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Department Dermatology
Primary Location Elyria Family Health Center
Type of Doctor Both Adults and Children & Adolescents
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • General Dermatology
  • Geriatric Dermatology
  • Skin Biopsies
View all 3 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acne
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis - Contact
  • Eczema
  • Fungal Infections
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Warts
View all 8 Specialties +


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Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Residency - Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN USA

Residency - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Los Angeles, CA USA

Internship - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Los Angeles, CA USA

Medical Education - State University of New York at Buffalo School of Medicine
Buffalo, NY USA

Undergraduate - Williams College
Williamstown, MA USA


  • Dermatology

Specialty Interests

General dermatology, geriatric dermatology, skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, acne, warts, contact dermatitis, allergic reactions

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 11/20/2019, Dr. Secrist has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

298 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
5 out of 5
Explains 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

74 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Mar 10, 2020

awesome doctor so very pleased!

Reviewed on Mar 6, 2020

Dr. Secrist is the best.......

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

Dr. Secrist is a wonderful and caring person and doctor. We had gone to someone else at main campus of Cle Clinic(upon Dr. Secrist's recommendation ), but returned to Dr. Secrist- like him a whole lot.

Reviewed on Mar 5, 2020

..I always tell others how much we LOVE Dr. Secrist.

Reviewed on Feb 27, 2020

Dr. Secrist never makes me wait. He is very patient, kind and explains this so good! Amazing doctor!!

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2020

Difficulty in reaching the doctor with a question

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Dr. Secrist is a wonderful, caring doctor. You need more physicians like him.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Dr. Secrist was very thorough in explaining the procedure. He made me feel very comfortable. The procedure went smoothly with virtually no pain or discomfort. His directions regarding post procedure care were clear and precise. I would highly recommend Dr. Secrist.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

individual in scheduling was AWESOME....I needed to get in to see dr ASAP and she was very kind in helping me do so!

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

dr Secrist is a GREAT dr, explains everything well and listens!

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2020

Dr. Secrist is always professional. Very respectful.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Love Dr. Secrist. Don't know what I'm going to do when he retires. He's taken very good care of me from my initial melanoma diagnosis five years ago to present.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Dr. Secrest was delayed due to another patient having some issues. He came by to inform me of the delay and to apologize for that. Which I really appreciated.

Reviewed on Feb 7, 2020

Would highly recommend this physician to other people.

Reviewed on Jan 28, 2020

Dr. Secrist is one of the best doctors that the clinic has.

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Dr Secrist is the best!! He is friendly, caring, professional, and knowledgeable!

Reviewed on Jan 14, 2020

Dr. Secrist is a great doctor!

Reviewed on Dec 19, 2019

great Doctor!!

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

I think the world of Dr Secrist. he is the best practitioner I have ever worked with concerning the health and appearance of my skin.

Reviewed on Dec 12, 2019

will miss Dr Secrist.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

Dr. Secrist is an excellent and caring doctor.

Reviewed on Dec 11, 2019

I love Dr. Secrist I will miss him when he retires.

Reviewed on Dec 6, 2019

Dr Secrist is terrific

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

I schedule my appointments every 6 months following visit before I leave. I have seen *Dr. Secrist from the time he started his practice in Elyria. I think very highly of him.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

*Dr. Secrist always listens to all concerns, answers questions and explains everything very clearly. He is very caring. His office staff says everyone likes him. I'm sad he may retire soon.

Reviewed on Dec 5, 2019

I have recommended *Dr. Secrist through the years as our daughters and I have been patients for many years.

Reviewed on Nov 27, 2019

It is a pleasure working with Dr. Secrist and the staff.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Dr Secreist is the best

Reviewed on Nov 21, 2019

Dr Secrest is such a great Dr. so kind courteous and very professional.

Reviewed on Nov 13, 2019

Love Dr Secrist!!!

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2019

Dr. Secrist was outstanding, as always

Reviewed on Oct 30, 2019

dr Sekrist is an excellent doctor!!!!'

Reviewed on Oct 16, 2019

he is a wonderful doctor as well as a person! he's the best ever!!

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

Good experience. Dr Secrist and staff very attentive and professional.

Reviewed on Oct 15, 2019

I like Dr. Seacrest. He communicates very well to his patients. Great doctor!

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

I see Dr Secrest once a year. My appointments are made for the following year at the time of my visit. Everyone is very pleasant and respectful.

Reviewed on Oct 10, 2019

I have gone to Dr Screst for many years. He has ALWAYS been respectful and explained things very thoroughly. I would recommend him, and have recommended him, Since he is retiring in July, I will still recommend him until then.

Reviewed on Oct 9, 2019

Dr Secrist is excellent!

Reviewed on Oct 8, 2019

He is one of best Doctors I ever visit.

Reviewed on Oct 4, 2019

Dr. Secrist is the BEST!

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Dr. Secrist is the absolute him !

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

Dr Secrist has been my doctor for many years, and I have never had a better doctor who cares and helps as much as him. The Cleveland Clinic should be proud to have brought him on to their practice.

Reviewed on Sep 24, 2019

Very good doctor. Very good facility.

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

patient for years! very caring and patient Provider!!

Reviewed on Sep 19, 2019

Dr. Secrest is the best, very kind and compassionate, as well as the staff at the Dermatology department.

Reviewed on Sep 18, 2019

Dr. Secrist is superb.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

*Dr. Secrist is an excellent dermatologist. He has provided care for our family for many years. If we have questions or concerns, he always responds promptly.

Reviewed on Aug 29, 2019

*Dr. Secrist and his staff work very well together.

Reviewed on Aug 20, 2019

Dr Secreist is the best

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2019

Dr. Secrist was very efficient and kind. He explained everything to me.

Reviewed on Jul 11, 2019

the Doctor has always been the very best in the business.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Dr. Secrist is very good and obviously very busy, however, it took months to get an appt. Dr. Secrist is very informative, gentle and knowledgeable in his field. I have been seeing him for years and will continue as long as he is in practice.

Reviewed on Jul 2, 2019

Doctor was very concerned and tried to understand my situation and come up with a solution.

Reviewed on Jun 27, 2019

*Dr. Secrist is a good guy. He will be missed as he retires.

Reviewed on Jun 20, 2019

Dr Secrist is a kind and caring soul.

Reviewed on May 23, 2019

Dr. Secrist is wonderful.

Reviewed on May 21, 2019

he is a great doctor. he listens and he explains things thoroughly

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

What a great doctor and staff

Reviewed on May 15, 2019

Quick call in to exam room - somewhat of a wait there, but you never know what kinds of problems the doc runs into. He takes his time and is very through!

Reviewed on May 14, 2019

love Dr Secrist!

Reviewed on May 8, 2019

Everything is good with my visits. Dr. Secrist is on time, explains things well, and goes extra to get what is needed done.

Reviewed on May 7, 2019

Dr Secrist is a great, friendly but professional.

Reviewed on May 3, 2019

Dr Secrist is an amazing dr!

Reviewed on Apr 25, 2019

dr was outstanding my first visit with him. he explained everything and reassured me if my results. I would definitely send family to him.

Reviewed on Apr 23, 2019

I had a great experience with the Doctor he is very good at what he does, he is truly concerned and take the time to answer all of your questions. Cleveland Clinic is lucky to have him to represent them.

Reviewed on Apr 16, 2019

Dr. Secrist is wonderful! very caring.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

the doctor explains what is going on and answers questions clearly. he listens very well

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

I am a community pharmacist and in my experience as a patient and provider, Dr Secrist and his staff are an example of what the clinic wants to be.

Reviewed on Apr 11, 2019

Dr Secrist is a shining example of what a Dr should be with his knowledge and ability to share info with the patient-a professional with the tools to deliver with a positive outcome

Reviewed on Apr 10, 2019

I have the utmost respect and trust in Dr. Secrist as my dermatologist.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

I have been a patient of Dr.Secrist for at least 20 years and have always been pleased with his professionalism and care.

Reviewed on Mar 21, 2019

Dr. Secrist is one of the best doctors I have ever had the pleasure of being treated by. :)

Reviewed on Mar 19, 2019

dr Secrist always listens and takes care of problem

Reviewed on Mar 12, 2019

Dr. Secrist was very caring and gave me a thorough examination. Explained everything in detail and answered my questions. Very fine Doctor

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