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Dr. Pickrell had been my doctor since I moved to Austin in 1995. I believe it is he alone who kept me healthy as I have scleraderma that can affect many organs. He is very knowledgeable about this disease and always knew what to prescribe to me. For insurance reasons, I have had to go to another rheumatologist who is very nice, but I feel is not nearly as knowledgeable as Dr. Pickrell. He is a very compassionate man and an excellent doctor.
I just found this. See for yourself if you want to go see this doctor: By Mary Ann Roser AMERICAN-STATESMAN STAFF Friday, June 05, 2009 Three Austin doctors were among 71 disciplined recently by the Texas Medical Board, including one who the board said abused substances and misprescribed drugs. Dr. Michael Bowen Pickrell, an internist and rheumatologist, sought treatment for problems that the board said were related to substance abuse, depression and "steroid psychosis" starting in December 2006 and continuing into 2007, but he left the programs against medical advice, according to the board's order. He also self-medicated, improperly prescribed narcotics or other painkillers to six patients, and failed to follow up with a seventh patient who was tested and might have had a disease, the order said. Neither Pickrell nor his attorney could be reached for comment Thursday.
I am so happy Dr Pickrell is back practicing. I heard a rumor and the next day I called to verify he was back and made the appointment. He has never ever labeled me and went beyond what any other doctor would have done for me. I will be forever grateful for him. Please dont leave me again. It is so hard to find someone with the warmth and knowledge you have. Thank you.
The VERY BEST Rheumatologist I've ever had the fortunate pleasure of knowing. He made my RA very tolerable. I still follow his advice. Wish he was still practising. He's hard to beat - I know as I searched for a long time.
Dr. Pickrell has went above and beyond any other doctor I've ever seen. He is the most compassionate, caring, and truly intelligent doctor anywhere. I honestly wish he could start giving "teaching" classes on what it's like to be there for the patient to other doctors in surrounding areas
Dr. Pickrell is the most caring, empathetic doctor that I have ever had. He has called me on weekends, volunteered to come see me when I was hospitalized - ON HIS DAY OFF! If all doctors were like him, this country would be much healthier - and happier.