Dr. Scott Yerger, MD

Dr. Scott Yerger, MD

General Surgery  |  
Male  |  
Age 45
(29)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Scott Yerger, MD is a general surgery doctor who practices in Lafayette, LA. He is 45 years old and has been practicing for 19 years.

1448 S College Rd

Lafayette, LA 70503

Contact Information

(337) 233-5300

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • AvMed
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Limb Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
more than 99% of peers

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This content was provided by Dr. Yerger "I believe in individualizing treatment with my patients. My goal is to improve their function and the quality of their lives. As a surgeon, I am continuously honing and updating my skills, and am only satisfied in delivering state of the art care for the best possible outcome."
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Specialties

  • General Surgery
  • Joint Replacement & Reconstruction Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Hip Surgery
  • Orthopedic Knee Surgery
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine
  • Sports Medicine Orthopedic Joint Reconstruction
  • Surgery
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Board Certifications

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

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hernia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • 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
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • De Quervain's 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
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • 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 Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • MAKOplasty®
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement

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Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Louisiana.

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

  • Lsu
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1994
  • Louisiana State Univ School Of Medicine In New Orleans
    Medical School | Graduated 1999
  • University Of South Alabama Med Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed 2001
  • Lsu Med Health Sciences Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 2004
  • Cleveland Clinic
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 2005

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Yerger has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Yerger's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Yerger to family and friends
4.7
based on 29 total reviews (14 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (29)

  • 5
    (26)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (0)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (1)

Dr. Yerger'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 (14)

in Scott, LA |
I had both total knee replacements with Dr Yerger I highly recommend him. I never felt uninformed or not paid attention to! He is wonderful and so is his staff! I could not ask for better!
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in Lafayette, LA |
In my two years experience seeing Dr. Yerger, Jason and medical team, I’ve enjoyed professional and personable interactions with all. My husband, Allen, and I consistently recommend Dr Yerger and team and feel grateful for our positive professional, personable relationship
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Parks, LA |
I am extremely pleased with my surgical treatment and care provided by Dr. Yerger. I appreciate having the use of the HealthLoop system to receive reminders, checklists, and recommendations. Also, Jason PA is awesome!
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Lafayette |
I feel that the care I have received has been excellent. The staff is very helpful and the hospital staff for orthopedics was also great,
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Excellent doctor. Very pleasant experience.
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Yerger accepts 7 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Choice Plus POS II
  • AvMed
    Open Access
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
  • Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
    Coventry Health Care of Louisiana HMO
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Options PPO

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Hospitals where Dr. Yerger has admitting privileges

Lafayette General Surgical Hospital
1000 W Pinhook Rd
Lafayette, LA 70503
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Park Place Surgical Hospital
4811 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy
Lafayette, LA 70508
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Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital
1101 Kaliste Saloom Rd
Lafayette, LA 70508
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Lafayette General Medical Center
1214 Coolidge Blvd
Lafayette, LA 70503
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Our Lady of Lourdes Regional Medical Center
4801 Ambassador Caffery Pkwy
Lafayette, LA 70508
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