Dr. Scott Harper is a specialist in family medicine with an interest in geriatric medicine. Below is a brief profile about him:
Scott Harper, MD
Family and Community Medicine
1920 West 1st Street
Piedmont Plaza I, Winston-Salem
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336-716-WAKE or 888-716-WAKE
Medical Degree: University of Virginia School of Medicine
Residency: North Carolina Baptist Hospital
Fellowship: Wake Forest School of Medicine (Geriatrics)
What brought you to Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center?
I did my training here at Wake Forest School of Medicine: a residency in Family Medicine and subsequently a fellowship in Geriatrics. I thoroughly enjoyed my time here, and when the opportunity arose to rejoin Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center, I was excited at the prospect. I look forward to interacting with medical students, residents and fellows, as well as continuing to practice medicine in a familiar, supportive environment. I welcome the opportunity to learn and teach alike.
What are your clinical specialties?
I am fellowship trained in Geriatrics, and I have a passion for caring for the elderly. I do see patients of all age, though, and I welcome the spectrum of ages and backgrounds associated with the full scope of family medicine. I have particular interests in geriatric syndromes, including falls, dementia, delirium and polypharmacy.
Why did you decide to become a family medicine doctor?
I chose family medicine (and primary care in general) because of my interests in caring for both young and old patients. I like having the opportunity to evaluate and manage a wide variety of issues.
What is your patient care philosophy?
I like to focus on function and quality of life. In my younger patients, that means high quality preventative care. In my older patients, that often means a multi-dimensional, team-based evaluation, with efforts to eliminate any factors that might lead to frailty and functional decline.
What do you enjoy most about working with patients?
I enjoy hearing patients’ and families’ life stories and listening to their perspectives and priorities. This allows me to interact with my patients in a fashion that is meaningful to them and hopefully in a way that promotes good health and emphasizes their own goals.
What type of volunteer and/or community activities are you involved in and what fun facts should we know about you?
My wife Beth and I have a 2 year-old son and another son on the way, due in October. As you can imagine, this has kept us quite busy. When I have free time, I enjoy running and swimming. I also love live music, especially rock ‘n’ roll in its various forms (indie rock, country rock, punk rock, etc.). I have done a few talks locally; my favorite was an “Ask the Doc” type occasion with a group of seniors at one of the local churches in downtown Winston Salem.
The overall Patient Rating score is the average of responses to the nine questions listed below. The questions are from the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Responses are measured on a 1 to 5 scale, where 1 represents "very poor" and 5 represents "very good."
Comments are taken from the Care Provider section of the Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Comments are posted exactly as they are written. Comments are added weekly. To protect patient privacy and confidentiality, patient names are not included.
Excellent relationship for over 10 years.
I received a very detailed email from Dr. Harper concerning the blood work and a follow up to my visit. I thought this was very helpful and showed concern from Dr. Harper. I am very pleased to have Dr. Harper as my new Primary Care Doctor
We trust Doctor Harper.
He is so good to me.
I wished he was my primary physician
*Scott Harper is an excellent & caring clinician. He also seemed a helpful mentor to the resident.
Always good always seems very concerned about my present condition.
Very courteous and accommodating.
Good experience! Doctor and staff!
The best doctor I have ever had in my life - & students also say he is such a great teacher. Wish all were like him.
I trust Dr. Harper with my life and total well-being. Dr. Harper makes me feel better every time I see him.
He's the best doctor I've had since the one I had OBGYN deliver my 4 children in the 50's.
Dr. Harper is fantastic, very professional, extremely proficient and at the same time most courteous and cordial. I have the utmost confidence in him.
#1. *Dr. Scott Harper
As always, Dr. Harper is an excellent healthcare provider. He takes his time with you and explains your situation in depth. I would highly recommend his to friends, family and colleagues.
*Dr. Harper is an excellent doctor. More are needed like him.