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Education & Professional Highlights
Education & Fellowships
Residency - Mayo Clinic
Rochester, MN USA
Residency - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
Los Angeles, CA USA
Internship - University of California Los Angeles Medical Center
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
General dermatology, geriatric dermatology, skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, acne, warts, contact dermatitis, allergic reactions
Research & Publications
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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.
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.
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311 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.
|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
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.
Reviewed on Oct 4, 2017
Dr. Secrist and his staff always give clear instructions and always follow up. They really care.
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