Dr. Scott Adams is a graduate of the University of California, San Diego. He received his medical degree from the California College of Podiatric Medicine in San Francisco. He continued his studies at UC San Francisco and USC/LA County Hospitals and completed a surgical residency at the VA Hospital in San Francisco with additional training at the Kaiser Permanente in San Diego. Dr. Adams is an expert in his field of foot care. For over 25 years, he has continued his education receiving certifications for advanced training including procedures for flat foot correction, diabetic wound and ulcer care, and advanced surgical techniques for complex foot deformities. Although highly specialized, he enjoys treating a wide range of foot problems including heel pain (plantar fasciitis), ingrown toenails, thick or deformed fungal nails, Neuromas, skin disorders, "Burning foot" syndrome (Neuropathy), arthritis, fractures and tendon injuries. He has performed thousands of procedures including reconstructive foot surgery, trauma repair and diabetic limb salvage. Dr. Adams has authored several Journal articles, one including his collaborative research findings in the early detection of diabetic neuropathy (loss of feeling). The results are now widely used in standard tests in everyday medical practices. In addition to publishing, Dr. Adams has lectured at Cal Poly University in San Luis Obispo, local hospitals and many health fairs and functions. He is a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and has served as President for the San Luis Obispo & Santa Barbara chapter of the Podiatric Medical Association. He is board certified in Foot and Ankle Surgery and is a Fellow of the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgery. Dr. Adams is your best choice for expert knowledge and treatment of your feet. Don't let a small problem become a chronic or serious health issue. Early evaluation leads to the best treatment options and the least invasive procedure. Don't wait, call today. Get the best advise now so you can make the best decision for yourself....See Less
We believe our patients deserve to have the information needed to make good choices about their foot and ankle care. Our goal is to educate each patient and begin a relevant treatment program with the highest quality of care available. Whatever your foot and ankle trouble, we will work together to find the answers that will comfort you and bring you relief. We take pride in providing you with a comfortable office experience. Our qualified staff is friendly and will ensure a pleasant visit.
Dr. Adams' experience matches your search based on the following criteria:
Based on total number of patients treated over the last 12 months
Specializes in Podiatry
Board certified in Foot Surgery
No malpractice claims found
No sanctions found
No board actions found
Accredited by: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery
Why It Matters: Dr. Adams' Board Certifications
Board certification should be one of your top considerations when choosing a doctor. Board certification is an official recognition given to doctors who have met specific requirements set by national medical specialty boards in the United States.
Board certification indicates that a doctor is highly qualified in the medical field in which he or she practices. A board-certified doctor is more likely than a non-board-certified doctor to have the most current skills and knowledge about how to treat your medical condition.
Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
Ulcer of Foot
Foreign Body Removal
Hammer Toe Repair
Ingrown Toenail Surgery
Ingrown Toenail Treatment
Nail Avulsion and Excision
Reconstructive Foot Surgery
Wound Care and Management
0 Malpractice Claims
No malpractice history found for California.
What is medical malpractice?
Medical malpractice is issued when negligence by a doctor causes injury to a patient. For example, a doctor may improperly diagnose, treat or medicate outside the standard of medical care. The three types of malpractice are: a settlement, an arbitration award, or a judgment.
If my doctor has malpractice history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact the quality of care you receive. Claim settlements and arbitration awards may occur for a variety of reasons, which should not necessarily reflect negatively on the doctor's professional competence or conduct. You may want to use this information to start a discussion with the doctor about his or her history and specific ability to provide healthcare for you.
How far back does Healthgrades malpractice history go?
Healthgrades reports details of a doctor’s malpractice history when the doctor has at least one closed medical malpractice claim within the last five years, even if he or she no longer practices in that state.
For which states does Healthgrades collect malpractice history?
Healthgrades collects malpractice information from California, Colorado, Connecticut, Florida, Georgia, Illinois, Massachusetts, Nevada, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, Oregon, Tennessee, Texas, Vermont, Virginia, and West Virginia. If your doctor has a malpractice claim, evaluate the information and determine if the action could potentially impact your quality of care. Sometimes multiple states report the same claim. If a provider practices in a state where data is unavailable, please reach out to your local state legislature to help make this data publicly available.
No sanctions history found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What is a sanction or disciplinary action?
A sanction, also known as a disciplinary action, is an action taken to punish or restrict a doctor who has demonstrated professional misconduct. Sanctions may be imposed by a state medical board, professional medical licensing organization, or the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
If my doctor has sanction history, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a sanction, it does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor-quality doctor. Some sanctions are not related to medical care, and involve a doctor’s finances or administrative activities. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, we recommend that you evaluate the doctor’s sanction information and determine how severe or relevant you think the sanction cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades sanction history go?
Healthgrades reports state and federal sanctions from the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect sanction history?
Healthgrades collects sanction history from all 50 U.S. states. Physicians with a disciplinary action in one state may move to another state where they have a clean record. Since Healthgrades painstakingly compiles disciplinary action information from all 50 states, Healthgrades website will show if a physician has a disciplinary action in more than one state.
0 Board Actions
No board actions found for the years that Healthgrades collects data.
What are board actions?
Board actions are non-disciplinary actions imposed upon a doctor based on a complaint investigation. A patient or medical colleague may file a complaint with that state medical board or professional licensing organization, which then investigates the complaint. Board actions are intended to ensure that a doctor is able to perform safe medical and health care tasks.
Types of non-disciplinary actions include an advisory letter, a corrective action agreement, a limitation or restriction on the medical or healthcare tasks a doctor can perform, or a voluntary agreement by the doctor not to practice. A board action can also include a termination of a corrective action agreement or voluntary agreement, which allows the doctor to return to full practice.
If my doctor has a board action, does that mean he or she is a poor-quality doctor?
If a doctor has a board action, it means he or she has had a non-disciplinary action imposed upon him or her. It does not necessarily mean that he or she is a poor quality doctor. Before you make any choices about changing your doctor, evaluate the doctor's board action information and determine how severe or relevant you think the cause and action were.
How far back does Healthgrades non-disciplinary board action history go?
Healthgrades reports non-disciplinary board action history from for the previous five years, except when a doctor's license has been revoked or surrendered. Healthgrades displays all actions for doctors whose licenses have been revoked or surrendered.
For which states does Healthgrades collect non-disciplinary board actions?
Healthgrades collects non-disciplinary board actions from all 50 U.S. states.
University Of California At San Diego
Undergraduate School | Graduated
California College Of Podiatric Medicine
Medical School | Graduated 1991
San Francisco Va Medical Center
Internship Hospital | Completed 1992
Other Education | Completed 1992
Awards & Recognition
Awards & Honors
Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications
Dr. Adams has no media or publications listed.
Awards & Recognition
What is a recognized doctor?
Healthgrades Recognized Doctor designation identifies leading doctors who:
Are board certified.
Have not had their license surrendered or revoked since Healthgrades started collecting data in 2000.
Have no malpractice judgments, adverse arbitration awards, or monetary settlements for the last five years in the states in which Healthgrades can collect malpractice data.
Are free of state or federal disciplinary actions (sanctions) for the last five years.
Healthgrades updates the Recognized Doctor list quarterly based on board certification data. Healthgrades also receives sanction and malpractice data throughout the year, depending on how frequently the state medical boards release updates.
We remove a newly sanctioned doctor from the Recognized Doctor list as soon as we receive the information. However, it is important to note that malpractice information is publically available in only 14 states.
Memberships & Professional Affiliations
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