Dr. Scott Appell, MD

Dr. Scott Appell, MD

Pain ManagementAge 64

Pain Management

Dr. Scott Appell, MD is a Pain Management Specialist in Vestavia, AL and has over 37 years of experience in the medical field. They graduated from UNIV OF FL COLL OF MED in 1986. They are affiliated with Grandview Medical Center. Their office accepts new patients.

Office Hours

5018 Cahaba River Rd Vestavia, AL 35243

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8 am
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5 pm

Mon

8 am
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5 pm

Tue

8 am
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5 pm
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Lemak Health5018 Cahaba River Rd Vestavia, AL 35243
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 5:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 5:00pm
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Dr. Appell's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Appell

4.6

Based on 84 ratings

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I've had great experiences so far. Better than I expected with my shoulder & knee replacements.
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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S. B. – Jan 06, 2023
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very solid from start to finish
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
No results
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David V. – Jan 06, 2023
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This surgery wasn't my first choice but it was necessary and very thankful for Dr. Appell and staff.
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
No results
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T. L. – Jan 06, 2023
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My experience has been exceptional and very professional.
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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Lortta *. – Jan 04, 2023
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Dr. Appell kindly explained that I only needed a partial knee replacement. I thought, why not a full, and get it over with?! His wisdom and accuracy in diagnosis proved on point. The day OF surgery, I did'nt even need a walker or cane. I was completely surprised that my pain was gone after surgery. Here I am, 3 weeks out and even got the OK to start jogging again~with a little caution. Dr. Appell and his incredible staff have changed my life for the better!! BIG thanks to ALL of them!!
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
No results
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Janet D. – Dec 22, 2022
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Great Staff
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
No results
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Mark H. – Dec 22, 2022
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Dr.Appell, truly listens and provides excellent care and follow up.
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
No results
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Carole B. – Dec 22, 2022
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Dt. Appell was very knowledgable and staright forward. I felt like I was in great hands.
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
No results
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Genessia J. – Dec 16, 2022
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very good
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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Test T. – Dec 16, 2022
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Very pleased.
Dr. Appel did my first hip replacement 7 yrs ago...now scheduling my other hip to be done. Tells me exactly what to expect and doesn't rush through the appointment.
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J Sutton – Oct 14, 2022
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Dr. Appell replaced both of my hips a few years ago and he’s a excellent surgeon and listens to you and treats you with respect and dignity. Highly recommend!!
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Kristi Dobbs – Sep 21, 2021
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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.
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
4 people found this helpful
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Elizabeth – Apr 20, 2021
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Listened to me! Kind and knowledgeable!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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Apr 17, 2021
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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.
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
5 people found this helpful
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Laura Cooper – Apr 15, 2021
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Great experience! I feel like I will be in good hands for my upcoming knee revision. Very pleased with office staff
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
2 people found this helpful
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M Taylor – Mar 10, 2021
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Great experience ! Outstanding surgical skills.
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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Glenn Priest – Feb 20, 2021
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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
What went well
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Ed Beckman – Feb 08, 2021
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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.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Shannon Henderson – Jan 21, 2021
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Very nice Dr and Staff. Answered all my questions and gave me excellent suggestions
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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Dec 24, 2020
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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.
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
1 person found this helpful
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Laura – Dec 18, 2020
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Dr. Appell's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Joint Pain
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very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Osteoarthritis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

Dr. Appell treats this condition more than 98% of their 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
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

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

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Knee Pain

Dr. Appell's conditions and procedures:

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) Injuries
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Ataxia
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Broken Neck
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pelvic Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • 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 Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Heel Spur
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • 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
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • 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
  • 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)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Injuries
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Scoliosis
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spine Deformities
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylolisthesis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Trigger Finger
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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About Me

Care Philosophy

Scott Appell, MD is the Director of Adult Reconstruction at Grandview Hospital and a founding member of the Anterior Hip Foundation. He specializes in...Read more

Biography

Scott Appell, MD is the Director of Adult Reconstruction at Grandview Hospital in Birmingham and a founding member of the Anterior Hip Foundation.

Specialties

  • Pain Management

Education

1988
University of Alabama Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1986
UNIV OF FL COLL OF MED
Medical School
1981
University of Florida
Undergraduate School

Frequently Asked Questions

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New patients may call (205) 564-9028 to make an appointment.

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Does Dr. Scott Appell, MD accept new patients?

New patients are generally accepted by Dr. Scott Appell, MD on Healthgrades. To arrange an appointment, call the number on Dr. Appell's profile.

What conditions does Dr. Scott Appell, MD treat?

Dr. Appell frequently treats the following conditions: Joint Pain, Osteoarthritis, and Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Scott Appell, MD's office address?

Dr. Appell's office is located at 5018 Cahaba River Rd, Vestavia, AL 35243. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Scott Appell, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Scott Appell, MD is affiliated with Grandview Medical Center.

How much experience does Dr. Scott Appell, MD have?

Dr. Appell has over 36 years of healthcare experience.

Does Dr. Scott Appell, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 4.6/5 for Dr. Scott Appell, MD. Patients say that they trusted the provider's decisions and the provider explained conditions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Affiliated Hospitals

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Grandview Medical Center

Birmingham, AL

81% Patients that would definitely recommend, 11% higher than the national average