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....See Less
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Dr. Scopelitis' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Rheumatology
Board certified in Rheumatology
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
Why It Matters: Dr. Scopelitis' Board Certifications
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Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
Chronic Neck Pain
Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
De Quervain's Disease
Degenerative Disc Disease
Difficulty With Walking
Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
Immune Thrombocytopenic Purpura (ITP)
Intervertebral Disc Disease
Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
Low Back Pain
Malaise and Fatigue
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
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
Trigger Point Injection
Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
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No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
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If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
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Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
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If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
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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Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
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