Dr. Tara Scott, DPM

Dr. Tara Scott, DPM

Podiatry  ·  
Female  ·  
Age 49
Dr. Tara Scott, DPM is a podiatry specialist in Southfield, MI and has been practicing for 19 years. She graduated from Ohio College Of Podiatric Medicine in 1996 and specializes in podiatry, podiatric surgery, and more.Read her story

29425 Northwestern Hwy Ste 125

Southfield, MI 48034

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  • Aetna
  • Alliance Health Care
  • Assurant Health
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield
  • Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan
  • Cigna
  • HAP Insurance
  • Humana
  • Medicaid
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Achilles Tendinitis
more than 92% of peers
Foot Conditions
more than 88% of peers
Plantar Fasciitis
more than 75% of peers

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Dr. Scott's bio

This content was provided by Dr. Scott "Dr. Tara Long Scott is a graduate of the Ohio College of Podiatric Medicine in Cleveland, OH and completed her first podiatric residency at the Baltimore VA Hospital in Baltimore, MD. She furthered her training by completing a 2-year surgical residency at Kern Hospital in Warren, MI. Although she specializes in conservative and surgical treatment of the foot and ankle, Dr. Scott has a special interest in diabetic patient education and wound care. She is a frequent lecturer on the prevention and management of diabetic complications. Dr. Scott is the Chief of Podiatry at Providence Hospital in Southfield and was honored by the American Business Women's Association as Business Associate of the year in 2003. She has also been featured in Black Enterprise Magazine, the Michigan Chronicle, the Southfield Eccentric and the Detroit News. Dr. Scott is a Fellow in the American College of Foot and Ankle Surgeons, board certified by the American Board of Podiatric Surgery, a member of the American Podiatric Medical Association and a member of the Michigan Podiatric Medical Association, Southeast Division. Dr. Tara Long Scott was recently re-appointed to the Michigan Board of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery, and the Controlled Substances Advisory Commission by Jennifer Granholm, Governor of the State of Michigan. She was elected as Chairperson of the Michigan Board of Podiatric Medicine and Surgery and is the first African-American female podiatrist to hold this position. "I have every confidence that you will find great personal satisfaction in this important position, and that the State of Michigan will benefit from your background and experience. Thank you for taking on this challenge and thank you for working with me to build a strong and bright future for our great state." - Jennifer M Granholm, Michigan Govenor"
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Care Philosophy

This content was provided by Dr. Scott "Our Mission

The Foot and Heel Pain Institute of Michigan is committed to providing quality podiatric care and treatment. We strive to deliver high quality, cost effective healthcare to the community.

Our Vision

Our vision consists of four basic elements:

Caring - We believe healthcare is about more than just providing medical attention to our patients. We seek to provide a pleasant experience during diagnosis and treatment.

Committed - Our doctors and staff have an unparalleled commitment to excellence in podiatric care.

Considerate - We have a special consideration for our patients' welfare beyond office visits. We seek to educate our patients in maintaining proper foot health to supplement the treatment we provide.

Certified - Our doctors are board certified in podiatric care, and seek to deliver optimum podiatric services to the community."

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4  Specialties

  • Podiatry
  • Podiatric Foot & Ankle Surgery
  • Podiatric Foot Surgery
  • Podiatric Surgery

1  Board Certifications

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

31  Conditions Treated

  • Achilles Tendinitis
  • Achilles Tendon Rupture
  • Ankle Fracture
  • Ankle Injury
  • Ankle Sprain
  • Ankle Sprain and Achilles Tendon Sprain or Rupture
  • Ankle Sprains and Strains
  • Arthritis of the Ankle
  • Arthritis of the Foot
  • Arthritis of the Midfoot
  • Arthritis of the Toe
  • Avulsion Fracture
  • Bunion
  • Diabetic (Charcot) Foot
  • Foot and Ankle Disorders
  • Foot and Ankle Injuries
  • Foot Conditions
  • Foot Deformities
  • Foot Fracture
  • Foot Injuries
  • Foot Sprain
  • Fracture
  • Gout
  • Hammer Toe
  • Heel Pain
  • Heel Spur
  • Ingrown Toenail
  • Plantar Fasciitis
  • Sever's Disease
  • Stress Fracture of Foot
  • Toe Fractures

9  Procedures

  • 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
  • Fracture and-or Dislocation Treatment
  • Fracture Care
  • Midfoot Fracture and-or Dislocation Surgery
  • Nail Avulsion and Excision
  • Simple Fracture Care and Casting

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  • Austin Peay State University
    Undergraduate School | Graduated 1992
  • Ohio College Of Podiatric Medicine
    Medical School | Graduated 1996
  • Baltimore Va Hosp
    Internship Hospital | Completed 1997
  • Kern Hospital and Medical Center
    Residency Hospital | Completed 1999

Awards & Recognition

Awards & Honors
  • Healthgrades Honor Roll
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Languages Spoken

  • English

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