Dr. Scott Yerger, MD

Orthopedic Surgery •  Male • Age 48
  
Dr. Yerger
Accepting new patients

Acadiana Orthopedic Group

1448 S College Rd Lafayette, LA 70503

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(337) 233-5300

Dr. Scott Yerger, MD is a Orthopedic Surgery Specialist in Lafayette, LA. Dr. Yerger has more experience with Elbow, Knee/Lower Limbs, and Hip/Pelvic Bones than other specialists in his area. He is affiliated with medical facilities such as Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital and Acadia General Hospital. He is accepting new patients. Be sure to call ahead with Dr. Yerger to book an appointment.


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Dr. Yerger accepts the following insurance:

Aetna
Aetna HMO
Choice Plus POS II
Anthem
National (BlueCard) PPO
AvMed
Open Access
Blue Cross Blue Shield
Blue Card PPO
CareFirst Blue Cross Blue Shield
HealthyBlue 2.0
HealthyBlue Advantage
Cigna
Cigna HMO
Cigna PPO
Open Access Plus
Coventry Health Care of Louisiana
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First Health (Coventry Health Care)
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Practice Areas

Elbow

Elbow surgeons perform proceduras including arthroscopy, replacement, resurfacing, or tendon repair to treat conditions affecting the elbow, such as arthritis, dislocations, and hyperextension.Compare with other Elbow specialists.

Typically treats 80% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 3 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Elbow Sprain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yerger treats Elbow Sprain more than 88% of their peers

Dr. Yerger treats this condition more than 88% of their peers

Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yerger treats Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow) more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Yerger treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

Elbow Injuries
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yerger treats Elbow Injuries more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Yerger treats this condition more than 75% of their peers

Knee/Lower Limbs

Knee and lower limb surgeons perform procedures such as total knee replacement, partial knee replacement, and tendor repair, to treat conditions including arthritis, ligament tears, or bone fractures.Compare with other Knee/Lower Limbs specialists.

Typically treats 73% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 12 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yerger treats Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain more than 100% of their peers

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

Knee Disorders
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yerger treats Knee Disorders more than 99% of their peers

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

Osteoarthritis of Knee
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yerger treats Osteoarthritis of Knee more than 98% of their peers

Dr. Yerger treats this condition more than 98% of their peers

Hip/Pelvic Bones

Hip surgery includes arthroscopy, fracture repair, resurfacing, and replacment to treat conditions affecting the hip, such as arthritis, dysplasia, and injuries.Compare with other Hip/Pelvic Bones specialists.

Typically treats 75% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 5 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Osteoarthritis of Hip
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yerger treats Osteoarthritis of Hip more than 95% of their peers

Dr. Yerger treats this condition more than 95% of their peers

Hip Resurfacing
very high
very high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yerger performs Hip Resurfacing more than 92% of their peers

Dr. Yerger performs this procedure more than 92% of their peers

Hip Replacement
high
high

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yerger performs Hip Replacement more than 80% of their peers

Dr. Yerger performs this procedure more than 80% of their peers

Ankle/Foot

Ankle and foot specialists diagnose and treat localized conditions such as arthritis, bunions, nerve damage, and plantar fasciitis through procedures including medication, physical therapy, and surgery.Compare with other Ankle/Foot specialists.

Typically treats 65% more than similar doctors

Based on claims data for 7 conditions and procedures

TreatmentsTreatment Frequency
Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yerger treats Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Yerger treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

Ankle Sprains and Strains
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yerger treats Ankle Sprains and Strains more than 78% of their peers

Dr. Yerger treats this condition more than 78% of their peers

Foot Fracture
normal
normal

Treatment Frequency

Dr. Yerger treats Foot Fracture more than 75% of their peers

Dr. Yerger treats this condition more than 75% of their peers

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Dr. Yerger's conditions and procedures:

  • Abscess or Cyst Drainage or Aspiration
  • Abscess or Fluid Incision and Drainage
  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • 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
  • Arm Surgery
  • Arthritis of the Elbow
  • Arthroscopic Shoulder Surgery
  • Autoimmune Diseases
  • Back Pain
  • Baker’s Cyst
  • Bone Cancer
  • Bone Disorders
  • Broken Arm
  • Bunion
  • Bursitis
  • Cancer
  • Carpal Tunnel Release
  • Carpal Tunnel Syndrome
  • Cervical Spine Myelopathy
  • Clavicle Fracture
  • Coccyx or Sacrum Fracture
  • Complex Regional Pain Syndrome (CRPS)
  • Complications of Joint Prosthesis
  • De Quervain's Disease
  • De Quervain's Release
  • Degenerative Disc Disease
  • Difficulty With Walking
  • Dressing and-or Debridement of Wound, Infection, or Burn (incl. Negative Pressure Wound Therapy)
  • Dupuytren's Contracture
  • Elbow Bursitis
  • Elbow Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Elbow Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Elbow Injuries
  • Elbow Sprain
  • Enthesopathy of Hip (incl. Trochanteric Bursitis)
  • Enthesopathy of Knee (incl. Bursitis of Knee)
  • Excision of Scapula, Clavicle, Rib, or Sternum
  • Femur Fracture
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Foot and Ankle Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Foot and Ankle Ligament and Tendon Repair
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Fracture Care
  • 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 and Wrist Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Hand Conditions
  • Hand Fracture
  • Hand or Wrist Tendon Transfer
  • Hernia
  • Herniated Disc
  • Hip Fracture
  • Hip Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Closed
  • Hip Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment, Open
  • Hip Pointer Injuries
  • Hip Replacement
  • Hip Replacement Revision
  • Hip Replacement With Robotic Assistance
  • Hip Resurfacing
  • Hip Sprain
  • Internal Derangement of Knee
  • Intervertebral Disc Disease
  • Joint Drainage
  • Joint Pain
  • Knee and Leg Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Closed
  • Knee and Lower Leg Fracture Treatment, Open
  • Knee Arthroscopy
  • Knee Dislocation
  • Knee Disorders
  • Knee Fracture
  • Knee Replacement
  • Knee Replacement Revision
  • Knee Sprain
  • Knee Surgery
  • Lateral and Medial Epicondylitis (Tennis and Golf Elbow)
  • Leg Fracture Above Knee (incl. Hip)
  • Leg Fracture Below Knee (incl. Ankle)
  • Limb Pain
  • Lumbar Spine Fracture
  • Lupus
  • MAKOplasty®
  • Medial Collateral Ligament (MCL) Sprain
  • Myelopathy
  • Neurostimulation
  • Non-Unions and Malunions of Fractures
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis of Ankle and Foot
  • Osteoarthritis of Hand or Wrist
  • Osteoarthritis of Hands
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip
  • Osteoarthritis of Hip and Thigh
  • Osteoarthritis of Knee
  • Osteoarthritis of Shoulder
  • Osteoarthritis of Spine
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Partial Shoulder Replacement
  • Patellofemoral Pain Syndrome or Knee Pain
  • Peripheral Nerve Disorders
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Pseudoarthrosis
  • Pyogenic Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rib Fracture
  • Rotator Cuff Surgery
  • Rotator Cuff Tear
  • Runner's Knee
  • Scapular Fracture
  • Sciatica (Not Due to Disc Displacement)
  • Separated Femoral Epiphysis Treatment
  • Shoulder Dislocation
  • Shoulder Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Disorders
  • Shoulder Fracture and Dislocation Treatment
  • Shoulder Fracture Treatment
  • Shoulder Impingement Syndrome
  • Shoulder Tendinitis and Tenosynovitis
  • Spinal Cord Stimulation
  • Spine Disorders
  • Spondylosis
  • Sprains and Strains (incl. Muscle Tear)
  • Steroid Injection
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Synovial Biopsy
  • Systemic Chondromalacia
  • Systemic Sclerosis
  • Thoracic Spine Fracture
  • Tibia and Fibula Fractures
  • Total Knee Arthroplasty With Robotic Assistance
  • Trigger Finger
  • Trigger Finger Release
  • Trigger Point Injection
  • Viscosupplementation With Hyaluronate
  • Wrist Fracture
  • Wrist Replacement

Dr. Yerger's Reviews

Likelihood to recommend Dr. Yerger

4.9

Based on 145 ratings

5 Stars
95.86206896551724%
(139)
4 Stars
2.0689655172413794%
(3)
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2 Stars
0.6896551724137931%
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1 Star
1.3793103448275863%
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  • Explained conditions well (122)
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What could be improved
  • Long wait times (88)
  • Appointment was rushed (6)
  • Didn't explain conditions well (5)
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Dr Yreager and his team are wonderful. I highly recommend him.
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My whole experience was a great one. Everything went smooth and without any complications. It's been 3 weeks today and improving each day. I would high recommend Dr. Yeager to family and friends. Which I have already.
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Joe Petro – Jun 30, 2020
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I like Dr Scott Yerger and his staff very much. He is very caring and helps you to understand everything. He explains everything so you can understand and let's you know what to expect. I'd recommend him to anyone and everyone. Sincerely Judy Martin
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Judy Martin – Jun 02, 2020
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Going today to have staples removed. Hopefully it won’t be too bad.
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Mickey Dennis – May 28, 2020
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I would recommend Dr Yerger and his team to anyone seeking a professional opinion ..
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Roy LeBlanc – May 26, 2020
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I had a total knee replacement. Dr.Yerger and the entire staff are excellent. Very easy to communicate with. Awesome!!
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Dr Yerger is the absolute BEST orthopedic surgeon ever. The staff is very caring and helpful. I have had Dr Yerger for several replacements. I’ve never had a problem afterward. I would recommend him to anyone contemplating ankle, knee. Hip replacement.
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Sherry Smith – Mar 08, 2020
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Dr. Yerger listen to my needs. Very professional and easy to talk to.
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
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W. Manuel – Feb 18, 2020
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Dr Yerger is an exceptional doctor with an amazing bedside manner. He genuinely cares for his patients and follows up with them consistently. He and his staff are always there for me, at the drop of a hat, if I have questions or concerns. I would recommend Dr Yerger to anyone who seeks the ultimate in care.
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Toni Smith – Feb 04, 2020
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Dr. Yerger asked questions, listened, answered questions, and manipulated my knee but was not able to identify my knee pain. He took x-rays but they were no help. He gave me instructions to follow for a few weeks but no improvement was gained. He ordered an MRI which showed two tears in my meniscus and scheduled a scope procedure within a few weeks. It's now a week after the procedure was completed and I have not had to take any pain meds after the procedure. It was such a pleasure to spend this past few days doing active things again. Life is good when you're not in pain!
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David Reed – Jan 31, 2020
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Dr. Yerger and his staff are very professional and helpful. Excellent surgeon. Explains everything about procedures he's doing. I highly recommend Dr. Yerger!!
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Dr Yerger is professional and an expert surgeon in his field. He has performed several successful procedures on me over the years. His staff is professional and courteous. I highly recommend him.
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S Fowler – Jan 28, 2020
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Dr Yerger is an outstanding doctor. I am doing so well with my surgery. It’s two weeks today and I’m moving more, doing more exercises and the pain is decreasing. I had heard a lot of good things about him before my first visit with him but I am experiencing those wonderful things with him as my doctor. He is totally awesome. He sincerely cares about his patients and not going to do a surgery you don’t need. I can’t say enough about him. I can’t thank him enough for this surgery. I have been in nothing but pain, not walking straight and not be able to do much of anything and walking with a cane for three years. I absolutely love him and I’m so happy I found him!
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Felicia Nevils – Jan 07, 2020
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Dr. Yerger and his staff are so well informed and knowledgeable. You are never left to wonder about anything, as he guides you through all the steps before surgery and after surgery. He takes his time with his patients never making them feel rushed. He is very professional and his staff are all nice and friendly.
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Carol M. – Dec 25, 2019
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Dr. Yerger and staff were very helpful & informative throughout the whole process which helped ease any worries we had about having knee replacement surgery.
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I'm glad that Dr.Doga refer me he is a very professional Doctor I felt no pain
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  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Pamela Fusilier – Oct 19, 2019
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When a doctor is to cut on a person, it is important to the patient, that he or she is confident that the surgery will be done right the first time. Well this is my second hip replacement and I am 100% satisfied with Dr Scott Yerger! He is the best!
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  • Appointment scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
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Wayne Carroll – Oct 17, 2019
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Great doctor always has time to talk to patients and discuss issues.
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  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Appointment wasn't rushed
  • Listened & answered questions
  • Explained conditions well
  • Trusted the provider's decisions
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Virgil P. Ardoin in Broussard , LA – Oct 08, 2019
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Visit was good. Dr. Yerger explained everything about my case very thoroughly.
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Dr. younger is excellent, very professional, very kind, very gentle, and he is an artist of what he does in his work. He has tons of experience. Patients travel from all over the world to see him because he’s that amazing.
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About Me

Care Philosophy

I believe in individualizing treatment with my patients. My goal is to improve their function and the quality of their lives. As a surgeon, I am continuously honing and updating my skills, and am only satisfied in delivering state of the art care for the best possible outcome.

Specialties

  • Orthopedic Surgery
  • Hip & Knee Orthopedics
  • Orthopedic Sports Medicine
  • Orthopedic Trauma Surgery
  • Pediatric Orthopedic Surgery
  • Reconstructive Orthopedic Surgery

Board Certifications

Education

2005
Cleveland Clinic Foundation
Fellowship Hospital
2004
LSU Medical Health Sciences Center
Residency Hospital
2001
University of South Alabama Medical Center
Internship Hospital

Awards

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Locations

Acadiana Orthopedic Group

Lafayette General Orthopaedic Center1448 S College Rd Lafayette, LA 70503
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Affiliated Hospitals

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Abrom Kaplan Memorial Hospital

Kaplan, LA

84% Patient experience rating, 15% higher than the national average

Acadia General Hospital

Crowley, LA

69% Patient experience rating, Equal to the national average

Lafayette General Medical Center

Lafayette, LA

82% Patient experience rating, 13% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Lafayette General Surgical Hospital

Lafayette, LA

93% Patient experience rating, 24% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020)

Lafayette Surgical Specialty Hospital

Lafayette, LA

89% Patient experience rating, 20% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Park Place Surgical Hospital

Lafayette, LA

90% Patient experience rating, 21% higher than the national average

  • Outstanding Patient Experience Award™ (2020, 2019, 2018)

Virtua Our Lady of Lourdes Hospital

Camden, NJ

64% Patient experience rating, 5% lower than the national average