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 12/3/2018, 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

325 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
Listens 5
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 5
Knows Medical History 4.9
Time Spent with Patient 4.9
Patient Rating of Doctor 5

43 Patient Comments

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

Reviewed on Feb 28, 2019

Incredible doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 20, 2019

DR. Secrist was great and was very through.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Dr Secrist is everything I could ever want in a dermatologist. I am so appreciative of his manner, his ability, and his articulate way of describing a problem.

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

I have been a patient of Dr. Secrist's for over 30 years. he has always been a kind, compassionate and knowledgeable MD. He iis always open to questions and concerns one may have and always explains diagnoses and treatments in terms a patient can understand. He's been a wonderful doctor!

Reviewed on Feb 12, 2019

Dr Secrist is the most caring, smart, personable doctor that I have ever seen. He is so kind and considerate of you and your condition.

Reviewed on Jan 15, 2019

Dr. Secrist and his staff are always prompt, courteous, and efficient.

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

My father recommended Dr. Secrist. The doctor was personable and thorough. Great visit!

Reviewed on Dec 18, 2018

I really enjoyed talking with Dr Secrist. I felt very comfortable talking to him about my issue. He handled a procedure for me that day. I'm sad to see he is retiring but happy for him as well.

Reviewed on Nov 15, 2018

Dr. Secrist is always professional, kind and informative.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2018

Dr Secrist is always very thorough.

Reviewed on Nov 8, 2018

Excellent care from an excellent physician.

Reviewed on Oct 23, 2018

Routine visit, but Dr Secrist, nurse and clerical staff were all professional but friendly,

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Short wait to see Dr. Secrets. All personell were helpful and efficient at the Dermatology Department in Amherst.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

I have been a patient with Dr. Secrets for over 30 years and have found him to be informative and complete. I have no worries with his care.

Reviewed on Aug 28, 2018

Just a short wait for going to the exam room and short wait for Dr. Secrets.

Reviewed on Aug 21, 2018

good care always from Dr Secrist in the many years I have been his patient

Reviewed on Aug 16, 2018

Dr Secrist is extraordinarily thorough, and makes absolutely certain that the patient understands all the essentials of the dermatological problem.

Reviewed on Aug 14, 2018

Provider was very thorough.

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