Mark Pico, M.D.
Mark Pico, M.D., specializes in both internal medicine and pediatrics and is practicing at the Verde Valley Medical Center – Sedona Campus at 3700 West Highway 89A in West Sedona. Dr. Pico is a member of Verde Valley Medical Clinic - Primary Care, a service of Verde Valley Medical Center.
Dr. Pico received his medical degree from the University of Minnesota School of Medicine and School of Public Health in Rochester, Minnesota. He then completed a comprehensive combined residency in both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics working with the adult and pediatric populations at several affiliated hospitals in Phoenix, Arizona: Good Samaritan Medical Center, Carl T. Hayden Veteran’s Hospital, Maricopa Medical Center and Phoenix Children’s Hospital.
Dr. Pico is the recipient of numerous medical honors and awards, including an achievement award from the Public Health Office affiliated with the University of Arizona in Tucson, as well as scholarships from the Center for American Indian Health, and the Ben and Gene Overman Scholarship Award for Primary Care. Dr. Pico also served as a clinical instructor for the Pacific University Physician’s Assistant Program in Hillsboro, Oregon.
As a primary care physician, Dr. Pico is specifically trained in disease prevention, counseling, patient education and the diagnosis and treatment of acute and chronic illness. With a degree in Exercise Physiology from the University of Arizona, he has a special interest in helping his patients achieve optimum health through healthy lifestyles.
Prior to relocating to the Verde Valley, Dr. Pico practiced both Internal Medicine and Pediatrics in Tuality Community Hospital, Essential Health Clinic in Hillsboro, Oregon, but notes that he was eager to return to Arizona and practice medicine in the Verde Valley: “I believe the Verde Valley can lead the state in health and be an example for the rest of Arizona,” said Dr. Pico. “I am looking forward to living in a beautiful rural area where my wife and I can raise our four-year old son.”