Dr. Scott Kuiper, MD

Dr. Scott Kuiper, MD

Sports Medicine  |  
Male  |  
Age 56
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Dr. Scott Kuiper, MD is a sports medicine doctor who practices in Louisville, KY. He is 56 years old and has been practicing for 30 years. Read his story

4130 Dutchmans Ln Ste 300

Louisville, KY 40207

Contact Information

(502) 897-1794

Insurance Accepted

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • HealthLink
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • Sagamore Health Network

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Dr. Kuiper's Experience

Dr. Kuiper's experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
  • Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
  • Specializes in Sports Medicine
  • Board certified in Orthopedic Surgery
  • No sanctions found
  • No board actions found

Dr. Kuiper's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Kuiper "Dr. Kuiper specializes in orthopaedic sports medicine and athletic-related injuries. He completed his fellowship training at the American Sports Medicine Institute in Birmingham, Alabama, and has been involved in the care of professional, collegiate and high school athletes. He has published numerous research papers, abstracts, and book chapters, and has made numerous presentations relating to the advancement of arthroscopic surgery in sports medicine. Dr. Kuiper earned his undergraduate degree at DePauw University and attended the University of Louisville School of Medicine. He completed his residency, as well as an Orthopaedic Research Fellowship at the University of California, San Diego. He then completed an Orthopaedic Sports Medicine Fellowship under the direction of Drs. James R. Andrews and William Clancey in Birmingham, Alabama. He is board certified in orthopaedic surgery, and is a member of many national, state and local medical societies."


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  • Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery*

Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Bone Disorders
  • Brachial Plexus Palsy
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chondrocalcinosis
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Femur Fracture
  • Fracture
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Injuries
  • Knee Pain
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Limb Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Shoulder Diseases
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Instability
  • Shoulder Muscle Strain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures


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  • ACL Surgery
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Arthroscopy
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Excision of Radius or Ulna
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Fracture Care
  • Joint Drainage
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Surgery
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Labrum Repair
  • Ligament Reconstruction
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Steroid Injection
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

Background Check

Malpractice Claims not available

Healthgrades does not collect malpractice information for Kentucky.

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.


  • Depauw University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1983
  • University Of Louisville School Of Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1987
  • University Of California
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1988
  • University Of California
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1993
  • American Sports Medicine Institute
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1994
  • University Of California
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1989

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • 3M Health Care Excellence in Orthopaedic Research Award., 1995
  • Merck Manual Award, 1987
  • DePauw University Rector Honor Scholarship, 1982
  • Magna cum Laude, 1987
  • Academic Dean's List, 1979-1983
  • Psi Chi Psychology Honorary Society, 1982
  • Magna cum Laude, 1983
  • Sigma Xi Scientific Research Society, 1983
  • Alpha Omega Honor Medical Society, 1986
Media & Publications
  • Cruciate Ligaments: Response to Injury In: Knee Ligaments: Structure, Function, Injury and Repair, 1990
  • Posterior Cruciate Ligament In: Diagnostic and Operative Arthroscopy, 1995
  • Experimental Studies on Ligament Grafts: Chemical and Histologic In: Knee Ligaments: Structure, Function, Injury and Repair, 1990
  • The Use of Lower Tourniquet Inflation Pressures in Extremity Surgery Facilitated by Curved and Wide Tourniquets and an Integrated Cuff Inflation System, 1993
  • Osseous Anatomy of the Scapula, 2001
  • Immunohistochemical Localization of B1 Integrins in Anterior Cruciate and Medial Collateral Ligaments of Human and Rabbit, 1992
  • Age-Related Properties of the Medial Collateral Ligament and Anterior Cruciate Ligament: A Morphologic and Collagen Maturation Study in the Rabbit, 1991

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

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Dr. Kuiper's Reviews

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based on 40 total reviews (15 with comments)
Dr. Kuiper's Performance
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  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
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  • Office environment
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  • Average wait time
    16 to 30 minutes
Patient Comments (15)
in Louisville, KY |
I am truly thankful that I was able to have Dr. Scott Kuiper do my shoulder surgery. He did my left total shoulder replacement 12 years ago when another doctor had made a mistake. Again he did my left shoulder and I was extremely pleased again. I would definitely recommend Dr. Kuiper to anyone. I have already suggested him to several people....
Louisville, KY |
Dr. Kuiper did shoulder surgery on me, he also treated my tennis elbow. He always spends time answering questions, he is reassuring, patient, and has great skills. I highly recommend those needing ortho care to Louisville Ortho Clinic.
in Louisville |
Dr. Kuiper and his staff have been amazing to my daughter. She tore her ACL 2 years ago in her left knee and just tore the right one while in her first year of college 3 1/2 hours away. Everyone there has contributed so much in helping us get her in for an appointment right away and Dr Kuiper showed so much compassion to her in this unfortunate event. The nurses immediately got her in for an MRI the next day so she wouldn't miss any classes and were just incredible. Thank you all!! Fabulous care
in Louisville, KY |
Great person with advanced and top notch skills. Explains everything thoroughly, takes a very practical approach, and applies the most advanced techniques to getting his patients better with full recovery.
Louisville, KY |
Top notch physician. Very good bedside manner. Spends right amount of time with me. Concerned and professional in his practice of medicine
Louisville, KY |
So far so good. . I've been to several orthos for my condition and I feel that Dr Kuiper is the only one to have properly diagnosed me and propose an appropriate treatment. Will update this review after full recovery.
in Tallahassee, FL |
Dr Kuiper was extremely informative, understanding, and caring. He and his nurse took extra care with my shoulder injection after informing them I'm a "fainter." Couldn't have asked for a better experience!
in louisville, ky |
Instills confidence by level of expertise in his field. Displays kindness and genuine caring attitude. Always able to get a prompt appointment.
in Louisville, KY |
Dr. Kuiper did a wonderful job getting me diagnosed and helped resolve my immediate shoulder and wrist pain issue. I was able to bike 100 miles the next morning! I really appreciate his time and patience with me!
in Louisville, KY |
Never had a better experience at a doctor's office, let alone a specialist. Everyone was efficient and knowledgeable. Dr Kuiper truly focuses on the patient needs and goals and explains everything thoroughly. HIGHLY recommended.
in Shepherdsville, KY |
Heard about dr K from a friend. I have found his treatment and surgery invaluable. Dr kuiper helped me get my life moving forward again. The whole process was made easy and quick even though i expected much worse. Thanks for your care and support. Bc
Minneapolis, MN |
I am able to sleep again at night. I suffered for 3 weeks because I injured my shoulder. My doctor referred me to Dr. Kuiper. In one appointment Dr Kuiper gave me my life back.
in Louisville, KY |
I have much appreciation and gratitude for Dr. Kuiper. He has performed surgery on both my shoulders and both surgeries were a huge success. Couldn't be happier with the results. Will be having meniscus surgery soon, have no doubt it too will be another great job. Thank you Dr. Kuiper!!!
Bardstown, KY |
Very satisfied and would definitely recommend Dr. Kuiper to anyone needing treatment.
in Louisville, KY |
Dr Kuiper is an excellent orthopedic surgeon who is very caring and personable.He treats in the most conservative ways first.Having had 2 arthroscopic meniscus tears repaired on both knees on different dates I can highly recommend him.He also has an excellent physicians assistant Melissa Duncan Taylor !
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4000 Kresge Way
Louisville, KY 40207
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