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601 Van Ness Avenue, Suite 2018, San Francisco, CA, 94102

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Dr. Bickel's career has focused on Surgical Reconstruction, Teaching, and Research. He has authored numerous articles, abstracts, and chapters in professional journals and texts. Dr. Bickel has been involved in resident instruction in the Division of Plastic Surgery at University of California, San Francisco since 1998, and he is an Assistant Team Physician for the University of San Francisco athletic teams. Dr. Bickel currently serves as Associate Editor for the Journal of Hand Surgery.

A member of numerous professional organizations, Dr. Bickel has served as Faculty at several diverse educational courses, helping to instruct colleagues in the principles and techniques of Hand and Microsurgery. He is a member of the teaching faculty for AO North America, helping to instruct other surgeons, residents, and fellows in the principles of fracture management in the upper extremities.

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It was ok. Waited about 50 minutes to be seen for 10 mins. I was out in the waiting area for about 30 mins then put in an exam room for another 20 mins. They moved to a new location so it seems like most of the patients got lost and arrived late so maybe that backed it up. I think those who arrives on time like myself should have been seen at the appointed time and those who were late should be the ones to wait.

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He was fine, but 75 minutes past my appointment was very annoying.

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Dr Bickel is knowledgeable, curteous, professional with excellent office staff and very efficient

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He was friendly, professional and knowledgeable.

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I felt a little rushed and had more questions to ask.

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Thought he was friendly, had great communication skills, at felt assured. Would seek his consultation again and highly recommend him.

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Dr. Bickel is an excellent physician. He explains things in everyday language and is very knowledgeable. This was my second visit.

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I was really impressed with Dr Bickel. I came for a consultation/second opinion and he delivered way more than I expected. He addressed my concerns, answered my questions and listened to what I had to say. I have decided to have the surgery I was doubtful about and Dr Bickel will be the doctor I will go to to perform that surgery.

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Great dr knows his stuff ,happy I went to him

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Really liked my visit and the personality of Dr. Bickel and the entire staff.

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Very knowledgable. People were right about wait time.

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Great visit!

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He is good, but waiting time really need to think how to improve!

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Wait time was awful. I showed up early and it took forever to get seen. I didn't even receive any updates unless I prompted. Other people showed up and were seen right away.

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excellent

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Very knowledgeable and confident surgeon. Dr. Bickel came highly recommended as the top hand specialist in the San Francisco by 2 other surgeons I consulted prior to scheduling with De. Bickel

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I found out what I needed to know.

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Dr. Bickel was direct and thorough in his examination of my finger injury. He patiently answered all of my questions. Very professional and clearly knows his stuff. The only downside of my visit was that the office was already running 30 minutes behind at 9:30am, so the wait time was longer than it should have been.

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Very professional and helpful. I asked to get to know how much the procedure will be and the staff (emily) was super helpful with all the information she provided... and for some of the legwork she will do to help me understand my responsibilities as it relates to my wallet.

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I enjoyed meeting Dr Bickel. He was easy to talk to and answered my questions clearly and thouroughly .

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Wonderfully caring and expert physician. Same goes for his office staff -- the best!

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we walked out after confirming our 11 am appointment twice only to find out the doctor was at least 45 minutes behind schedule. we waited 30 minutes and were told another 20 minutes or more. its monday morning and your already an hour behind with your patients?

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I liked Kyle Bickel very much but the wait was almost a full hour which is truly unacceptable.

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Dr Bickel was GREAT! As was the assistant. Dr Bickel was very thorough, explained everything very clearly, and included loads of information on the hows and whys of my tendonitis. Don't think I've ever seen a doctor that provided that level of detail. Can't recommend him enough.

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He cared about my symptoms, talked me out of the initial diagnosis of the other docs (non-specialists) and was attentive enough to correct a mis-interpretation the physician's assistant made on my chart. Also, warm conversation, and supportive of my active lifestyle.

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Everything was lovely except the one hour wait.

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Very good. Got right to the point! Very informative! Positive experience.

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Professional. Easy, comfortable manner. The only reason I had to wait a few minutes is because I was early and they managed to squeeze me in earlier than my appointment time.

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Very efficient, clear, and concise, but thorough.

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Dr. Bickel is very knowledgeable about the hand. I highly value his opinion.

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Great service. Very friendly and knowledgeable doctor !!

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excellent and good communicator.

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Good visit, good explanation of my problem and solutions, extremely professional.

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Dr Bickel has a wonderful manner, is easy to talk to, and is concerned about his patients. Even after 12 years, he remembered working on my hand and was very painstaking in his exam.

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He was excellent, went to Hopkins - can't do better!

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Professional staff, great doc.

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I appreciated Dr. Bickel's manner. He appeared knowledgeable, he listened carefully, and he explained the options I could pursue for the arthritis in my hands. He did not push surgery; in fact he did not recommend any action at this time. So many doctors are quick to tell you they can rectify your problem, but he agreed there was not quick fix for me. I will continue to remain under his care.

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Doctor was great -- but he was running 40 minutes behind schedule due to emergencies.

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I really appreciated the opportunity to meet with Dr. Bickel and get some clarity on a hand injury that has been bothering me for several months. I feel I am in excellent hands (ha) and confident my treatment is now moving in the right direction!