James E. Pickett, M.D.

James E. Pickett, M.D.

Dr. James Pickett is a board-certified ophthalmologist who has been practicing general ophthalmology in San Marcos since 1986. He was born in Oklahoma but has lived most of his life in Texas.

For his undergraduate degree, Dr. Pickett graduated with honors from Stephen F. Austin State University in Nacogdoches, Texas. He earned his medical degree from the University of Texas Medical School in Houston.

Upon completion of his medical degree, Dr. Pickett spent a one-year internship at St. Joseph’s Hospital in Houston. He served his three-year ophthalmology residency at the University of Texas Medical School in San Antonio.

Dr. Pickett is committed to providing his patients with the most advanced surgical, laser, and medical technologies available for the treatment of eye diseases. This requires attending frequent continuing medical education seminars and courses. Dr. Pickett has been recognized as a Texas Super Doctor as published by Texas Monthly since 2006.

Dr. Pickett sees patients in the San Marcos and Wimberley offices.

Dr. Pickett lives in San Marcos with his wife, Claire. When not at the office, Dr. Pickett enjoys spending time with his family. He also enjoys many outdoor activities, especially horseback trail riding and team roping.

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Name: James Pickett, M.D.

Phone: 512-353-1300

Speciality:Comprehensive Ophthalmologist

Degree:M.D. of Medicine

Locations: San Marcos

Since 2006

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