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E. Scott Paxton, MD

dr christopher Got, orthopedic surgery rhode island, hand pain rhode island, non surgical hand treatment rhode island, trauma surgery rhode island, upper extremity specialist rhode islandE. Scott Paxton, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellowship-Trained in Shoulder and Elbow

Appointment Information:

Patient Appointments & Administration
Call: 401-457-2157

Fax: 401-270-1132

E. Scott Paxton, MD

Orthopedic Surgeon
Fellowship-Trained in Shoulder and Elbow Surgery

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery, Department of Orthopaedic Surgery - Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Biography:

E. Scott Paxton, MD is a member of the Division of Shoulder and Elbow Surgery and an Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at the Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University. He completed fellowship training in the treatment of problems of the shoulder and elbow at the renowned Rothman Institute in Philadelphia where he trained with many of the world's leaders in shoulder and elbow surgery.

The typical problems that he evaluates and treats include rotator cuff tears and impingement, shoulder and elbow instability and dislocations, shoulder and elbow arthritis, shoulder fractures (humerus, glenoid, scapula, and clavicle), elbow fractures, malunions and nonunions of these fractures, tendon injuries of the shoulder and elbow, labral tears, throwing injuries and other sports injuries of the upper extremity.

Dr. Paxton is an attending surgeon at Rhode Island Hospital and The Miriam Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, and a consultant at the Providence V.A. Medical Center. To learn more about shoulder replacement click here.

In addition to treating patients, he is actively involved in research and the education of present and future orthopaedic surgeons, including medical students, residents, and fellows at the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery at Brown Medical School. He is also actively involved in research related to shoulder and elbow disorders and has presented and published many papers regarding disorders of the shoulder and elbow.

Dr. Paxton graduated from Washington University in St. Louis School of Medicine and trained as a resident in orthopaedic surgery at Washington University in St. Louis.

Offices:

Dudley Office
2 Dudley St, Suite 200
Providence, RI
02905

Kettle Point
1 Kettle Point Ave.
East Providence, RI
02914

Residency:

Orthopaedic Surgery Residency at Washington University in St. Louis

Fellowships:

Fellowship-training in Shoulder and Elbow
Rothman Institute — Philadelphia, PA

Professional Affiliations:

Assistant Professor of Orthopaedic Surgery in the Department of Orthopaedic Surgery — Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University

Shoulder and Elbow Specialties

Dr. Paxton performs all types of shoulder, elbow and upper extremity surgery

Shoulder

  • Arthroscopic rotator cuff repair
  • Arthroscopic labral repair
  • Arthroscopic capsular shift
  • Arthroscopic acromioplasty
  • Arthroscopic capsular release
  • Arthroscopic distal clavicle resection
  • Open rotator cuff repair
  • Open Bankart, capsular shift and other instability repairs
  • Acromioclavicular joint reconstructions and repairs
  • Tendon transfer surgery
  • Nerve decompressions
  • Shoulder joint replacements including humeral head replacement, humeral head resurfacing, total shoulder replacement and reverse total shoulder replacement
  • Nonunion and malunion surgery
  • Fracture repairs for proximal humerus, glenoid, scapula, clavicle, humerus
  • Shoulder revision surgery
  • Pectoralis major repair
 

Elbow

  • Elbow arthroscopy
  • Elbow dislocations and instability
  • Nerve decompressions
  • Partial and total elbow replacements
  • Contracture releases
  • Ligament reconstruction
  • Fracture repair for distal humerus, proximal ulna and radius
  • Biceps tendon repair
  • Tennis and golfer’s elbow
  • Radial head replacement
  • Elbow revision surgery

Getting to Know E. Scott Paxton, MD

Dr. Scott Paxton is a shoulder and elbow specialist at University Orthopedics.

 

 

Steve Tripp Strongman Athlete and UOI Patient

Steve Tripp is a competitive Strongman Athlete. He suffered a broken elbow or Olecranon Fracture during competition. Dr. E. Scott Paxton assessed the injury and created an approach that fit Steve's active lifestyle. 3 months after surgery, Steve won the Rhode Island Strong Man Competition. Here is Steve's story.

Dr. Paxton discusses innovative techniques in shoulder surgery with Providence Business News.

Providence Business News recently asked Dr. Scott Paxton to talk about some of the new surgeries he has begun performing, including the Tornier Simpliciti shoulder implant and the allograft dermis shoulder reconstruction, and how the procedures benefit younger patients, as well as his approach to various new orthopedic procedures.

Click here to read the full article .

Reviews


Dr. Edward Paxton, MD Comments Would Recommend
Very professional. Drew picture of injury area. 100%
Sadly it took me a month to get an appt. From there all else was excellent. 100%
Very personable in general t hats very hard to find 100%
My lower ratings on Dr. Paxton had more to do with me than with him I could not process what he was saying at the same rate it was being said, I realized I left with several questions I couldn't think quick enough to ask but will have them in writing for my return visit on Jan. 2nd. Also did not clearly understand the Cortisone shot would take several (9 - 10 hrs.) to "kick in". Lastly, It was 1 hour and 10 min. from my time of arrival to meeting Dr. Paxton, but am fully satisfied with the visit. 90%
Never got a return phone call and a message I had left for their office. 70%
I feel very fortunate that Dr. Maher in Middletown referred me to Dr. Paxton after realizing my broken humorous needed repair and that I had surgery the next day. My arm is healing... slower than I wanted but it's getting there. 100%
I had to wait over one hour my appointment was at 10:30 and when I was about to leave at 11:30 Dr Paxton walked in all I was told by the receptionist is that the doctor will be right in and I still waited half hour and while I was in the room someone shut the light out. I don’t like waiting an hour for an appointment that was scheduled last year. Thank you 100%
He is a caring, smart and focused Doctor and I will recommend him to anyone who can use his field of concentration. 100%
I really appreciated he called to get me in earlier given my condition. Excellent follow up 100%

I saw the doctor for about 12 minutes. I felt very rushed. He gave me my cortisone shot and rushed me out. It was extremely difficult to reach someone to set up this appointment. I left several messages before someone finally called me back, only to be told I needed a referral from my primary care doctor even though Dr. Paxton had seen me several times before. It took me over three months to see the doctor.

50%

I always receive excellent care from Dr. Paxton.  As well as any other physicians I see or have seen in this practice.

100%

At my age I was thankful that Dr. Paxton was a young physician that I can grow old with. He's proven to me that he is well trained and experienced in his field. I am very satisfied with his care. And satisfied with his staff.

100%
No concerns about dr. Paxton..he is clear and very knowledgeable. Love dr. Paxton

Very difficult getting through to office and if you leave a message no one calls back

80%

Great excellent humble doctor.  

80%

I am extremely pleased with the outcome of my surgery and recommend Dr Paxton to anyone I know with a shoulder problem. 

100%

Everything was excellent

100%

Trusted him completely. 

100%

The Dr. Answered all my questions cheerfully and directly while taking his time.  Did not feel rushed.  He offered to show me my X-rays while explaining everything he did.  I feel very comfortable with Dr. Paxton.

90%

Dr. Paxton explained everything in a manner that I could understand.  He gave me information about the condition of my rotator cuff which my previous surgeon never said anything.   I've had two previous surgeries as well as infections and picc lines as well as physical therapy with no improvement.   I wish I had gone to Dr. Paxton a year ago.  I'm sure I would be in much better shape.  Although I am somewhat nervous to having surgery again I am confident with Dr. Paxton.  He received a great recommendation from a friend George DiChristofaro who had surgery by Dr. Paxton.  Thank you for this survey.  It makes the patient feel that they matter and that is important.

100%

Efficientand knowledgeable.

100%

Unfortunately staff has been lax on follow up. They were supposed to order a brace for my arm.  It got lost in the shuffle.  They called the following day after my appointment to ensure they were going to follow up again but unfortunately once again have not called back to let me know the status of it.

90%

Excellent doctor and surgeon 

100%

Great 

100%

All good 

100%

Having been taken in for my 1:40 appt. very promptly I was extremely disappointed to be  left sitting for next hour.  It might have been nicer if someone had checked on me and said you will be see the doctor in____minutes.....and if that didn't happen to check in again.

70%

 Very attentive to me when I shared my concerns to him regsrding my shoulder pain. 

100%

Both elbow shoots worked very well the pain is gone. What exercises can be performed to prevent this issue from reoccurring?

90%
Dr. Paxton did an excellent job on my surgery and I am fortunate to have him as my orthopedic doctor. 100%

 Very please with his assessment.

90%

Dr Paxton is the best. Had surgery 4 weeks ago never needed any pain meds

100%

He seemed upset and offended that I still experience severe pain but in my shoulder this visit was a waste of my time and I still have a great deal of pain in my shoulder.  Until this visit he has been great however I may be seeking a second opinion on my shoulder pain.

0%

We never discussed whether I should continue to work with my medical issue since I do so much lifting and heavy work much of the time.

80%

Dr. Paxton listens and does the necessary treatment to help relieve the pain.

100%

He's fine when you finally het to see him after VERY long waits

80%

I was really for cortisone almost after a year And that was exactly the treatment provided. Feel better today very pleased

80%

Very pleased to see him.  

100%

He needs to show more empathy while working with his patients. 

40%

I am very happy with Dr. Paxton although this was my second appointment in which I waited over an hour to get into the examining room.  The time before it was an hour and a half. 

100%

The entire experience @ Universal Orthopedics was phenomenal. From checking in to everything in between to checking out. I would highly recommend it to anyone.

100%

Dr. Paxton was the 4th doctor I have seen regarding my shoulder plus a physical therapist. I have heard four opinions on what the issue is all different. Even a different opinion on the first doctor who came in at this visit.  I have been told "I think" many times and also the only way to tell is with an MRI. But not one doctor has prescribed one. Instead I am left with "I think" and more physical therapy after 6 month of not knowing what the issue is and having a very limited use of my shoulder. It would be nice to know what the issue is with my shoulder. Sorry to sound discouraged but I am...

40%

I called Doctor Paxton's office on August 29th and left a message asking them to call me. I had a bad time with a cortisone shot and I wanted to talk to them about it but no one ever called me back.I had originally called on August 27 the day of getting my injection and the doctor called me back that night. I was very impressed. I was a little disappointed no one called me back when I called on the 29th. I am still having some inflammation and pain. If someone would like to call me back so I can ask them a couple of questions I would appreciate it. [commented on 9/3/2018 10:15:29 AM Eastern Standard Time]

90%

I was impressed with Dr Paxton and his staff. All were prompt kind and knowledgeable. I was there for a second opinion for a shoulder injury. Dr Paxton listened to all my symptoms and spent quality time testing muscle strength and weakness to specify the source of the injury.He clearly explained his findings and set a course for treatment. I am grateful and relieved to have Dr Paxton and his team in charge of my recovery. The office is very attractive and parking was easy! Thanks to all of you! 

100%

Incredible DR.  explained everything so clearly before during and after clavicle surgery.  Great personality.  Highly recommended. 

100%

Dr. Paxton has been supportive of my need to be more active and helped me through the decision of surgery by providing time to try PT instead of going right to surgery.  I am also very pleased with his very detailed explanation regarding the surgery and what to expect in recovery period and rehab. 

100%

Always have an excellent experience with Dr Paxton and is staff !

100%

Dr. Paxton was very thorough in his evaluation of my wrist and elbow! He spent plenty of time with me and went over my x-rays  and discussed my options clearly. I was given the option for a cortisone injection. This was given skillfully and has started to help improve/ lessen the pain in my elbow. I have full confidence in Dr. Paxton !

100%

All is good change nothing no Hu

100%
Pleased with results of surgery. Extremely helpful with coordinating rehab with return to work schedule. 100%

Very satisfied with the way Dr Paxton made me feel and confident and reassured I’m taking the best course of treatment for my medical issue.

100%

I understand that Dr Paxton was in surgery the day of my visit and agreed to see me due to the fact that Friday was a dialysis day. That explains the long wait which I completely understand. 

100%

I feel Dr Paxton is the first doctor to really listen and finally may get to the problem.

100%

The entire staff was amazing!!!!!  I have had several surgeries in the past and this was the only time I can say i had a phenomenal experience. Thank you all and I have already referred people to Dr. Paxton and his team

100%
Very nice, informative and listened. 100%
Awsome doctor trust him 100%!! 100%
Throughout the whole issue I have had with my shoulder/bicep Dr Paxton has been outstanding. Did I great job with my surgery. Has been very active and concerned with issues I have developed post surgery. Dr Paxton has always made himself available. Glad that he was/is my Dr.   100%
He was running behind on his schedule and I was informed when I checked in. I would of liked to have been called at home and not have arrived waiting 1 hour and 15 minutes to be seen. 80%
He made me feel very comfortable 100%
I came in for problem with left shoulder and he discovered problem with right shoulder which is more complicated. I appreciate that he will be treating both and I didn't have to make another appointment to have other problem addressed. 90%
Is a good doctor food a good job on my shouldeer.  100%
We all value our time.It is understandable that delays occur. However,it would be beneficial to let the client know what the estimated wait time will be.Giving us the opportunity to stay or reschedule The overall experience was exceptional with all the team members Sincerely, Anthony D.  90%
He gave me the ability to enjoy my life the same as before my accident .. Thank God for Dr. Paxton!!!  100%
Following examination, I was left sitting in the exam room for a half hour before the doctor returned directing me to check out and therapy. He seemed surprised that I was there and suggested he directed me to an assistant earlier, which I can assure you he did not. Also, I was very surprised that he recommended excerciseing and ice for a six weeks old condition vs a chortizone shot to help alieveiate the pain, especially after I explained that I was flying to Europe this week on vacation and was concerned about my ability to lift bags etc.  60%
Dr. Paxton is professional, considerate of my pain and quite the surgeon. In addition, quite handsome 100%
Dr. Paxton is professional, considerate of his patient, very knowledgeable, and a wonderful human being. I love my Dr. Paxton  100%
I’m very happy with Dr Paxton as well as other doctors that I have met at University Orthopedics  100%
Very good 100%

Dr. Paxton is a wondetful dr I will be happy to refer anyone to him

100%

I liked Dr. Paxton very much.  My injury was such that rushing in to treat it was not to my benefit and I liked his recommendation on how to proceed going forward.

100%

HAPPY DR BLISS RECOMMENDED HIM

100%

I have a high regard for his skill and knowledge. 

100%

After X-rays and an mri I was referred to Dr Paxton who correctly diagnosed my health issue. Once that was done my frozen shoulder has improved tremendously with the right physical therapy treatment. I’m very happy with my outcome so far. 

100%

Excellent doctor

100%

Dr Paxton was extremely consideratepatient and knowledgeable about my condition. He gave me answers that i did not get from the surgical doctor who did my operation. He gave me two options to consider and offered his services should i need them. In short i wish i had done my procedure with Dr. Paxton in the first place.

100%

He is a very knowledgeable and personal doctor. 

100%

Dr Paxton is very trustworthy and attentive to my particular medical condition.  He is very easy to talk to and makes sure you know what the next steps are.

100%

Dr. Paxton was very kind and explained everything. I feel so much better after he gave a me shot of Cortisone and feel much better. Thanks! [commented on 7/12/2018 9:18:43 AM Eastern Standard Time]

100%

I think that Dr. PAXTON DID AN EXCELLENT JOB REPAIRING MY INJURED SHOULDER.IT HAS ONLY BEEN 4 MONTHS AND ALMOST ALL OF MY MOTION IS VERY GOOD.

100%

The lady physician and Dr Paxton were very knowledgeable they examined me in places jay weren't before touched by other physicians I had seen thereby highlighting areas of my shoulder injuries more precisely.

100%

This is my second surgery with Dr Paxton and would not go anywhere else. Because of him and his care I would always go to University Orthopedics with any issue I have

100%

No questions.

100%
Had full faith in dr paxton performing the procedure...dad was out of the building as the surgery was completed but i contacted dr paxton through the portal and he said all went well...pain has been surprisingly minimal ..thank you dr paxton... the 2 pre-surgery nurses were awesome.. made me at ease and worked very well with each other..the anesthesiologist was thorough... and your exit nurse was outstanding... very pleased with th procedure and how everything transpired that day... thank you 100%

The two nurses I had I believe their names were Jackie and Denielle were great. They went above and beyond to make me feel comfortable. Dr Paxton was awesome as usual but those 2 nurses made a stressful day great. I actually enjoyed those two they were great I cannot say enough about them

100%

Dr. Paxton as in the past was excellent he easily communicated with me.  My only issue was the excessive wait time.  A staff could have come out and stated he was running about an hour late rather than having me seat there not knowing if they forgot about my appointment

100%

Dr Paxton’s very attentive and extremely helpful. 

100%

Would like to have received a more thorough explanation regarding a second surgical option.  I bear some responsibility for this as I was not prepared for a ‘reverse shoulder’ conversation. Follow up appointments are very very brief. 

70%

great on time frame

100%

Doctor Paxton took the time to listen to my concerns and answer my questions. This is the second time I have visited the doctor for injuries and I have the highest regard for him.

100%

I am very happy that I was assigned to him. He is very personable and knowledgeable. 

100%

I will follow up with him in the very near future.  

100%

University Orthopedics is my first choice in care and has been for several injuries since 2006. I won't see anyone but Dr. Paxton for my severe tendonitis.

100%

I am very happy with Dr. Paxton 

100%

Dr. Henry was also excellent!

80%

I love dr Paxton. He is always warm and very clear and is interested in what I have to say. So far I have never been disappointed in my visits.  I would absolutely refer him to anyone who needs shoulder work. Unequivocally. 

100%

Dr Paxton was very thorough in his examination and explained his recommended process going forward. I feel confident that my condition will be resolved once Dr Paxton has all the test results.

100%
Dr. Paxton was highly recommended by my sister Lynne Gavrillen 100%
Very nice 80%
What can be better than seeing an awesome doctor and a beautiful view of the upper bay! No high blood pressure for sure that day!!! 100%
"Dr Paxton is the best!!!" 100%

"Dr Paxton is a very understanding doctor he listens to what you say about aches and pains and won’t quit until he finds an answer that you feel comfortable with. I have referred him to many friends and family."

100%
"It was a good experience with dr. Paxton. Wait was a bit more..but dr. Paxton explained my situation very thorough. I had a good 1st appointment experience." 90%
"This was my first visit of which I'm afraid there will be many. He was very professional and took the time to explain as much as he could with the limited information at hand. He ordered an immediate MRI to learn more. My first impression after the visit and reading his background is that he seems quick to respond to the immediate needs regarding the injury and the expertise he presented gave me some confidence. Very early in the game to to say more. I'm hopeful and anticipating a good working relationship and positive outcome." 80%
"After suffering since early 2017 with pain in my arm and shoulder I contacted Dr Paxton who became very proactive searching for answers to my problem. We did an ultra sound guided injection that only lasted a short period of time. Dr Paxton then explained the options that remained and seeing that neither PT nor the injection did the trick that surgery would be the answer. An Answer I knew was coming. I am looking forward to getting all the pre surgery stuff taken care of and then falling asleep (lol) as Dr Paxton fixes me up. I am the second member of my family to see Dr Paxton. My dad being the first and he too was pleased though did not need surgery. Looking forward to June 15th when the healing process will begin...Thank You Dr Paxton and Thank You Dr Akleman..... jim farley." 100%
"Very pleased with my visit." 100%
"I feel that Dr Paxton wasn’t to provide the best service need for you to have a speedy recovery." 100%
"I had i great visit with Dr Paxton he did listen to all of my questions great experience." 100%
"Your doing fine don't change anything." 100%
"Great!" 100%
"Dr. Paxton did a great job explaining what was going on with me and was very professional." 100%
"I really like Dr. Paxton and find Kettle Point beautiful however it is too far for people coming from Northern Rhode Island. It would be great if you considered having a satellite in this area. North Smithfield would be wonderful. We would love to have quality orthopaedic surgeons in this area!" 100%
"He was very understanding with my problem and was very accommodating." 100%
"I was very impressed with Dr. Paxton as well with his assistant. " 90%
"He is a great Doctor." 100%
"I find Dr. Paxton very patient and extremely good at explaining treatment and Procedures. This was my second surgery by him. Also, on the 2 occasions I had to use the portal for messages I received a reply within 24 hours." 100%
"Made me feel comfortable right away. felt trust within the first five minutes of meeting Dr. Paxton. Understood all that was going to happen to me. would use Dr. Paxton again if needed. Hopefully I won't need him after this." 100%
"Explained options in such an easy manner. I chose surgery. He was very low key about it. Explained as much as I wanted to know. Just great experience as could going into surgery." 100%
"Dr. Paxton is wonderful! Always explains clearly, makes me feel st ease, and most importantly is an excellent surgeon." 100%
"Every single person I interacted with was extremely pleasant and helpful. The process is very organized. I appreciate this immensely." 100%
"The Staff was all very sweet and nice but one of girls had way too much perfume on and it smelled nice but towards the end of spending time with her it was nauseating. It was during the X-ray time not the actual doctors visit." 100%
"Outstanding professional persona and completely trustworthy for any anticipated treatment and or surgery." 100%
"Great awesome Doctor that knows what he is taking about...Did a REAM AND RUN surgery on my left shoulder last May and it worked out great and now going for my right shoulder soon in a few months...Definitely would recommend ppl to him and glad that I'm his patient." 100%
"Gave me a shot in my shoulder felt better immediately and feel great now."  100%
"Dr. Paxton makes you feel like you’re in good hands."   100%
"Extremely informative. Very kind." 100%
"Knowledgeable compassionate, sincere. Great Doctor." 100%
"Excellent doctor!"   100%
"Have been pleased with my care. " 100%
"Great doctor!" 100%
"Very punctual, it was a pleasure not having to wait for hours to see him, as I have done at other doctors appointments, not with this group."  100%
"I am very thankful for what Dr Paxton has done for me. The medical staff all have been fantastic, towards me and making sure I am comfortable while I am at the office, and take the time to explain information to me." 100%
"Dr Paxton is a great doctor he really knows what he is doing. Great operation minimal scaring and he has great bed side manors he really takes time to talk to you. I would recommend him."  100%