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

Treatment & Services

  • General Rheumatology
  • General Rheumatology including Lupus
  • Joint Aspiration
  • Joint Injections
  • Rheumatology
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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 Pain
  • Lupus
  • Musculoskeletal Pain
  • Osteoarthritis
  • Osteoarthritis Of The Hips And Knees In The Elderly
  • Osteopenia
  • Osteoporosis
  • Painful Joints
  • Pseudogout
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis
  • Rheumatoid Arthritis: How to Treat
  • Shoulder Arthritis
  • Sjogren's Syndrome
  • Vitamin D Deficiency
View all 27 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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As of 4/26/2020, 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.

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Patient Satisfaction Reviews

213 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
4.6 out of 5
Explains 4.6
Courtesy, Respect & Concern 4.7
Patient Rating of Doctor 4.6

31 Patient Comments

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.

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Dr Burg is an amazing doctor

Reviewed on Jul 10, 2020

Dr. Burg is an amazing doctor

Reviewed on Jul 6, 2020

Dr. Burg answers my questons.

Reviewed on Jun 26, 2020

Dr. Burg does not listen to what the problem is. The patient is the one suffering certain symptoms. When I experienced severe relapse of 8yr long remission after reducing 2/3 of medication and start having problems, he must listen and find the mutually agreeable solution immediately.

Reviewed on Jun 23, 2020

The doctor knew we were coming for a shot, and knew he could not do without blood work, . Hattie should have been contacted before hand

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

MD stated he was not the one to see me and this was a WASTE of HIS time

Reviewed on Jun 10, 2020

Dr. Burg always takes time to make me feel the concern he has for me and goes over my test results thoroughly! I never feel like he is rushing my appointment in order to get to another appointment.

Reviewed on May 28, 2020

very different having a virtual call. however it worked extremely easy. Dr. Berg went through his normal questions and asked a few different as he wasn't in the room. He also suggested ways for me to track my arthritis to see if any differences occurred. Overall I always appreciate his thoroughness.

Reviewed on May 19, 2020

Dr. Burg is a great healthcare provider, knowledgable, trusted and very appreciated. He and his support staff are great ambassadors for the Cleveland Clinic!!

Reviewed on May 13, 2020

Doctor did a good job of explaining any lags and quirks of the video chat before the visit started.

Reviewed on Apr 30, 2020

Dr. Burg is extremely easy to talk to and is a great listener. Makes me feel confident in the care I am receiving.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

very good! prompt, nice, professional office. phone visit went great. easier than I thought. Dr. Burg took a lot of time with me and was kind and clear. can't wait until we meet in person. Thank you.

Reviewed on Apr 2, 2020

Love the Clinic, its staff and the doctors.

Reviewed on Mar 20, 2020

Dr. Burg is a remarkable doctor.

Reviewed on Mar 3, 2020

Dr. Burg always returns my calls when I have any concerns that I need addressed before my next appointment.

Reviewed on Feb 19, 2020

Was very surprised at how everything was very efficient and all the people and Doctor took their time and let me know what was going to be done. Very professional.

Reviewed on Feb 14, 2020

wonderful experience. dr. Burg gave me a great deal of time and was patient and compassionate.

Reviewed on Jan 31, 2020

Dr. Burg's bedside manner was first rate, I also enjoyed him teaching the young resident.

Reviewed on Jan 27, 2020

dr burg and his staff are caring and professional.

Reviewed on Jan 13, 2020

Dr. Burg was very thorough, asked questions, listened carefully to my concerns, addressed my concerns, offered suggestions and advice to help meet my needs.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Had to reschedule due to hospital call for physician but only delayed a few days.

Reviewed on Jan 3, 2020

Dr. Burg is a caring and compassionate physician. Always ensures that my questions are answered and that I understand and agree with treatment plan.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

dr burg was excellent

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

Scott R Burg DO has the best personality of any doctor I have seen.

Reviewed on Nov 26, 2019

My doctor made me feel like a burden from the time he walked through the door until the end of my visit.

Reviewed on Oct 22, 2019

Dr Burg is an exceptional doctor. I always feel that he cares about what I have to say and always answers my questions. I truly enjoy my visits with him.

Reviewed on Oct 17, 2019

communication could be better between Doctors and front desk regarding prescription refills. dr said to tell the front desk, front desk said they don't do it and to call a number.

Reviewed on Oct 2, 2019

*Dr. Burg picked up on a UTI I had and didn't realize.

Reviewed on Sep 23, 2019

I went to the lab for a blood draw which went well. The next day got a call saying the blood samples were time sensitive and I needed to come back for another blood draw. How does this happen? I live 50 miles away. This is no reflection on Dr Burg and his staff they were wonderful . The lab needs help with their procedures

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