Dr. Donald Scott, MD

Rheumatology •  Male • Age 65
  
Dr. Scott
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

SIMEDHealth

4343 Newberry Rd Ste 8 Gainesville, FL 32607

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Dr. Donald Scott, MD is a Rheumatology Specialist in Gainesville, FL and has over 33 years of experience in the medical field. Dr. Scott has more experience with Osteoporosis, Arthritis and Arthropathy, and Autoimmune Diseases than other specialists in his area. He graduated from Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads medical school in 1987. He is affiliated with medical facilities North Florida Regional Medical Center and Uf Health Shands Hospital. He is accepting new patients and has indicated that he accepts telehealth appointments. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Scott to book an appointment.


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Dr. Scott accepts the following insurance:

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Practice Areas

Osteoporosis

Osteoporosis specialists diagnose and treat conditions characterized by low bone density and bone weakness, such as osteoporosis and osteopenia.Compare with other Osteoporosis specialists.

Typically treats 100% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Scott treats Osteoporosis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Scott treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Osteopenia
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Scott treats Osteopenia more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Scott treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Arthritis and Arthropathy

Arthritis and arthropathy specialists diagnose and treat diseases such as rheumatoid arthritis, psoriatic arthritis, osteoarthritis, and ankylosing spondylitis that damage joints, causing pain, stiffness and swelling.Compare with other Arthritis and Arthropathy specialists.

Typically treats 88% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 13 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Arthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Scott treats Arthritis more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Scott treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Chondrocalcinosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Scott treats Chondrocalcinosis more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Scott treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Scott treats Osteoarthritis more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Scott treats this condition more than 97% of their peers

Autoimmune Diseases

Autoimmune disease specialists diagnose and treat conditions such as rheumatoid arthritis, lupus, multiple sclerosis, and celiac disease in which the immune system attacks healthy cells.Compare with other Autoimmune Diseases specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 8 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Scott treats Autoimmune Diseases more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Scott treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Scott treats Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR) more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Scott treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Systemic Sclerosis
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Scott treats Systemic Sclerosis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Scott treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

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Dr. Scott's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Arthropathy Associated With Reiters Disease
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Fatigue Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cryoglobulinemia
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Felty's Syndrome
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Henoch–Schönlein Purpura (HSP)
  • Hepatitis B - Immune Response
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Marfan Syndrome
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Purpura
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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I have a very complex autoimmune condition that’s difficult to understand. I saw several doctors who wouldn’t listen to what I was saying. They weren’t getting the whole picture so they were never able to diagnose me or help me. Dr. Scott listened to my whole story, he asked questions and ran tests no one else had considered. He saved my life. I was almost completely wheelchair bound and on a ton of steroids. Now, I can function and play with my grandbabies again. When I was in hospital for an unrelated reason, he even called me personally to set up an extra appointment and new tests, just to make sure we were on top of everything. He has a wonderful bedside manner and he genuinely cares.
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Kimberly – Jun 12, 2020
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I have been a patient of Doctor Scott for years now. I have reynauds and scleroderma I love the time care and concern he give you. He always give you his time and commitment to what is the best option for you and he is not afraid to tell you no if it’s something he feels you should not try. He keep you upto date on you when it’s time for blood work or test like CT scans ext. He is very hands on a wonderful doctor. I am very thankful that my cousin referred me to him.
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Martha Tolliver in Perry , FL – Jul 25, 2018
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I've been seeing Dr. Scott for over 10 years, and he has been a wonderful medical resource. I have SLE, and he was also able to diagnose, and refer me to an immunologist for PID. He treats me conservatively, and was able to comfortably wean me from the daily Prednisone I had been on for many years when being treated by another doctor. Having chronic illness means relying on your medical team, and Dr. Scott spends adequate time with me, & refers when necessary. He also has a great smile!
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Pam Escarcega in Ocala, FL – Jul 10, 2018
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I love Dr. Scott as a physician and problem solver for my arthritis. He is A-1 in my book of doctors. My only regret is that I had to move to Georgia 6 years ago and have not been able to find a doctor with his expertise anywhere. I have tried to find a specialist, and they just don't know how to inject meds into my knees like Dr. Scott. He was always painless and perfect with injections and knows just what meds to use. I wish I could find a doctor her just like him. You will love him too
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Mary Turner in Woodstock, GA – Apr 11, 2018
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Dr. Scott always takes time to listen to your issues and discuss with you the treatment options. I've been seeing him for about 12yrs and have always had excellent care.
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Kathy Shoucair in Gainesville, FL – Mar 16, 2017
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He is an excellent doctor who spends as much time as necessary with his patients. He does very thorough exams, always solicits your input and listens to your concerns and fully explains his findings and possible courses of action. Depending on the time of day and his previous patients you may have to wait past your apt time but he will give you as much time as necessary to answer all your questions and conduct a full exam relating to your medical issue(s).
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Neil in Gainesville, FL – Jan 27, 2017
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I have been seeing Dr. Scott for years. There is no other doctor I would trust more than Dr. Scott with my health care. He not only cares for my rheumatology needs but he pays attention to my overall health care needs although that is not necessarily his area of speciality. I would high recommend Dr. Scott without any hesitations.
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Susan G. in Gainesville, FL – Oct 22, 2016
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I always feel like Dr. Scott is looking out for me. Even if it's not related to the conditions that bring me to his office, if he sees something that another provider missed, he will just do the testing. He talks me through every step of my care and my plan of care. I always feel confident that I know what is next and that the medical choices he is making are the best. My only semi complaint is that sometimes, I'll wait 30-45 minutes after my appointment time to be seen. Its usually 15 minutes.
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Southeastern Integrated Medical (SIMED) is your team of physicians, medical professionals and staff members from the North Central Florida community. Our mission is to provide quality care to patients in need of our expertise by offering an integrate...Read more

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Education

1993
Geisinger Clin
Fellowship Hospital
1991
Geisinger Clin
Residency Hospital
1987
Eastern Virginia Medical School Of The Medical College Of Hampton Roads
Medical School

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Locations

SIMEDHealth

SIMEDHealth Arthritis Center4343 Newberry Rd Ste 8 Gainesville, FL 32607
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North Florida Regional Medical Center

Gainesville, FL

66% Patient experience rating, 3% lower than the national average

  • Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Uf Health Shands Hospital

Gainesville, FL

75% Patient experience rating, 6% higher than the national average

  • America's 250 Best Hospitals Award™ (2020)