Dr. Scott Lipson, MD

Dr. Scott Lipson, MD

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Orthopedic Surgery  |  
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52 y/o
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Dr. Scott Lipson, MD is an orthopedic surgery doctor who practices in Sacramento, CA. He is 52 years old and has been practicing for 21 years.

Hand Surgery Associates

2 Scripps Dr Ste 310

Sacramento, CA 95825
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Health Net
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • Western Health Advantage

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Top Care Areas

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De Quervain's Disease
very high
more than 90% of peers
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
normal
more than 82% of peers
Arm Surgery
normal
more than 68% of peers

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Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
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Board Certifications

  • Orthopedic Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Medical Specialties*
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Conditions Treated

  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • Arthritis
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Joint Pain
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Sports Injuries
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tendonitis
  • Traumatic Injuries
  • Trigger Finger
  • Tumor
  • Wrist Fracture

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Procedures

  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Surgery
  • Arthroscopic Wrist Surgery
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Release Surgery, Endoscopic
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Disability Evaluation
  • Fracture Care
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Myofascial Trigger Point Injection
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Neuroplasty
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Resection or Ablation of Bone Tumor, Partial or Complete Resection of Bone, Debridement of Bone
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Revision of Shoulder or Elbow Replacement
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Replacement
  • Wrist Surgery

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Background Check

0 Malpractice Claims

No malpractice history found for California.

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

  • University of California At Davis / School of Medicine
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1987
  • Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University
    Medical School | Graduated 1991
  • University of Miami Jackson Meml Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
  • University of Miami Jackson Meml Hosp
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1996
  • California Pacific Medical Center
    Fellowship Hospital | Completed 1997

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Lipson has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

  • California Orthopaedic Association, Member

Mercy General Hospital

is a Recipient of a Healthgrades Excellence Award
Distinguished Hospital Award for Clinical Excellence

Hospital Quality Award

Dr. Lipson is on the medical staff at our top-rated hospital.

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Dr. Lipson's Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Lipson to family and friends
2.7
based on 52 total reviews (10 with comments)

Likelihood to Recommend (52)

  • 5
    (21)
  • 4
    (1)
  • 3
    (1)
  • 2
    (1)
  • 1
    (28)

Dr. Lipson's Performance

Trustworthiness
GOOD
Explains condition(s) well
GOOD
Answers Questions
GOOD
Time well spent
GOOD

Office & Staff Performance

Scheduling
GOOD
Office environment
VERY GOOD
Staff friendliness
GOOD
Average wait time
16 to 30 minutes

Patient Comments (10)

Carmichael, CA |
Bad bedside manners. Very arrogant and Conceited. Calls never returned; justification always with a condescending attitude. Questions answered with brazen arrogance. Looks down on you when speaking to you. Warped superiority complex. A horrible overall experience. Always felt worse after...more
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in West Sacramento, CA |
Several years ago Dr Lipson performed wrist surgery which went well. He is clearly a talented surgeon. While I need my doctor to be good at his job, rather than my friend, & I appreciate his candor, I was stunned at how rude he was to me & the incredibly short time he took to listen to me. I...more
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Nevada City, CA |
I loved my experience with Dr. Lipson. He was very nice, understanding, communicative and did an excellent job with my tendonitis. After suffering constant pain for months, it all disappeared after his surgery. Thank you, Dr. Lipson! He is so kind and informative and flexible. I am very grateful...more
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in Paradise, CA |
Dr. Lipson has seen me under Work Comp and he is treating me for both shoulders and my left thumb. He is kind, courteous and extremely knowledgeable. He explains everything and answers all my questions. He is sympathetic to my situation. He did surgery on my left thumb and it recovering very very...more
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Stockton, CA |
Dr. Lipson was my second opinion, as i came from an incompetent Dr. who didn't have any answers, after still being in pain 6 months after a wrist fracture. Lipson was very patient, and took his time to explain every thing that was going on with my wrist. He recommended surgery on my wrist, and he...more
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Lipson accepts 9 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna PPO
  • Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
    Cigna PPO
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Health Net
  • UnitedHealthCare
    PacifiCare
    United Healthcare
    United Healthcare West
  • Western Health Advantage

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Hospitals where Dr. Lipson has admitting privileges

Mercy General Hospital
4001 J St
Sacramento, CA 95819
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Sutter Medical Center
2825 Capitol Avenue
Sacramento, CA 95816
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