Dr. Michael K. Pickens, DO

Dr. Michael K. Pickens, DO

Pediatric Gastroenterology | Male | 45 years old

As a pediatric gastroenterologist, I am passionate about your child's care and intestinal health. I...Read more

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As a pediatric gastroenterologist, I am passionate about your child's care and intestinal health. I am progressive in my approach...   Read More

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  • Internship Hospital
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  • Fellowship Hospital
  • Undergraduate School
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      • How well provider explains medical condition(s)
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      • How well provider listens and answers questions
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      • Spends appropriate amount of time with patients
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      • Ease of scheduling urgent appointments
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      • Office environment, cleanliness, comfort, etc.
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      • Staff friendliness and courteousness
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      • Total wait time (waiting & exam rooms)
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      Tacoma, WA |
      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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      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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      Specialties

      • Pediatric Gastroenterology
      • Pediatrics

      Board Certifications

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      • Pediatric Gastroenterology
      • Pediatrics

      Conditions Treated

      • Abdominal Disorders
      • Abdominal Pain
      • Abscess
      • All Types of Food Poisoning
      • Anal or Rectal Pain
      • Anemia
      • Autoimmune Diseases
      • Barrett's Esophagus
      • Benign Neoplasm of the Digestive System
      • Biliary Atresia
      • Blood Disorders
      • Celiac Disease
      • Cholecystitis and Gallstones
      • Chronic Recurrent Abdominal Pain
      • Cirrhosis
      • Constipation
      • Crohn's Disease
      • Cyclic Vomiting Syndrome
      • Dehydration
      • Diaphragmatic and-or Hiatal Hernia
      • Diarrhea
      • Diverticulosis, Intestinal
      • Duodenal Ulcer
      • Duodenitis
      • Dysentery
      • Dysphagia
      • Enteritis
      • Esophageal Achalasia and Cardiospasm
      • Esophageal Diseases
      • Esophageal Diverticulum
      • Esophageal Ulcer
      • Esophageal Varices
      • Esophagitis
      • Failure to Thrive
      • Food Poisoning
      • Gas-Bloat Syndrome
      • Gastresophageal Reflux-Related Chronic Cough
      • Gastric Ulcer
      • Gastritis
      • Gastroesophageal Reflux Disease (GERD)
      • Gastrointestinal Bleeding
      • Gastrointestinal Diseases
      • Gastrointestinal Malabsorption
      • Gastroparesis
      • Heartburn
      • Hemorrhoids
      • Hepatitis A
      • Hepatitis C
      • Hernia
      • Ileus
      • Indigestion
      • Inflammatory Bowel Disease
      • Intestinal Atresia
      • Intestinal Obstruction
      • Irritable Bowel Syndrome
      • Lactose Intolerance
      • Liver Fluke
      • Malnutrition
      • Megacolon
      • Mesenteric Lymphadenitis
      • Nausea
      • Necrotizing Enterocolitis
      • Non-Alcoholic Fatty Liver Disease
      • Non-Neonatal Jaundice
      • Obesity
      • Pancreatic Insufficiency
      • Pancreatitis
      • Peptic Ulcer
      • Pinworm
      • Pyloric Stenosis
      • Reflux Esophagitis
      • Salmonella Food Poisoning
      • Short Bowel Syndrome
      • Stomach Diseases
      • Ulcer
      • Ulcerative Colitis
      • Ulcerative Proctosigmoiditis
      • Unexplained Weight Loss
      • Vascular Disease
      • Vascular Insufficiency of Intestines
      • Viral Enteritis
      • Vomiting Disorders

      Procedures Performed

      • Acid Reflux Surgery
      • Capsule Endoscopy
      • Colonoscopy
      • Colonoscopy With Polypectomy
      • Colonoscopy, Proctosigmoidoscopy, and Sigmoidoscopy
      • Endoscopy
      • Endoscopy (Esophagus, Stomach, Small Intestine)
      • Fecal Impaction Removal
      • Flexible Sigmoidoscopy
      • Gastroenterology Procedures
      • Liver Biopsy
      • Pyloromyotomy

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        Sanctions

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      • 0
        Board Actions

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

      Education

      • Medical School
        Oklahoma State Univ. College Of Osteopathic Med.
      • Internship Hospital
        University of Texas-Houston

        Completed in 2007

      • Residency Hospital
        University of Texas-Houston

        Completed in 2006

      • Fellowship Hospital
        University of California-San Francisco

        Completed in 2009

      • Undergraduate School
        University of Oklahoma

      Awards & Recognition

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        • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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      Languages Spoken

      • English
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      • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
      • Specializes in Pediatric Gastroenterology
      • Board certified in Pediatric Gastroenterology and Pediatrics
      • Malpractice claims in Washington not available
      • No sanctions found
      • No board actions found
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      Dr. Pickens' 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 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.