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Dr. Scott Halista, MD

Rheumatology ·  Male · Age 59

Dr. Halista

Dr. Scott Halista, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Springfield, MA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 1982 and specializes in rheumatology.


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(413) 734-5661

Dr. Halista accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
Pathway X Ind PPO Direct Access CT
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
BlueConnect HMO
Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
Preferred Blue PPO
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
LocalPlus
Open Access Plus
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
Harvard Pilgrim Health Care PPO
Humana
Choice Care PPO
MultiPlan
MultiPlan PPO
PHCS Network PPO
Tufts Health Plan
Tufts PPO

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No malpractice claims found for Massachusetts
No disciplinary actions found for the years we collect data
No board actions found for the years we collect data
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Dr. Halista's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Gout
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Halista treats Gout more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Acute Gout
  • Juvenile Gout
Osteoporosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Halista treats Osteoporosis more than 100% of his peers

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

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Deficiency-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Disuse Osteoporosis
  • Drug-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Hyperthyroid Osteoporosis
  • Idiopathic Osteoporosis
  • Juvenile Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Postmenopausal Osteoporosis
  • Pregnancy-Associated Osteoporosis
  • Primary Osteoporosis
  • Secondary Osteoporosis
  • Senile Osteoporosis
  • Transient Osteoporosis of Hip
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Halista treats Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot more than 100% of his peers

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

Dr. Halista's conditions and procedures:

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Ankylosing Vertebral Hyperostosis
  • Antiphospholipid Syndrome (APS)
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bleeding Disorders
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Fever
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Juvenile Chronic Arthritis
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • 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
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

About Me

Biography

Dr. Scott Halista, MD is a rheumatology specialist in Springfield, MA and has been practicing for 37 years. He graduated from Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University in 1982 and specializes in rheumatology.

Specialties

  • Rheumatology

Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Education

Christiana Care Health Servs Inc
Residency Hospital
Walter Reed Army Med Center
Residency Hospital
1982
Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University
Medical School
1982

Awards

Dr. Halista's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Halista

3.7

Based on 21 reviews

5 Stars
61.904761904761905%
(13)
4 Stars
0%
(0)
3 Stars
9.523809523809524%
(2)
2 Stars
4.761904761904762%
(1)
1 Star
23.80952380952381%
(5)

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Today was my first appointment with Dr. Hallista. I was super impressed with the time that he spent with me in addressing all of my concerns. I didn’t feel rushed and I left actually feeling ok about my situation. Although there’s no cure for my bad knees at my young age; I actually left there hopeful and felt like someone finally cared. I’ve been through a few offices now and this by far is the best. Super convenient with the labs on site, too. Glad I stumbled upon this one!
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I found Dr. Halista and the ATC after suffering years of pain and having many appointments with my primary care physician. Dr. Halista ordered tests, X-rays, and prescribed medication to meet my needs. I have been going to him for many years and highly recommend both him and the practice.
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Rude. I hunted for every piece of med hx I had. I was so sick.. I put a lot of hope into seeing him. He walked in the door grabbed my arm and told me "You have fibromyalgia go back to work" never took off my clothes or examined me. I had a high paying job and was supporting my family why would I not want to work. I left crying a wind hit me in the parking lot and all my paperwork blew away. I seriously considered ending my life that day. Thank God the next MD was the exact opposite. I had Lupus
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I woke up with pain that lasted for hours every day starting in my early 30's, instead of trying to figure out why my primary just kept prescribing me different pain meds. Finally I took it upon myself and made an appointment with Dr. Halista. My first he took labs and xrays.. Comes to find out I have rheumatoid and osteoarthritis. he treated me with the right medications and injections from time to time I'm on the right meds and feel ALOT better now in my mid 40's than when I was 35!
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I have been a patient of Dr. Halista's for a couple of years now and find him to be very professional and easy to talk to. I never feel rushed and he always takes the time to answer my questions in detail if needed.
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Overall ok, but because Lupus is a difficult uncurable disease, I would have liked to have the Dr. offer other alternative treatments ealier to see if any other treatment would be beneficial.
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