Dr. Scott Schulze, MD

Orthopedic Hand SurgeryMale

Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Dr. Scott Schulze, MD is an Orthopedic Hand Surgery Specialist in Millsboro, DE. He is affiliated with Beebe Medical Center. His office accepts new patients and telehealth appointments.

Dr. Scott Schulze, MD

Orthopaedic Associates of Southern Delaware, P.A.

26744 John J Williams Hwy Unit 4 Millsboro, DE 19966
Accepting new patients
Telehealth services available

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(302) 231-1152
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Dr. Schulze's Top Procedures and Conditions

Treatment Frequency
Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schulze treats Carpal Tunnel Syndrome more than 100% of his peers

Dr. Schulze treats this condition more than 100% of his peers

Trigger Finger
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schulze treats Trigger Finger more than 99% of his peers

Dr. Schulze treats this condition more than 99% of his peers

Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Schulze treats Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist more than 97% of his peers

Dr. Schulze treats this condition more than 97% of his peers

Rating Includes other areas of care:

  • Osteoarthritis of Wrist

Dr. Schulze's conditions and procedures:

  • Arthritic Hand Reconstruction
  • Arthrocentesis
  • Carpal Fractures
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Dermatology Procedure
  • Dislocated Joint
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Dupuytren's Contracture Injection
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Tenotomy
  • Excision of Metacarpal and Carpal
  • Fracture of Hand (incl. Fingers)
  • Hand and Elbow Microvascular Surgery
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Hand and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hand Reconstruction
  • Hand Tendon Repair
  • Hand, Elbow, and Shoulder Microvascular Surgery
  • Joint Injection
  • Joint Replacement Surgery
  • Nerve Reconstruction
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Pinched Nerve
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Steroid Injection
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Wrist Disorders
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Fusion
  • Wrist Replacement

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(302) 231-1152

Dr. Schulze accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Amerihealth
Personal Choice PPO
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
Anthem Blue Cross Blue Shield
KeyCare PPO
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Dr. Schulze's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Schulze

3.4

Based on 74 ratings

5 Star
57%
57%
4 Star
1%
1%
3 Star
4%
4%
2 Star
5%
5%
1 Star
32%
32%
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What could be improved
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Worst Doctor I ever been to and I’m 77 years old.
Went to Dr. Schulze in Dec.2022 for painfull/bent fingers, worst doctor visit I ever had, staff are rude and Dr.Schulz spent 5 minutes with me after waiting 45 minutes and said go home and ice them. What a waste of time going to him, never was treated so bad.
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Joseph Cerami – Mar 14, 2023
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Poor review r/t patient treatment
On 12/29/22 I went to see Dr Schultz s/p BMC hospital stay r/t cellulitis of my hand. I never got to see the MD instead seeing the PA. After the PA recommended I make a follow up appointment visit with Dr Schultz ASAP I attempted to do so with the post visit receptionist. She was EXTREMELY rude, non empathetic, curt, and quick to boldly point out that Dr Schultz had ABSOLUTELY NO available appointments until April. I said I was told to see him ASAP but that had no affect on her. I said “forget it” and she curtly replied “well bye then “. I was so upset I went out to my car and promptly called the office manager. He was apologetic and lo and behold he miraculously got an appointment for me in 2 weeks! She should not be in the medical field!!! Patients are in pain and very vulnerable!!! They should not have the added anxiety of a rude receptionist. I will not recommend this facility!!!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
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Diane Zigman – Dec 30, 2022
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Unprofessional
People have said he’s a good dr., however, I disagree. A good dr doesn’t have to put you down so he can feel superior. He is the most unpleasant and down right nasty dr I have ever seen in my life. He was referred to me from the Beebe ER. Never again!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • 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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JR – Dec 21, 2022
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Go elsewhere
While I wish I had read these reviews prior to my appointment I am glad that they were read after I met with Dr. Schulze. I now realize that my negative experience was not personal, rather a reflection on a subpar physician. I went in as the flexion in my right wrist is approximately 20 degrees. He took x-rays then informed me that with surgery I might be able to get it to about 30 degrees. Other than that, the only thing that could be done is steroid injections if I got an MRI…. It is interesting to note, a friend who is healer in non-medicinal treatment modalities, comfortably got the extension to about 40 degrees during one ten minute session. Looks like I will be looking for a physician who did not get their degree out of a cracker jack box…. Oh, his bedside manner is horrible. I am an RN, I work full time in healthcare. In my experience I have worked alongside many great doctors. He is someone who is cold and impatient with a great need for a brush up on being a nice human/MD
What went well
  • Wait times
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Nov 29, 2022
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Carpal Tunnel Surgery
Had surgery on both wrists. Surgeries were flawless and my problem has been corrected. Dr Schulze explained the procedure before the surgery in terms I could understand. Office staff was pleasant and my wait was minimal.
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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Oct 07, 2022
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Dr Schulze is fantastic
I have seen Dr Schulze three times: trigger finger and both carpal tunnel surgeries. I felt that he was caring and competent. He is indeed one of my favorite doctors and would highly recommend him to people in need of a hand specialist.
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Jim Smith – Aug 23, 2022
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Beware
I went to him with a fractured wrist. Worst experience with a health care provider. Cocky and arrogant are the best words to describe him. He was not interested in my concerns. He did not look at me. He rolled his eyes and looked down at the floor when my daughter asked questions. My daughter is an experienced PT and it was obvious he did like the questions asked. Staff is cold and not compassionate. My visit was not worth my time. I decided to go to PA to a shoulder to hand specialist. Southern Delaware needs adequate and better healthcare organizations.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
What could be improved
  • Office environment
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Long wait times
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
3 people found this helpful
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Jul 28, 2022
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Dr. Schulze operated on my right wrist after I totaled my car. I had both of hands bandaged, a neck brace, & a severe concussion. My first meeting with him felt cold. I was overwhelmed, scared & I cried. However, I stuck with him because what’s most important when selecting a surgeon is knowledge & skill. Dr. Schulze knows what he’s doing. I could tell he’s an expert in his field. His nurses were all very professional & lovely. Surgery went well. When I met with him after my operation I was impressed because he remembered photography means the world to me- I honestly could never tell if he was listening to me. It touched my heart that he did in fact remember me sharing how photography is my passion. After my surgery he just about gently smiled & told me I can get back out there with my camera. He does listen & he does care! Most importantly, my right wrist is back in action.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Wait times
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
  • Appointment was rushed
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Elizabeth F. – Feb 23, 2022
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Has no bed side manner. Doesn’t seem to have enough time to listen to what you have to say.
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Long wait times
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
6 people found this helpful
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Oct 30, 2021
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Terrible wouldn’t recommend my worst enemy to him. Only wants to do surgery. I found another who set the wrist after he did nothing for 3 days if not he wouldn’t see me for 7 more days. Too busy. Does he have any compassion?
What went well
  • Staff friendliness
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Jacqueline burton – Aug 15, 2021
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Dr. Scott repaired my thumb at a outpatient surgery facility. He presented himself as professional, knowledgeable capable person/doctor at my first encounter with him and his staff. Happily I recovered with very little discomfort and quite quickly with additional PT. I would recommend Dr. Schulze and his team to family and friends.
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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V.Smith – Jul 08, 2021
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I don’t know why I had such a different experience than the 5 stars. He was very matter of fact. Never makes eye contact. I felt uncomfortable leaving the office for my first appointment because he was so cold. I am new to the area and was in a lot of pain and against my better judgement went through with surgery. When he got there he said “oh there it’s you” said a few words and said “any questions” and I said I don’t think and he said “perfect” like obvious that he was happy he didn’t need to talk to me. When I came out of surgery, he said all of two sentences to my mom who drove me. He didn’t introduce himself and rattled off what had happened. We both left knowing very little as what I went into surgery for, was not what I came out with. I had to go home and Google. My care instructions say to ice for a day or two, basically initially. It says nothing about continued icing 4-6 times a day. A week after surgery the swelling has gone down but the nerve pain is intense. It feels like
What went well
  • Office environment
What could be improved
  • Staff wasn't friendly
  • Appointment was rushed
  • Didn't explain conditions well
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Jennifer – Apr 27, 2021
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Dr. Schultz really knew his stuff, he was kind and efficient. I’d highly recommend him to others!
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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Feb 05, 2021
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Dr. Schulze and his Team are very professional, highly capable, and wonderful to interact with. I had surgery on both hands and two fingers, all went exactly as planned - well done!
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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Tom Rosella – Dec 20, 2020
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Very impressed. Incision got infected so I called the office on a Sunday and left a message, with low expectations. Dr. Schulze called me just five minutes later, ended up calling in an Rx, and even called back when he found that my pharmacy was closed. I was able to start the antibiotic immediately.
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Dec 08, 2020
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I was sent to Dr. Schulze after suffering a severe fracture of my wrist. I can't say enough good about him and how I was treated. He is a masterful hand surgeon and I would highly recommend him to anyone that has suffered a trauma or has a hand ailment or disorder. Dr. Schulze performed two surgeries on my wrist and both went extremely well. He worked with my physical therapist over several months and devised a plan that I am grateful to say, has worked wonders, and returned most of the functionality of my wrist thus far. Dr. Schulze treated me as a person; I never felt that I was just another run-of-the-mill trauma patient. We are very fortunate to have him here in Lewes, DE. I will always be very grateful to him and his staff. The only thing about my experience was long wait times, and I wouldn't blame that on 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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Marion Gentul – Oct 24, 2020
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great this is my second surgery with Dr. Schulze feel great
What went well
  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
What could be improved
No results
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harry ludwig – Oct 20, 2020
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I had hand surgery in September 2020 and Dr. Schulze did a wonderful job. Thank you for giving me relief after suffering for so long.
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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Oct 06, 2020
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Dr. Schulze operated on me June 3, 2020. He corrected two trigger fingers on my left hand. The Dr. is very compassionate, caring and kind. He is a highly skilled surgeon. When I returned to have stitches removed, I was totally able to close my hand, actually I did that a couple days after surgery. I would recommend him to everyone. My surgery was performed at the Lewes Surgery Center in Lewes. That center was truly amazing filled with a highly professional staff. My pre-op nurse was Mel - she was truly an amazing nurse. My post-op nurse was Eileen, also exceptional. I would recommend this surgery center to everyone!! Great job everyone!!!
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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Carol B. – Aug 24, 2020
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He has terrible communication skills and very arrogant. I had my wrist broken and pinned years ago and seen several specialist in the last five years. All he wants to do is operate and give you little options. I asked for a steroid injection (which I've received from other without an issue) he refused say it was only temporary! Yes I know 'duh, from his attitude I would have punched him if a nurse wasn't present. DO NOT SEE HIM unless your desperate!
What went well
No results
What could be improved
  • Difficult to schedule appointment
  • Didn't listen or answer questions
  • Didn't explain conditions well
  • Didn't trust the provider's decisions
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Sam – Jul 27, 2020
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About Me

Care Philosophy

Secondary Specialty - Dermatological Procedures and Reconstruction

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Hand Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2008
Southern Illinois University (Hand/Microsurgery)
Fellowship Hospital
2007
Southern Illinois University (Burn Surgery)
Fellowship Hospital
2006
Seton Hal University/ St Francis Medical Center
Residency Hospital
2001
Seton Hall University/ St Francis Medical Center
Internship Hospital
1995
RIDER UNIVERSITY
Undergraduate School

Awards

  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
  • Delaware Top Doc in Hand Surgery, 2010
  • Delaware Top Doc in Hand Surgery, 2011

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Does Dr. Scott Schulze, MD accept new patients?

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What conditions does Dr. Scott Schulze, MD treat?

Dr. Schulze frequently treats the following conditions: Carpal Tunnel Syndrome, Trigger Finger, and Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist. See more on Healthgrades.

What is Dr. Scott Schulze, MD's office address?

Dr. Schulze's office is located at 26744 John J Williams Hwy Unit 4, Millsboro, DE 19966. You can find other locations and directions on Healthgrades.

Is Dr. Scott Schulze, MD able to provide telehealth services?

Dr. Schulze provides telehealth services. Please contact the office to determine whether you are eligible.

Is Dr. Scott Schulze, MD affiliated with any hospitals?

Dr. Scott Schulze, MD is affiliated with Beebe Medical Center.

Is Dr. Scott Schulze, MD a board-certified professional?

Yes, Dr. Scott Schulze, MD holds board certifications in Hand Surgery.

Does Dr. Scott Schulze, MD receive good ratings from patients?

There is a star rating of 3.4/5 for Dr. Scott Schulze, MD. Patients say that the provider explained conditions well and the provider listened & answered questions well. See all patient feedback on Healthgrades.

Locations

Orthopaedic Associates of Southern Delaware, P.A.

Millsboro Office26744 John J Williams Hwy Unit 4 Millsboro, DE 19966
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    • Mon: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Tue: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Wed: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Thu: 8:00am - 4:00pm
    • Fri: 8:00am - 4:00pm
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Orthopaedic Associates of Southern Delaware

Cape Henlopen Medical Center12100 Black Swan Dr Ste 201 Lewes, DE 19958
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    • Mon: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Tue: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Wed: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Thu: 7:30am - 4:30pm
    • Fri: 7:30am - 3:00pm
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Beebe Medical Center

Lewes, DE

67% Patients that would definitely recommend, 3% lower than the national average

3 Awards Received