – Feb 09, 2020
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Incredibly unprofessional practice and lacks the community mindedness and empathy we were looking for in a doctor. We literally arrived at 10:16am for a 10:15am appointment and they were unwilling to see us because we were (1) minute late referencing the signs “posted” on the wall. An appointment we had waited (2) months for as well. Kids require flexibility. What if we had to take public transportation or we lived an hour away. What does it say about a practice and group of doctors who do not hold the moral fortitude, especially when working with kids, to understand sometimes things happen and we as parents are just trying our best. It would be my strongest preference not associate with a doctor or practice who holds these views and I recommend other do not as well.
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Dec 05, 2019
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Dr. Pickens is the kind of doctor that gives a tired mama a hug. He made sure we had a way to contact him in case something urgent came up. After a bad endoscopy, he spent 10 minutes drawing me a diagram of the treatment options for my son. He has lifted my non-ambulatory child onto the exam table for me, to give my back a little break. He's let my kids play with his stethoscope, and called me personally to give me medication options and lay out the potential risks and benefits. A GREAT doctor
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4 people found this helpful
K. L. in WA – Nov 10, 2018
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It's difficult to find the words to describe just how incredible Dr. Pickens is. He's the gold standard that other physicians aspire to be like. There are 2 parts to being an outstanding physician: being the most knowledgeable in your field AND having the compassion and connection with your patients. He has both. As a parent, I don't trust physicians easily. I trust Dr. Pickens with my kids 100% without reservation. He is simply the best.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
2 people found this helpful
Sultana in Olympia – Aug 31, 2018
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I’m a high maintenance mom with a lot of questions. I love that Doctor Pickens patiently answers all my questions and doesn’t shy away from me doing my own research. My daughter Bug has been sick for five years and previously had seen a GI from Seattle Children’s with not great results. Although she still had a long road a head I am grateful Dr Pickens is along for the journey. I wouldn’t take my children to anyone else.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
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3 people found this helpful
Nikki G in Tumwater, WA – Jul 26, 2018
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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 an excellent doctor with a wonderful bedside manner. He always addresses Jack directly and makes him feel important. The clinic staff is also terrific. We highly recommend Dr Pickens!!!
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Laura P. in Puyallup, Wa. – Feb 01, 2018
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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 every time. I highly recommend him, he takes great care of his patients.
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Tacoma, WA – Jun 15, 2016
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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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Mary Jahner in Tacoma, WA – Apr 04, 2016
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Care Philosophy

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...Read more


  • Pediatric Gastroenterology
  • Pediatrics


University Of California, San Francisco, School Of Medicine
Fellowship Hospital
University Of Texas-Houston
Residency Hospital
University of Texas - Houston Medical school
Internship Hospital
University of Oklahoma
Undergraduate School

Frequently Asked Questions

Does Dr. Michael Pickens, DO offer telehealth services?

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What are Dr. Michael Pickens, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Pickens frequently treats Constipation, Gastrointestinal Malabsorption, and Gastritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Pickens treats.

Where is Dr. Michael Pickens, DO's office located?

Dr. Pickens' office is located at 6465 S Yale Ave, Tulsa, OK 74136. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Michael K Pickens, DO6465 S Yale Ave Tulsa, OK 74136