Dr. Karla Snider Pivik, FAAD, FAOCD, is a board-certified dermatologist with a very patient-centered approach to treating dermatologic medical conditions. She hails from the wild and scenic town of Green River, Wyoming, and earned two Bachelor’s Degrees from the University of Wyoming. During her tenure in Wyoming, she discovered her love of foreign travel and participated in a foreign exchange program in Salamanca, Spain.
She attended Osteopathic Medical School at Western University of Health Sciences in Southern California and graduated with honors. She completed residency training in Oregon, served as chief resident her final year, and has practiced dermatology in Oregon since completing her training.
Dr. Pivik follows the osteopathic philosophy that all body systems are interrelated and dependent on good health. She believes excellent patient care values the person as an individual. Dr. Pivik understands the psychosocial impact of dermatologic conditions and seeks to treat the skin and the whole person as well.
Outside the office, Dr. Pivik spends her free time with her husband, three active little boys, and her golden retrievers and bernadoodle. Dr. Pivik and her family are outdoor enthusiasts and enjoy exploring Oregon’s beautiful landscapes. She loves hiking, biking, camping, rafting, and fishing. She plays disk golf and loves to throw pottery on a wheel. She sometimes attempts to play the guitar and is a self-proclaimed campfire cuisine enthusiast.