Dr. Frank Scott Jr, DO

Dr. Frank Scott Jr, DO

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Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
71 y/o
(16)

Accepting new patients

Dr. Frank Scott is a board-certified physician who specializes in rheumatology. He is associated with the Arthritis Medial Center in Arroyo Grande, California. At the center, the doctor and his staff treat arthritis, gout, rheumatoid arthritis, scleroderma and much more. The center offers state-of-the-art diagnostic tools that make diagnosing medical conditions much easier than in the past. With cutting edge treatment options, the doctor and his staff can accurately diagnose and treat a wide variety of conditions that involve autoimmune disorders and chronic conditions. Dr. Scott has been in practice for over 41 years, graduating from Kansas City College of Medicine and Surgery in 1975. He received his rheumatology fellowship training at Walter Reed Medical Center in Washington, D.C. and holds active medical licenses in South Dakota, Minnesota, and California. With over four decades of experience, he has treated thousands of patients who are experiencing problems with their muscles and joints. Dr. Scott is board certified in rheumatology and is a fellow of the American College of Rheumatology. Rheumatology is the science of muscles, joints, and connective tissues. Rheumatology also includes several autoimmune disorders like lupus and rheumatoid arthritis. Dr. Scott has several years of experience working with rheumatology and can accurately identify potential problems that may be the first signs of an autoimmune disorder. Identifying and treating the symptoms are only the first steps. Establishing an effective treatment plan is key to slowing down the progression of the condition. The doctor and his staff take great pride in being able to work with the residents of Arroyo Grande and many of the surrounding communities and towns including Santa Maria and San Luis Obispo. When patients visit the Arthritis Medical Center, they will receive a complete physical examination. The doctor will take the information from the evaluation and use it to determine a diagnosis for any problems that present themselves. If further testing is needed, the Arthritis Medical Center has much of the equipment needed to be able to perform the test and help the doctor establish an accurate diagnosis. Once the cause of a patient's symptoms has been identified, a treatment plan will be created, and the doctor will discuss all of the different options that are available to the client.

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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare

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Arthritis
very high
more than 97% of peers
Autoimmune Diseases
very high
more than 97% of peers
Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
very high
more than 90% of peers

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Care Philosophy

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
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Board Certifications

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

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Limb Cramp
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • 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
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Takayasu's Arteritis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection

Background Check

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Education

  • Kansas City Univ Of Medicine Bioscience College Of Osteopathic Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1975

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

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Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Scott Jr's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Scott Jr to family and friends
2.6
based on 16 total reviews (2 with comments)
Dr. Scott Jr's Performance
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    GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
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  • Answers Questions
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  • Time well spent
    GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    GOOD
  • Office environment
    VERY GOOD
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (2)
San Luis Obispo, CA |
Worst dr office I've ever encountered Dirty bathroom Crabby receptionist Don't answer phones or call back Don't care about people AT ALL Canceled my appt TWICE I have waited 6 weeks Dr was rude, not helpful, completely unfazed by my pain, accused me of having an eating disorder, would not let my mom speak, pushed us out the door with no answers, told us to come back in a month, then he went on vacation I don't understand how this kind of treatment is even POSSIBLE from medical "professiona
Thanks so much for taking the time to share this important feedback with us. We take all patient concerns seriously and use the information to improve our care. I would like to learn more. Please send an email to patientfeedback@essentiahealth.org - Andrew
Los Osos, CA |
He is an absolute nightmare. Meanest Doc ever. So rude. Refused to help me. Had me in tears in his office. Please beware. He's terrible.
Thanks so much for taking the time to share this important feedback with us. We take all patient concerns seriously and use the information to improve our care. I would like to learn more. Please send an email to PatientFeedback@EssentiaHealth.org -Andrew
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Dr. Scott Jr accepts 12 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Advantage Preferred DirectAccess Plus PPO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
    Select Plus HMO
    Select PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Access Plus Savenet
    Basic PPO
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Open Access Plus
  • Commercial Insurance Company
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Government Employees Health Association (GEHA)
    GEHA
  • Humana
  • Mail Handlers Benefit Plan (MHBP)
  • MultiPlan
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
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    Options PPO
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