Dr. Scott Appell, MD

Orthopedic SurgeryMaleAge 63

Dr. Appell
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LEMAK SPORTS MEDICINE, Birmingham, AL

720 Montclair Rd Ste 101 Birmingham, AL 35213

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Dr. Scott Appell, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Birmingham, AL. He is affiliated with Grandview Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Appell to book an appointment.

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4.5

Based on 73 ratings

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Great experience. Dr. Appell took time to listen to my concerns with my hip pain. I appreciate that he quickly set up x-rays and a MRI. I was impressed and appreciative that he called me the day of my MRI with results and recommendation.
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Elizabeth – Apr 20, 2021
Listened to me! Kind and knowledgeable!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Apr 17, 2021
Dr Appell replaced both of my hips and I can't say enough about how well I've been treated in office and throughout the surgeries and recoveries. Have recommended him to several people since.
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Laura Cooper – Apr 15, 2021
Great experience! I feel like I will be in good hands for my upcoming knee revision. Very pleased with office staff
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M Taylor – Mar 10, 2021
Great experience ! Outstanding surgical skills.
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Glenn Priest – Feb 20, 2021
I am approaching four weeks of rehabbing after a total knee replacement! Dr Appell did an excellent job of surgery, the pain is slowly decreasing. I look forward to playing and teaching tennis again! Scott believes in “tough love” when it comes to pain relievers but it’s best in the long run! Keep up the great work! Ed Beckman
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  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Ed Beckman – Feb 08, 2021
I would 100% recommend Dr. Appell! After 3.5 months of pain I finally feel hope. Dr. Appell took the time to listen and showed great empathy.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Shannon Henderson – Jan 21, 2021
Very nice Dr and Staff. Answered all my questions and gave me excellent suggestions
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Dec 24, 2020
Just because a patient comes to Dr. Appell for help with an injury, doesn't mean that is all that is discussed. With each visit, Dr. Appell has been genuinely concerned about my whole well-being, and how I am adjusting mentally. Friendly, affable, and sincere, I love to share with others about my positive experiences under his care, as I have only positive things to say about him. I would definitely recommend Dr. Appell to my family and friends as an excellent orthopedic surgeon.
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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Laura – Dec 18, 2020
Very nice and professional. Office well organized and efficient.
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Dec 12, 2020
Dr. Appell and his staff provide excellent service. My last visit was for a required x-ray of my left hip replacement by Dr. Appell that was done just over one year ago. I have been extremely pleased with my result and the follow up by his office. When my right hip requires surgery, I’ll be back. (In previous years, Dr. Appell also operated on each of my shoulders - both still doing quite well.)
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  • Appointment scheduling
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Jul 23, 2020
This is my second hip replacement but the first time I have used Dr Appell. Recovery time was much faster. Office staff is very friendly and efficient I never have had to wait over 15 minutes. Your not left sitting in the room for long at all. I would rate him as a very skilled and talented surgeon. He is very carrying and optimistic and if I ever need a orthopedic surgeon again I will use Dr Appell, he even said I could go horseback riding again! I am a happy patient with a new hip!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Deborah Yates – May 15, 2020
January 6, 2020 had a consult with Dr. Appell. Based solely on how well he did total knee replacement on my Grandmother (Late 70’s at time). She loved him!!! Dr. Appell REALLY LISTENED to me and understood what would be best for me as a patient. I have a rotator cuff tear. He’s directing me to the best pain management/ physical therapy. While monitoring my progress! He’s looking out for what’s best for me! I’m so grateful for his direction and help. I highly recommend Dr. Appell and his staff for their willingness and friendliness to my positive road to recovery! Thank y’all from the bottom of my heart. God Bless
What went well
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  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Explained conditions well
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  • Didn't listen or answer questions
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Kristie Kessler – Jan 25, 2020
Very nice and efficient office staff. Very impressed with physical exam and explication of upcoming surgery.
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Jan 09, 2020
Dr. Appell has performed 5 rotator cuff repairs and a left hip replacement on me. He is the best, absolutely the best orthopedic surgeon EVER. I will NEVER use another orthopedic surgeon.
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Apr 29, 2019
Best orthopedic doctor I have ever used. I highly recommend Dr. Appell
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  • 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
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Pam Poston in Nauvoo, AL – Oct 09, 2018
Dr Appell is a very thoughtful and skilled surgeon My total hip replacement and recovery went exactly as he said it would I would recommend him to anyone
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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No results
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Rodney Holman in Gadsden, AL – Apr 05, 2018
Dr appeal is the best knee doctor ever.if it wasn't for him I would not be walking
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Sidney Carter in Talladega.Alabama – Mar 19, 2018
Dr. Appell did a fabulous job replacing my hip. He is proficient with the innovative anterior hip surgery and my recovery was amazingly fast. I have to have the other hip done at some point and wouldn't think of going to anyone else. I was also extremely impressed with Grandview and Dr. Appell's joint replacement classes/program he has in place there.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
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Dona Land in Hoover, AL – Mar 07, 2018
Very friendly and genuinely concerned for all of his patients.
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
1 person found this helpful
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Jan 03, 2018

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About Me

Care Philosophy

As an orthopedic surgeon, I believe that the whole body cannot be healthy unless each part is healthy. I provide surgical musculoskeletal care to athletes...Read more

Biography

Dr. Scott Appell, a well-known orthopedic surgeon, specializes in total joint replacements, shoulder surgical intervention, and arthroscopy of the shoulder,...Read more

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Sports Medicine

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1992
University of Alabama Hospital
Residency Hospital
1988
University of Alabama Hospital
Internship Hospital
1981
University Of Florida
Undergraduate School

Awards

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What are Dr. Scott Appell, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Appell frequently treats Joint Pain, Osteoarthritis, and Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Appell treats.

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Dr. Appell's office is located at 720 Montclair Rd Ste 101, Birmingham, AL 35213. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Dr. Appell's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Joint Pain
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appell treats Joint Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Appell treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Osteoarthritis
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Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appell treats Osteoarthritis more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Appell treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle
  • Osteoarthritis of Elbow
  • Osteoarthritis of Finger Joint
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteoarthritis of Toe
  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist
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Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Appell treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 98% of his peers

Dr. Appell treats this condition more than 98% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain

Dr. Appell's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Approach Total Hip Replacement
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Joint Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Rotator Cuff Repair
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Elbow Surgery
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Epidural Block, Facet Blocks
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Herniated Disc Surgery
  • Hip Fracture
  • 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 Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Musculoskeletal Function Test
  • Myelopathy
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Neuroplasty
  • 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
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteosarcoma
  • Partial Knee Replacement
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Pathological Spine Fracture
  • Pelvic Fracture
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Rotator Cuff Tendinosis
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Fusion
  • Spinal Nerve Block
  • Spinal Reconstructive Surgery for Deformities
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spine Fractures, Traumatic
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Hip Replacement
  • Total Knee Replacement
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Unicompartmental Hip Surgery
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Replacement

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Locations

LEMAK SPORTS MEDICINE, Birmingham, AL

Birmingham Office720 Montclair Rd Ste 101 Birmingham, AL 35213
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