Dr. Scott Halista, MD

Dr. Scott Halista, MD

Rheumatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 57
(20)
Insurances AcceptedSave
Dr. Scott Halista, MD is a rheumatology doctor who practices in Springfield, MA. He is 57 years old and has been practicing for 35 years. Dr. Halista is affiliated with Baystate Medical Center.

3377 Main St

Springfield, MA 01107

Contact Information

(413) 734-5661

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Louisiana
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Harvard Pilgrim Health Care
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Tufts Health Plan

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Top Care Areas

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Psoriatic Arthritis
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
very high
more than 99% of peers
Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
very high
more than 99% of peers

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Specialties

  • Rheumatology
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Board Certifications

  • Internal Medicine
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
  • Rheumatology
    Accredited by: American Board of Internal Medicine*
61

Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Amyloidosis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Chronic Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Dermatomyositis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Fibromyalgia
  • Foot Conditions
  • Gout
  • Hand Conditions
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Disorders
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Limb Swelling
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Malaise and Fatigue
  • Muscle Weakness
  • 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
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Polymyalgia Rheumatica (PMR)
  • Polymyositis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Pulmonary Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis

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Procedures

  • Joint Drainage
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for Massachusetts.

0 Sanctions

No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

0 Board Actions

No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.

Education

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

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Halista has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Halista's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Halista to family and friends
3.7
based on 20 total reviews (5 with comments)
Dr. Halista's Performance
  • Trustworthiness
    VERY GOOD
  • Explains condition(s) well
    VERY GOOD
  • Answers Questions
    VERY GOOD
  • Time well spent
    VERY GOOD
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
    EXCELLENT
  • Office environment
    EXCELLENT
  • Staff friendliness
    VERY GOOD
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (5)
in Monson, MA |
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.
Springfield, MA |
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
in Ludlow, MA |
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!
in Springfield, MA |
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.
in Springfield, MA |
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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Dr. Halista accepts 10 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • 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
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • 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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Hospitals where Dr. Halista has admitting privileges

Baystate Medical Center
759 Chestnut Street
Springfield, MA 01199
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