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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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.
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.
Dr. Scott Harper is a very unique man. He understands life issues as well as health issues. And with a very high degree of understanding on both issues, indeed. I first saw him while he was at Moutainview Medical. When he came to WFBH, my wife and I soon followed.
Listened to my problem and diagnosed it immediately. He is excellent THANK GOD!
Dr. Haper is the MAN!! give him a raise!! give him a pension, give him more time off!!
Dr. Harper is one of the best doctors that I have had and I have been coming to various doctors in this division since it was established at Piedmont Plaza. Before that, I saw physicians at the hospital.
*Dr. Harper is an extraordinary health care giver with a vast knowledge of threatening elderly patients such as me _____ he is also compassionate & very efficient in his care.
Dr Harper is wonderful. He is caring and accessible.