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.
I appreciate t*Dr. Harper's concern-ALWAYS! He is an excellent physician!
Dr Harper is an excellent physician, takes care to explain and ask questions.
Very good doctor I would refer him to anybody.
I think you get the idea that I think Dr. Harper is the best! I have praised him throughout this survey. He deserves that praise.
Dr Harper goes out of his way to be helpful to my wife and me. I cannot think of any PCP I have known who has done more and put more effort into his practice involving my wife and me. I would give Dr Harper the best possible recommendation both for diagnostic skill as well as thorough ness, thoughtfulness and office demeanor.
*Dr. Harper is a perfect example of what an excellent physician should be.
If blood work is needed you get results @ home from *Dr. Harper as soon as possible.
I have relocated to Charlotte but am so happy with Dr Harper that I travel to see him
Excellent family practice dr. - best I have EVER had *Dr. Scott Harper super doctor.
DR Harper is one of the best doctors !
Dr. concern about MY feelings expended the time need it to help me. Plus!
*Dr. Scott Harper is EXCELLENT.
*Dr. Harper is a wonderful, caring doctor. He cares for all his patients & their well-being & is very good to me -
He is one of the best!
*Dr. Harper is one of the best.
Provider was excellent in every respect.
All good no bad.
I am very much pleased,in every aspect.
My health info. rapidly input. *Dr. Harper has been very responsive & has followed up on computer immediately with good information on items.
Dr. Harper is probably the best doctor I've ever seen. He's ruined me for anyone else. :-)
*Dr. Scott Harper is very kind and friendly and I am confident that he cares about my health!
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.
All good -
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.
Very good *Dr. Harper is very good glad to have him as a dr.
At this time in my life I am perfectly happy & at ease with *Dr. Harper & staff -