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Department Rheumatologic and Immunologic Disease
Primary Location Hillcrest Rheumatology
Type of Doctor Adults Only
Languages English
Surgeon No
Locations Specialties & Treatments

Treatment & Services

  • Administration Of Injectable Medications For Osteoporosis
  • Adult Rheumatology
  • Arthritic Knee Conditions
  • Bone Density Testing
  • Clinical Trials
  • Cortisone injections
  • Diagnosis of Osteoporosis
  • Dual Energy X-ray Absorptiometry (DXA)
  • General Rheumatology
  • General Rheumatology including Lupus
  • Hyaluronic acid (HA)
  • Hyaluronic acid injections
  • Immunoglobulin Infusion
  • Immunotherapy
  • Infusion Therapy
  • Infusions Of Biologic Agents On Site
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Joint Preservation Center
  • Medical Management of Early Osteoarthritis
  • Medication Management
  • Musculoskeletal Evaluation
  • Musculoskeletal Medicine
  • Musculoskeletal Treatment For Joint Pain
  • Orthobiologics
  • Rheumatology
  • Steroid Injections
  • Therapeutic Injections
  • Ultrasound-guided Procedures
  • Viscosupplementation
  • Viscosupplementation Injections
View all 31 Treatment & Services +

Specialty in Diseases & Conditions

  • Arthritic Knee Problems
  • Arthritis
  • Arthritis and the Golfer
  • Arthritis of the Foot and Ankle
  • Arthritis Of The Hip
  • Arthritis Of The Knee
  • Arthritis of the Thumb Base
  • Arthritis of the Wrist & Hand
  • Bursitis
  • Foot & Ankle Arthritis
  • Gout
  • Hand and Wrist Arthritis
  • Hip Pain
  • Knee Arthritis
  • Knee Joint Disorders
  • Knee Pain
  • Lupus
  • Lupus Anticoagulant
  • Lupus Nephritis
  • Metabolic Bone Disease
  • Metabolic Diseases
  • Microscopic Polyangiitis (MPA)
  • Musculoskeletal Disorders
  • Musculoskeletal Impairments
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Myositis
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Osteoporosis in Men
  • Osteoporosis Related to Cancer
  • Paget's Disease
  • Painful Joints
  • Palindromic Rheumatism
  • Panuveitis
  • Polumyalgia Rheumatica
  • Polymyositis
  • Pseudogout
  • Psoriatic Arthritis
  • Radiculopathy
  • Raynaud's Phenomenon
  • Reactive Arthritis
  • Relapsing Polychondritis
  • Retroperitoneal Fibrosis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis and Heart Disease
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Sacroilitis
  • Sarcoidosis
  • Scleritis
  • Scleroderma
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Shoulder Pain
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Spondylitis
  • Spondyloarthopathy
  • Spondyloarthropathies
  • Spondylosis
  • Steroid-Induced Osteoporosis
  • Systemic Autoimmune Diseases
  • Systemic Lupus
  • Systemic Lupus Erythematosus
  • Tendinosis
  • Tendonitis
  • Tenosynovitis
  • Trigger Finger
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
View all 68 Specialties +


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About Scott Burg, DO

Scott R Burg, DO is a native of Cleveland Ohio. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and his medical degree from the Philadelphia College of osteopathic medicine. He then came back to Cleveland and completed his training in internal medicine at the Mount Sinai Medical Center followed by his fellowship in rheumatology at Case Western Reserve University Hospitals. Over a 20 year period he maintained a private practice on Cleveland’s east side and was Chief of Rheumatology at Hillcrest Hospital in Mayfield Heights, Ohio. He joined Cleveland Clinic in 2010 and continued his relationship with Hillcrest Hospital where he is active in both inpatient and out-patient services. He is also an elected Member-at-Large on the Medical Executive Committee at Hillcrest.

In addition to his rheumatologic duties he is a Titleist Performance Expert Level 3 and treats golf related injuries through Cleveland Clinic’s Return to Gold program. He was also part of the medical team treating both golfers and the Gallery at the 2009 senior PGA Championship and the 2012 US Women’s Amateur events in Cleveland.

He has three adult children and his wife is a Dermatologist in the Cleveland area. He is an avid photographer and golfer. 

Education & Professional Highlights

Education & Professional Highlights


Education & Fellowships

Fellowship - University Hospitals of Cleveland
Cleveland, OH USA

Residency - Mt. Sinai Medical Center
Internal Medicine
Cleveland, OH USA

Medical Education - Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine
Philadelphia, PA USA

Undergraduate - University of Wisconsin-Madison
Madison, WI USA


  • Internal Medicine
  • Internal Medicine - Rheumatology

Specialty Interests

Osteoarthritis, rheumatoid arthritis, gout, osteoporosis, systemic lupus, golf related injuries

Research & Publications

Research & Publications

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Industry Relationships

Industry Relationships

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To assure professional and commercial integrity in such matters, Cleveland Clinic maintains a program that reviews these collaborations and, when appropriate, puts measures in place to minimize bias that may result from ties to industry. Cleveland Clinic publicly discloses the names of companies when (i) its physicians/scientists receive $5,000 or more per year (or, in rare cases, equity or stock options) for speaking and consulting, (ii) its physicians/scientists serve as a fiduciary, (iii) its physicians/scientists receive or have the right to receive royalties or (iv) its physicians/ scientists hold any equity interest for the physician's/scientist's role as inventor, discoverer, developer, founder or consultant.* In publicly disclosing this information, Cleveland Clinic tries to provide information as accurately as possible about its physicians' and scientists' connections with industry.

As of 4/11/2021, Dr. Burg has reported no financial relationship with industry that is applicable to this listing. In general, patients should feel free to contact their doctor about any of the relationships and how the relationships are overseen by Cleveland Clinic. To learn more about Cleveland Clinic's policies on collaborations with industry and innovation management, go to our Integrity in Innovation page.

Public Health Service-Reportable Financial Conflicts of Interest. Cleveland Clinic scientists and physicians engage in basic, translational and clinical research activities, working to solve health problems, enhance patient care and improve quality of life for patients. Interactions with industry are essential to bringing the researchers' discoveries to the public, but can present the potential for conflicts of interest related to their research activities. Click here to view a listing of instances where Cleveland Clinic has identified a Public Health Service (PHS)-Reportable Financial Conflict of Interest and has put measures in place to ensure that, to the extent possible, the design, conduct and reporting of the research is free from bias.

* Cleveland Clinic physicians and scientists subscribe to the guidance presented in the PhRMA Code on Interactions with Healthcare Professionals and the AdvaMed Code of Ethics on Interactions with Health Care Professionals. As such, gifts of substantial value are generally prohibited.

Patient Satisfaction Reviews

246 Patient Satisfaction Reviews

The Patient Satisfaction Rating is an average of all responses to the care provider related questions shown below from our nationally-recognized Press Ganey Patient Satisfaction Survey. Patients that are treated in outpatient or hospital environments may receive different surveys, and the volume of responses will vary by question.

Responses are measured on a scale of 1 to 5 with 5 being the best score.

The comments are submitted by patients and reflect their views and opinions. The comments are not endorsed by and do not necessarily reflect the views of Cleveland Clinic.

Overall Star Ratings
4.7 out of 5
Explains 4.7
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.7

34 Patient Comments

Reviewed on Jul 16, 2021


Reviewed on Jun 7, 2021

office was very prompt and Dr. Burg was very thorough.

Reviewed on May 10, 2021

love that Dr. Burg took time out of his lunch to see me. I have an awful life style right now to be able to get i !!

Reviewed on Apr 14, 2021

Dr. Burg took his time & explained everything clearly. very nice & caring, definitely would see him again & recommend him to family & friends.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

Dr. Burg has been wonderful! I am so glad I was able to get an appointment with him, and am happy that he is my Rheumatologist.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

I had a great experience with Dr. Burg and staff,very helpful and courteous.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

The care provider was very professional and very helpful.

Reviewed on Mar 31, 2021

very happy with Dr Burg

Reviewed on Mar 29, 2021

Dr. Burg explains and answers my questions.

Reviewed on Mar 23, 2021

Dr. Burg takes time to explain what is going on and that is greatly appreciated.

Reviewed on Mar 2, 2021

Dr. Berg was very thorough; explaining options, tests, etc. very pleased

Reviewed on Mar 1, 2021

had my appointment scheduled months ago. happy to see a doc in person!

Reviewed on Feb 24, 2021

Dr Burg is very professional and respectful.

Reviewed on Feb 17, 2021

The appointment was later in the day and Dr. Burg was great. He spent ample time and did not make me feel like he was rushing to get out of there. Dr. Burg was excellent.

Reviewed on Feb 16, 2021

I wanted to see Doctor Burg asap, I could not get an appointment at his Hillcrest Office for a few months, but I did get a appointment the next day at the Cleveland Clinic Office the next day. That was great!

Reviewed on Feb 10, 2021

Dr. Burg is very good at answering my questions! He makes me feel that he is truly caring about my health and my concerns and this is why I continue to see him!!!

Reviewed on Feb 5, 2021

Dr Burg was both personable and professional. he showed concern about how quickly the lab tests he ordered would be completed in return to him from Kentucky and made it clear he would help expedite that process if it was delayed in anyway

Reviewed on Jan 11, 2021

Dr.Burg is an excellent doctor!

Reviewed on Jan 6, 2021

Dr Burg is a spectacular physician

Reviewed on Jan 4, 2021

Dr. Burg was one of the nicest and most considerate doctors I have met

Reviewed on Dec 21, 2020

satisfied virtual doctor visit

Reviewed on Dec 14, 2020

Dr. Berg is always thorough and explains all the details. I appreciate his foresight and thoroughness.

Reviewed on Dec 9, 2020

Dr. Burg is the best!

Reviewed on Nov 25, 2020

i left my appointment with a sense that I was heard, examined thoroughly, and given an excellent plan of care. Dr. Burg is a wonderful physician, and I felt as if I was the o my patient that day. He took time, he listened to me without judgment, and had been communicating via my chart with results.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

Dr. Burg is simply a wonderful doctor on every level.

Reviewed on Nov 18, 2020

Good advice on upcoming surgery......Well pleased with discussions with Dr. Burg

Reviewed on Nov 12, 2020

Dr. Burg is attentive and sensitive to my healthcare needs.

Reviewed on Oct 14, 2020

Dr. Burg is an excellent physician

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2020

Great experience with Dr. Burg. Very easy to talk to and kind.

Reviewed on Sep 22, 2020

Dr. Burg was excellent! He spent a lot of time with me, explained everything, and was very patient.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

I was disappointed in this doctor visit. In addition Dr. Burg said he would have lab orders and an eye test order in the system by Friday. It is now the following Wed and there are not upcoming orders on My Chart.

Reviewed on Sep 16, 2020

Dr. Burg is the reason I am virtually pain free and living a quality life. He listens and answers your questions without ever making you feel silly for asking. He's a great doctor and I recommend him all whenever someone thinks they may have Rheumatoid arthritis.

Reviewed on Aug 10, 2020

Dr. Burg has been so very helpful and encouraging along the way. His care has allowed me to return to a normal routine again. I am so very grateful for is incredible level of care.

Reviewed on Jul 22, 2020

was helpful to be able to talk to dr burg by zoom.

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