Biography & Education

Biography

Luis Scheker, M.D., follows a simple care philosophy: to provide each patient with the same level of care he would extend to his own family. “I feel privileged each day by the trust that patients place in me, and I work as hard as I can to meet and exceed their expectations,” he says.

In his practice, Dr. Scheker emphasizes communication between physician and patient. “I help patients to learn and understand the nature of their skin conditions so that together we can decide on the best treatment plan,” he says.

Dr. Scheker received his medical degree from Meharry Medical College in Nashville, Tenn. He completed his internship at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis, Ind., and his residency in dermatology at Oregon Health & Science University in Portland.

Dr. Scheker was born in Santo Domingo, Dominican Republic, and speaks both Spanish and English. His hobbies include playing jazz piano and saxophone, watching movies and traveling.

Areas of expertise

Dermatology

Education
Meharry Medical College in Nashville
Languages
  • English
  • Spanish

Care Locations

417 SW 117th Ave.
Suite 100
Portland, OR 97225
Fax 503-216-8999
Affiliated Facilities

Specialties

Reviews

Patient Ratings and Comments
About Our Survey

The Patient Rating score is based on responses given during the CAHPS Patient Experience Survey. Responses are measured on a 10-point scale, with 10 being the best score. These scores are then translated to a 5-point scale in order to display results in a 5-star rating. Comments are also gathered from the same survey and displayed in their entirety with the exception of any language that may be considered slander, libel or contain private health information, which will be removed prior to publishing the comments.

4.7 out of 5 (283 Ratings, 70 Comments)

90

12/21/2016
Provider was up front about costs and gave options
70

12/20/2016
The thing that is most frustrating is that the staff in the front office often times is not really engaged with the patient. In other words, they do not look up, do not look at my file before speaking to me, and they do not seem to know that I have ALzheimer's. They will ask a lot of questions that I can not answer, but my daughter can and she is with me every time.
90

12/06/2016
He knows what he is doing and is quick and efficient.
90

11/16/2016
pleased with length of visit. Waiting time was best ever a Providence facility.
100

11/14/2016
Very pleased with the interaction and regular visits with the doctor, as I see him every six months due to the numerous types and occurrences of Skin Cancer that I have had over the last 20 years.
100

11/12/2016
Maegan, the MA is always really friendly and demonstrates a level of caring unique to her.
100

11/09/2016
Dr. Schecker is always plesant and has a good sense of humor, I love him. His staff is always plesant too.
20

10/30/2016
This appointment upset me in a few different ways. First, we didn't get through everything I wanted done because the appointment was only a half hour. [...] The Dr. was using medical terms and was so rushed didn't explain them. I had to go home and google the terms I could remember. [...] Second, toward the end of the appointment the Dr. just walked out....he was done. I had to ask the assistant if he was going to finish with my skin evaluation. She asked the Dr and the Dr advised I needed to book another appointment if I wanted that done. [...] The whole point of me going in to get my skin checked out is so the Dr can identify any issues or potential issues. he failed me and I do not trust his competency. he is way too rushed with his stupid half hour appointment limit.
70

10/23/2016
I told him what I thought the issue was, and he said he had never heard of that particular issue before and that what I thought it was definitely was not the problem. After the biopsy came back, the issue was exactly what I had told the doctor it was.
100

10/18/2016
referred me to specialist and got the appointment with 1 day
100

10/09/2016
Phone system is TERRIBLE.
90

10/06/2016
I like Dr. Luis. He is to the point and gets me in and out quickly, but spends time answering my questions.
100

10/05/2016
Luis Scheker is a great doctor; Very engaging, always knows what to do. Relatively easy to get an appointment
100

10/04/2016
Dr. Schecker is very knowledgeable about dermatology issues. He is an excellent listener as well as friendly and able to make a patient feel at ease immediately.
100

10/03/2016
Dr. Shecker and his staff are exceptional A+ their profession and as human beings - They are sensitive, caring & will always be my derm contact.
80

10/02/2016
the only problem is that the treetmant was unsuccessful
100

09/29/2016
Dr. Scheker is amazing. He has spent a lot of time with me to help my rosacea. He has worked with me over the years to find a solution that works for me. He has been great.
90

09/27/2016
CMA and doctor were both compassionate, kind, informative, efficient and effective
90

09/27/2016
Good care and referrals. [...]
90

09/20/2016
quick and accurate assessment of medical condition, provided immediate prescription with expected outcome and timeframe
80

09/20/2016
I was running late to get to my appointment on time and did not have time to get cash to pay my co-pay. The clerk asked for it and it and I apologized that I did not have it and she started to make a big deal that I couldn't pay. She then went on and on about she was going to have to write a memo to their financial counselors of my failure to pay. I was very upset and had never seen anything like that in all the years I have been a patient at Providence [...] I had no problem with her asking for the co-pay but to go into such a negative and hostile attitude really was uncalled for. [...]
100

09/18/2016
very caring
100

09/12/2016
Too long a wait for first appt.
100

09/11/2016
Dr. Scheker is my Dermatologist. He burns pre-cancer from my face. Always friendly, always professional, and always nice.
100

09/10/2016
VERY GOOD DOCTOR
100

09/06/2016
willing to talk openly about risks, expectations of new meds
100

08/31/2016
Dr. Scheker is one of the kindest and most competent doctors I have met with, and I'm 82. Even though he is on a tight schedule, he takes the time to listen and give advice on my concerns. He is an outstanding dermatologist, and my wife and I are fortunate to be his patients.
70

08/30/2016
Communication for follow up treatment less than optimal.
70

08/24/2016
Good integration with [...] insurance, made answering coverage questions much easier. Staff well-trained. Should have a simple priority appointment system for patients with easy annual check-ups. Silly to wait 2 months for a 5-minute appointment.
70

08/21/2016
I was disappointed with the results. I will require additional surgery.
100

08/15/2016
Had to wait ~4 weeks for the first available appointment with the doctor. Was placed on a call list for any cancellations. Was able to see the doctor ~1 week before my original appointment.
80

08/07/2016
Still an issue of having 3 types of skin disease & don't know if I can be cured.
80

07/11/2016
recurroing infection had flared up, needed to see dermatologist asap. schecker has been my usual doctor, his schedule availabilty was limited. very surprised when receptionist said patient were not shared with other doctors in office and would need to be a new patient if I hadn't taken the one timely appt schecker had
100

07/03/2016
Dr Scheker is a great doctor, he explains everything very well and always gives the right treatment. He is a great human being as well. He's always very polite and makes patients feel nurtured and taken care of. He is absolutely AWESOME
100

06/29/2016
Dr. Scheker is always prompt, always very friendly and professional, always asks if I have questions, offers me options instead of dictating my care and is always aware of my history. He is easy to talk to and never makes me feel like I have asked a dumb question.
100

06/28/2016
Dr. Shecker is the best Dermatologist I have ever seen. Fast, to the point, gentle, and caring. Additionally, he fixes the problem immediately, no indecision.
100

06/26/2016
Very happy with all the providers
80

06/21/2016
Difficult to get an appt. - Wait time 3 months out. Had to hold for 45 sec. - 1 1/2 minutes.
80

06/20/2016
I was disappointed that I had to wait almost 4 months to be seen [...] after the visit I was very please with the doctor
90

06/15/2016
Dr. Scheker is very kind, knowledgable and friendly. I would recommend him to others [...]
90

06/12/2016
I have not received the biopsy test results. Only voice mails asking for callbacks. [...]
70

06/08/2016
[...] I was told that this would be a 15 minute appointment and there were no exceptions. I was NOT impressed. How can a new provider learn about a new patient in 15 minutes? [...] I did not feel that the Dr. had reviewed my husbands records as some of what I referred to he was not aware of. Also I printed out a medication list that I included in the paperwork I gave the receptionist upon checking in, the assistant that brought to the examining room asked me for it, I told her where it was and it did not surface while we were seeing the Dr. It would have been helpful when we were discussing my husbands psoriasis medication. Needless to say I am not impressed with the appointment. So far the best thing from this visit is that the cream Dr. Shecker prescribed for my husband is working. I am still on the fence as to whether or not I will come back or find a dermatology clinic.
100

06/07/2016
I have seen several dermatologists in town who mis-managed my chronic skin condition. Dr. Scheker is the best dermatologist I have been who has put me on a path of recovery. He cares about me, listens to me and is not swayed by the assumptions some other [...] providers made. He has recommended effective treatment options that helped me improve. I am very thankful to Dr. Scheker for his care.
50

06/07/2016
The appointment was for my annual skin check, which this provider has done for the past few years. This time I felt he rushed through the exam. The exam was inadequate, and I am now trying to find a dermatologist who will give me a complete skin check as it should be done.
90

05/25/2016
Dr. Scheker is caring dermatologist who does a good job putting you at ease and answering your questions
70

05/23/2016
I was in and out quickly and they were appreciative of my time.
90

05/22/2016
Very accurate and quick comments on skin conditions - immediate identification of one location for shave biopsy (is positive skin cancer) - a wonderful receptive attitude for all my concerns and queries, as well as responses.
100

05/15/2016
first visit - will wait to see how things work out
100

05/11/2016
Dr. Scheker's assistant is also very competent and helpful. [...]
100

05/08/2016
I was thoroughly impressed with the high quality health care that Luis provided to me.
100

05/04/2016
THis was my first visit with him, and I was pleased with his caring and willingness to listen to and to help me.
100

05/01/2016
Dr. Scheker is a skilled practitioner that I would highly recommend to others, and have. He speaks clearly and works efficiently.
100

04/24/2016
I was disappointed about the 3 month wait to see him. Very good service though.
100

04/20/2016
Dr. Scheker is the kindest and smartest doctor I could have hoped for. I am so glad I chose him for my care.
100

04/19/2016
very helpful
100

04/13/2016
Very attentive to my condition and questions; took time with me and didn't seem rushed to get to the next patient [...]
100

04/12/2016
Good experience and care provided.
100

03/29/2016
Always upbeat & friendly.
100

03/29/2016
Both Drs [...] & Scheker were first time appointments [...]. They were both great Docs & I was very pleased with both men. Dr. Scheker was outstanding, all I could ask for in a new Dr. Great guy ! !
100

03/15/2016
Dr. Scheker was wonderful. He explained things clearly and assisted me in all my needs. Him and his team have went above and beyond to assist me in my questions and care of my skin. He's one of Providence's finest.
100

03/13/2016
Dr. Schecker is one of the most helpful and knowledgeable dermatologists that I have visited. He is friendly, nice, and makes things easy to understand. He also teaches the patient about what is going on.
100

03/08/2016
Nice guy, very efficient, thanks Doc Luis!
80

03/06/2016
[...] Dr. Schecker is above average [...]
100

03/01/2016
The team, from the time I came in the door were cheerful, quick and thorough. The Dr. was the same and answered my questions w/knowledge and care.
100

02/24/2016
This is the nicest doctor I've ever met.
80

02/23/2016
[...] There was almost a 2 month wait for our first appointment. This is too long.
90

02/21/2016
Just took a long time to get the first appt.
100

02/16/2016
This was an annual checkup for skin cancer. Short but effective visit. One spot was biopsied and I was called the next day that it was benign. No complaints at all.
80

02/16/2016
If only doctors can sit and discuss or talk to patients for just a few more minutes than usual, it would give us the confidence to recommend these doctors to others, or to use their services the next time. [...]
100

02/14/2016
Very knowledgable, patient, and with great bedside manner! He didn't make me feel silly about checking a mole even though I knew it was probably normal. He also diagnosed a problem I've had unresolved and misdiagnosed for 5 years, and with the new prescription it's already begun clearing up! The only regret I have is that I didn't get an appointment with him sooner...like years ago!!