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
View all 2 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Acne
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis - Contact
  • Eczema
  • Psoriasis
  • Skin Cancer
  • Warts
View all 7 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 School - 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 10/3/2017, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

287 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 5
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.9

15 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jul 26, 2018

Dr. Secrist and staff are tops in our books and quite honestly we know he will eventually retire but certainly pray you replace him with a well qualified doctor. Once you have such a gem in your employment it is hard to replace!

Reviewed on Jul 17, 2018

good experience. very comfortabled speaking and visiting Dr Secrist.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2018

Dr. Secrist is an excellent dermatologist and a kind and caring person.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2018

I've enjoyed being a patient of Doctor Secrist for a number of years. He is very knowledgeable and treats his patients with the care and respect they deserve. I've considered finding another provider at the Avon facility only because it would be closer to home and more convenient. But I'm not sure that I'll find someone quite like Doctor Secrist. But once he retires I'll have to find out.

Reviewed on Mar 22, 2018

physician wisely ordered lab tests before I started a new script. He communicated results indicated to check with my primary doctor first.

Reviewed on Feb 6, 2018

I was pleased with the time given to me. I never felt the doctor was rushed or in a hurry to go to the next patient.

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2018

My time with the skin doctor went fairly quick.

Reviewed on Jan 2, 2018

Dr. Secrist has always been concerned and given great care.

Reviewed on Oct 31, 2017

Dr. Secrist was very through in his examination.

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