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.
#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.
Scott Harper is always thorough and pleasant. I'm pleased he's my PCP!
Dr. Harper has my complete confidence. I appreciate his time, care and professional advice. Thanks to his interest and encouragement and his advice to see a physical therapist, the problem I was having with my shoulder has improved greatly. Further, his encouragement to begin a regular exercise program has resulted in improved physical stamina, improved muscle tone, and an improved outlook. Also, the Pravastatin he prescribed for me has resulted in improved blood counts.
I have before and I would again, again, awesome. *Doctor Scott Harper and staff, I would not change him for the world. He's my doctor forever.
Dr. Harper is excellent. He follows up on whatever he suggests. I have been coming to physicians at Baptist/WF Health since 1969 and I have enjoyed having Dr. Harper as a physician more than any I have had since Dr. Joseph May retired.
*Dr. Harper is an excellent, caring doctor who takes great care of me.
Dr. Scott Harper always makes me feel better, even if it is only listening or sharing onformation about my symptoms. He always has good advice, and I trust him because I know he genuinely cares.
Dr. Harper is a wonderful family care physician. Not only does he have an excellent medical background and diagnostic expertise, but he is also genuinely interested in the well being and the personal lives of his patients.
Dr. Harper is the best of the best!
The quality of *Dr. Scott Harper's care is far more superior than that of any physician whom I have needed to visit during my senior life! Soon to be 81 yrs. of age. I appreciate his care!
Dr. Harper is pretty amazing. He has been my physician since 2008. I followed him when he left WFB and when he returned. His dedication is evident and appreciated. He is easy to communicate with and is clearly focused on the patient. Need More like him,
He has my full confidence.
He is a very good docor that cares about his students.
Dr. Harper is probably the best physician I've ever had. He is very knowledgeable about his patients needs and has mastered the delicate balance of professional objectivity with a genuine sense of caring and concern. I would (and have) gladly recommend(ed) him to anyone looking for competent physician.
Dr. Harper is great. I have great confidence in him. I'm very impressed with his depth of knowledge.
*Scott is an outstanding doctor - answers questions, takes time to listen, and always helpful in recommending another provider when needed.
A very good Dr.
I heard good things about Dr. Harper and I finally got an appointment with him and the things that I heard were very true. Great physician!
If he wasn't so overloaded, all of these questions would be answered (very good). Overall, he is a wonderful caring doctor. I don't have anything bad to say about him, I am just saying he could do much better if he had the time!
Never had a bad experience!
*Dr Harper is a wonderful doctor.
Good experience all of my association with WF has been top notch. #8. As scheduled. #9. Unlimited.
Dr Harper is an excellent physician who listens carefully to my concerns and takes the time to explain everything about my health, test results, and follow-up recommendations.
Dr. Harper is attentive, very professional, follows up always.
Really nothing to fear is what I will tell others who might have to endure the same testing.
Dr. Harper is the best example of a highly educated, but not pushy, person, with whom anyone should be able to relax with and accept his advice.