Don Scott Long, M.D. trained at Ohio State University, in Columbus, OH and was involved in research regarding Etomidate (an induction agent) while there to assist in the care of critically ill patients. His clinical focus is musculoskeletal medicine and sports medicine, as it relates to improving function of his patients.
Dr. Long believes in being involved in the community and take every opportunity to volunteer, mostly with athletes, in order to stress the importance of education and using sports to further that goal.
Dr. Long has been inspired by many people, but his grandmother and mother are his biggest inspirations as they developed his thirst for reading and research, as well as his love of puzzles and games. His reward and inspiration to continue to practice medicine is seeing those he treats get better and improve their lives. The thanks he receives from families when they have a loved one who is now active in their lives or returning to independence is such a joy.
Outside of work, Dr. Long likes to fish, read, do puzzles, and attend his daughter’s college soccer matches.