Introducing Scott Pepin, M.D. [Video]
Meet the Expert: Doctor Bio Video Series
Introducing Scott Pepin, M.D., an orthopedic surgeon at Summit Orthopedics specializing in sports medicine, arthroscopy, and total joint replacements.
Meet Scott Pepin, M.D.
Dr. Pepin’s approach: “Having my own personal experiences in sustaining injuries and the subsequent recovery process helps provide me insight into my own patients’ conditions and what they are going through. I also understand the importance of and strive to help return my patients back to the activities they want to do, whether that be to walk around the block or return to high-level sports performance.”
Dr. Pepin’s education: After earning his undergraduate degree at Hamline University in St. Paul, Minnesota, Dr. Pepin completed medical school at the University of Minnesota in Minneapolis. He then went on to complete his residency at Indiana University Department of Orthopedic Surgery in Indianapolis, Indiana, as well as a Ortholndy Sports Medicine Fellowship in Indianapolis.
Summit Orthopedics offers comprehensive sports medicine expertise
From Olympians to pro athletes to kids in youth sports and those that just want to be more active—Summit Orthopedics delivers expert care by fellowship-trained sports medicine physicians. If you are recently injured or concerned about ongoing pain, Summit Orthopedics sports medicine specialists have the expertise to evaluate your discomfort and develop a plan to quickly and safely help you get back to being active.
Summit has convenient locations across the Minneapolis-St. Paul metro area, serving Minnesota and western Wisconsin. We have state-of-the-art centers for comprehensive orthopedic care in Eagan, MN, Plymouth, MN, Vadnais Heights, MN, and Woodbury, MN, as well as additional community clinics throughout the metro and southern Minnesota.
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I’m Scott Pepin, and I’m a orthopedics sports medicine surgeon. A lot of my free time is spent with my family. I have a wife and then two small kids. So I try to get out and be active with them. Some of the other interests I have – hunting and fishing. As a native Minnesotan, that’s, you kinda grew up doing all that stuff. And then also, I just really enjoy sports events. Follow all the Minnesota teams, and whether it’s going to events or watching the games. My first exposure to orthopedics was through my own specific injury. I’d say the first time I had a more significant knee injury was back in late junior high. So I kind of went through that process of surgery and going through the physical therapy and the rehab and working hard to get back into athletics at that time. That’s where my initial exposure came from. So as I began the process in medical school, I wanted, you know, more hands-on exposure to it. And through a couple of orthopedic rotations, determined that was really the direction I wanted to go. As I got into medical school, I had decided orthopedics was where I was really drawn to. I really enjoyed the interactions of people that they’ve gone out, they’ve had some sort of injury, and you come in. And whether it’s through surgery or nonoperative management, really enjoy that ability of getting people back into their everyday life. One thing I like to stress within my own relationship with my patients is, I want them to feel like they’re being heard and that I’m providing them explanations to any questions they have.
When it comes to the number of sports your child plays, Dr. Pepin advises that more is better.
Ask the Expert: Sports Medicine Video Series
Understanding an injury and treatment options can inform expectations and reassure uncertainty. Dr. Pepin talks about the medical resources he shares with his patients.