Dr. Scott Meyer, MD

Sports MedicineMaleAge 60

Dr. Meyer
Accepting new patients

Iowa Orthopaedic Center, P.C.

450 Laurel St Des Moines, IA 50314

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(515) 247-8400

Dr. Scott Meyer, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Des Moines, IA and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from ROY J LUCILLE A CARVER COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AT UNIVERSITY OF IOWA medical school in 1986. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Madison County Hospital and Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Meyer to book an appointment.

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Dr. Meyer's conditions and procedures:

  • ACL Surgery
  • Adhesive Capsulitis
  • All Shoulder or Elbow Replacement Procedures
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Avascular Necrosis
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Broken Arm
  • Bursitis
  • Chronic Neck Pain
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot Fracture
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Gait Abnormality
  • Ganglion Cyst
  • Glenoid Labrum Tear
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hip Fracture
  • Humerus Fracture
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Sprain
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Low Back Pain
  • Meniscus Surgery
  • Muscular Dystrophy (MD)
  • Nerve Block, Somatic
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Block
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Platelet-Rich Plasma Injection (PRP)
  • Radiculopathy (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Reverse Total Shoulder and Total Shoulder Replacement
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Scoliosis
  • Shoulder Arthroscopy
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Replacement
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Stenosis
  • Spondylitis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Tommy John Surgery
  • Torticollis
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate

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Dr. Meyer accepts the following insurance:

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Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
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Cigna PPO
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
HAP Insurance
Health Alliance PPO
MultiPlan
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PHCS Network PPO
Wellmark Blue Cross and Blue Shield
Alliance Select

Dr. Meyer's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Meyer

4.0

Based on 39 ratings

5 Stars
69.23076923076923%
(27)
4 Stars
5.128205128205129%
(2)
3 Stars
2.5641025641025643%
(1)
2 Stars
2.5641025641025643%
(1)
1 Star
20.512820512820515%
(8)
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  • Staff friendliness (33)
  • Trusted the provider's decisions (31)
What could be improved
  • Didn't listen or answer questions (9)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (8)
  • Appointment was rushed (7)
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Thank you Maureen Allen RN & Dr. Meyer for fixing my right knee! I am able to walk & cling stairs again! Dr. Meyer and his staff were attentive & kind & very professional. I will be a repeat patient!
What went well
  • 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
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Katie Sassatelli McCoy – Nov 21, 2020
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Dr. Meyer has a quiet but caring demeanor. He was very positive, very effective, and very adamant at explaining what I had to do to help myself recover from knee replacement surgery. I took everything he said to heart and am doing great at two weeks out from surgery. I trust him completely and highly recommend him as a kind and skilled orthopedic surgeon.
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
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Rebecca Bryant – Nov 13, 2020
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Dr Meyer is the best, particularly if you’re wanting to continue with or return to athletic activities.
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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Brian Olson – Oct 02, 2020
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Dr. Meyer did a great job on the follow up to my knee replacement. Explained what to expect and look for as time goes on. He is very thorough and patient! I highly recommend him!
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What could be improved
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Laura Leonard – Apr 15, 2020
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Very informative he listened to my concerns and problems and worked well with me on the conclusion. VERY VERY PLEASED!!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Kory Meyeraan – Mar 25, 2020
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Excellent Dr very through and great listener
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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Jan 29, 2020
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Dr Meyer was very kind and caring. He took his time and answered all my questions. He understood my pain level which I appreciated.
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What could be improved
No results
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Claudia A. Schickler – Jan 24, 2020
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I went in to see the PA-C and was pleasantly surprised to see Dr. Meyer. He was his usual serious and efficient self but did a very thorough and comprehensive evaluation and gave me some great options. He even told me a joke at the end of the visit.
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What could be improved
No results
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Christopher White, M.D. – Jan 24, 2020
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Dr. Meyer was professional and friendly, he did a thorough examination of my knee. Explained my MRI and the options I could take in detail from shots and physical therapy to surgery including pre-op and post-op recovery. Dr. Meyer agreed with the choice I made, which is reassuring.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Mike B – Jan 08, 2020
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He listened and was patient with my questions. He is knowledgeable and encouraged my questions.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Karin Finks – Nov 22, 2019
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Very informative and professional
What went well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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Mark Van Gundy – Nov 16, 2019
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After falling on a basketball court I broke my humerus in four places and tore my rotator cuff. Dr. Meyer repaired the rotator cuff and did a partial shoulder replacement. Throughout the entire process, he was excellent and answered all of my questions. He is an excellent surgeon and I would highly recommend him. A few people have remarked about him not being very personable. I found him to be the opposite...very friendly. I wouldn't be that concerned if he wasn't. Whats important is his skill as a surgeon and that's where he excels!
What went well
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
What could be improved
No results
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Bill Mogolov – Oct 17, 2019
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No direction whatsoever. Gave me options but they ranged from nothing (wait) to surgery. Not personable or comforting even though he knows he’s moving the range of motion into pain. Left not knowing any real medical advice.
What went well
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Oct 14, 2019
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Dr Meyer is not the most personable but seems to have done a wonderful job on my knee meniscusal surgery. I’m about 24 hours removed from my surgery and I’ve had take 2 of my painkillers. 2. I have also been elevating and icing it but that is with me doing the knee stretches as putting light pressure on it. He went in for the meniscus but found arthritis and damage behind my knee cap that he cleaned up as well. His nurses make up for his lack of bedside manner and so far I feel that he did a great job.
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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Chris – Aug 24, 2019
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He did a surgical procedure about 5yrs ago on my left and now it’s my right shoulder. My left shoulder feels like brand new!!
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
  • Long wait times
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Jenny Konrad – Jul 31, 2019
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I had arthroscopic and stem cell done on my knee. He was running late but I was told this up front. He was nice and personable answered all my questions. Staff was great as well. They called the next day to check up on me. I won’t know the results for several weeks.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Mar 23, 2019
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Would make appointment to see Dr and it was always with PA who was very patronizing. Kept telling me shoulder was ok. Went to another Doctor and I had a piece of loose bone in my muscle.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Earlham – Oct 27, 2017
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Showed up over one hour LATE. Offered no apology for lateness nor explanation. Showed no empathy for situation AT ALL. Didn't help me off elevated exam table, knowing I was in a lot of pain. When I cried in frustration all he did was hand me a box of kleenex. No reassuring words offered. Very arrogant. Extremely poor bedside manner. Needs to be sent back to school to learn some people skills. Perhaps a good surgeon, but when face to face with an alert patient, leaves much to be desired.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
No results
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Biography

Dr. Scott Meyer, MD is a Sports Medicine Specialist in Des Moines, IA and has over 35 years of experience in the medical field. He graduated from ROY...Read more

Specialties

  • Sports Medicine
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Shoulder & Elbow Surgery
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Orthopaedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Surgery

Education

1992
University Of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Department Of Orthopaedics
Fellowship Hospital
1992
University Iowa Hosps And Clinics
Residency Hospital
1991
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine, Department Of Orthopaedics
Residency Hospital
1991
University Hospital Of Cleveland
Residency Hospital
1987
Case Western Reserve University School Of Medicine, Department Of Surgery
Internship Hospital
1986
ROY J LUCILLE A CARVER COLLEGE OF MEDICINE AT UNIVERSITY OF IOWA
Medical School
1982
Wartburg College
Undergraduate School

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What are Dr. Scott Meyer, MD's top areas of care?

Dr. Meyer frequently treats Joint Pain, Anterior Cruciate Ligament (ACL) or Posterior Cruciate Ligament (PCL) Tear, and Osteoarthritis. See all procedures and conditions Dr. Meyer treats.

Where is Dr. Scott Meyer, MD's office located?

Dr. Meyer's office is located at 450 Laurel St, Des Moines, IA 50314. Find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

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Locations

Iowa Orthopaedic Center, P.C.

Iowa Orthopaedic Center, P.C.450 Laurel St Des Moines, IA 50314
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Affiliated Hospitals

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

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Madison County Hospital

Winterset, IA

76% Patient experience rating, 7% higher than the national average

Mercyone Des Moines Medical Center

Des Moines, IA

70% Patient experience rating, 1% higher than the national average

Van Diest Medical Center

Webster City, IA

78% Patient experience rating, 9% higher than the national average