Dr. Scott Lim, DO

Dr. Scott Lim, DO

Dermatology  |  
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Age 60
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Dr. Scott Lim, DO is a dermatologist in Erie, PA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University College Of 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
  • Capital Blue Cross
  • CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Coventry Health Care
  • Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Molina Healthcare
  • UnitedHealthCare

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(814) 836-1300

Dr. Lim accepts the following insurance:

Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
Capital Blue Cross
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Coventry Health Care
Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield
Molina Healthcare
Molina
UnitedHealthCare
PacifiCare

Frequently Treated by Dr. Lim

Based on treatment records, we have identified the following as areas of care that Dr. Lim treats more often than their peers. If you are unsure whether Dr. Lim treats other conditions, please contact the office at (814) 836-1300.

Cosmetic Skin Procedures

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 Skin Procedures specialists.

Dr. Lim treats at a

very high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 10 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Lim
Similar Providers
Shaving of Skin Lesion
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Skin Tag Removal
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

Skin Cancer & Excision

Oncologists diagnose and treat cancers of the skin, including melanoma, basal cell carcinoma, and squamous cell carcinoma.Compare with other Skin Cancer & Excision specialists.

Dr. Lim treats at a

high

frequency compared to similar providers

Based on claims data for 16 conditions and procedures

Treatments
Dr. Lim
Similar Providers
Actinic Keratosis
Shaving of Skin Lesion
Excision, Shaving, or Destruction of Skin and Subcutaneous Tissue (incl. Mohs Micrographic Surgery), Tissue Transfer
Excision of Skin Lesion
Normal
Frequency
High
Frequency
Very High
Frequency

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Dr. Lim's conditions and procedures:

  • Acanthosis Nigricans
  • Acne
  • Acne Surgery
  • Actinic Keratosis
  • Atopic Dermatitis (Eczema)
  • Basal Cell Carcinoma
  • Biopsy
  • Birthmark
  • Botox® Injection
  • Captique™ Injection
  • Carcinoma in Situ of Skin
  • Collagen Injection
  • Contact Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis
  • Dermatitis Herpetiformis
  • Destruction of Benign Skin Lesion
  • Destruction of Malignant Skin Lesion
  • Dry Skin
  • 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
  • Hair Loss
  • Herpes Simplex Infection
  • Hives
  • Hylaform Injection
  • Impetigo
  • Intertrigo
  • Itchy Skin
  • Keloid Scar
  • Lichen Planus
  • Melanoma
  • Melanoma Screening
  • Mole Evaluation
  • Mole Removal
  • Moles (Benign Skin Lesions)
  • Pemphigoid
  • Plantar Wart
  • Poison Ivy, Poison Oak, or Poison Sumac Poisoning
  • Psoriasis
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Rash
  • Restylane® Injections
  • Ringworm
  • Rosacea
  • Seborrheic Dermatitis
  • Seborrheic Keratosis
  • Shaving of Skin Lesion
  • Shingles
  • Skin Aging
  • Skin Biopsy
  • Skin Cancer
  • Skin Cancer Removal
  • Skin Discoloration
  • Skin Diseases
  • Skin Lesion
  • Skin Surgery
  • Skin Tag Removal
  • Spider Veins
  • Squamous Cell Carcinoma
  • Tinea Versicolor
  • 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...Read more

Biography

Dr. Scott Lim, DO is a dermatologist in Erie, PA and has been practicing for 35 years. He graduated from Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine in 1986 and specializes in dermatology.

Specialties

  • Dermatology

Education

Philadelphia Coll Of Osteo Med, Flexible Or Transitional Year
Residency Hospital
1987
Metropoltan Hospital Springfield Division
Internship Hospital
1986
Pennsylvania State University College Of Medicine
Medical School
1982
Allegheny College, Meadville Pa
Undergraduate School
,

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What are Dr. Scott Lim, DO's top areas of care?

Dr. Lim frequently treats Cosmetic Skin Procedures and Skin Cancer & Excision. See all practice areas where Dr. Lim specializes.

Where is Dr. Scott Lim, DO's office located?

Dr. Lim's office is located at 3243 W 26th St, Erie, PA 16506. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Does Dr. Scott Lim, DO offer telehealth services?

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Dr. Lim's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Lim

3.7

Based on 21 ratings

5 Stars
66.66666666666667%
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4 Stars
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3 Stars
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2 Stars
4.761904761904762%
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1 Star
28.571428571428573%
(6)
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What went well
  • Office environment (17)
  • Appointment wasn't rushed (14)
  • Explained conditions well (14)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (7)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (6)
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions (6)
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
8 people found this helpful
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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!
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
2 people found this helpful
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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.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
3 people found this helpful
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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...
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
5 people found this helpful
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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
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
4 people found this helpful
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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
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
13 people found this helpful
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Erie, PA – Jan 06, 2016
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Scott J. M. Lim, DO

Scott J. M. Lim, DO3243 W 26th St Erie, PA 16506
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Affiliated Hospitals

Dr. Lim is affiliated with the following hospitals. Select a hospital below to learn more.

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Millcreek Community Hospital

Erie, PA

68% Patient experience rating, 1% lower than the national average

Saint Vincent Hospital

Erie, PA

72% Patient experience rating, 3% higher than the national average

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