Dr. Scott Lim, DO

Dr. Scott Lim, DO

Dermatology  |  
Male  |  
Age 59
3.7 based on 21 reviewsView this provider's reviews
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Dr. Scott Lim, DO is a dermatologist in Erie, PA and has been practicing for 30 years. He graduated from Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine in 1986 and specializes in dermatology.

3243 W 26th St

Erie, PA 16506

Contact Information

(814) 836-1300

Insurance Accepted

  • Amerihealth
  • Anthem
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield

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Dr. Lim accepts the following insurance:

Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
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Practice Areas

Mohs Surgery

Mohs surgery is a procedure that treats some types of skin cancer by removing a precise amount of tissue in order to remove cancer cells while sparing as much healthy tissue as possible.Compare with other Mohs Surgery specialists.

Typically treats 83% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 2 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim performs Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Lim performs this procedure more than 88% of their peers

Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim performs Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Lim performs this procedure more than 78% of their peers

Cosmetic Dermatology

Cosmetic dermatologists diagnose and treat condition of the skin that affect appearance, such as age spots, wrinkles, unwanted hair, and acne scars.Compare with other Cosmetic Dermatology specialists.

Typically treats 81% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Skin Tag Removal
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim performs Skin Tag Removal more than 97% of their peers

Dr. Lim performs this procedure more than 97% of their peers

Excision of Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Lim performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

Shaving of Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim performs Shaving of Skin Lesion more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Lim performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

Dermatologic Oncology

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Dermatologic Oncology specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Excision of Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim performs Excision of Skin Lesion more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Lim performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

Actinic Keratosis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim treats Actinic Keratosis more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Lim treats this condition more than 91% of their peers

Shaving of Skin Lesion
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim performs Shaving of Skin Lesion more than 91% of their peers

Dr. Lim performs this procedure more than 91% of their peers

Dermatologic Care

Dermatologists diagnose, treat and screen for conditions affecting the skin, including skin cancer, psoriasis, eczema, acne, rosacea, and hair loss.Compare with other Dermatologic Care specialists.

Typically treats 67% more than their peers

Based on claims data for 28 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Skin Infections
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim treats Skin Infections more than 100% of their peers

Dr. Lim treats this condition more than 100% of their peers

Psoriasis
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim treats Psoriasis more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Lim treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

Itchy Skin
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Lim treats Itchy Skin more than 99% of their peers

Dr. Lim treats this condition more than 99% of their peers

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Dr. Lim's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Adjacent Tissue Transfer
  • Allergic Reaction
  • Athlete's Foot
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Bedsores
  • Benign Tumor
  • Biopsy
  • Birthmark
  • Botox® Injection
  • Breast Diseases
  • Burn Injuries
  • Cancer
  • Candidiasis of Skin and Nails
  • Canker Sore
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Cellulitis
  • Cold Sore
  • Collagen Injection
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Due to Drugs
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Penile Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • Eczema and Contact Dermatitis Due to Cosmetics
  • Excessive Sweating
  • Excision of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Excision of Skin Cancer
  • Excision of Skin Lesion
  • Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
  • Facial Peel
  • Folliculitis
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fungal Infections
  • Fungal Nail Infection
  • Genital Herpes
  • Genital Warts
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hidradenitis
  • Hives
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Jock Itch
  • Keloid Scar
  • Leg and Foot Ulcers
  • Lichen Planus
  • Lipomas
  • Melanoma
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Molluscum Contagiosum Infection
  • Nail and Nail Bed Infection
  • Parapsoriasis
  • Pemphigoid
  • Pityriasis Rosea
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Scabies
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Infections
  • Skin Lesion
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Sunburn
  • Telogen Effluvium
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • Ulcer
  • Varicose Veins
  • Venous Sclerotherapy
  • Wart Removal
  • Warts
  • Wrinkles

About Me

Care Philosophy

I enjoy helping people with skin conditions and see all patients personally. Having been in practice for 24 years, I have had the privilege of developing wonderful relationships with my patients and am proud to have earned their trust.

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Education

1990
The Dermatology Center, Philadelphia, Pa
Residency Hospital
1987
Metropoltan Hospital Springfield Division
Internship Hospital
1986
Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Medical School
1982
Allegheny College, Meadville Pa
Undergraduate School

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Dr. Lim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lim

3.7

Based on 21 ratings

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had to beg for a mole check that turned out to be cancerous- he never forgets to tell his med students (always has an intern, every time I have an appt) to tell them that I over-reacted to the mole changing but my instinct was correct, arrogant and condescending, but, unfortunately there are not many other dermatologists in town so he is probably the best of the few available
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Nov 10, 2019
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Dr. Lim & his staff are very friendly & professional. He genuinely cares about his patients & takes time to explain issues.
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Jul 31, 2019
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Dr. Lim was very thorough at my derm checkup. He patiently answered all my questions and made sure all of my concerns were addressed. Highly recommend him.
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Jul 31, 2019
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Made me feel uneducated when asking questions, had a "student" in the room to observe and did not ask my permission, nurse was rude. Will never return.
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Erie, – Jan 15, 2019
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I came to his office in my thirties about a spot on my nose that wouldn't heal. I was told "you are probably just washing your face to our hard or not using enough lotion. It's just a dry patch." I explained that I use gentle soap and rinsing, patting dry only. I pleaded for a biopsy. I was refused and told it was just cosmetic. I went home feeling silly and tried to treat it with lotions. A few years later I got a second opinon. The basal cell was so big I had to have an skin graft.
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N in PA – Nov 29, 2018
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I have been a patient of Dr. Lim for over 20 years. He is so personable & professional. But, most importantly; he saved my life, Dr. Lim found & removed a cancerous Tumor on my Left Flank, in my mid-twenties. I never noticed a lump or pain. Dr. Lim, also treats me for Alopecia, so my long blonde hair grew back healthy & shiny - no more odd layered hair cuts to cover bald spots:-) I have a rare genetic illness w/ many complications, Dr. Lim always cares & gives me samples. Thank You Dr. Lim!
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Daphne in Erie, – Aug 19, 2018
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He is one of only a few Dermatologist in area. Appointments do take a month or so, but that is to be expected. He treated me and knew what the issue was, so I am happy.
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Tanya in Erie, PA – Feb 13, 2017
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Dr. Lim and his office have always been professional and friendly. He removed a basal spot from my nose and 8 years later, you still can't see the scar. He's thorough and trustworthy. He's very invested in your health and lectures all of us about skin care and sun damage. He's treated our whole family for various things. Acne, squamous cell, basal, moles, exzema...
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Lisa in Erie, Pa – Oct 28, 2016
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Incompetent. He had a medicaid clinic. Took 4 months to get an appt. He left exam/ended appt. as I talked to him about my condition. Next day appt. are available at his private practice, if you have good insurance if not you wait 4+ mo. between appts. He decided to take me off of my Cystic acne meds to see what would happen, despite my objections causing deep sunken & pitted scars across both sides of my face. I now have a Master's, great job insurance, but can't fix the damagede he caused
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lisa in Erie, PA – Jul 16, 2016
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Dr. Lim is rigid & in it for the $$. He does not have a genuine interest in caring for patients-very methodical /lacks caring. My daughter,about to be a life guard, I was worried about the dangers extreme sun exposure. Not being able to get a new pt. appointment for 6 mths, I took her along to my appointment (hoping she could take my appoint. and no) explained my concern, Dr. Lim totally ignored her like she did not even exist in the room & didn't offer literature etc. The staff & Dr were rude
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Erie, PA – Jan 06, 2016
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Scott J M Lim DO3243 W 26th St Erie, PA 16506
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Millcreek Community Hospital

Erie, PA

61% Patient experience rating, 8% lower than the national average