Dr. David Scott, MD

Dr. David Scott, MD

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Dr. David Scott, MD is a joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedic specialist in Spokane, WA and has been practicing for 21 years. He graduated from Tufts University School Of Medicine in 1990 and specializes in joint replacement & reconstruction orthopedics, sports medicine, and more.Read his story

Orthopaedic Specialty Clinic of Spokane

785 E Holland Ave

Spokane, WA 99218
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Altius Health Plans
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross of Idaho
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Choice Health
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Group Health Cooperative
  • Health Net
  • Humana
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan of the Northwest
  • Kaiser Foundation Health Plan, Inc.

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Top Care Areas

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Osteoarthritis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 96% of peers
Knee Disorders
very high
more than 96% of peers

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Dr. Scott's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Scott "Dr. Scott completed his orthopaedic residency in New York City at the Hospital for Joint Diseases. He received fellowship training in adult reconstruction at the University of Utah, where he was an adjunct assistant professor at the School of Medicine for over 5 years. He is currently a clinical instructor at the UW School of Medicine and specializes in arthritis surgery with an emphasis on joint replacement. Dr. Scott is an active member of the American Association of Hip and Knee Surgeons. Dr. Scott frequently speaks locally, nationally, and internationally about the latest trends and techniques in the field. He maintains an active presence in clinical research and has been published in numerous orthopaedic journals and texts. As the first surgeon to use advanced bearings in hip replacement in Spokane, as well as hip resurfacing and computer assisted surgery, his pioneering expertise continues to bring to Orthopaedic Specialty Clinic of Spokane the latest in medical advances in orthopaedic medicine. He also places a strong emphasis on biologic reconstruction alternatives to joint replacement such as cartilage and meniscus replacement. He is also a leading regional pioneer in outpatient total joint surgery. Dr. David Scott is also very active in the field of orthopaedic surgery and joint replacement research. He believes that research is critical to the advancement of medicine and necessary for improving the care and solutions we offer our patients. Dr. Scott is a leader in the research field and is one of the most active physicians in joint replacement research in the region. He initiates many of his own studies, which is unique among his peers. He recognizes that physician-driven research is critical for finding new and better ways to serve patients. Dr. Scott has a strong team supporting this important research. The full team at OSC maintains certifications with The National Institute of Health and The Collaborative Institutional Training Initiative. In addition, Dr. Scott has been a leader in technology design and continues to help design some of the tools that are shaping orthopaedics today. Some of his work has included development of a state-of-the-art knee replacement system. His commitment to research expands into the academic world and helps shape the future of the profession. He is on the academic staff at both the University of Utah and the University of Washington."

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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Scott "OSC Premier Bone and Joint Surgeons of Spokane is a doctor-owned clinic specializing in every area of orthopaedics, including: joint reconstruction and replacement, physical therapy, occupational therapy and sports medicine.

OSC is short for Orthopaedic Specialty Clinic. And when we say specialty, that's exactly what we mean. Each of our doctors limits their practice to specific joints and conditions giving them each an unparalleled depth of experience in their field. For our patients, this means the best and most effective care you can trust and shorter recovery times. 

Our Mission: Orthopaedic Specialty Clinic of Spokane aims to provide the highest-quality specialty orthopaedic care to the Inland Northwest. We strive to be the premier, most progressive orthopaedic group within the region; our doctors all have the highest level of fellowship training and credentials within each of our subspecialties.

What we offer:   We are passionate about helping our patients get back to an active lifestyle through effective orthopaedics. Fellowship training in each of our specialty areas means the highest-quality care for each of our patients. We treat orthopaedic issues from beginning to end. Whether you need physical therapy for a nagging shoulder injury or a complete joint replacement, we're ready to help you get back to doing what you love.   We also offers specialized hip and knee orthopaedics along with research studies helping to further the field. Read more here.

Here are some of the features that make our clinic unique:

  • We're the only orthopaedic clinic in the area that requires every doctor to be fellowship trained.
  • We're the only orthopaedic clinic to offer physical therapy and post-op care on-site.
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Specialties

  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Adult Orthopedic Surgery
  • Adult Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Joint Reconstruction Orthopedic Surgery
  • Minimally Invasive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Arthroscopy
  • Orthopedic Fracture Care
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Nerve Root Injury and Plexus Disorders (incl. Pinched Nerve)
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteopenia
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Autonomic Neuropathy
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Soft Tissue Sarcoma
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger

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Procedures

  • ACL Surgery
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Femur or Knee
  • Excision of Tibia or Fibula
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Washington.

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

  • Cornell University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1984
  • Tufts University School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1990
  • Ny U Med Ctr
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1991
  • Hospital For Joint Diseases Orthopaedic Institute
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • University Utah
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Scott has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Scott's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Scott to family and friends
4.8
based on 108 total reviews (74 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (108)

  • 5
    (103)
  • 4
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  • 3
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  • 2
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  • 1
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Dr. Scott's Performance

Trustworthiness
EXCELLENT
Explains condition(s) well
EXCELLENT
Answers Questions
EXCELLENT
Time well spent
EXCELLENT

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
EXCELLENT
Office environment
EXCELLENT
Staff friendliness
EXCELLENT
Average wait time
10 to 15 minutes

Patient Comments (74)

I waited way to long to have my knee fixed. The whole experience was made easy and now have a knee that is healing great with no problems or surprises.. It made me wonder why I had waited so long.. Thank you Dr. Scott and your whole staff.
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Dr. Scott was caring and professional. He did an excellent job replacing my hip . Highly recommend him and the staff at OSC!
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Dr Scott performed my hip replacement surgery. The operation was successful and recovery has been easy and relatively painless. Dr Scott has been a wonderful doctor and I would highly recommend him.
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The VA told me both of my knees needed replaced, and they were not staffed to perform the surgery here in Spokane. I found Dr. David Scott via reading reviews, and I requested him for my knee replacement doctor. YAY! His office staff are wonderful, answered all questions and met all my needs. Dr....more
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I am so pleased with the care I have gotten from OSC. All of the staff gave excellent care from the front desk to Dr. Scott himself. I am beyond pleased with the results of my surgery and am doing so much better than I could have imagined.
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