Dr. Evangeline Scopelitis, MD

Dr. Evangeline Scopelitis, MD

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Rheumatology  |  
Female  |  
67 y/o
12 reviews

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Personal Bio

Dr. Eve Scopelitis, former Professor of Medicine and Director of the Rheumatology Clinics at the Louisiana State University Health Sciences Center in New Orleans, joined the Department of Rheumatology at Ochsner Clinic Foundation in 2006.

Dr. Scopelitis, a native of New York City, obtained her medical degree at SUNY Upstate Medical Center in Syracuse, New York, and completed an internal medicine residency at Nassau County Medical Center in East Meadow, New York. A fellowship in Rheumatology at the LSU Health Sciences Center in New Orleans followed. At the completion of her fellowship, she was invited to join the faculty.

Over the years, she has been involved in numerous academic endeavors including research, teaching, and patient care. She has been the recipient of many grants and awards, including the prestigious National Arthritis Foundation Fellowship award. Her publications have spanned the spectrum of rheumatology and have included topics such as systemic lupus erythematosus and other connective tissue diseases, gout, and osteoporosis, among others. In recent years she was successful in establishing the LSU Distinguished Women in Medicine Visiting Professorship, as well as the annual LSU Women in Medicine Symposium. She has been voted among the best doctors in Louisiana yearly since 2006.

Dr. Scopelitis is past-president of the Louisiana branch of the American Medical Women's Association and the Louisiana Rheumatism Society. She has been on the medical advisory board of the Louisiana Lupus Foundation and the Spondylitis Association of America. She is a Founding Fellow of the American College of Rheumatology and is certified by the American Board of Internal Medicine in Internal Medicine and in the subspecialty of Rheumatology, and (insert) "formerly" by the International Society of Clinical Densitometry.

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Dr. Scopelitis' Experience

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  • Board certified in Rheumatology
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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
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Board Certifications

  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
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Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dry Eyes
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Herniated Disc
  • Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Education

  • State University Of New York School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated
  • Nassau County Medical Center
    Internship Hospital | Completed
  • Nassau County Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed
  • Lsu Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English

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Dr. Scopelitis' Reviews

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Likelihood of recommending Dr. Scopelitis to family and friends
2.3
based on 12 total surveys (2 with reviews)
Dr. Scopelitis' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    FAIR
  • Explains condition(s) well
    FAIR
  • Answers Questions
    FAIR
  • Time well spent
    FAIR
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Reviews (5)
Gretna, LA |
After a positive ANA she proceeded to diagnose prior to more bloodwork and kept saying this was depression/anxiety & I should exercise more. After telling me I definitely had fibromyalgia she compared my symptoms to those of her daughter and how "these people just can't get comfortable." I was specifically seeking further blood testing to rule out the positive ANA & go from there. She was cold, dismissive & seemed frustrated by my wanting to rule out blood work 1st. She never followed up with me
Hi , we are very sorry to hear of this issue. Thank you for taking the time to leave us this review. Would you please send your name and contact information to us at connect@ochsner.org, so we can have someone reach out to you. We'd like to help make things right.
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I enjoy my visit.
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Always happy with the services at Ochsner and wonderful doctors.
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She is an extremely competent, caring and honest physician.
Dr. Scopelitis is an unprofessional person. She offered no treatment plan for my illness and anemia, and suggested my problems were depression related.
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  • Provider Networks of America
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Ochsner Medical Center
1516 Jefferson Highway
New Orleans, LA 70121
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