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.
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Dr Harper does a good job of communicating with me given the time restraints he must work under. My Wake Health communications center is a very good communications tool.
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My husband and I use Dr. Harper as our family physician. We feel extremely fortunate to have him as our PCP. He did subspecialty training in Geriatrics at WFBH, which we really appreciate as "senior" patients. He is a great listener, very respectful of us, and provides feedback that is always easy to understand and very helpful in facilitating our making medical decisions together with him. We use MyWakeHealth.org to communicate with him, and he is very prompt in getting back to us regarding our written inquiries. If he gets back a lab result of concern, he calls us by phone to let us know about the result and he provides whatever recommendation is necessary. There have been times he managed to squeeze us into his very busy schedule because of a health issue about which we were concerned. Finally, Dr. Harper is a very pleasant man with a good sense of humor and a delightful laugh. He always makes us feel welcome, as does his nurse, Rachel. He comes as close as possible to being a good old fashioned family doctor (minus the house call visits)!
*Dr. Harper Scott is GREAT.
Dr. Harper is a great doctor and he really cares about his patients. He always emails back to me through My wake health any time I need him even if he is not in the office. He is the most caring doctor I have ever had.
*Dr. Harper invited my daughter into the exam room for questions she may have had related to my recent hospital stay away from home.
Dr Harper provides care to my whole family. We have great confidence in his ability, honesty, and skill. He makes getting excellent health care easy and always is on top of what is happening with my family.
At this time in my life I am perfectly happy & at ease with *Dr. Harper & staff -
Very good *Dr. Harper is very good glad to have him as a dr.
Really like Dr. Harper. Wish he could be my primary physician instead of just a 6month consultation doctor.
Very best provider.
Dr Harper is an excellent primary doctor.
Dr. Harper loves what he does because it shows in the care he provides. Dr Harper is a very good physician.
Not having to wait for service you are in and out - Good service.
*Dr. Harper is an excellent physician.
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Very satisfy with all they were very helpful. #9. Great.
*Dr. Harper has a great "bedside manner" I have great confidence in him. He is very smart and a creative thinker. Make sure he stays!
Dr. Harper is a very professional and easy to talk to physician.
Helpful with questions & answers.
*Dr. Harper is a down to earth, good man with excellent bedside manner. Younger physician could learn a lot from him.
No problems period.
*Dr. Harper is an excellent physician.
*Dr. Scott Harper is one of my favorites not to mention I have a dermatologist, cardio doc and rheumatologist.
*Dr. Harper is very professional & yet very personable. #10. Already have.
*Dr. Harper is the best!!!
It would be better if you would add an excellent column to your selection so I could give Dr Harper the correct score.
My experiences at this facility have been good & up to date.
Dr Harper is one of the best to listen to your concerns and then he will discuss them with you and then schedule the tests. He always follows up the next day. I think that he is a great doctor.
Dr Haper sent me an explanation of my lab work in WakeHealth this was very helpful, I did not have to wonder about the results. He is a caring doctor.
My husband and I are very fortunate that Dr. Harper generously agreed to take us on as new patients in 2013, even though he was technically not seeing new patients. He is compassionate, has a good sense of humor, is an excellent listener, is very efficient in providing feedback about test results or questions/concerns that we have, and is very knowledgeable.
Dr. Strickland is wonderful. She is caring and professional.
If all your Doctors were as good as Dr Harper your ratings would be through the roof! The best Dr. I've ever had! His nurse is the best also!
I have great respect for Dr. Harper.
I've recommended Wake Forest to family and friends about the care of *Dr. Scott Harper and the staff.