Dr. David Scher, MD

Dr. David Scher, MD

Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology  |  
Male  |  
Age 61
(6)
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Dr. David Scher, MD is a clinical cardiac electrophysiology doctor who practices in Lancaster, PA. He is 61 years old and has been practicing for 34 years. Read his story

217 Harrisburg Ave

Lancaster, PA 17603

Contact Information

(717) 544-8300

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
  • 5 More

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Top Care Areas

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Atrial Fibrillation
very high
more than 97% of peers
Arrhythmias
very high
more than 97% of peers
Heart Palpitations
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Scher's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Scher "Director of Arrhythmia Services at PinnacleHealth from 1991-2011, Dr Scher brought the specialty of cardiac electrophysiology to Harrisburg, PA. A clinical researcher in some of the most important trials of implantable cardiac rhythm devices and Chair of the Institutional Review Board for 18 years, Dr Scher oversaw cutting edge implementation of medical treatments of all types and has numerous academic publications. His focus on patient care and outcomes brought him to The Heart Group of Lancaster General Health/PennMed where world class cardiac care is practiced. He is a recognized thought leader in the field of digital health and believes that patient centered shared decision making with the patient are critical for better outcomes. Dr Scher lectures globally about the benefits of remote patient monitoring and digital health. His main objective is to empower patients to actively participate in their care. He evaluated and treats patients for all cardiovascular conditions. "

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Scher "Explaining things in plain English, having all patient and caregiver questions fully answered to their satisfaction, minimizing medications and procedures, and participating in SHARED DECISION MAKING. I encourage patient and caregiver to research to their satisfaction using all available (Internet, hospital-provided, other) resources. "
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Specialties

  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
  • Cardiology
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Board Certifications

  • Cardiovascular Disease
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Clinical Cardiac Electrophysiology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Aneurysm
  • Angina and Acute Coronary Syndrome
  • Aortic Valve Disease
  • Arrhythmias
  • Atrial Fibrillation
  • Atrial Flutter
  • Cardiomyopathy
  • Cardiomyopathy Due to Anthracyclines
  • Cardiomyopathy, Alcoholic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated
  • Cardiomyopathy, Dilated, Idiopathic
  • Cardiomyopathy, Hypertrophic
  • Carotid Sinus Syncope
  • Chest Pain
  • Congenital Heart Defects
  • Congestive Heart Failure
  • Coronary Artery Disease (CAD)
  • Heart Murmur
  • Heart Palpitations
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Hypertension
  • Hypertensive Heart Disease
  • Hypotension
  • Limb Swelling Caused by Fluid Overload
  • Mitral Valve Disease
  • Multifocal Premature Beats
  • Palpitations
  • Paroxysmal Supraventricular Tachycardia
  • Pericardial Disease
  • Pulmonary Hypertension
  • Rheumatic Aortic Valve Disorders
  • Syncope
  • Thrombosis
  • Vascular Disease

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Procedures

  • Cardiac Imaging
  • Cardiovascular Stress Test
  • Echocardiography

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Pennsylvania.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

  • Washington University Of St. Louis
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1977
  • Universita Degli Studi Di Bologna, Facolta De Medicina E Chirurgia
    Medical School | Graduated 1984
  • Maimonides Mc
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1985
  • Maimonides Med Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1988
  • Presby University Penn Med Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1991

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Scher has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Italian

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Scher's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Scher to family and friends
3.7
based on 6 total reviews (1 with a comment)

Likelihood to Recommend (6)

  • 5
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  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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Dr. Scher's Performance

Trustworthiness
VERY GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
VERY GOOD
Answers Questions
VERY GOOD
Time well spent
VERY GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
VERY GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
VERY GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (1)

Rochester, MN |
I worked with Dr. Scher at Polyclinic Hospital in Harrisburg PA many, many years ago. He was our first electrophysiologist and dragged us kicking and screaming into the world of EP. Glad to see he is still practicing and would rate him highly in terms of experience and breaking into a new role.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Scher accepts 14 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • Medicaid
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • Principal Financial Group
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Scher has admitting privileges

Lancaster General Hospital
555 N Duke St
Lancaster, PA 17602
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