Dr. Scott Adams, DPM

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Podiatry

Dr. Scott Adams, DPM is a Podiatry Specialist in Arroyo Grande, CA. He is affiliated with medical facilities Arroyo Grande Community Hospital and Marian Regional Medical Center. His office accepts new patients.

Dr. Scott Adams, DPM

Central Coast and Marigold Foot Clinics

310 S Halcyon Rd Ste 101 Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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(805) 481-0881

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    Patients said they were highly satisfied at this doctor's hospital. See hospitals

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No malpractice claims found for California
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Adams' Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Plantar Fasciitis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Adams treats Plantar Fasciitis more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Adams treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Nail Avulsion and Excision
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Adams performs Nail Avulsion and Excision more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Adams performs this procedure more than 100% of his peers

Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Adams performs Incision and Removal of Foreign Object more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Adams performs this procedure more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Adams' conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Bunion
  • Bunion Surgery
  • Bunionette
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot and Ankle DislocationTreatment, Open
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Hyperparathyroidism
  • Incision and Removal of Foreign Object
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Lipomas
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Peripheral Vascular Disease (PAD, PVD)
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Puncture Aspiration
  • Reconstructive Foot Surgery
  • Ulcer of Foot
  • Warts
  • Wound Care and Management

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(805) 481-0881

Dr. Adams accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
$0 Cost Share AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual Via Exchange)-CA EPO
Advantage-CA HMO
Advantage-CA PPO
Balanced (Prudent Buyer)-CA PPO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Individual-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Large Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (CACare) - Small Group-CA HMO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Individual-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Large Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Small Group-CA PPO
Blue Cross (Prudent Buyer) - Student Health-CA PPO
Blue Cross-CA HMO-POS
Bronze (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze 60 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze 60 D HDHP (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Bronze 60 HDHP (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze 60 HDHP AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA EPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Bronze Pathway EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Bronze Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Bronze w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Dignity Health Custom Advantage-CA HMO
Dignity Health EPO / PPO-CA
Dignity Health PHC EPO & HDP/HSA-CA
Dignity Health Ventura EPO/PPO-CA
EPO-CA
Gold (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Gold (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold 80 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Gold 80 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold 80 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Gold Advantage-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer / Small Grp)-CA PPO
Gold EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Gold Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Lumenos Plans-CA PPO
Major Risk Medical Insurance Program (MRMIP) - Prudent Buyer-CA PPO
MemorialCare Custom-CA PPO
Minimum Coverage D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Minimum Coverage EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
National (BlueCard Basic) PPO
National (BlueCard) PPO
Pathway X - EPO Network-CA
PERS Choice / PERSCare Providers-CA PPO
PERS Traditional-CA HMO
Platinum (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Platinum (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Platinum 90 D EPO (Pathway - EPO/ Individual)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum 90 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Platinum Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Select (PERS Select Providers)-CA PPO
Select Plus-CA HMO
Select PPO (Select Network)-CA PPO
Select-CA PPO
Silver (CaliforniaCare HMO/ Small Grp) HMO
Silver (Prudent Buyer PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver 70 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO AI-AN (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 70 EPO Off Exchange-CA
Silver 73 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 87 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver 94 EPO (Pathway X - EPO/ Individual via Exchange)-CA
Silver Advantage-CA PPO
Silver EPO (Prudent Buyer EPO/ Small Grp)-CA
Silver EPO w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver Select w/ H.S.A (Select PPO/ Small Grp)-CA PPO
Silver w/ H.S.A (Prudent Buyer PPO/Small Grp)-CA PPO
Tenet Network-CA PPO
Traditional
Traditional PPO
UC Care-CA PPO
UC CORE-CA PPO
UC Health Savings Plan-CA
UC High Option Supplement to Medicare-CA
UC Medicare with Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Medicare without Prescription Drugs-CA PPO
UC Resident and Fellows-CA PPO
UCSHIP-CA PPO
USC Plan (Two Tiered Network)-CA HMO
Assurant Health
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CaliforniaCare HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
Select Plus HMO
Blue Shield of California
Access Plus Savenet
Local Access Plus HMO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access
Open Access Plus
First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
UnitedHealthCare
Choice Plus POS
Navigate HMO
Navigate POS
Options PPO
PacifiCare HMO
United Healthcare
WellPoint

Dr. Adams' Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Adams

2.3

Based on 12 ratings

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Don’t do it. Unprofessional, incompetent, with mixed messages and instructions. They lost me as a patient and my confidence before I left the first office visit. I needed immediate surgery and was very vulnerable. Don’t expect to be treated well, given a thorough explanation, or have your questions answered without being treated like an uncooperative and difficult patient. So thankful I went with a different doctor who respected me and my situation and did it right. Get that second opinion, because it was VERY different and I am sure saved me a world of pain and inconvenience. Dodged a bullet.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
2 people found this helpful
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Sep 01, 2021
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PART 2 OF 2 : I declined to make an appointment for an Annual Exam since I was seeing Dr. Adams that day and had seen him last June. What, then, is the reason for an Annual Exam? I asked for a copy of my path report. It showed that my specimen was marked incorrectly as coming from my left great toenail. Dr. Adams appears to not believe in patient/doctor collaboration. And it's obvious that he doesn't think he can learn a thing from a senior citizen patient. Prior to my career as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality, I administratively managed a podiatric residency program, as well as several surgical practices over the years. I wish I had looked at yelp.com, sharecare.com, and healthgrades.com for reviews before I chose this podiatrist. I will be carefully reviewing my Medicare and secondary EOB’s and switching to my orthopedic group to care for my feet.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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ConsumR – Feb 01, 2021
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A negative visit. He instantly diagnosed a neuroma and gave me an injection. Did not explain how many I would need. I had to ask. He said 3. After 3 injections there had been no improvement. He said I needed another round of 3 injections. I asked what if it still does not work? Then another round. It still did not work. I decided to go for a second opinion. The new doc diagnosed not a neuroma but a plantar tear. That is just how the pain had felt - a sharp tear. So I got the wrong diagnosis and 6 painful injections for something I did not have. Not patient friendly. Poor or no explanations. I had surgery with the second doctor and it took well over half of the pain away.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Aug 25, 2020
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I don't trust this doctor. His staff would give me unnecessary ultra-sounds prior to injections for a nueroma he was treating. When I asked the nurse if it was necessary she told me no, but "doctor" prefers to have one done prior to the injection. Then she flippantly stated, "Insurance covers it anyway." Um no, I was being charged each time. Of course he preferred me to have it done. Not because it was to my benefit, but because it benefited his pocket book. To make matters worse, billing is way behind so I didn't even catch what the crook was doing until I was well over $300 in debt to him. Stay away.
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May 07, 2020
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I fell for the seemingly good reviews but had a bad experience with the office. The physician is only in for a few hours a week and his staff (majority of whom are not medical professionals) do a great job of gate keeping. I had a simple procedure which in turn got infected. The post-surgery staff ignored me and told me everything looked "fine." It took two whole weeks for the office staff to take me seriously when I called with concerns. Then, I was given an antibiotics Rx over the phone with no follow up and no directions from the physician. Talk about attentive care. This office is eager to get clients in through the door but good luck getting to see the Doc if anything goes wrong.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Patient – Jun 17, 2019
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Dr. Adams has treated both my husband and me. We have always been very satisfied with the doctor and his staff. We have received great care and courtesy.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mac and Donna in CA – Jul 19, 2018
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I’m a 100% disabled vet & can’t cut my toenails. Drove to my appt in Jan. & was told I had no more authorizations from the VA & they wouldn’t see me. No advance notice or phone call. They said my approvals ran out last Oct. I said I had an appt. last Nov. with no problem. They said that was a mistake and blamed it on their billing office. They don’t have any system in their own office to alert them when it’s time to request new approvals for Veterans. They didn’t offer any solution(s) to me.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
6 people found this helpful
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Feb 02, 2018
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Had fibromas on bottom of my r foot, should have been an easy surgery. However closed with staples instead of sutures,causing adhesion which when he went to fix, damaged nerves. Now I have nerve pain along with inability to use most of my shoes. I saw a Ortho surgeon after 2nd surgery to see if these othererrors could be corrected. In his professional opinion he would not have cut into ball or heal of foot, would never use staples on foot, and that the 2nd surgery shld not have done for 6-7 mon
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
11 people found this helpful
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Kayjks in Arroyo Grande, CA – Jan 28, 2017
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About Me

Care Philosophy

We believe our patients deserve to have the information needed to make good choices about their foot and ankle care. Our goal is to educate each patient...Read more

Biography

Dr. Scott Adams is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego. He received his medical degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine...Read more

Specialties

  • Podiatry
  • General Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

1992
Kaiser-Permanente

Languages

  • English
  • Spanish

Awards

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What are Dr. Scott Adams, DPM's top areas of care?

Dr. Adams frequently treats Plantar Fasciitis, Nail Avulsion and Excision, and Incision and Removal of Foreign Object. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Adams treats.

Where is Dr. Scott Adams, DPM's office located?

Dr. Adams' office is located at 310 S Halcyon Rd Ste 101, Arroyo Grande, CA 93420. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Adams speaks Spanish and English. View profile to see all.

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Locations

Central Coast and Marigold Foot Clinics

Central Coast Foot Clinics310 S Halcyon Rd Ste 101 Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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Central Coast Foot Clinics

Central Coast Foot Clinics2342 Professional Pkwy Ste 100 Santa Maria, CA 93455
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Adams is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Arroyo Grande Community Hospital

Arroyo Grande, CA

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)

Marian Regional Medical Center

Santa Maria, CA

72% Patients that would definitely recommend, 2% higher than the national average

7 Awards Received

Award Highlight: Patient Safety Excellence Award™ (2020)