Dr. Heather Pickett

Primary Care, Family Medicine
north las vegas, NV
28 years experience female

About

Bio

Heather Pickett DO is a Family Physician recently retired after 22 years with the United States Air Force. She was involved with all aspects of family medicine as a teaching faculty for 11 years and as a Flight Surgeon for Air Force pilots and their families. She has taught around the world, done many medical missions trips, delivered lots of babies and enjoys the relationships that are formed in family medicine. She completed a fellowship in Faculty Development from UNC Chapel Hill and has specialized training in medical acupuncture through the Helms Medical Institute via UCLA. As an osteopath trained in manual medicine, she also enjoys sharing these integrative medicine modalities with patients and minimizing medication, using good nutrition, exercise, spirituality and incorporating essential oil aromatherapy as needed. Her goal is for individuals and families to be proactive about their own wellness and to be able to manage their own health as a team between themselves and their family doctor.

Specialties
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Family Medicine

Aerospace Medicine

Integrative Medicine

Pain Management

Licenses

United States: Nebraska, Nevada, Utah

Doctor Q&A

110 Answers
55 Agrees
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A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heather Pickett
28 years experience Family Medicine
Bursitis: Very likely 'Greater Trochanteric Bursitis' where the 'cushion' on the upper outside of your hip bone gets inflamed. Responds very well to a steroid ... Read More
A 44-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heather Pickett
28 years experience Family Medicine
Unknown : I’m so sorry Elena—I understand very well. But there IS a chance you still can conceive on your own-but you just never know. But I have had numerous ... Read More
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A 28-year-old female asked:
Dr. Heather Pickett
28 years experience Family Medicine
It depends: If you are not being prescribed the oxycodone by your physician, it is not recommended. There are many other safer alternatives as opioid usage for ch ... Read More

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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pickett is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Mar 31, 2015
Dr. Pickett is an amazing doctor! #nationaldoctorsday2015 #virtualflower1
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Sep 15, 2017
hi I need some help whit my phone
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Thank you, your quick reply made me feel good! First time! Yes I'll wait it out! Thank you so much!:)
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Your answer was very helpful! Thanks :) She's taking ~26 oz of formula.
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Thank you, your answer was very helpful! Thank you for your kindness

Education & Training

Medical/Graduate school

Midwestern University Chicago College of Osteopathic Medicine, IL
Graduated 1992MD

Residency

Wright State University - Dayton, OHIO

Residency

University of Nebraska Medical Center, Omaha

Awards

United States Air Force Flight Surgeon of the Year 1997
United States Air Force Meritorious Service Medal x 4
United States Air Force Commendation Medal

Affiliations

AAFP Fellow
Department of Veterans' Affairs
National Association of VA Physicians and Dentists

Virtual Visit Ratings

4.9
78 ratings

20 top reviews

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