Scott Visser, MD

Ask Our Doctors

“Is it true that having a “base” tan keeps you from getting sunburned?”

Dr. Visser:

“This is a common myth that has been around for quite some time. The plain and simple truth is that ANY type of tan—whether it comes from a tanning bed or from natural sunlight, is a response to damage to the skin’s DNA. The tan is the skin’s attempt to repair sun damage. Over time, this damage can lead to skin cancer. Remember to always use sunscreen—even on cloudy or overcast days—and schedule an annual skin cancer screening. We offer skin cancer screenings at Wilmington Family Physicians, and we would be happy to discuss ways to help you prevent sun damage.”

 

Reference:

American Academy of Dermatology
http://www.aad.org/dermatology-a-to-z/diseases-and-treatments

Ohio State University Medical Center: Common Skin Disorders
http://medicalcenter.osu.edu/patientcare/healthcare_services/skin_conditions/common_skin_disorders/Pages/index.aspx

Skin Cancer Foundation – Myth vs. Facts
www.skincancer.org/skin-cancer-information/skin-cancer-facts/myths-vs-facts

Meet Dr. Visser - Video

Biography

RESIDENCY

Family Medicine

NC Baptist Hospital, Winston-Salem, NC

Board Certified, ABFM, 1989 to present.

MEDICAL DEGREE

University of Virginia, 1986

UNDERGRADUATE DEGREE

University of Virginia, 1982
BS in Biochemistry with honors

Dr. Scott Visser IS ACCEPTING NEW PATIENTS

Patient Satisfaction

Our patient satisfaction surveys help us identify areas of improvement to work toward providing you with the best healthcare in the area. Patient satisfaction, along with increasing the quality of care delivered and reducing healthcare costs, are the three organizational objectives we focus on each and every day.

Provider Specific Scores

  • 6. How would you rate how well this provider communicates? (easy to understand, listens carefully to you, shows respect for what you had to say, sensitivity, friendliness)

    4.79 out of 5
  • 7. Using a number from 1 to 5, where 5 is the best provider possible and 1 is the worst provider possible, what number would you use to rate this provider?

    4.79 out of 5

How does Scott Visser compare?

Question Scott
1. How would you rate getting an appointment as soon as you needed?  4.73
2. When you contact the office, how would you rate getting the help or advice you need? 4.61
3. How would you rate the friendliness and helpfulness of the staff? 4.75
4. How would you rate the comfort and cleanliness of the waiting area? (How neat, comfortable, pleasant was the waiting room) 4.56
5. Wait time includes the time you spend in the waiting area and the exam room before you see your provider. How would you rate the amount of time that you had to wait to see the provider? 4.36
6. How would you rate how well this provider communicates? (easy to understand, listens carefully to you, shows respect for what you had to say, sensitivity, friendliness) 4.79
7. Using a number from 1 to 5, where 5 is the best provider possible and 1 is the worst provider possible, what number would you use to rate this provider? 4.79
8. When this provider orders a blood test, x-ray, or other test for you, how would you rate how well this provider’s office follows up to give you those results? 4.52
9. How would you rate how easy it is to get appointments with specialists? 4.39
10. Considering all aspects of the office, would you say that you are: completely satisfied, very satisfied, somewhat satisfied, somewhat dissatisfied, or very dissatisfied? 4.64

Locations

Since we moved from Florida to Wilmington we've going to Dr. Visser. He is very professional, polite and attentive. We higly recommend him as a family care doctor.

Patient