Conditions

  • Elbow Pain
  • Knee Pain
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Rotator cuff tear
  • Shoulder instability
    • Shoulder labral tear
    • Shoulder dislocation
    • Shoulder pain
    • Biceps tendon injury/pathology
    • ACL tear
    • Meniscus tear

Procedures Performed

  • Arthroscopic shoulder surgery
  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Arthroscopic shoulder labral repair
  • Arthroscopic shoulder stabilization
  • Arthroscopic biceps tenodesis

About

Personal Statement

I grew up in Rochester, Minnesota. It's a small town, but it has several thousand doctors, and my dad was a pediatrician. Pretty much everybody I knew was a doctor, and it seemed like a cool thing to do.

I chose orthopaedics because of my love of sports. I wasn't a spectacular athlete, but I played a lot of sports and enjoyed being around sports. When I heard about the role of team doctors, it seemed like a good fit for me. I get to work with several of the UK teams, which obviously is a lot of fun.

I mostly treat shoulder problems. I see a lot of young athletes with instability problems and older people with rotator cuff problems and all kinds of other different shoulder abnormalities.

One of the misconceptions people have about rehab is that they'll have to work hard to push through the pain, which obviously, in certain surgeries or certain rehabs is important. But a lot of times it's almost the opposite. Once people start feeling well we have to slow them down because some things take months to heal. Commonly, my younger patients will feel "good as new" rather quickly and start pushing themselves too hard before they've totally healed. So I spend a lot of my time trying to slow people down while they're healing after surgery instead of pushing them like you do with many other surgeries.

There have been so many advancements in technology that have made arthroscopic shoulder surgery so much easier than it was in the past. We are able to see inside joints and give patients better outcomes than they would've had years ago.

Faculty Rank

  • Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery
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    Scott Mair, MD

    Scott Mair, MD - UK HealthCare.
  • Awards & Recognitions

    Best Doctors in America

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Training & Education

Degree

Duke University, School of Medicine, Durham, N.C.

Residency

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, N.C.

Fellowship

Steadman-Hawkins Clinic, Vail, Colo.

Certifications and Special Training

American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery
American Board of Orthopaedic Surgery, Sports Medicine

Insurance Information

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Ratings & Reviews

4.81 out of 5
50 Reviews

The star rating is a calculation based on feedback from our patients using our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Learn more about our survey process. Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

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    He's very knowledgeable

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    Always been very satisfied with Dr. Mair

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    I love Dr. Mair!

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    He was understanding that I have to postpone surgery because I am a caregiver to my 90 year old mother.
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      Dr. Mair does a great job explaining the problem and next steps in treatment plan
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      Good experience
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      Dr. Mair is the best.
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      Great Service
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      Always excellent care
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      Doctor was very short and rude during visits. Had to bring someone with me 2nd time to prevent this in the future.
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      They were too busy. Worst time of ever had but I love them. They apologized. I'll go back
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      My Overall Experience is With Great Pleasure n Satisfied. And I would Continue getting service or send a friend. I Was Well Took Care of
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      A little bit more conversation please.
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      The Doctor and Nurses were very caring and attentive to my needs.
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      Both Dr. Ferrel and Dr. Mair made me feel confident in their assessment and plan of treatment of my condition.
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      Dr Mair is an excellent Dr. I would definitely recommend him to anyone.
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      Dr. Mair is a great Doctor, very pleased with his care.
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      Dr. Mair is outstanding! He listens and provides advice and information clearly.
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      No Worries!
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      Dr. Mair is tops!
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      I had questions regarding arthritis in other areas and the provider listened patiently and answered my questions in addition to providing the care I was there for.
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      Always good
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      Good Service
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      Really a great place
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      I am supper please with the care that I have received from Dr Mair. My shoulder surgery went very well and has the recovery.
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      Excellent
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      Dr. Mair and Dr. Myers (might be spelled wrong) are both great and I really appreciate the quality of care they have provided.
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      He doesn't take time to listen. I drive 2 and a half hours to get there. He doesn't spend about 2 or 3 minutes with me and he's gone. That's the only thing I dislike.
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      UK has the best doctors
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      Always recommend.
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      One of the best providers at UK.
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      Excellent conversations, a feeling that we have an understanding of the situation and the treatment that will be provided
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      Referral was prompt and successful!
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      Excellent service. Very caring Dr and staff.
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      Scott Mair and his team always perform well.
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      Dr Mair provides excellent care and treatment. He quickly assessed and confirmed my tendinitis and suggested a treatment.
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      I would recommend UK Healthcare to anyone who needs care promptly and accurately service
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      Listened, suggested, implemented and suggested next steps.
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      Very good
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      Everyone was very nice throughout the whole visit!
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      Dr. Mair is excellent and very compassionate
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      I am so thankful I was able to be a patient of Dr Mair, he is thoughtful, so knowledgeable and easy to talk to. I never feel like he is in a hurry to get to the next patient as he will spend as much time as is necessary to make sure I have all my questions answered, and that I am sure of my course of action on my end to heal properly. The entire staff is fantastic.
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      Dr. Mair always listens, then explains options for my condition.
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