Rita O. Pichardo-Geisinger, M.D.Wake Forest Baptist Health

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

251 Ratings

Rita O. Pichardo-Geisinger, M.D.

Assistant Professor,

Clinical Interests

Skin Disease of Aging, Hair and Scalp Disease, Skin Care, Rosacea, Dermatology (general), Hair Disorders, Pigmented Lesions, Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Dermatology, Dermatopathology

Contact Information

New Patient Appointments: 336-716-WAKE
Returning Patient Appointments: 336-716-3926
Department: 336-716-3926


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Education & Training

  • M.D., Univ De Los Andes Faculty of Medicine-Venezuela , 1989
  • Fellowship, WFU School of Medicine, 2002
  • Fellowship, WFU School of Medicine, 2004

NPI Number

  • 1255316311
Rita O. Pichardo-Geisinger, M.D.

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

251 Ratings

Rita O. Pichardo-Geisinger, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Dermatology
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Center for Worker Health

Contact Information

Academic: 336-716-9276 | Department: 336-716-3926


Recent Publications

Kaufman WS, McNamara EK, Pichardo-Geisinger R. Atrophic erythematous facial plaques [photo challenge]. Cutis. 2014;93(1):E4-E5.

Quandt SA, Newman JC, Pichardo-Geisinger R, Mora DC, Chen H, Feldman SR, Arcury TA. Self-reported skin symptoms and skin-related quality of life among Latino immigrant poultry processing and other manual workers. Am J Ind Med. 2014;57(5):605-614.

Pichardo-Geisinger R, Mora DC, Newman JC, Arcury TA, Feldman SR, Quandt SA. Comorbidity of tinea pedis and onychomycosis and evaluation of risk factors in Latino immigrant poultry processing and other manual laborers. South Med J. 2014;107(6):374-379.

Abokwidir M, Davis SA, Fleischer AB, Pichardo-Geisinger RO. Use of the emergency department for dermatologic care in the United States by ethnic group. J Dermatolog Treat. 2014;():.

Pichardo-Geisinger R, Munoz-Ali D, Arcury TA, Blocker JN, Grzywacz JG, Mora DC, Chen H, Schulz MR, Feldman SR, Quandt SA. Dermatologist-diagnosed skin diseases among immigrant Latino poultry processors and other manual workers in North Carolina, USA. Int J Dermatol. 2013;52(11):1342-1348.

Pichardo-Geisinger R. Commentary on 'changing age distribution of patients with melanoma' [invited commentary]. South Med J. 2013;106(12):673-674.

Davis SA, Narahari S, Feldman SR, Huang W, Pichardo-Geisinger RO, McMichael AJ. Top dermatologic conditions in patients of color: an analysis of nationally representative data. J Drugs Dermatol. 2012;11(4):466-473.

Sagransky MJ, Pichardo-Geisinger RO, Munoz-Ali D, Feldman SR, Mora DC, Quandt SA. Pachydermodactyly from repetitive motion in poultry processing workers: a report of 2 cases. Arch Dermatol. 2012;148(8):925-928.

Miller P, Curtis A, Pichardo R. Bullous lupus erythematosus as a cutaneous manifestation of systemic lupus [abstract]. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2011;64(2 Suppl 1):AB95.

Kinney M, Lee A, Pichardo R. Disseminated trichosporonosis in a patient with relapsed acute myeloid leukemia [abstract]. J Am Acad Dermatol. 2010;62(3 Suppl):AB86.

McMichael A, Guzman-Sanchez D, Pichardo R, Iordanov M, Farley S, Inabinet R. Fas ligand expression is not up-regulated in scarring alopecias [abstract]. Exp Dermatol. 2010;19(6):608-609.

Pichardo R, Vallejos Q, Feldman SR, Schulz MR, Verma A, Quandt SA, Arcury TA. The prevalence of melasma and its association with quality of life in adult male Latino migrant workers. Int J Dermatol. 2009;48(1):22-26.

Wong SL, Young YD, Geisinger KR, Shen P, Stewart JH, Sangueza O, Pichardo-Geisinger R, Levine EA. Intraoperative imprint cytology for evaluation of sentinel lymph nodes from Merkel cell carcinoma. Am Surg. 2009;75(7):615-619.

Namazi MR, Kerchner KR, Pichardo RO. Essential type II mixed cryoglobulinemia causing pyoderma gangrenosum-like ulcers. ScientificWorldJournal. 2008;8():228.

Parsons AC, Young YD, Pichardo-Geisinger R, Geisinger KR. Capsular melanocytic nevus: a potential diagnostic pitfall in intraoperative sentinel lymph node evaluation for metastatic melanoma. Pathol Case Rev. 2008;13(3):99-101.

Yentzer BA, Wilson R, Kaur M, Clark A, Young T, Williams L, Feldman SR, Williford PM, Pichardo R. Treatment of postcryosurgery wounds with a trolamine/sodium alginate topical emulsion versus standard of care. J Drugs Dermatol. 2008;7(5 Suppl):S3-S5.

Maddison B, Namazi MR, Samuel LS, Sanchez J, Pichardo R, Stocks J, Maruziva D, Yosipovitch G. Unexpected diminished innervation of epidermis and dermoepidermal junction in lichen amyloidosus. Br J Dermatol. 2008;159(2):403-406.

Avashalumov K, Pichardo R, Jorizzo JL, Sangueza OP, Goldenberg G. Bullous mastocytosis: report of a patient and a brief review of the literature. Am J Dermatopathol. 2008;30(5):455-457.

Soo V, Shen P, Pichardo R, Azzazy H, Stewart JH, Geisinger KR, Levine EA. Intraoperative evaluation of sentinel lymph nodes for metastatic melanoma by imprint cytology. Ann Surg Oncol. 2007;14(5):1612-1617.

Green WH, Yosipovitch G, Pichardo RO. Recurrent, pruritic dermal plaques and bullae: eosinophilic cellulitis (Wells syndrome). Arch Dermatol. 2007;143(6):791.

Maddison B, Samuel LS, Sanchez J, Pichardo R, Yosipovitch G. Nerve fiber distribution in lichen amyloidosis [abstract]. Acta Derm Venereol. 2007;87(5):477-478.

Pichardo RO, Yeatts RP, Sangueza OP. Doxycycline-inducted cutaneous hyperpigmentation [abstract]. Am J Dermatopathol. 2006;28(3):235.

Fernandez-Orland A, Pichardo RO, Sangueza OP. The histopathologic spectrum of trichodiscoma. A morphologic study of 27 cases [abstract]. Am J Dermatopathol. 2006;28(3):231.

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Assistant Professor, Dermatology

Clinical Interests

Skin Disease of Aging, Hair and Scalp Disease, Skin Care, Rosacea, Dermatology (general), Hair Disorders, Pigmented Lesions, Skin Cancer, Cosmetic Dermatology, Dermatopathology
Rita O. Pichardo-Geisinger, M.D.

Rita O. Pichardo-Geisinger, M.D.

Assistant Professor, Dermatology
Maya Angelou Center for Health Equity
Center for Worker Health

Doctor Rating

4.7 out of 5

Rita O. Pichardo-Geisinger, M.D.251 Ratings

Doctor Ratings

The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
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CP explanations of prob/condition
CP spoke using clear language
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Very satisfied w/dr.


I have great confidence in Dr. Pichardo and would highly recommend her to others!




Doc is GREAT, also felt great about Intern


Dr. Pichardo is the most concerned and caring doctor I have every seen. In my opinion, she is the best of the best. She diagnosed my condition on the very first visit with her. Prior to my first visit with her, I had visited other doctors for over a year and was not property diagnosed.


Feel Dr. Picardo is concerned and wants to provide information that helpful and reassuring.


Dr. Pichardo is so personable and showed concern about the pain and suffering I experienced.


I appreciated the time taken with me as well as the students with the provider. I was not rushed.


*Dr. Pichardo was very concern about my daughter's hair loss problem. She was very friendly & helpful. My 8 yr old was happy to be treated by such a wonderful doctor.


She is awesome!


I REALLY like this Dr. have seen her twice and also used wake health and respond back to me very friendly facility.


Dr Pichardo is always warm and friendly, and seems to remember me even though I only go in for re-check once a year these days.


I thought Dr Pichardo was wonderful, as was the nurse and intern.


Certainly recommend this staff to friends and family .


Her concern seems very genuine!


Dr. Pichardo always asks, and seems interested, about my overall care for Grave's Disease. She is very respectful, courteous and friendly. I feel completely at ease with her and able to freely discuss whatever issue I have.


Not sure at this point, she went through things so quickly as if she knew what I was doing to myself instead of asking me, then telling me what not to do and what to do. So if the meds work she's Good!


loved her!!! will go back again!


Always good.


Was very concerned, but was honest that she had tried everything she knew to do and I had not responded to the medications and treatments.


I have recommended this provider to others seeking similar services.


I didn't get any information about the new medication that I was prescribed. I guess they thought the Pharmacist would take care of that. When I left I was very confused about how and when to follow-up for other procedures I was interested in.


DR. Pichardo is an excellent provider


Dr. Pichardo is the best and most caring/thoughtful dermotologist I have ever had at WFU in the last 15 years. I have seen them all over the years and she is the best without a doubt.


I had an excellent experience with Dr. Pichardo. She shows interest in the patients problems, is clear in her explanations and advise.


I am very pleased with Dr. Pichard and have already recommended her to my friends and family.


best experience . already schedule appointment with this doctor for a family member.


Dr. Pichardo and the residents that accompanied her were great. She is always reassuring and positive. She takes time to listen to your concerns and explains your condition and treatment fully. I have recommended her and would not hesitate to do so again.


I switched to this care provider from another one in this same practice. I go into this office, dermatology, once a year for a skin checkup. I am so glad I changed from a male to female provider. I felt more comfortable with this female provider and she did a excellent job.


Dr. Pichardo is wonderful. She has patience, knowledge, and genuine compassion. She never makes you uncomfortable or nervous. Most other WF doctors "reek" of STRESS. She is calm and steady. I never feel that my visit is under the stopwatch. I wish she did other areas of medicine, so I wouldn't have to go to any one else.

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