Dr. Scott Adams, DPM

Dr. Scott Adams, DPM

Podiatry  |  

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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.

310 S Halcyon Rd Ste 101

Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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Accepted insurance

  • Aetna
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
  • Blue Shield of California
  • Cigna
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
  • Humana
  • MultiPlan
  • UnitedHealthCare
  • WellPoint

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Care Philosophy

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.

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Dr. Adams' Experience

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


  • Podiatry
  • Surgery

Board Certifications

  • Foot Surgery
    Accredited by: American Board of Foot and Ankle Surgery

Conditions Treated

  • Bunion
  • Bunionette
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Flat Foot
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Ulcer of Foot
  • Warts


  • Bunion Surgery
  • Foot Surgery
  • Foreign Body Removal
  • Fracture Care
  • Hammer Toe Repair
  • Ingrown Toenail Surgery
  • Ingrown Toenail Treatment
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Reconstructive Foot Surgery
  • Wound Care and Management

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.


  • 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
  • Kaiser-Permanente
    Other Education | Completed 1992

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
Media & Publications

Dr. Adams has no media or publications listed.

Languages Spoken

  • English
  • Spanish

Memberships & Professional Affiliations

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Dr. Adams' Reviews

Likelihood of recommending Dr. Adams to family and friends
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Dr. Adams' Performance
  • Trustworthiness
  • Explains condition(s) well
  • Answers Questions
  • Time well spent
Office & Staff Performance
  • Scheduling
  • Office environment
  • Staff friendliness
  • Average wait time
    10 to 15 minutes
Patient Comments (1)
in Arroyo Grande, CA |
Had fibromas on bottom of my r foot, should have been an easy surgery. However closed with staples instead of sutures,causing adhesion which when he went to fix, damaged nerves. Now I have nerve pain along with inability to use most of my shoes. I saw a Ortho surgeon after 2nd surgery to see if these othererrors could be corrected. In his professional opinion he would not have cut into ball or heal of foot, would never use staples on foot, and that the 2nd surgery shld not have done for 6-7 mon
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Now Accepting New Patients
Dr. Adams accepts 11 insurance carriers
  • Aetna
    Aetna HMO
    Choice Plus POS II
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
    Blue Card PPO
    CaliforniaCare HMO
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of California
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California HMO
    Blue Cross Blue Shield of California PPO
  • Blue Shield of California
    Local Access Plus HMO
  • Cigna
    Cigna HMO
    Cigna PPO
    Great West Healthcare-Cigna PPO
    Open Access
  • First Health (Coventry Health Care)
    First Health (Coventry Health Care) PPO
  • Humana
    Choice Care PPO
  • MultiPlan
    Kaiser PHCS Network PPO
    MultiPlan PPO
    PHCS Network PPO
  • UnitedHealthCare
    Choice Plus POS
    Navigate HMO
    Navigate POS
    Options PPO
    PacifiCare HMO
    United Healthcare
  • WellPoint

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Hospitals where Dr. Adams has admitting privileges

Arroyo Grande Community Hospital
345 S Halcyon Rd
Arroyo Grande, CA 93420
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Marian Regional Medical Center
1400 E Church St
Santa Maria, CA 93454
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