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Dr. Bret D. Pickering, MD
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Dr. Bret D. Pickering, MD

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    Overview

    Bret D. Pickering, MD, is a board-certified pediatrician who provides primary care for infants, children and adolescents through all of their developmental stages. His expertise includes caring for medically fragile children with complex health care needs. Dr. Pickering enjoys working with patients and their families, and considers it a privilege to be welcomed into their lives. He believes in the importance of compassionate care in a supportive, family-friendly environment.As the medical director of the Special Needs Clinic at Rady Childrens Hospital San Diego, Dr. Pickering works with other medical specialists to provide coordinated care aimed at maximizing the quality of life for children with complex, chronic medical conditions. Medically complex children may be technology-dependent or have conditions such as developmental disabilities, multisystem failure, congenital heart defects, neurological disorders, stroke or traumatic coma, and respiratory system abnormalities, among others.As a professor of pediatrics at UC San Diego School of Medicine, Dr. Pickering instructs medical students, residents and fellows. He completed his residency at UC San Diego School of Medicine and earned his medical degree from the University of Arizona College of Medicine. Dr. Pickering is board-certified in pediatrics. Dr. Pickering is a member of the American Academy of Pediatrics, the Academic Pediatric Association and Amnesty International, a non-governmental organization dedicated to ending abuses of human rights.UC San Diego Health LinksFor more information, see http://health.ucsd.edu/specialties/primary-care/pediatrics/Pages/default.aspx.
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    Medical Specialties and Areas of Expertise

    Pediatrician (Kids / Children Specialist)

    Critical Care Specialist

    Education & Training

    Univ Ca San Diego Med Ctr, Pediatrics (Residency)

    Uc San Diego Med Ctr (Residency)

    University of California San Diego-Hospital (Internship)

    University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Affiliated Hospitals (Residency)

    Medical Degree - University Of Arizona College Of Medicine Tucson

    Other Degree - UC San Diego, School of Medicine, San Diego

    Medical Degree - Director, Pediatrics and Adolescent Medicine

    Medical Degree - Professor of Pediatrics

    Board Certifications

    American Board of Pediatrics

    Languages

    Spanish

    Medical Conditions Treated

    conditions treated by a Pediatrician (Kids / Children Specialist), like Dr. Bret Pickering, may include:

    Please contact Dr. Pickering's office for more information or to schedule a consultation.

    Medical Procedures Performed

    procedures performed by a Pediatrician (Kids / Children Specialist), like Dr. Bret Pickering, may include:

    Prenatal Fetal Consultation, 3-7 Day Well-Baby Checkup, 1 Month Well-Baby Checkup, 2 Month Well-Baby Checkup, 4 Month Well-Baby Checkup, 9 Month Well-Baby Checkup, 12 Month Well-Baby Checkup, 15 Month Well-Baby Checkup, 18 Month Well-Baby Checkup, 24 Month Well-Baby Checkup, 30 Month Well-Baby Checkup, Annual Pediatric Checkup, Sick Child Visit, Pediatric Oncology Consultation, Mental Development Evaluation, Thumb / Pacifier Habit Counseling, Pediatric Endocrinology Consultation, Pediatric Orthopedics Consultation, Pediatric Pathology Consultation, Pediatric Surgery Consultation, Pediatric Hematology Consultation, Pediatric Transplant Consultation, Pediatric Urology Consultation, Prenatal Fetal Follow Up, Pediatric Oncology Follow Up, Pediatric Endocrinology Follow Up, Pediatric Orthopedics Follow Up, Pediatric Pathology Follow Up, Pediatric Surgery Follow Up, Pediatric Hematology Follow Up, Pediatric Transplant Follow Up, Pediatric Urology Follow Up, Pediatric Allergy Consultation, Pediatric Allergy Follow Up, Developmental Pediatric Consultation, Developmental Pediatric Follow Up, Pediatric Pain Medicine Injection, Pediatric Abdominal Surgery, Pediatric Abdominal Wall Surgery, Pediatric Adenoidectomy Consultation, Pediatric Adenoidectomy Follow Up, Pediatric Allergy Shots, Pediatric Allergy Testing, Pediatric Amputee Care, Pediatric Appendicitis / Appendectomy, Pediatric Biopsy, Pediatric Blood Transfusion Consultation, Pediatric Blood Transfusion Follow Up, Pediatric Bone Marrow Biopsy, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Consultation, Pediatric Bone Marrow Transplant Follow Up, Pediatric Brace, Pediatric Brain Aneurysm Treatment, Pediatric Brain Surgery, Pediatric Bronchoscopy, Pediatric Cancer Second Opinion, Pediatric Cancer Treatment, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Consultation, Pediatric Cardiothoracic Surgery Follow Up, Pediatric Central Line Placement, Pediatric Cerumen Removal, Pediatric Chemotherapy, Pediatric Chest Wall Surgery, Pediatric Colonoscopy, Pediatric Critical Care Consultation, Pediatric Critical Care Follow Up, Pediatric Dermatology Surgery, Pediatric Dermatology Consultation, Pediatric Dermatology Follow Up, Pediatric Diabetes Consultation, Pediatric Diabetes Follow Up, Pediatric Dialysis, Pediatric Dialysis Catheter Placement, Pediatric ECG / EKG, Pediatric Echocardiogram, Pediatric Electroencephalogram (EEG), Pediatric Electromyography (EMG), Pediatric Endoscopy, Pediatric Freezing of Warts, Pediatric Gastroenterology Consultation, Pediatric Gastroenterology Emergency, Pediatric Gastroenterology Follow Up, Pediatric Head and Neck Surgery, Pediatric Cholesterol / Lipids Checkup, Pediatric HIV / AIDS Consultation, Pediatric HIV / AIDS Follow Up, Pediatric Infection Consultation, Pediatric Infection Follow Up, Pediatric Joint Injection, Pediatric Kidney Biopsy, Pediatric Kidney Transplant Consultation, Pediatric Kidney Transplant Follow Up, Pediatric Kidney Ultrasound, Pediatric Laparoscopic Surgery Consultation, Pediatric Laparoscopic Surgery Follow Up, Pediatric Liver Biopsy, Pediatric Liver Transplant Consultation, Pediatric Liver Transplant Follow Up, Pediatric Lumbar Puncture, Pediatric Musculoskeletal Surgery, Pediatric Nail Removal, Pediatric Nephrology Consultation, Pediatric Nephrology Follow Up, Pediatric Neurology Consultation, Pediatric Neurology Follow Up, Pediatric Neurosurgery Consultation, Pediatric Neurosurgery Follow Up, Pediatric Oncology Surgery, Pediatric Pain Management, Pediatric Pain Medicine Consultation, Pediatric Pain Medicine Follow Up, Pediatric Paracentesis, Pediatric Pelvic Surgery, Pediatric Physiatrist Consultation, Pediatric Physiatrist Follow Up, Pediatric Post-Surgery Anesthesia Follow Up, Pediatric Post-Surgery Follow Up, Pediatric Pre-Sports Evaluation, Pediatric Pre-Surgery Anesthesia Consultation, Pediatric Prosthesis, Pediatric Psychiatric Rehabilitation, Pediatric Pulmonary Function Testing, Pediatric Radiotherapy Consultation, Pediatric Radiotherapy Follow Up, Pediatric Rheumatologist Consultation, Pediatric Rheumatologist Follow Up, Pediatric Scar Revision, Pediatric Skin Biopsy / Removal of Skin Lesion, Pediatric Skull Base Surgery, Pediatric Spinal Cord Surgery, Pediatric Spirometry, Pediatric Sports Medicine Consultation, Pediatric Sports Medicine Follow Up, Pediatric Sports Physical, Pediatric Surgery Second Opinion, Pediatric Thoracentesis, Pediatric Thoracic Surgery, Pediatric Thoracoscopy, Pediatric Tonsillectomy Consultation, Pediatric Tonsillectomy Follow Up, Pediatric Tracheostomy, Pediatric Vaccine(s), Pediatric Vascular Surgery, 6 Month Well-Baby Checkup, Circumcision/Phimosis, Suture Removal, Pediatric Sleep Medicine Follow Up, Pediatric Sleep Medicine Consultation, Pediatric Rheumatology Consultation, Pediatric Rheumatology Follow Up, Pediatric Annual Physical, Pediatric Emergency Consultation, Pediatric Emergency Resuscitation, Pediatric Emergency Stabilization, Pediatric Annual Skin Screening, Pediatric Hemodialysis, Exchange Transfusion, Chest-Tube Insertion, Intraosseous Access, Immunization, Pediatric Biotherapy, Pediatric Emergency Follow Up, Pediatric Respiratory Support, Pediatric Pre-Surgery Anesthesia Follow Up, Conjoined Twins Surgery, Pediatric Tumor Treatment, Pediatric Stem Cell Transplantation, Pediatric Chronic Transfusion Therapy, Pediatric Urine Test, Pediatric Peripheral Neuropathy, Pediatric Pulmonary Consultation, Pediatric Pulmonary Follow Up, Magnetic Resonance Cholangiopancreatography (MRCP), Pediatric Nerve Conduction Studies (NCS), Pediatric Thyroid Consultation, Pediatric Thyroid Follow Up, Pediatric Cardiology Consultation, Fetal Cardiology Consultation, 2 Week Well Baby Checkup, Pediatric Hematology Second Opinion, Pediatric Elbow Surgery, Pediatric Hand Surgery, Pediatric Hand Surgery Consultation, Pediatric Hip Surgery, Pediatric Revisional Hip Replacement Surgery, Pediatric Total Hip Replacement, Pediatric Knee Replacement Surgery, Pediatric Knee Surgery, Pediatric Partial Knee Replacement, Pediatric Revisional Knee Replacement Surgery, Pediatric Total Knee Replacement, Pediatric Wrist Arthroscopy, Pediatric Casting and Splinting, Pediatric Certified Medical Examination for Athlete, Pediatric CT Scan - Head, Pediatric Joint Injections, Pediatric Orthopedic Brace, Pediatric Pre-Sports Physical, Pediatric Shoulder Surgery, Pediatric Ultrasound-Guided Joint Injections, Pediatric Neck Surgery Consultation, Pediatric Head Surgery Consultation, Pediatric Sedation and 3 Month Well-Baby Checkup

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    Insurances

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    Locations

    UC San Diego Health - Kearny Mesa: Pediatrics

    7910 Frost Street

    San Diego, CA 92123

    (858) 496-4800

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    UC San Diego Health

    200 West Arbor Dr

    San Diego, CA 92103

    (858) 657-7000

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    Frequently Asked Questions

    Is Bret Pickering accepting new patients?

    Yes, Bret Pickering is accepting new patients at this time.

    Does Bret Pickering offer online booking?

    Please contact Dr. Pickering's office at (858) 496-4800 for information about online booking, telehealth, or to schedule an appointment.

    Does Bret Pickering offer telehealth appointments?

    Please contact Dr. Pickering's office at (858) 496-4800 for information telehealth appointment availability or for scheduling assistance.

    Which language(s) does Bret Pickering speak?

    Bret Pickering speaks English and Spanish.

    Which board certifications does Bret Pickering have?

    Bret Pickering is certified by the American Board of Pediatrics.

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