ATLANTA, Feb. 1, 2018 /PRNewswire/ — OrthoAtlanta is pleased to welcome physiatrist Yolanda C. Scott, M.D. to its orthopedic and sports medicine practice in Douglasville, Georgia, bringing expertise in physical medicine and rehabilitation (PM&R) and interventional spine to patients in communities including Douglasville, Villa Rica and Carrollton. Dr. Scott provides non-surgical orthopedic care, including non-surgical spine, musculoskeletal medicine, and functional medicine, to patients suffering muscular, nerve, joint and tendon injuries. Her areas of interest include neck, low back pain, joint injection, regenerative medicine and chronic pelvic pain.
Dr. Scott is skilled in conducting diagnostic testing for neuropathic conditions using electromyography. She specializes in precision-based treatments such as fluoroscopically guided interventional spinal procedures, including, but not limited to, epidural injections, medial branch blocks, facet joint injections and sacroiliac joint injections. She performs ultrasound-guided peripheral joint injections as well as myofascial trigger point injections for muscle tender points and acute muscle spasms.
As expressed by Dr. Scott, “As a physiatrist, I specialize in treatment options that restore a patient’s functional level without use of surgical intervention and without relying on medications to minimize pain. I believe in working together with my patients to create collaborative treatment plans designed to improve their physical limitation, improve conditioning and provide an opportunity to return to an optimal lifestyle.”
“We are excited to welcome Dr. Yolanda Scott to OrthoAtlanta Douglasville,” stated OrthoAtlanta Medical Director Dr. Michael Behr. “Dr. Scott provides non-surgical orthopedic care based on procedure-based treatment plans designed to restore function and lifestyle.”
Dr. Yolanda Scott graduated from Binghamton University, State University of New York, in Binghamton, New York, with a Bachelor of Arts degree in English and Philosophy. Dr. Scott received her Doctor of Medicine degree from Wayne State University School of Medicine in Detroit, Michigan. She completed her internal medicine preliminary year at Mount Sinai at Elmhurst Hospital and moved on to complete her three-year residency in PM&R at The Mount Sinai Hospital in New York City, New York. She received fellowship training in Physiatry and Interventional Spine from Non-Surgical Orthopedics, Marietta, Georgia. Dr. Scott is a member of several professional organizations including the American Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (ASIPP), Georgia Society of Interventional Pain Physicians (GSIPP), Greater Atlanta Pain Society, Medical Association of Atlanta and Medical Association of Georgia. Dr. Scott keeps current in her field by attending annual conferences and continuing education programs. Dr. Scott can accept work-related injury cases as well as personal injury cases.
Dr. Scott has served as a volunteer physician