Dr. Scott Halista, MD


Rheumatology | Male

Dr. Scott Halista, MD
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.

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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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  •  Specializes in Rheumatology
  •  Board certified in Internal Medicine and Rheumatology
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  •  No board actions found

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  • Internal Medicine
  • Rheumatology

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Ankylosing Spondylitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Behçet's Disease
  • Bone Disorders
  • Bursitis
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Cutaneous Lupus Erythematosus
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • 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
  • Low Back Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lyme Disease
  • 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
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Raynaud's Disease
  • Reiter's Syndrome (Reactive Arthritis)
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sjögren's Syndrome
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylitis
  • Still's Disease
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Systemic Vasculitis
  • Temporal Arteritis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vascular Disease
  • Vasculitis
  • Wegener's Granulomatosis


  • Medical School
    Jefferson Medical College Of Thomas Jefferson University, Thomas Jefferson University

    Graduated in 1982

  • Residency Hospital
    Christiana Care Health Servs Inc
    Walter Reed Army Med Center

Languages Spoken

  • English

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  • Rheumatology

Procedures Performed

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